Official: Nick Cassidy & Mitch Evans to drive for Jaguar TCS Racing in Formula E from 2024 onwards
After it had been circulating as a rumour in the paddock for several weeks, it is now official: The five-time Formula E race winner Nick Cassidy will move from Envision Racing to Jaguar, where he will succeed Sam Bird in the 2024 season. The British racing team made the announcement in a press release on Monday morning. Thus, Jaguar will start 2024 with an all-Kiwi duo.
Cassidy raced for Envision Racing for the past three seasons, but then decided not to renew his expiring contract. His most successful season came in 2023, when he scored five race wins and finished second overall behind world champion Jake Dennis.
DRIVER LINE-UP COMPLETE ⚫️⚪️- Jaguar TCS Racing (@JaguarRacing) August 7, 2023
Nick joins Mitch to complete the team's all-Kiwi driver line-up into Season 10 and beyond ?? pic.twitter.com/7U1cYwOHQ8
“We are thrilled to announce that Nick Cassidy has joined Jaguar," says team principal James Barclay of the new signing. "Nick's track record speaks for itself and is someone we have always had our eye on back to his time racing in Japan. Since joining Formula E he has gone from strength to strength and his 2023 season was very impressive. Nick was highly motivated to join the team and we are proud to welcome him into the Jaguar family."
New Zealand karting duo Cassidy & Evans reunited
Cassidy himself says he is particularly proud to be competing for a team with a long history in motorsport: "This season has been my most successful to date, so I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the Jaguar car and fight for points, podiums and wins. Looking forward to having Mitch as a teammate, we have known each other since we were kids and have raced against each other for years, so I’m proud that we will be racing together and hope to continue to put New Zealand on the map in motorsport."
Together with compatriot Mitch Evans, who has raced with and against Cassidy in karting, he forms one of the most highly rated driver duos in Formula E history. Their joint preparation for the 2024 season is likely to begin behind the scenes in the coming weeks. The official kickoff for next year's electric series will be at the end of October during the mandatory preseason testing in Valencia, Spain.
Additional reporting by Tobias Bluhm