april 14, 2019 - Jaguar Racing

Formula E - Jaguar: Evans eclipses Lotterer to reign in Rome

Press release available only in original language. 

Mitch Evans clawed his way passed Andre Lotterer in a hard-fought duel on the streets of Rome to earn his first victory in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and a maiden win for #panasonicjaguarracing.

Evans stalked the back of Lotterer’s car in the opening phase of the race, with the #dstecheetah driver unable to pull a gap. With both teams and drivers evenly-matched on pace, it became a tactical battle about when to deploy ATTACK MODE.

It was Evans who blinked first - activating ATTACK MODE just after the halfway mark. Despite losing some time moving off the #racing line, Evans stayed ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne in third and quickly roped Lotterer back in. 

Lotterer chose not to mirror Evans and ran an alternate strategy, holding off on using the higher power mode and keeping the Jaguar behind - intending to reap the rewards later in the race and using track position to his advantage.

However, Evans had other ideas and made a lunge with only seconds to spare with ATTACK MODE running out. Staying in his slipstream with the shining LED lights on the halo, Evans squeezed by Lotterer with a bold move up the inside of Turn 11. 

With the lead changing hands, Lotterer used ATTACK MODE twice on the bounce in a bid to counteract the advance of Evans. But despite his best efforts, he couldn’t get close enough and had to once again settle for second place. 

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