Alexey Vasilyev (racing driver)

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Alexey Vasilyev
Nationality  Russian
Born (1972-01-13) 13 January 1972 (age 42)
Moscow (Soviet Union)
2014 FIA GT1 World Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team Valmon Racing Team Russia
Car no. 7
Starts 4
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2007–11
200406, 2008
2005–06
200005
1996–97, 2000
Ferrari Challenge Europe
Le Mans Series
A1 Grand Prix
FIA GT Championship
Tourism-1600
Championship titles
1996–97, 2000 Tourism-1600
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 20042008
Teams Freisinger Motorsport, Cirtek Motorsport, Convers MenX Team, Snoras Spyker Squadron
Best finish 5th (2005)
Class wins 0

Alexey Igorevich Vasilyev (Russian: Алексе́й И́горевич Васи́льев, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksej ˈigərʲɪvʲɪtɕ vɐˈsʲɪlʲɪv], born 13 January 1972) is a Russian auto racing driver.[1]

Career[edit]

Vasilyev began karting in 1984 and raced primarily in his native Soviet Union for the majority of his early career, finishing as runner-up in the USSR championship in 1989. From 1990 to 2000 he raced in Russian touring car championships, winning three championship titles in the Tourism-1600 category.

In 2000 he debuted internationally, competing in the N-GT class of the FIA GT Championship for Freisinger Motorsport alongside another Russian driver Nikolai Fomenko. After the 2001 season, he and Fomenko switched to RWS Motorsport for next two successive years. In 2002, Vasilyev scored his first point at Donington.[2]

By 2004 he returned to Freisinger Motorsport, scoring his first podium at Magny-Cours and placed sixth in the final championship standings; his best result in the N-GT class.[3] Vasilyev also debuted with Freisinger in the new-for-2004 Le Mans Endurance Series, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[4]

Vasilyev graduated to the new GT1 class in 2005 with Russian Age Racing, and again competed in the Le Mans Endurance Series, where he finished third in the GT class with the Convers Team.[5] He finished in fifth place in the GT1 class at Le Mans; his best result at the race.[6] Vasilyev also contested the British round of the inaugural A1 Grand Prix season.[7]

In 2006 Vasilyev made his debut in the Dakar Rally, in the car class.[8] He finished second in the Le Mans Series GT1 standings,.[9] before switching to the GT2 class in 2008, returning to the Le Mans Series with Snoras Spyker Squadron. He had competed in the Ferrari Challenge in 2007, and remained in the series until the end of 2011. In 2010 he participated under a Lithuanian racing licence, after his Russian licence was disqualified due to unsporting behaviour.[10] Vasilyev signed with Valmon Racing Team Russia for the 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship season.[11]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1996 Tourism-1600 Canopus  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1st
1997 Tourism-1600 Miller-Pilot  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1st
2000 Tourism-1600 TNK Racing 8 1  ?  ?  ? 120 1st
FIA GT Championship (N-GT) Freisinger Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2001 FIA GT Championship (N-GT) Freisinger Racing 9 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2002 FIA GT Championship (N-GT) RWS Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 1 47th
2003 FIA GT Championship (N-GT) RWS Yukos Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 17 16th
2004 FIA GT Championship (N-GT) Freisinger Yukos Motorsport 11 0 0 0 3 48 6th
24 Hours of Le Mans (GT) Freisinger Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Le Mans Endurance Series (GT) 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2005 FIA GT Championship (GT1) Russian Age Racing 9 0 0 0 0 5 34th
Le Mans Endurance Series (GT1) Convers Team 5 0 0 0 3 31 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans (GT1) Cirtek Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2005–06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Russia 2 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2006 Le Mans Series (GT1) Convers MenX Team 5 0 0 0 3 28 2nd
24 Hours of Le Mans (GT1) 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2007 Ferrari Challenge Europe – Trofeo Pirelli HP-Exclusiv 14 0  ?  ?  ? 142 8th
24 Hours of Le Mans (GT1) Convers MenX Team 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2008 Le Mans Series (LMGT2) Snoras Spyker Squadron 4 0 0 0 0 13 8th
24 Hours of Le Mans (GT2) 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Ferrari Challenge Europe – Trofeo Pirelli Ferrari Moscow  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 117 9th
2009 Ferrari Challenge Europe – Trofeo Pirelli Ferrari Moscow 14 0  ?  ? 0 113 6th
2010 Ferrari Challenge Europe – Trofeo Pirelli Ferrari Moscow 14 0 0 0 4 124 4th
2011 Ferrari Challenge Europe – Trofeo Pirelli Ferrari Moscow 9 1 3 0 8 108 4th

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2004 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Russia Nikolai Fomenko
United Kingdom Robert Nearn
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT 65 DNF DNF
2005 United Kingdom Cirtek Motorsport
Russia Russian Age Racing
Russia Convers Team
Russia Nikolai Fomenko
France Christophe Bouchut
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GT1 315 17th 5th
2006 Russia Convers MenX Team Czech Republic Robert Pergl
Netherlands Peter Kox
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GT1 196 DNF DNF
2007 Russia Convers MenX Team Czech Republic Robert Pergl
Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GT1 322 14th 8th
2008 Netherlands Snoras Spyker Squadron Germany Ralf Kelleners
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R GT2 43 DNF DNF

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 A1 Team Russia GBR
SPR

23
GBR
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR
GER
FEA
POR
SPR
POR
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
UAE
SPR
UAE
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
USA
SPR
USA
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
25th 0

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2012 Valmon Racing Team Russia Aston Martin NOG
QR

16
NOG
CR

12
ZOL
QR

9
ZOL
CR

12
NAV
QR
NAV
QR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
MOS
QR
MOS
CR
NUR
QR
NUR
CR
DON
QR
DON
CR
29th 0

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hersteller aus Russland – Marussia in die F1?". Inside Racing (in German). 18 December 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Results: 2002 Round 9 – Donington". FIA GT Championship. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Results: 2004 Round 3 – Magny-Cours". FIA GT Championship. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "2004 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors". ExperienceLeMans.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Le Mans Series – LMGT1 2005". Driver Database. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "2005 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors". ExperienceLeMans.com. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Стартовала новая гоночная серия A1 Grand Prix. В числе ее участников есть и команда России." [New racing series A1 Grand Prix started. Team Russia is also participant] (in Russian). rargt.com. 25 September 2005. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Алексей Васильев стартует в "Дакаре-2006"" [Alexey Vasilyev starts in 2006 Dakar] (in Russian). autonews.ru. 14 November 2005. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Le Mans Series – LMGT1 2006". Driver Database. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Scherbakov, Sergey (2 March 2010). "Васильев: в российском автоспорте полная коррупция" (in Russian). infox.ru. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "Алексей Васильев возвращается в ФИА ГТ!" [Alexey Vasilyev returns in FIA GT] (in Russian). Race-tech.ru. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 

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