Michela Cerruti

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Michela Cerruti
Michela Cerruti.JPG
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1987-02-18) 18 February 1987 (age 31)
Rome, Italy
TCR International Series career
Debut season 2015
Current team GE-Force
Car no. 88
Former teams Target Competition
Starts 14
Championships 0
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 29th in 2016
Finished last season 29th
Previous series
2015
2015
2015
2015
2014–15
201314
2013
2013
201214
2012
2012
2012
201011
2009–10, 2012–13
2008–09, 2011
Italian GT Championship
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
Renault Sport Trophy
VLN
Formula E
Auto GP
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
European Formula 3
Blancpain Endurance Series
European F3 Open
German Formula Three
Toyota Racing Series
Superstars Series
Italian GT Championship
Italian Touring Endurance

Michela Cerruti (born 18 February 1987) is an Italian racing driver, currently competing in the TCR International Series, with Mulsanne Racing.

Career[edit]

Born in Rome, Cerruti attended the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, studying Psychology.[1] Cerruti's racing career began after her father Aldo 'Baronio' Cerruti, also a racing driver, decided to enrol her in a safe driving course with Mario Ferraris, son of Romeo Ferraris, a race-car tuner and constructor. Impressed by Michela's 'speed and instinctive car control', Ferraris convinced Cerruti's father to let her race.[1]

Cerruti competing in the European F3 Open series.

She debuted in the Italian Touring Endurance Championship (CITE) in 2008, racing an Alfa Romeo 147, sharing the drive with Mario Ferraris, finishing third in the class standings. She remained in CITE in 2009, racing an Abarth 500.

For 2010 she stepped up to the Superstars Series, racing a Mercedes C63 AMG for the Romeo Ferraris team. She also competed in the Italian GT Championship for the team in a Ferrari F430.

Remaining in the Superstars Series for a second season in 2011, Cerruti impressed at the opening weekend of the season at Monza, topping the two free practice sessions. She then went on to finish the first race in second position, before winning the second race and taking the championship lead.[2][3]

In 2014, it was announced that Cerruti would drive for Trulli GP in the inaugural season of Formula E.[4] After four races, she was replaced by Vitantonio Liuzzi; Cerruti had failed to record a points finish during the season, with a best finish of 12th.[5]

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Superstars Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2010 Romeo Ferraris Mercedes C63 AMG MNZ
1

12
MNZ
2

12
IMO
1

16
IMO
2

13
ALG
1
ALG
2
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
CPR
1

Ret
CPR
2

DNS
VAL
1

22
VAL
2

13
KYA
1

10
KYA
2

Ret
30th 1
2011 Romeo Ferraris Mercedes C63 AMG MNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

1
VNC
1

Ret
VNC
2

9
ALG
1

8
ALG
2

Ret
DON
1

12
DON
2

13
MIS
1

11
MIS
2

Ret
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

7
MUG
1

11
MUG
2

Ret
VAL
1

8
VAL
2

9
9th 59

Complete Auto GP results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2013 MLR 71 MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

8
DON
1
DON
2
BRN
1

16†
BRN
2

13
19th 5
2014 Super Nova International MAR
1

4
MAR
2

5
LEC
1

7
LEC
2

5
HUN
1

10
HUN
2

10
MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

7
IMO
1

5
IMO
2

1
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

3
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

5
EST
1
EST
2
6th 113

Complete Formula E results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2014–15 Trulli GP Spark-Renault SRT 01E BEI
14
PUT
Ret
PDE
12
BNA
Ret
MIA LBH MON BER MOS LON LON 29th 0

Complete TCR International Series 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 DC Points
2015 Target Competition SEAT León Cup Racer SEP
1
SEP
2
SHA
1
SHA
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
ALG
1
ALG
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
SOC
1
SOC
2
RBR
1

10
RBR
2

8
MRN
1
MRN
2
CHA
1
CHA
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
31st 5
2016 Mulsanne Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR BHR
1

13
BHR
2

Ret
EST
1

15
EST
2

14
SPA
1
SPA
2
IMO
1
IMO
2
SAL
1

10
SAL
2

DSQ
OSC
1

12†
OSC
2

9
SOC
1

12
SOC
2

Ret
CHA
1
CHA
2
MRN
1
MRN
2
SEP
1
SEP
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
29th 3
2017 GE-Force Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR RIM
1
RIM
2
BHR
1

14
BHR
2

12
SPA
1
SPA
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
CHA
1
CHA
2
ZHE
1
ZHE
2
DUB
1
DUB
2
NC 0

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About me". michelacerruti.com. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Casillo, Pietro (10 April 2011). "Michela Cerruti wins and takes championship lead". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Allen, Peter (10 April 2011). "Michela Cerruti Claims Race 2 Win At Monza". The Checkered Flag. BlackEagleMedia. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Michela Cerruti joins TrulliGP to become second female driver". Formula E Operations. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ DiZinno, Tony (12 March 2015). "Formula E: Liuzzi, Pic in for Cerruti, Tung at Miami". NBC Sports. Retrieved 11 July 2015. 

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