Evans calls time on GP2 after four seasons
1 December 2016 – New Zealander Mitch Evans has called time on his GP2 Series career after four seasons, in order to fully focus on his new adventure in Formula E with the manufacturer Jaguar team.
Evans took the GP3 title in 2012 and stepped up to GP2 with Arden the following year, taking four podiums in his first season, before joining Russian Time, which yielded his best results.
Evans collected two race victories and four further podiums through 2014, putting him fourth in the standings, behind now-Formula 1 drivers Jolyon Palmer, Stoffel Vandoorne and Felipe Nasr.
In contrast, Evans has been unable to make the jump to Formula 1, and continued in GP2 for the past two seasons, taking three more wins, while classifying fifth and 12th overall.
"It's been an extremely tough four years that has tested my limits on and off track," said Evans, 22.
"Even though I didn't achieve my goal of becoming champion, I'm incredibly proud of what I've achieved.
"I want to thank everyone that has supported and believed in me while we pursued the Formula 1 dream. I'll now focus on my professional career in Formula E, which I'm really looking forward to."
Evans is racing alongside Adam Carroll at the Jaguar team in Formula E.