Podcast Podcast, Season 3, Episode 10: Pascal Wehrlein & António Félix da Costa

5 min

The duo discusses their roles in bringing the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team to its most remarkable season yet. They give us an insight into their teamwork, their challenges, and the pursuit of excellence in the 2023 Championship.

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Our guests today are Pascal Wehrlein and António Félix da Costa, part of the The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. In this special episode, Pascal and Antonio talk to each other about their teamwork and dynamic, and look back at this season, the best one yet for the team. They tell us what it takes to win, what their biggest challenges were, and how they feel about the overall result. They open up about their feelings and thoughts during the competition, and express their hopes for the future.


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António on joining  to team 

I’m still in the adaptation phase, as it’s taken a little bit longer. New car, new tires, new team engineers, there was a lot to learn and not a lot of time. I joined quite late in the season, in October. And then we had a couple of test days and then we went to Valencia. And because it was a new car, most of the testing was related to reliability, so there wasn’t a lot of time to fully focus on driving. And that wasn’t great in the beginning. You [Pascal] were winning races, and I was hanging on for dear life. But it was okay because it’s a good wake up call.

On working as a team 

Pascal: I think we make a very good team. First of all, we have a very good relationship. We come from a similar background from the past years. So we both met each other in Formula 3. You have experience in a Formula One car, I have experience in a Formula One car. You have a bit more experience in Formula E, but now I also have four years experience. 

António: I think we make a great team. We are two very different people, which is not a problem. I’m very social and I like to be liked and I hate to be hated. And I think you don’t care if you’re hated, which is fine. But we get on super well. I think you are very fair, you know, hard but fair, which is the way  to work together. I think we did really well and I think there’s still more better stuff to come.

Pascal on his strong start to the season 

Pascal: Expectations were pretty high after that. I mean. But then I would say we had an even  stronger middle part of the season. Just the last part of the season it went a bit out of our hands. 

António: If I have to look back where we probably lost some valuable points, I would say for sure Monaco.

On their overall result during the 2023 Championship

Pascal: It was not a bad season. We had four wins, and the seasons before we only had one per season. So it was a big step forward. But also the expectations and the targets just raised a lot higher. So I’m not 100% happy. I think we cannot be and we should not be [happy] because we want to win. But I also see the positives and I don’t want to forget them. I don’t want to forget that both of us had a couple of podiums. 

António: We had a small taste of what could have been and we’ve awakened a new monster in everyone. We’re not here to participate. We’re here to win. And we’ve now shown that we can.