The winner of final 12 months’s season finale in Berlin, Nato was displaced from his Venturi drive by Lucas di Grassi – who made the transfer to the Mercedes-powered squad following Audi’s departure from the collection.
Nato completed 18th total in final 12 months’s drivers’ standings with 54 factors, matching the tally of Mahindra’s Alexander Sims.
Jaguar has put collectively an all-French reserve line-up, as former NIO and Venturi driver Tom Dillmann has been retained by the crew to accomplice Nato on the bench.
“I’m excited to be becoming a member of Jaguar TCS Racing,” mentioned Nato.
“I am decided to assist the crew battle for factors, podiums and attain their high efficiency.
“I’ve rather a lot to study and uncover however I might be prepared anytime the crew wants me.
“I contemplate Mitch and Sam as two actually good pals, having raced with Mitch in GP2 and I’ve recognized Sam for a few years, and I sit up for supporting them and the crew in season eight.”
Norman Nato, Jaguar Racing
An achieved driver in prototypes, Nato was a part of the Rebel squad that took second within the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours – partnering Gustavo Menezes and Bruno Senna within the ORECA-based Rebel R13.
Following Rebel’s withdrawal, Nato joined the Realteam Racing LMP2 operation for 2021 as a part of a Professional-Am line-up together with former Dragon System E driver Loic Duval and Esteban Garcia.
Nato dovetailed his endurance racing commitments together with his Venturi drive final season, managing three additional factors finishes along with his win on the Tempelhof Airport.
“We’re extraordinarily happy to welcome Norman into Jaguar TCS Racing,” added crew principal James Barclay.
“Norman’s credentials and character speaks louder than any phrases can and to have a System E race winner within the crew as a reserve driver provides us nice power in depth.
“Along with that and importantly Norman is extremely motivated to be a key a part of driving the crew ahead.
“Final season, Tom’s contributions to the crew helped us obtain our greatest ever consequence within the championship and due to this fact persevering with to work with him was crucial to us.
“His capabilities and consistency are essential as we glance to additional develop the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 and crew efficiency through the course of season eight.”