Updated: May 10, 2019
Changeable weather and challenging driving conditions plagued the fourth ABB FIA Formula E race in the French capital. After a strong Free Practice 2, Evans set fastest lap for the session. The 24-year-old Kiwi also set second fastest lap in the rain affected race, quicker than the race winner.
Heavy rainfall and limited visibility resulted in a full course yellow fifteen minutes into the race. Shortly after resuming, damage to Mitch’s car brought him back to the pit lane for a nose change before returning to finish the race in P16.
"I was strong in FP2 this morning, which meant I went into qualifying with confidence – the car was working really well. Going out in group one for qualifying we knew wasn’t going to be optimum, but when you’re top five in the Championship that’s just the way it is. Nothing stood out as going wrong – the lap was clean, it just wasn’t fast enough. It’s disappointing and obviously a big contrast compared to Rome. The race was absolute mayhem in the rain. Alex and I were looking strong, so it was a shame to have the wing damage as we could have been in the points. I was hoping for a nice recovery – we’ve managed to come from the back in previous races – but it wasn’t to be today. I’m looking forward to going back to Monaco, my home town. The Jaguar I-TYPE 3 is working well, even though qualifying didn’t show that today. I’m confident that we can be back again." Mitch Evans