Álvaro Barba

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Álvaro Barba López
Nationality Spain Spanish
Born (1984-02-17) February 17, 1984 (age 30)
Seville (Spain)
Related to Marco Barba
2014 International GT Open
Debut season 2008
Current team Advanced Engineering
Car no. TBC
Former teams MC Competicion
Previous series
2002
2003
2003–05
2006–08
2008–09
Spanish Formula Junior 1600
World Series Lights
Spanish F3 Championship
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
International GT Open

Álvaro Barba López (born February 17, 1984 in Seville) is a Spanish racing driver and brother to fellow racer Marco Barba.

Career[edit]

Formula Junior and Spanish Formula Three[edit]

Barba began his single seater career in 2002 driving in the Spanish Formula Junior 1600 series, where he finished runner up to fellow countryman Adrián Vallés. In 2003 he moved up to the Spanish Formula Three Championship, the first of three seasons in the category. During his time in the series he accumulated nine podium positions, including three race wins, with his best season coming in 2005 when he finished 5th in the championship. He also raced in that year's Marlboro Masters event at Zandvoort, finishing in 24th place.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

In 2003 Barba raced a full season in the World Series Lights championship, which acted as a support event to the World Series by Nissan. Barba took two podium positions during the year to finish 10th overall.

In 2006 he stepped up to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with the Swiss team Jenzer Motorsport, taking nine points to finish his debut season 26th overall. He joined top Italian team International DracoRacing for the 2007 season, taking two podium positions, including his first race win at Donington Park. He finished the season 8th overall.

For 2008, Barba continued in the World Series, this time switching to the Italian squad Prema Powerteam,[1] with his brother Marco taking over his seat at Draco Racing.[2] After taking a podium in the opening event of the season, he took a further three podium places and a fastest lap to be classified 10th in the championship.

International GT Open[edit]

In July 2008, he teamed up with his brother to race a Mosler MT900R in the International GT Open event held at the brand new Valencia Street Circuit, and in December 2008, it was announced that Barba will race for the Advanced Engineering team in the 2009 season.[3]

Career results[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2002 Spanish Formula Junior 1600 Escuela Lois 12 3 1 0 9 134 2nd
2003 Spanish F3 Championship Meycom Sport 11 0 0 0 1 68 12th
2003 World Series Lights Escuela Lois Circuit 15 0 0 2 2 63 10th
2004 Spanish F3 Championship Adrian Campos Motorsport 14 0 0 0 2 31 8th
2005 Spanish F3 Championship Campos Racing 15 3 2 2 6 81 5th
2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Jenzer Motorsport 17 0 0 0 0 9 26th
2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series International DracoRacing 17 1 0 4 2 64 8th
2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Prema Powerteam 16 0 0 1 4 58 10th
2008 International GT Open MC Competicion 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alvaro Barba and Prema together in the 2008 World Series by Renault Championship". formula3.cc. 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Baguette to join Barba at Draco". italiaracing.net. 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Álvaro Barba to Take Part in 2009 International GT Open with AE". gtsport.es. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joël Camathias
Marcel Fässler
International GT Open champion
2010
with Pierre Kaffer
Succeeded by
Soheil Ayari