Having qualified from Group 1, Mitch Evans executed an incredible drive through the field, gaining nine places from twelfth to third and securing his second podium of the season. Evans tussled with Vandoorne and Frijns but made some decisive moves throughout the race. The Kiwi pushed through to take the final place on the podium while proving the speed of the Jaguar with the fastest lap of the race.
"A brilliant result for the team today! Our first double podium in 30 years and our first fastest lap this season. Rome has been kind to us as a city. Ultimately a great result came from two fantastic drives from both Sam and Mitch. The Jaguar I-TYPE 5 was performing really well and the strategy was absolutely on point. A real testament to all the hard work that everyone’s put in to achieve this historic result for us as a team, but also to build on the opening weekend we had in Diriyah. We have no doubts about how close it’s going to be this season but performances like that are going to be really important for the rest of the championship." James Barclay, Team Director, Jaguar Racing
The second Rome E-Prix race saw Jaguar Racing continue their point scoring run with Mitch Evans finishing a solid sixth. The Kiwi qualified in twelfth and was able to slice his way through the pack, gaining six places. Evans made decisive overtakes throughout the race and showed the strong pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 with a final overtake of Antonio Felix Da Costa, the reigning Formula E champion.
Mitch is currently second in the Drivers' World Championship with 39 points.
"Today’s race pace was strong, I had good energy in comparison to some of the cars ahead but the late Safety Car unfortunately meant that we couldn’t challenge for the podium. Overall we’ve scored good points this weekend and to get this result - leading the Teams’ and Drivers’ Championship is really positive. It’s great to start the season like this but we can’t get complacent. We know we need to go back to base, do our homework to try and be competitive in Valencia too.” Mitch Evans