Jaguar Vector Racing have today issued a press release informing of an electric water speed record that was set on Coniston Water a month ago.
The team have confirmed that driver Peter Dredge, averaged 88.61mph on his best runs, beating Helen Loney’s 76.80 mph Outright record set in 2008.
The power unit was supplied by Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams (F1) Group.
Their Managing Director, Craig Wilson commented:
Williams Advanced Engineering is proud to have supported this new world record by Jaguar Vector Racing by using our award-winning knowledge of electrification to provide the boat’s electric power, motor and control systems.
Our experience from powering the entire Formula E grid for the past four seasons of racing and our ongoing partnership with Jaguar in the ABB FIA Formula E championship provided the technical and operational platform required to achieve this fantastic
Congratulations to all involved in this wonderful achievement.
Following Jaguar’s announcement last October that they would become Vector’s title partner, the team are still planning to attempt further world and national records over the next 18 months.