FORMULA E champion Antonio Felix Da Costa is hungrier than ever earlier than as he seems to be to defend his crown.
Subsequent season will likely be Method E’s first season as an official FIA World Championship – bringing the all-electric collection up a gear.
Antonio Felix Da Costa is the reigning FE champion
Da Costa joined serial-winners Techeetah final season and went on to win his first ever FE title in his debut season with the Paris-based group.
However in doing so he prevented his teammate and ex-F1 star Jean-Eric Vergne from successful a hat-trick of titles after Vergne’s back-to-back championships.
Vergne and Da Costa will likely be flat out once more subsequent season to make sure Techeetah win their third consecutive title as the stress between the 2 hots up.
Da Costa stated: “This group is a champion’s making machine.
“The arduous work they put in, how a lot they need to win, how intelligent all these guys are.
“Hopefully we have now the recipe to do it once more subsequent season.
“I’m actually trying ahead to kicking off season seven as a champion which has given me further motivation.
“I really feel assured and I really feel higher on this group than I did a 12 months in the past.”
Techeetah have gained again to again constructors champions
Da Costa hit the bottom working at testing, after ending within the prime three of the timesheets on the primary two days in Valencia.
The Portuguese driver will likely be one among 4 champions on the grid subsequent season, becoming a member of Vergne, Audi’s Lucas Di Grassi and ex-F1 star Sebastian Buemi.
After being topped champion in Berlin, after an intense run of six races in simply 9 days, Da Costa obtained a hero’s welcome at Lisbon Airport.
The President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa additionally gave Da Costa, the Order of Benefit, one of many nation’s most recognised honours.
He added: “The President hosted me within the palace, which I used to be not anticipating in any respect, so for positive it was a really proud second.
“Going again to Portugal after successful the championship was unbelievable, the individuals actually get behind their athletes, however the spotlight was undoubtedly successful the Order of Benefit.”