David Ostella

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David Ostella
Nationality Canada Canadian
Born (1991-10-08) October 8, 1991 (age 23)
2014 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin
Debut season 2011
Current team SpeedMerchants Motorsports
Car no. 13
Wins 2
Poles 2
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 1st in 2013
Previous series
2011-2012
20092012
2008
Indy Lights
Star Mazda Championship
Formula BMW Americas
Championship titles
2006
2013
Ron Fellows Karting Championship
Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Canada

David Ostella (born October 8, 1991) is a Canadian racing driver from Maple, Ontario.

After racing in various American and Canadian karting series, Ostella made his professional racing debut in Formula BMW Americas in 2008 for Eurointernational, finishing 9th in points. In 2009 he moved to the Star Mazda Series with AIM Autosport and finished 13th in points with one podium finish. In 2010 he returned to the series with AIM and improved to 12th in points.[1] For 2011, he signed with Jensen MotorSport to race in the Firestone Indy Lights series. Ostella finished the championship 9th overall, accruing 287 points after contesting 13 of the 14 rounds.[2] Ostella finished a career best 4th for Jensen in the season opener on the streets of St. Petersberg. He signed with Team Moore Racing to return to Indy Lights in 2012.[3] Ostella improved to eighth in points and captured his first series podium, a runner-up finish in the season finale at Auto Club Speedway where he also recorded the fastest lap of the race.

In 2013, David Ostella was hired by PR1/Mathasian Motorsports to drive in the 2013 12 Hours of Sebring in an LMPC car. Ostella helped the team win the race in the PC class and finish 9th overall.[4]

David finished the 2013 season in the Ultra 94 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Canada with SpeedMerchants Motorsports. Taking home two wins and nine podium finishes Ostella was able to clinch the top spot in the points standings in the Platinum Cup championship. As the points champion Ostella was given his own Porsche 911 to race around the streets of his native Toronto for one year.

Star Mazda Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
2009 SEB
?
VIR
?
MMP
?
NJ1
?
NJ2
?
WIS
?
IOW
?
ILL
?
ILL
?
QUE
?
ONT
?
ATL
?
LAG
?
13th 294
2010 AIM Autosport SEB
13
STP
7
LAG
18
ORP
8
IOW
14
NJ1
22
NJ2
7
ACC
4
ACC
23
TRO
5
ROA
7
MOS
10
ATL
12th 306

Indy Lights Results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2011 Jensen MotorSport STP
4
ALA
13
LBH
9
INDY
8
MIL
7
IOW
9
TOR
13
EDM1
14
EDM2
8
TRO
7
NHM
6
BAL
15
KTY
12
LVS
9th 287
2012 Team Moore Racing STP
15
ALA
9
LBH
8
INDY
18
DET
13
MIL
4
IOW
5
TOR
7
EDM
10
TRO
6
BAL
4
FON
2
8th 298

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Ostella – career detail, Driver Database, Retrieved 2010-12-06
  2. ^ Ostella to Firestone Indy Lights with Jensen team, AutoWeek, November 15, 2010, Retrieved 2010-12-06
  3. ^ Ostella Joins Team Moore in Firestone Indy Lights Series, David Ostella PR, January 2, 2012, Retrieved 2012-01-02
  4. ^ PC victory for Canadian David Ostella in Sebring 12 Hour race, motorsport.com, March 17, 2013, Retrieved 2013-03-17

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