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Jaguar Will Return To Compete in Motorsport in 2016

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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.


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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.

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:

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