David Fumanelli

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David Fumanelli
David fumanelli brandshatch2014.JPG
Fumanelli at the Brands Hatch round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series season.
Nationality  Italian
Born (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 22)
Milan (Italy)
2014 GP3 Series
Debut season 2012
Current team Trident
Car no. 24
Former teams MW Arden
Starts 14
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 11th in 2012
Previous series
20082011
20092011
2008
European F3 Open Championship
Italian Formula Three
Italian Formula Renault 2.0

David Fumanelli (born April 21, 1992 in Milan) is an Italian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Fumanelli made his single-seater debut in 2008 in his native Italian Formula Renault 2.0 series, driving for RP Motorsport. He finished the season in 25th place after scoring points in three of his twelve races.[1]

Formula Three[edit]

In September 2008, Fumanelli made his Formula Three debut at the Magny-Cours round of the Spanish Formula Three season. At the following event in Valencia he was involved in a violent accident with Spanish driver Carmen Jordá, which resulted in a short stay in hospital after he sustained damaged vertebra.[2]

Fumanelli remained in the series for 2009, the first of three full seasons in the category with RP Motorsport. He finished his first full-season in eighth place after recording two late-season victories at Jerez and Barcelona. In 2010, he took three race wins to finish the year third overall, tied on points with the Team West-Tec entry of Callum MacLeod. With both drivers having won three races, the position was decided by the most second-place finishes, with MacLeod taking the position by virtue of his four second-place finishes to Fumanelli's one.[3]

2011 saw Fumanelli finish as championship runner-up, behind Corbetta Competizioni's Alex Fontana.[4] After a slow start to the season, which saw just one podium finish in the first eight races, he took four race victories in the final eight races to finish eight points behind the Swiss driver, which became five points once dropped-scores were taken into account.

Between 2009 and 2011, Fumanelli also contested eight races of the Italian Formula Three Championship, taking a best race result of ninth in the 2010 season finale at Monza.[5]

GP3 Series[edit]

Following a successful test at Jerez in December 2011, Fumanelli will graduate to the GP3 Series in 2012, racing for the MW Arden team.[6]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2008 Italian Formula Renault 2.0 RP Motorsport 12 0 0 0 0 14 25th
Spanish Formula Three Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2009 European F3 Open RP Motorsport 16 2 0 0 2 43 8th
Italian Formula Three Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
2010 European F3 Open RP Motorsport 16 3 3 2 5 112 3rd
Italian Formula Three Championship 2 0 0 0 0 2 20th
2011 European F3 Open RP Motorsport 16 4 4 4 7 115 2nd
Italian Formula Three Championship 2 0 0 0 0 1 18th
2012 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 0 0 0 1 47 11th

Complete GP3 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 D.C. Points
2012 MW Arden ESP
FEA

9
ESP
SPR

17
MON
FEA

4
MON
SPR

5
VAL
FEA

3
VAL
SPR

16
GBR
FEA

DNS
GBR
SPR

DNS
GER
FEA

12
GER
SPR

10
HUN
FEA

8
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

20
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

6
ITA
SPR

13
11th 47
2013 Trident Racing ESP
FEA

7
ESP
SPR

17
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

20
GER
FEA

17
GER
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

16
HUN
SPR

18
BEL
FEA

15
BEL
SPR

14
ITA
FEA

15
ITA
SPR

18
ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

19th 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "David Fumanelli ancora all'ospedale di Valencia" [David Fumanelli still in hospital in Valencia]. ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 30 September 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "European F3 Open 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "European F3 Open 2011". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Campionato Italiano Formula 3 – Classifica Gara 1" (PDF). acisportitalia.it (Automobile Club d'Italia). 23 October 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "David Fumanelli joins MW Arden for 2012 GP3 season". GP3 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 13 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 

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