Jaguar moves into new technical headquarters in Kidlington
Jaguar TCS Racing has opened a new technical headquarters in parallel with the ongoing preparations for the 2024 Formula E season. From now on, the powertrain for the I-Type 6 electric racing car will be developed and assembled there. The British team's modern innovation centre in Kidlington (Oxfordshire) is also the headquarters of its technology partner Fortescue WAE.
The new facility features a powertrain build lab, where the team assemble MGUs and inverters. It also features a workshop with car work bays, which act as dedicated stations for working on the Jaguar’s Formula E race cars, a sub assembly room, where the main cases, gearboxes, suspension and cooling systems are assembled, amongst many other purpose-built rooms.
Drivers Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy can prepare virtually for the races in a driver-in-the-loop simulator. Jaguar's "Remote Operations Room" will also be located in Kidlington during the 2024 season. From there, engineers will provide vital set up and strategy support to their trackside colleagues.
The new home of Jaguar TCS Racing ?— Jaguar TCS Racing (@JaguarRacing) December 4, 2023
We were delighted to welcome our partners, friends and colleagues into our new technical facility in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, UK.
Under this roof, the team will develop, build, and test the Jaguar I-TYPEs of the future. pic.twitter.com/UVpJTusfI4
"Moving into our new technical headquarters is a significant milestone for Jaguar TCS Racing and it's come at the perfect time," says Jaguar team principal James Barclay. "This new facility provides a world-class platform for our talented team to thrive and engineer our future success in the pinnacle of electric motorsport."