On Saturday, May 8 the Principality was electrified for the day, as the Formula E Monaco E-Prix returned. Having sped through qualifying at noon, the final race of this year’s E-Prix began shortly after 16:00.
The race got off to a thrilling start, and would remain thrilling throughout, as multiple overtakes and lead changes occurred.
DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix da Costa started in pole-position by the slimmest of margins, and would go on to win the E-Prix, having pulled off a crucial last lap overtake on Mitch Evans in his electric Jag.
Da Costa’s display of performance in the Principality landed the Portuguese driver his first win of the 2021 season, and a deserved one at that. Robin Frijns and Mitch Evans completed the race and the podium in second and third place respectively.
With the E-Prix done and dusted, Monaco awaits the return of the Formula 1 circus ahead of the 2021 F1 Monaco Grand Prix, with the final race set for Sunday, May 23.
NEWS.MC would like to thank Stefano Brancato and the Café de Paris for their kind hospitality throughout the Historic GP and the E-Prix.
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