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The Jaguar #02

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  • Grosjean
  • Racing
  • E
  • Sportbrake
  • Pace
  • Jaguar
  • Racing
  • Drone
  • Formula
  • Audio
  • Drivers
  • Hepburn
  • Steering
In this issue, we introduce a fresh new addition to the Jaguar family with the launch of the E-PACE. F1 racer Romain Grosjean reveals his passion for Jaguar while the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team give an insight into their preparations. Plus, we get to grips with the fast-paced sport of drone racing and spend a unique day with the XF Sportbrake.


MARKE EFFICIENCY GAINS “There are many differences and challenges with Formula E when comparing to other race series, most of them refreshingly good!” Coorey says of the series’ set-up. “The mass of our cars stays constant as opposed to a racecar that burns fuel and gets a lot lighter as the race goes on. Drivers are on the limit in any racecar, but our Formula E drivers must achieve even higher efficiency levels, so they adapt and learn new ways of taking every little bit of speed at the entry and through the corner so as not to waste any of the car’s momentum.” “It’s a big team effort to get on top of this both in preparation and during the race,” adds driver Mitch Evans. “You need a different technique under braking to maximise the potential of the car with the regeneration.” Each new location presents its own unique challenges. For drivers Adam Caroll (below, left) and Mitch Evans (below, right), the scheduled preparations include both physical and technical training, on and off the track FACTS AND FIGURES TOTAL CAR WEIGHT 880KG INCLUDING DRIVER ENERGY ALLOWANCE PER DRIVER DURING THE RACE EQUATES TO ONLY 5.8 LITRES OF UNLEADED PETROL VEHICLE PERFORMANCE: 0-60MPH IN 3 SECONDS PHOTOGRAPHY: LKJDÄLKJDF KJLÄKJ ÖÄÖK ; DFÄÖLKJÄLKDJ ÖÄDFÖÄ (2) 38 THE JAGUAR

The Panasonic Jaguar Racing team travels to the various race destinations as a group. This way, everyone is kept up to date on every detail as the race comes closer ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE Formula E is time efficient, compressing a huge amount of activity into a short race period. From 07.00 on Friday until 23.00, the day is broken up into 30-minute chunks. If there’s a new team member, for example, they receive vital ‘e-training’ at 08.30 – electricity presents its own challenges and requires attention to detail that is unique to the series, so it’s paramount that everyone is fully briefed at all times. At 09.30 the FIA begins the scrutineering process, while the drivers undertake their track walk before heading for the mandatory media activity from 10.30. The cars are then fully charged between 12.00 and 20.00 ahead of being given FIA security barcode stickers and wired seals. By 23.00, parc fermé conditions apply, and they’re ready to race. The racing itself is intense, close and combative. The Mexican fans have embraced it, packing the magnificent stadium section of the Hermanos Rodríguez track and creating an electric atmosphere. However, the following extends far beyond the stands; an average race draws around 300,000 live viewers, while social impressions clock in at an average of more than 6 million from Facebook and Twitter alone. PHOTOGRAPHY: LAT PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY: LKJDÄLKJDF KJLÄKJ ÖÄÖK ; DFÄÖLKJÄLKDJ ÖÄDFÖÄ (2) REAR SUSPENSION The rear suspension features fourway adjustable dampers with blowoff valves. GEARBOX Jaguar Racing’s bespoke paddle-shift sequential gearbox gives the drivers the right tools to boost performance. POWER UNIT The I-TYPE is powered by Jaguar Racing’s MGU (Motor Generator Unit), featuring a single synchronous permanent magnet AC electric machine. It offers 200kw of raw power, and is supported by Jaguar Racing’s MCU (Motor Control Unit) and a high-efficiency carbon-encased invertor. THE JAGUAR 39




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