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