Mitch Evans and Adam Carroll emerged from the chaos of the Mexico City ePrix to bring in a healthy haul of points for Panasonic Jaguar Racing. Mitch Evans was able to finish the race in an impressive 4th, with teammate Adam Carroll crossing the line 8th. It means the team is off the mark in 2017, and now only trailing Andretti and FF Dragon Racing by two and three points respectively.
After a dramatic conclusion to the race which saw Renault e.dams’ Nico Prost tag Nick Heidfeld and resulted in Felix Rosenqvist crashing into his teammate denied Mahindra a strong points finish, but was of a huge benefit to the drivers behind.
Mitch Evans’ result sees the Jaguar driver move up to 11th in the driver standings, he and the team are spurred on by this result, and are looking to Monaco eagerly. After the race, Evans said,
“Today was a crazy race from lap one. I managed to overtake Esteban Gutierrez on the straight and lined up behind Adam. After the first safety car we got into a nice rhythm and I ran on really good energy levels and a strong pace. Adam and I were on slightly different strategies, which opened up the opportunity for me to overtake him. The race got quite juicy towards the end with both Mahindra cars and Nico Prost crashing into each other, I don’t know how my I-TYPE didn’t sustain any damage. I was very lucky. To finish with double points today is huge for the team. We came so close in Buenos Aires and everyone has worked incredibly hard since then, so it’s a massive reward for everyone at Panasonic Jaguar Racing.”
– Mitch Evans
The Kiwi had a difficult opening few races with a DNF at the opener in Hong Kong, getting lapped in Marrakech and a 13th place finish in Buenos Aires, but his 4th place in Mexico City marks some hard work being paid off and some karmic justice for a difficult start to the campaign. It’s hopefully onwards and upwards for the manufacturer marquee, whose presence on the grid helps to promote Formula E massively.