Summer day 22 – Mitch Evans

Mitch Evans – 6
New Zealander Mitch Evans began his 2011 season like a dream. Mark Webber’s prodigy quickly became the youngest-ever GP3 race winner, when he took pole and the win in the Barcelona feature race. But he was still third in the championship. In the Valencia feature, however, he came third and leapt up to top the championship. He maintained this position with one more points finish until the Silverstone sprint, when Alex Sims took the lead. At the Nurburgring feature race, Mitch took pole, but a late tyre choice for the team and struggling with slicks in the rain caused the Kiwi to miss out on any more points.
He has had a tough season recently, with three retirements and a best finish of 19th in the last five races. Mitch has caused most of the problems himself, however, in particular in an incident with James Calado at Hungary. But he is only young and there are plenty of seasons of racing left ahead.

Points: 28
Best qualifying: 1
Worst qualifing: 7
Best finish: 1 (Barcelona feature)
Worst finish: 22 (Nurburgring sprint)
Retirements: 3 (1 classified)

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