Daniel Ricciardo's move to Red Bull has opened the F1 door for Antonio Felix da Costa and the youngster knows what he needs to do to land the Toro Rosso seat.
After two seasons with STR, Ricciardo has taken the step up to Red Bull where he will replace the retiring Mark Webber from the 2014 season. His move, of course, has left the Faenza-based squad with an open seat for next year.
Although the 22-year-old da Costa is reportedly the front-runner to become Jean-Eric Vergne's team-mate next season, he knows he will need to produce the goods in the final few rounds of the Formula Renault 3.5 series.
The Arden Caterham driver has won one race so far this season, but he is currently fifth in the standings and 68 points behind leader Kevin Magnussen.
"Now we know the chance is officially there and it's all relying on my World Series results," da Costa, who has been a member of the Red Bull Junior Team since 2012, told Autosport.
"It doesn't affect my focus. It's extra pressure, but maybe we need to take that and turn it into positive pressure.
"I can't think 'people are always talking about F1, what if I don't make it?'
"The way I have to think is that if people are speaking about me going to F1, it's because I am a good driver.
"I know that if I have a great end to the season the spot will come. That's the way we have to look at it."
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