FORMULA E DS TECHEETAH victorious in Monaco
Paris, 10 May 2021
In the famous streets of the Principality, on the large circuit modified by a single chicane, the reigning champion António Félix da Costa scored his first success of the season, allowing DS TECHEETAH to win for the second time in a row at Monaco. Jean-Éric Vergne also set the fastest lap of the race at the wheel of his DS E-TENSE FE21, finishing the race in fourth place.
By winning this Saturday in Monaco for the first time this year, António Félix da Costa delivered the second victory of the season for DS TECHEETAH. Throughout the race, Da Costa exchanged the lead many times with Frijns and Evans and, in the last lap, the Portuguese driver secured the victory with a breath-taking move at the Nouvelle Chicane. A performance acclaimed by Thomas Chevaucher, DS Performance Director: "To race at Monaco is always something special, but to win starting from the pole is the best possible proof of the performance level of a car, a driver and a team."
Qualifying in P4, Jean-Éric Vergne rounded off an excellent day for the team finishing the race in 4th place and scoring important points. DS TECHEETAH climbed back to 3rd position in the Team standings of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, only 7 points away from the leader. Da Costa and Vergne are now 4th and 7th respectively in the Drivers’ ranking after a successful Monaco E-Prix marked by a second win in a row on the track, following victory in 2019.
After this prestigious and very successful meeting in Monaco, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will stop for the first time in its history at the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed in Puebla, Mexico. On the schedule for the weekend of 19 and 20 June: a double header in which the DS TECHEETAH drivers intend to shine again.