Tiago Monteiro Vagaroso da Costa ( born July 24, 1976 in Porto ) is a Portuguese racing driver. He took in 2005 and 2006 in the Formula 1 World Championship in part. Recently launched Monteiro in the WTCC for SEAT.
In 2005 he drove for the Jordan team and achieved his first podium finish at the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis in 2005 with the third started with only six drivers. At the same time it was the first podium finish for a Portuguese Formula 1 driver. In addition, it has still managed no driver in front of him, without interruption to finish 16 races since his debut.
In the 2006 season he remained in the team, which now Midland F1 Racing was called and started on the side of Albers for the Russian Debutante. Midland itself was sold to Spyker before the Chinese Grand Prix.
For the 2007 Formula 1 season Monteiro has no place found. The Midland - Spyker F1 successor has decided against the Portuguese and German Adrian Sutil for the second as a team driver.
Since 2007, he moves to the World Touring Car Championship for SEAT Sport team. In 2008, he for the second race in Puebla, the first win was on a Seat Leon TDI.