Johnny Cecotto Jr.

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Johnny Cecotto Jr.
Nationality Venezuela Venezuelan
Born (1989-09-09) 9 September 1989 (age 29)
Augsburg, West Germany
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season 2017
Current team Rapax
Car no. 19
Starts 8
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 16th in 2017
Previous series
2009-16
2009–102011
2009
2007
2007
2006, 2008
2006
2006
200607
200607
2005
2005
2005
GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
International Formula Master
British Formula 3
German Formula Three
Formula Renault NEC
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Euroseries 3000
Italian Formula 3000
Formula BMW ADAC
Formula Junior 1600 Italy
FR2.0 Italia Winter Series

Johnny Amadeus Cecotto,[1] more commonly known as Johnny Cecotto Jr. (born 9 September 1989 in Augsburg, West Germany) is a racing driver. He races with a Venezuelan license but holds both German and Venezuelan nationality. He is the son of former racing driver and motorcycle world champion Johnny Cecotto.

Career[edit]

Cecotto driving for Ocean Racing Technology at the Monza round of the 2011 GP2 Series season.

Early career[edit]

He began his racing career in kart racing, then progressing to open wheel single seater racing. He competed in Formula BMW ADAC in 2005. In 2006 he raced in the German Formula Three Championship, taking one victory, and also in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup.

In 2007 he raced in the International Formula Master series, finishing eighth with three podiums. He returned to the German F3 Championship, finishing in third with two victories.

In 2009 he raced in the Formula Three Euroseries for the HBR Motorsport team,[2] before the team missed races at Brands Hatch. He then signed a deal to compete in the GP2 Series, partnering Michael Herck at David Price Racing.[1]

GP2[edit]

He joined up with Trident Racing for the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season,[3] but was replaced by Dani Clos after the first round. He returned to Trident for the 2010 Main Series and scored his first championship points at Monaco, but was replaced by Edoardo Piscopo after sixteen races.[4]

Cecotto moved to Super Nova Racing for the 2011 GP2 Asia Series season alongside Fairuz Fauzy, and finished fifteenth in the drivers' championship. For the main series season, he switched to the Ocean Racing Technology team and was partnered with Kevin Mirocha and later Brendon Hartley, finishing 24th in the championship.

He switched to the Addax team for the 2012 season, alongside Josef Král. After a difficult start to the season, he suddenly hit form at Monaco, taking his first pole position and race victory in the category.[5] He also won the feature race at Hockenheim after his decision to start with dry tyres on a wet but drying track paid off. Despite also posting seven retirements, the season was comfortably Cecotto's best in the series, finishing ninth in the championship as a result.

In 2013 lacked the pace he had shown in the previous year and struggled with no podiums. However he was once again quick in Monaco taking pole for the feature race, but he caused a first corner multi-car pile-up leaving him out of the race and banned from the following day's sprint race for causing the collision. Despite this he had his most consistent GP2 season with 10 points finishes ending with 41 points. He returned to Trident for 2014, he scored two victories and three further podium finishes but struggled in the latter stages, he would go on to finish a career-best 5th in the championship.

Formula One[edit]

Cecotto was confirmed as one of the Force India team drivers to participate in the young driver test held in Yas Marina Circuit, after the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

In 2012, Cecotto took part in the young driver test again, this time with Toro Rosso.

Formula V8 3.5 Series[edit]

In 2016 Cecotto moved to the Formula V8 3.5 Series with RP Motorsport. He won his first race of the season at the Hungaroring. However, after the round at Spa-Francorchamps he split with his team and was left without a ride.[6]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Formula BMW ADAC Lauderbach Motorsport 12 0 0 0 0 3 22nd
Mamerow Racing 6 0 0 0 0
Formula Junior 1600 Italia Kiwi ESP 4 0 0 0 1 40 12th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Winter Series 4 0 0 1 1 18 7th
2006 German Formula 3 Championship Ombra Racing 4 1 0 0 1 20 11th
Target Racing 4 0 0 0 0
Euroseries 3000 Coloni Rookies Team 2 0 0 0 0 2 17th
Italian Formula 3000 16th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Kiwi ESP 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Koiranen bros. Motorsport 8 0 0 0 1 92 17th
2007 International Formula Master Ombra Racing 16 0 0 0 3 30 8th
Euroseries 3000 ELK Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 4 20th
Italian Formula 3000 13th
British Formula 3 Championship Räikkönen Robertson Racing 0† 0 0 0 0 0† NC†
2008 German Formula 3 Championship HS Technik 16 2 3 4 10 99 3rd
2009 Formula 3 Euro Series HBR Motorsport 12 0 0 0 0 0 26th
GP2 Series David Price Racing 3 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2009–10 GP2 Asia Series Trident Racing 2 0 0 0 0 3 17th
2010 GP2 Series Trident Racing 16 0 0 0 0 3 23rd
2011 GP2 Series Ocean Racing Technology 18 0 0 0 0 0 24th
GP2 Asia Series Super Nova Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 15th
2012 GP2 Series Barwa Addax Team 24 2 1 1 4 104 9th
2013 GP2 Series Arden International 21 0 1 1 0 41 16th
2014 GP2 Series Trident 22 2 1 0 5 140 5th
2015 Auto GP Virtuosi UK 2 0 0 0 1 22 8th‡
GP2 Series Hilmer Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 0 28th
Carlin 2 0 0 0 0
Trident 4 0 0 0 0
2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series RP Motorsport 6 1 0 0 1 43 14th
GP2 Series Rapax 4 0 0 0 1 18 18th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship Rapax 8 0 0 0 1 16 16th

† As Cecotto was a guest driver at Brands Hatch and was thus ineligible for points, but he did not start in both races.
‡ Position when season was cancelled.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2009 HBR Motorsport Dallara F308/052 Mercedes HOC
1

21
HOC
2

Ret
LAU
1

16
LAU
2

Ret
NOR
1

17
NOR
2

Ret
ZAN
1

15
ZAN
2

20
OSC
1

17
OSC
2

19
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

11
BRH
1
BRH
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
DIJ
1
DIJ
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
26th 0

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 23 24 DC Points
2009 David Price Racing CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
IST
FEA
IST
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
NÜR
FEA
NÜR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA

18
MNZ
SPR

16
ALG
FEA

DNS
ALG
SPR

18
30th 0
2010 Trident Racing CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

17
MON
FEA

9
MON
SPR

4
IST
FEA

12
IST
SPR

12
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

14
SIL
FEA

18
SIL
SPR

23
HOC
FEA

13
HOC
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

13
SPA
FEA

10
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
23rd 3
2011 Ocean Racing Technology IST
FEA

Ret
IST
SPR

13
CAT
FEA

14
CAT
SPR

13
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

17
VAL
FEA

14
VAL
SPR

17
SIL
FEA

12
SIL
SPR

Ret
NÜR
FEA

10
NÜR
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

11
SPA
SPR

8
MNZ
FEA

17
MNZ
SPR

15
24th 0
2012 Barwa Addax Team SEP
FEA

Ret
SEP
SPR

22
BHR1
FEA

Ret
BHR1
SPR

22
BHR2
FEA

9
BHR2
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

18
CAT
SPR

13
MON
FEA

1
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

DSQ
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

2
SIL
SPR

18
HOC
FEA

1
HOC
SPR

6
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

17
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

2
MNZ
SPR

5
MRN
FEA

Ret
MRN
SPR

9
9th 104
2013 Arden International SEP
FEA

12
SEP
SPR

5
BHR
FEA

10
BHR
SPR

12
CAT
FEA

8
CAT
SPR

5
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

EX
SIL
FEA

17
SIL
SPR

Ret
NÜR
FEA

10
NÜR
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

21
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

14
SPA
SPR

7
MNZ
FEA

12
MNZ
SPR

8
MRN
FEA

14
MRN
SPR

6
YMC
FEA

8
YMC
SPR

Ret
16th 41
2014 Trident BHR
FEA

21
BHR
SPR

14
CAT
FEA

1
CAT
SPR

6
MON
FEA

4
MON
SPR

4
RBR
FEA

6
RBR
SPR

1
SIL
FEA

6
SIL
SPR

3
HOC
FEA

7
HOC
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

3
SPA
SPR

2
MNZ
FEA

10
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

19
SOC
SPR

23†
YMC
FEA

6
YMC
SPR

6
5th 140
2015 Hilmer Motorsport BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA

21
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

20
MON
SPR

Ret
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
28th 0
Carlin SIL
FEA

13
SIL
SPR

25
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
Trident MNZ
FEA

18
MNZ
SPR

13
SOC
FEA

13
SOC
SPR

22†
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
2016 Rapax CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SEP
FEA

13
SEP
SPR

9
YMC
FEA

7
YMC
SPR

2
18th 18

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

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2009–10 Trident Racing YMC1
FEA

7
YMC1
SPR

6
YMC2
FEA
YMC2
SPR
BHR1
FEA
BHR1
SPR
BHR2
FEA
BHR2
SPR
17th 3
2011 Super Nova Racing YMC
FEA

15
YMC
SPR

7
IMO
FEA

16
IMO
SPR

19
15th 0

Complete Auto GP results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 Pos Points
2015 Virtuosi UK HUN
1

5
HUN
2

3
SIL
1
SIL
2
8th‡ 22‡

Position when season was cancelled.

Complete Formula V8 3.5 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 18 Pos. Points
2016 RP Motorsport ALC
1

9
ALC
2

6
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

6
SPA
1

12†
SPA
2

Ret
LEC
1
LEC
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
JER
1
JER
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
14th 42

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

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship 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
2017 Rapax BHR
FEA

15
BHR
SPR

9
CAT
FEA

17
CAT
SPR

10
MON
FEA

8
MON
SPR

2
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

14
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
JER
FEA
JER
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
16th 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cecotto to debut with DPR". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "The HBR pairing: Mirocha and Cecotto". gpupdate.net. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Trident signs Kralev and Cecotto". gpupdate.net. GPUpdate. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Beer, Matt (8 September 2010). "Piscopo joins Trident for Monza". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Johnny Cecotto grabs maiden GP2 win in Monaco". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Cecotto splits with Formula V8 3.5 outfit RP Motorsport". autosport.com. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 

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