Formula E: Mitch Evans will start from pole position in Saturday’s race

Mitch Evans, a New Zealand driver for the factory Jaguar team, has won a qualifying round at the city circuit in Rome and will start from pole position in the first race of the weekend.

For Evans, this is the second such feat this year – in February he started from pole on track in Hyderabad, India, but was then unlucky in the race, dropping out of contention after hard contact with Sam Vogel’s car, his partner. which was especially annoying.

It remains to be hoped that things will turn out better for Mitch today, as the Jaguars took the full front row: Evans and Bird reached the qualifying final, but the New Zealander cut his lap by nearly a second in the decisive effort.

But it must be assumed that Jaguar will give their drivers strict instructions not to complicate life for each other at the start and in the e-Prix distance, especially as Evans is 4th in the individual standings and very real chances on the title. , unlike Bird .

Incidentally, last year it was Mitch who won both races of the double Roman weekend.

Andretti’s leader Jake Dennis was only 7th in qualifying, after which he complained that he still couldn’t find his way into the car.

Sacha Fenestras of the factory Nissan team and Sebastien Buemi of Envision Racing will start from the second row of the grid at this year’s Rome City Circuit, likely to be the Jaguar drivers’ closest rivals at the start and early laps of the season. the race.

After two wins last year, Evans is regarded as a specialist on the Roman circuit, which he confirmed again today, although according to statistics a rider who started from pole in Rome has never managed to win.

Source: F1 News

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