August 12, 2020

DS TECHEETAH becomes double Teams’ champions and Antonio Félix Da Costa is the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E champion

DS TECHEETAH becomes double Teams’ champions and Antonio Félix Da Costa is the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E champion

Paris, 9th August 2020

This Sunday in Berlin, the DS TECHEETAH team and Antonio Félix Da Costa sealed the fate of the two championships in the ABB FIA Formula E. While two races still have to be competed, DS Automobiles, the French premium manufacturer, is champion for the second year in a row and thus confirms its know-how in electric mobility. We didn’t have to wait until the last two days of racing in ABB FIA Formula E Season 6 to find out about the new champions! Mathematically in a position to get the crown on Sunday, Antonio Félix Da Costa did not miss his chance during a day entirely dedicated to the glory of DS TECHEETAH.

During qualifying as in the race, the two DS E-TENSE FE20 were intractable, monopolizing the first two places. This Sunday evening, Jean-Éric Vergne won the race while his Portuguese team-mate won his first championship crown in Formula E. Thanks to this, DS TECHEETAH also won the Team title two races before the end of the championship. For the French premium manufacturer, August 9 2020 is a day that will stay in the history of the brand!

BERLIN TEMPELHOF AIRPORT, GERMANY - AUGUST 09: Antonio Félix da Costa (PRT), DS Techeetah during the Berlin ePrix IV at Berlin Tempelhof Airport on Sunday August 09, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sam Bloxham / LAT Images)Antonio Felix Da Costa, P2: “I’ve won some important races in my life but never an FIA championship. This championship has 24 drivers who are on top of their game so to win here is incredible. I thought I was a hard worker until I joined DS TECHEETAH. The first week I joined the team, I told them ‘now I understand why you win so much’. JEV is an amazing team-mate and a such a worthy champion, he has helped me so much and I couldn’t have done it without him and the team. Big thanks to everyone in the team, you are absolutely incredible.

Jean-Éric Vergne, P1:I’m very pleased for Antonio today, he’s done a fantastic job and deserve to win, so hats down to you Antonio! Big thanks to the whole team and to everyone around me who works so incredibly hard all the time. We push each other to constantly become better and we always take steps forward together. We’ve now won the Drivers’ title three times in a row and the Teams’ Title, so today I can’t ask for more than to continue fighting with this incredible team for a long time.