Marco Bonanomi

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Marco Bonanomi
Nationality Italian
Born (1985-03-12) 12 March 1985 (age 32)
Lecco, Italy
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season 2014
Current team Audi Sport Team Joest
Car no. 9
Starts 4
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2010–11
200809
2007
2006, 2009
200608
200405
200304
200102
2001–02
Italian GT Championship
GP2 Asia Series
International Formula Master
Euroseries 3000
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
Italian F3
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Championship titles
2011 Italian GT Championship GT3
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years 2012, 2014-
Teams Audi Sport North America
Best finish 3rd (2012)
Class wins 0

Marco Bonanomi (born 12 March 1985 in Lecco) is an Italian professional racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Renault[edit]

Bonanomi driving for RC Motorsport in the Donington Park round of the 2007 World Series by Renault season.

Bonanomi began his car racing career in 2001 by competing in a few rounds of the Formula Renault Eurocup and Italian Formula Renault championships with the Cram Competition team. He took part in the same series in 2002, but moved to the RP Motorsport team.

Four years later, Bonanomi drove in four races of the 2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season for Tech 1 Racing, starting his current career trend. He completed a full season in the formula in 2007, finishing 12th in the Drivers' Championship for the RC Motorsport team. In 2008, he drove in the series again, this time for the Comtec team. He survived a horrendous crash at the season finale at the Circuit de Catalunya. Running behind Mikhail Aleshin on the front straight, Bonanomi jinked out to make a pass but touched wheels with the Russian which launched him into the air and after hitting the bottom of the scoring tower, his car landed upside down on the grass beside the pit exit. He was unhurt, but his car was unrepairable, thus meaning his season was over.

Formula Three[edit]

From 2003 to 2005 Bonanomi focussed on Formula Three competing in the Italian championship and the Euro Series, as well as a number of one-off races. During this period he drove for the former Formula One team, Coloni, and another run by retired F1 driver and compatriot Piercarlo Ghinzani.

Formula 3000[edit]

For 2006, Bonanomi drove in the Euroseries 3000 for the Fisichella Motor Sport team. He finished runner-up in the Drivers' Championship with six pole positions and wins from eighteen starts; his most successful stint yet in motorsport.

Formula Master[edit]

In addition to a full World Series by Renault campaign in 2007, Bonanomi also competed in selected rounds of the inaugural International Formula Master series, achieving in final placing of fifteenth in the Drivers' Championship.

GP2 Series[edit]

In the early part of 2008, Bonanomi drove in another new motorsport championship: the GP2 Asia Series. Driving for the Minardi Piquet Sports team, he won the final race of the season in Dubai, the most prestigious win of his racing career so far. He returned to the GP2 Asia Series in the 2008–09 championship, replacing Alex Yoong at Qi-Meritus Mahara from the January Bahrain meeting onwards.[1] This was due to Yoong lacking sufficient time for racing.[2]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2001 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup Cram Competition 3 0 0 0 NC
Formula Renault 2000 Italia 1 0 0 0 NC
2002 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup RP Motorsport 3 0 0 0 NC
Formula Renault 2000 Italia 10 0 0 22 15th
2003 Italian Formula Three Coloni 9 1 1 77 4th
Korea Super Prix Target Racing 1 0 0 N/A 16th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 N/A 20th
2004 Formula 3 Euro Series Team Ghinzani 20 0 0 0 NC
Italian Formula Three 2 2 2 86 6th
Masters of Formula Three 1 0 0 N/A NC
2005 Formula Three Euro Series Prema Powerteam 19 0 0 18 12th
Masters of Formula Three 1 0 0 N/A 18th
2006 Euroseries 3000 Fisichella Motor Sport 18 6 6 94 2nd
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 4 0 0 5 30th
2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series RC Motorsport 16 0 0 44 12th
International Formula Master Euronova Racing 6 1 0 11 15th
2008 GP2 Asia Series Minardi Piquet Sports 10 0 1 9 12th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Comtec Racing 16 1 0 56 11th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Qi-Meritus Mahara 8 0 0 0 22nd

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
2004 Team Ghinzani Dallara F302/052 Mugen-Honda HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

24
EST
1

14
EST
2

17
ADR
1

DSQ
ADR
1

12
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

11
NOR
1

14
NOR
1

Ret
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

17
NÜR
1

18
NÜR
2

17
ZAN
1

12
ZAN
2

17
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

19
HOC
1

16
HOC
2

Ret
25th 0
2005 Prema Powerteam Dallara F305/026 Opel HOC
1

3
HOC
2

14
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

10
SPA
1

DNS
SPA
2

19
MON
1

13
MON
2

16
OSC
1

12
OSC
2

17
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

Ret
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

4
ZAN
1

8
ZAN
2

9
LAU
1

10
LAU
2

13
HOC
3

6
HOC
4

6
11th 21

Complete Formula V8 3.5 Series 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
2006 Tech 1 Racing ZOL
1
ZOL
2
MON
1
IST
1
IST
2
MIS
1
MIS
2
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

8
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

Ret
DON
1
DON
2
LMS
1
LMS
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
31st 5
2007 RC Motorsport MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

18
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

Ret
MON
1

10
HUN
1

DNQ
HUN
2

Ret
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

Ret
DON
1

7
DON
2

3
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

23
EST
1

11
EST
2

8
CAT
1

20
CAT
2

Ret
13th 44
2008 Comtec Racing MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

DSQ
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

2
MON
1

13
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

9
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

13
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

4
BUG
1

5
BUG
2

11
EST
1

Ret
EST
2

5
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

DNS
11th 56
2016 RP Motorsport ALC
1
ALC
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
RBR
1

9
RBR
2

10
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
JER
1
JER
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
18th 3

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

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 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008 Piquet Sports UAE
FEA

20
UAE
SPR

13
IND
FEA

Ret
IND
SPR

8
MAL
FEA

Ret
MAL
SPR

15
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

Ret
UAE
FEA

6
UAE
SPR

1
12th 9
2008–09 Qi-Meritus Mahara CHN
FEA
CHN
SPR
UAE
FEA
UAE
SPR
BHR
FEA

20
BHR
SPR

10
QAT
FEA

16
QAT
SPR

11
MAL
FEA

Ret
MAL
SPR

14
BHR
FEA

14
BHR
SPR

8
22nd 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 Germany Audi Sport North America United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R18 ultra LMP1 375 3rd 3rd
2014 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1-H 25 DNF DNF
2015 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Germany René Rast
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 387 7th 7th
2017 Austria ByKolles Racing Team United Kingdom Oliver Webb
Austria Dominik Kraihamer
ENSO CLM P1/01-Nismo LMP1 7 DNF DNF

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2014 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SIL SPA
6
LMS
Ret
COA FUJ SHA BHR SÃO 22nd 8
2015 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SIL SPA
4
LMS
7
NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 12th 24
2017 ByKolles Racing Team LMP1 ENSO CLM P1/01 Nismo VRX30A 3.0 Turbo V6 SIL
SPA
LMS
NÜR
MEX
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
* *

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2015 ISR Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOG
QR

6
NOG
CR

7
BRH
QR

12
BRH
CR

11
ZOL
QR

10
ZOL
CR

7
MOS
QR

14
MOS
CR

Ret
ALG
QR

9
ALG
CR

11
MIS
QR

13
MIS
CR

10
ZAN
QR

11
ZAN
CR

4
16th 26
2016 Saintéloc Racing Audi R8 LMS Pro MIS
QR
MIS
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
HUN
QR
HUN
CR
CAT
QR

Ret
CAT
CR

DNS
NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonanomi replaces Yoong at Meritus". autosport.com. 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Yoong says he lacked time for racing". autosport.com. 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  • Marco Bonanomi career summary at DriverDB.com Retrieved on 3 July 2008.

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