Mitch Evans overtook Andre Lotterer on his way to claiming his first FIA Formula E victory in a chaotic and disrupted Rome E-Prix.
Evans passed the Techeetah driver in the second half of a dramatic and incident-filled Rome E-Prix, which started in the wet before the track dried out after the race was red-flagged on the opening lap following a huge pile up that completely blocked the circuit.
The New Zealander fended off multiple attacks from Lotterer during a tense end to the race to hand Jaguar a historic first win in Formula E, which comes after a tough start to the 2018/19 season for the British squad in what is its third year contesting the all-electric series.
Six seconds behind the squabbling top two, ex-Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne completed the podium in third place to secure a breakthrough result for himself and the HWA squad.
Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns was fourth, ahead of the Nissan pair of Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland in fifth and sixth.
Lucas Di Grassi recovered from a disappointing qualifying session to score points for Audi in seventh, while Mahindra’s Jerome d’Ambrosio moved back into the lead of the championship thanks to an eighth-place finish.
BMW-Andretti driver Antonio Felix da Costa took ninth as Pascal Wehrlein ensured both Mahindra’s finished inside the top 10 by rounding out the points-paying positions.
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