- The seventh round of the Rome E-Prix will take place on 13th April
- The race is set on the background of the iconic Colosseo Quadrato
- 25-year-old Alex Lynn will join teammate Mitch Evans at the race
Panasonic Jaguar Racing heads to the capital of Italy to battle it out in the seventh round of ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The team has revised its driver line-up with the debutant Alex Lynn who will be joining Mitch Evans in the Rome E-Prix. The 2019 Rome E-Prix is scheduled to take place on 13th April and the race has put its bivouac around the iconic Colosseo Quadrato.
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The debutant, Alex Lynn said, “When the opportunity to drive for Panasonic Jaguar Racing came up, I could not let it pass. Having not raced in the championship for half of Season 5, I am eager to get behind the wheel of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 and return to ABB FIA Formula E. I have been learning a lot about the car and set up in the simulator, so I am going into the race with confidence, so that I can play my part in scoring points for the team. I will be working closely with Mitch and my engineers prior to the race to put us in the best possible position come race day. I cannot wait to be back racing in Formula E.”
Panasonic Jaguar Racing's driver, Mitch Evans said, “I am really excited that we are back racing in the Italian capital for a second season. Last year the race was a lot of fun, and the atmosphere from the fans was amazing, so I can only hope that we can look forward to the same again this year. The track itself is challenging as with 21 turns and just under 3km (2.84km) in length, which is a kilometre longer than Hong Kong track. The I-TYPE 3, is a quick car and having experience from driving the track in Rome last year, I know it suits my driving style, which I hope will allow me to capitalize on the potential we showed in 2018. As a team, we see the European leg of the championship as a fresh chance to meet our objectives and having Alex join the team gives us renewed confidence.”
James Barclay - Team Director - Panasonic Jaguar Racing said, “Panasonic Jaguar Racing will be pushing for strong results as we head into the second half of the season. We welcome Alex Lynn to the driver line-up for Rome and look forward to working with him. We have a fast race car in the Jaguar I-TYPE 3, which is evident as Mitch achieved the second fastest lap in Sanya – but now we need to utilize this. The team are ready to start the European races with a strong result for both Mitch and Alex.”