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António Félix da Costa
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Portugal Portuguese
Date of Birth 31/08/1991
Date of Death Unknown
Début Hockenheim 2014
Championships 0
2014 Position 21st
Wins 1
First Win
Previous Teams Unknown
DTM Career
Total Entries 28 (28 Starts)
Pole Positions 1
Fastest Laps 1
Total Points

85

Current Season
Team BMW Team Schnitzer
Car BMW M4 DTM
Number Standings Points
13 11th 79
DAC 15 Livery
António Félix da Costa is a competitor in the DTM Championship, currently competing for BMW Team Schnitzer.[1] Da Costa will split his 2015 DTM duties with his Formula-e campaign with Amlin Aguri.

Current SeasonEdit

Da Costa switched to BMW Team Schnitzer for the 2015 Season, using #13 as team mate to Martin Tomczyk.[1] At the season opening DTM Festival at Hockenheim in early May, da Costa took a best finish of thirteenth over the weekend, achieved in the first race, recovering from an early race spin.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Da Costa's career began in go-karts in the year 2000, becoming renowned in the sport for taking second in the World Series Karting Championship by 2006.[1] In 2008, da Costa was promoted to single seat racing, competing in Formula Renault, winning the series a year later.[1] He was rewarded with a test drive for Force India in Formula One, putting the car third on the time sheets in the young driver test of 2010.[1]

2012 saw da Costa take the Macau GP, a renowned Formula Three race around the streets of Macau.[1] He was spotted by Red Bull Racing , who signed da Costa to their young driver development programme, and named him as a test driver for the 2013 (and later 2014) Formula One season.[1] After winning the GP3 championship in 2013, da Costa entered the DTM Championship in 2014, while also competing in Formula-e.[1]

DTM HistoryEdit

BMW first announced that da Costa would be driving for them in 2014 in December 2013, heading, with Red Bull sponsorship, to the MTEK pair of cars.[3] After retiring at the opening race, da Costa clinched his first points at the Oschersleben meeting a few weeks later. Unfortunately for da Costa, he would only score once more during his début season, finishing ninth at the Season Finale at Hockenheim. He finished the season 21st overall, with six points to his name.

Da Costa was signed for BMW's DTM programme, alongside seven drivers from 2014.[4] He achieved a thirteenth place finish in the first race of the DTM Festival, after contact with Miguel Molina on the opening lap dropped him to the back.[2]

Full DTM RecordEdit

Da Costa's full results from his 28 starts in the DTM are outlined in a series of tables below.

DTM EntriesEdit

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for da Costa during his DTM career:

António Félix da Costa's Overall DTM Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2014 Flag of Germany BMW Team MTEK 18 BMW M4 DTM 21st 6
2015 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 13 BMW M4 DTM 11th 79
2016 Flag of Germany BMW Team Schnitzer 13 BMW M4 DTM

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing António Félix da Costa's full DTM record.

DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2014 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 6 21st
21st 11th 8th 20th 11th Ret 13th Ret 14th 9th
2015 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Austria Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 79 11th
13th 20th 19th 14th 12th 12th 2nd 1st 13th 10th 11th 23rd 3rd 4th 9th 15th 11th 7th
2016 Flag of Germany Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany 43 17th
7th Ret 22nd 21st 15th 14th 9th DSQ 6th 19th 20th 19th 20th 19th 16th 3rd 4th Ret
Results Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Second DSQ Disqualified
3rd Third DNS Did Not Start
7th Points Scorer NC Not Classified
Italics Qualifying Race C Race Cancelled
16th Non-points finish Non-Championship Race

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 'Antonio Felix da Costa', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/node/358?language=en-gb, (Accessed 03/05/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Lights-to-flag win for Jamie Green in an action-packed race', dtm.com, (DTM, 02/05/2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/news/lights-flag-win-jamie-green-action-packed-race-2015-05-02.html?language=en-gb, (Accessed 03/02/2015)
  3. 'Martin and Félix da Costa line up in the DTM', bmw-motorsport.com, (BMW, 06/13/2013), http://www.bmw-motorsport.com/en/news/current-news/2013/12/neue_fahrer.html, (Accessed 03/05/2015)
  4. Aller, Tamara, 'BMW retains seven drivers for 2015, drops Joey Hand', TouringCarTimes, (Mediaempire Stockholm AB, 06/12/2014), (Accessed 03/05/2015)

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