Danilo Dirani

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Danilo Dirani
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Born (1983-01-10) January 10, 1983 (age 31)
São Paulo
2014 Fórmula Truck
Debut season 2009
Current team DF Motorsport
Car no. 70
Former teams ABF Volvo
Starts 19
Wins 1
Poles 3
Fastest laps 3
Best finish 8th in 2011
Previous series
2006
2004-05
2002-03
Champ Car Atlantic
British Formula Three
Formula Three Sudamericana
Championship titles
2003 Formula Three Sudamericana

Danilo Dirani is a racing driver from Brazil. He was born on January 10, 1983 in São Paulo. In his karting career (between the years of 1992 and 2002), Danilo won 29 different championships in South America.

In 2002, Danilo moved to Formula 3 and Formula Three Sudamericana, and finished runner-up to Nelson Piquet Jr. Dirani won just 2 races, compared to Piquet's thirteen. But in 2003, Danilo won 14 out of the 18 races to win the championship.

In 2004, Dirani crossed the Atlantic Ocean and came to British soil for the British version of Formula 3, and finished 5th in the championship, with 2 wins, both at Croft and 146 points. He finished behind Piquet Jr, Adam Carroll, James Rossiter and Clivio Piccione.

Danilo moved to the P1 Motorsport team for the 2005 British F3 International Series, and again had 2 wins in the opening two races at Donington Park, and he also got his first pole position in British F3 at the same race meeting. He scored 14 more points than 2004, but finished one place lower in the standings in 6th, behind Álvaro Parente, Charlie Kimball, Mike Conway, Marko Asmer and Dan Clarke.

Dirani was added to the Honda Racing F1 development roster for the 2005 season, together with other drivers from the British F3, as a form of marketing for the championship.

In 2006, Danilo crossed the Atlantic Ocean back to America. He competed in the Champ Car Atlantic Series, and finished in 7th position in the championship.

Dirani is currently racing for DF Motorsports in Brazilian Fórmula Truck. He is also competing in karting races in Brazil and USA since 2007.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Podiums F/Laps Points Final Placing
2002 Formula Three Sudamericana Cesário Formula 18 1 2 9 1 189 2nd
2003 Formula Three Sudamericana Cesário Formula 18 13 14 16 17 317 1st
2004 British Formula Three Carlin Motorsport 24 3 2 5 3 146 5th
2005 British Formula Three P1 Motorsport 23 1 2 5 0 150 6th
2006 Champ Car Atlantic Condor Motorsports 12 0 0 0 0 178 7th
2007 Stock Car Brasil WB Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2009 Fórmula Truck ABF Volvo 10 0 0 1 0 46 12th
2010 Fórmula Truck DF Motorsport 10 2 0 1 1 44 14th
2011 Fórmula Truck DF Motorsport 7 1 1 1 2 56 8th
2012 Fórmula Truck DF Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 12 21st

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nelson Angelo Piquet
Formula Three Sudamericana Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Alexandre Negrão