Dino Zamparelli

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Dino Zamparelli
Nationality  British
Born (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 21)
Bristol (England)
2014 GP3 Series
Debut season 2013
Current team ART Grand Prix
Car no. 3
Former teams Marussia Manor Racing
Starts 19
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 18th in 2013
Previous series
2012
200911
2007–08
FIA Formula Two Championship
Formula Renault BARC
Ginetta Junior Championship
Championship titles
2011
2008
Formula Renault BARC
Ginetta Junior Championship

Dino Zamparelli (born 5 October 1992) is a British racing driver, born to English parents and with Italian ancestry.[1] He currently drives for ART Grand Prix in the GP3 Series. His father Mike was a F1 Powerboat World Championship racer.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Zamparelli began karting at the age of seven, and spent seven years in the various classes around the United Kingdom and Europe.

In 2007 he debuted in Ginetta Junior Championship with Muzz Racing, finishing in thirteenth position. He stayed in series for the next year, and amassed ten wins and another five podiums on his way to the championship title.[2]

Formula Renault and Formula Three[edit]

Zamparelli's next step was Formula Renault BARC in 2009, where he finished in third place, scoring three wins. In 2010, due to a lack of funding, he competed only in two races of the BARC championship and two races of the Italian Formula Three Championship with Corbetta Competizioni.[3] Zamparelli returned full-time to Formula Renault BARC in 2011, winning four races and the championship title.[4] He was also a finalist in the 2011 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

FIA Formula Two Championship[edit]

In 2012, Zamparelli graduated to the FIA Formula Two Championship.[5] Zamparelli was involved in an extraordinary incident during the race meet at Spa. In heavy rain and under safety car conditions, Zamparelli was driving along the Kemmel Straight when a car in front spun. Unable to see the spinning car, he was forced to take evasive action at the very last second. The video of the incident quickly went viral and was viewed over 600,000 times within the first two weeks after being uploaded to YouTube.[6]

GP3 Series[edit]

Following the decision to discontinue the running of the Formula Two Championship following the 2012 season,[7] Zamparelli signed for the Marussia Manor Racing F1 Team Young Driver Programme and entered into the 2013 GP3 Series season.[8] He finished the season in 18th place after an indifferent debut year. Zamparelli finished in the points in half of the season's 16 races but was excluded from race 2 in Italy after causing a accident in race 1 of the same event.[9]

Prior to the 2014 season Zamparelli joined ART Grand Prix.[10] ART will be attempting to continue their record of winning every GP3 series Team Championship since its inception in 2010.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Ginetta Junior Championship Muzz Racing 9 0 0 0 0 115 13th
Ginetta Junior Winter Series 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2008 Ginetta Junior Championship 24 10 8 9 15 611 1st
Portugal Winter Series Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 2 25th
2009 Formula Renault BARC Reon Motorsport 13 3 3 1 9 286 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Cup Fortec Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 70 6th
2010 Italian Formula Three Championship Corbetta Competizioni 2 0 0 0 0 0 41st
Formula Renault BARC Antel Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 40 18th
2011 Formula Renault BARC 11 4 6 5 8 295 1st
2012 FIA Formula Two Championship Motorsport Vision 16 0 0 0 2 106.5 8th
2013 GP3 Series Marussia Manor Racing 15 0 0 0 0 12 18th
2014 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 4 0 0 0 1 19* 8th*

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

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

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2012 18 SIL
1

9
SIL
2

6
ALG
1

8
ALG
2

5
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

7
SPA
1

7
SPA
2

10
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

3
LEC
1

4
LEC
2

6
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

3
MNZ
1

7
MNZ
2

7
8th 106.5

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 17 18 Pos Points
2013 Marussia Manor Racing ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

17
VAL
FEA

9
VAL
SPR

10
GBR
FEA

10
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

9
GER
SPR

7
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

21
BEL
FEA

10
BEL
SPR

7
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

EX
ABU
FEA

9
ABU
SPR

8
18th 12
2014 ART Grand Prix ESP
FEA

6
ESP
SPR

3
AUT
FEA

15
AUT
SPR

8
GBR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR

7
GER
FEA

6
GER
SPR

2
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
RUS
FEA
RUS
SPR
ABU
FEA
ABU
SPR
7th* 45*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BACKGROUND". dinozamprelli.com. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault BARC Drivers". Renault Sport UK (Renault Sport). Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Test ACI-CSAI: Classifica Riepilogativa" (PDF). F3Italia.it (Italian Formula Three Championship; Misano World Circuit). 13 April 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Paice, Simon (16 October 2011). "Maiden win for Mason as Zamparelli secures BARC title". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "F2 2012 Driver line-up". FIA Formula Two Championship. MotorSport Vision. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Amazing Reactions by Dino Zamparelli in a Racing Car!!". Dino Zamparelli. YouTube. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "MSV and FIA agree not to run F2 in 2013". FIA Formula Two Championship. MotorSport Vision. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Marussia Manor Racing GP3 signs Zamparelli to F1 Team Young Driver Programme". Marussia F1 Team. marussiaf1team.com. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Monza Post Race 1 Penalties". GP3 Series. gp3series.com. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Dino Zamparelli signs for GP3 champions". Bristol Sport. bristol-sport.com. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 

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