Jaguar Racing earned their first championship points in style after a thrilling race where Mitch Evans and Adam Carroll finished in P4 and P8.
The British team who still struggle with energy management compared to other teams took full advantage of the chaotic Mexican ePrix.
The race had two safety car’s which was enough to help the team save enough energy to challenge for the points in the closing stages.
Evans, who finished fourth was nearly taken out of the race when he was hit from behind by Nicolas Prost after the Frenchman hit Nick Heidfeld.
Evans on his race
The Kiwi was surprised that his car didn’t sustain a large amount of damage after the hit. But he was happy that the opportunity to score his first points wasn’t taken away.
“Today was a crazy race from lap one,” said Evans. “The race got quite juicy towards the end with both Mahindra cars and Nico Prost crashing into each other. I don’t know how my car didn’t sustain any damage. I was very lucky.
“To finish with double points today is huge for the team. We came so close in Buenos Aires, and everyone has worked incredibly hard since then. So it’s a massive reward for everyone at Jaguar Racing,” said Evans.
Carroll on his race
Carroll was delighted that the team’s hard work finally came to fruition in Mexico. The Northern Irish racer admits the team still has a lot to learn.
“For our fourth race ever, it’s a really positive day and reward for some long days. It’s a complete team effort and a fantastic day for Jaguar Racing. Hopefully, this is the start of more to come but we are also keeping our feet, on the ground and we still have a lot to learn in this championship.
“The reality is this championship is very competitive. To just score points, especially for a new team is a big achievement. So for both of us to score points today is absolutely brilliant,” said Carroll.
Jaguar Racing scored 16 points in total in Mexico and have now moved to ninth in the constructor’s standings.