F1 » F1 China 2013: da Costa named Red Bull reserve


Antonio Felix da Costa to act as Red Bull reserve for the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai

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sodesu - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 10:17 AM

Christ, is Marko suffering from ADD or something? It's almost like as soon as they bring a driver into their programme they immediately lose interest in him. Seems like they're obsessed with finding the "next Vettel". I'm sure Ricciardo and Vergne won't be too pleased with this... not to mention Buemi.

Don't get me wrong, I think Da Costa is looking like a proper talent and look forward to following his career but jeez, the rate at which their so-called development programme chews up youg drivers and spits them out seems a bit crazy. Give them some proper room to DEVELOP instead of just throwing them in the deep end and kick them out if they don't start winning immediately.

Pedro Correia - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 2:03 PM

@sodesu

I see your point. But Red Bull always bring Buemi as 3rd driver for every GP. As next weekend Buemi has driving duties with Toyota, they bring another driver of their program. What's the point of having a Young Driver Program if you don't use it?
Note that AFC will not take part on Friday practice sessions.
And Buemi, put a deal with other manufacturer which collide with is duties as 3rd driver, is absent because of his very own reasons, should be upset? LOL

D-Fuct - Unregistered

April 10, 2013 2:19 PM

"I'm sure Ricciardo and Vergne won't be too pleased with this" - I imagine they'd be considerably more displeased if Da Costa did run on Friday cos he's seriously rapid, broke the WSR lap record pre-season!

I agree though, RB YDP certainly spits 'em back out pretty quickly, as the the Renault DD programme before it.

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