Evans believes Rome victory won't be a one-off for Jaguar
Mitch Evans says he has faith that Jaguar can reproduce its race-winning performance again this season after winning the Rome E-Prix and maintains that a championship challenge is possible now the team has rediscovered its form.
Despite joining the championship in 2016, both Evans and Jaguar were still searching for a first Formula E race win heading into this weekend’s race in Rome. After several near misses, Evans says he’s ‘delighted’ to be the driver to finally return the Jaguar name to the top step of the podium.
“We’ve been in the championship since season three and this is our first win. I’m really delighted to be the first winner for Jaguar,” said Evans.
“I just want to thank everyone from Jaguar Land Rover for the support they’ve given us over the last three seasons. It’s not been easy and this has come at a great time.”
Evans told eRacing Magazine yesterday that he believed it was possible to join the championship fight if his team can rediscover the pace it had at the beginning of the season. When asked how his Rome win changed those expectations, Evans said his team had found its ‘sweet spot’ once again and he believed more performances like this were possible.
“I’ve not seen the points since the finish of the race, but the last few races have been tough for us and we’ve worked quite hard to get out car back in its sweet spot. I had that in Saudi and in Marrakesh, and it seems that we’ve got it back,” said Evans.
“If we can maintain that for the rest of the season, there’s plenty of points up for grabs, so I don’t see why we can’t be a contender.
“We hope it’s not a one-off but I’ve got full faith in the guys. We’re going to tracks that historically we’ve not been too bad at and that I also enjoy.
“The championship is so competitive and so tight, you can never be too confident or too sure. Let’s take it race-by-race and enjoy the moment, but definitely, if we can keep this performance up, there’s no reason we can’t be a championship contender.”
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