BMW Gives Da Costa “Rookie” DTM Test


As the run towards the beginning of the 2014 DTM season is going at full speed, Red Bull Junior driver Antonio Felix da Costa will be getting behind the wheel of a BMW race car this coming weekend along with 2007 Formula BMW Germany champion Jens Klingmann, with both drivers begin put through their paces.

This could see a potential shift in the way that the line-up at Munich may change after what happens this coming weekend, with Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt saying that the developments for the new M4 DTM that makes it debut next year are “already running flat out.”

The former Toyota F1 boss said that trying to recreate the success that the team had in its comeback this year was “virtually impossible,” as well that saying it was more difficult in the second year of a new DTM-Era. This was clearly the case as it was a “clean sheet” principle that helped to bring BMW on board after a 20-year hiatus.

23-year-old Klingmann has been racing in the ADAC GT Series behind the wheel of the Z4 GTE with Team Schubert, as well as being part of the Marc VDS team that raced in the 24 Hours of Spa earlier this year. So it could be that one of these drivers could be a potential shoe-in for a race seat next year, but we will have to wait until the official announcement is made on December 7th…

Even though he was not chosen for the race seat at Toro Rosso with the Faenza-based squad, who went with 19-year-old Russian racer Daniil Kvyat as a replacement for Red Bull-bound Daniel Ricciardo, the Portuguese driver is still hopeful of one day stepping into Formula One, with DTM being a potential way for him to keep competitive. This driver is one to watch…