Kazim Vasiliauskas

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Kazimieras Vasiliauskas
Nationality  Lithuanian
Born (1990-08-02) 2 August 1990 (age 24)
Kaišiadorys, Lithuania
FIA Formula Two Championship
Years active 2009 - 2010
Starts 34
Wins 2
Poles 3
Fastest laps 4
Best finish 4th in 2010
Previous series
2009-2010
2009
2008
2008
FIA Formula Two
Formula Palmer Audi
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

Kazimieras "Kazim" Vasiliauskas (born 2 August 1990) is a Lithuanian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Vasiliauskas was born in Kaišiadorys. He competed in kart racing from 1999 to 2007, winning several Lithuanian and Baltic championships including the Lithuanian Karting KF3 Championship in 2002 and the Lithuanian Karting KF1 Championship in 2005.

Formula Renault[edit]

Vasiliauskas moved up to formula racing in 2008, competing part-season in both the Italian Formula Renault Championship and the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with Prema Powerteam. He finished 21st in the Italian series and did not score any points in the Eurocup. His best race finish was sixteenth in the final round in Barcelona.

Formula Palmer Audi[edit]

Vasiliauskas competed in the 2009 Formula Palmer Audi Championship. Despite only achieving two wins, Vasilauskas' title hopes only ended at the first corner of the final race, where a first-corner crash with Tristan Vautier gifted the title to Richard Plant. Vasiliauskas finished as runner-up.

Formula Two[edit]

Vasiliauskas signed to drive for the relaunched FIA Formula Two Championship in 2009, becoming the first Lithuanian driver to compete at an international level of motorsport.[1] He finished seventh overall, with one win and one pole position, both at Imola.

Vasiliauskas returned to the series in 2010[2] after being under threat to miss the first round of the championship when his primary sponsor pulled out just one week before the start of the season.[3] However, Vasiliauskas competed in the Formula 2 season-opener at Silverstone and, despite missing pre-season testing, finished fifth and seventh in the first and second races respectively. He achieved his first pole position of the season Brands Hatch, after being only eleventh in the first race of the weekend. However, after leading first half of the race, Vasiliauskas retired with a gear box failure. He achieved his second pole position in 2010 at Valencia, last race of the season, and led from start to finish to score his first and only win in the 2010 Formula Two campaign. He finished in fourth place overall.

Vasiliauskas left F2 at the end of 2010, and was without a regular drive in 2011.[4] He participated in the 1000-km-race in the Baltic countries in a sportscar in July 2011. Vasiliauskas announced to Lithuanian media in February 2012 that he will now focus on his career in law, citing problems finding sponsorship money for a further career in racing (e.g. GP2).[5] Vasiliauskas is the first and only Lithuanian to date to have won races in an international open-wheel racing series.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Prema Powerteam 17 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 17 0 0 0 0 30 21st
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series CO2 Motorsport 2 1 0 1 1 54 2nd
2009 Formula Palmer Audi MotorSport Vision 20 2 3 1 11 313 2nd
FIA Formula Two Championship 16 1 1 2 4 45 7th
2010 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 18 1 2 2 6 153 4th

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

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

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2009 21 VAL
1

3
VAL
2

20
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

8
SPA
1

10
SPA
2

7
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

12
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

2
OSC
1

3
OSC
2

7
IMO
1

1
IMO
2

Ret
CAT
1

8
CAT
2

4
7th 45
2010 21 SIL
1

5
SIL
2

7
MAR
1

10
MAR
2

4
MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

Ret
ZOL
1

3
ZOL
2

7
ALG
1

4
ALG
2

Ret
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

Ret
BRN
1

11
BRN
2

3
OSC
1

2
OSC
2

2
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

1
4th 153

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