Fórmula Truck

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Fórmula Truck
Formula Truck 2006 Interlagos Ford leads.jpg
Category Truck racing
Country Brazil & South America
Inaugural season 1996
Constructors Ford, Iveco, MAN, Mercedes Benz, Scania, Volvo and Volkswagen
Drivers' champion Paraná (state) Leandro Totti
Teams' champion RM Competições
Makes' champion MAN
Official website formulatruck.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

Fórmula Truck is a Brazilian motorsport series, competed in by truck tractor units.

History[edit]

The category originated from the contact between the truck Aurélio Batista Félix Santos and Portuguese journalist Francisco Santos.

On September 6th 1987, the first race on the circuit Autodromo Internacional de Cascavel in Paraná took place. The proof display joined 35 riders and was named I Copa Brasil de Caminhões(I Brazil Cup of Trucks), and served as a test to ascertain the safety of the novel type of race.

However, there was a fatal accident with one of the participants: the pilot and president of Autodromo Internacional de Cascavel Jeferson Ribeiro da Fonseca, which shook the project and Francisco Santos was made to leave three years later.

In 1994 the concern for safety was a priority for the realization of a new presentation of the category back to truck drivers and businessmen in the sector at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo.

The consolidation began in 1995, with the dispute four demonstrative evidence, held in the cities of Cascavel and Londrina (PR), Tarumã (RS) and Goiânia (GO). In the latter city, the public exceeded the number of 120,000 people.

In the year 1996, was the first championship, with defined rules and approved by the Confederação Brasileira de Automobilismo(Brazilian Automobile Confederation). The first official competition took place in Guaporé (RS), and had 13 trucks on the grid.

Renato Martins (#9), first champion of the category in 1996.
2006 in Curitiba.

On March 5, 2008, creator of Formula Truck, Aurélio Batista Félix, died of a stomach hemorrhage. Felix had heart problems and suffered a heart attack in the first stage of the 2008 season, in Guaporé.

In 2010, the organization announced the inclusion of the South American championship, Roberval Andrade was crowned champion, in 2011, it was announced three races for the South American Championship.

Organization[edit]

The qualifying session that decides the starting grid is held the Saturday before the race. Each pilot can have a warm-up lap, three timed and more of a slowdown. If he gives up his back, he is entitled to a single attempt at the end of training.

Formula Truck in the number of turns of a step varies between 30 and 35, depending on the length of the track and the conditions of the racetrack, the step of Ceará, which was included in 2006, because the runway is short, the event was planned with 60 laps. The laps completed with Pace Truck are not counted as valid. In restarts and there is a pairing of the trucks stopped and overtaking is allowed only after the checkered flag, or when the green light is lit.

Pace Truck of 2006 championship.

In 2006, when the 12th lap is valid, the pilots will receive a checkered flag in green and yellow, which scores the first five places. At this point, the trail enters the Pace Truck, which neutralizes the race for cleaning and removal of vehicles on the track, staying three to five laps. After restart, trucks complete the preset number and make the podium in accordance with the classification in the race, plus the times of the penalties, if applicable.

The trucks have enough power to pass the 200 km / h, but, just in one point of the circuit, is a speed limit of 160 km / h, to ensure better security. The inspection takes place with the help of "radar" installed at some points around the track.

Scoring System[edit]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th PP FL Lap 12 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Points 25 20 17 14 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 Points 5 4 3 2 1

Champions[edit]

Brazilian[edit]

Year Driver Truck Team Manufacturer
1996 São Paulo (state) Renato Martins Scania Marfran No Manufacturer
championship
1997 Paraná (state) Oswaldo Drugovich, Jr. Scania Drugovich Auto Peças
1998 Paraná (state) Oswaldo Drugovich, Jr. Scania Drugovich Auto Peças
1999 Rio Grande do Sul Jorge Fleck Volvo ABF Volvo
2000 Rio Grande do Sul Jorge Fleck Volvo Thermoid-Melitta-Volvo
2001 Paraná (state) Wellington Cirino Mercedes-Benz ABF Mercedez-Benz
2002 São Paulo (state) Roberval Andrade Scania Muffatão
2003 Paraná (state) Wellington Cirino Mercedes-Benz ABF Mercedez-Benz
2004 Pernambuco Beto Monteiro Ford DF Motorsport Ford
2005 Paraná (state) Wellington Cirino Mercedes-Benz ABF Mercedez-Benz Scania
2006 São Paulo (state) Renato Martins Volkswagen RM Competições Mercedes-Benz
2007 São Paulo (state) Felipe Giaffone Volkswagen RM Competições Volkswagen
2008 Paraná (state) Wellington Cirino Mercedes-Benz ABF Mercedez-Benz Mercedes-Benz
2009 São Paulo (state) Felipe Giaffone Volkswagen RM Competições Volkswagen
2010 São Paulo (state) Roberval Andrade Scania RVR Corinthians Motorsport Volkswagen
2011 São Paulo (state) Felipe Giaffone Volkswagen RM Competições Volkswagen
2012 Paraná (state) Leandro Totti Mercedes-Benz ABF Racing Team Mercedes-Benz
2013 Pernambuco Beto Monteiro Iveco Scuderia Iveco Mercedes-Benz
2014 Paraná (state) Leonardo Totti Volkswagen RM Competições MAN
2015 Paraná (state) Leonardo Totti Volkswagen RM Competições MAN
2016 São Paulo (state) Felipe Giaffone Volkswagen RM Competições Mercedes-Benz

South American[edit]

Year Driver Truck Team Manufacturer
2011 São Paulo (state) Felipe Giaffone Volkswagen RM Competições Volkswagen
2012 Paraná (state) Leandro Totti Mercedes-Benz ABF Racing Team Volkswagen
2013 Pernambuco Beto Monteiro Iveco Scuderia Iveco Iveco
2014 Paraná (state) Leonardo Totti Volkswagen MAN RM Competições MAN

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