Luiz Razia

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Luiz Razia
Luiz Razia 2011.JPG
Razia at Moscow City Racing 2011
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Born (1989-04-04) April 4, 1989 (age 25)
Barreiras (Brazil)
2014 Indy Lights
Debut season 2014
Current team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Car no. 7
Starts 7
Wins 1
Poles 2
Fastest laps 1
Previous series
2013
20092012
2008-092011
20072008
2007
2007
20052006
International GT Open
GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Euroseries 3000
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Italian Formula 3000
Formula 3 Sudamericana
Championship titles
2006 Formula 3 Sudamericana

Luiz Tadeu Razia Filho (born April 4, 1989 in Barreiras) is a Brazilian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Razia began his single seater career in 2005 in the South American Formula 3 championship. Driving for Dragão Motorsport, Razia finished sixth in the championship taking six podium finishes, including two race wins. During the season he also took part in the Brazilian Formula Renault 2.0 series, finishing the year tenth in the standings.

For 2006, Razia remained in South American Formula 3, taking eleven podium places and seven race wins to win the title ahead of Mario Moraes and Diego Nunes. He also contested three races in the Formula 3000 International Masters series for Charouz Racing, winning all three of them to finish eighth in the championship. He also became a rookie driver for A1 Team Brazil in the 2006–07 A1 Grand Prix season.

The following year, Razia moved to Europe to race in the Euroseries 3000 championship. He began the season with Fisichella Motor Sport, but made a mid-season change to ELK Motorsport following the departure of Alx Danielsson. During the season, he took four podium places to finish third in the Euroseries standings and fourth in the Italian championship, which ran as part of the main series. Razia also contested four races in the World Series by Renault when he replaced Ricardo Risatti at GD Racing.[1]

In 2008, he remained in Euroseries 3000 with ELK Motorsport, partnering Frenchman Nicolas Prost, the son of four-time Formula One World Champion Alain Prost.[2] In the Italian Formula 3000 standings he once again finished the season in fourth place, taking three podiums including his first race win at Misano.

Razia driving for Fisichella Motor Sport at the Catalunya round of the 2009 GP2 Series season.

Towards the end of 2006, Razia tested a GP2 car at Jerez for the Racing Engineering team, and in September 2008 he tested again for the team at the Paul Ricard circuit in Southern France.[3] On October 2, 2008 Razia joined the Trust Team Arden for the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season.[4] He scored his first championship points in Qatar, with an 8th in the feature race and a 6th in the sprint race. In the final race of the season in Bahrain, Luiz claimed his first win, having started from the pole – due to the series' reverse-grid system – as he had finished 8th in the feature race the day before.

He signed for Fisichella Motor Sport to compete in the main GP2 Series in 2009.[5] After taking his first point at Autodromo Nazionale Monza during the feature race, Razia led from pole to take his first GP2 win, in a similar way to his win in Bahrain during GP2 Asia.

Razia joined Max Chilton in the Barwa Addax Team for the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season,[6] but both drivers were replaced before the second round of the championship, with Chilton moving to Ocean Racing Technology. Razia returned for the final round in Bahrain, replacing Daniel Zampieri at the Rapax Team.[7]

He remained with Rapax for the 2010 GP2 Series season. He started strongly, finishing the first six races in the points (including two podiums), but then endured a barren run until the final round of the season, eventually finishing eleventh in the drivers' championship. His team-mate, Pastor Maldonado, became the series champion, whilst Razia helped Rapax to claim the teams' title.

As part of his Formula One testing deal with the Lotus team, Razia signed to drive for the new AirAsia team in 2011, alongside fellow Lotus tester Davide Valsecchi. He scored no points in the Asia series, but finished sixth in the first race of the main series season, to earn the team three points in its inaugural main series start. He later took his first series pole position at the Hungaroring, and finished 12th in the championship.

For the 2012 season, he moved to the Arden International team alongside Simon Trummer, and won the feature race in Malaysia to lead the championship after the first round of the championship. Davide Valsecchi then moved ahead, but Razia retook the lead by winning the Silverstone sprint race, having also won in Catalunya and Valencia. However, Valsecchi edged back in front over the course of the remainder of the season, and Razia ultimately had to settle for the runner-up position in the championship.

Formula One[edit]

Testing role (2010—2012)[edit]

Razia made his first appearance in a Formula One team when he joined Virgin Racing as a test driver in 2010.[8] Razia drove the car during the Young Drivers' Test at the end of the season,[9] but did not participate in any sessions at Grands Prix. Team Lotus hired him as a reserve and test driver for 2011, with his programme running parallel to his competing in the GP2 Series with Team AirAsia, which was run by Lotus' team principal Tony Fernandes.[10] He took part in the first Free Practice session of the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix, and once again in the Young Driver test at the end of the 2011 season.

Marussia (2013)[edit]

Razia was set to make his competitive debut at the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, driving for Marussia, however he had issues with his funding and his contract was terminated, he was replaced by Jules Bianchi.[11]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 South American Formula Three Dragão Motorsport 18 2 2 4 6 52 6th
Brazilian Formula Renault 2.0 13 0 0 0 0 68 10th
2006 South American Formula Three Razia Sports 16 7 6 7 11 99 1st
F3000 International Masters Charouz Racing System 3 3 0 2 3 30 8th
2007 Euroseries 3000 Fisichella Motor Sport 16 0 1 1 4 57 3rd
ELK Motorsport
Italian Formula 3000 Fisichella Motor Sport 8 0 0 0 2 26 4th
ELK Motorsport
Formula Renault 3.5 Series GD Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 38th
2008 Euroseries 3000 ELK Motorsport 13 2 1 1 5 52 4th
Italian Formula 3000 8 1 0 1 3 32 4th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Trust Team Arden 11 1 0 0 1 9 13th
2009 GP2 Series Fisichella Motor Sport 18 1 0 1 1 8 19th
Scuderia Coloni
2009–10 GP2 Asia Series Barwa Addax 4 0 0 0 0 0 26th
Rapax Team
2010 GP2 Series Rapax Team 20 0 0 1 3 28 11th
Formula One Virgin Racing Test driver
2011 GP2 Series Caterham Team AirAsia 18 0 1 0 2 19 12th
GP2 Final 2 0 0 1 1 9 3rd
GP2 Asia Series Team AirAsia 4 0 0 0 0 0 25th
Formula One Team Lotus Test driver
2012 GP2 Series Arden International 24 4 0 3 9 222 2nd
2013 International GT Open (GTS class) Bhai Tech Racing 15 1 0 0 3 37 8th

* Season in progress.

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
2007 GD Racing MNZ
1
MNZ
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MON
1
HUN
1
HUN
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

20
EST
1
EST
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
38th 0

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 23 24 DC Points
2009 Fisichella Motor Sport ESP
FEA

16
ESP
SPR

12
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

10
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

20
GBR
FEA

20
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

14
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

Ret
19th 8
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Scuderia Coloni
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

13
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA

8
ITA
SPR

1
POR
FEA

10
POR
SPR

17
2010 Rapax Team ESP
FEA

7
ESP
SPR

2
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

5
TUR
FEA

5
TUR
SPR

2
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

15
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

13
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

16
BEL
SPR

10
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

10
ABU
FEA

7
ABU
SPR

2
11th 28
2011 Caterham Team AirAsia TUR
FEA

6
TUR
SPR

18
ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

20
VAL
FEA

6
VAL
SPR

2
GBR
FEA

17
GBR
SPR

14
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

14
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

7
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

10
ITA
SPR

9
12th 19
2012 Arden International MYS
FEA

1
MYS
SPR

5
BHR1
FEA

2
BHR1
SPR

4
BHR2
FEA

4
BHR2
SPR

2
ESP
FEA

8
ESP
SPR

1
MON
FEA

15
MON
SPR

6
VAL
FEA

3
VAL
SPR

1
GBR
FEA

5
GBR
SPR

1
GER
FEA

7
GER
SPR

10
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

3
BEL
FEA

6
BEL
SPR

20
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

16
SGP
FEA

5
SGP
SPR

4
2nd 222

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2008–09 Trust Team Arden CHN
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

17
DUB
FEA

10
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

14
BHR1
SPR

9
QAT
FEA

8
QAT
SPR

6
MYS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

Ret
BHR2
FEA

8
BHR2
SPR

1
13th 9
2009–10 Barwa Addax Team ABU1
FEA

Ret
ABU1
SPR

11
ABU2
FEA
ABU2
SPR
BHR1
FEA
BHR1
SPR
26th 0
Rapax Team BHR2
FEA

Ret
BHR2
SPR

13
2011 Team AirAsia ABU
FEA

Ret
ABU
SPR

16
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

14
25th 0

Complete Formula One participations[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 Team Lotus Lotus T128 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 AUS MAL CHN
TD
TUR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU BRA
TD

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

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

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2014 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports STP
5
LBH
5
ALA
2
ALA
4
IND
2
IND
1
INDY
4
POC
8
TOR MDO MDO MIL SNM SNM 5th* 258*

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Razia takes Risatti's place at GD". crash.net. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Luiz Razia extends contract with Elk Motorsport". italiaracing.net. 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Champion team to test trio at Ricard". crash.net. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Razia joins Arden, Villa to Super Nova". GPUpdate.net. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Razia joins Fisichella for GP2 season". autosport.com. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  6. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2009-10-21). "Razia joins Barwa Addax for Asia". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Luiz Razia set to join Rapax in Bahrain's finale". GP2 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  8. ^ Elizalde, Pablo; Glendenning, Mark (2009-12-15). "Parente, Razia join Virgin as testers". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  9. ^ "Ricciardo still on top on session 3 in Abu Dhabi". Racer.com. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "2011 Test Driver Line-up". Teamlotus.co.uk (Team Lotus). 11 March 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Bianchi replaces Razia at Marussia for 2013". gpupdate.net (GPUPDATE.NET). 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alberto Valerio
Formula Three Sudamericana
Champion

2006
Succeeded by
Clemente de Faria, Jr.