Mitch Evans managed to secure a point in Jaguar’s fight with Venturi and Dragon Racing in the team’s championship.
The young Kiwi driver showed great pace throughout practice, as the 22-year old was close to the top five throughout both sessions.
However, the Jaguar driver could only manage 15th in qualifying but was able to use his strong race pace to finish in tenth place.
“I really love racing in Monaco.,” said Evans. “We made up some places in the race and came away again with valuable points for the second race in a row, which shows that we are making solid progress.
“It’s great to drive for a team that isn’t afraid to take advantage of opportunities when they occur. I think it shows real racing spirit. We are making important gains in many areas, and I want to play my part in continuing that momentum now for the rest of the season.” said Evans.
Tough race for Carroll.
Adam Carroll had a tough race after starting from 18th on the grid. The Northern Irish racer managed to climb to 14th in the race, but he felt that the safety car came at the wrong time in his race, which left him with more work to do.
“Luck didn’t go our way with the safety car today,” said Carroll. “But we focused on our racing and bringing the car home.”
“It was fun to be back racing in Monaco. I have great memories of racing here and today’s race was really exciting. Racing a technical circuit like this while managing your energy and pace brings its own challenges.Also, scoring more points means a lot to the whole team.”
Jaguar Racing maintain ninth in the team’s championship with 17 points. Amlin Andretti is only a point ahead in eighth with Dragon Racing two points in front of the British team with 19 points.
Venturi’s strong result in Monaco leaves them four points behind Jaguar with 13 points as the teams had to Paris this weekend.