- Mitch Evans takes Pole position and a second-place podium at the Monaco E-Prix
- Teammate, Sam Bird, had a collision which ended his race early
- Mitch Evans moves to third in the drivers’ standings, only nine points behind the leader, while Sam Bird is in twelfth
- Jaguar TCS Racing moves up to third in the teams’ standings
- The seventh and eighth rounds of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place on the Tempelhof Circuit in Berlin on 14 and 15 May 2022
Mitch started the race at the front of the grid after a perfect qualifying session saw him top Group B and progress through every Duel to the Final.
Under the Monegasque sunshine, the New Zealander held the lead of the E-Prix for the first 20 minutes. Leading the pack and towing the field behind cost Mitch valuable energy which he was forced to recover during the second half of the race. Strategic overtakes using ATTACK MODE demonstrated the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 and Mitch was able to overtake Jean-Eric Vergne and take the second spot on the famous podium.
Teammate, Sam Bird, narrowly missed out on a place in the quarter-finals by 0.01 second and lined up in thirteenth on the grid. The Brit’s bad luck continued with a small collision which broke a track rod and ended his race after 13 minutes.
Mitch Evans moves up to third in the drivers’ standings, only nine points behind the leader, while Sam Bird is in twelfth. Jaguar TCS Racing moves to third in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings.
James Barclay, Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal: “It’s been a very good day in Monaco. Pole position and a second-place podium finish is something to be proud of on the streets of this iconic Principality. Mitch was faultless in qualifying and it is always a special feeling to get a Pole position here in Monaco. After Mitch made an excellent get away and led the field it actually created an advantage for the cars behind him. Mitch and the team managed a very tense race exceptionally well and to fight back for second position was a very good result. Sam just missed out on the Duels by a fraction and that compromised his race but he will come back strong in Berlin. Ultimately it has been a fantastic week with the launch of the Gen3 car, big points haul and a podium in Monaco is always cause for celebration.”
Mitch Evans, Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9: “I really wanted to win today after starting on Pole position. We had an incredibly efficient race car in Rome and I was hoping we’d replicate that here in Monaco. Unfortunately, we couldn’t convert into a win today as we were struggling with energy but second is still really great points for me and for the team.”
Sam Bird, Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10: “Today wasn’t my day. I, unfortunately, had a small bit of contact and broke my track rod. I need to go away now, reset and come back stronger in Berlin.”
The seventh and eighth rounds of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place on the Tempelhof Circuit in Berlin on 14 and 15 May 2022.