Fermín Vélez

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Fermín Vélez (April 3, 1959 – March 31, 2003) was a Spanish sports car racing driver, two-time winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring and two-time World Sportscar Championship Group C2 champion.

Born in Barcelona, Spain, Vélez died there as well, after suffering from cancer for a long time. He was also a driver in the Indy Racing League, racing in the 1996–1997 seasons with 6 career starts, including 2 at the Indianapolis 500.

Vélez is honoured by the 24-hour sportscar race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmélo, where the race is called the Fermin Vélez Trophy.

Motorsports career results[edit]

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 11 DC Points
1988 Barcelona Motorsport JER
DNQ
VAL
13
PAU
DNQ
SIL
DNQ
MNZ
PER
14
BRH
DNQ
BIR
12
BUG
15
ZOL
DIJ
NC 0

American open wheel[edit]

(key)

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
1996 Team Scandia WDW PHX
Ret
IND
Ret
24th 30
1996–1997 Team Scandia NHM LVS WDW
9
PHX
Ret
IND
10
TXS
Ret
PPI CHR NH2 LV2 26th 82
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
2 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0

Indy 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1996 Lola Ford-Cosworth 28 21 Scandia
1997 Dallara Oldsmobile 29 10 Scandia