For the 22 drivers and teams of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the official pre-season testing for the all-electric race series was all about fine-tuning ahead of the first race in January 2024. Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) has particular reason to be happy. The man from New Zealand made the most of the Hankook iON Race’s performance and completed a lap of the 3.376-kilometre track with nine left-hand and six right-hand turns in 1:24.474 minutes, making him the fastest driver at the Spanish dress rehearsal for Formula E Season 10.
Mitch Evans of Jaguar TCS Racing the fastest driver in Valencia
For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene: in total, Hankook is actively involved in more than 50 series in 2023. Since Season 9, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene, popular touring car championships ADAC TCR Germany and TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events.
09 EVANS Mitch (nzl), Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-Type 6, action during the 2023 Valencia Pre-Season Testing prior the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo from October 24 to 370, 2023 in Valencia, Spain - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI
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EVANS Mitch (nzl), Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-Type 6, portrait during the 2023 Valencia Pre-Season Testing prior the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo from October 24 to 370, 2023 in Valencia, Spain - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI
File size: 4 MB