Stéphane Richelmi

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Stéphane Richelmi
Stéphane Richelmi.JPG
Stéphane Richelmi at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round
Nationality  Monegasque
Born (1990-03-17) 17 March 1990 (age 24)
Monte Carlo (Monaco)
Related to Jean-Pierre Richelmi (father)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2011
Current team DAMS
Car no. 2
Former teams Trident Racing
Starts 54
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best champ.
finish
8th in 2013
Previous series
201011
200910
2009
2009
2008
2008
2007
200708
2006
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Italian Formula Three
French GT Championship
British Formula Three
Formula 3 Euro Series
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Belgian Formula Renault 1.6

Stéphane Richelmi (born 17 March 1990 in Monte Carlo) is a professional racing driver from Monaco. He is the son of former World Rally Championship driver Jean-Pierre Richelmi.[1]

Career[edit]

Formula Renault 1.6 & 2.0[edit]

Richelmi began his Formula racing career in the Belgian Formula Renault 1.6 category in 2006, ending the year in 12th place.

The following year, he stepped up to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, racing for Boutsen Energy Racing. He finished the season with no points, with his best race result being an 18th place at the Hungaroring.[2] He also contested two races of the Italian Formula Renault Championship.

In 2008, Richelmi participated in both the Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup series. He failed to score a point in eight Eurocup races and left the series after failing to qualify for either race at the Le Mans meeting.[3] He finished only 16th in the qualifying race for drivers who failed to make super pole, with the top twelve in the race qualifying for the weekend.[4] In the West European Cup, he scored points in three of his seven races to finish 16th in the championship.

Formula Three[edit]

Richelmi made the step up to Formula Three in late 2008, taking part in the final six races of the Formula 3 Euro Series season with Barazi-Epsilon.[5] His best result was an 18th place on his début in Barcelona.

The following year, Richelmi and the team entered the British Formula Three Championship, running a Dallara F308 chassis in the International Class.[6] Despite not finishing in the points in any of his 15 races, he was awarded two points at both Spa-Francorchamps and Portimão due to a number of cars finishing ahead of him who were ineligible for championship points. He was classified 19th in the final standings.[7]

During the year, Richelmi also took part in the Italian Formula Three Championship, driving for RC Motorsport. Despite missing the first two rounds at Adria and Magione, he finished sixth in the standings, scoring podium places at Varano, Imola and Vallelunga.[8] Richelmi continued in the Italian Formula Three series in 2010, switching to the Lucidi Motors team.[9] He finished the season as runner-up behind BVM-Target Racing's César Ramos, taking four race victories and eight podium places in total.[10] Along with Ramos and Andrea Caldarelli, Richelmi tested a Ferrari F2008 Formula One car as a prize for finishing in the top three in the championship, with the test taking place at Vallelunga on Thursday 2 December.[11] He completed 25 laps during the test and was the slowest of the three runners with a time of 1:17.97.[12]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Stéphane Richelmi at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round

In October 2009, Richelmi tested a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, taking part in the first post-season test session at Motorland Aragón with the recently crowned champions Draco Racing. He completed a total of 80 laps, recording a best time of 1:44.526 on the second day of running.[13] A year later he tested again for Draco at Barcelona and Motorland Aragón and also had an outing with French team Tech 1 Racing at the latter venue.

It was announced in January 2011 that Richelmi would join the series for the 2011 season, racing for International DracoRacing alongside fellow newcomer André Negrão.[14]

Sports cars[edit]

In October 2009, Richelmi took part in the French FFSA GT Championship round at Paul Ricard, supporting the FIA GT race held on the same weekend. Sharing a Chevrolet Corvette C6.R with Eric Cayrolle, he finished second in the first race before winning the second event.[15]

GP2 Series[edit]

Richelmi driving for Trident at the Monza round of the 2011 GP2 Series season.

Richelmi made his GP2 Series début in the 2011 season finale at Monza, replacing his injured compatriot Stefano Coletti at the Trident Racing team.[16] His team-mate was Rodolfo González. Despite not having tested the car before the event, he finished both races ahead of González. He remained with Trident for the 2012 season, alongside Julián Leal. Taking a best result of third place in the feature race at Hockenheim by gambling successfully on tyre choice in changing weather conditions, he finished 18th in the championship.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 Belgian Formula Renault 1.6 Thierry Boutsen Racing 12 0 0  ? 0 56 12th
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Boutsen Energy Racing 14 0 0 0 0 0 46th
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 Thierry Boutsen Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 46th
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup Epsilon Sport 7 0 0 0 0 10 16th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 8 0 0 0 0 0 35th
Formula 3 Euro Series Barazi–Epsilon 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2009 British Formula Three Championship 15 0 0 0 0 4 19th
Italian Formula Three Championship RC Motorsport 12 0 0 0 3 92 6th
French FFSA GT Championship Selleslagh Racing Team 2 1 1 0 2 0 NC†
2010 Italian Formula Three Championship Lucidi Motors 16 4 1 0 8 153 2nd
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series International DracoRacing 9 0 0 0 0 6 19th
GP2 Series Trident Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 31st
GP2 Final 2 0 0 0 0 0 26th
2012 GP2 Series Trident Racing 24 0 0 0 1 25 18th
2013 GP2 Series DAMS 22 0 0 0 1 103 8th
2014 GP2 Series DAMS 6 1 0 0 1 32 6th

† – As Richelmi was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2011 International Draco Racing ALC
1

16
ALC
2

Ret
SPA
1

17
SPA
2

Ret
MNZ
1

7
MNZ
2

15
MON
1

16
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

13
HUN
1

15
HUN
2

20
SIL
1

19
SIL
2

20
LEC
1

17
LEC
2

13
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
26th 6

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 22 23 24 DC Points
2011 Trident Racing TUR
FEA
TUR
SPR
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA

15
ITA
SPR

14
31st 0
2012 Trident Racing MYS
FEA

19
MYS
SPR

19
BHR1
FEA

11
BHR1
SPR

Ret
BHR2
FEA

17
BHR2
SPR

17
ESP
FEA

21
ESP
SPR

19
MON
FEA

8
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

14
VAL
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

13
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

3
GER
SPR

21
HUN
FEA

17
HUN
SPR

21
BEL
FEA

9
BEL
SPR

6
ITA
FEA

13
ITA
SPR

9
SGP
FEA

14
SGP
SPR

22†
18th 25
2013 DAMS MYS
FEA

8
MYS
SPR

4
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

13
ESP
FEA

15
ESP
SPR

15
MON
FEA

9
MON
SPR

8
GBR
FEA

2
GBR
SPR

19
GER
FEA

5
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

9
BEL
FEA

7
BEL
SPR

4
ITA
FEA

4
ITA
SPR

25
SGP
FEA

4
SGP
SPR

4
ABU
FEA

Ret
ABU
SPR

20
8th 103
2014 DAMS BHR
FEA

19
BHR
SPR

5
ESP
FEA

10
ESP
SPR

7
MON
FEA

8
MON
SPR

1
AUT
FEA

14
AUT
SPR

10
GBR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR

6
GER
FEA

10
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

11
BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

RUS
FEA

RUS
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

9th* 41*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2007". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Round 5: Le Mans – Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Qualifying Race – Final Classification" (PDF). intranetwsr.alkamelsystems.com (World Series by Renault; Renault Sport). 2008-09-06. p. 56. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  5. ^ "ANTEPRIMA A Barcellona debutta la Epsilon Sport con Stephane Richelmi". italiaracing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  6. ^ "British F3 entry list revealed". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  7. ^ "Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  8. ^ "Formula 3 Italia 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  9. ^ "Agreement reached with Stephane Richelmi". lucidi.com (Lucidi Motors). 3 December 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Campionato Italiano Formula 3 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  11. ^ "Jules Bianchi test driver for 2011". ferrari.com (Ferrari). 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  12. ^ Caruccio, Antonio (2 December 2010). "Ferrari test at Vallelunga Caldarelli is the fastest". italiaracing.net (Inpagina). Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Formula Renault 3.5 Series – Test Motorland Aragon 2009: Session 4". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  14. ^ Beer, Matt (13 January 2011). "Draco signs Richelmi and Negrao". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "SRT enjoys a sparkling weekend in Paul Ricard". automobilsport.com (MaP). 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  16. ^ Glendenning, Mark (2011-09-03). "Stephane Richelmi to deputise for injured Stefano Coletti in Trident GP2 line-up". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2011-09-03. 

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