Mitch Evans Wins - GEOX Rome E-Prix

Saturday 13th April 2019

Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans wins the GEOX Rome E-Prix

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Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans took the first ever chequered flag for both him and the British team at the GEOX Rome E-Prix - becoming the seventh different winner across the first seven races of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

An incredible streak continued – matching Formula 1’s record from 2012 – as Evans became the seventh different nationality to win across the first seven races 2012 after a brilliant overtake on pole-sitter Andre Lotterer with 15 minutes to go.

The New Zealand driver patiently built up to a fantastic overtake on Lotterer using Attack Mode to take the lead and despite missing the activation zone for his second Attack Mode to leave hearts in mouth late on he held off the German.

Lotterer was forced to continue his wait for a first race win in Formula E while HWA Racelab’s Stoffel Vandoorne made his return to the motorsport podium in third – his first champagne moment since 2016.

A season beset with yellow and red flags suffered again from a false start as the first few minutes was plagued with crashes and debris flying which eventually brought out the red flag.

The Envision Virgin Racing mechanics showed their skills at accident repair as they managed to get Sam Bird’s car back during the enforced break out despite the Brit saying ‘it’s over’ on team radio after t-boning into the wall.

Italian fans were disappointed as halfway through the race both Venturi men, Italian-Swiss driver Edoardo Mortara and Felipe Massa, home favourite after his years with Ferrari, had mechanical failures which ended both their days.

But the focus of the race was on the gladiatorial battle between Evans and Lotterer at the front which lifted the Kiwi up to fourth in the Drivers’ Championship with the top nine drivers separated by just 13 points.



About the ABB FIA Formula E Championship:

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the closest, most intense and progressive category in

motorsport, bringing electrifying racing to the streets against the backdrop of landmarks, skyscrapers and skylines in some of the world’s most famous and recognisable cities - such as Hong Kong, Rome,

Paris and New York.

Formula E enters a new and exciting era in season five with the competitive debut of the next

generation car. The striking new model boasts a distinctive futuristic design and demonstrates a clear

step-up in performance with almost double the energy storage capacity - allowing teams and drivers

to complete a full race distance at higher speeds without needing to swap cars. The Gen2 car is a

testament to the ongoing advancements in battery and electric vehicle technology in the space of only

four years.

The fifth edition of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will see 11 teams and 22 drivers tackle a

variety of challenging circuits in 12 cities - across five continents - in a bid to be crowned champion.

Formula E will be making its debut in the Middle East on December 15 for the season-opener in Ad

Diriyah, with the championship once again coming to a close in New York City over the course of two

days on July 13 & 14.


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About ABB:

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products,

industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport &

infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is

writing the future of industrial digitalisation with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from

any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As

title partner of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the fully-electric international FIA motorsport

class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates

in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.



Mitch Evans Wins - GEOX Rome E-Prix


Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans wins the GEOX Rome E-Prix

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