Evans under attack in GP2 Singapore sprint

The young rookie spun after being nudged hard by Stefano Coletti who braked too late. Simon Trummer, Alexander Rossi and Dani Clos were also delayed. The Monegasque driver received a drive through penalty for causing the incident.

"It was a shame because we didn’t get a chance to show the potential we had,” said Evans. "Our strategy was to protect our soft tyres in the early laps and be ready to push at the end.”

His Arden team had saved a new set of tyres for the 20 lap sprint race but Evans was denied the chance to play out their race plan. After the first lap delay, the engine developed a misfire in the closing laps and Evans lost a couple of hard won places.

"I can’t blame anyone else. Our problems in Singapore all started when I hit the wall on the first lap of qualifying. But we then showed good pace in the Saturday Feature race so I should have finished further up on Sunday – probably in the top five.”

Going into the GP2 Series finale at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 1-3, Evans is equal 13thwith Englishman Adrian Quaife Hobbs in the overall points standing.