Mitch Evans returns to the site of his first FIA Formula E victory with Jaguar Racing back in the 2018-19 season this weekend, with the New Zealander aiming for more success in the Rome ePrix.
Evans started the current campaign with a podium finish in race one of the Diriyah ePrix at the end of February, although the second race that weekend saw him crash out in a frightening incident that saw Mahindra Racing’s Alex Lynn flip upside down and hit the barrier, luckily without injury.
The twenty-six-year-old currently sits sixth in the Championship standings after the first two races of the season, and with two more races coming this weekend, Evans is aiming high and for more success.
“The Rome E-Prix brings back very special memories for everyone at Jaguar Racing – it was my first with the team in Formula E and that maiden winning feeling will remain with me forever,” said Evans.
“As we head to Rome, we need to build on the momentum we achieved in Saudi Arabia and hopefully all the hard work will secure us more on-track success.”
James Barclay, the Team Director at Jaguar Racing, says Rome will always hold a special place in the hearts of the team after their victory in 2019, and they will be looking for further success this weekend.
“We made a very positive start to the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and are pleased to be sitting top of the team championship after two excellent performances from Mitch and Sam in Saudi Arabia,” said Barclay.
“Rome will be a challenge with both drivers in Group 1 qualifying so we are not resting on our laurels.The team have been putting in many hours and long days to ensure we put ourselves in the best position possible heading to Rome.
“After celebrating our first Formula E victory at the Rome E-Prix in 2019, it holds a special place in the team’s heart and we will be certainly looking to keep this positive momentum.”