Jan Charouz

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Jan Charouz
Jan Charouz 2011.JPG
Jan Charouz at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round
Nationality Czech Republic Czech
Born (1987-07-17) July 17, 1987 (age 26)
Prague, Czech Republic
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Debut season 2010
Current team P1 Motorsport
Car no. 6
Starts 2
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
200709
2007
2006
2006
2006
2005–06, 2006–07
2005
200304
Le Mans Series
American Le Mans Series
F3000 Int. Masters
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
FIA GT Championship
A1 Grand Prix
Italian Formula 3000
Formula BMW ADAC
Championship titles
2009
2006
Le Mans Series – LMP1
F3000 Int. Masters

Jan Charouz (born July 17, 1987) is a Czech motor racing driver. He won the 2009 Le Mans Series season and 2006 F3000 International Masters season, as well as taking fourth place in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2010 he was the Renault Formula One team reserve driver and has also competed in the World Series by Renault Formula Renault 3.5 Championship and Auto GP.

Open-wheel career[edit]

Formula One[edit]

Renault Team reserve driver[edit]

For the 2010 season, Charouz became the Renault F1 Team reserve driver. As reserve driver he participates in Renault F1 Team test sessions, and he could be recruited for Grand Prix Friday free practices in official colours of Renault F1 Team. On March 18, 2010, Charouz drove the Renault R29 for the first time in his career during a shakedown at the Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain.

HRT Team reserve driver[edit]

On 16 November 2011, Charouz drove for the HRT F1 Team at the Yas Marina Circuit for the Abu Dhabi young drivers' test. After completing 56 laps (311 km), over 4 stints, he finished the day in 11th position with a time of 1’46.644.[1] It was later announced, on 24 November, that Charouz would replace Vitantonio Liuzzi for the first practice of the final round of the 2011 F1 season - the Brazilian Grand Prix.[2] The test in Abu Dhabi allowed Charouz to take part in Brazil because it secured him his FIA Super Licence - meaning he could take part in an F1 Grand Prix weekend.

World Series by Renault[edit]

Charouz participated in the 2010 World Series by Renault Formula Renault 3.5 as a member of the P1 Motorsport driver line-up.

AutoGP[edit]

Jan Charouz participated in the 2010 AutoGP championship as the member of Charouz Gravity Racing driver line-up.

Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans[edit]

Jan Charouz
Nationality Czech Republic Czech
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2007 -
Teams Charouz Racing System, Aston Martin Racing, OAK Racing
Best finish 4th (2009)
Class wins 0

2009[edit]

Successful cooperation with factory Aston Martin Racing team continued also in season 2009 and similar programme as in previous two seasons was prepared for Jan. He participated in complete 2009 Le Mans Series season and 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans however team presented itself with brand new built prototype Aston Martin LMP1. Jan Charouz together with his team mates Tomas Enge (CZE) and Stefan Mucke (GER) finished fourth in 24 hours of Le Mans, driving Aston Martin LMP1 #007 car. Jan Charouz, Tomas Enge and Stefan Mucke with Aston Martin Racing were crowned the 2009 Le Mans Series champions claiming the Team and Driver titles 50 years on from Aston Martin winning the World Sportscar Championship in 1959 with the DBR1. The 007 LMP1 car of Jan, Tomas and Stefan recording five podium finishes (including two wins at Barcelona and Nürburgring) from five races.

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2003 Formula BMW ADAC SONAX-I.S.R.-Charouz, 16 0 0 0 NC
Eifelland Racing
2004 Formula BMW ADAC Team Rosberg 20 0 0 3 21st
2005 Italian Formula 3000 Ma-Con Engineering 6 0 0 10 11th
2005–06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Czech Republic 2 0 0 56 12th
2006 FIA GT Championship Zakspeed Racing 1 0 0 6.5 28th
Eurocup Megane Racing for Belgium 2 0 0 3 28th
F3000 International Masters Charouz Racing 15 0 2 75 1st
2006–07 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Czech Republic 2 0 0 27 12th
2007 American Le Mans Series Charouz Racing System 1 0 0 19 16th
Le Mans Series 6 0 0 15 10th
24h Le Mans 1 0 0 - 8th
2008 Le Mans Series Charouz Racing System 5 0 0 19 5th
24h Le Mans 1 0 0 - 9th
2009 Le Mans Series Aston Martin Racing 5 0 2 39 1st
24h Le Mans AMR Eastern Europe 1 0 0 - 4th
2010 Formula One Renault F1 Test driver
Formula Renault 3.5 P1 Motorsport 15 0 0 16 18th
Auto GP Charouz-Gravity Racing 12 0 0 36 4th
24h Le Mans OAK Racing 1 0 0 - 7th
2011 Formula One Renault F1 Test driver
Hispania
24h Le Mans OAK Racing 1 0 0 - 14th
Formula Renault 3.5 Genii Capital - Charouz Racing 17 0 0 10 25th
GP2 Final Carlin 2 0 0 0 25th
2012 24h Le Mans ADR-Delta 1 0 0 - 13th
World Endurance - LMP2 ADR-Delta 2 0 1 (in LMP2) 6 23rd

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2005–06 Czech Republic GBR
SPR

18
GBR
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR
GER
FEA
POR
SPR
POR
FEA
AUS
SPR

PO
AUS
FEA

PO
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
UAE
SPR
UAE
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
USA
SPR
USA
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
12th 56
2006–07 NED
SPR

PO
NED
FEA

PO
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
GBR
SPR

13
GBR
FEA

15
12th 27

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007 Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Germany Stefan Mücke
Malaysia Alex Yoong
Lola B07/17-Judd LMP1 338 8th 5th
2008 Czech Republic Charouz Racing System
United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Germany Stefan Mücke
Lola B08/60-Aston Martin LMP1 354 9th 9th
2009 Czech Republic AMR Eastern Europe Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Germany Stefan Mücke
Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 LMP1 373 4th 4th
2010 France OAK Racing France Matthieu Lahaye
France Guillaume Moreau
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP2 361 7th 2nd
2011 France OAK Racing Japan Shinji Nakano
Belgium Nicolas de Crem
OAK Pescarolo 01 Evo-Judd LMP2 313 14th 5th
2012 United Kingdom ADR-Delta Australia John Martin
Thailand Tor Graves
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 346 13th 6th
2013 Czech Republic Lotus Germany Thomas Holzer
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
Lotus T128-Praga LMP2 219 DNF DNF
2014 France Sébastien Loeb Racing Germany René Rast
France Vincent Capillaire
Oreca 03R-Nissan LMP2 354 8th 4th

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2010 P1 Motorsport ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

DSQ
SPA
1

8
SPA
2

9
MON
1

14
BRN
1

7
BRN
2

11
MAG
1

20
MAG
2

17
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

21
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

15
SIL
1

SIL
2

CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

8
18th 16
2011 GravityCharouz Racing ALC
1

17
ALC
2

22
SPA
1

8
SPA
2

20
MNZ
1

12
MNZ
2

12
MON
1

Ret
NÜR
1

21
NÜR
2

17
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

21
SIL
1

14
SIL
2

9
LEC
1

Ret
LEC
2

Ret
CAT
1

8
CAT
2

Ret
25th 10

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2011 Hispania Racing F1 Team Hispania F111 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 AUS MAL CHN TUR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU BRA
TD

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test - Day 2". http://www.hispaniaracing.com. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (24 November 2011). "Jan Charouz to drive for HRT during first practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix". AUTOSPORT. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Max Busnelli
Norbert Siedler
F3000 International Masters champion
2006
Succeeded by
Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Preceded by
Alexandre Prémat
Mike Rockenfeller
Le Mans Series Champion
2009 with:
Tomas Enge
Stefan Mücke
Succeeded by
Stéphane Sarrazin