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How an overlooked F1 talent found his true calling
Formula E's six-race Berlin finale was billed as the most intense in motorsport history, and expected to go down to the wire in true FE style. But it was decided two races early, for the first time ever, as one driver showed his F1 rejection hadn't defined him
Whatever Antonio Felix da Costa does for the rest of his career, even in retirement - if he's ever called upon to open a local supermarket or switch on the Christmas lights - he will now always be introduced as a Formula E champion.
In the five previous seasons of FE, no one had ever won the title with two rounds to spare, but da Costa did. A trio of consecutive pole positions preceded three largely unchallenged victories, split across Marrakech and in Berlin last week. That's a fine return for a driver who was overlooked by Formula 1 and whose junior career was typified by the word 'nearly'.
Da Costa wants title defense to go down to the wire
Berlin E-Prix: Da Costa heads de Vries in practice