10 Aug 20

Tom Blomqvist to step in at Panasonic Jaguar Racing for Rounds 10 and 11

Panasonic Jaguar Racing's reserve driver Tom Blomqvist will replace James Calado for the final two races of the nine-day six-race season finale from Tempelhof on August 12/13.

Calado is unable to complete the season due to a clash with his FIA World Endurance Championship commitments, as a result of the rescheduled motorsport calendar heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

British-Swedish driver Blomqvist previously drove for Andretti Formula E in 2018 and will make his debut for Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

"I am excited to get behind the wheel of the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 for the last couple of races," said Blomqvist. "It will be a new layout for those races and a fresh opportunity for everyone.

"I am looking forward to making my return to Formula E and want to deliver my very best for Mitch and the team."

“Tom has arrived in Berlin having supported the team over the last week back in the UK at our team base. He has a tough job ahead of him, but he is really up for the challenge, " said Team Director James Barclay.

"His previous Formula E experience and knowledge will stand him in good stead. The whole team is looking forward to seeing him on track on Wednesday and Thursday.

"I would like to thank James for everything he has done for the team this year under incredibly difficult circumstances.

"He is the such a professional driver and I would like to wish him well in Spa this week in his fight for the World Endurance Championship."