Tag Archive: António Felix da Costa

Sep 15

Red Bull’s da Costa admits F1 ‘dream’ over

Antonio Felix da Costa has admitted his F1 “dream” is probably over.

Antonio Félix da Costa Last year, the young Portuguese was the cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme and apparently destined for a Toro Rosso debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 21

Sainz jr on hold after Verstappen signing

“Red Bull wants to support me and are trying to find a solution, even for next year” – Sainz.

Carlos Sainz In the wake of Max Verstappen’s signing, life goes on for two other drivers who were overtaken by the fresh-faced teenager. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

‘Illegal test’ saga now over – reports

A saga involving a controversial pre-season test is now over.

DSC_0251a Last month, an unnamed whistleblower circulated letters to the FIA and some rival teams about an allegedly illegal six-day test on Austrian automotive company AVL’s indoor ‘rolling road’ facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

FIA to ‘look into’ disputed Renault test

Red Bull have denied conducting the test

2014-06-07_1561 The FIA is looking into what happened in Graz, Austria, between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Tost flags Toro Rosso future for Sainz jr

Carlos Sainz jr is the next driver in line at Red Bull’s F1 junior team, Toro Rosso.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) This year, Russian 20-year-old Daniil Kvyat has impressed despite stepping straight into F1 as the reigning GP3 champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

2014 a big chance for ‘middle’ teams – Kvyat

2014 could be a big chance for “middle” teams to show up their bigger rivals.

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) That is the claim of Daniil Kvyat, the confident 19-year-old Russian who has been promoted straight from GP3 to Red Bull’s junior team Toro Rosso for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

Da Costa deserves seat more than Kvyat – Razia

Antonio Felix da Costa deserved to move up to formula one in 2014.

Antonio Félix da Costa That is the view of Brazilian driver Luiz Razia, who almost secured the Marussia race seat this year, before running into sponsorship issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 24

Sainz hopes son on road to F1

Sainz jr will contest the full Formula Renault 3.5 series in 2014

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) Carlos Sainz jr could be the next rookie in line for a Red Bull-powered step into formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Infiniti Red Bull Racing confirms 2014 test driver line-up

Red Bull confirms two testers Buemi, da Costa

01 - Red Bull RacingInfiniti Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that Sébastien Buemi and António Félix da Costa will make up the team’s test and reserve driver line-up in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Only Vettel ‘sad’ 2013 season finally over

“Next year, the simulator will be running virtually around the clock” – Dr Helmut Marko

Sebastian Vettel sous la pluieSebastian Vettel says he is “sad” the 2013 season, characterised by his history-making dominance, is now over. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

GP2 struggling to make mark as F1 feeder

“It (GP2) is far too expensive”

Dani Clos - GP2 Series, Abu DhabiRed Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has joined his McLaren counterpart in criticising the official F1 feeder series, GP2. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Magnussen could replace Perez at McLaren – report

Formula Renault 3.5 as “a much higher quality championship than GP2″ – Whitmarsh

Kevin Magnussen - photo Jad Sherif - WR12 It was believed McLaren is on the verge of confirming Sergio Perez as Jenson Button’s continuing teammate for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sainz ‘satisfied’ despite wait for F1 debut

“Possibility of being the third driver” for Toro Rosso “in some races” next year.

Carlo Sainz JrCarlos Sainz jr insists he is “very satisfied” despite missing out on the vacant seat at Toro Rosso for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Red Bull will not axe da Costa – Marko

“We have not executed da Costa”

Antonio Félix da CostaAntonio Felix da Costa has not been dropped by Red Bull, despite failing to impress enough to secure the Toro Rosso seat for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Kvyat better than da Costa, Sainz – Tost

That is the claim of the Faenza based team’s boss Franz Tost

GP3 - Harvey, Kvyat, Williamson Monza R2Daniil Kvyat secured the Toro Rosso seat for 2014 because his results were simply better than his opponents. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Marko says Kvyat is ‘no risk, no fun’ choice

Kvyat a mix between Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen” – Marko

2013-06-07_0729Dr Helmut Marko has characterised the promotion of Red Bull junior Daniil Kvyat for 2014 as a “no risk, no fun” strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Kvyat denies sponsors powered F1 debut

He insists he is not too young or inexperienced for F1

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) Monza Race 1Daniil Kvyat has denied his surprise promotion to Toro Rosso for 2014 is being powered by Russian sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Kvyat unveiled as Toro Rosso racer in 2014

Tost insists Kvyat is “very talented”

Daniil KvyatThe F1 world got a surprise this week when Toro Rosso announced Daniil Kvyat, a Russian teenager, as Daniel Ricciardo’s 2014 successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Toro Rosso seat ‘for sale’ – Razia

Toro Rosso’s second race seat is for sale, according to Luiz Razia.

2013-02-10 - Marussia F1 Team - Jerez - Luiz Razia 04Brazilian Razia was all set to make his debut for Marussia this year until he struck sponsor trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Kvyat admits 2014 F1 move too soon

“Definitely I will not stay in GP3″

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat (MW Arden) Monza QualifyingDaniil Kvyat has admitted the vacancy at Toro Rosso for 2014 may have come too soon for him. Read the rest of this entry »

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