Alejandro Agag to drive Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY car in Berlin
Formula E's founder and CEO Alejandro Agag will drive Jaguar's I-PACE eTROPHY car on its public debut at next weekend's Berlin ePrix.
The I-PACE eTROPHY is set to make its debut in Season Five at the end of this year and will be joined on track in Berlin by Formula E's new Gen2 car which will be driven by 2016 Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg.
“I’m honoured to drive the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar in Berlin – it’s an exciting day for not only Jaguar but the ABB FIA Formula E Championship," said Agag.
"When we launched the eTROPHY series, I said I wanted to get behind the wheel and here we are eight months later. This glimpse into the future will be a special moment for the championship as we look ahead to the next generation of electric racing.”
The series, which will act as a support event for the main Formula E race, will sport a field of 20 drivers although it has not yet been confirmed who will compete in the championship.
“We are delighted that Alejandro will be the first person to drive the eTROPHY racecar. He has been such a strong supporter of Jaguar following our entry into Formula E,” added Jaguar Racing's team director James Barclay.
"For Jaguar Racing this is another step on our commitment to electrification. We launched the Jaguar I-PACE earlier this year, which applies learnings from our time in Formula E and transfers them to the development of our electric road cars.
"Now, we will see the next step in our electrification journey as our Special Vehicle Operations team adapt the Jaguar I-PACE for the world’s first production battery electric vehicle championship.”