Alexandre Prémat

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Alexandre Prémat
Alex Premat 2013 V8 Supercar Test Day.jpg
In 2013, as a V8 Supercar driver.
Nationality France French
Born (1982-04-05) 5 April 1982 (age 32)
Juvisy-sur-Orge (France)
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team Garry Rogers Motorsport
Car no. 33
Starts 26
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 19 in 2013
Previous series
2008
2005–06
200506
200304
2002
2001–02
2000
Le Mans Series
A1 Grand Prix
GP2 Series
Formula Three Euroseries
FR2000 Eurocup
French Formula Renault 2000
Formula Campus France
Championship titles
2005–06
2002
A1 Grand Prix
French Formula Renault 2000
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2007–2009, 2011
Teams Audi Sport Team Joest
Best finish 4th (2008)
Class wins 0

Alexandre Prémat (born 5 April 1982 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Essonne) is a French race car driver.

Career[edit]

Prémat in the cockpit of an Audi R10 TDI en route to winning the 2008 Le Mans Series Drivers Championship.

Karting & French Formula Renault Campus[edit]

Prémat started his motorsport career in karting at the age of 10. In 1998 the French driver became champion in «Ile-de-France». In 2000 he finished as runner-up in 125cc ICC European Championship.

He continued karting until 2000 when he moved up to French Formula Campus, a common starting point for Formula drivers from France.

Formula Renault[edit]

He quickly moved up to French Formula Renault in 2001, and after familiarising himself with the series, won the title in 2002. In 2002 he also raced in part of the Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup.

Formula Three[edit]

With the merger of several national Formula Three championships in 2003, Prémat moved to the resultant Formula Three Euroseries, driving for the ASM team with Olivier Pla, another driver who raced in the inaugural GP2 season. He stayed there for the 2004 season, also winning the prestigious Macau Grand Prix and Marlboro Masters non-championship races.

GP2 Series[edit]

Prémat driving for Audi (Phoenix) at the Hockenheimring during the 2008 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season.

This earned him a drive in the 2005 GP2 Series, for ART Grand Prix, the team ran by Nicolas Todt. He was behind team-mate Nico Rosberg, but was the highest-place second driver in the championship. Alex remained, alongside the young British driver Lewis Hamilton for 2006, though he was overshadowed, as he finished third whilst Hamilton took the honours.

A1 Grand Prix[edit]

Prémat also drove the A1 Team France car in A1 Grand Prix in the 2005–06 season, he and team-mate Nicolas Lapierre winning the title for their nation. Alex did not return to the series for the following season, and the French team's form dropped noticeably.

Formula One[edit]

Prémat drove the third Spyker MF1 Racing car at the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix.[1] He also had an off-season test with Champ Car team Mi-Jack Conquest Racing. Prémat had the quickest time in several sessions and stated that he was targeting a ride in Champ Cars for 2007.[2] Another possibility was to drive in Formula One with Spyker, as one of their test drivers, but it did not work out.[3]

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and Le Mans Series[edit]

Eventually he drove for Audi in the 2007 DTM series and participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, also with Audi. In 2008 Prémat again raced in DTM, and also the Le Mans Series with Audi. In 2009 French driver remained in this series and also participated in 24 Hours of Le Mans. He was fired by Audi before the final race of the 2010 season for running in the New York Marathon instead of recovering from a heavy crash at the previous round.[4] In 2011 he won his class of the Nürburgring 24 Hour race in a Peugeot RCZ.

V8 Supercars[edit]

Prémat driving #33 Holden VE Commodore for Garry Rogers Motorsport at the 2012 Coates Hire Ipswich 300

In 2012, Prémat joined the Australian V8 Supercar series, driving for Garry Rogers Motorsport.[5][6] after a disappointing first half of the season, where he struggled to adapt to the championship, he was rested for the Gold Coast 600, with Greg Ritter taking his place. He returned racing at the following round in Abu Dhabi,[7] and went on to finish the season with a best result of thirteenth place at Symmons Plains Raceway.

Prémat remained with the team in 2013, starting the season with fourth place in the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide and showing frontrunning pace in the races at the start of the season but without results due to problems in races and poor qualifying.

On 6 January 2014 Prémat announced he was leaving the team,[8] however he would return for the endurance events,[9] placing 5th in the Pirtek Enduro Cup with full-time driver Scott McLaughlin.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2000 Formula Renault Campus France Formula Campus 16 2 2 8 9 396 2nd
2001 Championnat de France Formule Renault 2000 ASM 8 0 2 4 3 58 9th
2002 Championnat de France FFSA de Formule Renault ASM 8 3 2 1 4 120 1st
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 4 0 0 0 1 36 10th
2003 Formula Three Euroseries ASM 20 1 2 2 3 50 7th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
2004 Formula Three Euroseries ASM Formule 3 20 4 5 3 9 88 2nd
Bahrain F3 Superprix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
Macau Grand Prix 1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1st
Masters of Formula 3 1 1 1 0 1 N/A 1st
2005 GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 23 2 1 3 7 67 4th
2005–06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team France 11 7 2 5 8 172 1st
2006 GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 21 1 0 2 8 66 3rd
Formula One Spyker F1 Test driver
2007 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Phoenix 9 0 0 2 1 13 11th
24 Hours of Le Mans Audi Sport Team Joest 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2008 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Phoenix 11 0 0 0 2 10 10th
Le Mans Series Audi Sport Team Joest 5 0 0 2 4 35 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2009 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Phoenix 10 0 0 1 1 6 13th
24 Hours of Le Mans Audi Sport Team Joest 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 17th
2010 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Phoenix 10 0 1 0 1 12 11th
2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup OAK Racing 3 0 0 0 1 N/A 6th
24 Hours of Le Mans Team Oreca-Matmut 1 0 0 1 0 N/A DNF
24 Hours of Nurburgring Peugeot 1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1st
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship Garry Rogers Motorsport 27 0 0 0 0 942 27th
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship Garry Rogers Motorsport 35 0 0 0 0 1376 19th
2014 V8 Supercars Pirtek Endurance Cup Garry Rogers Motorsport 4 0 0 0 1 522 5th

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2002 ASM MAG
3
SIL
Ret
JAR
4
AND OSC SPA
Ret
IMO DON EST 10th 36

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2003 ASM Dallara F303/015 HWA-Mercedes HOC1
1

DSQ
HOC1
2

24
ADR
1

7
ADR
2

5
PAU
1

22
PAU
2

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

1
LMS
1

5
LMS
2

23
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

11
A1R
1

2
A1R
2

2
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

5
HOC2
1

9
HOC2
2

Ret
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

5
7th 50
2004 ASM Dallara F303/015 HWA-Mercedes HOC1
1

2
HOC1
2

3
EST
1

1
EST
2

8
ADR
1

8
ADR
1

Ret
PAU
1

DSQ
PAU
2

DSQ
NOR
1

18
NOR
1

Ret
MAG
1

1
MAG
2

Ret
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

5
ZAN
1

5
ZAN
2

3
BRN
1

2
BRN
2

2
HOC2
1

18
HOC2
2

4
2nd 88

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2005–06 France GBR
SPR

2
GBR
FEA

DNS
GER
SPR
GER
FEA
POR
SPR

1
POR
FEA

1
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
MYS
SPR

1
MYS
FEA

1
UAE
SPR
UAE
FEA
RSA
SPR

1
RSA
FEA

8
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
MEX
SPR

1
MEX
FEA

1
USA
SPR
USA
FEA
CHN
SPR

7
CHN
FEA
1st 172

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 DC Points
2005 ART Grand Prix SMR
FEA

7
SMR
SPR

2
ESP
FEA

10
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

Ret
EUR
FEA

4
EUR
SPR

Ret
FRA
FEA

9
FRA
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

3
GBR
SPR

5
GER
FEA

2
GER
SPR

9
HUN
FEA

4
HUN
SPR

1
TUR
FEA

1
TUR
SPR

14
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

18
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

12
BHR
FEA

2
BHR
SPR

3
4th 67
2006 ART Grand Prix VAL
FEA

9
VAL
SPR

Ret
SMR
FEA

4
SMR
SPR

Ret
EUR
FEA

2
EUR
SPR

17
ESP
FEA

1
ESP
SPR

3
MON
FEA

3
GBR
FEA

6
GBR
SPR

Ret
FRA
FEA

2
FRA
SPR

3
GER
FEA

19
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

6
HUN
SPR

3
TUR
FEA

3
TUR
SPR

7
ITA
FEA

5
ITA
SPR

Ret
3rd 66

Complete Formula One participations[edit]

(key)

Yr Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 WDC Points
2006 Spyker MF1 Team Midland M16 Toyota V8 BHR MAL AUS SMR EUR ESP MON GBR CAN USA FRA GER HUN TUR ITA CHN
TD
JPN BRA

Complete DTM results[edit]

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2007 Audi HOC
Ret
OSC LAU
Ret
BRH
7
NOR
8
MUG
7
ZAN
2
NÜR
9
CAT
10
HOC
16
11th 13
2008 Audi HOC
11
OSC
9
MUG
8
LAU
DSQ
NOR
14
ZAN
Ret
NÜR
14
BRH
10
CAT
6
BUG
3
HOC
13
10th 10
2009 Audi HOC
Ret
LAU
Ret
NOR
Ret
ZAN
DSQ
OSC
Ret
NÜR
Ret
BRH
11
CAT
8
DIJ
11
HOC
4
13th 6
2010 Audi HOC
10
VAL
3
LAU
Ret
NOR
7
NÜR
Ret
ZAN
11
BRH
8
OSC
6
HOC
Ret
ADR
Ret
SHA 11th 12

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Germany Lucas Luhr
Audi R10 TDI LMP1 23 DNF DNF
2008 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Germany Lucas Luhr
Audi R10 TDI LMP1 374 4th 4th
2009 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
Audi R15 TDI LMP1 333 17th 13th
2011 France Team Oreca-Matmut France David Hallyday
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 200 DNF DNF

Complete V8 Supercar results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Final Pos Points
2012 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1

17
ADE
R2

18
SYM
R3

17
SYM
R4

13
HAM
R5

Ret
HAM
R6

24
BAR
R7

17
BAR
R8

28
BAR
R9

24
PHI
R10

Ret
PHI
R11

22
HID
R12

22
HID
R13

20
TOW
R14

Ret
TOW
R15

16
QLD
R16

19
QLD
R17

23
SMP
R18

28
SMP
R19

27
SAN
Q

23
SAN
R20

19
BAT
R21

16
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
YAS
R24

20
YAS
R25

25
YAS
R26

14
WIN
R27

18
WIN
R28

21
SYD
R29

Ret
SYD
R30

DNS
27th 942
2013 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1

4
ADE
R2

Ret
SYM
R3

21
SYM
R4

21
SYM
R5

14
PUK
R6

Ret
PUK
R7

8
PUK
R8

21
PUK
R9

12
BAR
R10

6
BAR
R11

19
BAR
R12

11
COTA
R13

17
COTA
R14

12
COTA
R15

28
COTA
R16

11
HID
R17

21
HID
R18

15
HID
R19

Ret
TOW
R20

13
TOW
R21

19
QLD
R22

20
QLD
R23

14
QLD
R24

26
WIN
R25

17
WIN
R26

Ret
WIN
R27

11
SAN
R28

10
BAT
R29

23
SUR
R30

14
SUR
R31

14
PHI
R32

Ret
PHI
R33

DNS
PHI
R34

DNS
SYD
R35

13
SYD
R36

16
19th 1376
2014 Volvo Polestar Racing Volvo S60 ADE
R1

ADE
R2

ADE
R3

SYM
R4

SYM
R5

SYM
R6

WIN
R7

WIN
R8

WIN
R9

PUK
R10

PUK
R11

PUK
R12

PUK
R13

BAR
R14

BAR
R15

BAR
R16

HID
R17

HID
R18

HID
R19

TOW
R20

TOW
R21

TOW
R22

QLD
R23

QLD
R24

QLD
R25

SMP
R26

SMP
R27

SMP
R28

SAN
R29

8
BAT
R30

17
SUR
R31

7
SUR
R32

2
PHI
R33

PHI
R34

PHI
R35

SYD
R36

SYD
R37

SYD
R38

30th 522

* Season in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premat gets Spyker in China". Grandprix.com. 2006-09-19. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  2. ^ RACER Staff (2006-11-29). "CHAMP CAR: Premat Eyes Full-Time Ride in '07". Houston, Texas: SPEEDtv.com. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Spyker announces four test drivers". GPUpdate.net. 2007-02-01. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Premat chasing BMW drive". autosport.com. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  5. ^ Phelps, James (2 February 2012). "Garry Rogers signs Frenchman Alexandre Premat for 2012 season". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "V8 Supercar team GRM signs French DTM star Alexandre Premat for 2012". EFTM. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "Greg Ritter replaces Alex Premat for Gold Coast". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 2012-11-04. 
  8. ^ "V8 Supercar driver Alex Premat announces he is leaving Garry Rogers Motorsport". Fox Sports. Fox Sports Australia. 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  9. ^ Bartholomaeus, Stefan (7 February 2014). "Premat to rejoin GRM for enduro cup". SpeedCafe. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Eric Salignon
Championnat de France
Formule Renault 2000
Champion

2002
Succeeded by
Loïc Duval
Preceded by
Christian Klien
Formula Three Masters
Winner

2004
Succeeded by
Lewis Hamilton
Preceded by
Nicolas Lapierre
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

2004
Succeeded by
Lucas di Grassi
Preceded by
None
A1 Grand Prix Champion
2005–06
With Nicolas Lapierre
(Team France)
Succeeded by
Nico Hülkenberg
Christian Vietoris
(Team Germany)
Preceded by
Stéphane Sarrazin
Pedro Lamy
Le Mans Series Champion
2008
With Mike Rockenfeller
Succeeded by
Tomáš Enge
Jan Charouz
Stefan Mücke