Antonio Felix Da Costa is set to miss the season finale in London on the 27th June, due to a clash with a DTM race at the Norisring.
Da Costa was also set to miss the Berlin eprix due to a clash between another DTM race. However, the reshuffle of the calendar after the addition of the Moscow ePrix has allowed the Portuguese driver to drive in the German event.
The 23 year old was disappointed to be missing the season finale, as it would be a home race for the Amlin Aguri team, but he is determined to put on a good performance in the other races he can attend.
“It is a shame that I will miss that race. I was also quite lucky because I was going to have to miss the Berlin race as well, but that has been moved forward, so that was lucky for me.I am also disappointed because Amlin Aguri do have some headquarters in London, so it would defiantly be a home race for the team. It’s a shame I’m missing it but I’m sure I can give them some good races before that event.” said Antonio Felix Da Costa.
Amlin Aguri have told Formula E Zone that it is too early to be thinking about a replacement for Antonio at this moment in time.
“It is true that the schedules of DTM and Formula E UK ePrix clashes, however, it is too early to confirm the driver line up for the UK ePrix, as there are many factors and possibilities of changes involved.”
The time around the Berlin ePrix will be a busy time for Antonio Felix Da Costa, as he will have three races on three weekends. The Portuguese driver will race in Berlin on the 23rd and then in DTM the following week, and to top it all off he will be racing in Moscow the week after in what will be his final Formula E race of the season.
“I won’t be able to relax in that period(he laughs). It does not bother me too much. It’s good if I can get into a good rhythm going into that period. Therefore, I can carry that momentum through into this busy period. This is also something I have done before. In 2012 I was doing Renault 3.5 series and GP3 and I was going from one event to another. Although, it can be a bad thing if you are on the bad run of form, but its important stay cool and work things out.” said the 23 year old.
Antonio Felix Da Costa missed the season opener in Beijing as well, so therefore in terms of the championship he is hoping to bring back as many points as possible to help the team climb higher up the constructors championship.
Amlin Aguri currently sits in eighth place in the constructors championship with 31 points after the first four races of the season.