Mitch Evans has signed a contract extension with Jaguar Racing in Formula E which will go beyond the 2024 season.
The extension means Evans and Jaguar TCS Racing’s relationship will be the longest driver and team pairing in Formula E history, providing further consistency for the team. The partnership is also one of the most successful driver and team pairings since the inception of the all-electric World Championship.
Evans made his debut with Jaguar Racing in 2016 – the same year the team joined the all-electric World Championship – and was soon regarded as one of the most talented and fastest drivers in Formula E. In 2019, he translated this into his first race win for the team in Rome. Together, Mitch and the team have formed a formidable pairing achieving 10 wins, 25 podiums, 8 fastest laps, 6 pole positions and 733 championship points over the last seven years.
New Zealander Evans finished the 2023 season third in the Drivers’ World Championship, achieving his biggest points haul to date, thanks to four wins, seven podiums and three pole positions. Mitch took the title fight to the final weekend for the third successive season, underlining his status as one of the very best drivers in Formula E. The all-electric World Championship, the pinnacle of electric racing, has the most professional driver line up in world motorsport.
Mitch significantly contributed to Jaguar TCS Racing’s second place finish in the 2023 Teams’ World Championship, which saw the British team take the runner-up trophy behind Jaguar’s customer team, Envision Racing, who clinched the title. After his seven years driving for the factory Jaguar team, Evans is one of the most successful drivers to have represented the iconic British Marque, joining legends of the sport including Norman Dewis, Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn to name a few.
The 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will begin on 13 January 2024 in Mexico City, for the first of 17 rounds of exciting wheel-to-wheel racing on street circuits in the heart of the world’s cities.
Team boss James Barclay said: “It’s an absolutely pleasure to confirm that Mitch remains a key part of Jaguar TCS Racing for the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and beyond. Mitch has been one of the founding members of the team since Jaguar returned to racing in 2016 and is now one of the longest serving drivers in Jaguar’s history.
“The fact that our future remains together for a new chapter is an accolade we are both proud of. Mitch has time and again demonstrated that he is one of the most talented drivers in the world, so we are pleased that our formidable partnership continues. I’m excited to build on the successes we have enjoyed to date and challenging for more championships together.”
At the same time Mitch Evans added: “Having been with Jaguar TCS Racing since 2016, it was the natural choice to continue our successful partnership together. We’ve had some incredible moments over the last seven years and I’m looking forward to writing our next chapter together. I am proud to race for Jaguar and play my part with the team in JLR’s Reimagine strategy.”
[Note: The story is as per press release]