Félix Serrallés

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Félix Juan Serrallés
Nationality Puerto Rico Puerto Rican
Born (1992-06-24) June 24, 1992 (age 24)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Blancpain GT Series career
Debut season 2017
Current team AKKA ASP
Car no. 88
Starts 2
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2015-16
2013-14
201213
2012
2011
2011
201011
2009–10
Indy Lights
FIA European Formula 3 Championship
Toyota Racing Series
British Formula 3 Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault UK
Formula Renault UK Winter Cup
Skip Barber National Championship

Félix Juan Serrallés IV (born June 24, 1992) is a Puerto Rican racing driver. After gathering two second-place finishes in the Caribbean Karting Championship, Serrallés joined the Skip Barber National Championship and finished third. Afterwards, he was recruited by Fortec Motorsport and moved to Europe, where he debuted in the Formula Renault. By 2012, Serrallés had fully adapted to formula racing, remaining in the run for the British Formula 3 Championship until the final race of the season and eventually finishing third. After being sidelined by a back injury for most of 2013, he joined Team West-Tec for the 2014 season of the European Formula 3 Championship.

Early years[edit]

Félix Juan Serrallés IV was born on 24 June 1992 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He is the grandson of Puerto Rican Don Q rum magnate Félix Juan Serrallés, Jr., the president of Destilería Serrallés headquartered in the same town and grandson of the late Puerto Rican entrepreneur, industrialist and inventor Efraín D. Vassallo Ruíz of Industrias Vassallo fame.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Serrallés began his racing career in karting at the age of ten and was runner-up in the Caribbean Championship in both 2004 and 2005.[1]

Skip Barber National Championship[edit]

After winning a scholarship in 2009 Skip Barber Shootout, Serrallés became a Mazdaspeed Development Driver and had a season in Skip Barber National Championship, where he finished third with two wins.[2]

Formula Renault[edit]

In 2010, Serrallés raced in Europe, taking part in the Formula Renault UK Winter Cup for Fortec Motorsport as a guest driver. He continued his collaboration with Fortec into 2011 and the Formula Renault Eurocup, scoring eight points-scoring finishes on his way to twelfth place in the series standings. He also appeared in Formula Renault UK in twelve of the season's twenty races as a guest driver and the Formula Renault UK Finals Series, where he claimed two podiums and finished eighth overall.[3]

Toyota Racing Series[edit]

Serrallés contested the Toyota Racing Series in January and February 2012 with Giles Motorsport, finishing ninth in the championship with a win at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Manfield.[4]

Formula Three[edit]

Felix Serralles in F3 - Hockenheimring 2014

On 4 January 2012, it was announced that Serrallés had rejoined Fortec Motorsports for a season in the British Formula 3 Championship.[5] At the opening round of the season at Oulton Park, Serrallés qualified on the front row for the third race of the meeting, and after beating Carlin's Jack Harvey off the grid, Serrallés held his own in the lead and eventually claimed victory, becoming the first Puerto Rican to win in the series.[6] He added a second victory a week later at Monza, winning the second race of the meeting in torrential rain.[7]

Indy Lights[edit]

In 2015 Serallés drives for Belardi Auto Racing in the Indy Lights Series.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2009 Skip Barber National Championship 4 0 0 0 0 40 10th
2010 Skip Barber National Championship 14 2 0 5 8 376 3rd
U.S. F2000 National Championship Liberty Motorsports 4 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
F2000 Championship Series GTP Motorsports 4 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Formula Renault UK Winter Series Fortec Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 14 0 0 0 0 41 12th
Formula Renault UK 12 0 0 0 2 N/A NC†
Formula Renault UK Finals Series 6 0 0 0 2 68 8th
2012 Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 12 1 0 0 2 547 8th
British Formula 3 Championship Fortec Motorsports 28 5 3 5 13 299 3rd
2013 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Fortec Motorsports 29 0 0 1 2 104 11th
British Formula 3 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 15 10th
2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Team West-Tec 33 0 0 0 0 82 12th
2015 Indy Lights Belardi Auto Racing 16 1 0 2 2 225 7th
Masters of Formula 3 Jo Zeller Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
FIA European Formula 3 Championship kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
2016 Indy Lights Carlin 18 2 0 2 5 311 6th
2017 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup AKKA ASP 2 0 0 0 0 14 4th*
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC*

* Season still in progress. As Serrallés was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2013 Fortec Motorsports Mercedes MNZ
1

6
MNZ
2

7
MNZ
3

15
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

DNS
SIL
3

4
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

5
HOC
3

2
BRH
1

16
BRH
2

15
BRH
3

16
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

22
RBR
3

13
NOR
1

4
NOR
2

6
NOR
3

Ret
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

8
NÜR
3

12
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

Ret
ZAN
3

15
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

Ret
VAL
3

Ret
HOC
1

11
HOC
2

DSQ
HOC
3

Ret
11th 104
2014 Team West-Tec F3 Mercedes SIL
1

7
SIL
2

15
SIL
3

10
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

8
HOC
3

Ret
PAU
1

6
PAU
2

8
PAU
3

13
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

8
HUN
3

7
SPA
1

11
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

4
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

11
NOR
3

13
MSC
1

9
MSC
2

10
MSC
3

Ret
RBR
1

14
RBR
2

Ret
RBR
3

Ret
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

Ret
NÜR
3

7
IMO
1

8
IMO
2

8
IMO
3

9
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

11
HOC
3

Ret
12th 82
2015 kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
PAU
1
PAU
2
PAU
3
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MNZ
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
ALG
1
ALG
2
ALG
3
NÜR
1

18
NÜR
2

Ret
NÜR
3

15
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
33rd 0

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2015 Belardi Auto Racing STP
13
STP
8
LBH
3
ALA
6
ALA
4
IMS
9
IMS
11
INDY
11
TOR
DSQ
TOR
7
MIL
1
IOW
10
MDO
10
MDO
5
LAG
13
LAG
8
7th 225
2016 Carlin STP
1
STP
4
PHX
7
ALA
2
ALA
15
IMS
7
IMS
5
INDY
6
RDA
3
RDA
14
IOW
1
TOR
2
TOR
10
MDO
4
MDO
10
WGL
7
LAG
8
LAG
5
6th 311

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2017 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro MIS
QR

5
MIS
CR

4
BRH
QR

BRH
CR

ZOL
QR

ZOL
CR

HUN
QR

HUN
CR

NÜR
QR

NÜR
CR

4th* 14*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio". felixserralles.com. Felix Serralles. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "BFGoodrich / Skip Barber National Presented by Mazda 2010". Driver Database. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Protyre Formula Renault UK Finals Series 2011". Driver Database. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012 Toyota Racing Series Manfield Race 2" (PDF). Toyota Racing Series. Toyota Racing Management. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Hornsby, Tom (4 January 2012). "Serralles signs for Fortec". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Serralles impresses with victory on Oulton Park debut". Motorsport.com. Top Motorsport. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Carter, Nick (15 April 2012). "Serralles scores British F3 win number two at Monza". British Formula 3 Championship. Stéphane Ratel Organisation. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 

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