Panasonic Jaguar Racing Racks Up 2 More Formula E Championship Points

By - Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E ePrix Paris

Drivers Mitch Evans and Adam Carroll drive electric Jaguar race cars to 9th and 15th place finishes.

In the production vehicle world, the F-TYPE is Jaguar’s dedicated sports car. In Formula E, the I-TYPE is Jaguar’s trophy-chasing electrified race car.

On May 20, Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers Mitch Evans and Adam Carroll used their I-TYPEs to gain two Formula E championship points in the Qatar Airways Paris ePrix. Evans and Carroll started on the grid in P8 and P19, respectively. A collision on the street course around the Les Invalides complex of buildings gave them an opportunity to roll into pit lane while all of the other cars were moving slowly under full course yellow flag conditions. Unfortunately, Carroll got dinged for finishing his pit stop less than a second under the minimum time allowed.

Evans ran into a problem, too. His second car developed a problem and cost him time. Ultimately, Carroll finished in 15th place. Evans crossed the finish line in 9th place, securing two Formula E championship points for Panasonic Jaguar Racing – and the third consecutive points finish of his rookie season. His team is now in 8th place overall with 19 points and six more races to go. Renault e.Dams is dominating the league with 190 points.

Evans said, “The team made the right decision to pit under the full course yellow but we had a small issue that lost me some time in exiting the garage and we’ll look into that after the race. Ultimately, I am really happy to score points for the third race in a row and I am determined to continue to learn and race hard in the second half of the season.”

That second half of the Formula E season starts June 10 and 11 at the Berlin ePrix. It will be the last race of the Formula E European leg, and the first race of three consecutive double-headers.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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