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Sport Decision in Formula E in Berlin: Günther is out - Da Costa premature champion

11:25  10 august  2020
11:25  10 august  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

Berlin E-Prix: Points leader Da Costa clinches stunning pole position

  Berlin E-Prix: Points leader Da Costa clinches stunning pole position Antonio Felix da Costa scored a critical third Formula E pole position for the first Berlin E-Prix with a stunning lap to beat his DS Techeetah team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne .The points leader set the fastest time of the day with a 1m06.799s to pull a clear 0.322s margin over Vergne, who still snared his best qualifying result of the season in second.Despite missing the Turn 1 apex, da Costa recovered 0.02s in the opening sector and then close to a further two tenths in the second split in a session where his title rivals faltered.

Antonio Felix da Costa won the all-electric Formula E series with two rounds to spare on Sunday after The DS Techeetah driver takes over as champion from French teammate Jean-Eric Vergne He’s a hard competitor but he has helped me out a lot and it’s also thanks to him that I was able to be

Antonio Felix da Costa survived late energy issues to score victory on Formula E ’s return in Berlin as DS That gave da Costa and Vergne clear breathing space of 2s at the end of the opening lap in an But Robin Frijns brought out the safety car on lap nine after shunting his Envision Virgin Racing

The way for the Portuguese da Costa is clear after his competitor Günther was involved in a collision.

Antonio Felix da Costa ist der neue Titelträger in der Formel E. © Photo: Kräling / Imago Images Antonio Felix da Costa is the new title holder in Formula E.

The preliminary decision was made shortly after the start, when Maximilian Günther's car without a front wing was just a case for the tow truck. After his home win the day before, the Formula E race ended on Sunday in Tempelhof for the 23-year-old from Oberstdorf after a few meters.

starting position 21 put Günther into overtaking trouble, but after a collision it was over for the driver from Team BMW i Andretti, who started second overall. The way was clear for the dominant Antonio Felix da Costa.

Da Costa: Locked Formula E contract at BMW delayed qualifying form

  Da Costa: Locked Formula E contract at BMW delayed qualifying form Antonio Felix da Costa reckons his prolonged exit from a BMW Andretti contract before joining DS Techeetah for the 2019-20 season delayed his recent Formula E qualifying form .Prior to the fifth race of the season in Marrakech - which preceded the 158-day coronavirus hiatus - da Costa's best qualifying result had been fifth in the second Saudi Arabia E-Prix.This followed his 21st grid spot for the first race of the season, before he was 10th in Santiago qualifying and ninth in Mexico City - which he blamed on a lack of confidence in the new car.

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Da Costa cruised to second place and showed raw emotion as he saw his family celebrating live on a big screen back in Portugal. "But more than that , thanks to the guys who knew what I could do, even when I was finishing nowhere and they still brought me back.

The 28-year-old Portuguese prematurely crowned himself the new champion of the fully electric racing series. "I just have no words at the moment," he said, visibly moved, with tears in his eyes and the Portuguese flag around his neck.

Second place in the race on Sunday behind team mate and double champion Jean-Eric Vergne was enough for him. Da Costa is the fourth driver to take the title.

In the 2014/2015 inaugural season, the Brazilian Nelson Piquet Junior won the championship, then the Swiss Sebastien Buemi, before another Brazilian triumphed in Lucas di Grassi.

In the past two years, Vergne has won the classification and he insisted on giving the new title holder a warm hug.

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Berlin FE: Da Costa unchallenged on way to securing second victory

  Berlin FE: Da Costa unchallenged on way to securing second victory Antonio Felix da Costa remained unchallenged by Sebastien Buemi for the duration of the second Formula E race in Berlin to increase his championship lead to 68 pointsTwo late activations of his higher 235kWh attack mode allowed DS Techeetah driver da Costa to expertly manage the race and win by 3s over Nissan e.dams rival Buemi.

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Da Costa has been driving Formula E since the first season, he had switched from BMW i Andretti to the champions racing team before this season. With his victory in the fourth race of the six-pack finals in Berlin, he achieved the fourth win of the season.

German drivers do not make it to the very front

There was nothing to be gained at the very front for the other German drivers. Andre Lotterer took eighth place in the Porsche, René Rast was 16th in the Audi. Daniel Abt, who won in Berlin in 2018, came 18th in the NIO 333 i car.

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The German quartet has two more options to excel at home races in the Corona emergency season.

The last two races of the season will take place on Wednesday and Thursday under strict hygiene and safety precautions, again without spectators.

Berlin Formula E: Vergne takes pole as team-mate da Costa down in ninth

  Berlin Formula E: Vergne takes pole as team-mate da Costa down in ninth Defending Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne smashed his rivals to pole by half a second in Berlin as points leader and team-mate Antonio Felix da Costa could only manage ninth .A brilliant last run in superpole, where he was fastest in all three sectors, secured him a 1m06.277s effort to pull out a 0.495s advantage over BMW Andretti driver Maximilian Guenther.Vergne qualified second to da Costa for the first race on the reversed Tempelhof Airport circuit on Wednesday but was a distant eighth for the Thursday E-Prix.

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Formula E had to pause for around five months before the mammoth program in Berlin because of the corona pandemic. So far, three people have tested positive for the virus in the final races, including managing director Alejandro Agag from Spain. (dpa)


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