Da Costa made the most of Evans’ difficulties in managing the energy levels in his Jaguar, making a late lunge into the Nouvelle Chicane on the final lap to take the lead.

Evans had maintained a small lead before the Safety Car was deployed as a result of Rene Rast's crash into the barriers.

With less energy remaining than his nearest rivals, Evans was under immense pressure from the restart and ultimately couldn't resist da Costa or Robin Frijns.

Frijns managed to get ahead of the Jaguar driver, pipping him to the line by just 0.024s.

Evans’ slow final lap handed da Costa a comfortable 2.8s margin to get his title charge back on track.

Frijns’ podium in the principality means he leads the drivers’ championship, as both Mercedes drivers failed to make the chequered flag.

Jean-Eric Vergne recovered from an earlier tangle to finish fourth, just ahead of Maximilian Gunther. in what was a strong day for the Techeetah outfit.

Oliver Rowland finished sixth in the lead Nissan, in what was a quiet race for the British driver.

Sam Bird recovered to seventh having qualified 16th, to help Jaguar close to within just two points of Mercedes in the teams’ championship.

The second Virgin Nick Cassidy finished seventh ahead of Andre Lotterer, who went from 19th to finish an impressive ninth.

Alex Lynn rounded out the top ten for Mahindra Racing.

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