Formula E - da Costa wins in Monaco, and Stoffel Vandoorne retires

Formula E – da Costa wins in Monaco, and Stoffel Vandoorne retires

(Belga) Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa (DS Techeetah) won the Monaco e-race, the seventh round of the Formula E World Championship, the electric one-seat championship, on Saturday. Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-EQ) has been forced into retirement.

Starting at 15th on the net, Stoffel Vandoorne slipped to the last spots on the first lap after getting involved in a collision. The Belgian driver finally retired 4 minutes into the end. From first place, da Costa won after overtaking New Zealander Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing) on ​​the final lap. Evans also overtook Robin Friens (Invision Virgin Racing) in the final meters and finished third. Thanks to this second place, Frijns leads the championship with 62 points, 5 points behind compatriot Nick De Vries (Mercedes-EQ), who did not finish the race. Evans (54 points) is third, ahead of Da Costa (52). Vandoorne (48) fell from second to sixth, overtaken by Britain’s Sam Bird (49). Formula E will now head to Mexico, where the eighth and ninth rounds of the season will be held in Puebla on June 19-20. (Belga)

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