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Formula E

Formula E becoming 'dog eat dog' as Evans delivers no 'trust' warning

Mitch Evans sustained front-wing damage during the second race of the Berlin E-Prix double-header.

Evans Berlin
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Mitch Evans has conceded that his opponents in Formula E are becoming "very hard to trust", as a result of the constant contact taking place in the peloton-style races. 

The New Zealander likened the current type of races as "dog eat dog", with the second race of the Berlin E-Prix double-header having been frenetic. 

Evans started the race in fourth and was amongst the lead pack the entire race, before several incidents with multiple drivers broke his front-wing. 

It was dive-bomb central at the Tempelhof Airport Circuit, with Evans warning that trouble lies ahead of Formula E should the peloton races continue.

"It's been bumper cars for a while," Evans told RacingNews365. "It's very hard to trust anyone out there to be honest. 

"It's just everyone's like dog eat dog. "The second race I think traditionally can be worse because it's a different type of race. 

"Everyone's trying to get to the front at the same time. It's like the first race but it's a little different. But you know, as long as these peloton races will come and happen, there's going to be a mess."

Attack mode woes

Evans had been looking set for a podium in the closing stages; however, he lost several positions after taking his second attack mode late in the race. 

This added to the fact that he had a huge lock-up on the penultimate lap resulted in a sixth place finish. 

He was not helped by a second safety car after Norman Nato crashed into Sacha Fenestraz, as it delayed Evans taking his final attack mode.

"It didn't help, but with both safety cars the energy targets jumped up," explained Evans. "Yesterday they dropped, so it just depends on when it comes out and when it finishes so it definitely made matters worse. 

"It's a shame, though. Yeah, we couldn't get my second one in earlier. That's basically what ruined my race."

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