Da Costa beats Cassidy to win frantic second Berlin EPrix

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Antonio Felix da Costa won a frantic second race of the weekend at the Berlin EPrix, taking victory ahead of Nick Cassidy’s Jaguar.

The Porsche driver pulled away from the chasing pack in the later laps to secure his first victory of the season.

Cassidy overtook Oliver Rowland’s Nissan on the final lap of the race to claim second place, with Rowland holding onto the final podium position in third.

Like Saturday’s first race of the weekend, the field were heavily bunched up throughout the majority of the race with several lead changes over the early laps. A Safety Car period for a crash involving Maximilian Guenther helped to string out the field before a second clash involving Norman Nato and Sacha Fenestraz bunched the pack up again.

Da Costa was one of several drivers who ran at the front of the field and exchanged the lead, but once he assumed the lead he never let go and held on to win by six tenths of a second from Cassidy. Rowland was two seconds further back in third to take the final podium position, with Pascal Wehrlein taking fourth in the second Porsche.

Jake Dennis finished in fifth with Mitch Evans taking sixth place. Jehan Daruvala was seventh with Taylor Barnard the leading McLaren driver in eighth and stand-in Joel Eriksson putting his Envision in ninth. Jean-Eric Vergne claimed the final point in tenth.

Guenther was the first retirement from the race, joined by Fenestraz after the Nissan driver was hit by Nato. They were the only two drivers to fail to finish the race, despite several drivers suffering damage to their cars through the race.

The race sees Cassidy extend his championship lead to 24 points over Wehrlein, with Rowland holding third ahead of Jake Dennis. The next Formula E round will take place at the Shanghai International Circuit in two weekends’ time.

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Race result

18McLarenTaylor BarnardNissan e-4ORCE 04
21AndrettiJake DennisPorsche 99X Electric Gen3
35McLarenJake HughesNissan e-4ORCE 04
44EnvisionJoel ErikssonJaguar I-Type 6
537JaguarNick CassidyJaguar I-Type 6
648MahindaEdoardo MortaraMahindra M10Electro
716EnvisionPaul AronJaguar I-Type 6
82DS PenskeStoffel VandoorneDS E-TENSE FE23
99JaguarMitch EvansJaguar I-Type 6
1018MaseratiJehan DaruvalaMaserati Tipo Folgore
1123NissanSacha FenestrazNissan e-4ORCE 04
1294PorschePascal WehrleinPorsche 99X Electric Gen3
1322McLarenOliver RowlandNissan e-4ORCE 04
1451Abt CupraKelvin van der LindeMahindra M10Electro
1511Abt CupraLucas di GrassiMahindra M9Electro
167MaseratiMaximilian GuentherMaserati Tipo Folgore
1717AndrettiNorman NatoPorsche 99X Electric Gen3
1833ERTDan TicktumERT X24
1921MahindaJordan KingMahindra M10Electro
2025DS PenskeJean-Eric VergneDS E-TENSE FE23
213ERTSergio Sette CamaraERT X24
2213PorscheAntonio Felix da CostaPorsche 99X Electric Gen3

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Will Wood
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One comment on “Da Costa beats Cassidy to win frantic second Berlin EPrix”

  1. Will, there is a problem with the Race Result list.
    Great race and unexpected win by DaCosta.

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