Nathanaël Berthon

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Nathanaël Berthon
Nathanael Berthon.jpg
Berthon testing for Team Aguri at Donington Park in 2015
Nationality France French
Born (1989-07-01) 1 July 1989 (age 27)
Romagnat, France
GP2 Series career
Debut season 2012
Current team Daiko Team Lazarus
Car no. 26
Former teams Trident Racing
Racing Engineering
Starts 87
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 12th in 2012
Previous series
2012
201011
2011
200809
200809
Toyota Racing Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Championship titles
2016-17
2009
Andros Trophy - Elite Class
French Formula Renault 2.0
Formula E career
Debut season 2015–16
Current team Team Aguri
Car no. 77
Starts 3
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 17th in 2015–16
Finished last season 17th

Nathanaël Berthon (born 1 July 1989[1] in Romagnat) is a professional racing driver from France.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Berthon began his international karting career in 2006, with the highlights being a third-place finish in the Copa Campeones Trophy ICA class and fifth in the French Championship Elite category. The following year he again finished fifth in the French Championship Elite class. He also finished eighth in the South Garda Winter Cup KF1 and 13th in the World Cup KF1 categories.

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

In 2008, Berthon moved up to single–seaters, taking part in both the Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series for Boutsen Energy Racing. In the West European Cup he finished in the points on four occasions, scoring nine points to be classified in 18th place, whilst in the Eurocup he failed to score a point, with his best race result being a 12th place at the Nürburgring meeting.

2009 saw Berthon remain in both series for a second season, this time racing for the Spanish team Epsilon Euskadi. He won his first Eurocup race at the opening round in Barcelona after team–mate Albert Costa was disqualified for a technical infringement.[2] He followed that up with a further podium at the Hungaroring to finish sixth in the standings.[3]

In the West European Cup, Berthon took a victory at Spa–Francorchamps along with six other podium finishes to finish third in championship, behind Jean-Éric Vergne and champion Costa.[4] He was also crowned as French Formula Renault 2.0 champion, with the series being run as part of the West European Cup season.[5]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Nathanaël Berthon at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round

In October 2009, Berthon sampled a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, testing for Tech 1 Racing at Motorland Aragón in Spain as a reward for winning the French Formula Renault 2.0 title.[6] He drove for the recently–crowned champions Draco Racing during the next test at the Circuit de Catalunya and in December 2009 it was announced that he would drive for the team in the 2010 season.[7] He was joined at the team by Colombian driver Omar Leal.[8]

After finishing on the podium at the season–opener in Motorland Aragón and again at Brno, Berthon secured his first Formula Renault 3.5 Series win on home soil at Magny–Cours, holding off a stiff challenge from Tech 1 Racing's Daniel Ricciardo.[9] He followed that up with another podium finish at Hockenheim to be classified in seventh place in the championship standings.[10]

Berthon returned to the series in 2011, replacing Dean Stoneman at ISR Racing after the Briton was forced to pull out of the championship due to illness.[11] Partnered variously by Ricciardo and Lewis Williamson, he took a first finish of third place to finish 13th overall in the drivers' championship.

Formula Three[edit]

In July 2010, Berthon made his Formula Three debut, racing for the ART Grand Prix team in the British Formula 3 Championship round at Spa–Francorchamps as an entry in the Invitation class.[12] During the weekend he finished all three races, taking a best result of 13th place in the sprint event.

Berthon competing at the Silverstone round of the 2014 GP2 Series.

GP2 Series[edit]

Berthon made his debut in the GP2 Asia Series in 2011, partnering Spaniard Dani Clos at the Racing Engineering team.[13] He failed to score a point in the four races he contested and was classified in 23rd place in the championship.[14] He returned to the main GP2 Series, again with Racing Engineering, for the non-championship race that concluded the 2011 season, and raced full-time for the team in 2012, alongside Fabio Leimer, eventually finishing 12th overall with a best race finish of second on two occasions.

Toyota Racing Series[edit]

In the winter of 2012 prior to the start of the GP2 season, Berthon travelled to New Zealand to compete in the five-round Toyota Racing Series in a grid which featured a mix of local and foreign drivers. As one of five drivers for the M2 Competition team, he finished seventh in the championship.

Formula One[edit]

On 16 November 2011, Berthon had his first experience of driving a Formula One car. At the Abu Dhabi young drivers' test at the Yas Marina Circuit, he drove the HRT F1 Team's F111 for nine laps. He set a best time of 1:48.646, which left him 13th fastest.[15] The following day, Berthon had the whole day to himself with the car, completing 51 laps (283 kilometres (176 mi)) and finished the day in 12th position with a best time of 1:45.839.[16] Berthon described the day by saying: "Today was a great experience but it felt like it was too short. I would like to spend some more time in the car but, as a first step, it was very good".[16]

Formula E[edit]

On 17 October 2015, it was announced that Berthon would partner António Félix da Costa at Team Aguri for the 2015–16 season.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup Boutsen Energy Racing 15 0 0 0 0 9 18th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 14 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Epsilon Euskadi 14 1 0 0 2 67 6th
Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup 14 1 1 1 7 120 3rd
2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series International DracoRacing 17 1 0 0 4 60 7th
British Formula 3 Championship ART Grand Prix 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series ISR Racing 17 0 0 0 1 37 13th
GP2 Asia Series Racing Engineering 4 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
GP2 Final 2 0 0 0 0 0 11th
2012 GP2 Series Racing Engineering 24 0 0 0 2 60 12th
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 0 0 1 0 755 7th
2013 GP2 Series Trident Racing 22 1 0 1 1 21 20th
2014 GP2 Series Venezuela GP Lazarus 22 0 0 0 0 17 20th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Murphy Prototypes 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
European Le Mans Series 2 0 1 0 1 16 16th
Formula Acceleration 1 Acceleration Team France 2 0 0 0 0 22 12th
Acceleration Team China 2 0 0 0 0
World Endurance Championship Lotus 1 0 0 0 0 0 28th
2015 GP2 Series Daiko Team Lazarus 19 0 0 1 1 27 16th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Murphy Prototypes 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
European Le Mans Series 5 0 0 0 1 26 10th
2015–16 Formula E Team Aguri 3 0 0 0 0 4 17th
Andros Trophy - Électrique Class Biovitis 11 2 0 2 4 316 4th
2016 World Endurance Championship - LMP2 G-Drive Racing 2 0 2 0 1 27 22nd
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Greaves Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
European Le Mans Series 4 0 0 0 0 28 11th
2016-17 Andros Trophy - Elite Class Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 13 4 4 4 8 614 1st

As Berthon was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete Formula Renault 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 Pos Points
2010 International Draco Racing ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

3
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

10
MON
1

Ret
BRN
1

8
BRN
2

2
MAG
1

9
MAG
2

1
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

13
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

3
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
CAT
1

6
CAT
2

12
7th 60
2011 ISR ALC
1

12
ALC
2

8
SPA
1

14
SPA
2

16
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

Ret
MON
1

10
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

Ret
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

10
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

3
LEC
1

14
LEC
2

14
CAT
1

9
CAT
2

Ret
13th 37

Complete GP2 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 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2012 Racing Engineering SEP
FEA

11
SEP
SPR

8
BHR1
FEA

21
BHR1
SPR

Ret
BHR2
FEA

12
BHR2
SPR

10
CAT
FEA

5
CAT
SPR

2
MON
FEA

9
MON
SPR

7
VAL
FEA

6
VAL
SPR

5
SIL
FEA

12
SIL
SPR

14
HOC
FEA

15
HOC
SPR

9
HUN
FEA

7
HUN
SPR

2
SPA
FEA

14
SPA
SPR

19
MNZ
FEA

15
MNZ
SPR

15
MRN
FEA

10
MRN
SPR

15
12th 60
2013 Trident Racing SEP
FEA

Ret
SEP
SPR

21
BHR
FEA

17
BHR
SPR

22
CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

23
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

21
SIL
FEA

20
SIL
SPR

Ret
NÜR
FEA

17
NÜR
SPR

15
HUN
FEA

8
HUN
SPR

1
SPA
FEA

22
SPA
SPR

13
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

21
MRN
FEA

Ret
MRN
SPR

10
YMC
FEA

18†
YMC
SPR

13
20th 21
2014 Venezuela GP Lazarus BHR
FEA

23†
BHR
SPR

17
CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

17
MON
SPR

12
RBR
FEA

22
RBR
SPR

25
SIL
FEA

17
SIL
SPR

12
HOC
FEA

8
HOC
SPR

17
HUN
FEA

8
HUN
SPR

4
SPA
FEA

22
SPA
SPR

15
MNZ
FEA

13
MNZ
SPR

19†
SOC
FEA

10
SOC
SPR

9
YMC
FEA

15
YMC
SPR

13
20th 17
2015 Daiko Team Lazarus BHR
FEA

7
BHR
SPR

3
CAT
FEA

20
CAT
SPR

12
MON
FEA

17
MON
SPR

15
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

17
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

21
HUN
FEA

14
HUN
SPR

11
SPA
FEA

7
SPA
SPR

7
MNZ
FEA

MNZ
SPR

SOC
FEA

14
SOC
SPR

19
BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

10
YMC
SPR

C
16th 27

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

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 DC Points
2011 Racing Engineering YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

14
IMO
FEA

Ret
IMO
SPR

13
23rd 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes Venezuela Rodolfo González
India Karun Chandhok
Oreca 03R-Nissan LMP2 73 DNF DNF
2015 Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes United States Mark Patterson
India Karun Chandhok
Oreca 03R-Nissan LMP2 347 13th 5th
2016 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport France Julien Canal
Mexico Memo Rojas
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 348 10th 6th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2014 Lotus LMP1 CLM P1/01 AER P60 Turbo V6 SIL SPA LMS COA FUJ SHA BHR
Ret
SÃO 28th 0
2016 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
3
SPA
5
LMS NÜR MEX COA FUJ SHA BHR 22nd 27

Complete Formula Acceleration 1 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 Pos Points
2014 France ALG
1
ALG
2
NAV
1

10
NAV
2

10
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
12th 22
China ASS
1

4
ASS
2

5

Complete European Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2014 Murphy Prototypes LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
IMO
Ret
RBR
LEC
3
EST
16th 16
2015 Murphy Prototypes LMP2 Oreca 03R Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
Ret
IMO
2
RBR
6
LEC
Ret
EST
Ret
10th 26
2016 Greaves Motorsport LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL IMO RBR
6
LEC
6
SPA
4
EST
Ret
11th 28

Complete Formula E 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 Pos Points
2015–16 Team Aguri Spark-Renault SRT 01E BEI
8
PUT
15
PDE
14
BNA MEX LBH PAR BER LON LON 17th 4

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jean-Éric Vergne
French Formula Renault 2.0
Champion

2009
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)
Preceded by
Eddy Bénézet
Andros Trophy Elite
Champion

2016-17
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