Last-gasp Monaco victory a relief says Da Costa, as champ kickstarts title defence

Antonio Felix da Costa had been eagerly anticipating a ‘special’ race around the streets of Monaco, piling the pressure on himself to get a result to kickstart his title defence. Antonio Felix da Costa scooped the race win in Monaco and was the beneficiary, he says, of any number of factors on the way to a taking the lead from Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans in stunning fashion, half way around the final lap. “So many things happened in the race to lead to that ending,” said the reigning champion. “I knew the race was going to be so hard with the energy management and we played a perfect, perfect strategy. “Winning a race in Formula E this year is very tricky,” said the 29-year-old. “I put a lot of pressure on myself to win this race, especially having won the championship last year.

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