Formula E star to challenge celebrities at the BRITs
Mitch Evans feels the need for speed as he prepares for the BRITs After Party
As one of the most exciting rising stars of electric motorsport Formula E, racing driver Mitch Evans has a competitive streak that has seen him become the face of the championship's Panasonic Jaguar racing team, going head to head with the likes of reigning ABB FIA Formula E Champion Lucas Di Grassi.
The 23-year-old driver claimed his first Formula E podium at December's Hong Kong E-Prix, and is now bringing his winning charm to the BRITs. Yes, Evans will be challenging our celebrity and HNW guests to a winner takes all race – on Formula E's official race simulators. The electric street racing series, has teamed up with Tempus, the official partner of the BRIT Awards After-Party, to provide six Formula E simulators for the event.
"I'm excited to be attending the Official Aftershow Party with Tempus. The BRIT awards is one of the biggest events of the year, and I love music, so I'm sure it's going to be an amazing night," he told Tempus. "I'm looking forward to racing the Hong Kong Central Harbourfront track against guests in the Formula E simulators - it's been a little while since I raced around the track in my Jaguar I-TYPE 2 so it will be interesting to see if they can they can beat my best lap time. Bring it on!"
Evans will make two appearances on the simulators and encouraging VIP guests to try and beat his lap time of the Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit, with the fastest guest on the night in with a chance to win their own high-tech Playseat simulator, which allows them to race like a Formula E driver at home. >>
Formula E is the global electric street racing series, taking place in some of the most exciting cities in the world with a mission to advance electric vehicle technology - in the most exciting way possible. The championship began in 2014, and now features 10 teams and 20 drivers as it heads into its fourth season.
Born in New Zealand, Evans' rise began at the age of six when he started kart racing, before winning the NZ Grand Prix at 16. Mentored by former F1 racer Mark Webber, the young driver went on to win the 2012 GP3 title. Moving on to GP2 in 2013, aged 18, Evans became the youngest driver in GP2 history to stand on the podium after finishing third in Sepang Malaysia.
More success followed in 2015 when Mitch finished second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2016 he made his Formula E debut with Panasonic Jaguar Racing, and in December last year claimed a third place podium finish at the Hong Kong E-Prix.