Laurent Rédon

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Laurent Rédon (born 5 August 1973) is a former race car driver from Loire, France.

Rédon began his professional racing career in the French Formula Three Championship, winning it in 1995. He then moved to International Formula 3000 where he finished 8th in the points for DAMS in 1996 and 9th for Super Nova Racing the following year. His best F3000 finish was a third place at A1-Ring in 1997.

He was then a test driver for the Formula One teams Minardi in 1998 and Benetton in 1999 and also competed for the top team in the Sports Racing World Cup JB Geisse Team Ferrari in 1999. In 2001 he drove in the European Le Mans Series and FIA Sportscar Championship for Pescarolo Sport, winning races in both series and finishing 13th in the 2001 24 Hours of Le Mans. After that he drove for Mi-Jack Conquest Racing in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series beginning with the final two races of the 2001 season. He returned to the team for a full year in 2002, including the 2002 Indianapolis 500, with a best finish of 3rd at California Speedway. He finished 12th in points and won rookie of the year honors. He did not return to the series the following year, becoming the first and only series rookie of the year to do so. He later operated a racing team that competed in the Superleague Formula.

Racing career results[edit]

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 DC Points
1996 DAMS NÜR
6
PAU
Ret
PER
10
HOC
Ret
SIL
Ret
SPA
12
MAG
4
EST
DSQ
MUG
8
HOC
4
8th 7
1997 Super Nova Racing SIL
Ret
PAU
4
HEL
Ret
NÜR
21
PER
6
HOC
Ret
A1R
3
SPA
14
MUG
5
JER
11
9th 10

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2001 France Pescarolo Sport France Sébastien Bourdais
France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Courage C60-Peugeot LMP900 271 13th 4th

IndyCar Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2001 Conquest Racing United States
PHX
United States
HMS
United States
ATL
United States
INDY
United States
TXS
United States
PPIR
United States
RIR
United States
KAN
United States
NSH
United States
KTY
United States
STL
United States
CHI
7
United States
TX2
Ret
29th 45
2002 Conquest Racing United States
HMS
15
United States
PHX
Ret
United States
FON
3
United States
NZR
15
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
TXS
Ret
United States
PPIR
7
United States
RIR
Ret
United States
KAN
Ret
United States
NSH
16
United States
MIS
11
United States
KTY
Ret
United States
STL
Ret
United States
CHI
Ret
United States
TX2
10
12th 229

Sources[edit]

http://laurent-redon.com

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jean-Philippe Belloc
French Formula Three
Champion

1995
Succeeded by
Soheil Ayari
Preceded by
Felipe Giaffone
IndyCar Series
Rookie of the Year

2002
Succeeded by
Dan Wheldon