Máximo Cortés

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Máximo Cortés
Nationality Spain Spanish
Born (1988-04-13) April 13, 1988 (age 26)
Móstoles, Madrid (Spain)
2014 Le Mans Series
Debut season 2009
Current team MIK Corse
Car no. 23
Starts 3
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2005
2006-2007
2008
2009
2010
Master Junior Formula
Spanish Formula Three
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
LeMans Series
Championship of Spain Gran Turismo - Spanish Resistance Cup - Superleague Formula
Championship titles
2007 Spanish Formula Three
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Máximo Cortés (born (1988-04-13)April 13, 1988 in Móstoles, Madrid) is a Spanish racing driver who competes in single seater formulae.

Career[edit]

Formula Three[edit]

After a first successful season in the Master Junior Formula, finishing the season as runner-up, Cortés graduated to Spanish Formula Three Championship in 2006 with Spanish team Escuderia TEC-Auto. A strong third place in the standings in his rookie year boost him as the favorite for the followed season.

Cortés continued with TEC Auto into the 2007 season. During the season he took nine podiums, including six race wins, to won the drivers' title ahead of his team-mate Marco Barba, winning the title by just four points.[1]

World Series by Renault[edit]

In 2008, Cortés signed with Pons Racing in order to participate in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series alongside fellow Spanish Formula Three teammate Marcos Martínez.[2][3]

After only seven races in the championship, Máximo was replaced by Aleix Alcaraz due to financial problems;[4] during his short stint in the championship, Cortés finished two times in the points positions, a seven in Spa being his best result.

Racing record[edit]

Season Series Team Car No. Races Poles Wins FLaps Points Position
2009 Le Mans Series LMP2 Spain Q8 Oils Hache Team 43 3 0 0 0 0* N/A*
2008 Spanish Formula Three Spain emiliodevillota.com 22 2 1 1 0 0 N/A
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Spain Pons Racing 14 7 0 0 0 5 26th
2007 Spanish Formula Three Spain Escuderia TEC-Auto 1 16 4 6 9 117 1st
2006 Spanish Formula Three Spain Escuderia TEC-Auto 13 16 2 2 3 93 3rd
2005 Master Junior Formula Spain Escuela de Pilotos Emilio de Villota 20 10 469 2nd
  • * Season in Progress

World Series by Renault Record[edit]

Year Team MOZ
SPR

Italy
MOZ
FEA

Italy
SPA
SPR

Belgium
SPA
FEA

Belgium
MON
FEA

Monaco
SIL
SPR

United Kingdom
SIL
FEA

United Kingdom
HUN
SPR

Hungary
HUN
FEA

Hungary
NUR
SPR

Germany
NUR
FEA

Germany
LMS
SPR

France
LMS
FEA

France
EST
SPR

Portugal
EST
FEA

Portugal
BAR
SPR

Spain
BAR
FEA

Spain
Pos Points
2008 Spain Pons Racing 17 16 7 13 10 14 17 23rd 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Máximo Cortés is the new Champion". formula3.cc. 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Marcos Martínez y Máximo Cortés, con Pons Racing". terra.net. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-03-02. (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Pons announces Cortes and Martinez". italiaracing.net. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Alcaraz joins Pons". crash.net. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ricardo Risatti
Spanish Formula Three Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Germán Sánchez