Mitch Evans

Panasonic Jaguar Formula E - Primary Driver

Mitch drives for Panasonic Jaguar Racing in the 2018 FIA Formula E season, alongside teammate and fellow Blackcastle athlete Nelson Piquet Jr.

The 24-year-old New Zealander quickly established himself as a contender in the innovative, fully-electric series, securing his team’s first-ever Formula E podium finish in Hong Kong at the end of 2017, in only his second season.

Prior to Formula E, Mitch raced in the GP2 championships. In 2014, he finished in fourth place overall with his team Russian Time, having won feature races in Great Britain and Germany and notched up six podium finishes. The young man arrived in GP2 in 2013 with Arden International, finishing in third place in only his second race at that level. At just 18 years old, he became the youngest driver to stand on a GP2 podium.

Mitch had earnt his place in the championship on the back of two convincing years in the GP3 series, where he raced with the MW Arden team. In 2012, the young driver was crowned champion in a close-fought contest which saw Mitch take three victories, six podiums and four pole-positions.

A protégé of former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber, Mitch’s early potential was easy to see. At the age of just 16 years old, he became the youngest-ever winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix in 2011 whilst racing for Giles Motorsport in the Toyota Racing Series.

Evans burst onto the scene in Australian Formula 3, where he was drafted in by Team BRM to compete for them in the final round of the 2009 season. Here the teenager set the fastest time in his first official practice session, before finishing in fourth place overall in his very first race.

This success led on from his early achievements in karting, where he started racing at just 6 years old. He was later named champion in both restricted 100cc karts and won the CIK Trophy of New Zealand at JICA level.

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Key Facts

• FIA Formula E podium finish in Hong Kong in 2017
• 2012 GP3 Series Champion
• Youngest-ever winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix 2011 at 16 years old

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Competing alongside Nelson Piquet Jr in FIA Formula E

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