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Da Costa to Replace Maldonado in Jota Entry

Antonio Felix da Costa lands LMP2 drive with Jota Sport for WEC season…

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Antonio Felix da Costa will replace Pastor Maldonado in Jota Sport’s lineup for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship season, it has been confirmed.

The ex-BMW factory driver is set to join Roberto Gonzalez and Anthony Davidson at the wheel of the team’s Oreca 07 Gibson beginning with next weekend’s season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone.

The late drive comes after the Venezuelan was unable to secure a “balance agreement” with the team for the 2019/20 season.

Da Costa, however, is unlikely to contest the full season due to his ABB FIA Formula E Championship commitments, which is understood to take priority.

While not yet confirmed, the 27-year-old is expected to join DS Techeetah as a replacement to Andre Lotterer, with da Costa having recently severed ties with BMW after a six-year run with the German manufacturer, most recently in Formula E.

There are currently two clashes between the WEC and Formula E schedules, with the races in Bahrain and Sebring affected. 

However, a finalized calendar for the all-electric open-wheel series has yet to be released.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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