Alexandre Sarnes Negrão

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Alexandre Sarnes Negrão
NationalityBrazil Brazilian
Born (1985-10-14) October 14, 1985 (age 33)
FIA GT1 World Championship career
Debut season2010
Current teamVitaphone Racing Team
Starts2
Wins1
Poles1
Fastest laps0
Best finish24th in 2010
Previous series
2005–2007
2003–2004
GP2 Series
Formula Three Sudamericana
Championship titles
2004Formula Three Sudamericana
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2008
TeamsVitaphone Racing Team
Best finishDNF (2008)

Alexandre Sarnes Negrão (born October 14, 1985), nicknamed Xandinho, is a Brazilian entrepreneur[1] and race car driver. He raced in the first three seasons of the GP2 Series, all with the Piquet Sports team, having won the Formula Three Sudamericana championship in 2004.

Career[edit]

Negrão's career started in karting in 1998, where he continued to race until he joined the Piquet team in Formula Three Sudamericana for the 2003 season. The team had been put together primarily to help Nelson Piquet, Jr.'s run through the lower series, his goal to make Formula One, but nevertheless Negrao would stay with team in 2004. He ended the 2004 season as the champion, and also got a taste of British Formula Three that year, in the form of two races for the Carlin Motorsport team.

Negrão moved up to the GP2 Series for its inaugural season in 2005, alongside Piquet in his family-sponsored team. He scored only four points, but improved to thirteen in 2006, as Piquet unsuccessfully fought with Lewis Hamilton for the championship. Piquet moved to the Renault F1 team in for 2007 as the outfit's test driver, so Negrão was expected to lead his former GP2 team. However, Negrão had a very disappointing season, scoring fewer points than the previous year and being outscored by his rookie teammate Roldán Rodríguez. He was not retained for 2008. At the time of his departure from GP2, he was the only driver to have entered every GP2 race thus contested. He also held the record for most GP2 starts, which has subsequently been surpassed by Giorgio Pantano.

Negrão competed in four races for A1 Team Brazil in the 2007–08 A1 Grand Prix season, and is now concentrating on sports car racing for 2008. He is driving for the Vitaphone Racing Team in the FIA GT Championship, and has also participated in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours race.

Racing record[edit]

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 DC Points
2005 HiTech/Piquet Racing IMO
FEA

Ret
IMO
SPR

13
CAT
FEA

8
CAT
SPR

15
MON
FEA

12
NÜR
FEA

Ret
NÜR
SPR

Ret
MAG
FEA

Ret
MAG
SPR

13
SIL
FEA

19
SIL
SPR

16
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

18
HUN
FEA

8
HUN
SPR

15
IST
FEA

12
IST
SPR

19
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

13
SPA
FEA

7
SPA
SPR

7
BHR
FEA

12
BHR
SPR

9
19th 4
2006 Piquet Sports VAL
FEA

13
VAL
SPR

7
IMO
FEA

Ret
IMO
SPR

11
NÜR
FEA

7
NÜR
SPR

7
CAT
FEA

7
CAT
SPR

18
MON
FEA

Ret
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

12
MAG
FEA

5
MAG
SPR

Ret
HOC
FEA

16
HOC
SPR

9
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

Ret
IST
FEA

8
IST
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

Ret
13th 13
2007 Minardi Piquet Sports BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

15
CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

DNS
MON
FEA

15
MAG
FEA

Ret
MAG
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

18
NÜR
FEA

12
NÜR
SPR

10
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

13
IST
FEA

7
IST
SPR

2
MNZ
FEA

14
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

19
SPA
SPR

16
VAL
FEA

15
VAL
SPR

18
20th 8

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2008 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team
United Kingdom Strakka Racing
United Kingdom Peter Hardman
United Kingdom Nick Leventis
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 82 DNF DNF

Complete Stock Car Brasil results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2009 Medley-A.Mattheis Chevrolet Vectra INT
10
CTB
8
BSB
Ret
SCZ
9
INT
Ret
SAL
5
RIO
6
CGD
10
CTB
Ret
BSB
12
TAR
15
INT
5
12th 66
2010 A.Mattheis Motorsport Chevrolet Vectra INT
15
CTB
Ret
VEL
8
RIO
13
RBP
14
SAL
22
INT
DNS
CGD
DSQ
LON
Ret
SCZ
7
BSB
7
CTB
2
13th 52
2011 Medley Full Time Peugeot 408 CTB
Ret
INT
Ret
RBP
7
VEL
18
CGD
10
RIO
Ret
INT
6
SAL
21
SCZ
16
LON
23
BSB
DSQ
VEL
19
18th 25
2012 Medley Full Time Peugeot 408 INT
20
CTB
25
VEL
Ret
RBP
Ret
LON
23
RIO
23
SAL
12
CGD
15
TAR
22
CTB
20
BSB
15
INT
18
26th 37

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2010 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati ABU
QR
ABU
CR
SIL
QR
SIL
CR
BRN
QR
BRN
CR
PRI
QR
PRI
CR
SPA
QR
SPA
CR
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
INT
QR

4
INT
CR

1
SAN
QR
SAN
CR
24th 25

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Danilo Dirani
Formula Three Sudamericana Champion
2004
Succeeded by
Alberto Valerio