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Mitch Evans
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
P.O.B. Unknown
Date of Birth 24 June 1994
Date of Death Unknown
Début Flag of Hong Kong 2016 Hong Kong ePrix
Final Race Unknown
Championships Unknown
First Win Unknown
Former Teams Unknown
Formula E Career
Entries 37 (37 Starts)
Wins 1
Poles 1
Fastest Laps 1
Total Points 195
Podiums 4
FanBoosts 0
Current Season
Team Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing
Number Standings Points
20 5th '
 

Mitchell William Evans, born 24 June 1994, is a New Zealand born racing driver and former GP3 Series Champion, who will compete in the 2018/19 ABB] FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Better known simply as Mitch Evans, Evans became both the youngest ever Formula E driver, and the first Antipodean to compete in the Championship when he debuted at the 2016 Hong Kong ePrix with Jaguar Racing.[2]

Evans would have a fairly successful debut season in 2016/17, scoring Jaguar's first points and almost scored a podium in Mexico City.[3] Yet, the Kiwi would do even better in his second campaign in 2017/18, duly claiming the British squad's maiden podium finish, as well as setting their first pole position after being partnered with Nelson Piquet Jr.[4]

Evans' older brother Simon is a competitor in the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy.[5]

Background

An adept Karting Champion, Evans graduated to full on car racing at the age of thirteen, taking part in the Formula First Championship in 2007 in his native New Zealand.[6] His first full season would come during the following summer, and after competing the Winter series, Evans was pushed into the national Formula Ford and Ford Fiesta Championships.[6] A year of competing in the New Zealand based series saw Evans move onto the Australian Formula Ford Championship, where he became the youngest ever race winner.[6]

After getting drafted into a Australian Formula 3 race at the end of 2009, Evans got a drive in the Toyota Racing Series back in his native New Zealand for 2010.[6] A debut win set Evans up for a crack at the title, with the New Zealander ultimately claiming his first major title at the end of the season.[6] 2010 would also see Evans sign up to be managed by Formula One racer Mark Webber, and get his first taste at racing in Europe.[6]

The European Tour

Evans was promoted to the GP3 Series in 2011, joining Webber's team, co-owned by Red Bull Racing.[6] An impressive early run saw Evans claim an early win, although his performances tailed off at the end of the season as he focused on home events.[6] Come season's end, Evans walked away with a second year in GP3, a second Toyota Racing Series title and the victory in the New Zealand Grand Prix.[6]

2012 would arguably the best year of Evans' junior career as he claimed the GP3 title, having been strong all season.[6] Webber himself pushed for Evans to be put into GP2 the following season, with the same Arden team that had supported him through GP3.[6] At his GP2 debut, the New Zealander was able to overcome food poisoning to stand on the podium, becoming the youngest man to do so in the series' short history.[6]

The following seasons saw Evans' career begin to stall as he began to switch teams, although he did take his maiden victory in 2014.[6] The New Zealander also got his first taste of Endurance racing, taking part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans to earn a maiden podium in LMP2 on his first start at the great race.[6]

Formula E History

In the summer of 2016, Evans was selected as one of four drivers to test the new Jaguar I-Type I at the 2016 Donington Test.[7] He would compete for the second seat in the team for Jaguar Racing's debut season in Formula E, battling against Alex Lynn and Harry Tincknell to partner Adam Carroll.[7] After the first three days, Evans signed a contract with Jaguar to take over the second seat, completing the final three days of testing before being announced officially on the 8th of September.[2]

Jaguar Jousting

Evans' debut in FE would not go as smoothly as his testing, however, with the Kiwi retiring from the 2016 Hong Kong ePrix with a gearbox failure.[8] Fortunately it was a one-off issue, and Evans would see the chequered flag in the following two races, albeit without coming close to claiming a point. That said, both Evans and teammate Carroll were getting closer to the pace as the season wore on, and it would only take a minor change to see either claim Jaguar's first points.

As it happened, it would be in the midst of major upset in Mexico City that Evans and Carroll claim points, both surviving a safety car strewn race.[3] Evans ended the race in fourth, having just avoided a spinning Felix Rosenqvist on the penultimate lap.[3] Regardless of the circumstances, it was an excellent performance by Evans, who had run in the points throughout on merit.[3]

As if to prove Jaguar's steady improvement, Evans would claim a tenth and a ninth place finish in Monte Carlo and Paris, before claiming fastest lap in Berlin.[9] Unfortunately for Evans, his fastest lap came in a race in which he retired, while issues the following day left him down in seventeenth on the circuit. Things got worse of the young Kiwi in New York, with Evans retiring from both races as a consequence of damage suffered in the first of the weekend's races.[10]

Evans would fair better at the season ending weekend in Montreal, however, where a seventh place finish achieved purely on personal pace, left him within sight of the top ten in the Championship.[11] Unfortunately the Kiwi would fail to score in the season finale, leaving him in a respectable fourteenth place, seven places ahead of teammate Carroll with four times the number of points.

A Piquet Protege?

Jaguar had arranged to sign season one Champion Nelson Piquet Jr. ahead of the 2017/18 season, meaning either Evans or Carroll would be dropped by the team.[4] Ultimately it was Evans' superior record that saw him rewarded with a seat alongside Piquet, although both himself and Carroll had aided the development of the team's new I-Type II.[4] Indeed, it seemed as if Evans would become the apprentice to Piquet at the opening round in Hong Kong E-Prix, with the Kiwi someway off the Brazilian as Piquet finished fourth.[12]

However, Evans would be the more competitive of the two in the second Hong Kong race, with the Kiwi ultimately inheriting a podium finish having fought for third for the entire race.[13] Piquet then proved to be the better of the two in Marrakech, again finishing fourth as Evans failed to score, before the two fought in Santiago for sixth, Piquet ending up ahead.[14] Piquet again came out on top against Evans in Mexico, before hitting a streak of poor reliability and luck.[15] Evans, meanwhile, would score a fourth in Punta del Este, and picked up minor points in Rome.[16]

A poor race in Paris followed, before Evans clinched another strong sixth place in Berlin, fighting with Oliver Turvey and Sam Bird throughout.[17] Evans then put in his best qualifying performance of the season, snatching pole in Zürich, becoming the first man since José Froilán González in 1954 to start a race, in Switzerland, from pole.[18] Unfortunately for Evans his hopes of a maiden victory were snatched away early on by Lucas di Grassi, before the Kiwi was one of a number of drivers caught speeding during a FCY, dumping him down to seventh.[18]

Into the season finale in New York City and Evans faced his first retirement of the season in the first race, dropping out right at the start of the E-Prix with a driveshaft failure, having qualified second.[19] Evans would fair better in the second and season ending race in New York, fighting with teammate Piquet and the two Mahindras throughout with Jaguar able to finish as high as fourth in the Teams Championship.[20] Yet, while Evans would best his teammate, Felix Rosenqvist would break free to ensure that Mahindra finished fourth, while Renault e.Dams denied Jaguar fifth on the final day.[20]

The Jaguar Jive

Evans and Piquet would both be re-signed by Jaguar for the 2018/19 season, with the British squad targeting a top three finish in their third season as a manufacturer.[1]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Mitch Evans's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Mitch Evans during their FE career:

Mitch Evans's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2016/17 Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing[2] 20 Jaguar I-Type I 14th 22
2017/18 Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing[4] 20 Jaguar I-Type II 7th 68
2018/19 Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing[1] 20 Jaguar I-Type III

Career Results

Below is a table showing Mitch Evans's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2016/17 Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Morocco Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Canada 14th 22
Ret 17th 13th 4th 10th 9th Ret 17th Ret Ret 7th 12th
2017/18 Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Morocco Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Uruguay Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of the United States Flag of the United States 7th 68
12th 3rd 11th 7th 6th 4th 9th 15th 6th 7th Ret 6th
2018/19 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Morocco Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Hong Kong Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of the United States Flag of the United States 5th 105
4th 9th 6th 7th 7th 9th 1st 16th 6th 12th 2nd 2nd 17th

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sam Smith, 'Unchanged Lineup for Jaguar in Season Five', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 20/06/2018), http://e-racing365.com/formula-e/unchanged-lineup-for-jaguar-in-season-five/, (Accessed 20/06/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sam Smith, 'Evans to partner Carroll at Jaguar', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 02/09/2016), http://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/evans-to-partner-carroll-at-jaguar-814790/, (Accessed 07/09/2016)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 'Di Grassi produces masterpiece in Mexico', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 01/04/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/april/di-grassi-produces-masterpiece-in-mexico/, (Accessed 02/04/2017)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 'Nelson Piquet Jr joins Jaguar for season four', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/09/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/september/nelson-piquet-jr-joins-jaguar-for-season-four/, (Accessed 21/09/2017)
  5. Sam Smith, 'Mitch Evans’ Brother Simon to Race in Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 27/09/2018), https://e-racing365.com/i-pace-etrophy/mitch-evans-brother-to-race-in-jaguar-i-pace-etrophy/, (Accessed 11/12/2018)
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 'Mitch Evans', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 06/09/2016), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Evans, (Accessed 07/09/2016)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Scott Mitchell, 'Jaguar Formula E team to evaluate four drivers in Donington test', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 19/08/2016), http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/125756/jaguar-to-evaluate-four-drivers-in-fe-test?_ga=1.96183833.400766727.1431512720, (Accessed 07/09/2016)
  8. 'Buemi holds on in Hong Kong', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 09/10/2016), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/october/buemi-holds-on-in-hong-kong/, (Accessed 09/10/2016)
  9. 'Red hot Rosenqvist hands Mahindra first win', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/06/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/june/red-hot-rosenqvist-hands-mahindra-first-win/, (Accessed 16/06/2017)
  10. 'Bird flies high with New York double', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 16/07/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/july/bird-flies-high-with-new-york-double/, (Accessed 17/07/2017)
  11. 'Di Grassi wins, Buemi disqualified', fiaformuale.com, (FIA Formula E, 29/07/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/july/di-grassi-wins-buemi-disqualified/, (Accessed 30/07/2017)
  12. 'Bird clinches victory in Hong Kong', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 02/12/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/december/bird-clinches-victory-in-hong-kong/, (Accessed 16/12/2017)
  13. Scott Mitchell, 'Abt stripped of maiden Formula E win', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 03/12/2017), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/abt-stripped-maiden-fe-win-hong-kong-985435/, (Accessed 03/12/2017)
  14. 'Vergne steals the show in epic Santiago E-Prix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/02/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/february/vergne-steals-the-show-in-epic-santiago-e-prix/, (Accessed 03/02/2018)
  15. 'Abt finally clinches first victory in Mexico City', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/03/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/march/abt-finally-clinches-first-victory-in-mexico-city/, (Accessed 04/03/2018)
  16. 'Bird claims historic victory in Rome', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/04/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/april/bird-claims-historic-victory-in-rome/, (Accessed 14/04/2018)
  17. 'Abt leads Audi one-two win at home race in Berlin', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/05/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/may/abt-leads-audi-one-two-win-at-home-race-in-berlin/, (Accessed 19/05/2018)
  18. 18.0 18.1 'Di Grassi clinches first season victory in historic Swiss race', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/06/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/june/di-grassi-clinches-first-season-victory-in-historic-swiss-race/, (Accessed 11/06/2018)
  19. 'Di Grassi victorious as Vergne clinches championship crown', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/07/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/july/di-grassi-victorious-as-vergne-clinches-championship-crown/, (Accessed 15/07/2018)
  20. 20.0 20.1 'Champion Vergne victorious as Audi scoops the teams' title in New York finale', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 15/07/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/july/champion-vergne-victorious-as-audi-scoops-the-teams-title-in-new-york-finale/, (Accessed 16/07/2018)
2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
ABT Schaeffler Audi SportDS Virgin RacingFaraday Future Dragon RacingMahindra RacingMS Amlin AndrettiNextEV NIOPanasonic Jaguar RacingRenault e.DamsTecheetahVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
ABT SchaefflerAndretti TEDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNextEVPenskeRenaultVenturi Automobiles
Cars
Spark-Renault SRT 01E
ABT Schaeffler FE02Andretti ATEC-02DS Virgin DSV-02Jaguar I-Type IMahindra M3ElectroNextEV FormulaE 002Penske 701-EVRenault Z.E. 16Venturi VM200-FE-02
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Stéphane Sarrazin/Tom Dillmann • 5 Maro Engel • 6 Loïc Duval/Mike Conway • 7 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 8 Nicolas Prost • 9 Sébastien Buemi/Pierre Gasly • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 19 Felix Rosenqvist • 20 Mitch Evans • 23 Nick Heidfeld • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Robin Frijns • 28 António Félix da Costa • 33 Ma Qing Hua/Esteban Gutiérrez • 37 José María López/Alex Lynn • 47 Adam Carroll • 66 Daniel Abt • 88 Oliver Turvey
E-Prix
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Tests
2016 Donington Test
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Manufacturers
Andretti TEAudiDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNextEVPenskeRenaultVenturi Automobiles
Cars
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Drivers
1 Lucas di Grassi • 2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Edoardo Mortara/Tom Dillmann • 5 Maro Engel • 6 Neel Jani/José María López • 7 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 8 Nicolas Prost • 9 Sébastien Buemi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 18 André Lotterer • 19 Felix Rosenqvist • 20 Mitch Evans • 23 Nick Heidfeld • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Kamui Kobayashi/Tom Blomqvist/Stéphane Sarrazin • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 Alex Lynn • 66 Daniel Abt • 68 Luca Filippi/Ma Qing Hua
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Entrants
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Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNIONissanPenskeVenturi
Cars
Spark SRT05e
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Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
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2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
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Simona de SilvestroAntonio FuocoDaniel JuncadellaMa Qing HuaNico MüllerNorman NatoJames RossiterBruno SpenglerMitsunori TakaboshiHo-Pin TungBeitske Visser
Former
Jaime AlguersuariMarco AndrettiNathanaël BerthonTom BlomqvistMatthew BrabhamAdam CarrollMichela CerrutiKarun ChandhokMike ConwaySalvador DuranLoïc DuvalMaro EngelLuca FilippiAlex FontanaAntonio GarciaPierre GaslyEsteban GutiérrezNick HeidfeldNeel JaniKamui KobayashiKatherine LeggeFabio LeimerVitantonio LiuzziAlex LynnFranck MontagnyCharles PicNicolas ProstRené RastStéphane SarrazinTakuma SatoBruno SennaOriol ServiàScott SpeedJarno TrulliJacques VilleneuveJustin WilsonSakon Yamamoto
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