Mitch Evans, Jaguar, Monaco, 2024

Jaguar’s team work gives Evans and Cassidy Monaco one-two

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Mitch Evans took victory in the Monaco Eprix ahead of Jaguar team mate Nick Cassidy after the team mates worked together to hold off the two DS Penskes.

Evans secured his first victory of the season ahead of his team mate, with Stoffel Vandoorne completing the podium in third.

Jaguar used Cassidy to hold up the chasing pack to allow team mate Evans to complete Attack Mode in the lead of the race before swapping positions and doing the same for Cassidy. The two team mates completed their Attack Mode running with over ten laps remaining in the race, successfully retaining the lead two positions in front of the DS Penske pair of Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne.

Cassidy in second place was instructed to hold position in the closing laps. However, a Safety Car on lap 25 reduced the race to a five lap sprint. None of the positions at the front of the field changed over those five laps, however, and Evans took the chequered flag to win for the first time since the first London race at the end of last season.

Cassidy was just under a second behind in second place, with Vandoorne taking the final podium place in third ahead of team mate Vergne. Pole winner Pascal Wehrlein finished fifth with Oliver Rowland sixth and Antonio Felix da Costa in seventh. Sacha Fenestraz, Maximilian Guenther and Norman Nato claimed the final points places in the top ten.

Mitch Evans, Jaguar, Monaco, 2024
Evans and Cassidy played a smart strategy
Edoardo Mortara crashed out at the entry of the Swimming Pool on lap four, becoming the race’s first retirement and prompting an early Safety Car. Nico Mueller also retired later on after contact with McLaren’s Jake Hughes at Rascasse, which Hughes was assessed a five-second time penalty for. Jake Dennis finished last on the road after suffering front wing damage in the middle phase of the race. McLaren’s Sam Bird was forced out of the race after injuring his wrist in a practice crash, with team reserve driver Taylor Barnard making his debut in the series and finishing 14th.

The result sees Wehrlein take the lead of the championship on 102 points, with Cassidy moving up to second. Dennis’s failure to score drops him to third on 89, one point ahead of Oliver Rowland in fourth. The next round will take place in Berlin with a double-header of races over Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of May.

2024 Formula E Monaco Eprix race results:

1 9 Jaguar Mitch Evans Jaguar I-Type 6
2 37 Jaguar Nick Cassidy Jaguar I-Type 6
3 2 DS Penske Stoffel Vandoorne DS E-TENSE FE23
4 25 DS Penske Jean-Eric Vergne DS E-TENSE FE23
5 94 Porsche Pascal Wehrlein Porsche 99X Electric Gen3
6 22 McLaren Oliver Rowland Nissan e-4ORCE 04
7 13 Porsche Antonio Felix da Costa Porsche 99X Electric Gen3
8 23 Nissan Sacha Fenestraz Nissan e-4ORCE 04
9 7 Maserati Maximilian Guenther Maserati Tipo Folgore
10 17 Andretti Norman Nato Porsche 99X Electric Gen3
11 11 Abt Cupra Lucas di Grassi Mahindra M9Electro
12 21 Mahinda Nyck de Vries Mahindra M10Electro
13 33 ERT Dan Ticktum ERT X24
14 8 McLaren Taylor Barnard Nissan e-4ORCE 04
15 16 Envision Sebastien Buemi Jaguar I-Type 6
16 5 McLaren Jake Hughes Nissan e-4ORCE 04
17 4 Envision Robin Frijns Jaguar I-Type 6
18 18 Maserati Jehan Daruvala Maserati Tipo Folgore
19 3 ERT Sergio Sette Camara ERT X24
20 1 Andretti Jake Dennis Porsche 99X Electric Gen3
21 51 Abt Cupra Nico Mueller Mahindra M10Electro
22 48 Mahinda Edoardo Mortara Mahindra M10Electro

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5 comments on “Jaguar’s team work gives Evans and Cassidy Monaco one-two”

  1. Not the flashiest race, but what a great job from Jaguar team.
    Also I know that I can type it under 9/10 races, but being a Sam Bird fan really hurts

    1. but being a Sam Bird fan really hurts

      Not as much as his wrist!
      Jokes aside, I hope he gets well soon, though a return for Berlin might be ambitious, depending on its severity.

      Taylor did a decent enough job… Was one of the only drivers out there that didn’t get involved in any contact (that we saw).

    2. Why? Imagine being a Oliver Turvey fan. A driver who was as talented as Sam Bird

  2. Team work makes the dream work!

  3. Great strategy by the Jags, perfect teamwork.
    Fascinating race, pretty strategic in front but bonkers action behind!

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