Antonio Felix da Costa loses Formula E victory 4 hours after race – Daily Star

Antonio Felix da Costa loses Formula E victory 4 hours after race – Daily Star

Antonio Felix Da Costa was disqualified from the Misano E-Prix race after a post-race investigation found that the throttle damper spring in his Porsche car did not comply with regulations. As a result, the victory he celebrated on the podium was taken from him.

This disqualification meant that Barnsley racer Oliver Rowland, who had finished second, was promoted to first place. This achievement also helped him extend his lead in the drivers’ championship.

This setback adds to a difficult week for Da Costa, as it was revealed that his Porsche team had been testing new technology with Abt driver Nico Mueller, a situation that appeared to jeopardize his future with the team. Despite these challenges, Da Costa made a plea to his team to stick with him, emphasizing the importance of working together during tough times.

Following the race, Da Costa expressed his determination to overcome the adversity, stating that no one is perfect and that he is committed to persevering through the challenges. London’s Jake Dennis, the winner of last year’s championship, showcased an impressive performance by moving his car from 17th on the grid to third place, a remarkable drive that earned him the promotion to second place.

The disqualification has given Da Costa and the Porsche team a chance to make amends in the second Misano race scheduled for Sunday. This race will provide an opportunity for the team to bounce back from the recent setback.


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