|James Barclay, Team Director Panasonic Jaguar Racing: “A real shame about the final result today after showing great form over the weekend with our best qualifying position of P3. There was a chance of a win or podium but we used too much energy and we had to back off to finish the race. Another really good step forward for us and positive for the team. We are racers and will always aim for the top – it just wasn’t meant to be today. Rome hosted a fantastic Italian Formula E debut and we have good momentum now for Paris in a few days time.”
Mitch Evans, #20: “Qualifying was good but I’m gutted as we had a chance to win today. Coming away with points for the team is positive but we could have had a lot more which is hard to take. I had my eyes on the prize but well done to Sam (Bird). Hopefully we can be fighting for a podium in Paris.”
Nelson Piquet Jr, #3: “The day started off well with fastest time in FP1. We tried to do something different in qualifying which unfortunately didn’t work out. I was confident in the race as we know we have pace and efficiency but today wasn’t our day. I had a seat belt issue in the pit lane so I had to stop to put them back on which took too much time. Mitch had a great race but we can learn as a team from this one. Rome was an amazing event, the track was cool and the fans were passionate.”
The debut Rome E-Prix marked Jaguar Racing’s title partner Panasonic’s 100th anniversary with bespoke ‘lightbulb’ logos adorning the Jaguar I-TYPEs. On Saturday 28 April Panasonic Jaguar Racing will return to Paris for the next round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
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