Adriano Buzaid

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Adriano Buzaid
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Born (1988-07-05) July 5, 1988 (age 26)
São Paulo (Brazil)
2014 British Formula Three
Debut season 2009
Current team Carlin
Car no. 1
Former teams T-Sport
Starts 47
Wins 10
Poles 10
Fastest laps 8
Best finish 4th in 2010
Previous series
2008
2007–08
2006–07
2006
British F3 National Class
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
FR2.0 UK Winter Series
Formula Ford UK

Adriano Buzaid (born July 5, 1988 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Ford[edit]

Having been a finalist in IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan's Stock Car Junior selections, Buzaid moved to the UK to compete in the 2006 British Formula Ford Championship for Eau Rouge Motorsport. Buzaid finished eleventh in the championship, including a win at Rockingham.[1]

Formula Renault[edit]

Buzaid competing during the 2008 Formula Renault UK season at Oulton Park.

Buzaid signed with AKA Lemac for the 2006 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series, as a precursor to a possible deal for the 2007 series. Buzaid teamed up with Adam Christodoulou and Jon Lancaster, and ended up seventh with a best result of second coming in the final race at Croft. Buzaid signed for Eucatex for the main series campaign in 2007, and recorded two podiums en route to 13th in the championship. A second winter series campaign followed with Fortec Motorsport, and Buzaid again ended seventh, including a win at the final race at Croft.

Buzaid remained in Formula Renault for the 2008 Formula Renault UK season, and continued with Fortec. Buzaid set six pole positions, five fastest laps, and scored five wins as he ended up a highly creditable third place in the championship. He was also only one of four drivers to finish every race in the season, along with Alexander Sims, Oliver Webb and Kieren Clark.

Formula Three[edit]

After Andrew Meyrick's illness ruled him out of the rest of the season, Buzaid was called up by Carlin Motorsport to contest the final round of the British Formula Three Championship at Donington Park.[2] Buzaid finished third and fourth in class giving him 22 points for the weekend.

Buzaid stepped up to the International Class with T-Sport for the 2009 British Formula Three season, partnering 2008 British Formula Ford champion Wayne Boyd.[3] After team-mate Boyd won his first race at Donington Park, Buzaid took his first win (and pole position) the following week at Spa. That was his final top-five finish of the season, as he amassed just ten points in the final six races, finishing sixth in the championship.

Buzaid will stay in the series for the 2010 season, moving across to Carlin.[4]

Buzaid finished 4th overall in the 2010 British Formula Three season, being the strongest driver in the last part of the championship in points, had taken seven successive podiums in the last nine races. Wining in Silverstone and Snetterton (2 pole position, 1 lap record).

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Final Placing
2006 Formula Ford UK Eau Rouge Motorsport 17 1 0 1 1 186 13th
Formula Renault UK Winter Series AKA Lemac 4 0 0 0 1 58 7th
2007 Formula Renault UK Eucatex 20 0 0 0 2 166 13th
Formula Renault UK Winter Series Fortec Motorsport 4 1 1 0 1 56 7th
2008 Formula Renault UK Fortec Motorsport 20 5 6 5 7 418 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Cup BVM Minardi Team 2 0 0 0 0 18 10th
British Formula Three National Class Carlin Motorsport 2 0 0 0 1 22 13th
2009 British Formula Three T-Sport 20 1 1 0 5 109 6th
2010 British Formula Three Carlin Motorsport 27 2 2 1 8 215* 4th*
  • * Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buzaid & Freke share the spoils at Rockingham". British Formula Ford Championship. 2006-08-13. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Surtees joins Carlin for season finale". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  3. ^ English, Steven (2009-02-02). "Buzaid steps up to F3 with T-Sport". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Buzaid completes Carlin's British F3 line-up". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 

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