Ivan Taranov (racing driver)

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Ivan Taranov
Nationality  Russian
Born (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 20)
Tolyatti, Russia
GP3 Series career
Debut season 2014
Current team Hilmer Motorsport
Car no. 17
Starts 2
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 34th in 2014
Previous series
2013
201113
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Protyre Formula Renault

Ivan Taranov (Russian: Ива́н Тара́нов; IPA: [ɪˈvan tɐˈranəf]; born 30 October 1994) is a Russian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Born in Tolyatti, Taranov began karting in 2010, finishing eighth in the Daytona Max Lightweight Sprint Series.[1]

Formula Renault[edit]

In 2011, Taranov moved into open-wheel racing, competing in Formula Renault BARC with Daytona Motorsport.[2] He ended the season fourteenth, finishing in ten out of the series' twelve races.[3]

Taranov remained in the series for the 2012 season, but switched to Antel Motorsport.[4] He improved to tenth place in the series standings with just one retirement in fourteen races.[5]

After competing for Scorpio Motorsport in the final round of the 2012 season, Taranov signed with the team for the 2013 season.[6] He missed the rounds at Croft and Rockingham due to funding issues, but returned for the finale at Silverstone, where he scored his first wins in the series.[7] He also competed in four races of the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series with Tech 1 Racing.[8]

GP3 Series[edit]

In 2014, Taranov will graduate to the GP3 Series with Hilmer Motorsport supported by Force India F1 Team.[9]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2011 Formula Renault BARC Daytona Motorsport 12 0 0 0 0 84 14th
Formula Renault 2.0 Finals Series - FR BARC Antel Motorsport 6 0 0 0 3 98 7th
2012 Formula Renault BARC Antel Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 142 10th
Scorpio Motorsport
Formula Renault BARC Winter Series Core Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 43 8th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Green Goblin by Facondini 2 0 0 0 0 2 20th
Single-seater V de V Challenge Antel Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 26 43rd
2013 Protyre Formula Renault Championship Scorpio Motorsport 10 2 1 1 3 140 12th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Tech 1 Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 34th
2014 GP3 Series Hilmer Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 34th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daytona Max Lightweight Sprint Series 2010". driverdb.com. Driver Database. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Second new team joins paddock as interest continues". Renaultsport UK (Renault Sport). 27 January 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Paice, Simon (8 March 2012). "Renault BARC Set For Bumper 2012 Grid". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship 2012". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Former Protyre FR Champions Scorpio confirm initial two-car squad". Renaultsport UK (Renault Sport). 30 March 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  7. ^ David, Gruz (1 April 2014). "Taranov completes Silverstone double". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (4 February 2013). "Tech 1 confirms Formula Renault 2.0 lineup". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Taranov con Hilmer en la GP3" [Taranov with Hilmer in GP3]. FormulaRapida.net (in Spanish) (Formula Ràpida). 27 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 

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