Franck Perera

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Franck Perera
Nationality France French
Born (1984-03-21) 21 March 1984 (age 30)
Montpellier (France)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2006
Current team David Price Racing
Car no. 27
Former teams DAMS
Starts 26
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 16th in 2006
Previous series
200809
2008
2008
2007
2006
200405
200405
2003
2003
2002–03
2002–03
Superleague Formula
IndyCar Series
Firestone Indy Lights
Atlantic Championship
World Series by Renault
Formula One testing
Formula Three Euroseries
FR2000 Germany
FR2000 Netherlands
FR2000 Masters
Formula Renault 2000 Italia
Championship titles
2003 Formula Renault 2000 Italia

Franck Perera (born 21 March 1984 in Montpellier, France) is a race car driver who has competed in a number of international open wheel racing championships.

Career[edit]

In 2006, Perera drove in the GP2 Series for the DAMS team, after four years of racing for the Prema team in junior championships. In 2007 he drove for Condor Motorsports in the Atlantic Championship, scoring three wins and finishing second in the championship behind Raphael Matos.[1] On 6 February 2008 Perera announced that he had signed with Conquest Racing to compete in the Champ Car World Series in 2008 after a successful test with the team.[2] However, shortly thereafter Champ Car and the Indy Racing League unified, canceling the Champ Car season. It was announced on 25 February that Perera had modified his deal in order to continue with the team in the IRL IndyCar Series.[3] He lost the ride after three races due to funding issues stemming from the bankruptcy of his sponsor Opes Prime, causing the team to hire Brazilian driver Jaime Camara.

Perera driving for David Price Racing at the Nürburgring round of the 2009 GP2 Series season.

In order to continue racing in the US, Perera signed to drive in Firestone Indy Lights with Guthrie Racing for the remainder of the 2008 season and made his debut in the seventh race of the season at the Iowa Speedway. He captured his first series victory from the pole at Infineon Raceway, his eighth start. He returned to the IndyCar Series for the points-scoring finale at Chicagoland Speedway, driving the #41 car of A. J. Foyt Enterprises. He was also signed to drive the car of A.S. Roma in the brand new Superleague Formula championship in 2008.

Perera returned to the GP2 Series in 2009, replacing Giacomo Ricci at David Price Racing.[4] Perera was not allowed to start the feature race of the Hungarian round, due to causing an avoidable accident in qualifying, with Romain Grosjean. As his lap time was outside 107% of Lucas di Grassi's pole time, the stewards refused to let him race due to the accident. Grosjean however, was allowed to start.[5] Perera also failed to qualify for both races of the championship held at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.[6] He left the GP2 Series for the second time after the Spa round. Perera returned to A.S. Roma in the Superleague Formula in 2009 for the Estoril round taking over from Jonathan Kennard. He was replaced at the next round by Julien Jousse.

In 2013, Perera returned full-time, driving a Porsche 911 in the Blancpain Endurance Series for Pro GT by Almeras in the Pro-Am class.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Podiums Points Final Placing
2002 Formula Renault 2000 Italia Prema Powerteam 9 0 0 2 76 8th
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 7 0 0 0 24 13th
2003 Formula Renault 2000 Italia Prema Powerteam 12 7 5 8 242 1st
Formula Renault 2000 Masters 8 1 0 0 40 10th
Formula Renault 2000 Germany 4 0 0 0 19 30th
Formula Renault 2000 Netherlands  ?  ?  ?  ? 20 18th
2004 Formula Three Euroseries Prema Powerteam 20 0 0 4 48 8th
Bahrain F3 Superprix 1 1 0 0 N/A 20th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 N/A 11th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 N/A 5th
Formula One Toyota Test driver
2005 Formula Three Euroseries Prema Powerteam 20 0 0 3 63 4th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 N/A 8th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 N/A 10th
Formula One Toyota Test driver
2006 GP2 Series DAMS 21 0 0 1 8 17th
World Series by Renault Interwetten.com 2 0 0 0 13 22nd
2007 Atlantic Championship Condor Motorsports 12 2 3 8 310 2nd
2008 Superleague Formula A.S. Roma 6 1 0 2 307 6th
Indy Lights Guthrie Racing 9 2 1 2 220 17th
IndyCar Series Conquest Racing 4 0 0 0 71 29th
2009 GP2 Series David Price Racing 5 0 0 0 0 28th
Superleague Formula A.S. Roma 0 0 0 0 110 14th
2010 Superleague Formula CR Flamengo 0 0 0 0 540* 6th*
  • * Season in progress.

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 DC Points
2006 DAMS VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

14
SMR
FEA

Ret
SMR
SPR

14
EUR
FEA

Ret
EUR
SPR

15
ESP
FEA

13
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

2
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

10
FRA
FEA

Ret
FRA
SPR

12
GER
FEA

14
GER
SPR

11
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

12
TUR
SPR

8
ITA
FEA

15
ITA
SPR

15
16th 8
2009 David Price Racing ESP
FEA

ESP
SPR

MON
FEA

MON
SPR

TUR
FEA

TUR
SPR

GBR
FEA

GBR
SPR

GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

EX
HUN
SPR

18
VAL
FEA

15
VAL
SPR

16
BEL
FEA

DNQ
BEL
SPR

DNQ
ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

POR
FEA

POR
SPR

28th 0

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2007 Condor Motorsports LVG
5
LBH
5
HOU
5
POR1
5
POR2
3
CLE
3
MTT'
1
TOR
1
EDM1
2
EDM2
3
SJO
2
ROA
1
2nd 310

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2008 Conquest Racing HMS
14
STP
Ret
MOT1
DNP
LBH1
6
KAN IND MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL NSH MDO EDM KTY SNM DET 29th 71
A.J. Foyt Racing CHI
15
1 Run on same day.
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
1 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0

Superleague Formula[edit]

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

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 Position Points
2008 A.S. Roma FMS International DON NÜR ZOL EST VAL JER 5th 307
3 16 15 2 5 5
2009 A.S. Roma Alan Docking Racing MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR 13th 211
7 12

2009 Super Final Results[edit]

  • Super Final results in 2009 did not count for points towards the main championship.
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6
2009 A.S. Roma
Alan Docking Racing
MAG ZOL DON EST
DNQ
MOZ JAR

References[edit]

  1. ^ Champ Car Atlantic Standings
  2. ^ Perera Inks Conquest Deal, SpeedTV.com, February 6, 2008
  3. ^ Lewandowski, Dave. Conquest Racing the first to make move; Perera named, IndyCar.com, February 25, 2008
  4. ^ Glendenning, Mark (2009-07-07). "Perera to replace Ricci at DPR". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Franck Perera handed penalty". gp2series.com (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-24. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Di Grassi penalised". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
José María López
Italian Formula Renault champion
2003
Succeeded by
Pastor Maldonado