Sébastien Chardonnet

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Sébastien Chardonnet
Sébastien Chardonnet Rally Finland 2013 Surkee.JPG
Chardonnet at 2013 Rally Finland
Personal information
Nationality France French
Born (1988-10-17) October 17, 1988 (age 25)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2012 – present
Teams Collectif Equipe de France Rallye
Rallies 15
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 0
Total points 1
First rally 2012 Monte Carlo Rally

Sébastien Chardonnet (born 17 October 1988) is a French rally driver. He made his WRC debut in 2012 Monte Carlo Rally in Renault Clio R3 with his co-driver Thibault de la Haye. Chardonnet scored his first championship point in 2012 Rallye de France by finishing tenth overall driving Citroën DS3 WRC.

Sébastien started his career in karting at the age of 11, promoting to single-seaters such as Formula Renault before switching to rallying, in 2009. His grandfather was André 'Doudou' Chardonnet, a former circuit racer and rally driver himself. André Chardonnet was also an established Lancia importer in France, who owned a very successful privateer rally team. Frenchman Bernard Darniche won Tour de Corse in 1979 and 1981 at the wheel of a Team Chardonnet entered Lancia Stratos, famously painted 'bleu de France'.[1]

In 2011, Chardonnet was about to make his World Rally Championship debut driving Ford Fiesta R2 in WRC Academy that season. Eventually he had to withdraw from the series before the first rally, due to sponsorship difficulties.[2]

In 2012, he made his first WRC appearance with a WRC car, at 2012 Rallye de France. He finished tenth overall with a Citroën DS3 WRC.

In 2013, he competed in the WRC-3 championship, driving a Citröen DS3 R3T supported by Citroën's official WRC team. He won the championship by a ten-point-margin to Keith Cronin. Chardonnet won two events in the season and finished three times in second place.

Career results[edit]

WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Points
2012 Sébastien Chardonnet Renault Clio R3 MON
19
SWE MEX 30th 1
Citroën DS3 R3T POR
25
ARG GRE
28
NZL FIN
33
GER
15
GBR
19
Collectif Equipe de France Rallye Citroën DS3 WRC FRA
10
ITA ESP
2013 Sébastien Chardonnet Citroën DS3 R3T MON
13
SWE MEX POR
20
ARG GRE ITA
21
FIN
23
GER
15
AUS FRA
14
ESP GBR
20
NC 0
2014* Sébastien Chardonnet Citroën DS3 R3T MON
11
SWE MEX POR ARG ITA POL FIN GER AUS FRA ESP GBR NC 0

* Season in progress.

WRC 3 results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos. Points
2013 Sébastien Chardonnet Citroën DS3 R3T MON
1
SWE MEX POR
2
ARG GRE ITA
4
FIN
2
GER
1
AUS FRA
2
ESP GBR 1st 104

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dumitru, Mihai (2012-10-05). "Sébastien Chardonnet sau Seb 3.0 este nepotul unui importator de ARO". Rally Racing. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  2. ^ "WRC Academy launched in Lisbon". WRC.com. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 

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