First win of the season for DS TECHEETAH at Formula E in Marrakech


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In the fifth race of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the DS TECHEETAH Group performed well. In the Marrakech sun, António Félix Da Costa managed to drive the DS-ETENSE FE 20 the first win of the season. The Portuguese takes the lead in the drivers' standings. After an exciting race to catch up, his teammate and reigning Formula E world champion Jean-Éric Vergne crossed the finish line as third.

António Félix Da Costa showed an impressive performance in qualifying, so he started from pole residing. In the race, the DS TECHEETAH pilot convinced with optimal energy management and secured his first success of the season in this year's Formula E championship.

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Xavier Mestelan Pinon, Director DS Performance: “With the two outstanding podium finishes by Antonio and Jean-Éric, we are taking the lead in the driver and team classification. The Group has been working very hard since the last race in Mexico and our DS E-TENSE FE 20 continuously developed. We started the season with the goal of defending both titles – now we have shown that we are able to do that. ”

António Félix Da Costa: “The market went trim. We divided the energy extremely well and absolutely wanted to win. My congratulations to the Group and Jean-Éric for his fantastic pursuit. Two times DS TECHEETAH on the pedestal – that's really cold. ”

Jean-Éric Vergne: “The weekend was the best of my Formula E career so far. Although I could not take part in free practice, I felt the trust of the team and did a relatively good qualifying. In the race I was able to catch up lap by lap and secure a podium finish. ”

Price Preston, Team Principal DS TECHEETAH: “I am very proud of our drivers and of the Group. We are currently at the top of the driver and team rankings. Jean-Éric has also improved his residing to become Formula E world champion again. We will build on this success and give everything until the last race in London. ”

The next Formula E race will take place in Rome on April 6th. It is also the first European e-Prix in the current season.

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