Young karting revelation of just 11 years old has been standing out in the virtual races of F3 and is in the top-10 of the Virtual Challenge of the Stars, which already has 53 different participants in three disputed stages
A member of the Sauber Karting Team, Miguel Costa is the youngest Brazilian to participate in an Academy of Drivers connected to an F1 team, Alfa Romeo. The young pilot, just 11 years old, as well as thousands of other pilots, had to stay off track in April due to the advancement of the coronavirus in the world, but has just returned to training in the USA.
“Every driver likes to accelerate on the track, so I am very happy to return to training here at Homestead (Miami) in the United States. It was great to accelerate in the last weekend and I hope that the competitions will return as soon as we have conditions and are authorized by the health agencies ”, says Miguel, who was rookie champion of Italian Karting in 2019.
Taking advantage of this period in which he had to stay at home, Miguel has become more and more specialized in virtual motorsport competitions. The driver has competed in some championships, such as the Virtual Stars Challenge, where he competes among big names in Brazilian motorsport, such as Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello, Felipe Nasr, Daniel Serra, Felipe Fraga, Pietro Fittipaldi, Enzo Fittipaldi and Dudu Barrichello, these last two being the tournament organizers. Miguel is currently the ninth place among the 53 participants who have already accelerated in the championship.
“Virtual motor racing was the best way that I found in this quarantine period to stay focused on my racing career. I have competed in F3 on the iRacing platform against the best drivers in Brazil and also some drivers from abroad, so it has been an unforgettable experience for me ”, says Miguel, who was sixth in the last stage of the Virtual Stars Challenge at Silverstone and has already won a pole in the championship.
Miguel will compete in the fourth stage of the Virtual Challenge of the Stars this Wednesday. The double round will be at 8 pm and will be broadcasted live on YouTube on Acelerados, F1 Mania, High Speed, Motorsport.com and BandSports, a channel that, in addition to live on YouTube, also shows the races in full on Sunday, starting from 8:30 am.