Historic pair of podiums for Jaguar Racing in Rome

Mitch Evans made history for Jaguar TCS Racing last weekend, as the first driver to win both races in a double-header weekend in Rome! The success makes him only the third driver in Formula E history to win an E-Prix on two consecutive days. Mitch Evans who has now won three Rome E-Prix, you could say he feels rather at home there!

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Mitch Evans and Sam Bird lined up fourth and fifth on the grid respectively after a successful qualifying session saw both drivers compete in the quarter-final duel against each other. Mitch progressed to make his first visit to the semi-finals this season.

In the first ten minutes of the race, Mitch Evans made a decisive overtake on Jake Dennis to move into a podium position. He continued to execute a flawless drive, overtaking André Lotterer and Jean- Éric Vergne to take the lead of the Rome E-Prix. The New Zealander tussled with the front runners for a number of laps before a late safety car was deployed.

A late and fearless strategy, known to the team as "ATTACK MODE", coupled with good efficiency combined to enable Evans to regain the lead of the race and take back-to-back victories on the streets of Rome.

Teammate Sam Bird, also had a strong race, and was set to score more valuable points for the team. Sam showed the exceptional pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 before a collision while battling for position with Nick Cassidy forced him to retire in the final lap of the race.

Mitch Evans moves to fourth in the drivers’ standings, only nine points behind the leader, while Sam Bird sits in eleventh.

Jaguar TCS Racing move to fifth in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings.

This weekend has been a dream. I was hoping to come to Rome and get some solid points but a double win is just incredible. Yesterday was amazing but I knew it would be really hard to do repeat again today as these double-headers can be tricky. The Jaguar I-TYPE 5 has been just perfect. This is our third win here now and I’m going to take this incredible feeling and momentum into Monaco. It is time to celebrate! MITCH EVANS, JAGUAR TCS RACING DRIVER #9

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