César Ramos

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César Ramos
César Ramos 2012-2.JPG
Ramos in 2012.
Nationality  Brazilian
Born (1989-07-25) 25 July 1989 (age 25)
Novo Hamburgo (Brazil)
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Debut season 2011
Current team Lotus
Car no. 11
Former teams Fortec Motorsports
Starts 21
Wins 0
Poles 2
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 11th in 2011
Previous series
2010
2009
200708
200708
2007
Italian Formula Three
Formula 3 Euro Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy
FR2.0 Italy Winter Series
Championship titles
2010
2007
Italian Formula Three
FR2.0 Italy Winter Series

César Altair Zanetti Ramos (born 25 July 1989 in Novo Hamburgo) is a Brazilian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Ramos began his car racing career by driving in the Italian Formula Renault Championship with the BVM Minardi team in 2007. He finished 14th in the standings, taking nine points–scoring positions in fourteen races, including a podium in the final race of the season at Monza.[1] He also contested six races of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season for the same team. Ramos continued his progress in the Italian series, by committing to a Winter Series campaign. He claimed four wins, pole positions and fastest laps en–route to a comfortable championship title.

The following season, Ramos competed in both the Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 Italy championships for BVM Minardi. He finished seventh in the Eurocup standings, taking seven points–scoring positions in fourteen races, including a podium in the second race of the season at Spa–Francorchamps.[2] In the Italian series, he took sixth place in the championship, scoring four podium places.[3]

Formula Three[edit]

Ramos moved to Manor Motorsport and the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2009,[4] but left the series after the Barcelona round, eventually winding up 25th in the championship standings.

2010 saw Ramos move to the Italian Formula Three Championship with the BVM–Target Racing team.[5] After securing three race wins and eight podium places, he won the title at the final round of the season in Monza, finishing eight points ahead of Stéphane Richelmi.[6]

Ramos, along with Richelmi and Andrea Caldarelli, tested a Ferrari F2008 Formula One car as a prize for finishing in the top three in the championship, with the test taking place at Vallelunga on Thursday 2 December.[7] After completing 30 laps, Ramos finished second fastest behind Caldarelli with a best lap time of 1:17.10.[8]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

César Ramos at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round

After taking part in post–season Formula Renault 3.5 Series testing, Ramos will graduate to the championship in 2011, joining Alexander Rossi at Fortec Motorsport.[9]

In June 2012 the New Zealand Lotus Team driver Richie Stanaway crashed heavily during a race at Spa Francorchamps and Ramos has taken his race seat until Stanaway's recovery is complete.

GT Racing[edit]

Ramos competed in the 2013 Blancpain Endurance Series season for Kessel Racing, driving alongside Daniel Zampieri and Davide Rigon for the full five-race series. The trio won the opening round at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on April 14, and ended up finishing fourth in the championship. Ramos is currently signed with Belgian Audi Club WRT in the Blancpain Endurance Series, co-driving with Marc Basseng and Laurens Vanthoor.[10]

Notably, Ramos, driving alongside Daniel Zampieri and Michael Broniszewski, finished third in the 2013 Gulf 12 Hours.

Other Series[edit]

In December 2010, Ramos took part in the second pre–season FIA Formula Two Championship test in Barcelona,[11] finishing fourth fastest on day one before improving to third overall on the second day, setting a fastest session time in the process.[12]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Renault 2.0 Italy BVM Minardi Team 14 0 0 0 1 106 14th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 6 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy – Winter Series 4 4 4 4 4 144 1st
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Italy BVM Minardi Team 14 0 1 2 4 216 6th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 14 0 0 0 1 38 7th
2009 Formula 3 Euro Series Manor Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 0 25th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 28th
2010 Italian Formula Three Championship BVM – Target Racing 16 3 2 7 8 161 1st
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Fortec Motorsports 17 0 2 0 0 47 11th
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Lotus 4 0 0 0 0 0* 26th*

* Season in progress. † – As Ramos was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

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 Points
2009 Manor Motorsport Dallara F308/046 Mercedes HOC1
1

24
HOC1
2

Ret
LAU
1

17
LAU
2

Ret
NOR
1

16
NOR
2

10
ZAN
1

17
ZAN
2

13
OSC
1

24
OSC
2

15
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

13
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

Ret
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

16
DIJ
1

DIJ
2

HOC2
1

HOC2
2

25th 0

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2011 Fortec Motorsports ALC
1

23
ALC
2

4
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

Ret
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

4
MON
1

20
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

8
HUN
1

10
HUN
2

24
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

DSQ
LEC
1

8
LEC
2

9
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
11th 47
2012 Lotus ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

Ret
MOS
1

Ret
MOS
2

Ret
SIL
1
SIL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
30th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 2007". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  4. ^ "Manor signs Brazilian teenager.". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2008-12-13. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Ramos torna in Italia con BVM Target". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Campionato Italiano Formula 3 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  7. ^ "Jules Bianchi test driver for 2011". ferrari.com (Ferrari). 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  8. ^ Caruccio, Antonio (2 December 2010). "Ferrari test at Vallelunga Caldarelli is the fastest". italiaracing.net (Inpagina). Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  9. ^ Hornsby, Tom (11 February 2011). "Ramos joins Fortec for FR3.5". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.motorsport.com/bes/news/belgian-audi-club-team-wrt-steps-up-its-racing-programme-for-2014/
  11. ^ "Capacity grids confirmed for F2 test at Barcelona". FIA Formula Two Championship (MotorSport Vision). 8 December 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  12. ^ "César Ramos triumphs in final session". FIA Formula Two Championship (MotorSport Vision). 10 December 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jaime Alguersuari
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Winter Series

Champion

2007
Succeeded by
Daniel Mancinelli
Preceded by
Daniel Zampieri
Italian Formula Three
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
Sergio Campana