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Victory with strong Hankook performance: Mitch Evans wins the Monaco E-Prix

Victory with strong Hankook performance: Mitch Evans wins the Monaco E-Prix

The principality of Monaco hosted race eight of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The 3.337-kilometre track around the harbour and through the narrow streets of the glamorous city state on the Mediterranean is one of the highlights of the World Championship calendar. In unsettled but dry conditions, with temperatures around 17 degrees Celsius, the 22 drivers once again put on a great show for the fans around the circuit, creating a superb advertisement for the fully-electric series. Despite the many corners and narrow sections, there were still many changes of position to delight the crowds. At the end of a superb race, Jaguar driver Mitch Evans from New Zealand emerged as the delighted winner. The 29-year-old took full advantage of the strong performance of the Hankook iON Race, using the high grip levels to hold off his rivals and claim the eleventh victory of his Formula E career. Teammate and compatriot Nick Cassidy followed in second place ahead of Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne (DS Penske).

As the Formula E season reaches the halfway point, Germany's Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) tops the table with 102 points. His closest rivals are second-placed Cassidy with 95 points, and Jake Dennis (GB/Andretti Formula E) in third with 98 points.

Fans were treated to another highlight ahead of the Monaco E-Prix. Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard took the new Gen3 Evo out for a spin, giving the fans their first glimpse of the new car for Season 11 at a show run.

 

Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director: “The race in Monaco is definitely one of the highlights on the calendar of the Formula E World Championship. The special flair and amazing atmosphere of the principality was apparent in the pit lane, and we obviously felt it too. Rarely has the Hankook iON Race been surrounded by so much glamour. The circuit, with 19 different corners, uphill and downhill sections, different surfaces and some serious banking in the tunnel, really put our tyre to the test. However, the tyre’s great versatility and ability to adapt to the most diverse conditions, and to support the drivers with maximum performance and consistency right through to the end of the race, was again clear for all to see on the narrow streets of Monaco.”

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. Since the 2023 season, 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 has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’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. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

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Victory with strong Hankook performance: Mitch Evans wins the Monaco E-Prix

EVANS Mitch (nzl), Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-Type 6, portrait, at the podium, during the 2024 Monaco ePrix, 6th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit de Monaco from April 25 to 27, 2024 in Monaco - Photo Javier Jimenez / DPPI

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Victory with strong Hankook performance: Mitch Evans wins the Monaco E-Prix

09 EVANS Mitch (nzl), Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-Type 6, action during the 2024 Monaco ePrix, 6th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit de Monaco from April 25 to 27, 2024 in Monaco - Photo André Ferreira / DPPI

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Victory with strong Hankook performance: Mitch Evans wins the Monaco E-Prix

Hankook tyres during the 2024 Monaco ePrix, 6th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit de Monaco from April 25 to 27, 2024 in Monaco - Photo Javier Jimenez / DPPI

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Victory with strong Hankook performance: Mitch Evans wins the Monaco E-Prix

mecaniciens mechanics, Nissan Formula E Team, Nissan e-4ORCE 04, portrait arret aux stands, pit stop during the 2024 Monaco ePrix, 6th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit de Monaco from April 25 to 27, 2024 in Monaco - Photo Germain Hazard / DPPI

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Victory with strong Hankook performance: Mitch Evans wins the Monaco E-Prix

07 GUNTHER Maximilian (ger), Maserati MSG Racing, Maserati Tipo Folgore, action, 03 SETTE CAMARA Sergio (bra), ERT Formula E Team, ERT X24, action, during the 2024 Monaco ePrix, 6th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Circuit de Monaco from April 25 to 27, 2024 in Monaco - Photo Javier Jimenez / DPPI

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Victory with strong Hankook performance: Mitch Evans wins the Monaco E-Prix

Manfred Sandbichler Hankook Motorsport Director portrait, during the 2024 Misano ePrix, 5th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli from April 11 to 14, 2024 in Misano Adriatico, Italy - Photo Grégory Lenormand / DPPI

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