The 24 year old New Zealander Mitch Evans made his ABB FIA Formula E debut with Panasonic Jaguar Racing in 2016 when the British team returned to racing. In his second season with the team, Mitch, widely seen as one of the quickest drivers on the grid, secured a series of firsts for Panasonic Jaguar Racing including super pole, podium finish and pole position. He finished season four in sixth position in the drivers standings outplacing his teammate and Formula E Season 1 Champion Nelson Piquet Jr.
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 third in his first race in Sepang Malaysia. More success followed in 2015 when Mitch finished second at the Le Mans 24 hours. In the same year Evans tested with Porsche LMP1 the World Endurance Championship-winning car.