António Félix da Costa Bags Leg 1 of Misano e-Prix Weekend

April 13, 2024Kimberly Kay
Formula E

António Félix da Costa secured the win in race one of Misano e-Prix weekend making him the 6 race winner of the year. The win was a major feat considering da Costa started the race from P13. da Costa made a series of passes early in the race to make up ground lost in qualifying quickly. “There’s ups and downs in life and nobody’s perfect,” he said. “And we’ve got to be a team when times are bad. So, I think today will be good for that. You know, I’m here for the long haul. And hopefully this is the first of the season and the first of many.”

Da Costa Continued on About Winning in Misano

“That was crazy. But I had a lot of fun. It’s more about being smart, being aware where everybody is at all times, we were four or five side by side, people coming from every direction. I got hit a few times, but luckily nothing too big for my car. I was really struggling to turn to the right. But we held on, I think the strategy in terms of energy was perfect. We went at the right time. That was a proper dark attack.”

Jake Dennis also showed his prowess after securing a P3 finish after starting P17. He said, “We’ve always had a really efficient powertrain: P1 and P3 for Porsche is a special day for us. From my side, I was confident going into the race, even though it’s been a real struggle for me this weekend. The boys gave me a good car, and with good strategy and awareness, Oliver and I could work together, both making the podium. Overall, very happy to score big on a day like today when you’re not feeling good in the car. I didn’t plan to play it that way, but as the race got faster, I had to adapt and use attack mode, especially with a couple of issues in the last two laps, consolidating my position.”

The battle for dominance continues as there doesn’t appear to be one driver who is leading the field consistently. With that said, despite not winning a race thus far in 2024. Thomas Rowland currently sits atop the Formula E standings for Nissan Formula E team after finishing P2 in the first leg of Misano. With the championship race tightening leg two of the Misano has the potential to shake up the top of the table.

Courtesy of Formula E

Race 1 Results from the Misano E-Prix

1A. Felix da Costa/PORSCHE TEAM1328 
2O. Rowland/NISSAN E.DAMS22280.410
3J. Dennis/ANDRETTI FORMULA E1283.003
4M. Gunther/MASERATI RACING7280.785
5D. Ticktum/ERT FORMULA E TEAM33280.766
6M. Evans/JAGUAR RACING9281.119
7S. Sette Camara/ERT FORMULA E TEAM3281.853
8J. Vergne/DS PENSKE25280.033
9N. Nato/ANDRETTI FORMULA E17280.029
10S. Vandoorne/DS PENSKE2280.051
11S. Fenestraz/NISSAN E.DAMS23280.129
12L. di Grassi/TEAM ABT11280.199
13N. Müller/TEAM ABT51280.344
14S. Buemi/ENVISION RACING16285.136
15J. Hughes/MCLAREN5280.258
16N. de Vries/MAHINDRA RACING21284.346
17P. Wehrlein/PORSCHE TEAM942846.917
18R. Frijns/ENVISION RACING42813.392
dnfJ. Daruvala/MASERATI RACING18271 Lap
dnfS. Bird/MCLAREN8252 Laps
dnfN. Cassidy/JAGUAR RACING37232 Laps
dnfE. Mortara/MAHINDRA RACING480