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Arden Caterham retain Antonio Felix da Costa for 2013

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: Renault Sport/DPPI

Having spent the second half of the 2012 season with the team, Red Bull Junior Team member Antonio Felix da Costa will stay on with Arden Caterham in 2013.

The Portuguese 21-year-old was signed on by Red Bull midway through 2012, replacing British youngster Lewis Williamson in the programme. Felix da Costa subsequently took his place in FR3.5 and proceeded to take fourth in the overall standings at the end of the year, despite having missed the first five races. It is worth noting that Felix da Costa was the most prolific points-scorer in the series in the races he was part of, taking four wins and an overall six podiums in a part-time campaign.

2012 also saw him fight for the GP3 title (ultimately ending up third in the standings, behind Mitch Evans and Daniel Abt) and win the highly-prestigious Macau Grand Prix in F3.

Meanwhile, Arden Caterham, in their debut year in FR3.5, finished second in the Teams’ Standings, also running Caterham-supported American Alexander Rossi alongside Felix da Costa and Williamson.