Félix Serrallés

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Félix Juan Serrallés
Nationality  Puerto Rican
Born (1992-06-24) June 24, 1992 (age 22)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team Team West-Tec
Car no. 11
Former teams Fortec Motorsports
Starts 40
Wins 1
Poles 2
Fastest laps 2
Best champ.
finish
11th in 2013
Previous series
201213
2012
2011
2011
201011
2009–10
Toyota Racing Series
British Formula Three Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault UK
Formula Renault UK Winter Cup
Skip Barber National Championship

Félix Juan Serrallés IV (born June 24, 1992) is a Puerto Rican racing driver. After gathering two second-place finishes in the Caribbean Karting Championship, Serrallés joined the Skip Barber National Championship and finished third. Afterwards, he was recruited by Fortec Motorsport and moved to Europe, where he debuted in the Formula Renault. By 2012, Serrallés had fully adapted to formula racing, remaining in the run for the British Formula Three Championship until the final race of the season and eventually finishing third. After being sidelined by a back injury for most of 2013, he joined Team West-Tec for the 2014 season of the European Formula 3 Championship.

Early years[edit]

Félix Juan Serrallés IV was born on 24 June 1992 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is the grandson of Puerto Rican Don Q rum magnate Félix Juan Serrallés, Jr., the president of Destilería Serrallés headquartered in the same town.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Serrallés began his racing career in karting at the age of ten and was runner-up in the Caribbean Championship in both 2004 and 2005.[1]

Skip Barber National Championship[edit]

After winning a scholarship in 2009 Skip Barber Shootout, Serrallés became a Mazdaspeed Development Driver and had a season in Skip Barber National Championship, where he finished third with two wins.[2]

Formula Renault[edit]

In 2010, Serrallés raced in Europe, taking part in the Formula Renault UK Winter Cup for Fortec Motorsport as a guest driver. He continued his collaboration with Fortec into 2011 and the Formula Renault Eurocup, scoring eight points-scoring finishes on his way to twelfth place in the series standings. He also appeared in Formula Renault UK in twelve of the season's twenty races as a guest driver and the Formula Renault UK Finals Series, where he claimed two podiums and finished eighth overall.[3]

Toyota Racing Series[edit]

Serrallés contested the Toyota Racing Series in January and February 2012 with Giles Motorsport, finishing ninth in the championship with a win at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfield.[4]

Formula Three[edit]

On 4 January 2012, it was announced that Serrallés had rejoined Fortec Motorsports for a season in the British Formula Three Championship.[5] At the opening round of the season at Oulton Park, Serrallés qualified on the front row for the third race of the meeting, and after beating Carlin's Jack Harvey off the grid, Serrallés held his own in the lead and eventually claimed victory, becoming the first Puerto Rican to win in the series.[6] He added a second victory a week later at Monza, winning the second race of the meeting in torrential rain.[7]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2009 Skip Barber National Championship 4 0 0 0 0 40 10th
2010 Skip Barber National Championship 14 2 0 5 8 376 3rd
U.S. F2000 National Championship Liberty Motorsports 4 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
F2000 Championship Series GTP Motorsports 4 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Formula Renault UK Winter Series Fortec Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 14 0 0 0 0 41 12th
Formula Renault UK 12 0 0 0 2 N/A NC†
Formula Renault UK Finals Series 6 0 0 0 2 68 8th
2012 Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 12 1 0 0 2 547 8th
British Formula Three Fortec Motorsports 28 5 3 5 13 299 3rd
2013 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Fortec Motorsports 29 0 0 1 2 104 11th
British Formula Three 3 0 0 0 0 15 10th

As Serralles was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio". felixserralles.com. Felix Serralles. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "BFGoodrich / Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda 2010". Driver Database. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Protyre Formula Renault UK Finals Series 2011". Driver Database. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012 Toyota Racing Series Manfield Race 2". Toyota Racing Series (Toyota Racing Management). 14 February 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Hornsby, Tom (4 January 2012). "Serralles signs for Fortec". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Serralles impresses with victory on Oulton Park debut". Motorsport.com (Top Motorsport). 7 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Carter, Nick (15 April 2012). "Serralles scores British F3 win number two at Monza". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). Retrieved 16 April 2012. 

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