Tost names da Costa as likely Ricciardo successor

Toro Rosso boss believes one of his current Formula One drivers will most likely move to Red Bull next year. Tost choice choice for his team next year is the Red Bull test driver.

Aug.14 (GMM) Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has named Antonio Felix da Costa as the likely candidate should the team have a vacancy for 2014.

With Daniel Ricciardo in the running to replace Red Bull's Le Mans-bound Mark Webber, the energy drink company's junior team Toro Rosso has said it wants to keep Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne next year.

Antonio Felix da Costa, Red Bull Racing RB9 Test Driver
Antonio Felix da Costa, Red Bull Racing RB9 Test Driver

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As for Australian Ricciardo's likely successor, Tost told Brazil's Totalrace: "Antonio Felix da Costa is one of the candidates, but let's wait for Red Bull's decision.

"If they take Daniel, then we will assess who will be the choice for our second cockpit," the Austrian added.

Red Bull-backed Portuguese da Costa, 21, is currently running fifth in this season's Formula Renault 3.5 series.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Daniel Ricciardo , Antonio Felix da Costa , Jean-Eric Vergne
Teams Red Bull Racing , Toro Rosso
Article type Breaking news
Tags antonio felix da costa, red bull, ricciardo, tost, vergne, webber, wsr