Diego Nunes

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Diego Nunes
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Born (1986-07-12) July 12, 1986 (age 28)
Curitiba (Brazil)
Previous series
200809
20082009–10
2006–07, 2009
2005–06
2002–06
GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Euro/Italian Formula 3000
Formula Three Sudamericana
Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil
This page is about the racecar driver. For the mixed martial arts fighter, see Diego Nunes (fighter).

Diego Nunes (born July 12, 1986 in Curitiba) is a Brazilian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Renault[edit]

Nunes began his car racing career by driving full-time in the Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil championship in 2003 and 2004, having competed in selected events in 2002. With a best result of ninth in the drivers' championship in 2004, Nunes moved on to concentrate on different motorsport series from 2005, but still returned to Brazilian FRenault for the occasional race in that year and the next.

Formula Three[edit]

Nunes switched to Formula Three Sudamericana for 2005, finishing fourth in the championship at his first attempt. In 2006 he took pole position for half of the races but was only able to win one, restricting him to third in the championship.

Formula 3000[edit]

In 2006, Nunes competed in two races of the Euroseries 3000. For 2007, he moved to Europe full-time to drive a full season in the series. Employed by the former Formula One team, Minardi, he finished as runner-up in the championship.

GP2 Series[edit]

Nunes driving for David Price Racing at the Valencia round of the 2008 GP2 Series season.
Nunes leading Álvaro Parente and Romain Grosjean at the Turkish round of the 2009 GP2 Series season.

Nunes was recruited by Adrián Campos to drive for his team in the inaugural GP2 Asia Series season in 2008, but switched to David Price Racing after the first round of the championship. This was because Price had fired his driver Andy Soucek, who had himself signed for the rival FMS International team for the GP2 Series proper that year. Nunes scored two points and finished nineteenth in the championship.

Nunes continued with DPR for the 2008 GP2 Series season, where he was partnered by Michael Herck and Giacomo Ricci on his way to 22nd in the championship. For the 2009 championship, he switched to frontrunners iSport International alongside rookie Giedo van der Garde.[1] He finished the championship in 20th place.

For the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season, Nunes partnered Luca Filippi at Team Meritus for the first round in Abu Dhabi, but was replaced by Alexander Rossi for the second Abu Dhabi round.[2]

Stock Car Brasil[edit]

With his single-seater career petering out, Nunes returned to Brazil for 2010 to compete in the Stock Car Brasil championship, driving for the Bassani team once more. In his first year, driving a Peugeot 307 alongside first Rodrigo Sperafico and then Willian Starostik, he scored 43 points to finish 15th in the championship, capping his season with a win in the final race at Curitiba. He remained with the team for 2011 as the Peugeot teams upgraded to the 408 model, and was partnered by Denis Navarro, but was dropped in favour of Bruno Junqueira after scoring only 13 points in nine races.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2002 Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil Bassani Racing 3 0 0 0 NC
2003 Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil Pop Car Racing 12 0 0 26 18th
2004 Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil Full Time Sports 10 1 0 76 9th
2005 Formula Three Sudamericana Bassani Racing 18 1 3 72 4th
Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil Gramacho Racing 3 0 0 44 12th
2006 Formula Three Sudamericana Bassani Racing 16 8 1 78 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil 1 1 1 32 16th
Euroseries 3000 Minardi Team 2 0 0 6 15th
2007 Euroseries 3000 Team Minardi by GP Racing 16 1 4 77 2nd
2008 GP2 Series David Price Racing 20 0 0 3 22nd
GP2 Asia Series Campos Racing 1 0 0 0 19th
David Price Racing 8 0 0 2
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Piquet GP 11 0 2 24 8th
2009 GP2 Series iSport International 20 0 0 8 20th
2009–10 GP2 Asia Series MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com 2 0 0 0 28th
2010 Copa Caixa Stock Car RC3 Bassani Racing 12 0 1 43 15th
2011 Copa Caixa Stock Car Bassani Racing 9 0 0 13 23rd

Complete GP2 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 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2008 David Price Racing ESP
FEA

15
ESP
SPR

16
TUR
FEA

13
TUR
SPR

10
MON
FEA

15
MON
SPR

9
FRA
FEA

11
FRA
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

17
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

12
HUN
SPR

15
EUR
FEA

10
EUR
SPR

4
BEL
FEA

12
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

16
22nd 3
2009 iSport International ESP
FEA

11
ESP
SPR

8
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

14
TUR
FEA

11
TUR
SPR

11
GBR
FEA

11
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

11
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

15
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

5
BEL
FEA

9
BEL
SPR

3
ITA
FEA

10
ITA
SPR

Ret
POR
FEA

12
POR
SPR

5
20th 8

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2008 Campos Grand Prix DUB1
FEA

12
DUB1
SPR

DNS
20th 2
David Price Racing IDN
FEA

Ret
IDN
SPR

10
MYS
FEA

10
MYS
SPR

13
BHR
FEA

7
BHR
SPR

Ret
DUB2
FEA

17
DUB2
SPR

12
2008–09 Piquet GP CHN
FEA

12
CHN
SPR

Ret
DUB
FEA

Ret
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

13
BHR1
SPR

22
QAT
FEA

11
QAT
SPR

12
MYS
FEA

1
MYS
SPR

4
BHR2
FEA

1
BHR2
SPR

6
8th 24
2009–10 MalaysiaQi-Meritus.com ABU1
FEA

Ret
ABU1
SPR

13
ABU2
FEA

ABU2
SPR

BHR1
FEA

BHR1
SPR

BHR2
FEA

BHR2
SPR

28th 0

Complete Stock Car Brasil 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 Pos Points
2010 RC3 Bassani Peugeot 307 INT
12
CTB
18
VEL
5
RIO
21
RBP
Ret
SAL
Ret
INT
17
CGD
Ret
LON
Ret
SCZ
14
BSB
Ret
CTB
1
15th 43
2011 Bassani Racing Peugeot 408 CTB
18
INT
18
RBP
18
VEL
9
CGD
23
RIO
10
INT
Ret
SAL
Ret
SCZ
Ret
LON
BSB
VEL
23rd 13
2012 Hot Car Competições Chevrolet Sonic INT
22
CTB
15
VEL
10
RBP
9
LON
16
RIO
Ret
SAL
DSQ
CAS
11
TAR
19
CTB
15
BSB
12
INT
Ret
20th 61
2013 RC3 Bassani Peugeot 408 INT
16
CUR
Ret
TAR
Ret
SAL
20
BRA
22
CAS
4
RBP
15
CAS
11
VEL
7
CUR
11
BRA
13
INT
Ret
17th 71
2014 C2 Team Chevrolet Sonic INT
1

SCZ
1

SCZ
2

BRA
1

BRA
2

GOI
1

GOI
2

INT
1

CAS
1

CAS
2

CUR
1

CUR
2

VEL
1

VEL
2

SAL
1

SAL
2

CUR
1

CUR
2

TAR
1

TAR
2

BRA
1

NC N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iSport sign van der Garde and Nunes". autosport.com. 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  2. ^ English, Steven (2010-01-27). "Rossi switches to Meritus for GP2 Asia". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  • Diego Nunes career summary at DriverDB.com Retrieved on May 6, 2008.

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