As one of the most well-known drinks brands in the world of motorsport, Red Bull has now become the latest Premium Partner to join those already associated with BMW Motorsport since its comeback in 2012.
However, the driver that will be piloting the new Red Bull BMW M4 DTM is Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, who was originally set for the second Toro Rosso seat alongside Jean-Eric Vergne.
However, with the fact that Daniil Kvyat is the man that has been given the opportunity, the 2012 Macau GP winner’s move to the DTM is not really that surprising. It has given the Portuguese driver a great opportunity to keep himself race-sharp, as well as being able to tie that it rather nicely with his schedule with the Milton Keynes champion race team.
The 22-year-old, who has competed in World Series by Renault 3.5, GP3 and the F3 Euroseries during his single-seater career, is happy that the drinks giant is continuing to help him in his ongoing career: “I am delighted to be able to race in Red Bull colours again this year, and that I can still count on their support in the DTM. I feel a part of this family. After my initial tests in the BMW M4 DTM, I am confident that I can also be successful for the combination of Red Bull and BMW Motorsport.”
Red Bull also has links with BMW’s Martin Tomczyk and Audi Sport, but looks to further the efforts in 2014, with results set to come for the Portuguese newcomer.