Luiz Razia reckons Antonio Felix da Costa deserved the Toro Rosso race-seat more than Daniil Kvyat.
With Daniel Ricciardo promoted to Red Bull Racing for 2014 the race was on to replace the Australian at junior team Toro Rosso.
Da Costa was the hot favourite to take the seat only for STR to shock many when they announced that Russian teenager Kvyat had won the race.
And Razia believes it is a decision based on politics and money.
"I'm the devil's advocate because I am friends with Antonio and I think he was much stronger in pace," he told TotalRace.
"But we know that is not all. It is very clear that next year there is a race in Russia and F1 needs a Russian.
"It is a...
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