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Da Costa: Promoters wanted me in Portimao FP1

Formula E champion Antonio Felix da Costa has revealed that Portuguese Grand Prix organisers had pushed to get him an FP1 run in Portimao last October. Da Costa thinks officials at the Algarve International Circuit were keen to get Portugal’s most successful current driver on track in order to boost the attendance at one of the few F1 races last season that was able to host a socially-distanced crowd. The 29-year-old won the 2019-20 Formula E Championship for Chinese team DS Tcheetah. He is a former member of the Red Bull junior programme and has twice taken part in F1’s end-of-season ‘young driver test’ in Abu Dhabi, the first of those occasions being for Force India in 2010. In...
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