Formula E: Mitch Evans underlines belief series' grid is stronger than Formula 1

Mitch Evans has stood by his belief that the Formula E grid is more competitive than Formula 1’s, as he looks to maintain his title tilt this weekend at the 2022 Marrakesh E-Prix in Morocco.

Evans won the Jakarta E-Prix last time out is sat in fourth position in the Drivers’ Championship, with him possessing a real chance of winning the title this year.

The top four drivers are separated by just 12 points and, with seven races to go, there’s still so much to play for.

Indeed, it is this competitiveness that, Evans believes, makes Formula E a tougher and stronger competition than Formula 1:

“There is this perception that the guys in Formula One are the best in the world,” he said.

“But I think on average, if you took everyone, I’d say Formula E is stronger. There have been a few examples now of guys that have come in (from Formula One) and struggled a bit initially.

“You see guys like Antonio Giovinazzi (Dragon / Penske Autosport) and he’s found it really, really tough – in the first race we almost lapped him. A lot of the guys in Formula One I raced against I’ve beaten, so just because they’re in F1 doesn’t mean that they’re better than us.

“On top of that, the cars are a lot more similar. In Formula One there are only a few cars that have got capabilities of winning a race or a Championship, whereas with us I can literally turn up this weekend and either win or I can just miss it a bit and finish 15th or 16th.

“I think that’s what is so incredible about Formula E is we’ve got this amazing technology, but also, from a sporting point of view, we’ve got these incredible teams, brands and drivers that form a really strong Championship.”

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s most extensive calendar to date continues in Marrakesh this Saturday 2 July live on Channel 4 with coverage from 16:30 BST.

Grandstand seat tickets for the 2022 London E-Prix on July 30 & 31 are available now starting at £49 from www.FIAFormulaE.com/London

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