Motorsport: Mitch Evans confident of Formula E championship crown

Kiwi Formula E driver Mitch Evans is confident he can go all the way in this year's championship.

Evans won the second race of his career at the Mexican E-Prix on the weekend, which sees him lead the championship standings by one point after four rounds.

After debuting for Jaguar in the electric racing series four years ago, Evans has gradually built a reputation as a championship contender.

He finished fifth last year - three points off third place - but has started this year with a bang and believes he can continue that form throughout the year.

"I think the last two races we've shown what we're capable of," he told Newshub.

"A pole position and a podium in the last race [in Chile] and backed [that] up with a front-row today in qualifying, followed by a victory so I guess internally we're feeling confident."

The past two races have shown Evans' consistency, something he believes is a crucial element in a championship tilt. He's confident they have the right pieces, it's just about putting them together throughout the season.

Mexico was almost the perfect day. While slightly gutted he qualified second, P2 allowed him good track position for the start, where he capitalised and passed Andre Lotterer on turn one and held on for the win.

"It probably wasn't until halfway through the race I knew we were in a really solid position," he said.

"These races are so unpredictable they can easily get away from you so to be dominant from lights to flag was really cool."

Evans' second win had some synergies with his first. In Rome last year he also qualified second behind Lotterer and made an aggressive pass to claim victory. Mexico was very similar and the parallels weren't lost on the New Zealander.

"It was almost like a déjà vu from Rome," he said.

"I know he's not too happy with me at the moment but look, I was alongside him, there was contact, but I was there."

Evans played down the possibility of this being the start of a rivalry.

"We're good friends actually, but hopefully it doesn't dent our friendships too bad.

"I was with him during the autograph signing and we were all good."

The next round is in Marrakesh, Morroco where Evans will look to extend his lead even more