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Antonio Felix da Costa

He’s shown his pace in F Renault, F3, GP3, GP2 – and even in F1, at the Young Driver test in Abu Dhabi.  Portugal’s (very talented) Antonio Felix da Costa talks about his 2011 GP3 season with Status; the ongoing difficulties of raising a decent budget; and his plans for 2012

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4 thoughts on “Antonio Felix da Costa

  1. Would be lovely to have at least an F1 demo here; Renault did one in the centre of Lisbon in 2008 and it was a huge hit. Great interview as always, now we know why AFC is not driving for Ocean in GP3, some interesting thinking from Tiago but it’s easy to see his point.

  2. I agree. Where there are no F1 races at present, the industry should make a special effort to put on demos. Some teams do this well; others don’t seem to bother. Demos should be a part of the Concorde Agreement, I think. Promoting F1 in all parts of the world is an integral part of F1 continuing to enjoying that most impressive of all adjectives – “global”.

  3. Yep, that would be lovely. Renault F1 and now Lotus are making an effort to bring F1 cars to World Series by Renault events for the fans to have a bit of contact with F1 machinery. Even though it’s always last year’s car, people don’t seem to mind.

    Estoril 2005, WSR, Kubica crowned champion and Montagny would do some laps in the R24 – the place was absolutely packed, more than 100,000 people, I mean you wouldn’t believe it! Lisbon 2008 was equally great with Lucas di Grassi and the R27, right in the city centre on the Avenida da Liberdade: http://goo.gl/photos/mJrcuJG5vQ

    Red Bull & Toro Rosso do some stuff as well but more in exotic locations and emerging markets like South America or Asia. I hope F1 bigwigs & sponsors can see the potential of these demos, it’s direct contact with your audience, even better than fan forums!

  4. franciscofrancoafonso on said:

    AFC is probably one of the most inspiring young drivers with that handicap of being born Portuguese. I suspect he will overcome that detail. Thank you for another interesting interview

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