António Félix da Costa

I live to race!

António Félix da Costa test driving his new Ice-Watch BMW M3 DTM car for BMW Motorsport in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain).
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Hi, my name is António Félix da Costa. My discipline is DTM . I was born on 31 August 1991 in Lisbon, Portugal. My philosophy of life is do it properly or don't do it at all. My favourite food is chicken. My favourite music is pop.

Bio

Born on August 31st 1991 in Lisbon, António Félix da Costa made his entry into the Portuguese Karting Cup at the mere age of nine. Though the opposition dwarfed him in both age and experience, he quickly established himself and won many titles both inside Portugal and abroad.

By 2007, not only was he competing at the very highest international karting level but he also made the jump to a single seater, signing with the German team Motopark Academy and becoming the youngest Portuguese driver ever to compete in Formula Renault 2.0.

2010 saw a step up to the F3 Euro Series. António scored three victories, gained the Best Rookie title and was 6th in the Macau Grand Prix at the end of the season.

António moved on to GP3 in 2011, gaining more experience and driving for the Status Grand Prix team. He joined the Red Bull Junior Team in 2012 and added the Renault 3.5 series to his calendar, immediately scoring points at the Nürburgring.

In 2013 he proved his worth reaching second place in the Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 and third in the World Series by Renault 3.5.

2013 also saw António announced as Reserve Driver for Infiniti Red Bull Racing and a DTM driver with BMW.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 9th Place: DTM Championship #10

      Hockenheim, Germany

  2. 2013
    1. 3rd Place: Formula Renault 3.5 Series

  3. 2012
    1. Macau F3 Grand Prix Champion

      Macau, China

    2. 4th Place: Formula Renault 3.5 Series

    3. 3rd Place: GP3 Series

  4. 2010
    1. F3 Euroseries Rookie Champion

  5. 2009
    1. 3rd Place: Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

    2. Formula Renault 2.0 (NEC) Champion