Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy - SUV Support Series for Formula E

With the introduction of the second generation of cars for the 2018/19 season, Formula E received its first support series: the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy. The one-make race series by the British automaker was the world's first touring car championship to use all-electric cars. The championship was introduced at the 2017 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.

On May 18, 2020, Jaguar Racing announced the discontinuation of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy after just two seasons, at the end of the 2019/20 season. The automaker cited a reorientation in motorsport as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason.

The Car

The race cars of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy were based on the road-going Jaguar I-Pace, the first all-electric vehicle by the British manufacturer, which was introduced in 2018. The inverter and the 90 kWh battery were taken directly from the production car.

The powertrain and chassis were modified for racing: the electric motor delivered 294 kW (400 hp) of power and nearly 700 Nm of torque in race mode. This allowed the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 4.5 seconds. In qualifying, the power output was increased to 325 kW (442 hp). To meet FIA safety standards, Jaguar equipped the driver's compartment with a roll cage. The one-make championship sourced Michelin tires, which were 22 inches in diameter.


Performance (qualifying mode) 325 kW
Performance (race mode) 294 kW
Torque 696 Nm
Max. Speed 194 kph
Acceleration 0-100 kph 4.5 s
Battery capacity 90 kWh (lithium-ion)
Weight 1,965 kg
Weight Battery 610 kg
Motor 2 e-motors
Brakes AP Racing
ABS Bosch Motorsport ABS
Tyres Michelin Pilot Super Sport (265/35 R 22)
Wheels 22 inch
Drive 4WD
Size 4,855 mm/2,145 mm/1,525 mm

Race Format

In addition to the regular Formula E program, three sessions of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy took place during a race weekend. These included a free practice, a qualifying session, and a 25-minute race. The session times were flexible and followed the Formula E schedule, taking place between the main series' sessions.

In the second season, the championship introduced the Attack Mode, which was already familiar from Formula E. This enabled drivers to unlock additional power for a set time determined by race control, making overtaking easier. In Attack Mode, the cars' power increased by 20 percent, which equated to a maximum power of 325 kW (442 PS), even more than the power in qualifying mode.

Points System

Drivers in the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy were divided into two classes: professionals (Pro) and semi-professionals (Pro-Am). However, the points system was the same for both classes: for a win, a driver received 20 championship points. The second-placed driver received 15 points, the third-placed driver 11. Fourth place was worth eight points, fifth place six points, and so on, with one point decrements.

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Live Streaming

Fans could watch both the races and the qualifying sessions of the championship on the Jaguar Racing Facebook page via a live stream.

Drivers & Teams in Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy

The size of the field was already a problem for the championship in its first season. The electric series started the 2018/19 season with twelve cars and repeatedly announced that it would increase the number of drivers to 20 during the season, but it remained at twelve. In July 2019, the series once again announced that it would start the second season with 17 drivers, but it failed to achieve this goal.

Video: The Concept of Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy

Results & Standings of Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy

In the debut season 2018/19, Brazilian Sergio Jimenez was crowned champion. A year later, Simon Evans won the championship title.

Drivers' Standings of season 2018/19 (Pro class)

Pos. Driver Team Points
1 Sergio Jimenez Jaguar Brasil Racing 149
2 Caca Bueno Jaguar Brasil Racing 121
3 Bryan Sellers Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 107
4 Simon Evans Team Asia New Zealand 106
5 Katherine Legge Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 86
6 Stefan Rzadzinski TWR Techeetah 43
7 Adam Carroll TWR Techeetah 6


Drivers' Standings of season 2018/19 (Pro/Am class)

Pos. Driver Team Points
1 Bandar Alesayi Saudi Racing 155
2 Yaqi Zhang Jaguar China Racing 136
3 Ahmed Bin-Khanen Saudi Racing 117
4 Celia Martin Viessmann eTrophy Team Germany 77
5 Ziyi Zhang Jaguar China Racing 36
6 Qi Lin Jaguar China Racing 11
7 Tao Wang Jaguar China Racing 11


Drivers' Standings of season 2019/20 (Pro class)

Pos. Driver Team Points
1 Simon Evans Team Asia New Zealand 163
2 Sergio Jimenez ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil 162
3 Caca Bueno ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil 111
4 Alice Powell Jaguar Ran Racing Team Germany 70
5 Nick Foster Jaguar China Racing 49
6 Takuma Aoki Team Yokohama Challenge 42
7 Gregory Segers Jaguar China Racing 42
8 Mario Haberfeld ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil 16
9 Manuel Cabrera Saudi Racing 0


Drivers' Standings of season 2019/20 (Pro/Am class)

Pos. Driver Team Points
1 Fajad Algosaibi Saudi Racing 171
2 Adalberto Baptista ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil 109
3 Paul Spooner Saudi Racing 87
4 Zhang Yaqi Jaguar China Racing 42
5 Chao Sun Jaguar China Racing 26
6 Mashhur Bal Hejaila Saudi Racing 19
7 David Cheng Jaguar China Racing 0
8 Ahmed Bin-Khanen Saudi Racing 0

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