8 May 2021

Mitch Evans today secured his third podium for Jaguar Racing this season after a thrilling race on the iconic streets on Monaco. Jaguar Racing have closed the gap in the Teams’ World Championship and firmly in the hunt in second place, only two points behind Mercedes‑EQ Formula E Team. It was a double points finish for Jaguar with a seventh place for team mate Sam Bird.

  • Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, takes his third Formula E podium of the season, finishing in third
  • Sam Bird climbed nine places to finish seventh on the full track layout at the Monaco E‑Prix
  • Mitch Evans is third in the Drivers’ Standings, eight points behind the current leader, while teammate Sam Bird is fifth
  • Jaguar Racing close the gap in the Teams’ World Championship and are running in second, only two points behind Mercedes‑EQ Formula E Team
  • Rounds eight and nine of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place at the Mexican track of Puebla on Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June 2021
Monaco E-Prix - FP1
Monaco E-Prix - FP1
Monaco E-Prix - FP1
Monaco E-Prix - FP1

Kiwi, Mitch Evans, started the race in third after a strong qualifying performance ‑ making it through to Super Pole from group one. Evans had a busy drive behind the wheel of his Jaguar I‑TYPE 5, tussling with the leaders before making a momentous overtake on Antonio Felix Da Costa into Beau Rivage to move into first position, with 15 minutes to go. On the final lap Mitch had to defend heavily from Da Costa who had fractionally more energy and was able snatch the lead into the chicane.

Briton, Sam Bird, started the race in sixteenth after a tough qualifying session in the Monagasque principality. In the first lap of the race, Bird slipped past four cars on the inside of the Fairmont hairpin to get up into twelfth. Bird continued to show his pace by carving his way through the pack, using ATTACK MODE and FanBoost strategically and making decisive overtakes to finish in seventh.

Mitch Evans leaves his ‘home’ race in third in the ABB FIA Formula E Drivers’ World Championship, eight points behind the current leader, Robin Frijns. Teammate Sam Bird is fifth, only 11 points behind Frijns.

It’s the end of a very exciting day of racing here in Monaco. Overall a very positive day for Jaguar Racing and a great result to finish on the podium with Mitch in third. We unfortunately just lost out on first place after leading the race for so long. We had to go really bold with the strategy to try and get Mitch back up into the lead after losing a position to Jean Eric Vergne. We really thought we could hold on but it was fantastic racing to watch and we’re really proud that Mitch could come home with a podium for the team. Sam did a phenomenal job too, coming all way the way through from sixteenth on the grid. Overall a great double points finish for the team, we’re really looking forward to the next race and building on the momentum we’ve got back here in Monaco.

James Barclay
Team Director Jaguar Racing
Monaco E-Prix - FP1
Monaco E-Prix - FP1

We’ve had fantastic pace today. We dominated both Free Practice sessions and although my qualifying session was frustrating, I showed pace again in the race. As far as recovery drives go this was great ‑ to come through the field from sixteenth to seventh, in Monaco, is pretty cool. It was tough out there but overall I’m really happy with the points and looking forward to racing again in Mexico.

Sam Bird
#10 Jaguar Racing driver

I got myself into a great position today – leading in Monaco is amazing but that came at a cost with energy I used to get there. I was really hoping to ride it out until the end but it just wasn’t meant to be today. It’s still great points for the team, we can take the positives from today and we can move forward and get ready for Mexico. We know we’re really competitive and we proved that again here in Monaco.

Mitch Evans
#20 Jaguar Racing driver

Rounds eight and nine of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place on the Mexican track of Puebla on Saturday 19 June and Sunday 20 June 2021.

Further information

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Emily Hogg, Global Brand and Partnerships Officer, Jaguar Racing

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

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Adrian Atkinson, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar Racing

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Notes to Editors


Jaguar returned to racing in October 2016, becoming the first premium manufacturer to join the all‑electric ABB FIA Formula E World Championship street racing series. In 2019 the team won the Rome E‑Prix – Jaguar’s first international motorsport victory since 1991.

Formula E is a real‑world test bed for Jaguar with its Race To Innovate mission in the future of electrification.

As an official manufacturer team in Formula E, Jaguar Racing designs its own powertrain, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter and rear suspension.

To control costs the carbon fibre chassis and battery are common components and the same for all twelve teams. This allows the focus to be on developing electric vehicle powertrains which are efficient and lightweight which will improve the performance and range of future Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles.

The 2020/21 Formula E season is the first as the all‑electric series has been granted full world championship status by the FIA – the sport’s governing body. In September 2020, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship was also certified with a net zero carbon footprint from inception ‑ the first global sport to achieve this. This season will be the third year for the teams to be racing with the futuristic Gen2 racecars.

Teams have two racecars, one per driver, which will be used for the full race distance.

Beyond its all‑electric concept, Formula E is unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. The championship takes place on temporary street circuits in the centre of the world’s major cities including Santiago, Diriyah, Rome, Paris, Monaco, New York and ending in a double‑header race weekend in London.  

Mitch Evans finished season six seventh in the Drivers' Championship and Jaguar Racing finished seventh in the Teams' Standings with a win in Mexico City, a podium in Santiago and one pole position. He is joined for season seven by British driver Sam Bird, who has won a race in every season of Formula E.

In season seven the championship is official recognised as a world championship by the governing body the FIA. It will be known as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

Race to Innovate

Formula E remains a key priority for Jaguar Land Rover. As the only all‑electric world championship, Formula E allows us to test and develop new electric vehicle technologies in a high‑performance environment. It continues to be the test‑bed for our Race to Innovate mission that will see Race to Road and Road to Race learnings that will help shape our electric future – a future that Jaguar is passionate about, and dedicated to for the benefit of our society, the changing landscape of mobility, sustainability and our customers.