Fabrizio Crestani

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Fabrizio Crestani
Nationality  Italian
Born (1987-12-17) 17 December 1987 (age 26)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2010
Current team Venezuela GP Lazarus
Car no. 18
Former teams David Price Racing
Starts 29
Wins 0
Poles 11
Fastest laps 21
Best finish 24th in 2013
Previous series
200810
2008–09
2008
2005–07
2006
2005
Auto GP
GP2 Asia Series
International Formula Master
Italian F3
British F3 National Class
Formula 1600 Junior Italia

Fabrizio Crestani (born 17 December 1987) is an Italian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Having competed in karts until 2005, Crestani moved up to the Formula Junior 1600 Italia championship, finishing in 4th place in the championship, driving for PSR Motorsport. Crestani had one win and finished behind Pasquale Di Sabatino, Mihai Marinescu and Jaime Alguersuari in the championship.[1] He also made his debut in the Italian Formula Three Championship for Corbetta Competizioni at the final round at the Misano World Circuit. Having qualified 7th for both races, Fabrizio recorded a sixth and a seventh from the two races, allowing him to finish 13th in the championship.[2]

Crestani moved up full-time to Italian F3 for 2006, continuing with Corbetta Competizioni. Over the course of the season, he recorded one pole position at Vallelunga, and five podiums (four of which being second places) on his way to fifth in the championship.[3] He also made an appearance in the British Formula Three Championship when the series visited Mugello. Driving in the Invitational Class, he finished both races outside of the points recording a 15th and a 14th with lap times matching the National Class runners.[4]

A third season of Italian F3 followed, again with Corbetta. Having recorded two more pole positions at Misano, Crestani finally recorded his first wins in the championship at Mugello, leading home 2008 champion Mirko Bortolotti in both races.[5] A third win would follow later in the year at Vallelunga, but Crestani could not improve on his championship position from 2006 by again finishing fifth, 41 points behind champion Paolo Maria Nocera.[6]

Crestani would not return to the series for 2008, instead moving to the Euroseries 3000 championship for GP Racing. Again, a fifth place championship position was the net result of the season including wins at Mugello, and a double at the Magione season finale. He finished 8th in the counterpart Italian series, which ran at the same time as the Euro series, at four of the first five rounds. He also forayed into the International Formula Master series, racing at Valencia, Pau and Brno for Euronova Racing. His best finish was first in the race at Pau – holding off champion Chris van der Drift by 0.058 seconds,[7] giving him a total of 0.5 points in the championship.[8]

After Tiago Monteiro acquired the former BCN Competición team and renamed it as Ocean Racing Technology,[9] Monteiro replaced both drivers from round one (Hiroki Yoshimoto and Luca Filippi), hiring Yelmer Buurman and Crestani to be the drivers to replace them from round two of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season onwards. He scored no points and finished 28th in the championship. He resumed his Euroseries career with the TP Formula team, although he then switched to the Emmebi Motorsport outfit for the final round of the championship. He took six podium finishes, a pole position and a fastest lap from the 13 races to finish fourth in the championship and fifth in the concurrent Italian F3000 championship.

Crestani had a fragmented 2010, competing four races in Auto GP for the DAMS and Trident teams, and six races for David Price Racing in the main GP2 Series after replacing Giacomo Ricci in the team.[10] Due to lack of sponsorship, Fabrizio Crestani then undertook a full 2011 season in Auto GP with the Lazarus team alongside compatriot Fabio Onidi; he finished fourth in the championship.

Crestani remained with Lazarus as the team made its GP2 Series début in 2012, and was partnered by Giancarlo Serenelli. He has since scored his best series points with a second-place finish in the season-opening feature race in 2013. Reputed by racing insiders to be one of the fastest drivers who is already ready to compete in the Formula One category, Fabrizio Crestani who is presently racing with Team Lazarus is nonetheless very busy looking for a potential sponsor given that his dream is to compete for a Formula One team.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Formula Junior 1600 Italy PSR Motorsport 12 1  ?  ? 4 141 4th
Italian Formula Three Corbetta 2 0 0 0 0 10 13th
2006 Italian Formula Three Corbetta Competizioni 16 0 1 2 5 76 5th
British Formula Three National Class 2 0 0 0 1 20 17th
2007 Italian Formula Three Corbetta Competizioni 16 3 2 3 7 73 5th
2008 Euroseries 3000 GP Racing 10 3 0 1 5 49 5th
Italian Formula 3000 4 1 0 1 1 15 9th
International Formula Master Euronova Racing 6 0 0 0 0 0.5 27th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Ocean Racing Technology 9 0 0 0 0 0 28th
2009 Euroseries 3000 TP Formula 12 0 1 2 6 54 4th
Italian Formula 3000 6 0 0 1 2 26 5th
2010 Auto GP DAMS 4 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
Trident Racing
GP2 Series David Price Racing 6 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2011 Auto GP Lazarus 14 1 0 0 4 92 6th
2012 GP2 Series Venezuela GP Lazarus 14 0 0 0 0 1 24th
2013 GP2 Series Venezuela GP Lazarus 4 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
Auto GP World Series Ibiza Racing Team 2 0 0 0 0 11 17th

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 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2010 David Price Racing ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
TUR
FEA
TUR
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

14
ITA
FEA

10
ITA
SPR

15
ABU
FEA

13
ABU
SPR

14
30th 0
2012 Venezuela GP Lazarus MYS
FEA

10
MYS
SPR

21
BHR1
FEA

14
BHR1
SPR

19
BHR2
FEA

Ret
BHR2
SPR

23
ESP
FEA

17
ESP
SPR

10
MON
FEA

19
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

DNS
GBR
FEA

11
GBR
SPR

22
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

SGP
FEA

SGP
SPR

24th 1
2013 Venezuela GP Lazarus MYS
FEA
MYS
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
GBR
FEA

18
GBR
SPR

17
GER
FEA

19
GER
SPR

21
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
SGP
FEA
SGP
SPR
ABU
FEA
ABU
SPR
33rd 0

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

(key) (Bold indicates pole position, * indicates fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 Ocean Racing Technology CHN
FEA
CHN
SPR
UAE
FEA

14
UAE
SPR

C
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

17
QAT
FEA

10
QAT
SPR

21
MAL
FEA

15
MAL
SPR

16
BHR
FEA

18
BHR
SPR

15
28th 0

Complete Auto GP World 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 Pos Points
2010 DAMS BRN
1
BRN
2
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

7
22nd 0
Trident Racing SPA
1

11
SPA
2

8
MAG
1

DNS
MAG
2

DNS
NAV
1
NAV
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
2011 Lazarus MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

9
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

14
BRN
1

2
BRN
2

4
DON
1

3
DON
2

3
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

9
VAL
1

4
VAL
2

5
MUG
1

7
MUG
2

3
6th 92
2013 Ibiza Racing Team MNZ
1

MNZ
2

MAR
1

MAR
2

HUN
1

HUN
2

SIL
1

5
SIL
2

10
MUG
1

MUG
2

NÜR
1

NÜR
2

DON
1

DON
2

BRN
1

BRN
2

17th 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Junior 1600 Italy 2005". driverdb.com. Retrieved 2008-12-03. [dead link]
  2. ^ "2005 Italian Formula 3 Championship". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 2008-12-03. 
  3. ^ "2006 Italian Formula 3 Championship". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series – Rounds 17 & 18 – Mugello, Italy" (PDF). Mike Conway. 2006-09-16. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  5. ^ "2007 Italian Formula 3 Championship results". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  6. ^ "2007 Italian Formula 3 Championship standings". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  7. ^ "2008 International Formula Master – Pau, Race 2" (PDF). International Formula Master. 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2008-12-04. [dead link]
  8. ^ "2008 International Formula Master standings" (PDF). International Formula Master. 2008-10-05. Retrieved 2008-12-04. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Tiago Monteiro confirms the acquisition of GP2 team". tiagomonteiro.com. 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  10. ^ "Spa: Official Preview". pitpass.com (Pitpass). 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 

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