João Paulo de Oliveira

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Not to be confused with Brazilian footballer João Paulo Oliveira.
João Paulo de Oliveira
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 2009 WTCC Race of Japan.jpg
de Oliveira at the 2009 FIA WTCC Race of Japan.
Nationality Brazilian
Born (1981-07-13) 13 July 1981 (age 33)
São Paulo (Brazil)
Super GT career
Debut season 2006
Current team Team Impul
Car no. 12
Former teams Hasemi Motorsport
Kondō Racing
Starts 64
Wins 7
Poles 2
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 4th in 2012
Previous series
2011
2009
200608, 201012
2004–05
2003
2003
2001–03
1999–2001
IndyCar Series
WTCC
Formula Nippon
All-Japan Formula Three
Austria Formula 3 Cup
British Formula Three
German Formula Three
Formula Three Sudamericana
Championship titles
2010
2005
2003
1999
Formula Nippon
All-Japan Formula Three
German Formula Three
F3 Sudamericana Class B

João Paulo Lima de Oliveira (born 13 July 1981) is a Brazilian professional racing driver.

Racing career[edit]

De Oliveira during practice for the first Motegi round of the 2010 Formula Nippon season, where he won from pole position with fastest lap.

Born in São Paulo, de Oliveira competed kart racing for only one year in 1997, than he moved to Formula Ford and Formula Chevrolet Brazilian national championships in 1998.

After 1999, He competed in several Formula Three championships, and won the 1999 South American Formula Three (Class B), 2003 German Formula Three, and 2005 Japanese Formula Three championships.

Since 2004, he has competed in the Japanese racing series such as Formula Nippon and Super GT (GT500).

He made his World Touring Car Championship debut at the 2009 FIA WTCC Race of Japan for SUNRED Engineering.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1999 Formula Three Sudamericana 18  ?  ?  ?  ? 26 12th
Formula Three Sudamericana Light 18 9 10  ? 14 244 1st
2000 Formula Three Sudamericana Cesario F3 18 5 7 7 11 228 2nd
2001 German Formula Three Championship Swiss Racing Team 20 1 3 1 4 116 7th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 13th
Korea Super Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 18th
FIA European Formula Three Cup 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Formula Three Sudamericana Cesario Formula 1 0 0 1 0 0† NC†
2002 German Formula Three Championship JB Motorsport 14 0 0 2 0 16 12th
Team Kolles Racing
Masters of Formula 3 JB Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 16th
2003 German Formula Three Championship JB Motorsport 16 13 12 15 15 329 1st
Austria Formula 3 Cup  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23 9th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
British Formula Three Championship Alan Docking Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2004 All-Japan Formula Three Championship Dome Project 19 6 8 10 11 211 2nd
2005 All-Japan Formula Three Championship TOM'S 20 7 8 8 16 300 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2006 Super GT GT500 Hasemi Motorsport 9 0 0 0 0 32 15th
Formula Nippon 5Zigen 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 Super GT GT500 Kondō Racing 9 1 0 0 1 34 10th
Formula Nippon 9 0 0 0 1 18 8th
2008 Super GT GT500 Kondō Racing 9 1 0 0 1 34 14th
Formula Nippon 11 1 1 0 3 33 6th
2009 Super GT GT500 Kondō Racing 9 1 0 0 2 48 8th
World Touring Car Championship SUNRED 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2010 Super GT GT500 Kondō Racing 7 1 0 0 1 32 10th
Formula Nippon Team Impul 8 2 2 2 5 47.5 1st
2011 Super GT GT500 Team Impul 8 1 0 0 3 49 5th
Formula Nippon 7 1 2 2 2 28 3rd
IndyCar Series Conquest Racing 1 0 0 0 0 10 44th
2012 Super GT GT500 Team Impul 8 1 1 1 1 45 4th
Formula Nippon 8 1 2 3 3 34.5 5th
2013 Super GT GT500 Team Impul 8 1 1 0 1 46 9th
Super Formula 8 0 0 0 1 19 5th
2014 Super GT GT500 Team Impul 8 1 1 1 4 60 6th
Super Formula 9 3 2 6 5 39.5 2nd
2015 Super GT GT500 Team Impul 2 0 0 0 1 19 3rd*
Super Formula 2 0 0 0 0 9 3rd*

* Season in progress. As de Oliveira was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete Formula Nippon/Super Formula 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
2006 Team 5Zigen FUJ SUZ MOT SUZ AUT FUJ SUG MOT SUZ
8
NC 0
2007 Kondō Racing FUJ
Ret
SUZ
14
MOT
8
OKA
4
SUZ
7
FUJ
6
SUG
Ret
MOT
8
SUZ
3
8th 18
2008 Kondō Racing FUJ
Ret
SUZ
Ret
MOT
9
OKA
11
SUZ
4
SUZ
5
MOT
3
MOT
3
FUJ
1
FUJ
8
SUG
6
6th 33
2010 Team Impul SUZ
2
MOT
1
FUJ
3
MOT
6
SUG
11
AUT
2
SUZ
4
SUZ
1
1st 47.5
2011 Team Impul SUZ
6
AUT
4
FUJ
4
MOT
1
SUZ
C
SUG
DSQ
MOT
9
MOT
3
3rd 28
2012 Team Impul SUZ
3
MOT
2
AUT
Ret
FUJ
6
MOT
1
SUG
6
SUZ
4
SUZ
Ret
5th 34.5
2013 Lenovo Team Impul SUZ
6
AUT
4
FUJ
6
MOT
4
SUG
Ret
SUZ
3
SUZ
17
5th 19
2014 Lenovo Team Impul SUZ
7
FUJ
1
FUJ
2
FUJ
14
MOT
1
AUT
3
SUG
Ret
SUZ
1
SUZ
4
2nd 39.5
2015 Lenovo Team Impul SUZ
4
OKA
5
FUJ
MOT AUT
SUG
SUZ
SUZ
3rd* 9*

* Season in progress.

Complete Super GT results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2006 Hasemi Motorsport Nissan Z GT500 SUZ
9
OKA
4
FUJ
12
SEP
7
SUG
13
SUZ
8
MOT
11
AUT
8
FUJ
8
15th 32
2007 Kondo Racing Nissan Z GT500 SUZ
Ret
OKA
15
FUJ
Ret
SEP
1
SUG
10
SUZ
10
MOT
5
AUT
Ret
FUJ
5
10th 34
2008 Kondo Racing Nissan GT-R GT500 SUZ
5
OKA
8
FUJ
11
SEP
1
SUG
8
SUZ
7
MOT
14
AUT
16
FUJ
15
14th 34
2009 Kondo Racing Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
1
SUZ
8
FUJ
4
SEP
5
SUG
13
SUZ
11
FUJ
13
AUT
3
MOT
11
8th 48
2010 Kondo Racing Nissan GT-R GT500 SUZ
1
OKA
12
FUJ
8
SEP
9
SUG
5
SUZ
Ret
FUJ
C
MOT
10
10th 32
2011 Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
1
FUJ
14
SEP
15
SUG
13
SUZ
3
FUJ
2
AUT
10
MOT
9
5th 49
2012 Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
10
FUJ
5
SEP
5
SUG
Ret
SUZ
4
FUJ
1
AUT
10
MOT
10
4th 45
2013 Calsonic Team Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
6
FUJ
5
SEP
1
SUG
Ret
SUZ
4
FUJ
6
AUT
Ret
MOT
13
9th 46
2014 Calsonic Team Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
3
FUJ
1
AUT
3
SUG
9
FUJ
8
SUZ
10
BUR
3
MOT
13
6th 60
2015 Calsonic Team Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
7
FUJ
2
CHA
FUJ
SUZ
SUG
AUT
MOT
3rd* 19*

* Season in progress.

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2009 SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TFSI BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1
POR
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
JPN
1

23
JPN
2

19
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team No. Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2011 Conquest Racing 34 Dallara Honda STP ALA LBH SAO INDY TXS1 TXS2 MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO NHM SNM BAL MOT
26
KTY LVS 44th 10

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gary Paffett
German Formula Three Champion
2003
Succeeded by
Bastian Kolmsee
Preceded by
Ronnie Quintarelli
All-Japan Formula Three
Champion

2005
Succeeded by
Adrian Sutil
Preceded by
Loïc Duval
Formula Nippon
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
André Lotterer