Evans to partner Carroll at Jaguar

Mitch Evans is set to be unveiled as teammate to Adam Carroll at the new Jaguar Formula E team next week.

Evans to partner Carroll at Jaguar
Mitch Evans, Pertamina Campos Racing
Mitch Evans, Jaguar Racing
Mitch Evans, Jaguar Racing
Mitch Evans, Jaguar Racing
Adam Carroll, Jaguar Racing
Mitch Evans Pertamina Campos Racing
Mitch Evans, Pertamina Campos Racing

The Kiwi, who is currently competing in GP2 with Campos Racing, has impressed the team with his adaption to the all-electric series at the first public test at Donington Park last week.

Evans ended the second day of testing 15th fastest and a tenth of a second quicker than Carroll’s best time.

The New Zealander has already been confirmed as testing one of the Jaguar’s drivers at Donington over the three-day test next week, the British marque having also given outings to Alex Lynn and Harry Tincknell in the first test.

Motorsport.com revealed last month that Carroll had reached an agreement with the team in July after he conducted the majority of private testing for the team, which has Williams Advanced Engineering as its major supplier.

Although Jaguar is publically stating that the signing of Evans has yet to be completed, a Motorsport.com source within the team confirmed today that a deal was concluded earlier this week.

The signing of Evans, who is the protege of former Jaguar F1 driver Mark Webber, will be a blow to Lynn, who is one of Evans' current GP2 rivals.

The British driver has already gone on record stating that a third GP2 season is out of the question, and had been eyeing an expanded role at the Williams F1 team combined with a season of Formula E.

Jaguar is set to unveil Carroll and Evans and the official livery next Thursday at the Jaguar Heritage Collections Centre in Gaydon on September 8.

The Jaguar I-Type 1, which is running a single motor/two gear set-up, is also set to be revealed in its full race livery next Thursday.

shares
comments
DS Virgin confirms single-motor set-up for season three
Previous article

DS Virgin confirms single-motor set-up for season three

Next article

Heidfeld says Mahindra step from season two ‘night and day’

Heidfeld says Mahindra step from season two ‘night and day’
Load comments
Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong Prime

Formula E's new toys ahead of its second-generation swansong

Formula E welcomes a mix of past, present and future for the 2021-22 season. The old guard facing off against a sprinkling of newcomers, a fresh qualifying format amid a sporting rules shake-up and a range of minor tweaks to the existing all-electric machines are all subplots to the final campaign before the next generation arrives

Formula E
Dec 3, 2021
The sharing mentality that transformed the fortunes of two FE teams Prime

The sharing mentality that transformed the fortunes of two FE teams

Electing not to share data with its competitive customer team would have been a straightforward means of gaining an edge on at least one of Mercedes' Formula E rivals last season. But by reciprocating the relationship forged under its initial HWA guise, when it was a customer to Venturi, both teams have reaped the rewards

Formula E
Nov 30, 2021
How Mercedes's Formula E squad replicated the F1 team's best trait Prime

How Mercedes's Formula E squad replicated the F1 team's best trait

With its ultra-successful sister team in Formula 1 and a support network providing some of the best minds and resources in the business, Mercedes Formula E team principal Ian James knew his squad had all the winning ingredients. But mixing it together was no easy feat and required key attributes to be grown from within

Formula E
Nov 29, 2021
How Formula E's polarising newcomer Ticktum can prove himself Prime

How Formula E's polarising newcomer Ticktum can prove himself

OPINION: Few figures in racing today divide opinion like Dan Ticktum. The Formula 2 race winner now has the chance to wipe his professional slate clean with his move into Formula E, but it won't be easy at the squad which has brought up the rear for the past three years. Here are the three key criteria he must meet to make a lasting impression on the series.

Formula E
Nov 27, 2021
How Mercedes pulled off a silent coup in Formula E Prime

How Mercedes pulled off a silent coup in Formula E

By virtue of its Formula 1 success, Mercedes was expected to rise to power in Formula E before long. That it won both the drivers' and manufacturers' championships this year, after only two seasons as a full works effort, belies a tricky path littered with potential pitfalls

Formula E
Nov 26, 2021
Why electric racing cars should be four-wheel drive Prime

Why electric racing cars should be four-wheel drive

OPINION: Circuit racing has traditionally favoured front- or rear-wheel-drive setups, eschewing the equal distribution of power. But for Formula E and other electric-powered series, our columnist believes it’s a perfect fit.

Formula E
Oct 13, 2021
How motorsport's most prominent power couple found joint success Prime

How motorsport's most prominent power couple found joint success

The Wolffs have carved their own paths in motorsport, leading their respective teams to success in Formula 1 and Formula E. But the two came together last month as their drivers finished first and second in the FE drivers' championship - a feat they are hugely proud of. In a rare joint interview, they reflect on a remarkable season

Formula E
Sep 21, 2021
The top 10 Formula E drivers of 2020-21 Prime

The top 10 Formula E drivers of 2020-21

OPINION: The 2021 Formula E campaign was one without a narrative for much of the season, with no single car or driver able to break away from the pack. That makes choosing a top 10 especially difficult, particularly as the qualifying format meant some worthy performers were unable to enjoy their day in the sun.

Formula E
Sep 19, 2021