Nico Verdonck

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Nicolas Verdonck
Nationality  Belgian
Born (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 28)
Brussels (Belgium)
2014 Formula Le Mans Cup
Debut season 2009
Current team DAMS
Car no. 8
Starts 12
Wins 8
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Best champ.
finish
1st in 2009
Previous series
2008
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
Italian Formula Three
Belgian GT Championship
German Formula Three
Spanish Formula Three
Formula Three Euroseries
International Formula 3000
Championship titles
2009 Formula Le Mans Cup

Nicolas Verdonck (born 5 December 1985 in Brussels) is a Belgian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Renault[edit]

Verdonck competed in Formula Renault 1600 in 2003, his first year in single seaters. His race engineer was Tim Wright.[1]

Formula 3000[edit]

Verdonck rose to prominence when he competed in the 2004 International Formula 3000 season with the Astromega team. Although the step up in power and downforce from FRenault to F3000 is a big one, Verdonck was given a degree of stability by the fact that he kept Wright as his race engineer.[1] However, he only scored one point, which was not enough to get him a drive in the new GP2 Series for 2005. After his home race at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, he won a competition for the best driving style.[2]

Formula Three[edit]

Verdonck took a step back in 2005, competing part-time in the Formula Three Euroseries without scoring any points. He also took part in the Masters of Formula 3 race. In 2006, he competed in two races in the Spanish Formula Three series, and then moved to the German Formula Three Championship for 2007, where he finished third overall. He moved country again in 2008, driving in the Italian Formula Three Championship.

Formula Le Mans Cup[edit]

For 2009, Verdonck switched disciplines to sports car racing by competing in the inaugural season of the Formula Le Mans Cup. He shared a DAMS-run car with Gavin Cronje and won the drivers' championship.

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 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 DC Points
2004 Team Astromega IMO
15
CAT
9
MON
12
NÜR
12
MAG
11
SIL
12
HOC
8
HUN
12
SPA
11
MNZ 15th 1

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2010 Triple H Team Hegersport Maserati ABU
QR
ABU
CR
SIL
QR
SIL
CR
BRN
QR
BRN
CR
PRI
QR
PRI
CR
SPA
QR

4
SPA
CR

8
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
NAV
QR

2
NAV
CR

11
INT
QR
INT
CR
SAN
QR

8
SAN
CR

Ret
36th 10
2011 Exim Bank Team China Corvette ABU
QR
ABU
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
SAC
QR
SAC
CR
SIL
QR
SIL
CR
NAV
QR

Ret
NAV
CR

Ret
PRI
QR
PRI
CR
ORD
QR
ORD
CR
BEI
QR

8
BEI
CR

5
SAN
QR

11
SAN
CR

Ret
27th 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Q&A: Nico Verdonck.". Crash.net. 2004-08-27. Archived from the original on 2007-02-10. Retrieved 2007-01-07. 
  2. ^ "Spa: Nico Verdonck race report". Motorsport.com. 2004-08-29. Retrieved 2007-01-07. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural season
Formula Le Mans Cup
Drivers' Champion

2009
Succeeded by
Incumbent