Mikhail Aleshin

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Mikhail Aleshin
Mikhail Aleshin 2012-2.JPG
Aleshin in 2012
NationalityRussia Russian
BornMikhail Petrovich Aleshin
(1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 31)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
IndyCar Series career
38 races run over 4 years
Team(s)No. 7 (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
2017 position19th
Best finish15th (2016)
First race2014 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 2 1
Previous series
2015
201013
2011
2009
2007, 11
200608
2005–06
2004
2003–05
200305
2002
European Le Mans Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
GP2 Asia Series
FIA Formula Two
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
A1 Grand Prix
FR 2.0 Italy Winter series
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Russian Formula Three
Championship titles
2010
2004
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
FR 2.0 Italy Winter series

Mikhail Petrovich Aleshin (Russian: Михаи́л Петро́вич Алёшин, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ɐˈlʲɵʂɨn], born 22 May 1987 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian professional racing driver and the 2010 champion of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

Career[edit]

Aleshin competed in karting from 1996 to 2000. Since 2001 he has taken part in various international open wheel series. On 14 April 2007 he became the first Russian driver to win a major international single-seater race when he won the opening round of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series season at Monza.[1] He then deputised for the injured Michael Ammermüller in the ART Grand Prix team at the second round of the 2007 GP2 Series season, becoming the second Russian after Vitaly Petrov to race in the series. He remained in FR3.5 for 2008, taking his best finish in the championship so far despite not winning a race.

He joined the relaunched FIA Formula Two Championship for 2009, driving car number 15.[2] He finished third in the championship, with a single win coming at Oschersleben.

Aleshin returned to Formula Renault 3.5 for the 2010 season, partnering Jake Rosenzweig at Carlin.[3] Scoring three victories, he became the champion of the series. He tested for Renault F1 in the young drivers' test in Abu Dhabi and stated that he was confident for a Formula One drive in 2011, but did not obtain one.[4]

Aleshin remained with Carlin to drive in 2011 GP2 Series and 2011 GP2 Asia Series, the team's first season in the category and Aleshin's first attempt at the series since 2007. He was partnered by Max Chilton, another driver who had previously been employed by Carlin in lower formulae.[5] He endured a frustrating Asia series, afflicted by technical problems which left him last in the drivers' championship, before announcing that he did not have a budget to compete in the main series, and would henceforth be stepping back to the ATS Formel 3 Cup. He then, however, secured a last-minute temporary GP2 deal with Carlin, only to crash in qualifying for the first round of the season in Turkey, injuring metacarpals in both hands which prevented him from racing.[6] He returned to action for the following round of the championship at Catalunya, but was then replaced by Oliver Turvey as his money ran out.[7] After eight races on the sidelines, he returned to racing action with Carlin at the Hungaroring.[8] He was replaced again by Parente for the season finale at Monza, and finished 32nd and last in the overall standings.[9]

In 2014 Aleshin began racing in the IndyCar Series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.[10]

Fontana crash[edit]

At Fontana in the final race of the 2014 IndyCar season, Aleshin was practicing his race-car before the race. The first driver from Russia to race in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Aleshin was in Turn 4 of the two-mile Fontana track—a track where the cars travel at more than 200 mph—when the accident occurred.[11][12]

Aleshin's No. 7 car was driving low on the track before clipping the apron at the bottom, this unsettled the car and subsequently sent it into a spin. Charlie Kimball, who was running the high line, had no time to react to Aleshin's car that was sliding up the track before him and he slammed into Aleshin at almost full speed. The impact sent both cars into the outside retaining wall where the upwards momentum of Aleshin's out of control car caused it to vault up and over Kimball and the nose speared through the catch fencing, causing it to pirouette against the fence. Aleshin's car then fell back onto the track as pieces of the car were scattered for yards and a large section of the catch fencing was ripped down. Kimball was able to get out of his car on his own, however, Aleshin was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition.[11][12]

"The 7 car spun from the bottom and I really had nowhere to go," said Kimball, who was not hurt. Aleshin, meanwhile, was diagnosed with a concussion, fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle and chest injuries.[11][12]

Motorsports career results[edit]

Aleshin driving a Red Bull RB2 at Moscow City Racing show (2008).

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2002 Russian Formula 3 Championship Lukoil Racing F3 4 0 0 ? 1 40 4th
2003 Formula Renault 2000 Germany JD Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 99 12th
Formula Renault 2000 Masters 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2004 Formula Renault 2000 Germany Lukoil Racing Team 14 0 2 1 3 185 5th
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 16 0 0 0 0 26 17th
Formula Renault 2000 Italia ? ? ? ? ? ? 1st
2005 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Lukoil Racing Team 10 0 0 0 0 3 30th
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 16 1 1 1 7 274 2nd
2005–06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Russia 2 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin Motorsport 17 0 1 0 2 41 11th
2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin Motorsport 17 1 1 0 1 44 13th
GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 4 0 0 0 0 3 25th
2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin Motorsport 16 0 0 0 3 73 5th
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship Motorsport Vision 16 1 1 0 5 59 3rd
2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin 17 3 1 2 8 138 1st
GP3 Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
German Formula 3 Trophy Stromos ArtLine 2 2 2 2 2 N/A NC†
2011 GP2 Series Carlin 8 0 0 0 0 0 32nd
GP2 Asia Series 4 0 0 0 0 0 27th
German Formula 3 Championship Stromos ArtLine 8 0 0 0 0 3 18th
German Formula 3 Trophy 8 7 8 8 7 70 3rd
Superleague Formula Russia 3 0 0 0 1 56 12th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series KMP Racing 2 0 0 0 0 4 28th
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Team RFR 17 0 1 1 1 46 13th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 17 0 0 0 0 33 12th
Blancpain Endurance Series SMP Racing 4 0 0 0 1 7 29th
2014 IndyCar Series Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 18 0 0 0 1 372 17th
2015 European Le Mans Series AF Corse 1 0 0 0 0 56 5th
AF Racing 2 0 0 0 2
SMP Racing 2 0 0 0 1
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 13th
IndyCar Series Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 1 0 0 0 0 40 33rd
2016 IndyCar Series Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 16 0 1 0 1 347 15th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 SMP Racing 4 0 0 0 0 34 16th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
2017 IndyCar Series Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 12 0 0 0 0 237 19th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 SMP Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 16th
2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup SMP Racing 5 0 1 1 1 23 20th
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship SMP Racing 5 0 0 0 1 37 7th*

As Aleshin was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points. * Season still in progress.

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

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

A1 Grand Prix results
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
2005–06 A1 Team Russia GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
GER
SPR
GER
FEA
POR
SPR

15
POR
FEA

17
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
UAE
SPR
UAE
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
USA
SPR
USA
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
25th 0

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

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

Formula Renault 3.5 results
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2006 Carlin Motorsport ZOL
1

13
ZOL
2

Ret
MON
1

15
IST
1

23
IST
2

2
MIS
1

7
MIS
2

16
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

6
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

21
DON
1

7
DON
2

9
LMS
1

19
LMS
2

Ret
CAT
1

8
CAT
2

13
12th 41
2007 Carlin Motorsport MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

19
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

15
MON
1

7
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

20
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

7
DON
1

9
DON
2

Ret
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

10
EST
1

Ret
EST
2

14
CAT
1

5
CAT
2

13
12th 44
2008 Carlin Motorsport MNZ
1

5
MNZ
2

5
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

3
MON
1

6
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

18
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

15
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

DNS
BUG
1

6
BUG
2

4
EST
1

9
EST
2

23
CAT
1

2
CAT
2

14
5th 73
2010 Carlin Motorsport ALC
1

1
ALC
2

11
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

4
MON
1

2
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

9
MAG
1

1
MAG
2

4
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

3
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

4
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

11
CAT
1

2
CAT
2

3
1st 138
2011 KMP Racing ALC
1
ALC
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MON
1
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HUN
1

11
HUN
2

8
SIL
1
SIL
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
28th 4
2012 Team RFR ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

11
MON
1

8
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

Ret
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

6
MSC
1

14
MSC
2

9
SIL
1

11†
SIL
2

17†
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

19
LEC
1

12
LEC
2

17
CAT
1

9
CAT
2

2
13th 46
2013 Tech 1 Racing MNZ
1

15
MNZ
2

14
ALC
1

10
ALC
2

11
MON
1

8
SPA
1

14
SPA
2

Ret
MSC
1

16
MSC
2

5
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

18
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

13
LEC
1

17†
LEC
2

6
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

14
12th 33

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

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

GP2 Series results
Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2007 ART Grand Prix BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA

6
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA
MAG
FEA
MAG
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
NÜR
FEA
NÜR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
IST
FEA
IST
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
VAL
FEA

9
VAL
SPR

20
25th 3
2011 Carlin IST
FEA

DNS
IST
SPR

DNS
CAT
FEA

16
CAT
SPR

18
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
NÜR
FEA
NÜR
SPR
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

15
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
32nd 0

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

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

GP2 Asia Series results
Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 DC Points
2011 Carlin YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

24
IMO
FEA

20
IMO
SPR

20
27th 0

Complete FIA Formula Two Championship results[edit]

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

FIA Formula Two Championship results
Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2009 15 VAL
1

4
VAL
2

6
BRN
1

2
BRN
2

Ret
SPA
1

18
SPA
2

8
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

3
DON
1

2
DON
2

7
OSC
1

5
OSC
2

1
IMO
1

7
IMO
2

Ret
CAT
1

2
CAT
2

7
3rd 59

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
2014 GTD 72 United States SMP/ESM Racing Ferrari 458 Russia Boris Rotenberg
Russia Sergey Zlobin
Italy Maurizio Mediani
Finland Mika Salo
662 21 4

IndyCar Series[edit]

(key)

IndyCar Series results
Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2014 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara DW12 Honda STP
12
LBH
6
ALA
22
IMS
25
INDY
21
DET
17
DET
7
TXS
7
HOU
23
HOU
2
POC
7
IOW
21
TOR
11
TOR
23
MDO
14
MIL
8
SNM
7
FON
DNS
16th 372
2015 STP NLA LBH ALA IMS INDY DET DET TXS TOR FON MIL IOW MDO POC SNM
10
33rd 40
2016 STP
5
PHX
17
LBH
16
ALA
17
IMS
13
INDY
27
DET
15
DET
17
RDA
16
IOW
5
TOR
6
MDO
17
POC
2
TXS
16
WGL
22
SNM
11
15th 347
2017 STP
14
LBH
12
ALA
10
PHX
17
IMS
18
INDY
13
DET
6
DET
16
TXS
15
RDA
10
IOW
21
TOR MDO
14
POC GTW WGL SNM 19th 237

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Indianapolis 500
Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2014 Dallara Honda 15 21 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports
2016 Dallara Honda 7 27 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
2017 Dallara Honda 13 13 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Complete European Le Mans Series results[edit]

European Le Mans Series results
Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2015 AF Corse LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
8
5th 56
SMP Racing BR Engineering BR01 IMO
8
RBR
3
AF Racing LEC
2
EST
3

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results
Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015 Russia SMP Racing Russia Kirill Ladygin
Russia Anton Ladygin
BR Engineering BR01-Nissan LMP2 322 33rd 13th
2016 Russia SMP Racing Italy Maurizio Mediani
France Nicolas Minassian
BR Engineering BR01-Nissan LMP2 347 11th 7th
2017 Russia SMP Racing Russia Sergey Sirotkin
Russia Viktor Shaytar
Dallara P217-Gibson LMP2 330 33rd 16th
2018 Russia SMP Racing Russia Vitaly Petrov
United Kingdom Jenson Button
BR Engineering BR1-AER LMP1 315 DNF DNF

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

FIA World Endurance Championship results
Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2016 SMP Racing LMP2 BR Engineering BR01 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS
5
NÜR MEX COA FUJ
8
SHA
6
BHR
9
16th 34
2018–19 SMP Racing LMP1 BR Engineering BR1 AER P60B 2.4 L Turbo V6 SPA
5
LMS
Ret
SIL
Ret
FUJ
4
SHA
3
SEB
SPA
LMS
7th* 37*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aleshin wins race one at Monza". autosport.com. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 8 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Red Bull places Aleshin in F2". autosport.com. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
  3. ^ Mills, Peter (26 February 2010). "Aleshin joins Carlin for FR3.5 return". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 4 March 2010.
  4. ^ Straw, Edd (16 November 2010). "Aleshin expects F1 race seat in 2011". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Carlin sign Aleshin and Chilton for GP2". gp2series.com. GP2 Series. 27 January 2011. Archived from the original on 2 June 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  6. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (6 May 2011). "Aleshin ruled out of Turkey event". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Oliver Turvey back at Carlin for Monaco". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  8. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (28 July 2011). "Mikhail Aleshin rejoins Carlin for Hungaroring GP2 weekend". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  9. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (7 September 2011). "Parente returns to Carlin for Monza GP2 round". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  10. ^ Beer, Matt. Aleshin lands Schmidt IndyCar deal, Racer, 22 November 2013, Retrieved 22 November 2013
  11. ^ a b c Peltz, Jim (29 August 2014). "IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin hurt in multi-car crash in Fontana". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  12. ^ a b c Bianchi, Jordan (30 August 2014). "IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin hospitalized after crash during practice". sbnation.com. Retrieved 29 August 2015.

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2004
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Preceded by
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Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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