Luís Sá Silva

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Luís Sá Silva
Nationality  Angolan
Born (1990-08-23) 23 August 1990 (age 24)
Benguela (Angola)
2014 GP3 Series
Debut season 2013
Current team Carlin
Car no. 12
Starts 34
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 19th in 2013
Previous series
2012
2012
2012
2011
2010
2010
2009
2007-2008
Formula 3 Euro Series
Macau Grand Prix
British Formula 3 Championship
Formula Pilota China
German Formula 3 Championship
Austria Formula 3 Cup
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Asian Formula Renault Challenge

Luís Jorge Sá Silva (born 23 August 1990 in Benguela)[1] is an Angolan racing driver currently competing in the GP3 Series with Carlin.[2]

He competes under a Macanese competition licence, as the Angolan motorsport federation (FADM — Federação Angolana de Desportos Motorizados) is not recognised by the FIA to issue the Grade A competition licence that he requires.

Career[edit]

Asian Formula Renault[edit]

Luís Sá Silva contested the Asian Formula Renault Challenge series from 2007 until 2009. During the 2009 season, he won six races and started from pole four times, ultimately finishing in second place overall.

Formula Pilota China[edit]

After a short spell contesting Formula Three championships in Europe thoughtout 2010, Sá Silva returned to Asia for the Formula Pilota China series in 2011. Sá Silva recorded two wins and three podiums to finish second overall, some sixty-five points behind series winner Mathéo Tuscher.

Formula 3[edit]

In 2012, Sá Silva returned to Europe to begin a widespread Formula Three campaign that included the Formula 3 Euro Series, the Macau Grand Prix and Masters of Formula 3, and guest appearances in the British Formula 3 Championship. Driving a Dallara chassis powered by a Mercedes-Benz engine that was prepared by the Prema Powerteam, Sá Silva endured a difficult season, in which he scored just fourteen points in the Euro Series, with a best result of seventh place at the Nürburgring.

At the Masters of Formula 3 in July, Sá Silva qualified eighteenth, and went on to finish the race in the same position, four laps behind race winner Daniel Juncadella. His appearance at the Macau Grand Prix was equally difficult; after qualifying twenty-seventh out of thirty drivers, he went on to finish the Qualifying Race in twenty-third position, and was involved in a collision with Dennis van de Laar on the final lap of the Main Race. As he had completed 90% of the race winner's distance at the time of the collision, Sá Silva was considered to have completed the race, and was classified in twenty-third place.

As a guest driver in the British Formula 3 championship, Sá Silva was ineligible to score championship points when he raced at the Norisring and Spa-Francorchamps. However, his results—with a best place of fifteenth in the first race at the Norisring—would not have seen him score points had he been eligible to record them.

GP3 Series (2013/2014)[edit]

Sá Silva competes at the GP3 Series with Carlin.

As a guest driver in the British Formula 3 championship, Sá Silva was ineligible to score championship points when he raced at the Norisring and Spa-Francorchamps. However, his results—with a best place of fifteenth in the first race at the Norisring—would not have seen him score points had he been eligible to record them.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Asian Formula Renault Challenge Champ Motorsports 12 0 0 0 1 64 14th
2008 Asian Formula Renault Challenge 13 0 0 0 3 193 4th
2009 Asian Formula Renault Challenge Asia Racing Team 12 6 2 4 7 287 2nd
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup Krenek Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 44 21st
2010 ATS Formel 3 Cup China Sonangol 5 0 0 0 0 0 19th
Austria Formula 3 Cup Sonangol Motopark 4 1 2 3 2 35 9th
2011 Formula Pilota China Asia Racing Team 12 2 0 0 3 124 2nd
2012 Formula 3 Euro Series Angola Racing Team 21 0 0 0 0 14 14th
59th Macau Grand Prix Formula 3 2 0 0 0 0  —1 23rd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0  —1 18th
British Formula 3 Championship 5 0 0 0 0  —  —2
2013 GP3 Series Carlin 16 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2014 GP3 Series Carlin 18 0 0 0 0 0 19th

Notes:

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 D.C. Points
2013 Carlin ESP
FEA

13
ESP
SPR

12
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

22
GBR
FEA

17
GBR
SPR

12
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

22
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

22
BEL
FEA

12
BEL
SPR

21†
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

19
ABU
FEA

18
ABU
SPR

17
23rd 0
2014 Carlin ESP
FEA

16
ESP
SPR

10
AUT
FEA

8
AUT
SPR

22
GBR
FEA

18
GBR
SPR

9
GER
FEA

17
GER
SPR

10
HUN
FEA

17
HUN
SPR

18
BEL
FEA

16
BEL
SPR

23†
ITA
FEA

14
ITA
SPR

7
RUS
FEA

17
RUS
SPR

15
ABU
FEA

Ret
ABU
SPR

17
19th 6

† Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Auto GP World 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 Pos Points
2014 Zele Racing MAR
1

MAR
2

LEC
1

LEC
2

HUN
1

HUN
2

MNZ
1

MNZ
2

IMO
1

IMO
2

RBR
1

RBR
2

NÜR
1

NÜR
2

EST
1

7
EST
2

2
16th 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The racing career of Luís Jorge Sá Silva — in detail". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Carlin join forces with Luis Sa Silva". GP3 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 14 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 

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