New Zealander Mitch Evans made his ABB FIA Formula E debut with Panasonic Jaguar Racing in 2016 when the British team returned to racing. In his second season with the team Mitch was widely seen as one of the quickest drivers on the grid and in season five Mitch translated this into his first win for Panasonic Jaguar Racing at the Rome E-Prix in April 2019.
Mitch started karting at the age of six and won the NZ Grand Prix at 16. Mentored by former F1 racer Mark Webber, the young driver went on to win the 2012 GP3 title. Moving to GP2 in 2013 and at just 18 years of age, while still a rookie, Mitch became the youngest driver in GP2 history to stand on the podium after finishing third in Sepang Malaysia. More success followed in 2015 when Mitch finished second at the 24 hours in Sepang Malaysia.
British Racing Driver, James Calado joined Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver ahead of season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. New to electric racing, Calado brings a wealth of single-seater experience.
The 30-year-old, who started karting in 1999, has competed against some of the biggest names in motorsports including Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne and F1 driver Valtteri Bottas, during his career. He became the 2017 WEC GTE Pro champion and in 2019 took victory in the GTE Pro class at the Le Mans 24 hours.
Calado, who is based in Penarth, Wales, has a wealth of single-seater experience in GP3, GP2, British F3 and F1, scoring points, podiums and wins which he is keen to replicate in Formula E.