Kevin Ceccon

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Kevin Ceccon
Nationality  Italian
Born (1993-09-24) 24 September 1993 (age 20)
Clusone (Italy)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2011
Current team Trident Racing
Car no. 21
Former teams Scuderia Coloni
Starts 10
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 30th in 2012
Previous series
2012
2011
200910
200910
GP3 Series
Auto GP
European F3 Open
Italian Formula Three
Championship titles
2011 Auto GP

Kevin Ceccon (born 24 September 1993 in Clusone) is a professional racing driver from Italy.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Prior to his single–seater career, Ceccon enjoyed a long and successful spell in the junior karting ranks. In 2005 he achieved a fifth place in the Copa Campeones Trophy Junior class before finishing fourth in the Italian Open Masters KF3 category the following year.[1] In 2008 he won the Italian Open Masters KF3 title,[2] and also secured podium finishes in both the South Garda Winter Cup and Andrea Margutti Trophy.

Formula Three[edit]

In 2009, Ceccon took the substantial jump from karting to Formula Three, racing in the European F3 Open Championship with RP Motorsport. After a slow start to the season, he finished in the points on nine occasions to be classified 11th in the standings, with fourth–place finishes at Donington Park and Monza being his best race results.[3] He also took part in three rounds of the Italian Formula Three season, finishing in the points in four of his six races to finish 14th in the series.[4]

Ceccon continued with the team for a second season in 2010, improving to fourth place in the final standings after taking six podium places, including his first series win at the final round of the year in Barcelona.[5] In September 2010, Ceccon made a one–off appearance in the Italian Formula Three Championship round at Vallelunga, retiring from the first race before finishing 12th in the second event.

GP2 Series[edit]

In November 2010, Ceccon took part in four days of post–season GP2 Series testing, held at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, driving for Scuderia Coloni for the first two days,[6] before switching to DPR for the final two days.[7]

It was announced in May 2011 that Ceccon would race in the Barcelona and Monaco rounds of the 2011 season for Scuderia Coloni, replacing fellow Italian Davide Rigon who was injured in the first round of the season in Istanbul.[8] In doing so, he became the youngest ever GP2 Series driver, taking the record previously held by Spaniard Javier Villa by almost a year.[9] After eight races, with a best finish of eleventh, he opted to concentrate on Auto GP, in which he was challenging for the series lead, and relinquished his seat to Luca Filippi.[10] He finished 30th in the drivers' championship standings.

Auto GP[edit]

For the 2011 season, Ceccon graduated to the Auto GP championship, racing for Italian team Ombra Racing.[11] He was eligible for the newly–created Under 21 Trophy, which he won at the penultimate round of the season in Valencia.[12] In doing so, he also secured a prize GP2 Series test.[13] He currently leads the overall standings with one round of the series remaining, seven points ahead of DAMS driver Sergei Afanasiev.[14]

GP3 Series[edit]

Ceccon moved to the GP3 Series for 2012, driving for Ocean Racing Technology.[15]

Formula One[edit]

Ceccon tested with Toro Rosso at the 2011 Abu Dhabi young driver test during the week after the Grand Prix there.[16] He drove on the second day of the test (November 16), after Stefano Coletti drove on the first, and finished the day with the 10th fastest time, 4.620s behind Jean-Eric Vergne, who set the fastest time.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2009 European F3 Open Championship RP Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 34 11th
Italian Formula Three Championship 6 0 0 0 0 11 14th
2010 European F3 Open Championship RP Motorsport 16 1 0 0 6 92 4th
Italian Formula Three Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 28th
2011 Auto GP Ombra Racing 14 1 0 3 5 130 1st
GP2 Series Scuderia Coloni 8 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2012 GP3 Series Ocean Racing Technology 16 0 0 2 1 56 9th

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 22 DC Points
2011 Scuderia Coloni TUR
FEA

TUR
SPR

ESP
FEA

19
ESP
SPR

15
MON
FEA

11
MON
SPR

12
VAL
FEA

18
VAL
SPR

20
GBR
FEA

19
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
30th 0
2013 Trident Racing MYS
FEA

17
MYS
SPR

22
BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

10
ESP
FEA

7
ESP
SPR

7
MON
FEA

2
MON
SPR

7
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

12
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

DNS
HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

SGP
FEA

SGP
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

17th 28
  • Season in progress

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 DC Points
2012 Ocean Racing Technology ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

10
MON
FEA

3
MON
SPR

6
VAL
FEA

7
VAL
SPR

4
GBR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR

7
GER
FEA

17
GER
SPR

15
HUN
FEA

4
HUN
SPR

8
BEL
FEA

12
BEL
SPR

20
ITA
FEA

13
ITA
SPR

9
9th 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italian Open Masters – KF3 2007". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Italian Open Masters – KF3 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "European F3 Open 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Formula 3 Italia 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Hornsby, Tom (1 November 2010). "F3 Open: Ceccon and Fumanelli seal Barcelona win apiece". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kevin will participate in the GP2 test in Abu Dhabi with the Scuderia Coloni". kevinceccon.eu (Kevin Ceccon). 9 November 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "GP2 – Abu Dhabi Test, Day 3 Report: Great performance and hard work even with the DPR". kevinceccon.eu (Kevin Ceccon). 28 November 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  8. ^ Van De Burgt, Andrew (17 May 2011). "Ceccon replaces Rigon at Coloni". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ceccon set for GP2 debut". autogp.org (Auto GP). 18 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  10. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2011-07-20). "Luca Filippi switches from Super Nova to Coloni for Nurburgring GP2 round". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  11. ^ "Ceccon and Ombra Racing together in Auto GP". autogp.org (Auto GP). 5 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ceccon: "Under 21 title was my first aim"". autogp.org (Auto GP). 6 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Series champion and best U21 to get GP2 test". autogp.org (Auto GP). 25 February 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Auto GP 2011". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Kevin Ceccon signs on with Ocean Racing Technology in the GP3 Séries, Ocean Racing Technology.
  16. ^ "Jean-Eric Vergne quickest as day two of testing in Abu Dhabi comes to an end". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Romain Grosjean
Auto GP
Drivers' Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
Auto GP World Series