Mitch Evans felt he deserved more than the third-place finish in the Monaco E-Prix last month, but the New Zealander is looking to make amends this weekend in Mexico.
The Jaguar Racing driver led towards the end of the race in Monaco but fell behind both Antonio Felix da Costa and Robin Frijns to take the final spot on the podium. He was able to maintain a strong position in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with the result, with Evans sitting third, just eight points off Frijns.
Heading to the Puebla E-Prix, Evans is hopeful to continue his good start to the season and score the kind of points the Jaguar I-Type 5 deserves.
“I came away from the Monaco E-Prix with my third podium of the season which was great but I know as a team we could have got more,” said Evans. “In Puebla I will be more determined than ever to get the points we deserve and push ourselves into a strong position in the Teams’ Championship.
“Mexico has been a successful venue for the team in the past and I feel very ready to take on this double-header in the heat.”
“We know the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 is strong” – Sam Bird
Team-mate Sam Bird will be looking to get his season back on track this weekend, with the Briton having slipped to fifth in the standings after only one top ten finish in the past four races.
Bird took a victory in the Diriyah E-Prix and a further podium in Rome, but since then it has been slim pickings for thirty-four-year-old.
And Bird has high expectations heading into the Mexican leg of the season having focused on his preparation for the newest track on the calendar.
“I’ve had a couple of important weeks ahead of Mexico to really focus on making sure I am ready to get the most out of the new track in Puebla,” said Bird. “Each circuit has its own challenges and undoubtedly part of the challenge for round eight and nine will be the temperatures we face.
“We know the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 is strong and now I’m ready to push during every lap to make sure as a team we score the most points possible.”