Mitch Evans first Formula E race ended in disappointment as his second Jaguar Racing car incurred a technical glitch that forced the Kiwi to retire from the Hong Kong ePrix.
Evans was running outside the points on Jaguar’s return to racing, but the 22-year old was happy with how the day progressed but was disappointed not to finish his first Formula E race.
“Unfortunately, we were unable to finish the race today, due to a technical fault we found with my second car earlier in the day, we were hopeful to fix it, but the problem continued so we decided to call it a day which was a bit frustrating.
“However, I think we learnt a lot today and the car is completely different to drive, in truth the difference is massive. It was a nightmare to get my head around, the car felt a lot faster on this track and you are more on edge throughout the lap, but it was definitely fun to learn,” said Evans.
Team director of Jaguar Racing James Barclay was happy with how his team performed and feels that they have set a good baseline to improve on in Marrakesh next month.
“We can take away many positives from our Formula E debut. The team and drivers have not raced before in Formula E and we have bedded in as a team, gelled well and learned a huge amount.
“Our energy conservation in the race was second to none and we have been encouraged by our consistent race pace which saw us move forward through the field. There is good baseline on which to build, and we look forward to Marrakesh and continuing our development,” said Barclay.
Adam Carroll finished the race in 12th place in Hong Kong and feels that the car can push for points in Marrakesh next month.
“We showed consistent race pace and we were particularly strong on energy management. Everybody’s worked really hard to get here and we’ve learnt fast all weekend. There is much more to come,” said Carroll.