BEHIND THE MASK.
MITCH EVANS. UNLEASHED.
The 26 year old New Zealander Mitch Evans made his ABB FIA Formula E debut with Jaguar Racing in 2016 when the British team returned to racing. Mitch, widely seen as one of the quickest drivers on the grid, secured a series of firsts for Jaguar Racing including the teams first ever win in Formula E, super poles, pole position and several podium finishes.
Mitch started karting at the age of six and won the NZ Grand Prix at 16, being the youngest driver ever to win the NZ Grand Prix. Managed by former F1 racer Mark Webber, the young driver went on to win the 2012 GP3 title. Moving to GP2 in 2013 and at just 18 years of age, while still a rookie, Mitch became the youngest driver in GP2 history to stand on the podium after finishing his first race third in Sepang Malaysia. More success followed in 2015 when Mitch finished second at the Le Mans 24h. In the same year Evans tested with Porsche LMP1 the World Endurance Championship-winning car.
FIA ABB FORMULA E
Since making its global debut in the grounds of the Olympic Park in Beijing in 2014, Formula E has developed into the fastest growing motorsport series on the planet and grown into a global entertainment brand with motorsport at its heart. As from the start of the 2020/21 season, Formula E gained World Championship status to become the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. With 12 teams and 24 drivers on the grid, the Championship has become a destination for the world's best motorsport teams and racing talent as they continue their battle on the streets to advance the adoption of sustainable mobility in the race for a better, cleaner future.
Bringing racing rivalries to city streets, set against some of the most iconic skylines in the world – such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and Rome – Formula E serves as a competitive platform for global car manufacturers and mobility providers to test and develop road-relevant technologies. By racing on the streets, the series acts as a catalyst, helping to refine the design of electric vehicles and improve the driving experience for everyday road car users all over the world.
2018/2019 marks a new era of Formula E, seeing the radical Gen2 car making its debut on the city streets for the very first time. An increase in battery capacity also put an end to pitstops, with technological advancements now meaning one car could fulfil the new format of 45 minutes plus one lap at racing speeds.
With 250kW of power, the Gen2 will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8-seconds and go on to a top speed of 280km/h.
Bringing a new tactical element to the races, Formula E reinvented racing again with ATTACK MODE. A challenge for the teams and drivers; leave the racing line to fire up ATTACK MODE but be rewarded with a timed power boost and gain an edge for a few laps.