|Date of Birth||24th June 1994|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|Début||2016 Hong Kong ePrix|
|Formula E Career|
|Total Entries||12 (12 Starts)|
Mitchell William Evans (born 24th June 1994), better known simply as Mitch Evans, is a New Zealand born racing driver and former GP3 Series Champion, set to compete in the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship. Evans will become both the youngest ever Formula E driver, and the first Antipodean to compete in the Championship when he takes part in the 2016 Hong Kong ePrix with Jaguar Racing.
An adept Karting Champion, Evans graduated to full on car racing at the age of thirteen, taking part in the Formula First Championship in 2007 in his native New Zealand. His first full season would come during the following summer, and after competing the Winter series, Evans was pushed into the national Formula Ford and Ford Fiesta Championships. A year of competing in the New Zealand based series saw Evans move onto the Australian Formula Ford Championship, where he became the youngest ever race winner.
After getting drafted into a Australian Formula 3 race at the end of 2009, Evans got a drive in the Toyota Racing Series back in his native New Zealand for 2010. A debut win set Evans up for a crack at the title, with the New Zealander ultimately claiming his first major title at the end of the season. 2010 would also see Evans sign up to be managed by Formula One racer Mark Webber, and get his first taste at racing in Europe.
The European TourEdit
Evans was promoted to the GP3 Series in 2011, joining Webber's team, co-owned by Red Bull Racing. An impressive early run saw Evans claim an early win, although his performances tailed off at the end of the season as he focused on home events. Come season's end, Evans walked away with a second year in GP3, a second Toyota Racing Series title and the victory in the New Zealand Grand Prix.
2012 would arguably the best year of Evans' junior career as he claimed the GP3 title, having been strong all season. Webber himself pushed for Evans to be put into GP2 the following season, with the same Arden team that had supported him through GP3. At his GP2 debut, the New Zealander was able to overcome food poisoning to stand on the podium, becoming the youngest man to do so in the series' short history.
The following seasons saw Evans' career begin to stall as he began to switch teams, although he did take his maiden victory in 2014. The New Zealander also got his first taste of Endurance racing, taking part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans to earn a maiden podium in LMP2 on his first start at the great race.
Formula E HistoryEdit
In the summer of 2016, Evans was selected as one of four drivers to test the new Jaguar I-Type 1 at the 2016 Donington Test. He would compete for the second seat in the team for Jaguar Racing's debut season in Formula E, battling against Alex Lynn and Harry Tincknell to partner Adam Carroll. After the first three days, Evans signed a contract with Jaguar to take over the second seat, completing the final three days of testing before being announced officially on the 8th of September.
Full Formula E RecordEdit
Shown below are a series of tables outlining Mitch Evans's career in Formula E in statistical form.
Formula E EntriesEdit
The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Mitch Evans during their FE career:
|Mitch Evans's Overall Formula E Record|
|2016/17||Jaguar Racing||20||Jaguar I-Type 1|
Below is a table showing Mitch Evans's full Formula E record.
|FIA Formula E Championship Record|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 'Mitch Evans', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2016)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Sam Smith, 'Evans to partner Carroll at Jaguar', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 02/09/2016), http://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/evans-to-partner-carroll-at-jaguar-814790/, (Accessed 07/09/2016)
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 'Mitch Evans', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 06/09/2016), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Evans, (Accessed 07/09/2016)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Scott Mitchell, 'Jaguar Formula E team to evaluate four drivers in Donington test', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 19/08/2016), http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/125756/jaguar-to-evaluate-four-drivers-in-fe-test?_ga=1.96183833.400766727.1431512720, (Accessed 07/09/2016)