Alfonso Celis Jr.

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Alfonso Celis Jr.
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born Alfonso Celis Enecoiz[1]
(1996-09-18) 18 September 1996 (age 22)
Mexico City, Mexico
GP3 Series career
Debut season 2014
Current team ART Grand Prix
Car no. 4
Former teams Status Grand Prix
Starts 35
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 12th in 2015
Previous series
20142015
20132014
2013
2012
2011
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
European Formula 3
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula BMW Talent Cup
Turismos de Velocidad 1800cc
Championship titles
2011 Turismos de Velocidad 1800cc

Alfonso Celis Enecoiz, known as Alfonso Celis Jr., (born 18 September 1996) is a Mexican racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Born in Mexico City, Celis entered karting in 2009 and raced till 2012 in the local Mexican karting championships.[1]

Early career[edit]

In 2011 Celis made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the LATAM Challenge Series with Megaracing. He finished sixteenth with three top ten finishes in five races.[2]

For 2012, he decided to move in Europe and switch to the Formula BMW Talent Cup. He finished eighth in the grand finale at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben with a podium in the third race of the weekend.

Formula Renault[edit]

Celis signed with Fortec Motorsports for the 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season.[3] He had eleven point-scoring finishes, including podium in the closing race of the season at Zandvoort, finishing fourteenth in the series standings.[4]

Formula Three[edit]

During the 2013, Celis with Fortec had one-off entries to British Formula 3 and FIA European Formula 3 championships at Nürburgring and Zandvoort respectively.[5]

GP3 Series[edit]

In 2014, Celis graduated to the GP3 Series with Status Grand Prix, joining Nick Yelloly and Richie Stanaway in the team.[6] He will switch to ART Grand Prix for the 2015 season.

Formula One[edit]

Celis was signed as a development and free practice driver by the Force India team in Formula One for the 2016 season.[7] He made his first appearance during free practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix.[8]

He made his second appearance on 1 March 2017 on Day 3 of testing at Circuit de Catalunya.[9]

Indy Lights[edit]

Celis signed with Juncos Racing to compete in Indy Lights in 2018.[10]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2011 Campeonato Turismos de Velocidad 1800cc Nova / AST Racing 7 5 7 1 7 291 1st
LATAM Challenge Series Megaracing 5 0 0 0 0 6 16th
24 Hours of Barcelona — Class A3T Astra Racing 1 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 10th
2012 Formula BMW Talent Cup 3 0 0 0 1 24 6th
2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Fortec Motorsports 17 0 0 0 1 109 14th
British Formula 3 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 15 11th
FIA European Formula 3 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 34th
Pau Formula Renault 2.0 Trophy 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2014 GP3 Series Status Grand Prix 18 0 0 0 0 2 21st
FIA European Formula 3 Championship Fortec Motorsports 3 0 0 0 0 0 29th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 27th
2015 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 16 0 0 0 1 24 12th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series AVF 17 0 0 2 0 17 16th
2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series AVF 18 0 0 0 1 55 11th
Formula One Sahara Force India F1 Team Test driver
2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 Fortec Motorsports 18 1 1 2 7 204 3rd
Formula One Sahara Force India F1 Team Test driver
2018 Indy Lights Juncos Racing 2 0 0 0 0 27 11th
IndyCar Series 2 0 0 0 0 23 36th

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 17 18 Pos Points
2014 Status Grand Prix CAT
FEA

18
CAT
SPR

Ret
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

19
SIL
FEA

16
SIL
SPR

10
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

23†
HUN
FEA

16
HUN
SPR

22
SPA
FEA

12
SPA
SPR

15
MNZ
FEA

16
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

16
SOC
SPR

7
YMC
FEA

16
YMC
SPR

Ret
21st 2
2015 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

10
CAT
SPR

10
RBR
FEA

15
RBR
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

14
SIL
SPR

11
HUN
FEA

18
HUN
SPR

15
SPA
FEA

6
SPA
SPR

3
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA

13
SOC
SPR

12
BHR
FEA

8
BHR
SPR

8
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

19
12th 24

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete World Series Formula V8 3.5 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 18 Pos Points
2014 Tech 1 Racing MNZ
1
MNZ
2
ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
MSC
1
MSC
2
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

12
HUN
1
HUN
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
JER
1
JER
2
27th 0
2015 AVF ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

8
MON
1

Ret
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

11
HUN
1

14
HUN
2

16
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

12
SIL
1

13†
SIL
2

12
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

4
BUG
1

Ret
BUG
2

16
JER
1

15
JER
2

Ret
16th 17
2016 AVF ALC
1

6
ALC
2

8
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

Ret
SPA
1

10
SPA
2

3
LEC
1

11
LEC
2

8
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

11
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

7
MNZ
1

9
MNZ
2

10
JER
1

Ret
JER
2

9
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

13
11th 55
2017 Fortec Motorsports SIL
1

3
SIL
2

6
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

3
MNZ
1

4
MNZ
2

Ret
JER
1

6
JER
2

4
ALC
1

3
ALC
2

2
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

8
MEX
1

5
MEX
2

2
COA
1

8
COA
2

5
BHR
1

6
BHR
2

8
3rd 204

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Formula One participations[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2016 Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM09 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid 1.6 V6 t AUS BHR
TD
CHN RUS
TD
ESP MON CAN EUR AUT
TD
GBR HUN GER BEL ITA
TD
SIN MAL JPN USA
TD
MEX BRA ABU
TD
2017 Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India VJM10 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t AUS CHN BHR RUS ESP MON CAN AZE AUT
TD
GBR HUN
TD
BEL ITA SIN MAL JPN USA MEX
TD
BRA ABU

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2018 Juncos Racing STP STP ALA
7
ALA
8
IMS IMS INDY RDA RDA IOW TOR TOR MDO MDO GTW POR POR 11th 27

* Season still in progress

IndyCar Series[edit]

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2018 Juncos Racing Dallara DW12 Chevrolet STP PHX LBH ALA IMS INDY DET DET TXS RDA
20
IOW TOR MDO POC GTW POR
17
SNM 36th 23

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bio – Alfonso Celis Jr". alfonsocelisjr.com. Alfonso Celis Jr. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  2. ^ "LATAM Challenge Series F2000 powered by Volkswagen 2011 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Celis Jr. rumbo a Europa" [Celis Jr. bound to Europe] (in Spanish). Open Racing.ru. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  5. ^ Simmons, Marcus (14 August 2013). "Alfonso Celis to make British F3 debut at the Nurburgring". Autosport. Haymarket. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Status GP announce Alfonso Celis Jr to 2014 GP3 line-up". GP3 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 10 April 2014. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Force India sign Alfonso Celis as development driver". formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 19 November 2015. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  8. ^ Parkes, Ian (24 March 2016). "Alfonso Celis Jr gets F1 practice run in Bahrain with Force India". Autosport.com. Haymarket Media Group. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Celis Jr slots into Force India's test line-up". Planet F1. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Alfonso Celis Jr. joins Juncos Racing for 2018 Indy Lights championship". juncosracing.com. 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2018-02-23.

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