Leonardo Cordeiro

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Leonardo Cordeiro
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Born (1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 25)
São José (Brazil)
GT Brasil career
Debut season 2012
Current team BMW Team Brasil
Car no. 12
Starts 4
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2010-11
2007–09
GP3 Series
Formula Three Sudamericana
Championship titles
2009 Formula Three Sudamericana

Leonardo Santos Cordeiro (born 8 November 1989 in São José dos Campos) is a Brazilian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Cordeiro made his karting debut in 2003, at the age of 13. In 2004 and 2005, Cordeiro became Champion of the Petrobrás Smile Cup. In 2006 and 2007, he was runner-up in the Brazilian championship.[1]

Formula Three[edit]

Cordeiro began his single seater career in 2007 in the Formula Three Sudamericana championship. Driving for Lecor Sports, Cordeiro finished seventeenth in the championship, taking one podium finish at Interlagos.[2]

Cordeiro remained in the series for 2008 but switched to Cesario Fórmula. He improved to fifth in the standings with one win at Piriápolis.[3]

For 2009, Cordeiro remained in the championship with Cesario Fórmula. He won ten of the eighteen races he competed, and became champion by 40 points ahead of compatriot Claudio Cantelli.[4]

GP3 Series[edit]

2010 saw Cordeiro move to the GP3 Series, competing for MW Arden, the team that is backed by Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber. He joined Michael Christensen and Miquel Monrás at the team.[5]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Three Sudamericana Lecor Sports 13 0 0 0 1 11 17th
2008 Formula Three Sudamericana Cesario Fórmula 18 1 5 5 8 74 4th
2009 Formula Three Sudamericana Cesario Fórmula 18 10 12 15 15 134 1st
2010 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 0 0 1 0 1 27th
2011 GP3 Series Carlin 16 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2012 GT Brasil GT4 Class BMW Team Brasil 4 1 0 0 2 46 3rd*

* 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
2010 MW Arden ESP
FEA

18
ESP
SPR

12
TUR
FEA

18
TUR
SPR

24
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

21
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

22
HUN
SPR

13
BEL
FEA

14
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

8
27th 1
2011 Carlin TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

22
ESP
FEA

23
ESP
SPR

15
VAL
FEA

10
VAL
SPR

17
GBR
FEA

17
GBR
SPR

23
GER
FEA

17
GER
SPR

19
HUN
FEA

20
HUN
SPR

15
BEL
FEA

21
BEL
SPR

18
ITA
FEA

13
ITA
SPR

Ret
30th 0

* Season in Progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". leonardocordeiro.com. Leonardo Cordeiro. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  2. ^ "2007 South American Formula 3 Championship". speedsport-magazine.com. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  3. ^ "2008 South American Formula 3 Championship". speedsport-magazine.com. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  4. ^ "2009 South American Formula 3 Championship". speedsport-magazine.com. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Cordeiro races for MW Arden in GP3". GP3 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nelson Merlo
Formula 3 Sudamericana Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Bruno Andrade