Jaguar Racing have announced Tom Dillmann will join the outfit as a reserve driver, joining Sacha Fenestraz in supporting race drivers Mitch Evans and Sam Bird.
Dillmann has raced twenty-three FIA Formula E races between 2017 and 2019, racing for Venturi Racing and the NIO 333 FE Team, and the thirty-two-year-old is happy to be back in the paddock after losing his drive for the 2020-21 season.
His best finish across those twenty-three races was a fourth-place finish in the first race of the New York E-Prix weekend during the 2017-18 season, but his first and only full season in the championship saw him fail to score a top ten finish with NIO in 2019-20.
“It is great to stay in the Formula E paddock and I’m excited to be working with Jaguar Racing,” said Dillmann. “The season started extremely well and I’m looking forward to continue working with the whole team and hope to contribute to more success.”
James Barclay, the Team Director at Jaguar, has welcomed the addition of Dillmann to the reserve driver line-up for the team, and he believes his previous experience in Formula E should benefit the team should either of their drivers find themselves unable to race for any reason.
“It is fantastic to welcome Tom to the team – he is a driver we have known for a while now,” said Barclay. “His experience in multiple series and within Formula E will be incredibly useful as he helps us finesse and develop the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 in the simulator.
“Tom’s Formula E race knowledge could potentially prove invaluable if called upon at short notice.”