Da Costa goes on to win the Portland E-Prix 1, the Jaguars get confused

Antonio Félix da Costa took advantage of the Jaguars' setbacks to score a third victory in four races. Jean-Éric Vergne scored a home podium for DS Penske.

Published on 30/06/2024 à 09:06

Dorian Grangier

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Da Costa goes on to win the Portland E-Prix 1, the Jaguars get confused

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  • The championship of Formula E could have changed on Saturday, and turned in favor of Nick Cassidy and Jaguar before the last three performances of the season. Unfortunately, everything went wrong for James Barclay's men, and it was Antonio Félix da Costa who took advantage! The opportunistic Portuguese won the Portland 1 E-Prix, his second consecutive victory and his third success in four races after Berlin and Shanghai.
  • Third at the start of the penultimate lap, the driver Porsche successively took advantage of a fatal exit from the track by Nick Cassidy, then leading the race, then a five-second penalty inflicted on Mitch Evans, for a collision with Jake Hughes at the start of the race, to win in the UNITED STATES.

  • Setting out to score a double in this first round of the weekend in Oregon, the two Jaguars got their feet stuck: Mitch Evans, first to cross the finish line, was relegated to 8th place, while that Nick Cassidy was ranked 19th when he had an incredible opportunity to escape to the top of the championship and put his hand on the title! A stupid and avoidable mistake which could well change the face of this fight for the world crown!
  • The misfortunes of some make the happiness of others, notably Robin Frijns (Envision), second, who obtained his second podium of the season, but also Jean-Éric Vergne, third. The Frenchman won his third podium of the year, a great gift for his team DS Penske which is playing at home this weekend in Portland.
  • The other French people did not have the same fortune and finished outside the points: qualified for the final but penalized by 10 places on the grid, Norman Nato (Andretti) was not able to get back to the front, while that Sacha Fenestraz (Nissan), long in the running for a podium, lost his footing after his second Attack Mode and finished 15th.
  • In the championship, status quo in the lead: despite his mistake, Nick Cassidy retains the lead with 167 points ahead of Pascal Wehrlein (143 points) who failed to seize his chance on Saturday, with a distant 10th place at the finish. With the points for pole position, fastest lap and 8th place, Mitch Evans comes slightly closer with 140 points.

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Dorian Grangier

A young journalist nostalgic for the motorsport of yesteryear. Raised on the exploits of Sébastien Loeb and Fernando Alonso.

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