Motorsport: Mixed weekend for Mitch Evans

Mitch Evans of New Zealand on the podium in Russia. Photo / Getty Images
Mitch Evans of New Zealand on the podium in Russia. Photo / Getty Images

Kiwi driver Mitch Evans has moved up to 10th place in the GP2 standings after the latest round in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Evans took fifth place in Saturday's race, moving up from a lowly grid position to bank some valuable championship points.

But the Kiwi had little luck despite a better starting position in Sunday's race - Gustav Malja ran into the back of Evans, forcing the New Zealander into retirement.

Antonio Giovinazzi won both races over the weekend - the first double up since 2012.

- NZ Herald

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