Fermín Vélez

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Fermín Vélez (April 3, 1959 – March 31, 2003) was a Spanish sports car racing driver, two-time winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring and two-time World Sportscar Championship Group C2 champion.

Born in Barcelona, Spain, Vélez died there as well, after suffering from cancer for a long time. He was also a driver in the Indy Racing League, racing in the 1996–1997 seasons with 6 career starts, including 2 at the Indianapolis 500.

Vélez is honoured by the 24-hour sportscar race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmélo, where the race is called the Fermin Vélez Trophy.

Motorsports career results[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1986 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing Spain Emilio de Villota
South Africa George Fouché
Porsche 956 C Gr.C1 48 4th 4th
1987 United Kingdom Spice Engineering South Africa George Fouché
Canada John Graham
Spice SE86C - Ford Gr.C2 321 6th 1st
1989 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Spain Jesús Pareja
Belgium Hervé Regout
Spice SE88C - Ford Gr.C2 244 DNF DNF
1990 United Kingdom Spice Engineering United Kingdom Tim Harvey
United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
Spice SE90C - Ford Gr.C1 308 18th 18th
1996 United States Rocketsports France Yvan Muller
United States Andy Evans
Ferrari 333 SP WSC 31 DNF DNF
1998 United States Doyle-Risi Racing Belgium Eric van de Poele
South Africa Wayne Taylor
Ferrari 333 SP WSC 332 12nd 1st

Complete International Formula 3000 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 DC Points
1988 Barcelona Motorsport JER
DNQ
VAL
13
PAU
DNQ
SIL
DNQ
MNZ
PER
14
BRH
DNQ
BIR
12
BUG
15
ZOL
DIJ
NC 0

American open wheel[edit]

(key)

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
1996 Team Scandia WDW PHX
Ret
IND
Ret
24th 30
1996–1997 Team Scandia NHM LVS WDW
9
PHX
Ret
IND
10
TXS
Ret
PPI CHR NH2 LV2 26th 82
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
2 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0

Indy 500 results[1][edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1996 Lola Ford-Cosworth 28 21 Scandia
1997 Dallara Oldsmobile 29 10 Scandia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driver Stats". IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30.