Fully focussed on Formula E and GT: António Félix da Costa’s DTM tour draws to an finish during a deteriorate culmination in Hockenheim.

Posted on 23. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Budapest (HU), 23rd Sep 2016. Speaking during a press conference
usually before a initial giveaway use event brazen of DTM races 15 and
16 of a deteriorate during a Hungaroring, nearby Budapest (HU), BMW works
motorist António Félix da Costa (PT) announced sum of his skeleton for
a future: a 25-year-old will bid farewell to a DTM during a finish of
a deteriorate and will afterwards concentration on his impasse in a FIA Formula E
Championship with a Andretti Formula E group for a time being. The
2016/17 deteriorate of this array starts on 9th Oct during a street
circuit in Hong Kong (HK). In addition, Félix da Costa stays a part
of a BMW Motorsport family and will make serve appearances in GT racing.

The Portuguese done his DTM entrance for BMW Motorsport in 2014, while
during a same time holding to a lane as exam and haven motorist for
a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. Félix da Costa has also been
racing in a FIA Formula E Championship given a initial deteriorate in
2014/15. The motorist from Cascais (PT) contested 10 DTM races for BMW
Team MTEK before switching to his stream team, BMW Team Schnitzer,
brazen of a 2015 season. His biggest success came on 12th Jul 2015
in Zandvoort (NL) when he led from start to finish to explain feat in
competition two. He had formerly cumulative a initial and usually stick position
of his DTM career on what was a ideal Sunday for a Portuguese.

“The fans will unequivocally skip António. He unequivocally held a eye with
his fantastic pushing style,” pronounced BMW Motorsport Director Jens
Marquardt. “António’s time with BMW in a DTM might be sketch to a
close, though we will continue to work with him. we am unequivocally happy about
that, as he is unequivocally gifted and is one of a best racers we know.
During his comparatively brief army in DTM, he managed to win a competition –
not many drivers can explain this. we am certain that he will still give us
and a fans of BMW Motorsport a lot of pleasure in a future.”

“I’m intensely happy to have represented BMW in a DTM for a last
3 seasons in a championship that is super rival and requires
a lot of skill,” pronounced Félix da Costa. “However, we felt extremely
assured from a word go in 2014 where we had one of a best
subordinate formula ever for a rookie. we have had a lot of good times
in a DTM, with a stick position and competition victories, and have enjoyed
it massively operative with my team-mates. However, this championship
requires full-time focus, so we have motionless to put all my efforts into
Formula E and am happy to be partial of a destiny general project
for BMW, that is creation me unequivocally vehement and will need a lot of my
time, too. we am unequivocally looking brazen to a new experiences, am
happy with my decision, though am also apparently unequivocally happy to be
stability as a BMW works driver.”

Félix da Costa will competition 4 some-more races for BMW in a DTM. First
adult are this weekend’s dual rounds in Budapest. He will afterwards expostulate the
BMW M4 DTM for a final time during a deteriorate culmination in Hockenheim (DE).
He also gained his initial knowledge of GT racing with BMW in 2016,
including during a circle of a BMW M6 GT3 in a ADAC GT Masters and
with a BMW M235i Racing in a VLN Endurance Championship during the
iconic Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE).

 

António Félix da Costa’s DTM career in figures:

DTM debut:

Hockenheim 2014

DTM races:

42 (46 by a finish of a season)

Wins:

1 (Zandvoort 2015, Sunday)

Podiums:

3 (Zandvoort 2015, Saturday and Sunday, Oschersleben 2015, Sunday)

Pole positions:

1 (Zandvoort 2015, Sunday)

Fastest laps:

1 (Zandvoort 2015, Sunday)

Points:

101

Laps leading:

31

Best finish in a Drivers’ Championship:

11th (2015)

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