Enrique Bernoldi

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Enrique Bernoldi
Enrique Bernoldi 2007 Curitiba.jpg
Bernoldi in 2007, as a Stock Car Brasil driver
Nationality

Brazil Brazilian

and Italian Italy
Born (1978-10-19) October 19, 1978 (age 35)
Curitiba, Brazil
Previous series
2012
2012
2012
2011
2009-11
2009
2009
2008
2008
2007, 2009
2006
200304
200102
1999–2000
1997–98
1997–98
1997–98
1996
1995–96
1995-96
1995
Italian GT Championship
SPEED Euroseries
FIA World Endurance Championship
GT Brasil
FIA GT1 World Championship
FIA GT Championship
Superleague Formula
IndyCar Series
Champ Car World Series
Stock Car Brasil
TC 2000
World Series by Nissan
Formula One
Formula 3000
Masters of Formula 3
Macau Grand Prix
British Formula Three Championship
Renault Spider Europe
Formula Renault Eurocup
Championnat de France Formule Renault
Formula Alfa Boxer
Championship titles
1996 Formula Renault Eurocup
Born (1978-10-19) 19 October 1978 (age 35)
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 20012002
Teams Arrows
Races 29 (28 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2001 Australian Grand Prix
Last race 2002 German Grand Prix

Enrique Antônio Langue e Silvério de Bernoldi (born 19 October 1978 in Curitiba) is a Brazilian racing driver who raced for the Arrows Formula One team in 2001 and 2002, and was the test driver for BAR Honda between 2004 and 2006. He entered IndyCar racing in 2008, and competed in the FIA GT World Championship between 2009 and 2011, in addition to entering multiple other competitions.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bernoldi started out in karting in 1986, and won many regional and national titles, before heading to Europe at age 16 to begin his car racing career. He entered the Formula Alfa Boxer series in Italy, where he finished fourth in his first race. Following a successful single entry in the Championnat de France Formule Renault, Bernoldi then entered the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and won on his debut, the final round of the series.[1] The following year he took in nine victories and the title, before entering British Formula Three with the Promatecme team in 1997. Bernoldi took his first victory at Spa en route to fifth in the championship, and also finished third at that year's Macau Grand Prix. He remained with Promatecme for 1998 to take six more victories, but was only able to finish runner-up to compatriot Mario Haberfeld.[2]

In 1999, Bernoldi progressed to the International Formula 3000 championship with the Red Bull Junior Team. Although his debut season only resulted in two points, he was retained by the team for the following year.[1] Due to the team's links with Sauber, he tested for the Formula 1 team in both seasons,[3][4] in addition to also testing for the Prost GP team in 2000.[5] Although touted before the start of the 2001 season to be joining either Prost,[6] Minardi or Sauber,[7] Bernoldi instead signed a contract with Arrows, a move that was seen as surprising by some.[8]

Formula One[edit]

Bernoldi follows Arrows team-mate Heinz-Harald Frentzen at the 2002 French Grand Prix.

During 2001, Bernoldi performed respectably for the Arrows team, occasionally matching his more experienced teammate Jos Verstappen for pace. However, he gained notoriety for his efforts at the Monaco Grand Prix, where he held up the much faster David Coulthard for 35 laps; after a botched start, Coulthard had been fighting his way through the field, only to be stuck behind the Arrows, prompting irate responses from both Coulthard,[9] and McLaren team boss Ron Dennis.[10] Bernoldi was defended by his team boss Tom Walkinshaw, whom hit back at McLaren.[11] He failed to score any points in 2001, with 10 retirements from 17 starts, his highest finish being an 8th at the German Grand Prix.[12]

Despite Verstappen being the only Arrows driver to score points in 2001, Bernoldi was retained by Arrows for 2002, being partnered by Heinz-Harald Frentzen.[13] At Sepang he notably overtook Michael Schumacher, having been passed by the German as he attempted to fight through the field after a first-lap incident with Juan Pablo Montoya,[14] although his driving in that race was criticized by Allan McNish.[15] Due to serious financial problems, Arrows were forced to withdraw three-quarters of the way into the 2002 season.[16] He subsequently switched to the World Series by Nissan,[17] after a potential drive for Jordan Grand Prix failed to materialize.[18]

2003-2007[edit]

In his debut season in the World Series by Nissan, Bernoldi finished sixth in the championship, having won two races.[19] He also participated in a "mega test", held by Alfa Romeo, with a prospect of driving for the team in the 2004 European Touring Car Championship season.[20] Despite this test, he continued in the World Series in 2004, and finished third overall, with another pair of wins.[21] In mid-2004 he was named a test driver for BAR, completing two tests at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain, in order to prevent the regular BAR drivers having to make several long-distance trips.[22] He remained with the team after these sessions, also undertaking tests of BAR's "Concept Car" (a hybrid F1 car with a 2004 frontal setup mixed with a 2005 rear setup).[23] He remained BAR's test driver for 2005, but began to look for pastures new in 2006, participating in less tests for the now-renamed Honda Racing F1 Team - although he did remain as official test driver.[24] Although he impressed in Champ Car during a test for Rocketsports,[25] his solitary race during 2006 came in Argentina's TC 2000 series.[1] In 2007, Bernoldi competed in the Stock Car Brasil, competing in 11 of the 12 races and finishing 13th in the championship, with his best results being a pair of podium finishes.[26]

IndyCar Series[edit]

Bernoldi practicing for the 2008 Indianapolis 500

For 2008 Bernoldi, signed a contract with Rocketsports for the 2008 Champ Car World Series.[27] However, following the reunification of Champ Car and the Indy Racing League, Rocketsports withdrew, opting not to compete in the new, combined, series. It was later announced that Bernoldi would drive for Conquest Racing in the newly combined series' 2008 season.[28] His best result was fourth, in the final Champ Car-sanctioned race at Long Beach.[29] His best result in the reunified IndyCar Series was fifteenth at the 2008 Indianapolis 500.[30] A collision with team-mate Jamie Camara at Watkins Glen lead him to publicly criticize the team, and speculation that he might leave them.[31] A thumb injury ruled him out of the final two races of the season, his seat being filled by Alex Tagliani.[32]

2009-present[edit]

For 2009, Bernoldi was the full-time driver of Flamengo in the Superleague open wheel series and also he ran a partial schedule in Stock Car Brasil. He also competed in the FIA GT Championship for Sangari Team Brazil, taking his first win at Paul Ricard.[33]

In 2010, he raced in the new FIA GT1 World Championship for Vitaphone Racing,[34] scoring the pole position and winning his home race at Interlagos.[35]

For 2011, he continued to race in the series, campaigning a Nissan GT-R for the Sumo Power GT team.[36] He also entered four races of the GT Brasil, driving for Ford GT Racing Team BMG.[37]

In 2012, he drove for Vita4One Team Italy in the Italian GT Championship,[38] followed by appearances for AF Corse in the FIA World Endurance Championship,[39] before making his debut in the International GT Open, driving once more for AF Corse in a Ferrari 458 GT2.[40] He also made his debut in the SPEED EuroSeries, driving for Team JD in a Tatuus CN,[41] whilst entering the 500 Milhas de Kart do Beto Carreiro at the end of the year.[42] In 2013, he entered the International Challenge of the Stars, run by Felipe Massa.[43]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles Points Final Placing
1995 Formula Alfa Boxer  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 4th
Championnat de France Formule Renault  ? 1 0 1  ? NC
Formula Renault Europe  ? 1 1  ? 32 11th
1996 Renault Spider Europe Team Ghinzani  ? 0 1 38 12th
Championnat de France Formule Renault  ? 4 2 1  ? NC
Formula Renault Europe Tatuus JD Motorsport 10 6  ? 218 1st
1997 Macau Grand Prix Promatecme 1 0 0 N/A 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 Promatecme 1 0 0 N/A NC
British F3 Championship Promatecme 14 1 0 127 5th
1998 Macau Grand Prix  ? 1 0 1 N/A 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 Promatecme 1 1 1 N/A 2nd
British F3 Championship Promatecme 15 6 4 163 2nd
1999 Formula One Sauber Test Driver
International Formula 3000 Red Bull Junior 8 0 0 2 18th
2000 Formula One Sauber Test Driver
International Formula 3000 Red Bull Junior 10 0 1 5 16th
2001 Formula One Arrows 17 0 0 0 21st
2002 Formula One Arrows 11 0 0 0 22nd
2003 World Series by Nissan GD Racing 18 2 2 112 6th
2004 World Series by Nissan GD Racing 18 2 2 113 3rd
Formula One British American Racing Test Driver
2005 Formula One British American Racing Test Driver
2006 Formula One Honda F1 Test Driver
TC 2000 Honda Petrobras Lubrax 1 0 0 0 NC
2007 Stock Car Brasil Biosintética 11 0 0 58 13th
2008 Champ Car World Series Conquest Racing 1 0 0 0 4th
IndyCar Series Conquest Racing 14 0 0 220 22nd
2009 Stock Car Brasil RCM Motorsport 4 0 0 1 30th
FIA GT Championship Sangari Team Brazil 5 1 1 25 11th
Superleague Formula CR Flamengo 10 0 0 191 16th
2010 FIA GT1 World Championship Vitaphone Racing Team 19 1 1 53 11th
2011 Itaipava GT3 Brasil Ford GT Racing Team BMG 4 0 0 35 19th
FIA GT1 World Championship Sumo Power GT 20 0 0 64 12th
2012 FIA World Endurance Championship AF Corse-Waltrip 1 0 1 0 N/A
SPEED EuroSeries Team JD 2 0 2 6 51st
Italian GT Championship - GT3 Vita4One Team Italy 2 0 0 18 19th

Complete International Formula 3000 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 DC Points
1999 Red Bull Junior IMO
9
MON
15
CAT
Ret
MAG
12
SIL
20
A1R
Ret
HOC
5
HUN
8
SPA
DNQ
NÜR
DNQ
18th 2
2000 Red Bull Junior IMO
Ret
SIL
4
CAT
Ret
NÜR
Ret
MON
Ret
MAG
23
A1R
14
HOC
6
HUN
6
SPA
10
16th 5

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
2001 Orange Arrows Asiatech Arrows A22 Asiatech V10 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
SMR
10
ESP
Ret
AUT
Ret
MON
9
CAN
Ret
EUR
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
14
GER
8
HUN
Ret
BEL
12
ITA
Ret
USA
13
JPN
14
21st 0
2002 Orange Arrows Arrows A23 Cosworth V10 AUS
DSQ
MAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
Ret
AUT
Ret
MON
12
CAN
Ret
EUR
10
GBR
Ret
FRA
DNQ
GER
Ret
HUN BEL ITA USA JPN 22nd 0

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

IndyCar[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2008 Conquest Racing HMS
Ret
STP
5
MOT1
DNP
LBH1
4
KAN
Ret
INDY
15
MIL
16
TXS
Ret
IOW
17
RIR
Ret
WGL
Ret
NSH
Ret
MDO
Ret
EDM
16
KTY
Ret
SNM
21
DET
DNP
CHI
DNP
SRF2 22nd 220
1 Run on same day.
2 Non-points paying, exhibition race.
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
1 1 15 0 0 0 2 0 0

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2008 Dallara Honda 29 15 Conquest

Superleague Formula[edit]

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

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 Position Points
2009 Flamengo Delta Motorsport MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR 16th 191
6 8 7 18 18 14 13 3 11 12

Super Final Results[edit]

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6
2009 MAG
DNQ
ZOL
N/A
DON
DNQ
EST
DNQ
MOZ JAR

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2010 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati ABU
QR

Ret
ABU
CR

6
SIL
QR

9
SIL
CR

15
BRN
QR

7
BRN
CR

6
PRI
QR

5
PRI
CR

Ret
SPA
QR

11
SPA
CR

4
NÜR
QR

7
NÜR
CR

12
ALG
QR

13
ALG
CR

Ret
NAV
QR

Ret
NAV
CR

12
INT
QR

4
INT
CR

1
SAN
QR

16
SAN
CR

4
15th 53
2011 Sumo Power GT Nissan ABU
QR

4
ABU
CR

Ret
ZOL
QR

12
ZOL
CR

Ret
ALG
QR

8
ALG
CR

7
SAC
QR

4
SAC
CR

4
SIL
QR

4
SIL
CR

7
NAV
QR

Ret
NAV
CR

12
PRI
QR

10
PRI
CR

7
ORD
QR

5
ORD
CR

Ret
BEI
QR

10
BEI
CR

6
SAN
QR

4
SAN
CR

4
12th 64

Complete Stock Car Brasil results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
2007 Action Power Volkswagen Bora INT
DNQ
CTB
15
CGD
22
INT
25
LON
Ret
SCZ
3
CTB
Ret
BSB
3
ARG
4
TAR
30
RIO
14
INT
7
13th 58
2009 RCM Motorsport Chevrolet Vectra INT
15
CTB
Ret
BSB
Ret
SCZ
DSQ
INT
SAL
RIO
CGD
CTB
BSB
TAR
INT
30th 1
2014 C2 Team Chevrolet Sonic INT
1

19
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† 0†

† Ineligible for championship points.

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Cyrille Sauvage
Eurocup Formula Renault champion
1996
Succeeded by
Jeffrey van Hooydonk