Monteiro to mentor da Costa

Tiago Monteiro will mentor fellow Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa after signing the 18-year-old to a training programme through this Ocean Racing GP2 team

Monteiro to mentor da Costa

Da Costa tested for Ocean at Paul Ricard earlier this month and will work with the former grand prix driver at GP2 races throughout next season to prepare himself for a race drive with the team in 2011.

"Antonio is a talented driver who was really efficient in GP2 testing at the Paul Ricard circuit," said Monteiro. "All year long he will have the opportunity to learn the team's working methods and will also train physically and mentally for a very demanding championship.

"Since the birth of Ocean Racing one year ago, we have set ourselves some specific goals and to have the opportunity to train a driver like Antonio is not only a challenge but also an exciting project. I'm sure the result will be positive and fundamental in Antonio's success in the GP2 Series."

Da Costa won the Formula Renault North European Cup title this year and finished third in the FRenault Eurocup.

"To work with Ocean Racing Technology already and to be able to count on Tiago's help in this crucial stage of my career is a unique chance and I intend to optimise it," said da Costa.

"I hope it will see me reach Formula 1. I am well aware of the importance of such a agreement for my future and I am confident because I know Tiago's knowledge will be an additional motivation factor and will help me make some contacts with the aim of taking the wheel of an F1 car one day."

shares
comments
Perez rejoins Addax for 2010

Previous article

Perez rejoins Addax for 2010

Next article

Chilton, Leimer join Ocean for 2010

Chilton, Leimer join Ocean for 2010
Load comments
What next for the enigma "too politically incorrect" for F1? Plus

What next for the enigma "too politically incorrect" for F1?

Having by his own admission "blown my chances" of reaching Formula 1, Dan Ticktum is facing an uncertain future. A driver of unquestioned ability who has at times been his own worst enemy, can he apply his lessons and rebuild his career hopes?

FIA F2
Sep 30, 2021
How F2's biggest talent could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench Plus

How F2's biggest talent could be forced to spend 2022 on the bench

Tipped as the next big thing after winning the FIA Formula 3 championship in his rookie season, Oscar Piastri has taken Formula 2 by storm and looks set to clinch that title too. But with no Formula 1 seat available to him for next year, the Alpine junior may have to wait for his time in the spotlight…

FIA F2
Sep 24, 2021
How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Plus

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

FIA F2
Sep 20, 2021
How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived Plus

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

FIA F2
Sep 9, 2021
The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds Plus

The Red Bull F1 junior aiming to defy geographical odds

It's a long way from Pukekohe New Zealand to Milton Keynes, but Red Bull's Kiwi protege Liam Lawson has defied plenty of odds to reach the rung below F1. He's endured disappointment since winning on his F2 debut in Bahrain, but is determined to turn his season around and prove himself worthy of a place in F1

FIA F2
Jul 27, 2021
How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season Plus

How Red Bull's next F1 hopeful turned around his season

Having impressed in Formula 3, Juri Vips looked to be next cab off the rank in Red Bull's prestigious Junior Team before his 2020 schedule was dealt a heavy blow by the COVID-19 pandemic. After a tough start to life in Formula 2, Vips is showing signs of a recovery - could he be the first Estonian to reach Formula 1?

FIA F2
Jun 14, 2021
The making of an F1 hopeful re-writing the F2 record books Plus

The making of an F1 hopeful re-writing the F2 record books

He'd marked himself out as a star of the future in last year's FIA Formula 3 championship, but 17-year-old Theo Pourchaire underlined his credentials by winning his first Formula 2 race in the Monaco feature. Sauber junior status gives him a clear route to the top, but with wisdom beyond his years, he's not getting caught up in his own hype

FIA F2
Jun 3, 2021
The 10 greatest F2 races contested by F1 drivers Plus

The 10 greatest F2 races contested by F1 drivers

Formula 2 used to be about more than providing a stepping stone to F1. For three decades it often provided another setting for the world’s best to fight it out. Autosport picks out the very best races

FIA F2
May 16, 2021