Red Bull

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

  • Standing 2nd
  • Points 405

Red Bull Links

Antonio Felix da Costa to serve as Red Bull reserve driver at the Chinese GP

Highly-rated young driver will be on standby in Shanghai

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 09/04/13 6:40pm

  • Share:

Antonio Felix da Costa will step up to the role of reserve driver at Red Bull for the Chinese Grand Prix as the Portuguese driver edges closer to an F1 seat.

The 21-year-old is one of the hottest talents in single-seater racing at the moment and has shot to prominence since joined Red Bull's young driver programme in the middle of last year.

He won four of the last five races in the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Championship, finishing second in the other, and has carried that form into 2013, picking up a win at in the at Monza on Sunday, having been denied a potential victory the previous day by a puncture.

Regular reserve driver Sebastien Buemi will miss this weekend's race as he is contesting the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone for Toyota, where he will partner Sky Sports F1 analyst Anthony Davidson.

Da Costa will be on standby for both Red Bull and Toro Rosso should any of Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Daniel Ricciardo or Jean-Eric Vergne be unable to drive in a session.

  • Share:

Related

Chinese Grand Prix 2013

Hamilton was just tenth in Practice Two at Bahrain

Hamilton braced for tough week

Lewis Hamilton has admitted Mercedes are facing up to their least competitive weekend of the season in Bahrain.

Felipe Massa and Jenson Button in the Thursday press conference

Button & Massa: F1 better now

Jenson Button and Felipe Massa have both insisted that F1 is far more entertaining than the sport was a few years ago.

Martin Brundle was massively impressed by Alonso's performance

Brundle: Alonso's China class

Martin Brundle praises Fernando Alonso's all-round talent after the Spaniard's win but calls for qualy & DRS tweaks.

Most Popular

Features

Joining the dots

Joining the dots

Making sense of Sebastian Vettel’s bombshell - and why Fernando Alonso is now in no man’s land.

How did it happen?

How did it happen?

Making sense of Vettel's bombshell decision and why Alonso is now in no man's land in the driver market.

Seb explains decision

Seb explains decision

World Champ says he is leaving Red Bull for a new chapter in his F1 career after bombshell transfer.