26 May 2013

Two podium finishes for Evans in Monaco

9:03 am on 26 May 2013

The New Zealand racing driver Mitch Evans has finished on the podium in both races of the GP2 in Monaco.

The 18-year-old Aucklander, who's the youngest driver in the field, charged from sixth on the grid to finish third in this morning's 30 lap sprint race.

Evans gained two places with a lightning fast getaway and was through into third with an audacious dive down the inside at the famous downhill Mirabeau corner on the opening lap.

Just 3.7 seconds covered the top five drivers with a narrow win going to Stefano Coletti; while Englishman Adrian Quaife-Hobbs resisted race long pressure to finish just half a second ahead of Evans.

The result backs up Evans' third place in the GP2 feature race, which he led from a front row start until his first pit stop.

The Aucklander is now in 7th place in the GP2 Series leading into the next round at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in one month.