F1 » da Costa: You have to deliver for Red Bull

Red Bull prospect Antonio Felix da Costa knows that only his best will do when it comes to keeping on the right side of the F1-obsessed drinks brand.

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Droog - Unregistered

December 19, 2012 5:47 PM

Why is it that Red Bull are the only company out there actively, or at least publicly, backing and promoting young Drivers? I know that an F1 Team can cost hundreds of millions, but with two teams on the grid, Red Bull seem to have made it pay off for them.
With sponsorship of just about every motorsports and extreme sports series worldwide, are they just THAT much richer than Macca, Ferrari and Merc, or do they just have their head in the right place?
Anyway, good for them, keep it coming.

D-Fuct - Unregistered

December 19, 2012 7:44 PM

This guy could be the next big star - parachuted into WSR halfway through the season to replace Williamson and he was at the sharp end straight away, mega quick driver.

JJJ - Unregistered

December 19, 2012 9:03 PM

I'm not as positive about RB's programme, or rather the way they go about it. I think they parachute some drivers into F1 before having really proven themselves in junior categories and then before you know it they're shoved through the side on a whim. I still think it's a stupid decision to fire both STR drivers last season, cause now they have no way of knowing how good the current ones really are. Also, they still employ Webber because except for Vettel nobody else has come through...In other words I think the programme is run poorly, which doesn't surprise me given that Helmut is in charge of it.


I'll believe it when I see it...in GP3 he still finished behind two other guys. People were saying the same thing about Liuzzi, Buemi, Ricciardo and some of the others.

Dylan - Unregistered

December 20, 2012 3:53 AM

The only way for Red Bull to really know who's the next best thing for Red Bull should be done like the Red Bull bike series. Get all their drivers into the spec series like GP2 (owned and run by Red Bull) which can support F1 races and have their mentors engineers and so on following closely the series Formula Red Bull and the best two drivers in the end of the season gets hired for Toro Rosso for an entire season.

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