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Formula E

Da Costa claims late victory in South Africa thriller

Championship leader Pascal Wehrlein crashed out on opening lap, while Jake Dennis was given a drive-through penalty in action-packed Cape Town E-Prix.

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Antonio Felix Da Costa claimed a late victory during the Cape Town E-Prix, after pulling off a thrilling move on Jean-Eric Vergne.

The Frenchman took advantage of a mistake from the Porsche driver, who failed to take the Attack Mode while leading, which put him briefly in the lead.

But during added time due to an earlier safety car, Da Costa was given an extra two laps to attack Vergne and used it to pull off a move through the high speed and tight Turn 8 section.

Championship leader Pascal Wehrlein crashed out on the opening lap after contact with Sebastien Buemi, which caused the Safety Car.

Elsewhere, second-placed driver in the championship Jake Dennis dropped out of the points after being given a drive-through penalty for not respecting the minimum tyre pressures.

Pole man Sacha Fenestraz crashed out on the final lap duelling for the final podium spot, which promoted Nick Cassidy and Buemi into the top five.

View the full results below.

RACE RESULTS - 2023 CAPE TOWN E-PRIX

Position Driver Team
1 Antonio Felix Da Costa Porsche
2 Jean Eric Vergne DS Penske
3 Nick Cassidy Envision Racing
4 Rene Rast McLaren
5 Sebastien Buemi Envision Racing
6 Dan Ticktum NIO 333 Racing
7 Stoffel Vandoorne DS Penske
8 Norman Nato Nissan
9 Andre Lotterer Avalanche Andretti
10 Jake Hughes McLaren
11 Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing
12 Sergio Sette Camara NIO 333 Racing
13 Sacha Fenestraz Nissan
14 Jake Dennis Avalanche Andretti
DNF Maximilian Guenther Maserati MSG Racing
DNF Edoardo Mortara Maserati MSG Racing
DNF Pascal Wehrlein Porsche

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