Arthur Pic

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Arthur Pic
Arthur Pic 2012.JPG
Pic in 2012.
Nationality France French
Born (1991-10-05) 5 October 1991 (age 25)
Montélimar, France
Related to Charles Pic (brother)
GP2 Series career
Debut season 2014
Current team Rapax
Car no. 12
Former teams Campos Racing
Starts 61
Championships 0
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 7th in 2014
Previous series
20092010
2009
2008
2007
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Formul'Academy Euro Series
Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium
Championship titles
2008 Formul'Academy Euro Series

Arthur Pic (born 5 October 1991 in Montélimar) is a French racing driver who competed in the 2016 GP2 Series with Italian outfit Rapax. Pic also holds the track record at Motorland, Aragon in Spain.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Like most top-line drivers, Pic began his racing career in karting, contesting the 2005 French Junior Championship whilst also taking a third-place finish at the Bridgestone Cup and runner-up spot in Spain's Champions Cup at El Vendrell. The following season he claimed fourth in the French Championship before turning his attention to single-seater competition.

Formula Renault 2.0 Series (2009-2010)[edit]

Arthur Pic at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round

In 2007 15-year-old Pic began his graduation to single-seater racing by running a limited schedule in the Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium series. The following year he stepped up to new-for-2008 Formul'Academy Euro Series which he won comfortably at the first attempt, taking nine podium finishes from fourteen races.

Next Pic competed in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup championships for SG Formula. He finished tenth in the ultra-competitive Eurocup series, taking nine points-scoring positions in fourteen races,[1] and sixth place in the West European Cup where he managed two podiums [2] and ended the campaign as the highest placed rookie driver.

Remaining in the Eurocup for the 2010 season, Pic switched to Tech 1 Racing.[3] and scored an impressive seven pole positions, four fastest laps and four race wins on his way to third in the standings.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2011-2013)[edit]

It was announced on 3 January 2011 that Pic would drive for Tech 1 Racing in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series[4] alongside Kevin Korjus. After a learning year in which he showed flashes of genuine pace and recorded 12 championship points, he switched to the illustrious DAMS squad for 2012 to lead the team's maiden Formula Renault 3.5 campaign. Pic immediately proved rapid, taking pole position for the opening two races and scoring enough points to remain amongst the championship contenders at half-distance. He recorded his maiden race victory in the championship's trip to Russia, emerging from the weekend as the highest scoring driver with a total of 37 points. But a difficult end to the year would prove his undoing and ultimately leave Pic eighth in the final standings.

Pic remained in the championship for a third year in 2013, joining new Spanish squad AV Formula. Despite struggling in qualifying for the opening round at Monza, Pic completed a combined 28 overtaking moves during both races to finish sixth and fourth respectively. He then scored the team's maiden podium in only their second weekend of FR3.5 competition, coming home third at Motorland Aragon. Pic scored a total of nine points-paying finishes over the course of the season to conclude the 2013 campaign eighth in the standings.

MRF Challenge (2013)[edit]

During the 2013 off-season Pic competed in the MRF Challenge championship with backing from Renault. He took a commanding victory at the opening race, which ran in support of the Indian Grand Prix, and was on the top step of the podium again at the following event in Bahrain. In total, the Frenchman scored an impressive seven podium finishes over the course of three weekends.

GP2 Series (2014-2016)[edit]

In January 2014 it was confirmed that Pic would drive for the Campos Racing team in the upcoming GP2 Series season. He took his first podium and GP2 win in the feature race at the Hungaroring with two additional podiums at Monza and Yas Marina.[citation needed] Pic remained with Campos for the 2015 season, finishing 11th, four places from where he finished in 2014. Pic switched to Rapax Team for the 2016 season.

Personal life[edit]

Arthur is the younger brother of fellow racing driver Charles Pic who has competed in Formula One with the Caterham and Marussia teams.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2008 Formul’Academy Euro Series Formul'Academy 14 6 6 6 9 146.5 1st
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup SG Formula 14 0 0 0 0 27 10th
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC 13 0 1 1 2 63 6th
2010 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Tech 1 Racing 16 4 7 4 8 127 3rd
Formula Renault UK 2 0 0 0 0 15 24th
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 17 0 0 0 0 12 23rd
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series DAMS 17 1 2 2 2 102 8th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series AV Formula 17 0 0 1 1 74 8th
2014 GP2 Series Campos Racing 22 1 0 1 3 124 7th
European Le Mans Series Sébastien Loeb Racing 1 0 0 0 0 8 23rd
2015 GP2 Series Campos Racing 22 0 0 0 2 60 11th
2016 GP2 Series Rapax 18 0 0 0 1 36 14th

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
2011 Tech 1 Racing ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

14
SPA
1

16
SPA
2

12
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

9
MON
1

6
NÜR
1

20
NÜR
2

14
HUN
1

19
HUN
2

11
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

21
LEC
1

19
LEC
2

Ret
CAT
1

10
CAT
2

10
23rd 12
2012 DAMS ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

3
MON
1

11
SPA
1

15
SPA
2

Ret
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

Ret
MSC
1

4
MSC
2

1
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

4
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

6
LEC
1

Ret
LEC
2

14
CAT
1

11
CAT
2

6
8th 102
2013 AV Formula MNZ
1

6
MNZ
2

4
ALC
1

3
ALC
2

Ret
MON
1

10
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

Ret
MSC
1

12
MSC
2

16
RBR
1

5
RBR
2

20
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

Ret
LEC
1

6
LEC
2

7
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
8th 74

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 DC Points
2014 Campos Racing BHR
FEA

5
BHR
SPR

9
CAT
FEA

6
CAT
SPR

4
MON
FEA

6
MON
SPR

5
RBR
FEA

10
RBR
SPR

13
SIL
FEA

11
SIL
SPR

22†
HOC
FEA

19
HOC
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

6
SPA
FEA

15
SPA
SPR

20
MNZ
FEA

2
MNZ
SPR

7
SOC
FEA

4
SOC
SPR

5
YMC
FEA

8
YMC
SPR

3
7th 124
2015 Campos Racing BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

10
CAT
FEA

9
CAT
SPR

8
MON
FEA

4
MON
SPR

6
RBR
FEA

9
RBR
SPR

11
SIL
FEA

14
SIL
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

10
SPA
FEA

2
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

7
MNZ
SPR

2
SOC
FEA

8
SOC
SPR

13
BHR
FEA

10
BHR
SPR

16
YMC
FEA

17
YMC
SPR

C
11th 60
2016 Rapax CAT
FEA

13
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

10
MON
SPR

9
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

8
RBR
FEA

9
RBR
SPR

18
SIL
FEA

14
SIL
SPR

11
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

Ret
HOC
FEA

4
HOC
SPR

3
SPA
FEA

14
SPA
SPR

22†
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

11
SEP
FEA
SEP
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
14th 36

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 WEC 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2009-12-26. 
  3. ^ "A new era for Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0". Racecar. Racecar New Media Services Ltd. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  4. ^ Mills, Peter (2011-01-03). "Tech 1 brings Arthur Pic into FR3.5". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jean-Éric Vergne
Formul'Academy Euro Series
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Benjamin Bailly