Mitch Evans finished second in the Swiss E-Prix in Bern to achieve his third ABB FIA Formula E podium. The Kiwi fought a race-long battle with Jean-Eric Verge and a last-minute rain shower to power him to third in the driver standings. Mathematically he still has a chance to win the Formula E title at the season five finale in New York next month.
“It feels great to be back on the podium for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, but I definitely feel I had the pace today to take the top step. The Jaguar I-TYPE 3 felt extremely fast and I want to thank everyone in the team for giving me a great racecar. It was harder than I expected to overtake here. I was hoping I’d be able to move on Jean-Eric Vergne under Attack Mode, but that didn’t materialise, he was defending well. There was no time loss to activate Attack Mode, which I think saved him today. When the rain came down, it was really difficult, so I was happy to take P2. There is a big points gap to Jean-Eric in the standings but anything is possible in New York and I will be fully focused on taking every opportunity." Mitch Evans