Pipo Derani

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Luís Felipe Derani
Nationality Brazilian
Born (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 23)
São Paulo (Brazil)
FIA European Formula 3 Championship career
Debut season 2012
Current team Fortec Motorsports
Car no. 12
Starts 38
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 8th in 2013
Previous series
2013
2012
201112
2010
2009
2009
2009
Toyota Racing Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
British Formula 3
German Formula Three
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
GT3 Brasil Championship

Luís Felipe "Pipo" Derani (born 12 October 1993 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian race car driver and is an overall winner of both the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and the Sebring 12 Hours. He is son of Walter Derani and brother of Rafael Derani, both drivers.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Derani made his karting debut in 2003, at the age of ten. In 2005 he was champion of the São Paulo Junior Menor Championship.

Formula Renault[edit]

Derani began his car racing career by driving in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with Motopark Academy in 2009. He took two podiums at Alastaro Circuit[1] and TT Circuit Assen[2] along with thirteen point-scoring positions to finish seventh in championship.[3] In Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, he took part in six races for the same team. He finished 27th with two points coming from a ninth place at the Nürburgring.[4]

Formula Three[edit]

In 2010, Derani stepped up to the German Formula Three Championship with the Motopark Academy team[5] joining Formula Renault teammates Kevin Magnussen and Jimmy Eriksson at the team. Derani finished in tenth place in championship points. In 2011 Derani moved to the British Formula 3 Championship with Double R Racing. He finished fifteenth in points with a single podium finish. He also competed in the Formula 3 "all star" events such as the Formula 3 Brazil Open and Masters of Formula 3. 2012 saw Derani remain in British F3 but switch teams to Fortec Motorsport. He improved to eighth in the championship, capturing wins at Oulton Park and Brands Hatch. He also drove in three Formula 3 Euro Series races and finished sixth in the Macau Grand Prix. In 2013 Derani stayed with Fortec but moved to the FIA European Formula Three Championship where he finished eighth in points with three podium finishes.[6]

Sportscars[edit]

In 2014 Derani raced in the last two rounds of the 2014 European Le Mans Series, finishing third in the 4 Hours of Le Castellet on 14 September and retired in the 4 Hours of Estoril on 19 October, driving on both occasions an Oreca-Nissan 03R of Irish team Murphy Prototypes. He won both the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 hours of Sebring for Extreme Speed Motorsports.

In 2017, Derani signed with Ford to become a factory driver.[7] He will race the first three races of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMGTE Pro class with Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK.[8]

Racing career[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Motopark Academy 16 0 0 1 2 192 7th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 6 0 0 0 0 2 27th
GT3 Brasil Championship CRT Brasil 4 0 0 0 0 29 28th
2010 German Formula Three Motopark Academy 18 0 0 0 0 20 10th
GT Brasil WB Motorsport (GT3) 2 0 0 0 0 6 35th
2011 British Formula 3 Championship Double R Racing 30 0 0 0 1 36 15th
FIA Formula 3 International Trophy 3 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Masters of Formula 3 Prema Powerteam 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Formula 3 Brazil Open Hitech Racing Brazil 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2012 British Formula 3 Championship Fortec Motorsport 28 2 0 2 5 146 8th
Formula 3 Euro Series 3 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
Formula 3 Brazil Open Cesário Fórmula 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2013 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Fortec Motorsports 30 0 0 0 3 143 8th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2014 Pro Mazda Championship Team Pelfrey 6 0 0 0 1 88 14th
European Le Mans Series Murphy Prototypes 2 0 1 1 1 24 12th
2015 World Endurance Championship - LMP2 G-Drive Racing 8 1 1 0 7 134 3rd
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2016 World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Extreme Speed Motorsports 9 0 0 0 4 116 4th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 16th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 4 2 0 1 3 128 12th
24 Hours of Daytona 1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1st
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Garage 59 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Intercontinental GT Challenge 1 0 0 0 0 1 17th
2017 World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 2 1 1 0 1 38 1st*
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Tequila Patrón ESM 2 0 0 0 0 48 16th*
24 Hours of Daytona 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 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 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2012 Fortec Motorsports Mercedes HOC
1
HOC
2
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

5
BRH
1
BRH
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

21
SPA
1

8
SPA
2

7
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

Ret
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

Ret
- 0
2013 Fortec Motorsports Mercedes MNZ
1

11
MNZ
2

19
MNZ
3

5
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

8
SIL
3

Ret
HOC
1

14
HOC
2

14
HOC
3

10
BRH
1

14
BRH
2

18
BRH
3

17
RBR
1

18
RBR
2

11
RBR
3

9
NOR
1

15
NOR
2

5
NOR
3

7
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

2
NÜR
3

3
ZAN
1

19
ZAN
2

5
ZAN
3

5
VAL
1

6
VAL
2

6
VAL
3

2
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

11
HOC
3

Ret
8th 143

Complete Pro Mazda Championship results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2014 Team Pelfrey STP
4
STP
3
BAR
6
BAR
4
IMS
9
IMS
18
LOR
HOU
HOU
MOH
MOH
MIL
SON
SON
14th 88

Complete European Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2014 Murphy Prototypes LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL IMO RBR LEC
3
EST
6
12th 24

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2015 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
2
SPA
1
LMS
3
NÜR
3
COA
3
FUJ
3
SHA
Ret
BHR
3
3rd 134
2016 Extreme Speed Motorsports LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
2
SPA
2
LMS
8
NÜR
3
MEX
3
COA
5
FUJ
5
SHA
5
BHR
4
4th 116
2017 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK LMGTE Pro Ford GT Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6 SIL
1
SPA
4
LMS
NÜR
MEX
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
1st* 38*

* Season still in progress.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015 Russia G-Drive Racing Colombia Gustavo Yacamán
Mexico Ricardo González
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 354 12th 4th
2016 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports Canada Chris Cumming
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 291 42nd 16th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heinonen, Jarmo (2009-06-14). "Alastaro Rata-SM Formula Renault NEC Race 2 Race" (PDF). necup.com. Renault Sport. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ Veldkamp, Bobbe; Harald Roelse (2009-02-16). "Final results Race 2 Nec Formula Renault 2.0 Rizla Racing Day 10" (PDF). necup.com. Renault Sport. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Results Nürburgring 2009 – Race 1". renault-sport.com. Renault Sport. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  5. ^ "Time to say goodbye". motopark.com. Motopark Academy. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  6. ^ Luis Felipe Derani - Career Detail, Driver Database, Retrieved 2013-11-20
  7. ^ Myrehn, Ryan (2017-02-10). "Derani: Signing With Ford is "A Dream Come True"". Sportscar365. Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  8. ^ Kilshaw, Jake (2017-02-02). "Derani Joins Ford in Four-Car Le Mans Entry". Sportscar365. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 

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