Mitch Evans has signed a new long-term contract to remain with the Panasonic Jaguar FIA Formula E squad for season six and beyond. 

The British manufacturer, which finished seventh in the teams' championship standings in the 2018/19 FE campaign, said Evans had commited his future to the team on a "multi-year" deal stretching past the upcoming 2019/20 season. 

Evans claimed his maiden FE victory in Rome last year and added a further two podium appearances to his tally in the second half of the campaign on his way to finishing fifth in the season five drivers' standings, just 31 points behind eventual champion Jean-Eric Vergne. 

Season six will mark the 25-year-old New Zealander's fourth straight campaign with Jaguar, as the team continues its bid to move up the order and establish itself as title contenders. 

“I’m really happy to be staying with the team for a fourth season," Evans said. "I have had a taste for victory driving for Panasonic Jaguar Racing now all I want is more!

"The team is getting stronger and I feel at home here. I’m determined to push forward with Panasonic Jaguar Racing, building on last season’s success as we hunt down more points, podiums and wins.”

Jaguar team director James Barclay added: "We are delighted that Mitch has committed his future to Panasonic Jaguar Racing and will remain an integral part of the team for the foreseeable future.

"We have grown together in the last three seasons and developed into a winning team capable of fighting at the front of this highly competitive championship. Together we look forward to writing the next chapter of Jaguar Racing’s history.”

Jaguar said it would reveal Evans' new teammate at its season launch event on October 2. The second Jaguar seat is expected to be taken by James Calado, who has carried out recent test duties for the team. 

 

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