Antonio Felix da Costa Gives Porsche First Home Win at Formula E Berlin E-Prix

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Da Costa Gives Porsche First Formula E Home WinABB FIA Formula E

António Félix da Costa secured a historic third win at the ABB FIA Formula E Berlin E-Prix at Tempelhof to give the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team its first victory on home turf.

With the win, da Costa became the first three-time Formula E winner in Berlin.

Da Costa took an early lead during the initial flurry of Attack Mode activations, with Porsche's cars strategically positioned and collaborating through much of the opening half of the race. Throughout the 38-lap race, da Costa successfully defended relentless pressure from Mitch Evans and Saturday winner Nick Cassidy of Jaguar.

On Lap 31, Evans surged to the forefront after a brief pause prompted by Porsche’s new Taycan FIA Safety Car. However, he still had one of his two 50kW Attack Mode power boosts remaining for deployment in the final phase. Employing a late-braking move into the hairpin, da Costa managed to overpower Evans, compelling the New Zealander to overshoot the turn.


Subsequently, Oliver Rowland, advancing from 16th on the grid, followed da Costa's lead, yet was unable to intensify the pressure as Cassidy moved past his teammate into third place.

This strategic reshuffle allowed da Costa to surge ahead, maintaining a comfortable lead and ultimately the win—his first victory since Cape Town 2023. Da Costa’s victory in Berlin brings the total number of race winners this season to eight, in just 10 rounds of Season 10 so far.

Further behind da Costa, Cassidy executed a last-minute move on Rowland to secure second place, clinching the fastest lap in the process. Rowland snatched third after a challenging starting position, ahead of Tag Heuer Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein, who battled reigning champion Jake Dennis (Andretti) for fourth.

“It just feels great to win at a home race for Porsche, it’s amazing," da Costa said. "We’ve got so many guests here: so many people who work in the factory that don’t normally get to come to the races, our Board members are here, so it’s definitely a special one.

“Honestly, it’s been a tough start to the season and we’ve been building a really good momentum, always closing the gap to the championship leaders and it feels good to take this one. You have to work hard when things aren’t right, but when you have the right people around you it makes it a little bit easier. I want to dedicate to this to my engineer’s father-in-law who passed away this week, so it’s for him and his family.”

ABB FIA Formula E Berlin E-Prix

Race 2 of 2

  1. António Félix Da Costa, Tag Heuer Porsche, 47:55:043, 25 points

  2. Nick Cassidy, Jaguar TCS Racing, +0.691 second, 19 points

  3. Oliver Rowland, Nissan Formula E Team, +2.820. 15 points

  4. Pascal Wehrlein, Tag Heuer Porsche, +4.147, 12 points

  5. Jake Dennis, Andretti Formula E, +4.548. 13 points

  6. Mitch Evans, Jaguar TCS Racing, +4.953. 8 points

  7. Jehan Daruvala, Maserati MSG Racing, +6.032, 6 points

  8. Taylor Barnard, Neom McLaren Formula E, +6.698, 4 points

  9. Joel Eriksson, Envision Racing, +7.119. 2 points

  10. Jean-Éric Vergne, DS Penske, +7357, 1 point

  11. Lucas Di Grassi, ABT Cupra Formula E, +8.204

  12. Jake Hughes, Neom McLaren Formula E, +10.349

  13. Sérgio Sette Câmara, ERT Formula E, +10.403

  14. Paul Aron, Envision Racing, +11.124

  15. Kelvin Van der Linde, ABT Cupra Formula E, +11.780

  16. Edoardo Mortara, Mahindra Racing, +12.143

  17. Dan Ticktum, ERT Formula E, +12.642

  18. Jordan King, Mahindra Racing, +16.494

  19. Norman Nato, Andretti Formula E, +20.851

  20. Stoffel Vandoorne, DS Penske, +36.753

  21. Sacha Fenestraz, Nissan Formula E, DNF

  22. Maximilian Günther, Maserati MSH Racing, DNF