DS TECHEETAH CELEBRATES FIRST DOUBLE PODIUM AND ANTONIO FELIX DA COSTa’S FIRST WIN FOR THE TEAM
February 29, 2020
DS TECHEETAH took their first double podium today under the Moroccan sun. Antonio Felix da Costa claimed his first win with the team and his third career win in the championship. His team-mate, Jean-Éric Vergne, secured third. This put DS TECHEETAH and Antonio on top of the standings at the chequered flag.
Xavier Mestelan Pinon: “Thanks to this wonderful victory from Antonio and to the incredible 3rd place of Jean-Éric we are now leading both championships! The team worked a lot since Mexico and we made very ambitious changes to the DS E-TENSE FE20, which allowed us to achieve our goals. I would like to thank the whole team and the drivers for their exceptional effort today. London is still far away, but, as I have said since the start of the season, we are there to defend our titles and we have the means to do it.”
The fifth round of the ABB FIA Formula E championship truly showcased the pace of the DS E-TENSE FE20 race cars and the calibre of the two DS TECHEETAH drivers seeing Antonio lead from pole to the top step of the podium. Having had a rough start to the championship and to this race weekend, the crowds watch Jean-Éric Vergne start from P11 and work his way 9 positions all the way up to P2. As ever, Formula E is an energy game and to be able to cross the line with enough energy, he had to settle for P3, scoring 15 championship points to slot into seventh place in the Drivers’ championship.