Da Costa primed for last push in bid to defend title in Berlin

Antonio Felix da Costa is ready to give it his all in a bid to successfully defend his Formula E title that he won in Berlin a year ago.

The Portuguese has taken to his to his new team like a duck to water, winning with DS TECHEETAH in his very first season with the team, his brilliant finish of two race wins and a podium at the Berlin Tempelhof Circuit enough to take the title.

And with Da Costa just 15 points adrift of championship leader Nyck de Vries, a similar result would go a long way to achieving a famous repeat.

โ€œWe go to the final showdown in Berlin, weโ€™ll need to fight for it as we did it last year, and I am confident that as a team, we will give it our all,โ€ said Da Costa.

In the Teamsโ€™ standings, DS TECHEETAH lies fourth, just 17 points from the top. So there is also a chance that title could also be secured, with double champion Jean-Eric Vergne always a force to be reckoned with.

โ€œBerlin is coming up where we have had great success and hope to repeat as we go into the final 2 races of `season 7,โ€ added team principal Mark Preston.

DS TECHEETAH is not the only Acronis partner team hoping for a grandstand finish to the season this weekend, with both ROKiT Venturi Racing and the NIO 333 FE Team looking to finish on a high.

โ€œItโ€™s been an incredibly close, tight season and as we discovered in Puebla, one good weekend can change everything,โ€ commented Susie Wolff, ROKiT Venturi Racing Team Principal. โ€œWe know we have the pace but we also know what weโ€™re up against and only when the chequered flag waves on Sunday will we see if weโ€™ve really achieved our ambitions for this season.โ€

Christian Silk, NIO 333 Formula E Team Principal, added: โ€œBoth Tom and Oliver have had good results in Berlin in the past and it is a circuit our engineers know well, so we are expecting a strong showing at this circuit.โ€

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