Antonio Felix Da Costa from the DS Techeetah Team won the second race at the New York City E-Prix II race at Brooklyn Street Circuit, United States, Sunday (17/7/2022) afternoon.
The Portuguese driver was untouched from start to finish in the race which was the 12th round of the 2021-2022 Formula E World Championship with a duration of 45 minutes + 1 lap.
Overall, Da Costa in his DS Techeetah car finished the race with a total time of 46 minutes 55,511 minutes. Second place is Stoffel Vandoorne (Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team) with a difference of 0.929 seconds from Da Costa. Meanwhile, Mitch Evans, a Jaguar TCS Racing driver who was ranked third, showed extraordinary performance.
For Da Costa, this victory is the first for the 2021-2022 season and the second podium after previously finishing second at the Marrakesh E-Prix. Total Da Costa recorded seven wins during his participation in Formula E since the 2014-2015 season.
Like the first race, the second race of the New York City E-Prix was also marked by some drama. It started at the start of the race, where Andre Lotterer (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) starting from the third grid did not move when the lights went out. It was preceded by eight drivers when the car engine started.
Meanwhile, Da Costa, who received a pole position after Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) was penalized for violating technical regulations, immediately shot to defend his position in front.
Another incident occurred during the 12-minute race. Evans, who was in seventh position, had a chance to collide with Jake Dennis of the Avalanche Andretti Formula E team while fighting for the sixth position.
Da Costa and Alexander Sims (Mahindra Racing) went into Attack Mode to leave Vandoorne in third place within 15 minutes of the race.
Evans, in fifth, made a fine maneuver to overtake reigning world champion Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team) for fourth place.
A fierce duel occurred when the race lasted 24 minutes when Sims and Vandoorne were involved fighting for second place.
When the race was left with 9 minutes + 1 lap, Da Costa was still at the forefront, followed by Vandoorne and Sims.
De Vries, who was chasing Sims for third place, bumped into the barrier on the straight. Luckily De Vries managed to control the car so it didn’t get into an accident. However, it had to be paid for by De Vries which made him sag a few positions back.
After the incident, Evans managed to overtake Alexander Sims just moments before finishing to secure third place.
Evans managed to maintain that position until he finished behind Antono Felix Da Costa and Stoffel Vandoorne.