Bad luck across the board for DS TECHEETAH in Round 10
Berlin, 12th August 2020
The penultimate race of Season 6 of ABB FIA Formula E did not smile on the DS TECHEETAH team and its drivers, the new champion Antonio Félix Da Costa and Jean-Éric Vergne. But the French can still offer the double title to the Brand this Thursday during the championship final. Season 6 Teams’ and Drivers’ Champions DS TECHEETAH’s winning streak came to an end today at the Tempelhof Airport at the 10th round of the ABB FIA Formula E championship.
After starting at the back of the grid after failing to qualify within the set time, both drivers worked their way up the field only to finish in the back after Jean-Éric Vergne picked up a drive through penalty and Antonio Felix Da Costa had a car failure.
Jean-Éric Vergne, P18: “The race was going fine today. I had a good amount of energy and was starting to make my way up the field. Sadly, we had a drive through penalty for over cooling the battery on the grid which made it race over for me. Nevertheless, we continued the race to gather some data and now we re-set for tomorrow.”
Antonio Felix Da Costa, DNF: “Some days things are not going your way and today was one of them. But to be honest, it’s okay because I have so much to be grateful for and you can’t always be at the front. I had good fun racing from the back today and made it up to P11 and were set to finish there or P10 until we came to the final lap and my car shutdown. We still don’t know how it happened; I’m sitting with my engineers to figure it out as we speak.”