With Mitch Evans’ fifth podium, Jaguar Racing takes the lead in the Formula E team standings

August 16, 2021

Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans secured his fifth third-place podium in the penultimate round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – the most podiums of any driver so far this season. Jaguar Racing head into the final race of season seven leading the teams’ standings by five points.

Mitch Evans just missed out on Super Pole after qualifying in seventh in round 14 of season seven. The Kiwi had a great start to the race, overtaking Sebastian Buemi into the first corner. Evans continued to show the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 by carving his way through the pack, overtaking Jean-Éric Vergne, António Félix Da Costa, René Rast and finally Norman Nato to take third place. Evans demonstrated his talent by successfully defending from the Venturi driver for the final minutes of the race.

Sam Bird qualified in twelfth after a solid session from group one but carried a three-place grid penalty from London. The Brit also started well gaining two places off the line to get him into thirteenth place. He continued to progress forward to just outside of the points before a technical issue on his racecar forced him to retire.

Mitch Evans moves to fourth in the ABB FIA Formula E Drivers’ World Championship, five points behind the leader Nyck de Vries, while teammate Sam Bird is in eighth. Jaguar Racing head into the final round of season seven leading the Teams’ Championship with 171 points.

The Formula E season seven finale concludes on Sunday 15 August, on the reverse Berlin Tempelhof circuit at 13:30 GMT.

by Anil George
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