The Hong Kong E-Prix and 50th Formula E race was dominated by wet weather and challenging driving conditions. Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans finished the race in seventh after putting in a determined performance.
Evans continued his streak of scoring points at every race this season
He rose ten places from 17th on the grid to finish seventh. He kept a cool head in a turbulent race and showcased the race pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3.
— Jaguar Racing (@JaguarRacing) March 10, 2019
“Given the weather and circumstances of the day, I am happy to come away with points for the team. There were a few incidents on track and everyone was pushing to be at the front of the group, so to come through the race and finish in seventh is positive. When you start at the back of the group, the focus has to be on a top ten finish and we were able to achieve that. There are still plenty of things to learn as we go through the season and today is no exception. This is the first wet race we have had in fifty Formula E races, so we will all take a lot away from the experience”, Evans said.
Teammate Nelson Piquet Jnr started in 15th following a wet qualifying session
But he suffered suspension damage on the first lap, which led to his retirement.
“When you qualify at the back of the grid you put yourself in a situation where the chance of an accident happening is high, because you must be aggressive to challenge for positions. One small touch to the car and you can suffer damage, which is a risk. This is what happened and while frustrating, this is a part of motorsport. We need to focus on improving qualifying to give us the best possible start and reduce these risks.”
— Jaguar Racing (@JaguarRacing) March 11, 2019