Roldán Rodríguez

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Roldán Rodríguez Iglesias
Nationality  Spanish
Born (1984-11-09) 9 November 1984 (age 30)
Valladolid (Spain)
Previous series
20082009–10
2008
200709
2006, 200809
2004
200306
2002–03
2002
GP2 Asia Series
International GT Open
GP2 Series
Euro/Italian Formula 3000
World Series by Nissan
Spanish F3 Championship
Formula Junior 1600 Spain
Formula Lliure

Roldán Rodríguez Iglesias (born November 9, 1984 in Valladolid) is a Spanish racing driver, who competed in the GP2 Series from 2007 to 2009. Prior to this he competed in Spanish Formula Three and various Formula 3000 categories.

Career[edit]

Formula Three[edit]

After competing in Formula Junior 1600 Spain in 2002, Rodríguez graduated to the Spanish Formula Three Championship in 2003 in remained there for the next four seasons, gradually improving to finish as series runner-up in 2006, behind Ricardo Risatti.

Nissan World Series[edit]

In 2004, Rodríguez dovetailed part-time campaigns in F3 and the Nissan World Series, in which he scored two points from nine races.

Euroseries 3000[edit]

Rodríguez drove for the Minardi Euroseries 3000 team in 2006 alongside his Spanish F3 campaign.

GP2 Series[edit]

Giancarlo Minardi's team-up with Hitech/Piquet Sports for the 2007 GP2 Series season led to Rodríguez securing the second seat in the team, alongside Alexandre Negrão. He finished the season in 17th place.

Rodríguez driving for FMS International at the Silverstone round of the 2008 GP2 Series season.

After initially beginning 2008 without a GP2 drive, he replaced the injured Michael Herck at Fisichella Motor Sport for the last round of the GP2 Asia Series, then kept his seat with the team for the main 2008 GP2 Series season, replacing Andy Soucek who had been expected to fill the seat.[1] He finished thirteenth in the championship, an improvement upon the previous year.

Rodríguez returned to Piquet GP to compete in the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season, where he finished third behind Kamui Kobayashi and Jérôme d'Ambrosio, and the 2009 GP2 Series season,[2] where he finished eleventh.

Rodríguez rejoined Scuderia Coloni, the old Fisichella Motor Sport team, for the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season but was replaced by Alberto Valerio after the first round.

Formula One[edit]

Rodríguez tested for Minardi during the 2005 season. He was signed by the Force India Formula One team as a test driver for the winter of 2007-2008.[3] He was linked with a race seat at Formula One newcomers Campos Grand Prix for 2010,[4] but has announced that he will be taking a sabbatical from motorsport instead.[5]

Racing record[edit]

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 21 DC Points
2007 Minardi Piquet Sports BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

12
ESP
FEA

4
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

Ret
FRA
FEA

16
FRA
SPR

9
GBR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR

11
GER
FEA

10
GER
SPR

9
HUN
FEA

6
HUN
SPR

3
TUR
FEA

11
TUR
SPR

8
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

8
BEL
FEA

15
BEL
SPR

10
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

17
17th 14
2008 Fisichella Motor Sport ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

12
TUR
SPR

13
MON
FEA

6
MON
SPR

4
FRA
FEA

Ret
FRA
SPR

16
GBR
FEA

11
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

18
GER
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

19
HUN
SPR

Ret
EUR
FEA

Ret
EUR
SPR

10
BEL
FEA

21
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

6
ITA
SPR

2
13th 14
2009 Piquet GP ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

11
MON
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

17
GBR
FEA

12
GBR
SPR

9
GER
FEA

2
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

13
VAL
FEA

5
VAL
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

5
BEL
SPR

2
ITA
FEA

13
ITA
SPR

7
POR
FEA

5
POR
SPR

Ret
11th 25

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2008 FMS International DUB1
FEA
DUB1
SPR
IDN
FEA
IDN
SPR
MYS
FEA
MYS
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
DUB2
FEA

15
DUB2
SPR

Ret
29th 0
2008–09 Piquet GP CHN
FEA

1
CHN
SPR

6
DUB
FEA

3
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

6
BHR1
SPR

23
QAT
FEA

Ret
QAT
SPR

17
MYS
FEA

4
MYS
SPR

12
BHR2
FEA

2
BHR2
SPR

Ret
3rd 35
2009–10 Scuderia Coloni ABU1
FEA

10
ABU1
SPR

14
ABU2
FEA

ABU2
SPR

BHR1
FEA

BHR1
SPR

BHR2
FEA

BHR2
SPR

23rd 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FMS International sign Rodriguez". autosport.com. 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Rodriguez returns to Piquet for 2009". crash.net. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Spyker test role for Rodriguez". motorsport.com. 2007-09-20. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  4. ^ "De la Rosa for Campos?". grandprix.com. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Roldán Rodríguez anuncia que no competirá la próxima temporada". El Norte de Castilla (in Spanish) (Vocento). 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 

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