'Challenging, strategic and the ultimate racing venue': Jaguar TCS Racing previews Monaco

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'Challenging, strategic and the ultimate racing venue': Jaguar TCS Racing previews Monaco

Jaguar TCS Racing's Mitch Evans has come close to winning the Monaco E-Prix before, finishing on the podium in the Principality over the last two years. He'll be hoping to finally master Monte Carlo this weekend rather than its "nearly man".

Mitch Evans second Monaco 2022 Jaguar Racing

Fresh from winning ways in Berlin, the Jaguar TCS Racing squad head into the Monaco E-Prix weekend third in the Teams Standings. With Mitch Evans coming close to winning the event before, finishing on the podium in the Principality the last two years - including missing out on the final lap to Antonio Felix da Costa in Season 7 - he'll be hoping to finally master Monte Carlo this weekend. 

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"It is an amazing feeling racing in Monaco, and it is even more special being able to call it a second home race for me – as there is no race in New Zealand," Evans said about the unique race. 

"After success in Sao Paulo and Berlin, I am so motivated to deliver another incredible performance this weekend. It's a track I've done well at in the past, finishing third in Season 7 and second in Season 8 so I'll be giving it everything on Saturday."  

Jaguar achieved their first one-two result in Berlin last month, with Evans in first and teammate Sam Bird finishing in second. 

"I am immensely proud of the team's performance in Berlin," James Barclay, Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal, added. "To achieve our first 1-2 was an amazing achievement and demonstrated the hard work that all of the team have been putting into driving forward our performance. 

"Monaco is undoubtedly one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world with a rich racing heritage, so in my mind the perfect opportunity to showcase electric racing and the future of motorsport. 

"Formula E will once again bring some of the best drivers, teams and manufacturers in the world to the Monegasque streets, and the action will be electric. As always, Monaco is a challenging circuit, and the race will be a strategic affair where we have to make the right decisions at the right time, but it goes without saying the team and Mitch and Sam can't wait to get stuck in." 

This will be the first time Formula E has taken to the iconic street circuit with the new GEN3 cars, with drivers predicting even more overtaking than in recent years. The Season 7 race has almost 150 position changes, including 28 overtakes between the top six runners, so it's a bold claim and makes this a race that is not to be missed! 

"Monte Carlo is the ultimate venue to go racing," Phil Charles, Jaguar's Technical Manager, explains. "Formula E cars can overtake fairly easily around the famous streets, so the E-Prix usually gives a great spectacle with plenty of strategic intrigue. Tough on energy management, technically difficult for drivers and engineers and very high-quality tarmac gives one of the biggest launches of the season when the lights go green. 

"Traffic management is also critical along with ATTACK MODE timing, so communication between drivers and engineers is vital. If you pull all of that together, you get a great result in Monaco, and what a fantastic place to win if you can!"