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Formula E | London E Prix | Mitch Evans: “I’m just gutted for myself and everyone as it’s heartbreaking”

After a heartbreaking retirement from London E Prix, Evans talked about what caused it and how to move on from it before Seoul E Prix. 

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Formula E | London E Prix | Mitch Evans: “I’m just gutted for myself and everyone as it’s heartbreaking”
Fuente imagen: Sara Habets for Motorlat.com

With an incredibly strong pace in the race, scoring P5 the day before and seemingly having a comfortable P4 finish on Sunday, a car failure forced Evans to retire from the race. After Vandoorne’s P4, the Kiwi falls back 36 points behind the Belgian

When asked by motorlat.com what caused the retirement, Evans responded: “I seemed to have some strange behaviour with the car for a few laps and [when] I was going into turn 9, the car just switches off completely so that’s why I pull off and why I had to do a power cycle. But the car was ungraceful as it was so that’s why I had to retire and the race was done anyway at this point. It seems like we’ve got an inverter failure so yeah quite a hard one to take after a really strong race”

Afterwards, when asked if his approach will now change going into the Seoul E Prix, because despite the increased gap between him and Vandoorne the game is still on, he replied: “The game is still on, but the approach doesn’t really change. 

“Obviously we will try to work out what has happened today and also to see why the one lap pace isn’t as strong as we’ve had in the past it’s probably the weakest part of our year, the qualifying. 

“We’ve always recovering, we’re a regular at overtaking people….I’m sick of it, it’s hard work, I’m already going great [laugh]. I definitely did make my life harder.

“Theres a few things we need to work on from the past few weekends, our approach doesn’t change, we go everywhere with the approach of trying to win the races and that won’t change for next weekend.”

Lastly, when asked during the interview how to bounce back from a situation like this, Evans responded: “In these circumstances, when it’s a technical problem, what can you do. If I made a mistake, you’re a lot angrier, if its a human error its probably an avoidable mistake but this was a component failure that we’ve got no control over.

“I’m just gutted for myself and everyone as it’s heartbreaking. Everyone works really hard for this and as long as we can figure out what went wrong, it’s no ones fault in the team it’s just…painful. Everyone’s hurting.”

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