Jaguar Racing launched the Jaguar R5 in 2004 at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain). Drivers Mark Webber and new signing Christian Klien proudly unveiled the evolutionary contender.
Alongside Mark and Christian were some of the management team responsible for the Cosworth-powered Formula One car - David Pitchforth (Managing Director), Ian Pocock (Director of Engineering) Ben Agathangelou (Head of Aerodynamics), Rob Taylor (Head of Vehicle Design), Dr Mark Gillan (Head of Vehicle Performance), Dr Ian Pocock (Head of Engineering) and Tony Purnell (CEO Premier Performance Division – which oversees operations at Jaguar Racing, Cosworth Racing and Pi Electronics).
Jaguar R5 may be the name on the car, but without the vital input and support of the team’s sister companies Cosworth Racing and Pi Research, along with tyre supplier Michelin, their efforts would be for nothing. Jaguar Racing, Cosworth and Pi make up the Premier Performance Division, a group of companies dedicated to the task of building world-beating race cars, engines and motorsport electronics. Their pedigree is without question: Cosworth Racing is one of the most famous names in the sport, its engines having won races F1 races since the 1960s; and Pi Research is the world’s leading supplier of telemetry, data-logging and control systems. Together with Jaguar they make up one of the best teams in racing.