Practice was the first time the team and its drivers, Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans, had run on a Formula E circuit. Both quickly got up to speed ahead of qualifying, when the tight and slippery Hong Kong street circuit in the Central Victoria Harbour area, caught out several of the leading contenders. This caused the cancellation of the Super Pole qualifying session. Jaguar drivers Adam Carroll, in the number 47 car and Mitch Evans, in the number 20 car, kept out of trouble and out of the wall, to qualify 14th and 16th respectively. Adam unfortunately had a three-place grid penalty applied for an earlier infringement in practice, dropping him to 17th on the grid.
In the race both Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers made good starts and steadily climbed through the order, as the challenging conditions and close racing took its toll. Mitch was up to 10th from 15th on the grid and Adam up to 11th from 17th on the grid when a safety car was deployed on lap 18.
Following the safety car and pit stops Adam drove strongly to finish the race in 12th but unfortunately for Mitch, an electrical issue was discovered on his car and to prevent any further damage, it was decided not to run his second car leading to his retirement.
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