Leicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.
Felix da Costa will participate in Thursday`s first public test for the squad before linking up on Friday with the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team where he will continue as the teams reserve driver at the British Grand Prix this weekend.
The 22-year-old from Portugal is no stranger to the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car having driven for the outfit during a shakedown held in early June at the Donington Park Racing Circuit.
Felix da Costa said: I am delighted to compete in the Formula E inaugural season. I am thrilled by what I believe is the championship of the future. With Formula E we see history being made and I m excited to be right at the heart of this new project. I have no doubt we`ll see this championship drive real innovation and advances in technology."
His breakout season came in 2012 when he won the prestigious Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix from pole position. He also finished fourth overall in World Series by Renault after winning four races out of the six he entered in the nine round series.
He now becomes the second driver to join Amlin Aguri, following the arrival of Katherine Legge, in the series which starts in Beijing on September 13 and races around the iconic Birds Nest Olympic stadium.
I`ve always said the person who wins the world championship this year is the person who does the best job on the circuit, but that does not seem the way it is at the moment.