Portuguese Formula E driver wins two out of two races, leads championship

The Portuguese driver António Félix da Costa (DS Techeetah) classified on Friday as a “dream start” the fact that he has achieved two victories in two races of the Formula E World Championship, for electric cars.

In a video published on social media in which he thanked the support of everyone and the thousands of messages, Félix da Costa said it was “a dream start”, but stressed that nothing is decided, despite having a 68-point lead in the championship, four races from the end.

“We took a good lead in the championship, but the mentality will not change, nothing is decided. We are going to continue to attack, try to score as many points as possible,” Costa said, who is the latest Portuguese driver to be one step away from entering Formula 1.

The driver from Cascais now has 68 points ahead of Brazilian Lucas di Grassi (Audi) and the Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes), and can become champion on Saturday.

For that, he needs to extend the advantage to 90 points, since in each race a driver can score a maximum of 30 points (25 for the victory in the race, three for the pole position, one for the first phase of training and one for the fastest lap in the race).

After the stop due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Formula E championship restarted at Berlin’s Tempelhof airport with the final six races.

Two of them have already been disputed with victory in both races going to the Portuguese, who now expects a better balance because drivers already know the track better.

At this moment, there are still six drivers who mathematically are in the fight for the title.