Jaguar have confirmed Mitch Evans will remain with the team for the 2024 Formula E season after teasing his future on social media, while Sam Bird is set to join McLaren.
Evans has driven for Jaguar since joining the series in Season 3 and has been a serious championship contender in the 2021, 2022 and 2023 campaigns, falling just short of the title each time.
“Having been with Jaguar TCS Racing since 2016, it was the natural choice to continue our successful partnership together,” said Evans.
“We’ve had some incredible moments over the last seven years and I’m looking forward to writing our next chapter together. I am proud to race for Jaguar and play my part with the team in JLR’s [Jaguar Land Rover] Reimagine strategy.”
Team principal James Barclay added: “It’s an absolute pleasure to confirm that Mitch remains a key part of Jaguar TCS Racing for the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and beyond.
“Mitch has been one of the founding members of the team since Jaguar returned to racing in 2016 and is now one of the longest serving drivers in Jaguar’s history.
“The fact that our future remains together for a new chapter is an accolade we are both proud of.
“Mitch has time and again demonstrated that he is one of the most talented drivers in the world, so we are pleased that our formidable partnership continues. I’m excited to build on the successes we have enjoyed to date and challenging for more championships together.”
Bird and McLaren announcement imminent
Following the 2023 London E-Prix, Jaguar announced Sam Bird has left the team after three seasons.
Total-Motorsport.com has learned Bird will join McLaren to replace Rene Rast for 2024 to form an all-British line-up with Jake Hughes at the Woking-based squad.
Nick Cassidy will take Bird‘s former Jaguar seat after winning his last race with Envision in London, where he helped them to the teams’ championship.