After showing impressive speed and competing in his first ever Super Pole for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, Alex Lynn qualified P5 and was set to earn strong points before a technical issue forced him to retire.
His teammate Mitch Evans had previously topped the time sheets in FP1 but had to contend with a race-long midfield battle after qualifying P18. He missed out a point finish in P12. The Kiwi continues his streak of completing every race this season.
The penultimate round of the European races took place on a challenging concrete track renowned for being tough on brakes and tyres. A strong start for Alex saw him battling for a podium in the Jaguar -TYPE 3 before misfortune struck. Mitch showed impressive race craft in the middle of the field despite a damaged front wing, moving up six places by the chequered flag.
The Panasonic Jaguar Racing team will now prepare for the Bern E-Prix, which takes place on Saturday 22 June.
JAMES BARCLAY PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING, TEAM DIRECTOR
This wasn’t the result we wanted. There are such fine margins in Formula E and we saw that this weekend. We need to go away to look at the route of the problem Alex had with his car in the race and what caused the difficulties Mitch had in qualifying. It is important that we remain positive as a team. The pace in Free Practice and Alex’s first Super Pole for the team are positives from a tough day. We know the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 is quick and we’ll come back fighting for the next race in Bern.
ALEX LYNN PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING DRIVER, #3
All weekend the car showed really strong pace It was great to be competing in my first Super Pole for the team and be fighting at the front of the race. It’s a shame we didn’t get the result we wanted on this occasion. Unfortunately I had an issue with the car, which meant I couldn’t continue. I am confident the guys can find out what went wrong. We have a few weeks now to concentrate on getting a good result in Bern
MITCH EVANS PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING DRIVER, #20
Obviously it’s disappointing to not be in the points. Trying to work our way through the middle of the field wasn’t easy – we made up six places, but it wasn’t enough in the end. There’s a lot we can learn from this race and I’m happy with how quick the car was in Free Practice. We’ll be doing all we can to get back into the points in Bern.