Jaguar Dominates Formula E Midway Through 2024 Season

    (Formula E, Mid-Season 2024)

    Heading into the second half of the 2024 Formula E season, Jaguar Racing has emerged as the dominant force, securing a commanding 1-2 finish in the last race and building a sizeable 44-point lead in the teams’ standings.

    With drivers Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy at the helm, the British manufacturer has produced one of the most competitive packages on the grid, firmly establishing itself as a title favorite at the halfway point of the campaign.

    Cassidy, having joined Jaguar from Envision, wasted no time in making an impact, securing a hat-trick of podium finishes in the opening three races, including a victory in the second Diriyah E-Prix. Meanwhile, teammate Evans has shown impressive pace, only narrowly missing out on victory in Sao Paulo due to minor car issues. The Kiwi driver eventually broke through for a dominant win in Monaco, leading home Cassidy in a commanding Jaguar 1-2.

    Despite Evans’ sluggish start, he now sits just 25 points, or a full race win, behind championship leader Pascal Wehrlein, with Cassidy a further seven points adrift. The only blemishes on Cassidy’s record came in Sao Paulo and the opening Misano race, where front wing damage prevented him from scoring points on both occasions.

    “There are certain circuits which create more of a lottery,” said Jaguar team principal James Barclay. “You can have the fastest car, it doesn’t necessarily help you towards the outcome, it’s a combination of everything now and that kind of peloton-style racing is a bit more of a lottery.”

    The team’s points advantage could have been even greater if not for the disruption caused by the Gen3 car’s increased slipstream effect, which has forced drivers to relinquish the lead to save energy. This, coupled with the rising number of incidents on the more traditional permanent circuits, has added an element of luck to the proceedings.

    Despite the challenges, Barclay remains focused on securing Jaguar’s maiden Formula E title, while also acknowledging the need for a more coherent circuit strategy to ensure the championship produces the most authentic and engaging racing for fans.

    With seven different winners across the opening eight races, the 2024 Formula E season has proven to be one of the most unpredictable and dramatic in the series’ history. As the championship battle heads towards a thrilling conclusion, Jaguar’s dominance at the halfway point has positioned them as the team to beat in the quest for the coveted title.

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