|Full name||Racing Engineering|
|Base||Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain|
|Founder/s||Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón|
|Race drivers||7. Fabio Leimer
8. Julián Leal
GP2 Series record
|Drivers' Championships||2008 (Pantano)
|Former Series||24 hours of Le Mans
World Series by Nissan
|Drivers' Titles||2001 Spanish F3 (Vilariño)
2003 Spanish F3 (Mauricio)
2004 Spanish F3 (Garcia)
2008 GP2 Series (Pantano)
2013 GP2 Series (Fabio Leimer)
|Teams' Titles||2001 Spanish F3
2002 Spanish F3
2003 Spanish F3
2004 Spanish F3
2005 Spanish F3
2006 Spanish F3
2002 World Series by Nissan
Racing Engineering is a Spanish racing team founded in 1999 by Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón. The team's headquarters are located in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, near Jerez, in a state-of-the-art factory, where all car preparation and race team organization is based. The team has won 12 championship in many categories such as Formula 3, World Series and GP2. The French drivers Franck Montagny and Stephne Sarrazin, the Briton Justin Whilson, Lucas Di Grassi and Dani Clos, are some of the drivers who entered the highest category in international motor sports after competing with Racing Engineering in Formula 3, World Series or GP2. Even the quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel, the Formula One's youngest winner, raced with Racing Engineering's Formula 3 team.
In ten years of history, the team has won eleven championship titles, which is a record for any motor racing team in such a brief period of time.
Racing Engineering has participated in categories such as the Spanish GT Championship, Spanish Formula Three, in which Racing Engineering won all six consecutive championships in which it participated, World Series by Nissan and more recently, in the GP2 Series, the main feeder championship for Formula 1.
Racing Engineering participated in the Spanish Formula Three championship between 2001 and 2006 and were team champions in each of those years. The team featured names such as Nicolas Prost, Sebastian Vettel, Sébastien Buemi, Ricardo Mauricio, Álvaro Parente and Miguel Molina among their drivers. They also achieved the drivers’ title with Ander Vilariño in 2001, Ricardo Mauricio in 2003 and Borja Garcia in 2004.
The team also participated in the World Series by Nissan in 2002 and 2003. Winning the team championship in 2002 and were vice-champions in 2003.
In 2007, Racing Engineering continued its GP2 participation with the young Javier Villa, who once more was the youngest driver in the field. The Spaniard celebrated three victories in the Racing Engineering car.
For the 2008 season, the drivers were Javier Villa, in his third season in the championship with the team, and Giorgio Pantano, another veteran. Pantano celebrated an amazing season and claimed the drivers' title, whilst the team finished in fourth position.
For the 2009 season, Racing Engineering signed the young Spaniard Dani Clos for his debut in the category and Brazilian Lucas di Grassi, who was also the third driver for the Renault F1 Team. The Spanish rookie achieved his first podium at the Portimao round, whilst Di Grassi was third in the championship and, for the 2010 season, graduated to F1.
For the 2010 season Dani Clos continued with the team. Whilst continuing with their policy of having an experienced driver and giving a chance to a rookie, Racing Engineering signed the German newcomer Christian Vietoris, vice-champion of the 2009 F3 Euroseries. Dani Clos has been in the fight for the drivers’ championship right up until the penultimate round, having achieved pole position in Monaco and having won the sprint race in Istanbul, as well as finishing on the podium several times during the season.
Christian Vietoris achieved his first win in the championship during the sprint race in Monza after a rocket start. For the last round in Abu Dhabi, Vietoris suffered an appendecitis at the last minute, with Racing engineering being able to secure Ho-Pin Tung as a replacement just in time for the practice session. Dani Clos ended the season just one point shy of being third in the championship, whilst Racing Engineering finished the season in fourth position in the teams' table.
For the 2011 GP2 season, Racing Engineering competed in the Asia Series for the first time, with Nathanaël Berthon joining Clos on the driving strength. Clos took victory in the final race of the truncated season, elevating the team to ninth in the championship. Vietoris returned for the main series, replacing Berthon, but was then injured and sat out four races, for which he was replaced by Álvaro Parente. After Vietoris' return, he won two races and finished ninth in the drivers' championship, ahead of Clos (ninth) and Parente (16th), who also raced for the Carlin team later in the year. Racing Engineering finished a career-best third in the teams' championship, behind Addax and DAMS.
In 2012, Racing Engineering signed third-year GP2 Series driver Fabio Leimer and rookie Nathanaël Berthon for the 2012 season, the Asia Series having been discontinued. Leimer finished seventh in the drivers' championship with six podium finishes, a pole position and two fastest laps; Berthon was twelfth with two second-placed finishes. The team slipped back to fourth place in the teams' championship for the fourth time in five years.
This year, during the 2013 GP2 Series Season Racing Engineering has finished third in Team's Championship thanks to both drivers Fabio Leimer and Julian Leal. The 22 years old Swiss driver secured the GP2 Driver's Championship in a dramatic race at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
|Marcos Martinez Ucha||8||0||0||0||5||22nd|
|2009||Dallara-Mecachrome||Lucas di Grassi||20||1||1||1||63||3rd||4th|
World Series by Nissan
|World Series by Nissan results|
|2002||Dallara SN01-Nissan||Franck Montagny||18||4||3||2||222||2nd||1st|
|2003||Dallara SN01-Nissan||Stéphane Sarrazin||18||1||2||4||110||7th||2nd|
Spanish Formula 3
|Spanish Formula Three results|
|2001||Dallara F300-Toyota||Ander Vilariño||13||6||7||7||196||1st||1st|
|2002||Dallara F300-Toyota||Álvaro Parente||13||1||1||1||139||4th||1st|
|2003||Dallara F300-Toyota||Pedro Barral||13||0||0||1||97||8th||1st|
|Juan Antonio del Pino||5||0||0||0||76||10th|
|Lourenço da Veiga||12||0||0||0||89||9th|
|2004||Dallara F300-Toyota||Borja Garcia||13||9||8||8||149||1st||1st|
|Maria de Villota||12||0||0||0||13||12th|
|Emilio de Villota, Jr.||2||0||0||0|
|2005||Dallara F305-Toyota||Javier Villa||15||3||3||5||96||4th||1st|
|2006||Dallara F305-Toyota||Marcos Martinez Ucha||14||1||0||0||28||10th||1st|
|Formulas||Spanish Formula Three Championship|
|World Series by Nissan|
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