5 December 1991 |
Les Sables-d'Olonne (France)
|European F3 Open Championship career|
|Current team||RP Motorsport|
|Former teams||Top F3|
|Best finish||1st in 2013|
|Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula Renault 2.0 MEC
Formul'Academy Euro Series
Alexandre Cougnaud (born 5 December 1991) is a French racing driver. As of 2013, he is racing for RP Motorsport in the European F3 Open. He finished third in the 2012 European F3 Open Copa Class in his first season, and as the second best rookie of the year.
Cougnaud, born in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France, began karting in 2002 and raced primarily in his native France country. Having finished sixth in the Formula Kart France series in 2008, he entered the Formul'Academy Euro Series the following year, driving for Signatech; he finished 14th in the championship, with eight points.
In 2010, he entered four rounds of the Formula Renault 2.0 Suisse for ARTA Engineering; he took a single podium, and finished ninth in the championship, with 57 points.
In 2011, he entered a single round of the Championnat VdeV with AB Sport Auto, in addition to fourteen rounds of the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps with ARTA Engineering, and three races of the Formula Ford EuroCup with Cliff Dempsey Racing; he was classified tenth in the Championnat VdeV, and 17th in the Formula Renault Alps.
European F3 Open
In 2012, Cougnaud decided to race in "Copa/Cup Class" of the European F3 Open Championship for the Dallara F308 cars with Top F3 French team. He had a successful season, finishing 3rd in the overall classification of the Cup class with eight podiums.
In 2013, Cougnaud joined the Italian team RP Motorsport to drive a Dallara F312 car. He and Santiago Urrutia were originally the two drivers chosen to drive a F312 car for Fabio Pampado´s team; and they have been joined by Alexander Toril  and Sandy Stuvik to compete in the European F3 Open with a Dallara Formula 3 F312 as well.
Cougnaud had some difficulties with the set-up of his car at the beginning of the season, especially in bad weather conditions and he also incurred several penalties, like at Silverstone, where he finished fifth in the second race but got a 30 second penalty after the race, so fifth place was for Stern.
He had a good result at Jerez where he finished fourth in the first race, and third in the second one.
Cougnaud had a great finish of the season at Barcelona finishing in third position for the first race and winning the second one (his first victory in Formula 3).
|2009||Formul'Academy Euro Series||Auto Sport Academy||14||0||0||0||0||8||14th|
|2010||Formule Renault 2.0 MEC||ARTA Engineering||4||0||0||0||1||57||9th|
|2011||Formula Renault 2.0 Alps||ARTA Engineering||14||0||0||0||0||79||15th|
|Formula Ford EuroCup||Cliff Dempsey Racing||3||0||0||0||0||0||NC|
|Championnat VdeV — Challenge Endurance Proto||AB Sport Auto||1||0||0||0||0||8||10th|
|2012||European F3 Open||Top F3||16||0||0||0||0||14||15th|
|European F3 Open Copa Class||0||1||2||8||70||3rd|
|European F3 Open Winter Series||2||0||0||0||0||0||NC|
|2013||European F3 Open Winter Series||RP Motorsport||1||0||0||0||0||0||NC|
|European F3 Open||16||0||0||0||0||139||6th|
- "Alexandre Cougnaud career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "RP Motorsport 2013 F3 drivers". Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "RP Motorsport confirms its driver line-up for 2013". Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Finally Alex Toril with a RP´s Dallara F312 car". Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "F3 Open: Urrutia Leads RP Motorsport One-Two at Silverstone". Retrieved 2013-07-30.
- "Sandy Stuvik wins Monza Formula 3 test". Retrieved 2013-10-20.
- "Ed Jones crowned as new F3 Open champion". Retrieved 2013-11-10.