Mitch Evans has been confirmed as a Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver for the third consecutive season after another competitive season in the British team.
The Kiwi won his and Jaguar’s only race win to date in Rome earlier in the year, and stood on the podium on two other occasions in Berlin and New York. He finished the season fifth, three points behind third-placed Lucas Di Grassi.
The new deal is reported to last “multiple years”, however Evans explained that the deal was on a “season by season” basis.
“I’m really happy to be staying with the team for a fourth season,” said the Kiwi driver. “The team is getting stronger and I feel at home here. I’m determined to push forward with Panasonic Jaguar Racing, building on last season’s success as we hunt down more points, podiums and wins.”
Team Director of Panasonic Jaguar Racing, James Barclay said “We are delighted that Mitch has committed his future to Panasonic Jaguar Racing and will remain an integral part of the team for the foreseeable future. We have grown together in the last three seasons and developed into a winning team capable of fighting at the front of this highly competitive championship.”
Evans has had three teammates over the course of his Formula E career at Jaguar, Adam Carroll was signed for the 2016-17 season before Season 1 champion Nelson Piquet Jr came in from 2017 before leaving the team midway through last season and was replaced by Alex Lynn.
It is believed that Lynn could be set to lose his seat for the season, with 2011 GP3 Runner Up James Calado set to replace him.
But rumours have started circulating that Jaguar might be in contact with Renault F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg. The German is out of a drive in Formula 1 after this season after being replaced a Renault by Esteban Ocon and was not offered a contract by Haas F1.
Jaguar will reveal their second driver at the team launch on October 2nd.