Óscar Tunjo

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Óscar Tunjo
Oscar Tunjo.JPG
Tunjo in 2012.
Nationality  Colombian
Born (1996-01-05) 5 January 1996 (age 18)
Cali (Colombia)
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Debut season 2014
Current team Pons Racing
Car no. 25
Previous series
201113
2011, 13
2012
2010
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula BMW Pacific

Óscar Andrés Tunjo (born 5 January 1996) is a Colombian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Born in Cali, Tunjo began his racing career in karting at the age of five in Colombian championships, collecting titles in various classes. In 2007 he moved to Europe, and competed in local karting series.

Formula BMW[edit]

Tunjo made his début in single-seaters in 2010 at the age of fourteen, taking part in the Formula BMW Pacific series for Meritus. He finished the season as runner-up to Richard Bradley with one win at the Singapore Grand Prix-support round, while also scoring another four podiums.[1]

Formula Renault[edit]

Tunjo returned to Europe in 2011, competing for Josef Kaufmann Racing in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC, the latter on a part-time basis.[2] He closed out the top ten in the Eurocup driver standings – including a podium at the Hungaroring – while in the NEC he had one podium at the Nürburgring.

Tunjo switched to Tech 1 Racing in 2012, competing in both the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and the Eurocup Formula Renault series.[3] He finished fourth in the Alps series with two wins, and seventh in the Eurocup with a win at Barcelona.

Tunjo returned to Josef Kaufmann Racing for the 2013 season, competing in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and the Eurocup Formula Renault series.[4] He improved to sixth place in the Eurocup standings and had a win at Spa in the NEC series.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Tunjo scheduled to make his Formula Three debut in the FIA European Formula Three Championship in 2014, racing for Signature.[5] But when Signature withdrawn from the championship he signed contract with Pons Racing to compete in Formula Renault 3.5 Series in both 2014 and 2015.[6]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2010 Formula BMW Pacific Meritus 15 1 2 3 5 141 2nd
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Josef Kaufmann Racing 14 0 0 0 1 58 10th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 7 0 0 0 1 63 23rd
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Tech 1 Racing 14 1 2 0 2 73 7th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 10 2 1 2 2 97 4th
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Josef Kaufmann Racing 14 0 0 0 2 99 6th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 7 1 3 1 3 118 13th

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2014 Pons Racing MNZ
1

MNZ
2

ALC
1

ALC
2

MON
1

SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

15
MSC
1

10
MSC
2

17
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

Ret
HUN
1

HUN
2

LEC
1

LEC
2

JER
1

JER
2

19th* 5*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula BMW Pacific 2010". Driver Database. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Eurocup — The Colombian Oscar Tunjo to the agreement with the team Josef Kaufmann Racing". stopandgo.tv (Stop & Go). 10 December 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Oscar Andres Tunjo and Roman Mavlanov join Tech 1 Racing". World Series by Renault (Renault Sport). 2 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup". Josef Kaufmann Racing. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Allen, Peter (19 February 2014). "Tunjo confirmed with Signature for FIA F3 step". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Allen, Peter (8 May 2014). "Oscar Tunjo joins Pons in Formula Renault 3.5 from Spa". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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