Ivan Taranov (racing driver)

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Ivan Taranov
Nationality  Russian
Born (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 20)
Tolyatti, Russia
2015 GP3 Series
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

Complete GP3 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 Pos Points
2014 Hilmer Motorsport ESP
FEA

22†
ESP
SPR

20
AUT
FEA
AUT
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
RUS
FEA
RUS
SPR
ABU
FEA
ABU
SPR
34th 0

† Driver did not finish, but was classified having completed 90% race distance.

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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