Antonio Felix da Costa has clinched the ABB FIA Formula E championship after coming second in the latest Berlin e-Prix.
His team mate, outgoing double champion Jean-Eric Vergne, won the race and between them their efforts ensured that Techeetah also secured the team title for the second year in succession, with two races still remaining in this year’s all-electric series.
It was the fourth race of the week to be held at the city’s Tempelhof circuit, with two more races to come to conclude a season that has been highly disrupted by the coronavirus and the shutdown of motorsport world wide.
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Vergne and da Costs had qualified for the front row of the grid after coming top in superpole earlier in the day, ahead of Nissan eDams team mates Oliver Rowland and Sebastien Buemi who locked up row two.
The race saw an early safety car when yesterday’s race winner Max Guenther’s BMW collided with the NIO of Oliver Turvey. The damage meant Turvey finished in last place with Guenther the only retirement of the day, while Envision Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns was unable to take the start.
When the safety car came in there were reports of rain in various parts of the track. While varying in intensity in different parts of the circuit, it never became heavy enough to significantly impact the race.
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