DS TECHEETAH becomes double Teams’ champions and Antonio Félix Da Costa is the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E champion

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Round nine saw the reigning champions DS TECHEETAH secure the double by winning the Teams’ and Driver’s title today at Tempelhof for the second time in a row. A big team effort saw Antonio Felix Da Costa become the 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E Champion and Jean-Éric win the race.

At 236 points and 115 points lead, and 156 points and 76 points lead respectively, DS TECHEETAH and Antonio Felix Da Costa managed to secure both championships with two rounds left on the calendar. Jean-Éric Vergne is now the runner up position for the final two races that take place on 12 and 13 August



Jean-Éric Vergne, P1:

“I’m very pleased for Antonio today, he’s done a fantastic job and deserve to win, so hats down to you Antonio! Big thanks to the whole team and to everyone around me who works so incredibly hard all the time. We push each other to constantly become better and we always take steps forward together. We’ve now won the Drivers’ title three times in a row and the Teams’ Title, so today I can’t ask for more than to continue fighting with this incredible team for a long time.”

 

Antonio Felix Da Costa, P2:

“I’ve won some important races in my life but never an FIA championship. This championship has 24 drivers who are on top of their game so to win here is incredible. I thought I was a hard worker until I joined DS TECHEETAH. The first week I joined the team, I told them ‘now I understand why you win so much’. JEV is an amazing team-mate and a such a worthy champion, he has helped me so much and I couldn’t have done it without him and the team. Big thanks to everyone in the team, you are absolutely incredible.”

 

Mark Preston, DS TECHEETAH Team Principal:

“Thanks, congratulations and best wishes to everyone - from the track to the offices, labs and workshops in Satory and on to the support we get from Oxford. None of this would have been achieved without every one of us dealing with frustration, challenges and problems along the way, and not letting anything or anyone beat us. We also have an amazing manufacturer in DS Automobiles who support us in thick and thin. Thank you all.”

 

Xavier Mestelan Pinon, DS Performance Director:

“This is a historic moment for DS TECHEETAH. After securing both titles last season, we are once again the Teams’ and Drivers’ championships in fierce competition. Of course, we owe this to our drivers, to our technological know-how, but above all to the men and women who are involved in this fantastic sporting adventure. Together we have built a winning machine and these new titles are an invaluable reward for the enthusiasts that we are. Today I am extremely proud of each of them. The partnership of DS Automobiles and TECHEETAH is a successful as it gets. And we have proven this over and over, now with four titles under our belts.”

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