System 1 and Feeder Sequence Recordsdata to Le Mans
The System 1 ladder is notoriously onerous to climb. There are not sufficient seats for all proficient drivers that we explore within the lower formulae, so many drivers never maintain it to the pinnacle of motorsports. However many of them attain procure their contrivance into the ideal rush on the planet: the 24 Heures du Mans.
On the entire rush within the summertime, 2020 had various plans, alternatively it’s a ways within the ruin time to head racing at the Circuit de la Sarthe. As /u/floodman11 has already written the obvious Le Mans data (severely, high-tail read it whereas you happen to’ve not carried out it but, it’s a ways improbable), the r/Formula1 Editorial Team, with some support from our magnificent company at r/F1FeederSeries (huge thank you to your support, fellas!), determined to head over some drivers that we maintain viewed on that ladder. Some maintain reached System 1, others maintain needed to search out various alternatives. However this weekend, they are going to all allotment the the same tune.
Team: #3 Rebellion Racing (LMP1)
F1 history: HRT 2010, Lotus 2011, Williams 2012. 46 career begins, 33 features
Nephew of the infamous Ayrton Senna, Bruno spent three years in F1. He began at the recent entrant for 2010, Hispania, or HRT, however the crew became once underfunded with a car that clearly wasn’t as a lot as authorized. His finest originate that 365 days became once a 14th at the Korean Expansive Prix, with a procure of no features at the discontinue of the 365 days.
For 2011, he spent the first half of of the 365 days as take a look at and reserve driver at Renault, subsidized by Lotus, evoking his uncle’s time with Lotus-Renault in 1986 and 1987. Curiously, within the 80s, the Renault crew had been is thought as Toleman – his uncle’s first crew in F1. He replaced Slash Heidfeld for the Belgian Expansive Prix and stayed for the remainder of the 365 days, scoring his first features at the Italian Expansive Prix. Alternatively, he had no extra features finishes and became once replaced by Romain Grosjean for 2012.
He then chanced on a seat at Williams, one other of Ayrton’s old skool groups – once more powered by Renault, same as in 1994. This became once by a ways his most a success 365 days in System 1, scoring 31 features and ending 16th within the championship, with a finest originate of 6th at the Malaysian Expansive Prix. He became once dropped by Williams for 2013, replaced with Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas.
His uncle’s death stunted his career for a pair of years, and he became once already 21 when he reached British F3. With that maintain of extraordinary path to System 1, it’s a ways pure that sportscars parts on his resume. Senna competed within the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time in 2009 (one 365 days before his debut in System 1), whereas also using for Team Oreca within the European Le Mans Sequence (2 P3s being his finest outcomes throughout that season). His first originate within the 24 Hours would reach in 2014, coming dwelling 6th in GTE-Pro for Aston Martin (‘09 and ‘13 ending in DNFs, first with Oreca, subsequent with Aston Martin). He would originate every 24 Hour since, 10th in 2016 and 14th in 2017 in LPM2, ending 4th in both 2018 and 2019 for Rebellion Racing in LMP1.
Outside of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, he has competed in every season of the World Patience Championship since 2013 (sitting out 2015), first in GTE-Pro with Aston Martin for two years, subsequent in LMP2 for one other two years, first with RGR Sport by Morand, subsequent with Vaillante Rebellion, before animated to LMP1 with Rebellion for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons.
He became once WEC champion in 2017 with Vaillante, after being runner-up in 2016 with RGR Sport, and for the time being sits in third field for Rebellion.
Senna also competed ceaselessly within the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, his finest consequence being three 4th field finishes, one for Tequila Patrón ESM in 2017, and the many two for United Autosports within the finest two races he took share in 2018.
Team: Toyota #7
F1 history: 2009 Toyota, Sauber 2010-2012, Caterham 2014. 75 career begins, 125 features
Upon Kamui Kobayashi’s debut for Toyota at the Brazilian Expansive Prix in 2009, Jenson Button described the Eastern driver as ‘loopy, very aggressive’. He replaced Timo Glock, who became once getting better from injuries from a rupture in practice for the Eastern Expansive Prix, for both the Brazilian rush and the inaugural Abu Dhabi Expansive Prix. By all accounts, despite Button’s feedback, he impressed the paddock whereas scoring 3 features, and became once within the frame for a elephantine-time seat for the producer in 2010.
Alternatively, it became once to not be. Toyota pulled out of F1 for 2010, so Kobayashi chanced on a seat at Sauber, where he remained for the following 3 seasons, ending 12th within the championship for 3 successive seasons, with a finest features procure of 60 in 2012. He also scored his easiest F1 podium that season, at his dwelling rush in Japan, to the delight of his followers.
He lost his power for 2013, alternatively, and easiest chanced on one other F1 seat in 2014, at Caterham. Alternatively, the crew became once on its contrivance out, going thru huge financial considerations, that contrivance Kobayashi languished within the wait on of the grid for plenty of of the 365 days, with a finest originate of 13th at the Malaysian and Monaco Grands Prix.
Kobayashi moved into the WEC after shedding his power for 2013, racing for AF Corse, with a P2 and three P3s in eight races. After one other 365 days of System 1 in 2014 and a foray into Expansive System in 2015, he became once drafted into the Toyota Gazoo Racing effort within the WEC for 2016, a success his first rush within the series at Fuji (and ending the season in third field), before a pair of wins in 2018-2019 (and a 2d field originate for the season and also at Le Mans).
This season, he’s main the championship, with three wins to this level. A Le Mans establish, alternatively, unruffled eludes Kobayashi-san, with three 2d field finishes in 2016, 2018, and 2019 on his sage.
F1 history: Scuderia Toro Rosso, 2009-2011. 55 career begins, 29 features
F1 history: Williams, 2007-2009. 36 career begins, 9 features
F1 history: Scuderia Toro Rosso, 2017-2018. 25 career begins, 4 features
The Toyota #8 is the finest car where greater than 1 driver has F1 skills – and it’s not precise bought 2, it has 3!
Each and every Buemi and Hartley did their F1 time at Scuderia Toro Rosso. Buemi spent 3 years at the crew, from 2009 to 2011, scoring a total of 29 features, alongside with his finest originate coming in 2011, 15th within the championship with 15 features.His finest originate became once Seventh field, at the 2009 Australian Expansive Prix – his debut – and once more in Brazil, also in 2009.
Hartley, within the period in-between, easiest spent 1 365 days and swap at Toro Rosso. This curiously took field after the bulk of his LMP1 skills with Porsche – whereas most various drivers maintain started in F1 then moved into various racing disciplines. Alternatively, the Kiwi chanced on himself in an F1 seat for the 2017 US Expansive Prix as share of the musical chairs that took field forward of the rush. He continued within the seat for the remainder of the 365 days, but became once unable to realize any features. He became once confirmed at the crew for 2018 but had a lacklustre 365 days, scoring 4 features with a finest originate of 9 at the US Expansive Prix, a 365 days after his debut.
Finally, Kazuki Nakajima – son of frail F1 driver Satoru Nakajima – drove for Williams in F1, debuting within the 2007 Brazilian Expansive Prix, replacing Alexander Wurz. He became once retained for 2008, scoring 9 features with a finest originate of 6th within the season-opening Australian Expansive Prix. On the wait on of this he stayed on for 2009, but had a much less a success season and became once dropped at the discontinue of the 365 days.
Buemi is a WEC old skool, competing in every season since 2012 with Toyota in LMP1. He has two WEC championships (2014 and 2018-2019), 2 wins at Le Mans (2018 and 2019). He also did two races within the WeatherTech SportsCars Championship in 2017, with eighth at Daytona being his finest consequence.
He became once also share of the crew of the 2016 Toyota that became once main the 24 Hours of Le Mans before the auto broke down with 5 minutes to head (with Nakajima at the wheel, Anthony Davidson became once the third driver), which is unruffled one in all the cruellest finally ends up in Le Mans history. A hit the next two (with Nakajima and Fernando Alonso) is clearly a whimsical consequence, but no one would fault him for unruffled having nightmares about that 2016 rush.
Hartley competed within the WEC for the first time in 2012, running the Murphy Prototype Oreca in LMP2 at Spa, Le Mans, and Silverstone (P3, DNF, P9), before attempting his hand once more at Le Mans (P7). He also raced within the European Le Mans Sequence for the crew, a success at Le Castellet in 2013 and ending the season in Fifth field.
He then moved into the Porsche Team initiating in 2014, a success the championship twice (2015 and 2017), coming dwelling P2 and a success in these self same years. He would rush at Sebring for SMP Racing within the 2018-2019 season (P3), before joining the Toyota Gazoo Racing crew for 2019-2020, with a establish at Fuji and five P2s within the many races.
Hartley has also raced within the WeatherTech SportsCars Championship (and its predecessor in 2013), doing purpose work for a quite plenty of of groups, his finest consequence being a establish in 2017 for Tequila Patrón ESM at Petit Le Mans.
And within the ruin, Nakajima has competed within the WEC with Toyota since 2012, a success 4 cases at Fuji and a success the championship in 2018-2019. As mentioned earlier, he became once at the wheel when Toyota faltered in 2016 with easiest 5 minutes to head, a success the two 24 Hours of Le Mans throughout the 2018-2019 season.
This crew sits in 2d field within the championship, trailing the many Toyota by 12 features (137-125).
Team: #3 Rebellion Racing (LMP1)
Latest Sequence: FIA System 2 (2017-Sigh their own praises)
Known For: 2015 System Renault 2.0 Eurocup Runner-Up, 2015 System Renault 2.0 NEC Champion, 2016 System V8 3.5 Runner-Up
Delétraz made his feeder series debut within the 2012 System BMW broad final occasion, taking 3 poles and 1 establish. Three years followed at the System Renault 2.0 stage where he competed in both the Eurocup and NEC championships, a success the latter in 2015 and ending runner-up within the frail within the the same 365 days.
He improved to the then newly rebranded System V8 3.5 championship where a tight strive towards between himself and Tom Dillmann went all the vogue down to the closing rush of the season, with Delétraz within the ruin shedding out by 7 features.
Since then, Delétraz has been in System 2, and whereas he hasn’t put the field alight in his 4 seasons, he has been on the podium on greater than a pair of times and challenged for rush wins, making him a stable pair of fingers for any crew attempting to search out a consistent features scorer.
Delétraz has no prior skills racing in LMP1 machinery, at the least, within the categorical world.
He became once share of the a success squad for the 2020 Digital Le Mans rush in June (also racing with Rebellion), so this 365 days’s rush might be a mountainous indication of whether or not his abilities can switch from digital to bodily and if patience racing generally is a lengthy-term career circulate for him.
Team: #1 Rebellion Racing (LMP1)
Latest Sequence: WEC (2016-Sigh their own praises)
Known For: 2016 WEC LMP2 class Champion, 2016 Le Mans 24h LMP2 class victor, 2018-19 WEC LMP1 class third field
While he’s mostly known for his patience racing exploits for the time being Gustavo Menezes came thru the junior system luxuriate in many before him. Got right here thru Karting within the 2000’s competing in North The US, Asia, and Europe before making his elephantine season debut in autos in 2011.
A pair of seasons focusing mainly on the Star Mazda Championship and making appearances in System Renault 2.0 in Europe became once the theme of 2011-12 alternatively it became once the circulate to German F3 in 2013 that brought success to him. A pair of wins and some podiums noticed him originate 4th total.
The final two years of his junior system career noticed him compete within the FIA System 3 European Championship and he might possibly be featured mostly within the midfield with a pair of podiums because the highlight.
Sooner than making the elephantine time switch before the 2016 season Menezes had made some appearances within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship alternatively it might most likely possibly possibly be the first season with Signatech-Alpine within the WEC that will possibly bring his first successes in patience racing. Class establish at Le Mans and total within the championship.
A 2d somewhat much less season followed before he made the circulate to LMP1 with Rebellion Racing where he’s been since. While there he’s skilled a trio of total rush victories and extra podium finishes.
Juan Pablo Montoya
Team: Dragonspeed (Oreca) #21
F1 history: Williams 2001-2004, McLaren 2005-2006. 94 career begins, 307 features
Juan Pablo Montoya entered F1 in a blaze of glory in 2001, having won the CART championship in 1999 and the Indianapolis 500 on his first are attempting in 2000. Alternatively, his first four races in F1 for Williams noticed non-finishes before a maiden podium – and therefore originate – with a P2 at the Spanish Expansive Prix. He bought his first establish at the Italian Expansive Prix later that 365 days and carried out the season 6th with 31 features.
The next two seasons noticed him originate third within the championship, with no wins in 2002 and one in 2003, the Monaco Expansive Prix. These two seasons were to be the height of his F1 career, alternatively. In 2004, he might possibly also easiest prepare fifth as Williams’ relationship with BMW deteriorated. For 2005 he moved to McLaren but easiest carried out fourth as his teammate Kimi Raikkonen challenged Fernando Alonso for the championship.
2006 became once the 365 days it all fell apart, with an unsuccessful half of season causing a falling out with McLaren, and Montoya left the crew after the US Expansive Prix for pastures recent in NASCAR.
JPM has had a various career and he obviously has taken share in his allotment of patience races. He competed persistently at the 24 Hours of Daytona, initiating in 2007, which he won, before repeating the feat in 2008 and 2013.
He has competed within the WeatherTech SportsCars Championship since 2017 (a success the championship in 2019 for Acura Team Penske) and took share within the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 for United Autosports, ending third in school and Seventh total.
I will not WAIT for Montoya to look at his class so the arguments about whether or not he has completed the Triple Crown can start. This might occasionally possibly be a mountainous moment in insane motorsports arguments history and I will not wait! We are able to quiz heated strive towards between many varied camps, both for and towards, and it must be amazing entertainment for the bystanders. (/u/flipjj)
Paul di Resta
Team: United Autosports (Oreca) #22
F1 history: Power India, 2011-2013. 59 career begins, 121 features
Scottish driver Paul di Resta, cousin of a success IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti, spent three seasons in F1, all at Power India, from 2011-2013. His finest season within the sport became once his closing, ending 2013 with 48 features, 12th within the championship with a finest originate of fourth at the Bahrain Expansive Prix. He became once not retained for 2014 alternatively, and has since chanced on a dwelling on Sky Sports F1 as a pundit and presenter, with a one-off appearance for Williams in 2017 at the Hungarian Expansive Prix, replacing an sick Felipe Massa.
di Resta did purpose work within the WeatherTech SportsCars Championship for United Autosports in 2018, racing three cases and coming dwelling 4th twice and Fifth, before going into the European Le Mans Sequence in 2019 for the the same crew for the first rush of the season (P6), before joining their WEC thunder in 2019-2020. He sits in P2 within the championship, with 3 wins to this level.
He also competed in both 24 Hours of Le Mans within the 2018-2019 season, not ending the first and coming dwelling in 4th in school and ninth total.
Team: G-Drive (Oreca) #26
F1 history: Scuderia Toro Rosso, 2012-2014. 58 career begins, 51 features
One other Scuderia Toro Rosso reject, Jean-Eric Vergne, aka JEV, spent three seasons with the Italian crew, from 2012-2014. His finest championship originate came in 2014, 13th with 22 features, although his finest rush originate came the 365 days previous, a sixth at the Canadian Expansive Prix. On the discontinue of 2014, with Sebastian Vettel leaving Crimson Bull for Ferrari, it became once between JEV and Daniil Kvyat for the coveted Crimson Bull seat, but Kvyat won out over Vergne, who became once dropped for 2015.
JEV raced in LMP2 in 2017 and for one rush in 2018-2019, his finest consequence being a third field at Mexico in 2017.
He competed is the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017, 2018, and 2019, with a pair of P6s in school bookending his disqualification in 2018.
Vergne has also raced within the European Le Mans Sequence since 2018, a success four races for G-Drive Racing. He has easiest taken share in a single rush in 2020, ending in 2d field at Le Castellet.
Giedo van der Garde
Team: Racing Team Nederland (Oreca) #29
F1 history: Caterham, 2013. 19 career begins, 0 features
Like many F1 rejects, van der Garde spent a single season in F1, using for Caterham in 2013. He scored no features over the 365 days, alongside with his finest originate coming at the Hungarian Expansive Prix, in 14th. He became once among the many 5 drivers signed to rush for Sauber in 2014, but didn’t get a rush seat, as an quite plenty of ending up as take a look at driver.
Garde’s patience racing career is a lot extra a success. Beginning within the European Le Mans Sequence with G-Drive, he won the championship in his first and easiest 365 days (2016), a success 2 races and having 2 P5s as his worst outcomes.
After a pair of races with G-Drive in LMP2 within the WEC, he joined elephantine time in 2018 and for the time being is 4th within the championship, with a establish at Fuji this season. His finest consequence at Le Mans is a Seventh in school for Racing Team Nederland in 2018. For 2020, he’ll once more rush for Team Racing Nederland, sharing the auto with F2 champion Nyck De Vries.
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Team: Eurasia Motorsport (Ligier) #35
F1 history: Manor Marussia, 2015. 13 begins, 0 features
Mehri spent one 365 days in System 1 with Manor Marussia in 2015. The closing remaining crew of the 2010 entrants, this became once the underfunded Marussia’s final 365 days within the sport. In consequence, Mehri scored no features, with a finest originate of 12th at the British Expansive Prix, and became once dropped for 2016.
Mehri competed within the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 for Manor, the crew not ending the rush, sadly. His finest consequence within the WEC that season became once a third field in Spa-Francorchamps, before returning for one rush in 2017 at the Nürburgring (they would originate ninth)
Team: Jackie Chan DC Racing (Oreca) #37
F1 history: Caterham 2014, Manor Marussia, 2015. 18 begins, 0 features
Essex man Will Stevens made his F1 debut for Caterham at their final rush, the 2014 Abu Dhabi Expansive Prix, ending 17th.
In 2015, he chanced on a seat at Manor Marussia alongside Roberto Mehri, his easiest elephantine 365 days within the sport. Noteworthy luxuriate in Mehri, Stevens scored no features, recording a 13th field at the British Expansive Prix, his finest originate.
Stevens chanced on better finally ends up within the WEC, alternatively. He started competing in 2016 with Manor, switching to G-Drive after the first two races, before skipping 2017 and coming wait on with Jackie Chan DC Racing in 2018-2019. He for the time being sits third within the championship, with three P2 finishes and one P3.
Stevens also joined the JMW Motorsport crew for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans in GTE-Am, a success the rush alongside with Robert Smith and Dries Vanthoor.
Team: Jota Sport (Oreca) #38
F1 history: Minardi 2002, BAR 2005, Expansive Auguri 2007-2008. 24 begins, 0 features.
Davidson spent many years as British American Racing’s take a look at and reserve driver, from 2000 to 2006. Alternatively, he first raced in F1 for Minardi in 2002, replacing Alex Yoong for the Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix, although he failed to originate both occasions.
He became once given his tubby spoil in 2007, racing for Honda’s B-crew Expansive Aguri. Alternatively, not like his teammate Takuma Sato, he became once unable to realize any features, ending a career finest of 11th within the Spanish, Canadian and US Grands Prix. He became once retained for 2008, but due to an absence of funding the crew closed its doors four races into the 365 days, ending Davidson’s F1 rush career.
Ant has a lengthy history within the 24 Hours of Le Mans, competing within the mountainous rush for the first time in 2003. He returned in 2009 to realize his first originate, sharing the auto with Jos Verstappen, before discovering success with Toyota Gazoo Racing, ending 2nd and third in 2013 and 2014, respectively. He became once share of the 2016 trio that noticed victory trek from their capture with 5 minutes to head, ending 2d within the following rush.
He failed to compete in 2018, returning in 2019 with DragonSpeed in LMP2 (sharing the auto with Pastor Maldonado), but they failed to originate. And yes, Pastor crashed the auto that day.
And won the WEC title in 2014 and carried out third in 2013 and 2017, and his Jota Sport crew sits in Seventh within the championship, with a establish in Shanghai to this level this season.
Team: #50 Richard Mille Racing Team (LMP2)
Latest Sequence: FIA System 3 (2020-Sigh their own praises), European Le Mans Sequence*
Known For: Massive Accident in 2018 Macau GP
Flörsch has been a tubby title within the feeder classes since her debut wait on in 2016, for most likely not persistently the ideal reasons. Hugely outspoken about females in racing, Flörsch has acquired a popularity for her ‘no-bullshit’ perspective. Unfortunately, although she has taken a pair of reverse grid podiums wait on in her System 4 days, her successes heading within the staunch path maintain not reach that regularly.
She is clearly extra known for her rupture throughout the 2018 Macau Expansive Prix, where her car became once launched into the photographers stand leaving her with serious injuries. No longer to be deterred, she has reach wait on to racing and is for the time being racing in FIA System 3, although with little to worth for it to this level.
In preparation for the 2020 Le Mans rush, she took share within the Paul Ricard round of the European Le Mans Sequence with the Richard Mille Racing Team, so she has bought some skills using in LMP2.
Alternatively, Le Mans is a obvious beast, so expectations can maintain to unruffled not be too excessive for a rookie to the occasion.
Nyck de Vries
Team: #29 Racing Team Nederland (LMP2)
Latest Sequence: System E (2019-Sigh their own praises), WEC (2018-Sigh their own praises)
Known For: 2014 System Renault 2.0 Eurocup Champion, 2019 FIA System 2 Champion, Historic McLaren Junior/Audi Academy Driver
De Vries has been within the headlines since he became once added to the McLaren Younger Driver Programme at the origin of 2010, before happening to look at the Karting World Championship that same 365 days. As one in all the youngest drivers to affix the academy at the time, he became once heralded as a future star for the crew. Alternatively, a form of that career momentum became once tiring because it took the Dutch driver three years to look at the System Renault 2.0 Eurocup championship in 2014.
Stepping as a lot as System Renault 3.5 in 2015, he carried out third on his first are attempting, although unruffled enormously within the wait on of the series eventual winner Oliver Rowland. A sideways circulate to GP3 alongside teammates and future System 1 drivers Charles Leclerc and Alexander Albon followed in 2016, with De Vries within the ruin ending eighth.
In 2017, De Vries within the ruin made his contrivance to System 2, where he once once more took three years to within the ruin change into champion of the series in 2019, although this time some 50 features a ways from Nicholas Latifi. Exact before a success the title, he signed up with Mercedes to be share of their System E squad for the 2019-20 season, where he stays at this time time.
Sooner than officially leaving McLaren in 2019, De Vries became once already attempting to search out a career originate air of System 1, first of all by getting picked up by Audi and their Academy in 2016. However it became once with Racing Team Nederland where he made his debut in Patience Racing in 2018 using LMP2 machinery.
Since then, he has raced persistently with the crew within the WEC, alongside side closing 365 days’s Le Mans rush where his crew carried out 26th total. De Vries has the skills racing within the WEC now, so one would quiz his 2d are attempting at Le Man can maintain to unruffled high-tail fundamental better.
Team: #39 SO24-HAS by Graff (LMP2)
Latest Sequence: Expansive System (2020-Sigh their own praises)
Known For: Triumphed at Monaco in System Renault Eurocup
A prominent karter who completed solid finally ends up within the German and WSK series but never reached the the same heights within the European and World champions. Made his car racing debut within the centrally rush French F4 championship in 2017 grabbing a pair of wins thru the season.
Visitor appearances within the System Renault Eurocup and NEC series the the same 365 days brought his title to a substantial wider viewers. A trusty campaign in System Renault Eurocup followed the following 365 days which yielded a pair of wins and a stylish purpose within the standings. De moved to the Eastern F3 Championship for 2019 but an interrupted campaign noticed him originate ninth in his debut season and were due to compete in Expansive System this 365 days.
His easiest previous skills of sportscar racing being a pair of races within the Masters Patience Legends series before getting to name to change the outgoing Alexandre Cougnaud within the #39 Graff Oreca 07.
Team: #37 Jackie Chan DC Racing
Latest Sequence: WEC (2018-Sigh their own praises) & ELMS (2020-Sigh their own praises)
Known For: 2015 French System 4 third field finisher, 2018-19 WEC LMP2 Class Runner-up, 2019 Le Mans 24h LMP2 Class Runner-up
Aubry failed to start in karting unless he became once 11 but had plenty of entries across Europe with the highlight being a third field originate within the Andrea Margutti Trophy in 2013. His inaugural season came in French F4 and with one rush establish and a expansive quite plenty of of podiums he came third total.
A pair of seasons in System Renault 2.0 followed, culminating in a trio of victories and fifth total in 2017. 2018 noticed him circulate to GP3, which noticed muted outcomes, but he would also maintain his first steps in patience racing.
Debuting within the good pair of rounds within the 2017-19 Asian Le Mans series, he drove an LMP3 car for Jackie Chan DC Racing and would taste success early on with a class establish within the good round.
The connection continued thru the 2018-19 WEC season within the LMP2 class with three extra class victories and extra podium finishes ensuing in 2nd in school total. Additional in-class podium finishes were completed first of all of the 2019-20 WEC season alongside side an ELMS campaign alongside with Algarve Pro Racing. He has also competed within the Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours.
Team: Risi Competizione (Ferrari) #82
System 1 history: Scuderia Toro Rosso 2008-2009. 27 begins, 0 features.
Bourdais came into F1 off the wait on of 4 consecutive Champ Vehicle championships, from 2004-2007, so expectations were excessive for the Frenchman. Driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso, alternatively, he never quit hit the highs he practically absolutely has the skill for. He took share in a single elephantine season, in 2008, with a finest originate of Seventh on his debut at the Australian Expansive Prix, although he did rush as excessive as fourth before his engine gave out a pair of laps from the discontinue. He later equalled this at the Belgian Expansive Prix, his easiest two features finishes of the 365 days.
He continued with Toro Rosso for 2009 but became once replaced by Jaime Alguersuari for the 2d half of of the season after scoring 2 features all 365 days.
A Le Mans native, Bourdais first competed within the 24 Hours in 1999, historic 20. He would sage his first labeled originate the following 365 days, racing for legendary Pescarolo Sport, coming dwelling in 4th field, a consequence he would repeat the following 365 days. He raced for Peugeot after that, scoring three P2 finishes in 2007, 2009, and 2011, before a success in 2016 using the recent Ford GT.
He also raced in a pair of races within the American Le Mans Sequence, a success at Sebring in 2006 for Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz and ending in 2d field in 2009 and 2010 for Team Peugeot Total within the beautiful Peugeot 908 HDi FAP.
Bourdais has also competed within the WeatherTech SportsCars Championship since 2014 (although not elephantine time), a success the Rolex 24 at Daytona twice (2014 and 2017), and Petit Le Mans once (2015). He has also carried out 2d twice at Daytona (2015 and 2018), coming dwelling in third field earlier this 365 days, before Covid wrecked all plans for 2020.
Though he has no wins this season, he sits in 2nd field within the championship for JDC-Mustang Sampling Racing, with three P3 and two P4 finishes within the season’s five races to this level.
He even raced within the Bathurst 1000 in 2015, ending ninth for Charlie Schwerkolt Racing.
Team: Porsche #91
System 1 history: Minardi 2004. 18 begins, 0 features.
It’d be onerous to fault somebody for not gleaming Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni competed in System 1. He did one season for Minardi in 2004, but with the crew nearing the discontinue of its life, outcomes were slim, and he scored no features all 365 days, recording a career-finest originate of 14th at the Malaysian, European and Hungarian Grands Prix.
Interestingly, he moved to GP2 the following 365 days, scoring three wins in 2005 and 2006, before stepping into sportscars. That circulate would rework his career.
Beginning with Virgo Motorsports in 2007 within the European Le Mans Sequence, he might possibly be intently associated with Ferrari for a lengthy time, a success the ELMS championship in 2011 for AF Corse and plenty races within the job.
In 2008, he would compete within the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time, a success the GT2 class with Mika Salo for Risi Competizione. He would add two extra wins in 2012 and 2014 for AF Corse (sharing the auto with Giancarlo Fisichella), before a circulate to Porsche within the 2018 season noticed him originate P2 that 365 days and also in 2019.
He won the WEC title in 2013 and 2014 with AF Course, carried out 2nd in 2015, and third in 2016 and 2018-2019, sitting in Fifth field for the time being within the 2019-2020 season.
He also did a pair of races within the WeatherTech SportsCars Championship, alongside with his finest outcomes coming in 2017 for the Porsche GT Team (P2 at Lime Rock and Avenue The US).
Team: AF Corse (Ferrari) #54
System 1 history: Minardi 1996, Jordan 1997, 2002-2003, Benetton 1998-2001, Sauber 2004, Renault 2005-2007, Power India 2008-2009, Ferrari 2009. 229 begins, 275 features, 4 pole positions, 2 fastest laps, 3 wins
Essentially the most most modern Italian driver to look at a rush in System 1, Giancarlo “Fisi” Fisichella had a lengthy and mostly a success career in F1. He began at Minardi in 1996, before switching to Jordan for 1997, scoring two podiums and ninth within the championship, before switching to Benetton for 1998. Though he did prepare a extra two podiums whereas at the Anglo-British crew in 1998, it might most likely possibly possibly pick unless 2000 to better his 1997 championship purpose, ending eighth in 2000.
In 2001, his final 365 days with Benetton, he completed one other podium for a third-placed originate at Spa, before switching wait on to Jordan for 2002 and 2003. Jordan’s finest years were within the wait on of it, alternatively, and although he did get his first establish in a loopy Brazilian Expansive Prix – although he became once easiest recognised because the winner a week after the rush – it became once a mostly unsuccessful length for the highly rated Italian.
A single 365 days with Sauber in 2004 became once marginally extra a success than his two years with Jordan, although there were no extra wins or podiums. He then returned to his frail crew, now is thought as Renault, for 2005, precise when the crew came magnificent, scoring 58 features and a 2d establish at the season-opening Australian Expansive Prix, magnificent sufficient for fifth within the championship, serving to Renault to the constructors’ title within the job. 2006 noticed extra success, a extra establish at Malaysia and 72 features warranting fourth and one other Constructors’ Championship as his teammate Fernando Alonso took his 2d Drivers’ title.
He stayed with Renault for 2007 however the crew seemed as if it might most likely possibly possibly maintain peaked, with no wins or podiums for the crew or Fisi. He switched to the fledgling Power India for 2008 but, as is authorized for a recent crew, he spent the 365 days within the wait on of the grid, although his skills and records became once welcomed. He stayed at Power India for 2009, scoring the crew’s first podium at the Belgian Expansive Prix, but completed his dream later within the 365 days: using for Ferrari, replacing the injured Felipe Massa. While he scored no features in a lacklustre 365 days for the Scuderia, he had pushed for Italy’s most infamous wearing outfit – a dream for any driver, let on my own an Italian. He stayed on with Ferrari in a reserve driver purpose for 2010, but by then his System 1 career became once over.
He’s a Ferrari driver thru and thru in the case of sportscars. Four entries within the 24 Hours of Daytona with Risi Competizione (finest consequence P3 in 2017). He has also raced within the 12 Hours of Sebring six cases (finest consequence P2 in 2015), 2011 and 2012 with AF Corse, then from 2014 to 2017 with Risi. Add to that six entries within the 10 Hours / 1000 Miles of Petit Le Mans (two wins, one third field) and this is already a serious patience racing career and maintain not but touched on the tubby one.
Ten years racing Ferraris within the WEC, first for AF Corse (in his first 365 days, 2010, sharing the auto with Jean Alesi), then with Risi, within the ruin with Spirit of Shuffle. He won twice with Gimmi Bruni (2012 and 2014 with AF Corse), carried out P2 three cases (2011 with AF Corse, 2016 with Risi, 2018 with Spirit of Shuffle), adding a third field originate with AF Corse in 2015. His easiest DNF became once in 2017 with Risi.
Team: JMW Motorsport (Ferrari) #66
System 1 history: McLaren 1995, Stewart 1997-1998. 24 begins, 1 level.
Magnussen Sr. came into F1 off the wait on of a hugely a success 1994 British F3 championship, dominating the series and a success 14 out of 18 races. He debuted for McLaren at the 1995 Pacific Expansive Prix, replacing an sick Mika Häkkinen, ending 10th. He failed to get a elephantine-time power for 1996, although, and became once subsequent viewed in F1 in 1997, for the recent Stewart Expansive Prix crew. It became once an unsuccessful 365 days although, failing to realize any features alongside his teammate Rubens Barrichello, who managed a podium at Monaco.
Alas, this became once Magnussen’s easiest elephantine season in F1. He became once retained by Stewart for 1998, scoring his first level at the Canadian Expansive Prix with a sixth-placed originate, before being replaced by Jos Verstappen for the remainder of the season.
His patience career has been fundamental extra a success. He became once competed within the 24 Hours of Le Mans every 365 days since 1999. He has shared the auto with Mario Andretti (Panoz Motorsports in 2000, eighth in school). He has won the 24 Hours 4 cases with Corvette (2004-2006, 2009, coming dwelling 2d in 2003 for Audi, 2007-2008 and 2014 for Corvette), and carried out third in 2017.
After being dropped by Corvette, he chanced on a field with JMW, using a Ferrari within the 24 Hours for the first time.
He has also won the 24 Hours of Daytona for Corvette (2015), where he competed from 2005 to 2019, alongside with the WeatherTech SportsCars Championship title in 2017 and 2018 (ending third in 2015, 2016 and 2019).
Due to this is already a pretty lengthy article and if we were to specialize in all drivers which maintain F3 or the same skills we would be speaking about half of the grid, we brushed off a pair of drivers which maintain made it to at the least F2/GP2/FR3.5 within the closing decade, equivalent to:
Nathanaël Berthon, the 2016 System V8 3.5 champion
A couple of GP2 rush winners Sam Fowl and James Calado
A couple of System V8 3.5/FR3.5 rush winners Matevos Isaakyan, Matthieu Vaxivière, René Binder, Norman Nato, and Marco Sørensen
2014 GP3 Sequence champion Alex Lynn