Matteo Chinosi

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Matteo Chinosi
Matteo Chinosi - f3 euroseries 2009.jpg
Nationality Italian
Born (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 26)
Pavia (Italy)
Previous series
2009
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2006
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Formula 3 Euro Series
German Formula Three
British Formula 3
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy
Karting

Matteo Chinosi (born 14 February 1989 in Pavia) is an Italian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Matteo Chinosi began his kart racing career at the age of nine. In 2002 he won the International Winter Cup at Lonato (Brescia), the Torneo Industrie at San Pancrazio (Parma) and he finished third in the Italian Open Masters final standings in the ICA-J class.

In 2004 Chinosi become a driver for the CRG racing team in the ICA category. His best result in the season was a runner-up position in the European Championship Qualification Race.

Formula Renault[edit]

Chinosi began his single-seater racing car career by driving in the Italian Formula Renault Championship with Prema Powerteam in 2005. He finished 25th in the standings with six points. The following season, Chinosi competed in both the Formula Renault 2.0 Italy and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championships for RP Motorsport. He finished ninth in the Italian series standings, taking nine points-scoring positions in fourteen races, including a podium in the first race at Hockenheim.[1] In the Eurocup, he was a guest driver at Misano.[2]

Formula Three[edit]

In 2007, Chinosi stepped up to the ATS Formel 3 Cup with the Ombra Racing team. He finished sixth in the standings after taking four podium places. Also he appeared as a guest driver at Monza in British Formula 3. Chinosi remained in the series for 2008 with Ombra Racing. He finished fifth in the standings with two wins at Hockenheim[3] and the Nürburgring.[4] Again, he was a guest driver at Monza in British Formula 3 where he gained a pole position.

Chinosi moved to Prema Powerteam and the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2009[5] but left the series pointless after the Zandvoort round. During the same season he finished eleventh in the 2009 Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Italy Prema Powerteam 17 0 0 0 0 6 25th
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 Italy RP Motorsport 15 0 0 0 1 80 9th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
2007 German Formula Three Ombra Racing 18 0 0 0 4 77 6th
British Formula 3 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
2008 German Formula Three 16 2 2 0 7 73 5th
British Formula 3 Championship 2 0 1 0 0 N/A NC†
2009 Formula 3 Euro Series Prema Powerteam 8 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th

† - As Chinosi was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 2006". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2006". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Jim Clark Revival Hockenheimring" (PDF). formel3.de (in German) (ATS Formel 3 Cup). 2008-04-26. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  4. ^ "36. ADAC- Zurich 24h-Rennen Nurburgring" (PDF). formel3.de (in German) (ATS Formel 3 Cup). 2008-05-24. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Prema Powerteam signs Matteo Chinosi". f3euroseries.com (Formula 3 Euro Series). 2009-04-17. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 

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