Zoël Amberg

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Zoël Amberg
Zoël Amberg 2012.JPG
Amberg in 2012.
Nationality   Swiss
Born (1992-09-25) 25 September 1992 (age 21)
Stans (Switzerland)
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Debut season 2012
Current team Pons Racing
Car no. 30
Starts 34
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 24th in 2013
Previous series
2011
2011
2010
200910
2009
2009
European F3 Open Championship
GP3 Series
Formula Abarth
Formula Renault 2.0 MEC
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Championship titles
2010 Formula Renault 2.0 MEC

Zoël Amberg (born 25 September 1992 in Stans) is a professional racing driver from Switzerland.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Zoël Amberg in Motorland 2014

Amberg began karting in 2004 and raced primarily in his native Switzerland for the majority of his career, working his way up from the junior ranks to progress through to the KF3 and KF2 categories by 2008, when he became a works driver for the Birel Motorsport team.

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

In 2009, Amberg graduated to single–seaters, racing in both the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 championships for Jenzer Motorsport. Two race victories at the final round of the season in Imola saw him finish fourth in the Italian series,[1] whilst in the Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 championship he finished fifth overall after scoring points in all but one of the 12 races.[2] During the year he also contested a single round of the Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup at Barcelona.

Amberg remained in Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 for a second season in 2010, when the series became known as the Formula Renault 2.0 Middle European Championship. He won the title in dominant fashion, finishing on the podium in all ten races he competed in, winning six of them.[3]

Formula Abarth[edit]

Also in 2010, Amberg contested a full season in the newly–launched Formula Abarth series in Italy. He took a single victory at the opening round of the season in Misano and a further eight points–scoring positions to finish seventh in the championship.[4]

GP3 Series[edit]

In October 2010, Amberg made his debut in a GP3 Series car, taking part in the two post–season tests at Estoril and Jerez with Jenzer Motorsport, and in March 2011 it was announced that he had signed to race for ATECH CRS GP in the 2011 season, joining British Formula Renault 2.0 graduates Marlon Stöckinger and Nick Yelloly.[5] He failed to score a point in the sixteen races he entered, taking a best race result of tenth at the sprint race in Barcelona.[6]

Formula Three[edit]

In October 2011, Amberg joined De Villota Motorsport to contest the final three rounds of the European F3 Open season.[7] Despite only taking part in six races, he finished eighth in the championship,[8] taking four podium positions including a win at the final round in Barcelona.[9]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

In October 2010, Amberg made his debut at the wheel of a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car, testing for new team BVM–Target at Motorland Aragón.[10] After testing extensively for Pons Racing during the latter part of 2011, it was confirmed in December 2011 that Amberg had signed a two–year contract with the team, beginning with the 2012 season.[11] He will be joined by Formula Three graduate Yann Cunha.[12]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2009 Italian Formula Renault 2.0 Jenzer Motorsport 14 2 2 0 2 228 4th
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 12 0 0 0 1 150 5th
Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup 2 0 0 0 0 0 21st
2010 Formula Renault 2.0 Middle European Championship Jenzer Motorsport 10 6 2 1 10 243 1st
Formula Abarth 14 1 0 0 1 58 7th
2011 GP3 Series ATECH CRS GP 16 0 0 0 0 0 28th
European F3 Open De Villota Motorsport 6 1 0 0 4 50 8th
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Pons Racing 17 0 0 0 0 1 26th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Pons Racing 17 0 0 0 0 8 24th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series AV Formula 2 0 0 0 0 4* 13th*

* Season in progress.

Complete GP3 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 DC Points
2011 ATECH CRS GP TUR
FEA

12
TUR
SPR

14
ESP
FEA

16
ESP
SPR

10
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

18
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

16
GER
FEA

21
GER
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

16
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

12
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

Ret
28th 0

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
2012 Pons Racing ALC
1

10
ALC
2

16
MON
1

14
SPA
1

18
SPA
2

Ret
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

18
MSC
1

15
MSC
2

13
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
HUN
1

13
HUN
2

16
LEC
1

18
LEC
2

Ret
CAT
1

24
CAT
2

22
26th 1
2013 Pons Racing MNZ
1

12
MNZ
2

20
ALC
1

17
ALC
2

19
MON
1

20
SPA
1

19
SPA
2

16
MSC
1

21
MSC
2

22
RBR
1

11
RBR
2

19†
HUN
1

19
HUN
2

18
LEC
1

12
LEC
2

15
CAT
1

6
CAT
2

12
24th 8
2014 AVF MNZ
1

8
MNZ
2

13
ALC
1

5
ALC
2

5
MON
1

6
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

Ret
MSC
1

2
MSC
2

8
NÜR
1

NÜR
2

HUN
1

HUN
2

LEC
1

LEC
2

JER
1

JER
2

8th* 54*

Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "LO Formula Renault 2.0 Suisse 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "LO Formula Renault 2.0 Suisse 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Campionato Italiano Formula ACICSAI Abarth 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Beer, Matt (9 March 2011). "Amberg secures Atech CRS drive". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "20–22 May 2011 Results". GP3 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "A strong European F3 Open comes to Monza". European F3 Open Championship (GT Sport). 27 September 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "European F3 Open 2011". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Zoël Amberg conquers maiden win in Barcelona". European F3 Open Championship (GT Sport). 29 October 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Adrian Quaife-Hobbs confirms his good form". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 18 October 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2010. "and Zoel Amberg got a drive in a BVM Target car." 
  11. ^ "Zoel Amberg joins Pons Racing for 2012–13". World Series by Renault (Renault Sport). 9 December 2011. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  12. ^ Mills, Peter (15 December 2011). "Cunha to drive for Pons in 2012". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 20 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nico Müller
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 MEC
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
Javier Tarancón
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps