Jaguar’s Mitch Evans will continue with the British manufacturer in Formula E as he signs a multi-year contract with the team.
Evans has raced with Jaguar since the manufacturer joined the championship in Season 3. In that time with the tteam, he’s claimed four victories and finished a best of fifth in the drivers’ championship standings.
The New Zealander said he had interest from other teams for his sixth season in Formula E, but opted to remain with Jaguar as the team prepares for Gen 3.
“I’m not going anywhere! Having spent over five years with the team, I know exactly what we plan to achieve in the forthcoming seasons and I am excited to continue to be part of the team’s journey,” Evans said.
“I have been approached by other teams but my home continues to be with Jaguar. We are seeing strong results on track, the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 boasts excellent performance and we are ready to rival anyone on the grid.
“There’s still everything to play for this season and going forward into the future with Jaguar Racing.”
The announcement makes Jaguar the first team to confirm its line-up for the 2021-22 season, as Sam Bird is set to continue with the team after signing a multi-year contract at the end of last season.
Team director James Barclay added: “We are very pleased to confirm that Mitch will remain a key part of Jaguar Racing’s driver line-up, extending his long-standing and integral role in the team.
“Mitch’s speed and on-track results in Formula E speak for themselves and we continue to build a formidable partnership year on year since he joined our team in 2016.
“Mitch is one of the most exciting talents in Formula E and his experience and understanding of how we work is invaluable. We are stronger together and as a team we are all excited and highly motivated to achieve the most out of season seven and beyond.”
Evans currently lies eighth in the drivers’ standings with two races remaining, but sits only 20 points behind championship leader Nyck de Vries.