Evans: Jaguar can be ‘proud’ of achievements in debut year

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Mitch Evans says that his Panasonic Jaguar Racing team should be proud of what they have managed to achieve in their first year in Formula E.

Despite their much hyped return to motorsport, the Jaguar team failed to score any points in their first three races.

However after a double points finish in the tumultuous Mexico City ePrix, Evans went on a four race scoring streak, with the car also showing a much improved pace in qualifying.

Although they remain second last in the team’s championship, the New Zealander says that it has been a ‘positive’ season and that he is hoping to build on it over the last four races.

“We have had a positive season since our debut in October,” Evans said. “As a team, we can be proud of this achievement in our learning year.

“I am really enjoying racing in the FIA Formula E Championship. It is undoubtedly one of the most competitive championships in the world and every race brings unique challenges with it.

“We were only 0.5 second off pole in Berlin and we are improving with every race. I hope we can continue to build on our momentum and have another positive race.

“I’m hungry to secure more points for the team, but this championship is so competitive.”

Looking ahead to this weekend’s New York ePrix, Team Director James Barclay said that the team were looking to continue their strong qualifying form from recent weeks.

Barclay said, “The New York circuit is similar to the Hong Kong layout in many ways. We expect the track to be challenging for all teams, who will be competing for every fraction of a second as the season reaches its climax.

“Our focus will be to continue our improved qualifying performance, our strong energy management and reliability.”