THE BALL – Formula E in New York: rain «plots» Félix da Costa (Auto racing)

António Félix da Costa got the 10th position in qualifying for round 11 of the 2022 edition of the Formula E World Cup. The ePrix with 45 minutes (one more lap) takes place this afternoon (18.04 hours). On pole, Nick Cassidy, from Envision Racing.

For Cassidy, ranked 13th in the championship, with 19 points (adding the 3 for today’s pole position), the 3rd qualifying victory in Formula E and the 1st this season – curiously, the driver did not achieved this result since… New York-2021. The 27-year-old New Zealander, in the very final of the session, beat Stoffel Vandoorne, a 30-year-old Belgian from Mercedes-EQ, by 0.008 s!

Félix da Costa, 6th in the World Championship, was part of Group B of the session, with all the riders classified in the even positions of the championship, who were (very) penalized by the sudden appearance of rain on the Brooklyn City Circuit (2,320 km, 14 corners) ). The session took place on wet surfaces (hence no grip and slippery), unlike what had happened during the 12 minutes reserved for participants in Group A, who accelerated in dry conditions and, therefore, recorded faster times.

The weather instability benefited the World Cup leader, Edorado Mortara, Swiss from Venturi, who had only managed to record 5th in Group B and was unable to qualify for the duels (quarter-finals, semi-finals and final) the first 4 rows of the starting grid. However, among the drivers fighting for the title, only the 3rd place in the championship, Stoffel Vandoorne, managed to qualify better. In Group B, Mitch Evans (4th), from Jaguar, and Jean-Éric Vergne (2nd), from DS Techeetah, were 7th and 8th, respectively, and “left the scene” early .

Félix da Costa, after dominating free practice before qualifying, with 1,08.684 m, was 5th in Group B, 1,786 s behind the fastest, Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi, from Venturi Racing, with 1,10,678 m, a result that is worth the 10th position on the starting grid, behind Mortara.

Starting grid for round 11 of the World Cup

1st Nick Cassidy, Envision Racing

2nd Stoffel Vandoorne, Mercedes

3rd Lucas Di Grassi, Venturi Racing

4th Pascal Wehrlein, Porsche

5th Sébastien Buemi, Nissan

6th Alexander Sims, Mahindra

7th Robin Frijns, Envision Racing

8th Sam Bird, Jaguar

9th Edoardo Mortara, Venturi Racing

10.º ANTÓNIO FÉLIX DA COSTA, DS TEDHEETAH

11th Nyck de Vries, Mercedes

12th Oliver Rowland, Mahindra

13th Jake Dennis, Andretti

14th Mitch Evans, Jaguar

15th Maximilian Gunther, Nissan

16th Jean-Éric Vergne, DS Techeetah

17th André Lotterer, Porsche

18th Dan Ticktum, NIO 333

19th Oliver Askew, Andretti

20th Antonio Giovinazzi, Dragon/Penske

21st Sérgio Sette Câmara, Dragon/Penske

22nd Oliver Turvey, NIO 333

Season 8 rankings:

pilots

1st Edoardo Mortara, 139 points

2nd Jean-Éric Vergne, 128 points

3rd Stoffel Vandoorne, 125 points

4th Mitch Evans, 124 points

5th Robin Frijns, 81 points

6th ANTÓNIO FÉLIX DA COSTA, 75 points

7th Nyck de Vries, 73 points

8th Lucas Di Grassi, 66 points

9th André Lotterer, 61 points

10th Pascal Wehrlein, 55 points

11th Jake Dennis, 42 points

12th Sam Bird, 31 points

13th Nick Cassidy, 19 points*

14th Oliver Rowland, 11 points

15th Sébastien Buemi, 10 points

16th Oliver Turvey, 6 points

17th Oliver Askew, 2 points

18th Alexander Sims, 2 points

19th Maximilian Gunther, 2 points

20th Dan Ticktum, 1 point

21st Sérgio Sette Câmara, 0 points

22nd Antonio Giovinazzi, 0 points

*Includes the 3 bonus points for pole position added this morning;

teams

1st Venturi Racing, 205 points

2nd DS Techeetah, 203 points

3rd Mercedes-EQ, 198 points

4th Jaguar, 155 points

5th Porsche, 116 points

6th Envision Racing, 100 points*

7th Andretti, 44 points

8th Mahindra, 13 points

9th Nissan, 12 points

10th NIO 333, 7 points

11th Dragon/Penske, 0 points

*Includes the 3 bonus points for pole position added this morning;

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