One of the driving forces of Jaguar’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship program is leaving her position as head of powertrain.
E-racing365 has learned that Selin Tur, who is credited as one of the key engineers integral to Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s improved fortunes in the series last season, is set to take up a role with a non-motorsport company.
“As a key member of Jaguar’s Formula E team from its inception we would like to thank Selin for the valuable contribution to the project and wish her well in the future,” a Panasonic Jaguar Racing team spokesperson told e-racing365.
Tur was seconded to Jaguar through its link with technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering in 2016, ahead of its entry into the championship.
She first had links with Jaguar in 2007, working on a hybrid road car program, before joining WAE in 2011 as the Chief Technical Specialist for hybrid systems.
She later became the Head of Electrical Engineering in 2015, overseeing the rapid turnaround in the company’s design and development program while supplying the first iteration of Formula E’s battery.
Tur has also had positions AVL Powertrain UK Ltd. and was briefly the Senior Systems Integration Engineer at Mercedes-Benz HPE, where she first worked in motorsport with the initial McLaren KERS system in 2009.
Jaguar had a significantly improved second season in Formula E in the 2017-18 campaign, finishing sixth in the teams’ standings with one podium position, one pole and a total of 119 points.
This was in comparison to a haul of just 27 points in its first season, placing it last in the championship standings.
E-racing365 understands that Jaguar is yet to formalize a replacement for Tur who will remain in her role until the end of the manufacturers test window at the end of September.