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Mitch Evans, Jaguar Racing , 1st position, rides a Jaguar
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How Evans pounced for Jaguar in a Sao Paulo slipstreaming chess match

Jaguar halted the Porsche domination at the start of the new Formula E era, as Mitch Evans led an all-big cat-powered podium trio on the series’ first trip to Sao Paulo. In a race nobody wanted to lead, Evans picked his moment to pounce while championship frontrunners Pascal Wehrlein and Jake Dennis hit trouble

“It was just amazing to go toe-to-toe with these guys and try and outsmart each other, and we always said it’s like playing chess out there.”

If the inaugural Sao Paulo E-Prix had indeed been the equivalent of a chess match, there’s no doubt that Mitch Evans would have been granted the rank of Grandmaster, as the Kiwi judged his moves to perfection en route to victory – his and Jaguar’s first of the season.

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