Successfull portuguese driver Antonio Felix Da Costa will join Andretti Formula E tema to pilot their No. 28 MS Amlin Andretti all-Electric car next season.
"To join Andretti Formula E is a big thing for me," said Felix da Costa. "I have always loved the way Americans go racing, and how they do sports in general. I'm a big fan of IndyCar and, to me, Andretti Autosport has always been an iconic team. To finally be able to say that I'm joining and racing for this amazing team and family is a big deal. We have a great team in place, the MS Amlin car looks good and the people around me are super professional. I'm ready to get the season started."
Felix Da Costa's first victory in Formula E came in Buenos Aires in january 2015 and he ranked 13th in the driver standings for the 2015/2016 season. Motorsport.com even placed him to the fourth place among top 10 drivers in the season because he managed to keep cool even when he was facing bad luck.
Felix Da Costa was born and raised in the racing family and he himself started karting when he was nine. In 2007 he progressed to Formula Renault 2.0, continued his career in Formule 3 Euro Series and GP3, joined Red Bull Formula 1 program as test driver and made a Formula 1 debut for Force India in 2010. Later he was successfull dirver for BMW Motorsport in DTM touring car series and now he is competing in FIA Formula E championship.
"We're very excited to have António join the team for Season Three." Added Andretti Formula E team owner, Michael Andretti. "I feel adding him is going to give us one of the strongest driver line ups in the field. We've been watching Antonio over the last two seasons and I feel he has been very impressive on the racetrack. It will be great to be racing with him, instead of against him."