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Da Costa triumphs in Marrakesh E-Prix

Da Costa triumphs in Marrakesh E-Prix

29/02/2020 at 15:56Updated 29/02/2020 at 17:29

DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa triumphed in the Marrakesh E-Prix, narrowly edging out Max Gunther, who replaced him at BMW i Andretti Motorsport.

Reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne, who missed practice on Friday due to illness, finished third as Techeetah capped an excellent weekend of action in Morocco.

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However, it could have been even better, with Gunther selling Vergne a dummy on the final lap to seal second.

Da Costa, who now leads the drivers' championship, said: "I had to play a bit of a brave card in there, I let Gunther get super close at one point.

"I think we have been planning in our mind and the amazing preparation back home, all the guys in Paris.

"We do a lot of hard work and it has paid off, that one slaps! It was really cool.

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"I have to say to Vergne, hats off. This guy had a tough week, so hats off to him, he's had a hard day, I think he is still struggling right now.

"But he pulled a podium for the team so well done."