Jaguar signed a contract with James Calado

Jaguar signed a contract with James Calado

October 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Team-mate Evans next season will be the 30-year-old British racer James Calado, who had not previously played in Formula E, but in 2019 worked with the Jaguar team in tests.

James Calado: “This was one of the most sought after vacancies in Formula E, and I am very proud that I was offered to take it. Jaguar has a rich historical legacy in motorsport, and I believe that working with this team in Formula E opens up great opportunities for me.

Although electric car racing is a new thing for me, I’m sure that my experience will allow me to achieve high results. The expectations are high, and I can’t wait to get to the start of the first race as soon as possible. “

Calado’s career began in 1999 with karting, in 2008 he made his debut in the British Formula Renault, the next season he became the vice-champion of the series, and in 2010 he moved to the British Formula 3, where he also finished the championship in second place – then the title went to Jean-Eric Verne. In 2011, James was already playing in the GP3 series and again became vice champion, losing only to Valtteri Bottas.

After that, Calado spent two seasons in GP2, his best achievement was the 3rd place in the individual competition in 2013. In the same year, he collaborated with the Force India team in Formula 1 as a test pilot.

Since 2014, he has competed in endurance races and last season won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMGTE Pro category while driving a Ferrari team from AF Corse.