The silver bullet signing that has launched Jaguar into title contention
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The silver bullet signing that has launched Jaguar into title contention

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It's taken a long time for Jaguar to reach the cusp of contending for championships in Formula E. But, after last season's challenge crumbled in Berlin, the team has been bolstered by a top-line arrival who has helped to end an unwanted 30-year wait

Jaguar Racing occupies unfamiliar territory in Formula E just now. It unpacks in Valencia for a double-header event at an off-kilter permanent circuit in the lead of the constructors’ points. Prior to this season, never has it been at the top and looking down on its electric rivals. And that position is owed to a rare commodity in the electric series: an obvious silver bullet.

Generational rules cycles that hang around for four years permit the powertrain technology to converge. The optimal set-up is found and then refined as seasons of regulatory stability tick by. Evolution, not revolution, is key but that returns small steps forward rather than giant leaps.

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Series Formula E
Drivers Sam Bird , Mitch Evans
Teams Jaguar Racing
Author Matt Kew