Jaguar Welcomes FIA Formula E Championship to NYC

Jaguar North America, headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey, is excited to welcome the FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, to New York City.

Jaguar Formula-E to New York

At a press conference today in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, announced next year’s New York City ePrix double-header will be the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race to take place within the five boroughs of New York City in modern history.

Currently scheduled for July 29 and 30 of 2017, the two-day event will mark the final two rounds of the 2016/17 race calendar; winding its way along a 1.21 mile race course around Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal with iconic New York City backdrops that include lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

Earlier this month, Jaguar announced its entry into the 2016/17 Formula E Championship with debut of the Jaguar I-TYPE 1 race car and the creation of Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

The brand’s return to top-level racing will push the boundaries of electric technology in a performance environment and underscores the importance of electric vehicles and alternative powertrains in the future product portfolio for both the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

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In addition to the New York City ePrix, the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship calendar includes 12 other races around the world, in Europe, North and South America, as well as Africa and Asia.

2016/17 FIA FORMULA E RACE SCHEDULE as of 09/21/16

R1 Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R October 9 2016
R2 Marrakesh, Morocco November 12 2016
R3 Buenos Aires, Argentina February 18 2017
R4 Mexico City, Mexico April 1 2017
R5 TBD TBD 2017
R6 Monaco, Principality of Monaco May 13 2017
R7 Paris, France May 20 2017
R8 Berlin, Germany June 10 2017
R9 TBD TBD 2017
R10 Brussels, Belgium July 1 2017
R11 Montreal, Canada July 15 2017
R12 Montreal, Canada July 16 2017
R13 New York, United States July 29 2017
R14 New York, United States July 30 2017

 

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Staff