Fernando Monje

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Fernando Monje
Nationality  Spanish
Born (1993-03-07) 7 March 1993 (age 21)
Barcelona, Spain
2014 World Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2012
Current team Campos Racing
Car no. 19
Former teams Tuenti Racing Team
Starts 34
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best champ.
finish
24th in 2012-13
Previous series
2012
201011
2009
2009
European Touring Car Cup
European F3 Open Championship
Formul'Academy Euro Series
SEAT León Supercopa Spain
Championship titles
2012 European Touring Car Cup

Fernando Monje Vicario (born 7 March 1993 in Barcelona) is a Spanish racing driver who currently competes in the World Touring Car Championship.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Monje began his career in karting in 2005 at the age of twelve and competed in karting until 2009.[1]

He switched to single-seaters in 2009 at the age of 16 when he debuted in the Formul'Academy Euro Series, finishing tenth in the drivers' championship. He also contested three rounds of the Spanish SEAT León Supercopa with SUNRED Engineering. For 2010, he graduated to the European F3 Open Championship with De Villota Motorsport and finished the season in sixth position. He remained in the series in 2011, but switched to the Drivex team. He ultimately finished the season in fifteenth position.

World Touring Car Championship[edit]

SUNRED and Tuenti Racing (2012)[edit]

In 2012 Monje revived his SUNRED cooperation to compete in the World Touring Car Championship.[2] He also competed in the European Touring Car Cup, finishing the season as overall champion.[3] Having finished the European Touring Car Cup, he returned to the WTCC, for the remainder of 2012, to drive a SEAT León WTCC for the Tuenti Racing Team.[4] In the first race of his return at the Race of Brazil, Monje secured his first point by finishing tenth in race one. He was involved in a pileup at the start of race one at the Race of the United States, and along with Aleksei Dudukalo and Alberto Cerqui was forced to retire. Early on in the second race he crashed and his car was left near the apex of turn five for the rest of the race. He got his second point of the season in the season finale at Macau, finishing tenth once again. His two points meant he finished 24th in the championship having participated in half the races.

Campos Racing (2013–)[edit]

Monje joined new team Campos Racing for the 2013 season, racing alongside Hugo Valente.[5] He started on pole position for race two of the Race of Morocco but dropped out of the race on the second lap after a collision with James Thompson.[6] After the race he was given a five–place grid penalty for the Race of Slovakia having been deemed responsible for the collision.[7]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2009 Formul'Academy Euro Series Formul'Academy 14 0 0 0 1 35 10th
SEAT León Supercopa Spain SUNRED Engineering 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Catalan Single Seater Championship EmiliodeVillota.com Motorsport 2 2 2 2 2 0 NC
2010 European F3 Open De Villota Motorsport 16 0 1 1 2 46 6th
2011 European F3 Open Drivex 16 0 0 1 0 26 15th
2012 European Touring Car Cup SUNRED Engineering 8 6 3 7 6 73 1st
World Touring Car Championship SUNRED Engineering 12 0 0 0 0 2 24th
2013 World Touring Car Championship Campos Racing 22 0 0 0 0 1 24th

* Season in progress.

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 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
2012 SUNRED Engineering SUNRED SR León 1.6T ITA
1
ITA
2
ESP
1

21
ESP
2

18
MAR
1
MAR
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
POR
1
POR
2
24th 2
Tuenti Racing Team SEAT León WTCC BRA
1

10
BRA
2

14
USA
1

Ret
USA
2

Ret
JPN
1

14
JPN
2

Ret
CHN
1

Ret
CHN
2

16
MAC
1

14
MAC
2

10
2013 Campos Racing SEAT León WTCC ITA
1

12
ITA
2

15
MAR
1

11
MAR
2

Ret
SVK
1

15
SVK
2

16
HUN
1

16
HUN
2

18
AUT
1

Ret
AUT
2

17
RUS
1

15
RUS
2

18
POR
1

15
POR
2

Ret
ARG
1

16
ARG
2

14
USA
1

23
USA
2

15
JPN
1

10
JPN
2

13
CHN
1

29
CHN
2

19
MAC
1
MAC
2
24th 1

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". fernandomonje.com. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "WTCC 2012 Monza Entry List" (PDF). World Touring Car Championship. Kigema Sport Organisation. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.touringcartimes.com/article.php?id=7799
  4. ^ Hudson, Neil (14 July 2012). "New SEAT engine for Monje, whilst Monteiro still waits". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Campos Racing confirm Monje and Valente for 2013". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). 13 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Abbott, Andrew (7 April 2013). "Oriola takes maiden win in Morocco". Touring-Cars.net (Andrew Abbott). Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Hudson, Neil (7 April 2013). "Fernando Monje given penalty for Thompson collision". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 7 April 2013. 

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