Antonio Felix da Costa: “I didn’t expect this, I surprised myself”

Antonio Felix da Costa - Credit: ID

Antonio Felix da Costa took his second Macau Grand Prix triumph, and admitted it was his best performance at the legendary event.

The Portuguese racer was made to work hard for the win by team-mate Sergio Sette Câmara, who had taken the lead at the start, before Felix da Costa made the decisive overtake on lap seven to re-take the lead, which enabled him to add the 2016 victory to his 2012 win.

Felix da Costa thanked Trevor Carlin for giving him the opportunity to return to Macau, and admitted he surprised himself with his performance throughout the weekend.

“I have no words,” said Felix da Costa.  “Trevor called me a month ago.  I said lets just do this.  I had so much fun here all week and to give the team this result back is unbelievable.  I didn’t expect this, I surprised myself. 

“This was probably my most dominant race here and it’s such a nice feeling to have that in your pocket.  I need to thank Trevor, the whole team, my crew.”

Felix da Costa believes that the drivers who partnered him during the weekend in Macau are on the way to the top, with the Portuguese ace feeling that Sette Câmara, Jake Hughes and Lando Norris all pushed him hard.

“All three of my team mates pushed me so hard this weekend,” said Felix da Costa.  “These young guys and rookies, they will make it to F1, to a top level.  I’m so happy to win at this amazing track again.”