Olivier Beretta

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Olivier Beretta
Olivier Beretta 2012 WEC Fuji.jpg
Born (1969-11-23) 23 November 1969 (age 44)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Monaco Monegasque
Active years 1994
Teams Larrousse
Races 10
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last race 1994 Hungarian Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1996
Teams Team Oreca, JML Team Panoz, Corvette Racing, AF Corse
Best finish 4th (2001, 2006, 2012)
Class wins 6 (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011)

Olivier Beretta (born 23 November 1969 in Monte Carlo) is a racing driver from Monaco who raced in Formula One in 1994 for the Larrousse team, partnering Érik Comas. He participated in 10 grands prix, debuting on 27 March 1994. He scored no championship points, and was replaced when his sponsorship money ran out. During 2003 and 2004, he tested for the Williams team.

Beretta has seen more success in sportscar racing, taking class wins at the 24 Heures du Mans with Viper GTS-Rs in 1999 (10th overall) and 2000 (7th overall), Corvettes in 2004 (C5-R, 6th overall), 2005 (C5-R, 5th overall) and 2006 (C6-R, 4th overall) and driving LMP900 class cars to 6th (2001), 4th (2002) and 3rd (2003) place class finishes.

He made a single NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Heartland Park Topeka in 1999 for Bobby Hamilton Racing, qualifying 10th and finishing 17th.

For 2012, Beretta made the move from Corvette to Ferrari and started the season at the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona with Risi Competizione's Ferrari F458 Italia Grand Am. He competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship in a GTE-Pro class Ferrari F458 Italia for AF Corse.

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
1992 Piquet Racing SIL
9
PAU
Ret
CAT
Ret
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
NÜR
9
SPA
Ret
ALB
17†
NOG
9
MAG
Ret
NC 0
1993 Forti Corse DON
1
SIL
10
PAU
4
PER
Ret
HOC
4
NÜR
5
SPA
13
MAG
9
NOG
4
6th 20

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1994 Tourtel Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH94 Ford V8 BRA
Ret
PAC
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
8
ESP
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
14
GER
7
HUN
9
BEL
ITA
POR
EUR
JPN
AUS
NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1996 France Viper Team Oreca France Philippe Gache
France Eric Hélary
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT1 283 21st 12th
1997 France Viper Team Oreca France Philippe Gache
France Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 263 DNF DNF
1998 France Viper Team Oreca Portugal Pedro Lamy
United States Tommy Archer
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 312 13th 2nd
1999 France Viper Team Oreca Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GTS 325 10th 1st
2000 France Viper Team Oreca Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GTS 333 7th 1st
2001 France Team PlayStation Austria Karl Wendlinger
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Chrysler LMP LMP900 298 4th 3rd
2002 France PlayStation Team Oreca France Érik Comas
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Dallara SP1-Judd LMP900 359 5th 4th
2003 United States JML Team Panoz United States Gunnar Jeannette
Italy Max Papis
Panoz LMP01 Evo-Élan LMP900 360 5th 3rd
2004 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R GTS 345 6th 1st
2005 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 349 5th 1st
2006 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 355 4th 1st
2007 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Italy Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 22 DNF DNF
2008 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Italy Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 341 15th 3rd
2009 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 311 DNF DNF
2010 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
France Emmanuel Collard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT2 255 DNF DNF
2011 United States Corvette Racing United States Tommy Milner
Spain Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
314 11th 1st
2012 Italy AF Corse Italy Andrea Bertolini
Italy Marco Cioci
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
326 22nd 4th
2013 Italy AF Corse Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
312 21st 5th
2014 Italy AF Corse Italy Davide Rigon
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
28 DNF DNF

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Justin Bell
FIA GT2 Champion
1998 with:
Pedro Lamy
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Klaus Ludwig
Ricardo Zonta
FIA GT Champion
1999 with:
Karl Wendlinger
Succeeded by
Julian Bailey
Jamie Campbell-Walter
Preceded by
none
ALMS GTS/GT1 Champion
1999-2000
Succeeded by
Terry Borcheller
Preceded by
Ron Fellows
Johnny O'Connell
ALMS GTS/GT1 Champion
2005-2007 with:
Oliver Gavin
Succeeded by
Jan Magnussen
Johnny O'Connell