Antonio Felix da Costa thoughts ahead of Diriyah ePrix

Antonio Felix da Costa thoughts ahead of Diriyah ePrix

24.01.2023: FIA FORMULA E Diriyah ePrix 27-28 January 2023 António Félix da Costa, Porsche works driver (#13) TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team #13 The season opener in Mexico was your first race for


FIA FORMULA E
Diriyah ePrix
27-28 January 2023


                       
António Félix da Costa, Porsche works driver (#13)
TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team #13

 

 

The season opener in Mexico was your first race for Porsche. How was it?



“It was certainly a strong race and hugely successful for Porsche. For me personally, I’m not 100% happy. It wasn’t my intention to finish seventh. I want to win.


Still, it was a great to see how great the package is that we’ve been given this season. Taking these insights from Mexico was hugely motivating and an incentive to keep working hard and raising the benchmark even higher for our rivals.



From that perspective, I’m pleased with how the season kicked off but, obviously, I want to do better at the next races.”





 
How is the teamwork going and what are the special track features at night in Diriyah?



“The most important thing for a racing team is that there’s synergy in all areas. That worked in Mexico and we were rewarded for it. We’ve been learning ever since the new car took its first race laps on the track.


And it’s not just since Mexico that we’ve known where our focus should lie. Everyone in the team is highly motivated and ready to pick up in Diriyah where we left off in Mexico.


The circuit is demanding and technically difficult. Driving in the dark means the temperatures will be much lower and it’ll be a big challenge to get the tyres performing optimally, especially in the early stage when grip isn’t great due to sand on the track.



Still, at the end of the day, the conditions are the same for everyone.”
 




 
Viktoria Wohlrapp- photo Porsche

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