Great performance: At the second Formula E race in Switzerland Mitch Evans convinced with a strong second place for Team Panasonic Jaguar Racing. His team-mate Alex Lynn finished seventh after a furious race to catch up.
After a mass crash in the first tight corners of Bern's city centre, the race was temporarily interrupted and restarted behind the safety car. At the top of the field, a challenging duel developed between Mitch Evans and Jean-Eric Vergne - the leader of the championship classification. In terms of efficiency and speed, the Jaguar seemed to be superior to the Techeetah racer, but the Frenchman defended himself fiercely, so that Evans and Jaguar celebrated a strong second place in Bern.
Mitch Evans: "It was more difficult to get past him than expected. I tried a few risky manoeuvres, for example on the outer track in corner 3, but he defended himself very well," the New Zealander praised his opponent. "We were extremely fast today. Of course the podium feels good, but I think I had the pace to win".
Team mate Alex Lynn drove a solid, flawless E-Prix and made up three places in the race and crossed the finish line in seventh place. Thus the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team leaves Switzerland with the second best result of the season after winning the race in Rome in mid-April. Mitch Evans is now in 3rd place in the drivers' standings due to his strong appearance in the Bern and therefore still has the chance to win the 2018/19 Formula E championship. However, since his gap to front runner Jean Eric-Vergne two races before the end is 43 points, the title hopes are rather theoretical.
A thrilling Bern E-Prix was experienced not only by fans and drivers, but also by 40 guests who witnessed the thrilling duel between Evans and Vergne at Viessmann's invitation. In addition to the Formula E race, a special highlight was a guided tour through the paddock of the electric racing series and a stop in the garage of Viessmann partner Jaguar Racing. "This tour made a lasting impression on the guests on the subject of formula e-motorsport and e-mobility and contributed significantly to transforming the already positive atmosphere into enthusiasm. - Marianne Zaugg, Marketing Manager at Viessmann Switzerland, sums up the experiences of her guests.
The finale of the 2018/19 Formula E season will take place in New York on 13 and 14 July. We are curious to see what the most exciting and innovative motorsport series in the world still has to offer in the final sprint of the season and are delighted that the Viessmann Jaguar eTROPHY Team Germany with Célia Martin will be back at the start of the Jaguar I-Pace eTROPHY series after a break in the Swiss race.
Until then, it's worth taking a look at formulae.viessmann.de! Here Viessmann presents how you can already drive electrically today, charge cheaply and live sustainably.