On October 9th, Jaguar made its debut in the Formula E championship.
The track in Hong Kong featured tight corners and a slippery surface, which managed to catch out some of the contenders.
Jaguars drivers, Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans started at 17th and 16th on the grid. Both drivers made good starts and climbed up the leaderboard steadily.
By the time the safety car was deployed on lap 18, Mitch was up to 10th and Adam was up to 11th.
Following the safety car and the mid way pit stop to change vehicles, Adam's strong performance resulted in a 12th place finish. Mitch, unfortunately encountered an electrical issue with his second car, and to prevent further damage, he was forced to retire from the race.
Adam Carroll: “I am feeling pretty pleased. We showed decent and consistent race pace and we were particularly strong on energy management. I would like to say a big thank you to the whole Panasonic Jaguar Racing team. Everybody’s worked really hard to get here and we’ve learnt fast all weekend. There is much more to come.”
Mitch Evans: “It's a shame I wasn’t able to complete the race this time but I’ve learnt a lot. I made a good start and picked up a couple of places and was running well in the pack. The Jaguar I-Type performed well and I can’t wait to get back in the car to race in Marrakesh!”
The next race is on the 12th November and takes place in Marrakesh.