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Formula E

Evans tired of being the bridesmaid in 'repetitive' title situation

Mitch Evans is the title outsider with four races remaining, a situation he has found himself in the past few seasons.

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Mitch Evans has conceded that always being the title outsider is becoming "repetitive", as he once again finds himself in that situation. 

For the past few seasons, Evans has gotten himself into the title fight as the outsider to win the Formula E world championship, and 2024 is no different. 

After winning the first race of the Shanghai E-Prix and finishing fifth in the second, the New Zealander finds himself third in the standings but 35 points behind team-mate Nick Cassidy. 

With four races remaining and the last two in London to feature minimal overtaking, next month's Portland double-header will have an instrumental say on who will become world champion. 

Given that Cassidy is leading the standings, RacingNews365 asked Evans if being in the title fight becomes more difficult as it is his team-mate who is the outright favourite. 

"Not necessarily," Evans told RacingNews365. "Obviously, it's the first time we've been kind of in this position as well, but I don't think so. 

"Look, Nick's done a really, really strong, consistent job this year. On my side, it's been a bit more disappointing. 

"I would say I was expected to [claim] podiums and race wins more often, and be more consistent at the start of the season, so kind of feels like deja vu on my side. I don't know why it's like that. But it just seems to be like that."

Same situation once again

Evans has often said in the past that he is tired of being the bridesmaid and wants his chance to be the bride, as he tends to play a role in the fight for the crown without winning it in the end. 

There is a slight sense of deja vu about his championship chances, as in Season 9 the Jaguar driver also had a slow start to the season before a remarkable run of form saw him drag himself back into contention. 

As Evans always does, he will give it his all in the final four races but admits he would rather be in Cassidy's position, with some things having just gone against him in Season 10.

"I need to try, and I'm already kind of looking towards a bit next year," Evans added. "Obviously, I'm still mentally in this season.

"But I'd obviously prefer to be in Nick's position than mine. I've got the pace to be it's just, yeah, circumstances, just a couple of things didn't quite go my way. 

"But I feel like I've been saying it for the last few years. And it's just, I feel a bit repetitive."

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