Norman Nato

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Norman Nato
Norman Nato.jpg
Nato in 2013.
Nationality French
Born (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 22)
Cannes (France)
GP2 series career
Debut season 2015 GP2 Series season
Current team Arden International
Car no. 21
Starts 6
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2013-14
2012
2011
2010
Formula Renault 3.5
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
F4 Eurocup 1.6

Norman Nato (born 8 July 1992) is a professional racing driver from France. He is known for finishing as the runner-up in the 2010 F4 Eurocup 1.6 season and the 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps season, and for winning both in Monaco and Hungary in the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Born in Cannes, Nato began his karting career in 1998 at age six, and eleven years later won the French KZ2 Championship.[1][2]

Formula Renault[edit]

Nato made his debut in single-seater in 2010, joining the F4 Eurocup 1.6 series where he finished as runner-up with two wins, losing to Stoffel Vandoorne.[3]

In 2011, he graduated to Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 with the R-ace GP team. He finished eleventh with two podiums at Nürburgring and the closing race of the season at Barcelona with another five point-scoring finishes.[4] He also partially competed in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with the same team, bringing another podium at Nürburgring.[5]

For the next season Nato remained in the Eurocup but switched to debutants RC Formula.[6] He improved to fourth, winning his first Eurocup race at Spa.[7] He was more successful in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, fighting for title with Daniil Kvyat all the season long. But he crashed into him in the final race of the season and finished as runner-up with three-point margin.[8]

Nato moved to the highest step of World Series by Renault weekeend — Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2013, joining Kevin Magnussen in DAMS team.[9] He stayed with the team for the 2014 season, partnering Carlos Sainz Jr. 2014 was his most successful season so far in the series, when he won the prestigious race at Monaco, and race 2 in Hungary.

GP2 Series[edit]

On 29 January 2015, it was confirmed that Arden International have signed Nato as their number one driver in GP2[10]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2010 F4 Eurocup 1.6 Autosport Academy 14 2 0 1 8 131 2nd
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 R-Ace GP 14 0 0 0 2 58 11th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 7 0 1 0 1 56 25th
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 RC Formula 14 1 0 1 4 96 4th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 14 4 5 5 8 214 2nd
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series DAMS 17 0 1 0 0 33 13th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series DAMS 17 2 1 1 2 89 7th
2015 GP2 Series Arden International 6 0 0 0 0 6 18th*

* 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
2013 DAMS MNZ
1

10
MNZ
2

6
ALC
1

5
ALC
2

20
MON
1

Ret
SPA
1

15
SPA
2

15
MSC
1

13
MSC
2

10
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

10
HUN
1

15
HUN
2

11
LEC
1

18
LEC
2

9
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

5
13th 33
2014 DAMS MNZ
1

15
MNZ
2

11
ALC
1

11
ALC
2

10
MON
1

1
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

5
MSC
1

17
MSC
2

16
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

6
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

1
LEC
1

10
LEC
2

Ret
JER
1

8
JER
2

10
7th 89

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 DC Points
2015 Arden International BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

16
ESP
FEA

8
ESP
SPR

7
MON
FEA

18
MON
SPR

21
AUT
FEA

AUT
SPR

GBR
FEA

GBR
SPR

HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

RUS
FEA

RUS
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

18th* 6*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le pilote". norman-nato.com. Archived from the original on 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Championnat de France — KZ2 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "F4 Eurocup 1.6 2010". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "New boys and old hands raring to go". Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (Renault Sport). 27 April 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Maiden victory for Norman Nato". Renault Sport (World Series by Renault). 2 June 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "In Barcelona Daniil Kvyat (Koiranen Motorsport) seizes 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS title". RenaultSport Italia (Fast Lane Promotion). 21 October 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Norman Nato with DAMS in 2013, 30/11/2012". DAMS.fr (DAMS). 30 November 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/117494

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