Da Costa has been part of JOTA’s LMP2 WEC class since the 2019/20 season, and currently shares the British team’s #38 Oreca 07 with Will Stevens and Roberto Gonzalez.

JOTA has already announced plans to move up to the Hypercar class next year with the bespoke Porsche 963 LMDh, but has yet to confirm any drivers.

However, Costa joining the factory Porsche Formula E team for the 2023 campaign would make him a prime candidate to pilot one of the German manufacturer’s two planned customers in the WEC next year.

When told by Motorsport.com that joining JOTA for its Hypercar move would be logical given his links with Porsche, di Costa replied: “Very logical!

“When JOTA announced they were going to run Porsche, everyone assumed it would happen, but it’s not done yet – there are a few things that need to be agreed in terms of the calendar.

“We have to wait a little longer, but from my side and from JOTA’s side, there is an intention to continue. We have been together for four years now and I joined Porsche [in FE] and they are joining Porsche, I would be bored to be at home reading the news about it!

“My intention is to be here, it’s not done yet, but we’re working on it.”

Da Costa, Stevens and Gonzalez have established a significant lead in the LMP2 points standings with just one race remaining in Bahrain after finishing second in the last race at Fuji this month.

The Portuguese driver was keen to emphasize what an achievement it would be for him to add to his collection of championship titles – he previously won the 2019-20 FE title for DS Techeetah – alongside 46-year-old silver-rated driver Gonzalez.

“The rules are what they are and we’re making the best of what we have,” da Costa said. “But Roberto is really silver and it’s not easy for him to race with these F3 kids who are almost as fast as me!

“I’ve been trying so hard to win this championship, I’ve been close a few times and to do it would be amazing.

“I’ve always dreamed of winning FE and WEC in the same year, but when I won FE I came second in WEC and now I haven’t won FE and we have a chance to win this one.

“It’s not the year I’m going to do both at the same time, but it would be awesome to cross that off the list.”


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