Olivier Beretta

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Olivier Beretta
Olivier Beretta 2012 WEC Fuji.jpg
Beretta in 2012
Born (1969-11-23) 23 November 1969 (age 48)
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityMonaco Monégasque
Active years1994
TeamsLarrousse
Entries10 (9 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1994 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last entry1994 Hungarian Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years19962015, 2017
TeamsTeam Oreca, JML Team Panoz, Corvette Racing, AF Corse
Best finish4th (2001, 2006, 2012)
Class wins6 (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011)

Olivier Beretta (born 23 November 1969) is a professional racing driver[1] from Monaco who raced in Formula One[2] in 1994 for the Larrousse team, partnering Érik Comas. He participated in 10 Grands Prix, debuting on 27 March 1994. He scored no championship points, and was replaced when his sponsorship money ran out. During 2003 and 2004, he tested for the Williams team.

Career[edit]

Born in Monte Carlo, Beretta has seen more success in sportscar racing, taking class wins at the 24 Heures du Mans with Viper GTS-Rs in 1999 (10th overall) and 2000 (7th overall), Corvettes in 2004 (C5-R, 6th overall), 2005 (C5-R, 5th overall) and 2006 (C6-R, 4th overall) and driving LMP900 class cars to 6th (2001), 4th (2002) and 3rd (2003) place class finishes.

He made a single NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Heartland Park Topeka in 1999 for Bobby Hamilton Racing, qualifying 10th and finishing 17th.

For 2012, Beretta made the move from Corvette[3] to Ferrari and started the season at the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona with Risi Competizione's Ferrari F458 Italia Grand Am. He competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship in a GTE-Pro class Ferrari F458 Italia for AF Corse.

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 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 Pos. Pts
1992 Piquet Racing Reynard 92D Mugen Honda SIL
9
PAU
Ret
CAT
Ret
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
NÜR
9
NC 0
Ford Cosworth SPA
Ret
ALB
17†
NOG
9
MAG
Ret
1993 Forti Corse Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth DON
1
SIL
10
PAU
4
PER
Ret
HOC
4
NÜR
5
SPA
13
MAG
9
NOG
4
6th 20

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Pts
1994 Tourtel Larrousse F1 Larrousse LH94 Ford HBF7/8 3.5 V8 BRA
Ret
PAC
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
8
ESP
DNS
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
14
GER
7
HUN
9
BEL ITA POR EUR JPN AUS NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1995 France Courage Compétition Belgium Eric van de Poele
Slovenia Matiaz Tomlje
Courage C41-Chevrolet WSC - DNQ DNQ
1996 France Viper Team Oreca France Philippe Gache
France Éric Hélary
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT1 283 21st 12th
1997 France Viper Team Oreca France Philippe Gache
France Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 263 DNF DNF
1998 France Viper Team Oreca Portugal Pedro Lamy
United States Tommy Archer
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 312 13th 2nd
1999 France Viper Team Oreca Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GTS 325 10th 1st
2000 France Viper Team Oreca Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Dominique Dupuy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R GTS 333 7th 1st
2001 France Team PlayStation Austria Karl Wendlinger
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Chrysler LMP LMP900 298 4th 3rd
2002 France PlayStation Team Oreca France Érik Comas
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Dallara SP1-Judd LMP900 359 5th 4th
2003 United States JML Team Panoz United States Gunnar Jeannette
Italy Max Papis
Panoz LMP01 Evo-Élan LMP900 360 5th 3rd
2004 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R GTS 345 6th 1st
2005 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 349 5th 1st
2006 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 355 4th 1st
2007 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Italy Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 22 DNF DNF
2008 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Italy Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 341 15th 3rd
2009 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 311 DNF DNF
2010 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
France Emmanuel Collard
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT2 255 DNF DNF
2011 United States Corvette Racing United States Tommy Milner
Spain Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
314 11th 1st
2012 Italy AF Corse Italy Andrea Bertolini
Italy Marco Cioci
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
326 22nd 4th
2013 Italy AF Corse Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
312 20th 5th
2014 Italy AF Corse Italy Davide Rigon
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
28 DNF DNF
2015 Italy AF Corse Italy Davide Rigon
United Kingdom James Calado
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 GTE
Pro
332 21st 2nd
2017 Switzerland Spirit of Race Switzerland Thomas Flohr
Italy Francesco Castellacci
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
326 41st 12th
2018 Japan MR Racing Italy Eddie Cheever III
Japan Motoaki Ishikawa
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
324 38th 9th
Source:[4]

Complete FIA GT Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
1997 Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 HOC
1
SIL
3
HEL NÜR
17
SPA
2
A1R
2
SUZ
1
DON
1
MUG
Ret
SEB
1
LAG
3
3rd 60
1998 Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT2 OSC
1
SIL
1
HOC
1
DIJ
1
HUN
2
SUZ
1
DON
1
A1R
2
HOM
1
LAG
1
1st 92
1999 Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT MNZ
1
SIL
1
HOC HUN
2
ZOL
1
OSC
1
DON
1
HOM
2
GLN
2
ZHU
1
1st 78
2002 Team A.R.T. Chrysler Viper GTS-R GT MAG SIL BRN
Ret
JAR AND OSC SPA PER DON EST NC 0
2007 Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 ZHU SIL BUC MNZ OSC SPA
6
ADR BRN NOG ZOL 36th 7

Complete European Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pos. Pts
2001 Team PlayStation LMP900 Chrysler LMP Mopar 6.0 V8 SEB DON
8
JAR EST MOS VAL PET 23rd 12
2014 SMP Racing GTC Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5 V8 SIL
2
IMO
2
RBR
2
LEC
1
EST
3
1st 94

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCTC Pts
1999 Bobby Hamilton Racing 4 Dodge HOM PHO EVG MMR MAR MEM PPR I70 BRI TEX PIR GLN MLW NSV NZH MCH NHA IRP GTY HPT
17
RCH LVS LVL TEX CAL 87th 112

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pos. Pts
2012 AF Corse LMGTE Pro Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 V8 SEB
1
SPA
4
LMS
4
SIL
Ret
SÃO
4
BHR
4
FUJ
4
SHA
3
53rd 3.5
2013 AF Corse LMGTE Pro Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 V8 SIL SPA LMS
4
SÃO COA FUJ SHA BHR 16th 24
2014 AF Corse LMGTE Pro Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 V8 SIL SPA LMS
Ret
COA FUJ SHA BHR SÃO NC 0
2015 AF Corse LMGTE Pro Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 V8 SIL SPA LMS
2
NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 13th 36
2017 Spirit of Race LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 V8t SIL SPA LMS
7
NÜR MEX COA FUJ SHA BHR 12th 12
2018–19 MR Racing LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 V8t SPA
5
LMS
5
SIL
7
FUJ
Ret
SHA
SEB
SPA
LMS
9th* 31*

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
2014 Risi Competizione GTLM Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 V8 DAY
11
SEB LBH LAG WGL MOS IMS ROA VIR COA PET
11
45th 22
2015 Risi Competizione GTLM Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 V8 DAY
9
SEB LBH LAG WGL MOS ROA VIR COA PET 26th 23
2016 Risi Competizione GTLM Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 V8 DAY
6
SEB LBH LAG WGL MOS LIM ROA VIR COA PET 25th 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olivier Beretta makes his Pirelli World Challenge season opener count". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  2. ^ "The Monaco Grand Prix – did you know?". Formula1.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  3. ^ Watkins, Gary. "Olivier Beretta parts company with Corvette Racing". Autosport.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  4. ^ "All Results of Olivier Beretta". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved June 19, 2018.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Justin Bell
FIA GT2 Champion
1998 with:
Pedro Lamy
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Klaus Ludwig
Ricardo Zonta
FIA GT Champion
1999 with:
Karl Wendlinger
Succeeded by
Julian Bailey
Jamie Campbell-Walter
Preceded by
none
ALMS GTS/GT1 Champion
1999-2000
Succeeded by
Terry Borcheller
Preceded by
Ron Fellows
Johnny O'Connell
ALMS GTS/GT1 Champion
2005-2007 with:
Oliver Gavin
Succeeded by
Jan Magnussen
Johnny O'Connell