da Costa on Monaco E-Prix pole

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da Costa on Monaco E-Prix pole

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da Costa on Monaco E-Prix pole


DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa will start today’s Monaco E-Prix from pole position — his second of the season — after he edged Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing) and Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans in a tightly fought pole shootout. The top four were split by just 0.059s.

Da Costa followed DS teammate and Season 5 Monaco E-Prix winner Jean-Eric Vergne on-track, and went quicker than the Frenchman’s impressive early benchmark by 0.029s, scything his way through Monte Carlo’s famous streets and fastest of all in Sectors 1 and 2.

Frijns felt like he left nothing on the table, and a tidy effort wasn’t quite enough for pole but at just a hundreth shy of da Costa’s time, he’s shown he’ll mix it with the reigning champion in the E-Prix, which airs live on CBSSN at 9:30 a.m. ET.