Following their maiden points in the Mexico City ePrix, Jaguar Racing are preparing for the unique challenge of the Monaco ePrix.
Jaguar took 16 points from the Mexico ePrix to move them to ninth in the team’s standings but Team Principal James Barclay knows that his team still faces a tough challenge as they head to the principality.
“Our expectations remain in check for the next races despite scoring points in Mexico,” sais Barclay. “We continue to gain an understanding and knowledge of the unique demands of Formula E.”
“We are learning a huge amount at each race and continuously refining how we approach each event. We have been working hard to build on the experience from the last few races and we are excited for the challenge that lies ahead in the European races.”
Experience will count
Both of Jaguar’s drivers have experience of the streets of Monaco, but Northern Irish racer Adam Carroll still expects a challenge from the Principality.
“Monaco is a challenging race for many reasons – not least the tight and winding circuit,” said Carroll.”While we are used to street racing in Formula E, Monaco is on another level. It tests every driver and we love the challenge. It’s exciting to bring the future of motorsport to this historic location.”
“Monaco is also famous for wet races. Anything can happen here. For these reasons, qualifying becomes even more important. I’m sure we’ll see no shortage of overtaking in this race but the aim will always be to get the best start possible,” said Carroll.
Mitch Evans is looking forward to his first Monaco ePrix and expects the track layout to provide a challenge for all the drivers.
“The Monaco streets are famous for being one of the biggest tests a driver can face and I don’t expect the Formula E circuit to be any less of a challenge. I’ve always loved racing there and was on the GP2 podium in Monaco three times.
“The Monaco ePrix in the first season was crazy to watch, with a big collision on the first lap in the first turn. I think every driver is going to be fired up to do the best they can this year. A strong Monaco performance just means that much more to a driver and all 20 of us will be out to show what we can do,” said Evans.