Romain Dumas

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Romain Dumas
Romain Dumas Driver of Porsche Team's Porsche 919 Hybrid.jpg
Dumas at the Silverstone Round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship
Nationality French
Born 14 December 1977 (1977-12-14) (age 37)
Alès, France
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2001 -
Teams Freisinger Motorsport, IMSA Performance, Pescarolo Sport, Audi Sport Team Joest, Porsche Motorsport
Best finish 1st (2010)
Class wins 2 (2010,2013)

Romain Dumas (born 14 December 1977 in Alès) is a French racing driver.

Dumas started karting in 1992, in 1996 he competed in the French Formula Renault Championship. In 1998, he joined the French Formula 3 Championship.

He tested a Formula 3000 car for Oreca in 1999 and a Renault F1 in 2002. In 2004 he tested a Conquest Racing Champ Car, but he never raced in any of these formulas.

In 2001 and 2002 he competed in Euro Formula 3000.

Since 2001 he has participated in every 24 Hours of Le Mans race and since 2004 he has competed in American Le Mans Series. He is currently a Porsche factory driver for Penske Racing, and also driven in the FIA GT Championship.

In 2007 he won first overall in the 24 Hours Nürburgring, 1st American Le Mans Series (LMP2 Class - Penske Porsche RS Spyder with 8 wins, 4 pole positions), 3rd Le Mans 24 Hours (LMP1 Class - Pescarolo Sport, 5th 1000 km Valencia LMS (LMP1 Class - Pescarolo Sport ), 4 races VLN championship with Manthey Racing (2 wins, 1 pole position), 18th Daytona 24H (12th DP)

He started 2008 with the P2 class and overall win at the 2008 12 Hours of Sebring in the Penske Porsche RS Spyder.

As of 2009 Roger Penske lost sponsorship for the sports car program, and Dumas and Penske regular Timo Bernhard race on loan to the Audi Sport Team Joest for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing 17 overall and 13 in class in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans

Dumas, together with Timo Bernhard and Mike Rockenfeller won the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans in an Audi R15 TDI plus.[1] He also won the 2010 24 Hours of Spa in a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.[2] Dumas also won with partner Klaus Graf in the CytoSport Porsche RS Spyder at the ALMS event at Mosport.[3]

Romain Dumas will develop and drive the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014.[4]

In 2014, Romain Dumas won the Pikes Peak hill climb in a Norma M20 "RD Limited" developed specifically for the event.[5]

Career results[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
2001 Germany Freisinger Motorsport United States Gunnar Jeannette
France Philippe Haezebrouck
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 282 7th 2nd
2002 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Germany Sascha Maassen
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 321 17th 2nd
2003 United Kingdom Team Nasamax
United Kingdom McNeil Engineering
Canada Robbie Sterling
South Africa Werner Lupberger
Reynard 01Q-Cosworth LMP900 138 DNF DNF
2004 Germany Freisinger Motorsport France Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT 321 13th 3rd
2005 France IMSA Performance France Raymond Narac
France Sébastien Dumez
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT2 322 15th 4th
2006 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Raymond Narac
Italy Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR GT2 211 DNF DNF
2007 France Pescarolo Sport France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 358 3rd 3rd
2008 France Pescarolo Sport France Emmanuel Collard
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP1 238 DNF DNF
2009 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Timo Bernhard
France Alexandre Prémat
Audi R15 TDI LMP1 333 17th 13th
2010 Germany Audi Sport North America Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R15 TDI plus LMP1 397 1st 1st
2011 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R18 TDI LMP1 116 DNF DNF
2012 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Spain Marc Gené
France Loïc Duval
Audi R18 ultra LMP1 366 5th 5th
2013 Germany Porsche AG Team Manthey Germany Marc Lieb
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
315 16th 1st
2014 Germany Porsche Team Germany Marc Lieb
Switzerland Neel Jani
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1-H 348 11th 4th

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WDC Points
2012 Romain Dumas Mini John Cooper Works WRC MON SWE MEX POR ARG GRE NZL FIN GER GBR FRA
ESP GBR 31st 1


  1. ^ "24 Heures du Mans" (PDF). Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Total 24 Hour of Spa" (PDF). 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Bernhard and Dumas join Muscle Milk Team CytoSport". 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Works engagement with 919 hybrid and 911 RSR". Porsche. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pikes Peak : Romain Dumas winner of the race to the clouds!". Romain Dumas. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
David Brabham
Marc Gené
Alexander Wurz
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2010 with:
Timo Bernhard
Mike Rockenfeller
Succeeded by
Marcel Fässler
André Lotterer
Benoît Tréluyer