EVANS FORMULA E WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP

New Zealand’s Mitch Evans is runner-up in season eight of the ABB FIA Formula E Drivers’ World Championship, completing the season with 180 points for Jaguar TCS Racing

Mitch Evans had put himself within striking distance thanks to a victory in the season’s penultimate race, but his title hopes were dented, with the kiwi liming up thirteenth on the grid after a challenging qualifying session where he was unable to progress through to the Duels. With a slim chance of the title still to fight for, the 28-year-old was determined to climb his way through the pack.

As Mitch has demonstrated all season, he showcased the race pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 and his talent by carving his way into the points within the first five minutes of the race. A 10-minute safety car halted his progress further and he came home seventh to at least claim the championship podium. “The team should be proud of what we have all achieved. We came up a little short, but it is still a triumph, especially as we took the fight to the last day. We didn’t have the pace in the dry today and we didn’t qualify well enough. It does hurt missing out on the last day again but it’s different circumstances this time. We did everything we could, four wins, seven podiums and I’m very proud. Roll on season nine and Gen3 where we’ll be back fighting for the top spot.”

Jaguar TCS Racing finished fourth in the teams’ standings with 231 points – the team’s biggest points haul in Formula E

James Barclay, Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal was full of praise for Evans. Who has been with the team since it first entered Formula E:

 

“Today we gave everything to try and win the drivers’ title with Mitch but it was out of reach. We raced all the way into the points and put Stoffel Vandoorne and Mercedes under pressure which is what we set out to do in Seoul. Mitch got to stand on the top step of the podium four times this season and has driven incredibly – he firmly deserves his runner-up place”

 

The result caps off Mitch Evans’ best ever season in Formula E with four wins, seven podiums, one pole position, one fastest lap, and 180 points.


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