After a tough qualifying starting the race on 17th position, Evans showed fantastic form, climbing an impressive ten places to finish seventh and secure six points for Panasonic Jaguar Racing – his fourth consecutive points-finish this season.
"It was a tough race – the passing wasn’t as straight forward as other tracks. I had a good first few laps – things opened up for me and I took advantage of them. I benefited a few positions from the red flag after Nelson’s accident – I’m glad to see he’s okay. To recover from P18 with some points is nice. We’ve been good with our energy management this season and we’ve made good progress from last year. The past two qualifying sessions haven’t gone well for us, and we need to fix that if we want podiums and wins." Mitch Evans