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Paris ePrix: Da Costa brings home valuable points for Team Aguri


Under the golden dome of Les Invalides, Antonio Felix da Costa brought his car home to score four valuable points for the team after finishing in eighth position.

Despite cold conditions and limited running due to the lack of a shakedown session on Friday, Team Aguri made good progress throughout the weekend. Da Costa started the race in tenth place and pushed hard, enjoying several battled with Frijns and Turvey before bringing the car home in eighth under safety car conditions.

Debutant Ma Quing Hua quickly got up to speed and coped well with the steep learning curve that comes with driving a Formula E car. Starting the race in fifteenth, the Chinese driver quickly made progress through the field, making several notable passes.

Antonio Felix da Costa | Formula E Paris ePrix
Antonio Felix da Costa | Formula E Paris ePrix

Following a prolonged car swap, Ma continued to show good form before a driver error saw him hit the wall late in the race, bringing out the safety car. Ma was unharmed in the incident and underwent the mandatory medical checks following the incident.

Da Costa, commented: “We had some great, close racing today and showed the potential to score even more points. It is good to be back in the top ten once again and to bring home valuable points for the team.”

Ma, commented: “I was pleased to show such good pace in only my first Formula E race. We had a good weekend and I am looking forward to building on this promising start for the team in the coming races.”

Ma Qing Hua | Formula E Paris ePrix
Ma Qing Hua | Formula E Paris ePrix

Mark Preston, Team Principal, commented: “We have shown great promise all season and today we brought home some very well-earned points. The whole team put in a great shift this weekend and will use this as a springboard to the remaining races of the season.”

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