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Polesitter Da Costa: Monaco time to turn things around

Antonio Felix da Costa says Monaco marks the time to “either throw our towel on the floor” or “pick ourselves up” in his bid to defend the Formula E title.

Da Costa blasts FIA claims after controversial Valencia FE race

Antonio Felix da Costa says Formula E will be “the joke of the week” and has blasted FIA claims he could have changed the outcome of the Valencia E-Prix.

Vergne wants Formula E to “never come back” to Valencia

Two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne has called for the series to “never come back” to the Valencia circuit ahead of the double-header event at the venue this weekend. 

Da Costa: Rome TV cameras missed "best overtakes of my life"

Defending Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa reckons he completed “the best overtakes of my life” during the Rome E-Prix but they were missed by the TV feed.

DS open to supplying FE customers amid Stellantis rumours

DS Techeetah boss Mark Preston reckons it 'could only be a good thing' for his squad to supply a customer team should another Stellantis marque enter Formula E.

Vergne rubbishes FE homologation "advantage" suggestions

Jean-Eric Vergne has rubbished suggestions that DS Techeetah has gained an advantage by delaying the introduction of its new Formula E powertrain until April.

DS Techeetah to start 2020/21 Formula E season with old package

Reigning Formula E teams’ champion DS Techeetah will carry over its existing car into the upcoming 2020-21 season before introducing a new powertrain package in April. 

FE "keen to explore" Portugal race after da Costa showrun

Formula E says it is "keen to explore" holding a race in Portugal after series champion Antonio Felix da Costa demonstrated his DS Techeetah car on the streets of Lisbon.

Techeetah joins Extreme E to replace Venturi

The Techeetah team which has dominated Formula E in recent years will contest the debut season of the Extreme E series to replace Venturi after its decision to withdraw.

Di Grassi, da Costa at odds over Berlin Formula E clash

Audi driver Lucas di Grassi reckons his race-five Berlin Formula E clash with Antonio Felix da Costa was “clearly da Costa’s fault”, despite receiving a five-second time penalty.

Berlin E-Prix: Da Costa heads de Vries in practice

A last-ditch effort from new Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa meant he topped the free practice times on the extended Tempelhof Airport circuit over Nyck de Vries.

New FE champion da Costa reveals he was “close to giving up”

Newly-crowned Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa said his title success meant “the bad times really come to mind” and credited the DS Techeetah team for re-employing him.

Vergne explains what caused late Berlin pace drop

Jean-Eric Vergne has explained how a software glitch and a malfunctioning re-gen paddle while using attack mode cost him a probable victory in the third Formula E race in Berlin. =

Berlin E-Prix: Da Costa heads Gunther by 0.039s in practice

DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix da Costa, who will likely win the Formula E title this afternoon, went quickest in Sunday practice on the conventional Berlin circuit.

Berlin E-Prix: D'Ambrosio leads da Costa in practice

Mahindra Racing driver Jerome d’Ambrosio topped the combined Formula E free practice times with a late flying lap on the Tempelhof Airport circuit to depose Maximilian Gunther.

Berlin E-Prix: Da Costa scores second straight pole

Antonio Felix da Costa claimed pole position for the second Berlin race by over 0.4 seconds as his domination of the Formula E season finale continued while his title rivals faltered.

Berlin E-Prix: Da Costa dominates frantic race on FE return

Antonio Felix da Costa survived late energy issues to score victory on Formula E’s return in Berlin as DS Techeetah teammate Jean-Eric Vergne slumped from second to 20th.

Vergne questions Abt's suspension: "It's a game"

Two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne leads a series of professional drivers questioning Audi’s decision to suspend Daniel Abt following his Esports controversy.

Rossiter: Japan chapter “closed” after Nissan split

Ex-SUPER GT and Super Formula racer James Rossiter admits his stint racing in Japan is now “closed” following his split from Nissan last winter.

Di Grassi: DS Techeetah, Jaguar "on another planet"

Audi Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi says rival teams DS Techeetah and Jaguar were “on a different planet” compared to the rest of the field in the Marrakesh E-Prix.

Vergne was in quarantine before Marrakesh podium charge

Jean-Eric Vergne says the Marrakesh E-Prix “was definitely my most difficult weekend in Formula E” after he served a hospital quarantine before scoring a surprise podium.

Marrakesh E-Prix: Da Costa sets FP1 pace with Vergne absent

Antonio Felix da Costa topped opening practice for the Marrakesh E-Prix, while his DS Techeetah teammate and reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne was forced to miss the session.

Vergne: Techeetah's strategy hesitation cost me in Mexico

Jean-Eric Vergne says DS Techeetah messed up its Mexico E-Prix strategy, meaning he and teammate Antonio Felix da Costa delayed each other for the second Formula E race in succession.

Da Costa defends ‘radio rage’ messages over teammate Vergne

Formula E star Antonio Felix da Costa says he has “no regrets” about the Santiago E-Prix radio messages in which he blasted his DS Techeetah squad and team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne.

Vergne was "trying to survive" Santiago race

Jean-Eric Vergne says he was "trying to survive" the Santiago E-Prix after sustaining front-left bodywork damage, which caused him to delay DS Techeetah teammate Antonio Felix da Costa.

Buemi berates attack mode location in Riyadh

Nissan e.dams driver Sebastien Buemi has criticised the attack mode zone placement at last weekend’s Formula E season opener in Diriyah following his clash with Antonio Felix da Costa.

How Vergne went from “mega harsh” penalty to “miracle” points

Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne says it was a “miracle” he could score points in the second Diriyah E-Prix race after a “mega harsh” penalty dropped him to the back of the grid.

Vergne consigned to last on the grid by battery change

Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne will start the second race in Diriyah from last after receiving a grid drop for changing the battery on his DS Techeetah car.

Diriyah E-Prix: Da Costa heads Bird in Saturday practice

DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa headed Saturday’s Formula E practice session ahead of the Diriyah E-Prix, punching in his fastest full-power lap two minutes from the end.

Vergne: "Logical" for eco-minded Hamilton to join Formula E

Jean-Eric Vergne says it would be “a logical step” for Lewis Hamilton to sample Formula E following the five-time Formula 1 world champion’s recent comments about the environment.

Da Costa to partner Vergne at DS Techeetah

Antonio Felix da Costa has been signed to partner Jean-Eric Vergne at the DS Techeetah ABB FIA Formula E team ahead of the 2019/20 season.

How an ex-F1 star "erased" his past Prime

How an ex-F1 star "erased" his past

After restoring his reputation with a virtually faultless charge to a maiden category title last year, Jean-Eric Vergne prevailed again to score even more high-profile success in what at times was one of motorsport's most chaotic championships.

Lotterer leaves Techeetah to join new Porsche squad

Porsche has signed Andre Lotterer to complete its line-up for its debut ABB FIA Formula E season in 2019/20.

Why pseudo-Crashgate shouldn't tarnish Vergne's triumph

Jean-Eric Vergne's controversial radio messages threatened to overshadow the greatest moment of his career. That they didn't is a good thing, as several factors made the subsequent criticism of Vergne overblown.

Vergne hit with community service sentence for radio comments

Freshly re-crowned Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne has been handed one day of community service for unsportsmanlike behaviour in the first race in New York City due to comments made over the team radio.

Vergne slams "rental go-kart" New York driving standards

ABB FIA Formula E points leader Jean-Eric Vergne has hit out at the "rental go-kart" driving standards of the opening leg of the New York E-Prix, after being caught up in two incidents that harmed his title bid.

Formula E stewards reject Techeetah protest against di Grassi

A protest lodged by FIA Formula E outfit DS Techeetah against the driving standards of Audi’s Lucas di Grassi in a New York E-Prix pile-up was rejected by the stewards.

Lotterer stripped of fourth place by “extremely harsh” penalty

ABB FIA Formula E 2018/19 title contender Andre Lotterer has been hit with a post-Swiss E-Prix penalty that has demoted him from fourth to 14th in the final classification.

Swiss E-Prix: Vergne charges to pole, di Grassi 19th

Jean-Eric Vergne extended his 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E championship lead by claiming pole for the Swiss E-Prix in Bern, where his closest title rival Lucas di Grassi qualified 19th.

Problem discovered behind Lotterer's battery overheat DNF

Andre Lotterer's retirement from ABB FIA Formula E's Berlin race was caused by an improper connection in his DS Techeetah car's battery cooling circuit, which triggered a temperature spike.

Berlin E-Prix: Lotterer quickest in Friday practice

DS Techeeatah driver Andre Lotterer set the fastest time across the two practice sessions for the 2019 ABB FIA Formula E race in Berlin, ahead of Edoardo Mortara.

Lotterer: No Japan return while I'm in Formula E

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Andre Lotterer says he couldn't realistically consider a return to racing in Japan while he is racing full-time in the ABB FIA Formula E series.

Vergne: "Something needs to change" in Formula E stewarding

DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne says “something needs to change” with the consistency of ABB FIA Formula E full course yellow penalties after he was penalised for an infringement in Rome.

Aggressive Evans overtake was "good racing", says Lotterer

DS Techeetah driver Andre Lotterer says Mitch Evans pass to win ABB FIA Formula E's Rome E-Prix was "good racing".

Rome E-Prix: Vergne fastest in disrupted practice

Defending ABB FIA Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne set the fastest time for DS Techeetah in practice ahead of the Rome E-Prix after a disrupted second session.

Vergne "didn't sleep well" before Sanya win

ABB FIA Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne says he "did not sleep well" in the build-up to his Sanya E-Prix victory following his disappointing Hong Kong race last time out.

Lotterer "wasn't interested" in Bird reconciliation

Sam Bird says ABB FIA Formula E rival Andre Lotterer "wasn't interested" in hearing him out after their Hong Kong clash, although the pair have since shaken hands regarding the incident.

Techeetah wanted harsher Bird penalty after Lotterer clash

A DS Techeetah protest against the results of Hong Kong ABB FIA Formula E race, that included a suggestion that Sam Bird’s post-race penalty was not severe enough, has been dismissed.

Bird penalised, loses Hong Kong E-Prix win

Sam Bird has lost his Hong Kong E-Prix victory after getting a five-second penalty for his clash with Andre Lotterer late-on in the ABB FIA Formula E race on Sunday.

Vergne, Lotterer critical of new Formula E qualifying

DS Techeetah drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer have questioned the current ABB Formula E championship qualifying format, suggesting that the “lottery” element risks dissuading manufacturers.

Vergne: I'm an "idiot" for first-corner Marrakesh lunge

Jean-Eric Vergne says he was an “idiot” to hit polesitter Sam Bird at the first corner of ABB FIA Formula E’s Marrakesh E-Prix, which he feels cost him victory. 

Marrakesh E-Prix: BMW implosion hands d'Ambrosio victory

Jerome d’Ambrosio won the Marrakesh E-Prix, the second round of the 2018-19 ABB Formula E Championship, after the dominant BMWs of Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims collided and threw away victory.

Techeetah pace "perfect" for BMW - Da Costa

Antonio Felix da Costa believes that the circumstances of his Ad Diriyah E-Prix victory created a "perfect scenario" for the BMW Andretti squad ahead of the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E races. 

Buemi "not in same league" as Techeetah in FE opener

Sebastien Buemi says he was not in the same league on pace as the DS Techeetah squad that lost a likely one-two finish in the Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

Vergne secures DS Techeetah contract extension

Reigning ABB FIA Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne has agreed a new long-term contract extension with the DS Techeetah squad.

Techeetah has "doubled or tripled" resources with DS

Techeetah team boss Mark Preston says his squad's resource-level has "doubled or tripled" since it began working with Formula E manufacturer DS.

Techeetah reveals DS-powered Gen2 Formula E car

Techeetah has revealed its DS Automobiles-powered season five Formula E car as well as a new factory in Versailles.

Vergne: Rivals should fear Techeetah-DS partnership

Jean-Eric Vergne reckons that rivals of his Techeetah team should be “worried” by the potential boost the squad may get from its Formula E tie-up with DS Automobiles next season.

Techeetah announces DS partnership for season five

Techeetah has confirmed its long-rumoured partnership with DS Automobiles, with the team becoming a works manufacturer squad ahead of Formula E’s fifth season in 2018/19.

How Techeetah beat FE's giants – and is now set to join them

The amazing story of how one of the smallest teams in the Formula E paddock took Jean-Eric Vergne to the 2017-18 drivers’ championship.