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2016-02-05 08:45:00

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by António Félix da Costa

  • António Félix da Costa is an AC/DC fan
  • At Zandvoort in 2015, the BMW driver became the first Portuguese race winner in DTM history
  • The motto of his life: Success, because failure is not an option.

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. In no particular order, the answers will be published over the next weeks as a part of our series ’24 drivers – 24 questions’. Read António Félix da Costa's answers here. At Zandvoort in 2015, the BMW driver became the first Portuguese race winner in DTM history and concluded the season in eleventh place of the drivers' standings with 79 points.

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Describe your 2015 season by dint of six terms: hard work, failure, focus, success, team work, grateful

My nicest DTM moment in 2015: My first DTM win in Zandvoort.

My worst/most disappointing DTM moment in 2015: Moscow raceway race 2, disaster.

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My personal highlights of the year 2015 (both private and job-related): Strong weekend in Zandvoort with double podium and scoring my first win. Me and my young brother opened a restaurant in Cascais, Terrazza Cascais.

That’s what annoyed me in particular (both in my private life and job-related): Everything is good in my private life luckily, we are very fortunate to have what we have. In DTM, it’s just disappointing to have some bad races. It will be the focus to minimize this for 2016.

My favourite DTM colleague: I had two team mates so far, Timo Glock and Martin Tomczyk, I loved them both, both very quick and with so much different experiences, I couldn’t have asked for better team mates for the start of my DTM life.

My most exciting/most thrilling 2015 DTM weekend: Obviously Zandvoort, I was the driver who scored the most points that weekend with a P2 on Saturday and P1 on Sunday, and the pole position was so awesome as well.

The biggest surprise of the 2015 season, for me: Nothing surprised me. 

This change / these changes I would love to see for the 2016 DTM season: The piece of engineering, and I mean the car, is way too good to only be used mostly in Germany, we should run more outside Germany and Europe.

If I hadn’t become a motor racer I would have liked to be a …?: I’m on dirt bikes since I was two years old, I would love to do it for a living in America, their Supercross Championship is amazing.

That’s what I like particularly: Good surf sessions in the winter.

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That’s what I don’t like at all: When it starts raining and you’re surfing.

The motto of my life: Success, because failure is not an option.

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My goal for the 2016 DTM season: Work to have a competitive package and go for the championship.

My favourite racetrack: Macau, what an amazing place to race.

My role model/s: Steve Jobs

My favourite sportsman/sportswoman: Travis Pastrana, Kelly Slater, Adriano de Souza and Sebastian Vettel.

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My favourite song: It’s a long way to the top

My favourite band: AC/DC

My favourite movie: The Wolf of Wall Street

My favourite actor /actress: Christian Bale 

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My favourite dish: Portuguese seafood

My favourite car (apart from your DTM racer): BMW X5 M

I am a good DTM driver because…: I’m not good enough yet, but getting there!

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