Augusto Farfus

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Augusto Farfus Jr.
2014 DTM HockenheimringII Augusto Farfus by 2eight 8SC3378.jpg
Nationality  Brazilian
Born (1983-09-03) September 3, 1983 (age 31)
Curitiba, Brazil
2014 DTM
Debut season 2012
Current team BMW Team RBM
Car no. 3
Starts 27
Wins 4
Poles 3
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 2nd in 2013
Finished last season 2nd (116 pts)
Previous series
2011
2005-10
2004
2002-03
2000-01
2000-01
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
WTCC
ETCC
Euro Formula 3000
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup
Italian Formula Renault
Championship titles
2003
2001
Euro Formula 3000
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2010
Teams BMW Motorsport
Best finish 19th
Class wins 0

Augusto Farfus Jr. (born 3 September 1983 in Curitiba) is a Brazilian BMW factory driver. He presently lives in Monaco.

Early years[edit]

Farfus first tasted racing in minibike races and won the local championships in 1991.

Like many drivers, his motorsport career began with karting. In 1992, at the age of 9 years, he won the Paraná state championship (cadet class), and mainly competed in São Paulo states championship from 1993 to 1998. In 1999 he succeeded in both winning the Italian Winter Cup and finishing runner-up in the North American Championship. He is married to Elirane Johnsson.

Formula racing[edit]

In 2000 Farfus moved to Italy and competed in the Formula Renault Italian championship and the Eurocup series for the next two years, winning the Eurocup in 2001.

For 2002 he joined Draco Racing in Euro Formula 3000. In 2003 he won the Euro Formula 3000 Championship aged just 20 years old.

Touring cars[edit]

Alfa Romeo[edit]

From 2004 to 2006 Farfus was a factory Alfa Romeo (N.Technology) driver in the European Touring Car Championship and later, the World Touring Car Championship.

In the 2006 season Farfus fought for the title against Andy Priaulx and Jörg Müller until the final race in Macau, but his outdated Alfa Romeo 156 wasn't up to the pace, and Farfus ended the season in 3rd place.

BMW[edit]

Before the 2007 season, he switched to the Schnitzer BMW-run squad, BMW Team Germany, alongside the German, 2006 season runner-up, Jörg Müller. He temporarily led the championship during the season, but ended this season in 4th place as Priaulx won. He has continued with the team through the 2008 season and into 2009. He scored six wins in 2009, missing out on the title to SEAT's Gabriele Tarquini at the final meeting[1] In 2010, BMW's participation in the WTCC was limited to a two-car line-up, as Farfus joined Andy Priaulx at the Racing Bart Mampaey team. Farfus scored no wins, however he won race 2 at Okayama on the road, but he and teammate Priaulx were disqualified by running a non-homologated gearbox that did not conform to the technical regulations. On December 5, 2010, BMW announced it was withdrawing from the WTCC, but would continue to supply customer teams with its 320TC car.[2]

On 25 January 2011, it was announced that Farfus would contest the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup with BMW, which would also include its former WTCC drivers Andy Priaulx, Jörg Müller and Dirk Muller.[3]

Racing record[edit]

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

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 DC Points
2005 Alfa Romeo Racing Team Alfa Romeo 156 ITA
1

3
ITA
2

9
FRA
1

8
FRA
2

5
GBR
1

4
GBR
2

4
SMR
1

5
SMR
2

5
MEX
1

9
MEX
2

10
BEL
1

DSQ
BEL
2

4
GER
1

9
GER
2

5
TUR
1

8
TUR
2

2
ESP
1

NC
ESP
2

7
MAC
1

1
MAC
2

3
4th 65
2006 N.Technology Alfa Romeo 156 ITA
1

8
ITA
2

1
FRA
1

21
FRA
2

12
GBR
1

22
GBR
2

11
GER
1

6
GER
2

2
BRA
1

3
BRA
2

Ret
MEX
1

2
MEX
2

1
CZE
1

Ret
CZE
2

15
TUR
1

9
TUR
2

20
ESP
1

1
ESP
2

5
MAC
1

5
MAC
2

Ret
3rd 64
2007 BMW Team Germany BMW 320si BRA
1

3
BRA
2

1
NED
1

5
NED
2

2
ESP
1

22
ESP
2

10
FRA
1

7
FRA
2

1
CZE
1

4
CZE
2

2
POR
1

9
POR
2

6
SWE
1

16
SWE
2

9
GER
1

7
GER
2

1
GBR
1

11
GBR
2

Ret
ITA
1

7
ITA
2

Ret
MAC
1

26
MAC
2

DNS
4th 71
2008 BMW Team Germany BMW 320si BRA
1

DSQ
BRA
2

6
MEX
1

11
MEX
2

10
ESP
1

Ret
ESP
2

20
FRA
1

1
FRA
2

6
CZE
1

4
CZE
2

3
POR
1

Ret
POR
2

10
GBR
1

Ret
GBR
2

6
GER
1

1
GER
2

6
EUR
1

7
EUR
2

8
ITA
1

Ret
ITA
2

8
JPN
1

6
JPN
2

2
MAC
1

4
MAC
2

11
6th 63
2009 BMW Team Germany BMW 320si BRA
1

5
BRA
2

6
MEX
1

2
MEX
2

4
MAR
1

12
MAR
2

6
FRA
1

2
FRA
2

2
ESP
1

4
ESP
2

1
CZE
1

Ret
CZE
2

Ret
POR
1

8
POR
2

1
GBR
1

8
GBR
2

1
GER
1

5
GER
2

1
ITA
1

NC
ITA
2

8
JPN
1

8
JPN
2

1
MAC
1

8
MAC
2

1
3rd 113
2010 BMW Team RBM BMW 320si BRA
1

6
BRA
2

6
MAR
1

10
MAR
2

Ret
ITA
1

2
ITA
2

4
BEL
1

9
BEL
2

8
POR
1

4
POR
2

5
GBR
1

6
GBR
2

8
CZE
1

4
CZE
2

5
GER
1

2
GER
2

2
ESP
1

18
ESP
2

8
JPN
1

DSQ
JPN
2

DSQ
MAC
1

6
MAC
2

5
7th 167

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2010 Germany BMW Motorsport Germany Jörg Müller
Germany Uwe Alzen
BMW M3 GT2 GT2 320 19th 6th
2011 Germany BMW Motorsport Germany Jörg Müller
Germany Dirk Werner
BMW M3 GT2 GTE
Pro
276 DNF DNF

Complete DTM results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos Points
2012 BMW Team RBM BMW M3 DTM HOC
15
LAU
3
BRH
11
SPL
10
NOR
Ret
NÜR
10
ZAN
9
OSC
5
VAL
1
HOC
3
7th 69
2013 BMW Team RBM BMW M3 DTM HOC
1
BRH
Ret
SPL
6
LAU
12
NOR
16
MSC
3
NÜR
2
OSC
1
ZAN
1
HOC
11
2nd 116
2014 BMW Team RBM BMW M4 DTM HOC
8
OSC
5
HUN
21†
NOR
14
MSC
10
SPL
2
NÜR
Ret
LAU
7
ZAN
Ret
HOC
16
13th 39

* Season in progress. † Driver retired, but was classified as they completed 75% of the winner's race distance.

Complete Stock Car Brasil 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 Rank Points
2014 Full Time Sports Chevrolet Sonic INT
1

9
SCZ
1

SCZ
2

BRA
1

BRA
2

GOI
1

GOI
2

GOI
1

CAS
1

CAS
2

CUR
1

CUR
2

VEL
1

VEL
2

SCZ
1

SCZ
2

TAR
1

TAR
2

SAL
1

SAL
2

CUR
1

NC† 0†

† Ineligible for championship points.

Complete Super GT results[edit]

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2014 BMW Sports Trophy Team Studie BMW Z4 GT3 GT300 OKA
FUJ
AUT
SUG
FUJ
SUZ
3
BUR
MOT
20th 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farfus: Wins nice but I'd rather have a title
  2. ^ Beer, Matt (5 December 2010). "BMW pulls works team out of WTCC". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  3. ^ English, Steven (24 January 2011). "Full BMW ILMC campaign for Farfus". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 25 January 2011. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Felipe Massa
Eurocup Formula Renault champion
2001
Succeeded by
Eric Salignon
Preceded by
Jaime Melo
Euro Formula 3000 champion
2003
Succeeded by
Nicky Pastorelli