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The right tactics result in victory: Evans and da Costa win in Shanghai

The right tactics result in victory: Evans and da Costa win in Shanghai

The double header at the Shanghai E-Prix primarily required the teams and 22 drivers to have the right tactics. Optimal energy and tyre management were the key to success on the 3.051-kilometre Shanghai International Circuit. In cloudy skies and 27 degrees Celsius, it was Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) of New Zealand who won the first race on Saturday. The 29-year-old driver started from third on the grid, was among the frontrunners throughout the race and, with the necessary grip of the Hankook iON Race, took the lead towards the end of the race. After his victory in Monaco, this is the driver from Auckland’s second win of the season, and his twelfth overall in the Formula E World Championship. The German Porsche driver Pascal Wehrlein finished the race in second place. He was followed by Evans’ team-mate and compatriot Nick Cassidy in third place.

The second race on Sunday with cloudy skies and 33 degrees Celsius was also predominantly characterised by tactics. Frequent changes of position across the field made for plenty of variety and nail-biting moments down to the wire. The glorious winner in the world’s third largest metropolis in race twelve of the season was Portuguese driver António Félix da Costa (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team). Assisted by the good performance of the Hankook iON Race, the 32-year-old fended off the attacks of his rivals and celebrated his second win of the season. In second place was Jake Hughes (GB/NEOM McLaren Formula E Team) ahead of Norman Nato (FR/Andretti Formula E) in third place.

After twelve races this season, Cassidy currently leads the overall standings with 167 points, ahead of Wehrlein with 142 points and third-placed Evans (132 points). The next stop in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the Hankook Portland E-Prix in the USA on 29th and 30th June.

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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The right tactics result in victory: Evans and da Costa win in Shanghai

hankook, tyre, tire during the 2024 Shanghai ePrix, 8th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Shanghai International Circuit from May 24 to 26, 2024 in Shanghai, China - Photo Frédéric Le Floc'h / DPPI

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The right tactics result in victory: Evans and da Costa win in Shanghai

09 EVANS Mitch (nzl), Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-Type 6, action during the 2024 Shanghai ePrix, 8th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Shanghai International Circuit from May 24 to 26, 2024 in Shanghai, China - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

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The right tactics result in victory: Evans and da Costa win in Shanghai

hankook, tyre, tire during the 2024 Shanghai ePrix, 8th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Shanghai International Circuit from May 24 to 26, 2024 in Shanghai, China - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

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The right tactics result in victory: Evans and da Costa win in Shanghai

CASSIDY Nick (nzl), Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-Type 6, portrait pneus, tyres, tyre during the 2024 Shanghai ePrix, 8th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Shanghai International Circuit from May 24 to 26, 2024 in Shanghai, China - Photo Clément Luck / DPPI

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The right tactics result in victory: Evans and da Costa win in Shanghai

37 CASSIDY Nick (nzl), Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-Type 6, action during the 2024 Shanghai ePrix, 8th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Shanghai International Circuit from May 24 to 26, 2024 in Shanghai, China - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

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The right tactics result in victory: Evans and da Costa win in Shanghai

Podium, DA COSTA Antonio Felix (prt), TAG HEUER Porsche Formula E Team, Porsche 99X Electric, portrait during the 2024 Shanghai ePrix, 8th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Shanghai International Circuit from May 24 to 26, 2024 in Shanghai, China - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

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The right tactics result in victory: Evans and da Costa win in Shanghai

13 DA COSTA Antonio Felix (prt), TAG HEUER Porsche Formula E Team, Porsche 99X Electric, action during the 2024 Shanghai ePrix, 8th meeting of the 2023-24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, on the Shanghai International Circuit from May 24 to 26, 2024 in Shanghai, China - Photo Julien Delfosse / DPPI

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