Jaguar has had a tough time since joining Formula E in 2016 but has always fallen short of its title aspirations.
Could that be about to change on the sixth request? Kiwi Mitch Evans, who has driven for Jaguar since the start of his FE campaign, is in the hunt for the title after a double victory at the Rome ePrix.
The 27-year-old came from ninth on the grid to comfortably beat Envision’s Robin Frijns in Saturday’s race, then the next day pulled off a repeat under more stressful circumstances.
A strategy of using his mandatory power boost in late-race Attack mode almost backfired when the safety car was scrambled. But Formula E’s new “overtime” regulations, adding minutes to interrupted races, meant he could continue to use his full allowance.
In doing so, Evans lost a place to Jean-Éric Vergne (DS Techeetah), immediately regained it, overtook André Lotterer (Porsche) and Frijns in front of him and resisted a late attack from Vergne to complete a perfect weekend, in the city where he beat his own and Jaguar’s FE Ducks in 2019.
Evans is now fourth in the standings, just nine points behind new leader Vergne.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-21 23:01:25