Antonio Felix Da Costa wins back-to-back races on Formula E’s restart after 158-day break


ANTONIO FELIX DA COSTA made it back-to-back wins for the first time in his Formula E career with 158 days between the two victories.

FE restarted in Berlin with the first of their final six races in the space of just nine days as Da Costa extended his lead in the title race.

Antonio Felix da Costa made it back-to-back wins on Formula E’s return

Da Costa defended wheel-to-wheel from his teammate and two-time FE champion Jean-Eric Vergne to secure his first win after his last win back in February.

Da Costa said: “Everyone is talking to me like there’s one race left because of the stop and we’re only here on one trip but there’s six races to go.

“Everyone is just assuming that I have to win it and it’s a lot of pressure, I take it well.

“If there’s pressure it means it’s something important, I want to tell everyone that yes I want to win it, but there’s a long way to go.”

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Brit Sam Bird battled his way into third place in the final stage of the race from seventh to propel himself into title contention.

Jaguar’s Mitch Evans was second in the drivers’ standings before the race but crashed in the final stages and finished outside of the points.

It was a torrid time for Vergne who dropped like a stone from second place to 20th before retiring – allowing Andre Lotterer to finish second.

Meanwhile British title hopeful got his elbows out and finished in the top ten as he aims to keep his title hopes alive.

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