Ah Formula E, you always know how to keep us on the edge of our seats. Whether it is producing 9 different winners, from 8 manufacturers nonetheless, or making us wait until the last round of the season to see who of the four contenders will be crowned drivers’ champion, you have got it all.
It has been a bit of a mental year, a new generation of cars meant that nobody really knew going into the season who would have the most competitive package and be able to storm ahead of the competition. As the field was so open for opportunity, a whole wave of teams and drivers were able to demonstrate the driving talent that got them in to the highly-competitive world of Formula E and at each of the first eight races, we saw a new winner crowned which brings us on to the first point nicely.
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When Jaguar Racing joined Formula E in season three, they inevitably found themselves at a slight disadvantage as teams around them had already gained two years experience in the all-electric championship. The first season proved slow and a huge learning curve, with the team’s best result being a 4th place and 8th place at the Mexico City ePrix for Mitch Evans and Adam Carroll, respectively. Nelson Piquet Jr, the season one champion in Formula E, then joined the team for season four alongside Evans.
Season Four, with the duo of Evans and Piquet Jr, proved to be more of a success. Evans earned his first ever pole position in Formula E and even managed to secure himself a podium finish after Daniel Abt’s disqualification in Hong Kong.
However, with the introduction of the Gen2 cars and Jaguar taking big steps such as producing most of their race car in-house, Evans has really had his time to shine and finally demonstrate the raw and impressive talent he has behind the wheel. Finally taking his first Formula E win this year and currently sitting in third in the drivers’ standings, the Kiwi could take the title this weekend. I caught up with him away from the track to hear his thoughts on his best Formula E season to date and how he and the team plan on tackling this possible career-defining weekend.
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