Pablo Pérez Companc

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Pablo Pérez Companc watches the activities prior to the 2007 Indy 500

Pablo Pérez Companc (born December 11, 1982) is an Argentine racing driver from Buenos Aires.

Pérez Companc started editing the Argentine version of Evo in 2012 and Octane in 2013.

His father is businessman Gregorio Pérez Companc. He is the younger brother of Ford World Rally Championship rally driver, Luís Pérez Companc.

Motorsport career[edit]

He began his racing career in Canadian Formula Ford 2000 in 2000. In 2001 and 2002 he drove in the Argentine Formula Renault Championship. From 2004 to 2005 Pérez competed in Formula Three Sudamericana. In 2004 he drove for PropCar Racing and finished 13th in points and in 2005 he drove for Nasr-Castroneves Racing and captured his first win and finished 9th in points. 2006 saw him move to GT 2000, an Argentine sports car series. where he won all three races he contested.

Pablo signed with Chip Ganassi Racing for 2007 in the Indy Pro Series. In his first race for the team at Homestead-Miami Speedway he made contact with Sean Guthrie's car on lap 47. His car launched over Guthrie and into the catch fence where the footbox of his car was sheared off, resulting in what an observer termed as "gruesome" injuries to his feet and legs.[1] He underwent extensive surgery on both legs below the knees. He was able to attend activities at Indy in May, 2007, albeit confined to a wheel chair. The following year he had recovered and returned to GT 2000 where he won two of the four races he contested. He followed that up with winning the 2009 championship,[2] capturing victories in 8 of the ten races. However, 2010 was less successful as he only won once and finished 11th in the championship. He continues to drive in GT 2000 in 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Robin. INDYCAR: Saturday Homestead Notebook, Speed, March 23, 2007, Retrieved 2011-04-16
  2. ^ Pilotos y Argentinos por el Exterior: Pablo Pérez Companc, Sport Motor, October 25, 2009, Retrieved 2011-04-16 (Spanish)
  3. ^ Pablo Pérez Companc - Career Detail, Driver Database, Retrieved 2011-04-16