Andreas Zuber

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Andreas Zuber
Nationality Austrian
Born (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 33)
Judenburg (Austria)
Previous series
2008–09
2008
200609
2005
200304
200102
2001–02
2000
GP2 Asia Series
Superleague Formula
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
FR 2.0 Germany
Formula König

Andreas "Andi" Zuber (born 9 October 1983 in Judenburg, Austria) is a motor racing driver. An Austrian by birth, he once raced under a licence issued by the United Arab Emirates.

Career[edit]

Formula König[edit]

Despite beginning his karting career in 1998, 2000 saw his debut in the Formula König championship with Team Böhm Sport. Zuber finished twelfth in the championship with 39 points.[1]

Formula Renault[edit]

The following season, Zuber competed in both the Formula Renault 2.0 Germany and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championships for Motopark Academy. He finished sixth in the German series standings.[2] In the Eurocup, he took 54th place in the championship, with a best finish of seventeenth at the A1-Ring.[3]

For 2002, the Austrian driver remained in the German championship with Motopark Academy. He finished second behind Dutch driver Ferdinand Kool in final standings. Also he was a guest driver at the Oschersleben round of the Eurocup.

Formula Three[edit]

Zuber moved on to new-for-2003 Formula 3 Euro Series with Team Rosberg. He finished in 24th place in the standings with two points scored for seventh place in the first race at Le Mans.[4]

He continued in the F3 Euroseries in 2004 with Team Rosberg, finishing 21st without scoring a point, with a ninth place at Brno being his best result.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Zuber drove for Carlin Motorsport in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2005, finishing sixth in the championship with one win at Estoril and pole position at Valencia apiece.

GP2 Series[edit]

He switched to the GP2 Series for 2006 for the new Trident Racing team, where he partnered Gianmaria Bruni. After a slow start to his championship, he took his first race victory in the formula at the penultimate race meeting of the season at the Istanbul Park track, in which he was the only driver to hold off Lewis Hamilton, after the eventual champion spun early in the race but climbed back up to second position. This win complemented Bruni's two triumphs earlier in the year and established Zuber in fourteenth position in the championship.

Zuber moved to iSport International for 2007, where he was paired with Timo Glock. He took a perfect result of pole position, win and fastest lap at the Silverstone feature race, but his overall season was inconsistent and he finished ninth in the championship, compared to Glock's championship-winning campaign. The team-mates also collided with one another when accelerating away from the grid at the start of the Magny-Cours feature race, after starting from the front row.[5]

Zuber at Silverstone in 2008.

For 2008, Zuber switched to the Piquet Sports team alongside Pastor Maldonado. Four podium finishes saw him repeat his ninth place in the championship of the previous year, but he failed to achieve a race victory for the first time in the category. He was also outperformed by Maldonado, who finished fifth overall with almost double the number of points. He was not helped by failing to score any points in the final seven races of the season, a run which included disqualification from third place at the Spa-Francorchamps for a technical infringement that both he and the team considered to be particularly unfair.[6] Zuber also drove in the first two rounds of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season for the FMS International team, after which he was replaced by Rodolfo González.[7]

Zuber returned to FMS for the 2009 GP2 Series season, where he was partnered by Luiz Razia. Despite scoring more podium finishes, the year was unstable off-track: first Giancarlo Fisichella's stake in the team was bought back by the Coloni family, its original founder and owner; then the outfit missed the eighth round of the championship after its cars were impounded as a result of court proceedings initiated by driver Andy Soucek, who had briefly been employed by FMS.[8] Zuber eventually wound up in thirteenth place overall.

Superleague Formula[edit]

Zuber has also represented Al Ain in the Superleague Formula, a championship in which the cars represent different football teams.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2000 Formula König Team Böhm Sport 8 0 0 0 0 39 12th
2001 Formula Renault 2.0 Germany Motopark Academy 8 0 0 0 0 81 6th
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 4 0 0 0 0 0 54th
2002 Formula Renault 2.0 Germany Motopark Academy 14 0 0 0 2 120 11th
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Italian Formula Three Team Ghinzani 1 0 1  ? 0 3 12th
2003 Formula 3 Euro Series Team Rosberg 20 0 0 0 0 2 24th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 26th
2004 Formula 3 Euro Series Team Rosberg 20 0 0 0 0 0 21st
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 25th
2005 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin Motorsport 16 1 1 4 4 73 6th
2006 GP2 Series Trident Racing 21 1 0 0 1 12 14th
2007 GP2 Series iSport International 21 1 1 2 3 30 9th
2008 GP2 Series Piquet Sports 20 0 0 1 4 32 9th
Superleague Formula Al Ain 4 0 0 0 0 244 12th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Fisichella Motor Sport 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2009 GP2 Series Fisichella Motor Sport 18 0 0 0 3 21 13th
PartyPokerRacing.com Scuderia Coloni

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2003 Team Rosberg Dallara F303/006 Spiess-Opel HOC1
1

17
HOC1
2

9
ADR
1

18
ADR
2

23
PAU
1

20
PAU
2

DNS
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

13
LMS
1

7
LMS
2

13
NÜR
1

22
NÜR
2

Ret
A1R
1

9
A1R
2

Ret
ZAN
1

13
ZAN
2

12
HOC2
1

Ret
HOC2
2

21
MAG
1

25
MAG
2

Ret
24th 2
2004 Team Rosberg Dallara F303/005 Spiess-Opel HOC1
1

19
HOC1
2

Ret
EST
1

21
EST
2

Ret
ADR
1

20
ADR
1

Ret
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
MAG
1

20
MAG
2

Ret
NÜR
1

19
NÜR
2

16
ZAN
1

23
ZAN
2

Ret
BRN
1

12
BRN
2

9
HOC2
1

Ret
HOC2
2

10
21st 0

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 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 DC Points
2005 Carlin Motorsport ZOL
1

2
ZOL
2

2
MON
1

DNS
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

10
LMS
1

7
LMS
2

8
BIL
1

22
BIL
2

16
OSC
1

3
OSC
2

10
DON
1

19
DON
2

Ret
EST
1

1
EST
2

7
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

5
6th 73

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 DC Points
2006 Trident Racing VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

13
IMO
FEA

Ret
IMO
SPR

8
NÜR
FEA

14
NÜR
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

11
MON
FEA

5
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

Ret
MAG
FEA

Ret
MAG
SPR

18
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

14
HUN
FEA

14
HUN
SPR

9
IST
FEA

7
IST
SPR

1
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

Ret
14th 12
2007 iSport International BHR
FEA

3
BHR
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

DNS
CAT
SPR

9
MON
FEA

Ret
MAG
FEA

Ret
MAG
SPR

15
SIL
FEA

1
SIL
SPR

6
NÜR
FEA

Ret
NÜR
SPR

21
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

6
IST
FEA

Ret
IST
SPR

14
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

5
SPA
FEA

18
SPA
SPR

12
VAL
FEA

12
VAL
SPR

12
9th 30
2008 Piquet Sports CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

Ret
IST
FEA

3
IST
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

11
MON
SPR

17
MAG
FEA

5
MAG
SPR

8
SIL
FEA

7
SIL
SPR

11
HOC
FEA

11
HOC
SPR

2
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

7
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

DSQ
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

10
9th 32
2009 Fisichella Motor Sport CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

3
MON
SPR

5
IST
FEA

9
IST
SPR

19
SIL
FEA

8
SIL
SPR

2
NÜR
FEA

3
NÜR
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

17
13th 21
PartyPokerRacing.com
Scuderia Coloni
VAL
FEA

16
VAL
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA

12
MNZ
SPR

Ret
ALG
FEA

8
ALG
SPR

12

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2008–09 Fisichella Motor Sport SHI
FEA

Ret
SHI
SPR

Ret
DUB
FEA

Ret
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA
BHR1
SPR
LSL
FEA
LSL
SPR
SEP
FEA
SEP
SPR
BHR2
FEA
BHR2
SPR
NC 0

Superleague Formula[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Pts
2008 Al Ain
Azerti Motorsport
DON
6
DON
15
NÜR
11
NÜR
11
ZOL ZOL EST EST VAL VAL JER JER 12th* 244*
  • * Al Ain FC overall standing. There is no drivers' championship in the Superleague Formula.

FIA GT competition results[edit]

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 Phoenix Racing/Carsport Corvette ABU
QR

1
ABU
CR

2
SIL
QR

11
SIL
CR

Ret
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
INT
CR
SAN
QR
SAN
CR
23rd 26
2011 Exim Bank Team China Corvette ABU
QR
ABU
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
SAC
QR
SAC
CR
SIL
QR

3
SIL
CR

3
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
PRI
QR

Ret
PRI
CR

Ret
ORD
QR
ORD
CR
BEI
QR
BEI
CR
SAN
QR
SAN
CR
20th 19
2012 Valmon Racing Team Russia Aston Martin NOG
QR

13
NOG
CR

13
ZOL
QR

Ret
ZOL
CR

15
NAV
QR

15
NAV
QR

13
27th 1
Exim Bank Team China Porsche SVK
QR

DNS
SVK
CR

DNS
ALG
QR

9
ALG
CR

10
Sunred Ford SVK
QR

DNS
SVK
CR

Ret
MOS
QR
MOS
CR
NUR
QR
NUR
CR
DON
QR
DON
CR

FIA GT Series results[edit]

Year Class Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Pro Sébastien Loeb Racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3 NOG
QR

10
NOG
CR

11
ZOL
QR

4
ZOL
CR

4
ZAN
QR

6
ZAN
QR

15
SVK
QR

4
SVK
CR

7
NAV
QR

5
NAV
CR

2
BAK
QR

Ret
BAK
CR

Ret
8th 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula König 2000". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 2001". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2001". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  4. ^ "GRAND PRIX AURORE - 9.LAUF EURO" (PDF). formel3guide.com (in German). 2003-07-13. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  5. ^ Bradley, Charles (2007-06-30). "Pantano wins chaotic race". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  6. ^ Bradley, Charles (2008-09-07). "Zuber bemused by exclusion". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  7. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-01-21). "Gonzalez joins Fisichella for GP2 Asia". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  8. ^ Glendenning, Mark (2009-08-28). "Legal row forces Coloni to miss Spa". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 

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