Tech 1 Racing

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Tech 1 Racing
Motor racing team
Founded 2000
Country France France
Team Principal(s) France Simon Abadie
Current series World Series by Renault
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Former series French Formula Renault 2.0
GP3 Series
Drivers
Drivers' titles 2007 World Series by Renault (Parente)

2007 Eurocup Mégane Trophy (Petiz)

Teams' titles 2007 World Series by Renault 2008 World Series by Renault 2006 Eurocup Mégane Trophy 2007 Eurocup Mégane Trophy 2008 Eurocup Mégane Trophy

Tech 1 Racing is a racing team based in Toulouse, France. They currently compete in the World Series by Renault and Eurocup Mégane Trophy.

Career[edit]

French Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

The team was founded in 2000 by French racing driver Simon Abadie. They joined the French Formula Renault 2.0 championship the same year, with Abadie finishing as runner-up in the standings. They also finished as runner-up in the series in 2003 before leaving the championship at the end of the 2005 season.

Eurocup Mégane Trophy[edit]

In 2005, Tech 1 joined the newly formed Eurocup Mégane Trophy, with Matthieu Lahaye and Simon Abadie finishing ninth and tenth respectively in the championship. The following year they finished second in the Drivers' championship with Lahaye and also claimed the Teams' title, the first of three consecutive Teams' championships. In 2007, they claimed a one-two finish in the drivers' championship, with Portuguese driver Pedro Petiz taking the title ahead of team-mate Dimitri Enjalbert.

World Series by Renault[edit]

2006 saw Tech 1 Racing join the World Series by Renault championship with drivers Jérôme d'Ambrosio and Ryo Fukuda. Tech 1 took over Saulnier Racing's single-seater racing structure and equipment. After a steady first season the team finished twelfth in the Teams' standings, with Fukuda taking their best race result of fourth place at both Donington Park and Le Mans.

In 2007 the team fielded former British Formula Three champion Álvaro Parente and Frenchman Julien Jousse. Parente took two victories during the season (at Monaco and Spa-Francorchamps) to claim the title ahead of Ben Hanley, with Jousse finishing in tenth position. Tech 1 also secured the Teams' title, ahead of International DracoRacing and Carlin Motorsport.

Jousse remained with the team for the 2008 season, where he was joined by Formula Renault graduate Charles Pic. After taking six podium places – including a win at Barcelona – Jousse finished second in the championship behind Giedo van der Garde, whilst Pic took wins at Monaco and Le Mans to finish in sixth place. The team also won their second consecutive Teams' title.

Pairing the drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley at the start of the season (the latter would be replaced by 2010 British Formula Three season champion Jean-Éric Vergne), Tech 1 secured the 2010 season title.

Results[edit]

Formula Renault 3.5[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Dallara-Renault Australia Daniel Ricciardo 18 4 8 5 136 2nd 1st
France Jean-Éric Vergne 6 1 0 0 53 8th

GP3[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Dallara-Renault Romania Doru Sechelariu 16 0 0 0 0 29th 6th
Spain Daniel Juncadella 10 0 0 0 10 14th
Monaco Stefano Coletti 14 0 0 0 18 9th
France Jean-Éric Vergne 4 0 0 0 9 17th
France Jim Pla 2 0 0 0 0 36th
2011 Dallara-Renault Finland Aaro Vainio 8 0 0 0 6* 17th* 4th*
Italy Andrea Caldarelli 4 0 0 2 20* 5th*
Netherlands Thomas Hylkema 4 0 0 0 0* 31st*
Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss 8 1 0 0 7* 13th*

D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

Timeline[edit]

2000s 2010s
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Formulas Formula Renault 2.0 France Formula Renault 3.5 Series
FR2000E FR2000E Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
GP3 Series
Touring car Eurocup Mégane Trophy

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