Jaguar Racing

Jaguar Racing is the name given to Jaguar's racing interests. It made its Formula E debut ahead of the 2016–17 Formula E season.[1] It was previously a Formula One constructor that competed in the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2000 to 2004.

United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Panasonic Jaguar Racing logo
BaseGrove, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
Team principal(s)James Barclay
Current seriesFormula E
Former seriesFormula 1 (2000–2004)
Current driversUnited Kingdom Alex Lynn
New Zealand Mitch Evans

Formula One

United Kingdom Jaguar
Jaguar racing logo
Full nameJaguar Racing F1 Team
BaseMilton Keynes, United Kingdom
Noted staffDavid Pitchforth
Tony Purnell
Niki Lauda
Bobby Rahal
Noted driversUnited Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Spain Pedro de la Rosa
Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom Justin Wilson
Austria Christian Klien
Previous nameStewart Grand Prix
Next nameRed Bull Racing
Formula One World Championship career
First entry2000 Australian Grand Prix
Races entered85
Race victories0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Final entry2004 Brazilian Grand Prix


It was formed from the purchase by Ford of Jackie Stewart's Stewart Grand Prix Formula One team in June 1999. Ford renamed the team Jaguar Racing as part of its global marketing operations to promote their Jaguar premium car company. Despite this branding, they continued to use Cosworth engines in the cars, no Jaguar engineering was involved. The team in 2000 was managed by Wolfgang Reitzle, who was then head of Ford's Premier Automotive Group. The extra funding and publicity brought by becoming Ford's own team were obvious from the first race of the year. The team hired 1999 world championship runner up Eddie Irvine to partner former Stewart driver Johnny Herbert, but the results that season did not match the results that Stewart had been able to achieve in 1999. Reitzle stepped down and was replaced by American racing champion and successful team owner Bobby Rahal for 2001.

Pedro de la Rosa 2001 Canada
Pedro de la Rosa driving for Jaguar at the 2001 Canadian Grand Prix.
Eddie Irvine 2002
The Jaguar R3 being driven by Eddie Irvine in 2002.

Results did not improve in 2001, and appointment of three-time FIA F1 World Champion Niki Lauda in the middle of the year did not help team morale, with the team sliding further back in the field. An abortive attempt to bring McLaren's ex-technical director Adrian Newey to Jaguar further destabilised the team, and conflict between Rahal and Lauda led to Rahal's resignation.

2002 was even worse under Lauda's stewardship, with only a resurgence later in the year in terms of results. Ford's board of directors were beginning to have major issues with the costs and benefits of running the team in Formula One, especially as it did not feature the parent company brand. Funding was reduced for 2003. Lauda and 70 other staff were made redundant, and a 2-year timeframe was given to show possible benefits.

2003 saw an improvement of form for the team, directed by John Hogan, as it benefited from good management and a more efficient usage of resources (in particular, using a wind tunnel near the factory compared to one in California). 2004 saw a stabilisation of results, but the team was unable to challenge for points on a consistent basis. Jaguar's Formula One parent company, Ford, issued a polite ultimatum as part of a reduction in sport involvement internationally. In particular, because Jaguar did not advertise the core Ford brand, there was little return of value from the enormous amount of money invested, so funding was reduced from Ford itself. Ford chose to sell the operation near the end of 2004 despite a more consistent showing in its previous two years. In mid-November 2004, energy drink company Red Bull confirmed that they had purchased the Jaguar Formula One team from Ford as an ongoing outfit. The new team, named Red Bull Racing, used the chassis and engine that would have been Jaguar's 2005 Formula 1 challenger for its first season.

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The Jaguar R5 being driven by Mark Webber in 2004 – the team's last season in F1. Note the Red Bull Hanger 7 logo on the rear wing - this sponsorship led to the eventual purchase of the team by Red Bull.

In Jaguar's final season, the team received publicity when two of the team's mechanics, having won an inflatable donkey from the movie Shrek from a give-away on a fizzy drink can, photographed it around the paddock at several races and set up a website for the pictures. After the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix, Bernie Ecclestone, Max Mosley, much of the sport's management, and every driver except Michael Schumacher signed the donkey, and the mechanics announced their intention to auction it on eBay and donate the proceeds to charity.[2][3] For the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, Jaguar's cars were fitted with newly designed nose cones to promote the film Ocean's Twelve. Steinmetz Group diamonds worth in excess of US$250,000 were attached to the nose of each car, one of which allegedly went missing after Christian Klien's first lap crash.[4]

Drivers included Eddie Irvine from 2000–2002, Johnny Herbert in 2000, Luciano Burti for a few races in 2001 and the Austrian Grand Prix in 2000, Pedro de la Rosa in 2001 and 2002, Antônio Pizzonia in 2003 until Hockenheim, Mark Webber in 2003 and 2004, Justin Wilson from Hockenheim to the end of 2003, and Christian Klien in 2004.

Formula E

2016–17 season

Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) at 2017 Berlin ePrix
Mitch Evans driving for Jaguar at the 2017 Berlin ePrix.

On 19 August 2016, it was announced that Jaguar would bring A1 GP champion Adam Carroll, Le Mans champion Harry Tincknell and 2012 and 2014 GP3 champions Mitch Evans and Alex Lynn to the pre-season test at Donington Park, with plans for a team launch on 8 September 2016.[5] Carroll and Evans were subsequently signed to the team[6][7] and Panasonic was named as the team's main sponsor.[8] In October 2016, Gorillaz guitarist Noodle became Jaguar's global ambassador, following a commercial that shows her driving in an electric open-wheeled car, before getting out and saying the experience can be improved.[9]

For the 2016–17 season, Jaguar would finish 10th in the points standings, with the best result being a double points finish of 4th and 8th at the 2017 Mexico City ePrix. Carroll along with Andretti's Robin Frijns were the only two drivers to finish all 12 races of the season.

2017–18 season

For the 2017–18 season, Jaguar re-signed Mitch Evans and 2014–15 champion Nelson Piquet Jr. moved to the team, replacing Adam Carroll.[10] At the season's first event in Hong Kong, Jaguar scored points in both of the weekend's races and took their first podium in the series when Mitch Evans was moved up to third following a post race disqualification of Daniel Abt.[11] The team used Paul di Resta and Pietro Fittipaldi for a rookie test held in Marrakesh which followed the 2018 Marrakesh ePrix.[12] At the Zürich ePrix, Evans claimed the team's maiden pole position.[13]

Jaguar would finish 6th in the points standings that season, with the best result being Evans' inherited third place in the second race of the 2017 Hong Kong ePrix. The team managed three double points finishes throughout the season. Both drivers finished in top 10 of the Drivers' Championship – Evans was seventh, while Piquet ended the season at ninth place. Piquet, however, also had the most retirements out of all drivers who competed in the season – he missed the chequered flag five times.

2018–19 season

Jaguar Evans Marrakesch 2019
Evans driving the I-Type 3 at the 2019 Marrakesh ePrix. This car/driver combination would give the team its first victory at the 2019 Rome ePrix.

Evans and Piquet were retained for the 2018–19 season.[14] Ho-Pin Tung, the team's test and reserve driver since 2016, was also retained.[15] Tung now also serves as a pundit and is part of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy broadcast team.[16] For the 2019 rookie test (which was once again held in Marrakesh following the ePrix), the team opted to bring back Pietro Fittipaldi and pair him with Harry Tincknell.[17] In March 2019, just after the inaugural Sanya ePrix, Piquet left the team following a string of poor results (in contrast to Evans' string of points finishes) and was replaced by former Virgin driver Alex Lynn.[18] Evans managed to win the following race in Rome, giving Jaguar their first win – this was also the team's first actual podium finish in the series. His teammate Lynn finished 12th on his Jaguar debut.[19] Evans' car was subsequently sent to the FIA headquarters in Geneva for checks to analyse one of the wishbones and its compliance with the wishbone/arm element sealed at the homologation. No issues were found, thus the win became officially confirmed.[20] Evans' point-scoring streak came to an end in a rain-soaked Paris ePrix, where he was the last driver to physically cross the finish line in sixteenth place, being a lap down after an unscheduled pit stop for a new nose. Lynn was forced to retire from a promising eleventh place after an accident with Venturi's Edoardo Mortara, effectively ending Jaguar's chances to score points in this round. As a result, this was the first race of the season where both cars failed to score points.[21] The following race in Monaco was a success, with both cars finishing on points for the first time since the opening round in Ad Diriyah. The race also marked Lynn's first point-scoring finish for the team.[22] The team had a strong finish to the season, with Evans picking up multiple podium finishes, which even inserted him into Drivers' Championship fight at the Swiss ePrix, after which he found himself third in the ongoing championship with 87 points. Lynn was mostly dealing with reliability issues, most notably retiring from second place in the first New York City race at the Brooklyn Street Circuit.[23]

Despite improved form in the second half of the season, Jaguar would finish 7th in Teams' Championship with 116 points, which is down from a 6th place achieved in the previous season, which remains the team's best result. Evans, however, improved his result in Drivers' Championship as he finished fifth with 105 points, only three points short from Lucas di Grassi, who finished third. Evans was also the only driver who managed to physically cross the finish line in every race of the season, even though Audi's Daniel Abt was classified in every race as well (but failed to finish in Rome as he retired in the final lap).

Sports car racing

The Jaguar XJR Sportscars were a series of sports prototypes that competed in the World Sportscar Championship and IMSA GT Championship between 1984 and 1993. They claimed the World Sportscar Championship in 1987, 1988 and 1991, and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Daytona in 1988 and 1990.

In 2010 and 2011, RSR Racing entered a Jaguar XKR in the American Le Mans Series.

Swiss-based racing outfit Emil Frey Racing[24] currently fields two Jaguar XK Emil Frey G3s in the Blancpain GT Series, more specifically the Endurance Cup.[25] The car is an in-house development by Emil Frey Racing, with approval from Jaguar, that conforms to full FIA GT3 regulations.[26] It has competed in the endurance races of the Blancpain GT Series since 2014, and although has not been directly stated by the team, is expected to compete in the series again through the 2017 season.[27]

In 2017 Jaguar Land Rover's SVO Division was commissioned by Superdry clothing co-founder James Houlder to build two GT4 Specification cars to be raced in the 2018 British GT Championship by the Invictus Games Racing[28] Charity Project.[29]

Each of the cars are piloted by a Professional Driver and an Amateur Ex Services driver for each of the rounds.

For the 2018 season: [30]

Car #22: Matt George (Pro) Steve McCulley (Am) & Paul Vice MC (Am)

Car: #44: Jason Wolfe (Pro), Ben Norfolk (Am) & Basil Rawlinson (Am).

Complete Formula One results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Points WCC
United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ret Ret 7 13 11 Ret 4 13 13 PO 10 8 10 Ret 7 8 6
Brazil Luciano Burti 11
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Ret Ret 10 12 13 11 9 Ret Ret 7 Ret Ret 8 Ret 11 7 Ret
United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 3 Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret DNS Ret 5 Ret
Brazil Luciano Burti 8 10 Ret 11
Spain Pedro de la Rosa Ret Ret Ret 6 8 14 12 Ret 11 Ret 5 12 Ret
2002 R3
Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10
Cosworth CR-4 3.0 V10
United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 4 Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 3 10 9
Spain Pedro de la Rosa 8 10 8 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 11 11 9 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret
Australia Mark Webber Ret Ret 9 Ret 7 7 Ret 7 6 6 14 11 6 7 Ret 11
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret 9 Ret 10 10 10 Ret
United Kingdom Justin Wilson Ret Ret Ret 8 13
Australia Mark Webber Ret Ret 8 13 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret 9 8 6 10 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret
Austria Christian Klien 11 10 14 14 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 11 14 10 13 6 13 Ret 12 14
  • – Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Formula E results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Tyres No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points T.C.
2016–17 Spark-Jaguar I-Type 1 M HKG MRK BUE MEX MCO PAR BER NYC MTL 27 10th
20 New Zealand Mitch Evans Ret 17 13 4 10 9 Ret 17 Ret Ret 7 12
47 United Kingdom Adam Carroll 12 14 17 8 14 15 14 16 10 11 16 14
2017–18 Spark-Jaguar I-Type 2 M HKG MRK SCL MEX PDE RME PAR BER ZUR NYC 119 6th
3 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. 4 12 4 6 4 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 7
20 New Zealand Mitch Evans 12 3 11 7 6 4 9 15 6 7 Ret 6
2018–19 Spark-Jaguar I-Type 3 M ADR MRK SCL MEX HKG SYX RME PAR MCO BER BRN NYC 116 7th
3 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. 10 14 11 Ret Ret Ret
United Kingdom Alex Lynn 12 Ret 8 Ret 7 Ret 16
20 New Zealand Mitch Evans 4 9 6 7 7 9 1 16 6 12 2 2 17

* – Season still in progress.

See also


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  15. ^ "HO-PIN TUNG". Jaguar Racing. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Pundit Ho-Pin Tung speaks to TV Presenter Vernon Kay". Retrieved 14 April 2019.
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  18. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex (28 March 2019). "Piquet splits with Jaguar Formula E team". Motorsport Network. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  19. ^ Lloyd, Daniel (13 April 2019). "Evans Fends off Lotterer to Score Jaguar's First E-Prix Win". e-racing365. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  20. ^ Smith, Sam (19 April 2019). "Jaguar Wishbone Analysis Completed". e-racing365. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  21. ^ "MITCH EVANS ENDS POINTS-SCORING RUN IN CHAOTIC PARIS E-PRIX". Jaguar Racing. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  22. ^ "DOUBLE POINTS FINISH FOR PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING IN ICONIC MONACO E-PRIX". Jaguar Racing. 11 May 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
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External links

1992 IMSA GT Championship

The 1992 Camel GT Championship and Exxon Supreme GT Series seasons were the 22nd season of the IMSA GT Championship auto racing series. It was for GTP and Lights classes of prototypes, as well as Grand Tourer-style racing cars which ran in the GTS, GTO, and GTU classes. It began February 1, 1992, and ended October 11, 1992, after fifteen rounds.

2001 Masters of Formula 3

The 2001 Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 was the eleventh Masters of Formula 3 race held at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands on 5 August 2001. The 25-lap race was won by Takuma Sato, for Carlin Motorsport who started from the pole position and led every lap. André Lotterer of Jaguar Racing finished in second, 9.2 seconds behind Sato, whose teammate Anthony Davidson placed third.

Adam Carroll

Adam Carroll (born 26 October 1982) is a Northern Irish professional racing driver. He last raced in the 2016-17 Formula E season for Jaguar Racing. He has also raced for Team Ireland in A1 Grand Prix, winning the series in 2009.

Alex Lynn

Alexander George Lynn (born 17 September 1993) is a British racing driver. He is currently competing full-time in the 2018-19 Formula E season driving for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, and will drive for Aston Martin Racing in the upcoming 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship. He finished sixth in the 2015 and 2016 GP2 Series, and won the 2017 12 Hours of Sebring.

Armin Hahne

Armin Hahne (born September 10, 1955 in Moers, West Germany) is a German racing driver, best known for his exploits in touring car racing. The highpoint of his career was winning both the 1982 and 1983 Spa 24 Hours driving BMW's. Another highlight of his career was driving in the factory supported Tom Walkinshaw Racing run Jaguar Racing team racing the Jaguar XJS coupes. Hahne stayed with the team as they transitioned to Rover Vitesse. In 1991 he drove for one race in the British Touring Car Championship for BMW.

Later in his career, Armin Hahne raced mostly on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, finishing second overall in 2008 in the Adac 24 hours, driving a Porsche 911 GT3-MR entered by Manthey Racing.

In 2011, he won the second round of the VLN race series, co-driving a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 entered by the Mamerow / Rowe Racing with Chris Mamerow.

He also is the youngest brother of Formula One driver Hubert Hahne.

Eddie Irvine

Edmund Irvine Jr. (born 10 November 1965) is a former racing driver from Northern Ireland. He competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2002, and finished runner-up in the 1999 World Drivers' Championship, driving for Scuderia Ferrari.

He began his career at the age of seventeen when he entered the Formula Ford Championship, achieving early success, before progressing to the Formula Three and Formula 3000 Championships. He made his Formula One debut in 1993 with Jordan Grand Prix, where he achieved early notoriety for his involvement in incidents on and off the track. He scored his first podium in 1995 with Jordan, before moving to Ferrari in 1996. His most successful season was in 1999 when he took four victories and challenged McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen for the World Championship. He moved to Jaguar Racing in 2000, scoring the team's first podium in 2001 and his final podium in 2002. Irvine retired from competitive motorsport at the end of the 2002 season.

Since retiring, Irvine became a media personality in Great Britain. He was linked with the takeover of the Jordan and Minardi Formula One teams in 2005, but talks came to nothing. Irvine also expanded his interests in the property market, having built up an investment portfolio during his racing career.

Gabriele Gardel

Gabriele Gardel (born 22 October 1977 in Milan, Italy) is a Swiss racing driver. He is the 2005 FIA GT Champion.

Guenther Steiner

Guenther Steiner (born 7 April 1965) is an Italian motorsport engineer and manager. He is currently the team principal of the Haas Formula One Team, and previously managing director of Jaguar Racing and technical operations director of its subsequent incarnation, Red Bull Racing.

Jaguar R1

The Jaguar R1 is the car with which the Jaguar Racing Formula One team competed in the 2000 Formula One season, and the first Jaguar-badged car after Ford's purchase of the Stewart team the previous year.

The car proved largely disappointing, despite flashes of promise. It generally proved difficult to drive and suffered from an unreliable gearbox. Eddie Irvine, the 1999 championship runner-up, could only score 4 points, placing the team ninth overall in the Constructors' Championship.

The R1 was the last F1 car that Johnny Herbert raced; the experienced Englishman retiring at the end of the season. It was also the car in which Luciano Burti made his race début.

Jaguar R3

The Jaguar R3 is a Formula One racing car with which Jaguar Racing competed in the 2002 Formula One season. The car was launched on 4 January 2002. It was driven by Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa, both retained from 2001.

After the disappointing past two seasons, 2002 was even worse for Jaguar. The team admitted to making a lot of mistakes especially in the wind tunnel, as its calculations were wrong. After an impressive fourth place at the attritional Australian GP, the car's poor reliability and lack of horsepower began to show and the team slipped down the rankings; however, towards the end of the season updates were brought in and the car began to improve, culminating in Irvine scoring the team's final podium finish at Monza.

The team finished 7th in the Constructors' Championship, with eight points, all scored by Irvine.

Jaguar R4

The Jaguar R4 is a Formula One car with which Jaguar Racing competed in the 2003 Formula One season. It was driven by Mark Webber, Antônio Pizzonia and Justin Wilson.

After three years in Formula One, and amid a turbulent atmosphere that had claimed the leaderships of Niki Lauda and Bobby Rahal, Jaguar Racing became much more stable in 2003. Now led by Tony Purnell and Dave Pitchforth, results – previously elusive – were a priority. At the end of 2002 Eddie Irvine was out of contract and retired from Formula One, and Pedro de la Rosa was negotiated out of his standing contract. New drivers Mark Webber and Antônio Pizzonia were drafted into the team and the entirety of the management team was re-structured.

The car was also revamped, with the R4 representing a fresh approach compared to the previous season's R3. Its designers focused on producing a much stiffer chassis, and aimed to root out problems during the pre-season with a concerted programme of on-track testing and factory work.

Jaguar R5

The Jaguar R5 was a Formula One racing car used by Jaguar Racing to contest the 2004 Formula One season. The R5 was the last chassis made by Jaguar Racing, before they became Red Bull Racing in 2005. The car was driven by Mark Webber and rookie Christian Klien and its first 2004 Formula One race was at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona.

Malcolm Oastler

Malcolm Oastler (Born 24 April 1959) is the former technical director of Formula One team BAR, former chief engineer for Jaguar Racing, and designer of many race cars.

Oastler was born in Sydney, Australia. A keen motorsport enthusiast and driver from a young age, he earned a first class honours degree in mechanical engineering from the New South Wales University of Technology. Oastler embarked on a driving career in the early 1980s, and was particularly successful in the Australian Formula Ford championship. Deciding to try his luck in the European motorsport scene, Oastler relocated to England in 1985, but without any real financial back found it very tough to campaign in any series there.

He was working as a mechanic for Milldent Motorsport in Leicestershire in exchange for part time drives in British Formula Ford 2000 when his engineering talents were recognised and he joined the Reynard company as a designer. Oastler was responsible for many designs at Reynard in racing categories such as Formula Ford, Formula Ford 2000, Formula 3000 and IndyCar. Oastler's Reynard design for the first Formula 3000 series was especially strong, and his chassis design went on to win five international titles. After the Formula 3000 success, Oastler led the IndyCar design from the start of the project. His Reynard 95I chassis went on to win eight races in total, including the Indy 500 and started from pole position no less than thirteen times.

In 1998 Oastler was seconded to the newly formed BAR team in a chief designer role. As such he was responsible for all design and enhancement work done on the 1999 BAR 01 car, and also much work done on the 1998 Tyrrell 026. (BAR was founded on the remains of the Tyrrell F1 team and actually competed under the Tyrrell name for the 1998 season. The name British American Racing was first seen on the track for the 1999 season.) During the 1999 season Oastler was promoted to the role of technical director, but that role reverted to the BAR-partnered Reynard company in 2000 which left Oastler back at the chief designer position. BAR management was taken over by David Richards for 2002 and Oastler soon found himself out of the team. During that season he resurfaced at Jaguar Racing and worked on their upcoming R4 chassis for the 2002 season, and was named Jaguar's chief engineer for 2003 and 2004.

During the Jaguar F1 team's tumultuous final season in 2004, Oastler decided to retire from professional motorsport and has since returned to his native Australia to set up several rural ventures.

Oastler is married to Joanna and has three daughters, Charlotte, Chloe and Kate.

Otmar Szafnauer

Otmar Szafnauer (born August, 13 1964) is the Chief Executive Officer and Team Principal of the Racing Point F1 Team.

Szafnauer was born in Romania to an American father of German descent and a Romanian mother, but moved to Detroit when he was seven years old. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit before completing a master's degree in business and finance from the University of Detroit.He joined the Ford Motor Company in 1986, appointed Programmes Manager for Ford in the United States. While working for Ford he attended the Jim Russell Racing Driver School and started racing in Formula Ford in 1991. He left Ford in 1998 to become Operations Director at British American Racing in Formula One. After unsuccessful discussions with Jaguar Racing, he was hired by Honda on its return to Formula One in 2001, rising to Vice President of Honda Racing Developments and a member of the Management Board of the Honda F1 team.. After leaving Honda in 2008, he founded Soft Pauer, which released the official Formula One Timing and Track Positioning Application on the iPhone in June 2009.

Szafnauer joined Force India in October 2009, and has played an integral role in the team's improved performance, with the team going on an upward path, finishing seventh in 2010 and sixth in 2011, 2013 and 2014, before breaking into the top five in 2015 and achieving the team-best finish of fourth in 2016 and 2017. Szafnauer's efforts also played an instrumental role in the team securing a long-term agreement to use the Mercedes powertrain from the 2014 season onwards.

Paul Stewart (racing driver)

Paul Stewart (born 29 October 1965 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a former racing driver and the son of three-times Formula One World Champion Jackie Stewart.

Stewart competed in Formula Ford 2000 in 1988, the British Formula 3 Championship from 1989 to 1990 and in Formula 3000 from 1991 to 1993, both for his Paul Stewart Racing team. During the period, he was a teammate of Marco Apicella in 1991, David Coulthard in 1992 and Gil de Ferran in 1993. De Ferran won the first victory for the team in 1993. Thereafter, Stewart gave up his career as a driver and decided to concentrate on his role as team manager from 1994. The team won eight team championships in F3, 1992 to 1994, and 1996 to 2000.

In 1996, he and Jackie formed Stewart Grand Prix, which competed in Formula One from 1997 to 1999. At the end of 1999, Ford purchased the team, which became Jaguar Racing from 2000 and subsequently Red Bull Racing in 2005.

Red Bull RB1

The Red Bull RB1 is a Formula One racing car designed by Jaguar Racing for use in the 2005 season. However, with the Red Bull buyout of the Jaguar Racing team, it was used instead by Red Bull Racing.

Scot David Coulthard drove for the entire season, with Austrian Christian Klien and Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi sharing the other car. Liuzzi raced in four of the rounds, with Klien racing in the other 15 rounds. The team had two test drivers: American Scott Speed and Swiss driver Neel Jani.

The car's engine was a Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 litres (183 cu in) V10. The team's main sponsor was Red Bull. The RB1 was the first car built by Red Bull Racing after the energy drinks manufacturer bought the Jaguar Racing team in 2004.

The RB1's best result was a fourth-place finish on its debut at the 2005 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, and at the 2005 European Grand Prix held at the Nürburgring. Both results were achieved by David Coulthard. Christian Klien's best finish was fifth at the season finale in Shanghai. Vitantonio Liuzzi's best finish in the RB1 was eighth in his debut race, the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.

The RB1's first race was the 2005 Australian Grand Prix and its final race was at the 2005 Chinese Grand Prix. The chassis was reused for the Toro Rosso STR1 in 2006.

Stewart Grand Prix

Stewart Grand Prix was a Formula One constructor and racing team founded by triple Formula One champion Jackie Stewart and his son Paul Stewart in 1996. The team competed in F1, as the Ford works-supported team, for only three seasons, from 1997 to 1999. The 1999 season was by far its strongest, yielding one win (Johnny Herbert at the European Grand Prix) and one pole position (Rubens Barrichello at the French Grand Prix) en route to finishing fourth overall in the Constructors Championship.

At the end of 1999, Ford bought the team outright and it was renamed Jaguar Racing. In 2004 Jaguar Racing was sold to energy drink company Red Bull GmbH and was rebranded Red Bull Racing in 2005.

Stewart SF3

The Stewart SF3 was the Formula One car the Stewart Grand Prix team used to compete in the 1999 Formula One season. It was driven by Rubens Barrichello, in his third season with the team, and Johnny Herbert, who joined from Sauber.

After two largely disappointing seasons, 1999 saw a dramatic improval of fortune for Stewart, culminating in Herbert and Barrichello finishing first and third at the Nürburgring. The Brazilian had a highly impressive season, taking two further podiums and the team's first pole position and was rewarded with a Ferrari drive in 2000, in a straight swap with Eddie Irvine.

During the course of the season, Ford announced the complete purchase of Stewart, and their intention to rebadge it as Jaguar Racing from 2000 onwards.


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Teams and drivers competing in the 2018–19 Formula E season


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