MITCH EVANS believes Antonio Giovinazzi’s struggles proves Formula E is the hardest motor championship in the world.
The former Alfa Romeo driver has had a torrid time since swapping Formula One for the all-electric single seater championship.
Giovinazzi sits bottom of the driver standings after failing to score a single point for American team Dragon Penske.
The Italian called Formula E the “hardest thing” he has ever done and Jaguar driver Evans – who won the last race in Jakarta – says too many drivers are guilty of underestimating the championship.
Evans, 27, said: “Formula E is a whole different ball game.
“It does not matter what you have done in the past, whether it is F2, F3, F1 or IndyCar – it is so different to everything else you have to go through a learning phase.
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“I fortunately came in at a time when it was not so difficult as I came in with a team that was completely new.
“It was a steep learning curve but now for a rookie to come in, 95% of the drivers have done multiple seasons.
“We know all the tricks. There are things you have to learn which you don’t have to know in F1.
“I am not saying this is what Antonio is experiencing because I have not spoken to him but maybe sometimes who come in don’t underestimate the championship but they know because they have had success in the past they think it will be fine.
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“It is a very unique car to drive.. Race day comes at you fast. You don’t have overnight to think about it.
“It is a really brutal championship and I would say hand on heart it is the most difficult in the world right now.”
New Zealander Evans is currently fourth in the championship just 12 points off leader Stoffel Vandoorne.
Formula E heads to New York next before coming to London for a double header at the end of July.
Next season, McLaren are set to join the series in place of Mercedes who are leaving.
Grandstand seat tickets for the 2022 London E-Prix on July 30 & 31 are available now starting at £49 from www.FIAFormulaE.com/London
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