Mitch Evans is a cheeky Kiwi that at the age of just 22, is the youngest Formula E driver on the current grid. Driving for British team Panasonic Jaguar Racing, Evans has proved himself to be a huge talent behind the wheel of his all-electric Jaguar I-TYPE, scoring championship points in the past two consecutive races. Despite only competing in his and the team’s fifth Formula E ePrix over the weekend, the former GP2 race winner has made the transition into Formula E and it’s fair to say his performance is looking, well electric.
Sebastien Buemi took his tenth Formula E career victory in Monaco, after a tense battle with di Grassi in the final laps.
It was an action-packed start for the Monaco ePrix, with Sebastien Buemi leading the field after starting from pole position around the iconic street circuit. The race would continue to be dominated by Buemi in his Renault e.Dams but also involved many fights for position in the points.
Felix Rosenqvist is a driver that seems to ace any motorsport championship that is thrown his way. Whether that be single-seaters or endurance racing, he delivers top results in every discipline he does. Which is why it seems bizzare that this Swedish superstar of a driver has yet to race at Monaco professionally.
British racing star Alex Lynn looked set to make his FIA Formula E debut on the streets of Monaco this weekend with DS Virgin Racing, after team-mate Jose Maria Lopez sustained an injury at Silverstone racing in the World Endurance Championship. Although we must wait until the end of the first practice session to understand if Lopez is fit enough to race, I caught up with Lynn to discuss his thoughts on the all-electric championship and why racing in the centre of London is “what dreams are made of”.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing pilot Adam Carroll has stated that Monaco, host to the all-electric racing series this weekend, should continue to feature on the Formula E calendar as it’s an iconic location and could be seen as “the most famous race [circuit] in the world.”
The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship makes its way to Monte Carlo this weekend, just over a month since an action-packed ePrix around the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit in Mexico City. The Monaco ePrix will be the second time the series has raced around the principality, with the first visit to the iconic venue being during the first season of the championship in 2015. It was here Renault e.Dams driver Sebastien Buemi took his second win of the championship, becoming the first driver to win two rounds in the series over two years ago.
It was the perfect start for the new era of the FIA World Rally Championship: four different winners from four manufacturers in the first four races of the calendar. It’s a statistic that any motorsport series could struggle to beat and although it’s unlikely that another manufacturer could become the fifth consecutive winner in Argentina this weekend, another rally winner is a high possibility.