Nelson Merlo

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Nelson Merlo
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Born (1983-07-15) July 15, 1983 (age 31)
São Paulo (Brazil)
Previous series
2009
2006 2008
2007
2004-05
2003
GT3 Brasil Championship
Formula Three Sudamericana
Stock Car Brasil
Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil
Formula São Paulo
Championship titles
2008
2005
2003
Formula Three Sudamericana
Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil
Formula São Paulo

Nelson Merlo (born 15 July 1983, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian racing driver. In 2005, he won the Brazilian Formula Renault season, taking a win in 6 races.

Racing career[edit]

Merlo's racing career started in 1995 in Brazilian karting, where he would stay until 2003 when he moved to the Formula São Paulo circuit. He won the championship there during 2003 and 2004.

In 2005, he moved to the Brazilian Formula Renault circuit and won the championship again, setting victory records in the process. He tested at Paul Ricard (France) with Formula World Series 3.5.

In 2006, he moved to the South American Formula Three championship, and winning the championship in 2008.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Podiums F/Laps Points Final Placing
2003 Formula São Paulo Phebem Fórmula 10 0 0 1 0 182 1st
2004 Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil Bassani Racing 3 0 0 1 0 44 14th
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Brazil Bassani Racing 14 4 6 10 5 319 1st
2006 Formula Three Sudamericana Piquet Sports 16 0 0 4 0 50 6th
2007 Stock Car Brasil Bassani Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2008 Formula Three Sudamericana Bassani Racing 18 2 8 13 128 0 1st
2009 GT3 Brasil Championship Scuderia Occhi 9 0 0 0 0 22 30th

* Season in progress.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Clemente de Faria, Jr.
Formula Three Sudamericana Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Leonardo Cordeiro