• First race confirmed to take place on 15 December 2018 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
  • Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will take place at 10 ABB FIA Formula E rounds from the 2018-19 season onwards
  • First official introduction test set to take place 24 – 27 September at Silverstone, UK
  • Sabelt confirmed as technical partner

Coventry, UK, 12 September 2018: Jaguar Racing has unveiled the full race calendar for the inaugural Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship. Up to twenty identical Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars will line up on the grid on Saturday 15 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, for the first round of the new global electric production car racing series.

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race will take place before the main ABB FIA Formula E race on the same city circuits, throughout the 2018-19 season and beyond. The series, a world first, offers teams the chance to showcase driving talent and electric performance in some of the world's most exciting cities.

Marion Barnaby, Championship Manager, Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, said: "Seeing Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars line up on the grid in December will be a proud and historic moment for Jaguar, and spectators can expect plenty of action from the races. As we travel to some of the world's most exciting cities we'll be bringing a new kind of electric street racing to the public and inspiring the next generation of electric vehicle owners."

Later this month, teams will travel to the iconic Silverstone circuit to take delivery of their Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars and take part in the first of the official pre-season tests.

The full race calendar is as follows, subject to approval by the FIA World Motorsport Council and track homologation:






Ad Diriyah

Saudi Arabia

15 December 2018


Mexico City


16 February 2019


Hong Kong

Hong Kong

10 March 2019




23 March 2019




13 April 2019




27 April 2019




11 May 2019




25 May 2019


New York City


13 July 2019


New York City


14 July 2019

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY race will be 25 minutes plus one lap. This will follow practice and qualifying sessions in the build up to each race. Jaguar plan for each race to feature a VIP entrant, with famous faces from the world of motorsport and beyond set to take part. Jaguar recently announced that the prize fund for the series is in excess of £500,000 per season. 

Sabelt have also been confirmed as technical partner providing seats, seatbelts, steering wheels and head protection nets.

Massimiliano Marsiaj, Sabelt Deputy Chairman & Business Development said: "We are really proud to work with Jaguar. I think we have laid the foundation for a new and lasting collaboration. Thanks to the work of our two technical departments, we have already developed together a new racing seat. Electric cars are the future and we always want to progress with the times."

For more information please visit: www.jaguar.com/electrification/i-pace-e-trophy


For further information about Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, please contact:

Emma Fahy, PR & Communications Manager, Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 566
Email: emma.fahy@jaguarracing.com

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing
Tel: T: +44 (0) 7979 554 005
Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com 


After becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in 2016, Jaguar has now created the world's first production battery electric vehicle race series – the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY. The history-making championship is the official support race to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, with up to 20 cars taking to the grid from season five onwards. The series supports the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar's first battery electric vehicle, and reinforces Jaguar Land Rover's future electrification strategy, commitment to electric street racing and 'Race to Innovate' mission. Championship partners include official tyre supplier Michelin, technical partner Sabelt, and official clothing supplier One All Sports.

Michelin, the leading tyre company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tyres, services and solutions for its clients' needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 171 countries, has 111,700 employees and operates 68 production facilities in 17 countries which together produced 187 million tyres in 2016. (www.michelin.com)

Sabelt, founded in 1972, is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of original equipment car seats, seatbelts, motorsport products for racing activities and special applications including cargo retaining systems. The quality of Sabelt products is the result of intensive R&D, which allows to achieve the highest levels of performance and safety. Sabelt is providing the top historical car manufacturers and drivers from decades and is the only company of its kind to have an internal dynamic test lab to perform ECE and FIA tests, verifying strength and effectiveness of its products.