Formula 1

Formula E.

Jaguar Will Return To Compete in Motorsport in 2016

Published Add your comment

Jaguar has announced it plans to return to Motorsport in 2016 where they will participate in the FIA Formula E Championship.

Jaguar have had no working involvement with Motorsport since they left Formula One at the end of the 2004 season, but they are now looking to invest more in electric vehicles, which they will use in this championship as a testing ground for technology which they may use in their road vehicles.

The British manufacturer currently owned by Tata Motors will partner Williams Advanced engineering (the team that currently runs the Williams F1 team) to design and build not only the Formula E cars but also the first electric road cars designed and built by Jaguar Land Rover.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

Article continues below

This partnership will be crucial in making sure the electric technology venture will be a success on and off the track with Williams Advanced Engineering having many years experience and success within Formula One.

Jaguar Land Rover boasts over 8,300 engineers some of which will be deployed to work on the drivetrain's of this venture whilst Williams will use their vast experience and knowledge to aid the race operations team.

Article continues below

The race team will be led by Williams Advanced Engineering managing director Craig Wilson, who has overseen the huge upturn in fortunes for the Williams Formula One team in the last two years since he became managing director back in 2014.

The team are yet to announce several key things that will need to be decided like the official team name, driver line up and final livery. However, they have released a video on their YouTube page which you can see here:

What do you make of Jaguar's decision? Give YOUR opinion in the comment box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Formula 1

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again