The new formula E world champion: Da Costa and his long road to happiness

in The end, it is a well-known image. Two are currently painted black and silver arrows to the First to the finish line. However, this Time Lewis Hamilton and V

The new formula E world champion: Da Costa and his long road to happiness

in The end, it is a well-known image. Two are currently painted black and silver arrows to the First to the finish line. However, this Time Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have, again, the next Mercedes one-two victory in the formula 1 run-in, but Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries in formula E Finale in Berlin. It was at the conclusion of the premiere season of the fully-electric racing series, the first victory for the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer. "Our first season is complete with a double victory is just fantastic, that's all we could have imagined," said the winner Vandoorne. In the cheers also formula E team boss Ian James agreed: "What a fantastic result for the conclusion of a unique event."

Nine days, six races, three distances, a master – this is the Slogan that launched the formula E in Berlin. Even if the Portuguese António Félix da Costa was able to secure in the third-to-last race of the championship, the leaders gave themselves up to the visit in Berlin, however, highly impressed. "We have experienced incredible race", said formula E CEO Jamie Reigle. In addition, he is proud that the health concept has to work. More than 4000 Tests were made, two of them brought a positive result: among other things, with series founder Alejandro Agag and Mahindra, team boss Dilbagh Gill.

in the end, with da Costa a driver for the DS-Techeetah won the title, not surprised. In recent years, the French-Chinese Team was the most efficient and fastest car. Jean-Eric Vergne won in the two previous years. The 28-year-old da Costa was with six podium placings, the most consistent Pilot. The otherwise very communicative racer was in the hour of his greatest success, first of all, almost speechless. "I have no words for it. I'm just happy,“ he said. When he saw on a large screen his jubilant family in Lisbon, had to swallow the newly-crowned Champion shortly. From them he was always supported, even if it went so well. "For me all through the bad times come back to memory, because I was sometimes on the verge of giving up."

His journey seemed to be going directly in the direction of formula 1. In 2013, he had graduated as a member of the Junior team of Red Bull more than 1000 kilometers in Sebastian Vettel's world champion car. Then he was sorted out, as its today's Techeetah-mate Vergne,. Da Costa struggled to his feet again, found two fields of activity. The formula E. Starting in the second race of 2014 in Malaysia, he drove for Aguri Team. And won his third race. And he was obliged to by BMW as a DTM driver. Of his 46 races he could win.

Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 10:19

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