Pipo Derani

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Luís Felipe Derani
NationalityBrazilian
Born (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 25)
São Paulo (Brazil)
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2016
Current teamTequila Patrón ESM
Car no.2
Starts24
Wins6
Poles4
Fastest laps4
Best finish9th in 2017 & 2018
Previous series
2015-17

2014
2013
2012-13
2012
201112
2010
2009
2009
2009
FIA World Endurance Championship
Pro Mazda Championship
Toyota Racing Series
FIA European Formula 3
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, who is currently driving a Nissan prototype for Tequila Patrón ESM in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and is an overall winner of the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and the 2016 , 2018 and 2019 12 Hours of Sebring. Pipo is son of the late Walter Derani and younger brother of Rafael Derani, both well known Brazilian racing drivers.[1]

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[2] and TT Circuit Assen[3] along with thirteen point-scoring positions to finish seventh in championship.[4] 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.[5]

Formula Three[edit]

In 2010, Derani stepped up to the German Formula Three Championship with the Motopark Academy team[6] 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.[7]

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. In 2016, he entered the four endurance races of the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Extreme Speed Motorsports with a Ligier-Honda LMP2, winning both the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.

In 2017, Derani signed with Ford to become a factory driver.[8] He raced the first three races of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship in the LMGTE Pro class with Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK,[9] claiming a class win at Silverstone. Later he drove an Oreca LMP2 for Rebellion at the FIA WEC Nürburgring round. The Brazilian also drove at seven rounds of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Extreme Speed Motorsports with a Nissan Onroak DPi, winning at Road America.

For the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Derani became a full-time driver at Extreme Speed Motorsports, winning at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

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 3 Championship Motopark Academy 18 0 0 0 0 20 10th
GT Brasil WB Motorsport 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 Formula 3 European 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
German Formula 3 Championship ADM Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2015 FIA 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 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Extreme Speed Motorsports 9 0 0 1 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
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Garage 59 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Intercontinental GT Challenge McLaren 1 0 0 0 0 1 17th
2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Tequila Patrón ESM 7 1 1 1 1 181 9th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK 3 1 1 0 2 74 10th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Vaillante Rebellion 1 0 0 0 0 12 23rd
2017-18 Asian Le Mans Series BBT 4 0 1 1 4 70 2nd
2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Tequila Patrón ESM 10 2 2 0 2 232 9th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro AF Corse 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
Stock Car Brasil Cimed Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2018-19 Asian Le Mans Series Spirit of Race 3 1 2 0 1 35 7th
2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Whelen Engineering Racing 3 1 0 1 2 92 1st*

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

Complete FIA Formula 3 European 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
2
10th 74
Vaillante Rebellion LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 NÜR
4
MEX COA FUJ SHA BHR 23rd 12

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

Year Team Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2016 Tequila Patrón ESM P Ligier JS P2 Honda HR35TT 3.5 L V6 Turbo DAY
1
SEB
1
LBH LGA DET WGL
9
MOS ELK COA PET
2
12th 128
2017 Tequila Patrón ESM P Nissan Onroak DPi Nissan VR38DETT 3.8 L Turbo V6 DAY
4
SEB
11
LBH COA DET WGL
7
MOS
9
ELK
1
LGA
8
PET
4
9th 181
2018 Tequila Patrón ESM P Nissan Onroak DPi Nissan VR38DETT 3.8 L Turbo V6 DAY
18
SEB
1
LBH
12
MDO
9
DET
7
WGL
16
MOS
12
ELK
6
LGA
1
PET
6
9th 232
2019 Whelen Engineering Racing DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
2
SEB
1
LBH
6
MDO
DET
WGL
MOS
ELK
LGA
PET
1st* 92*

* 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
2017 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
Ford GT GTE
Pro
340 18th 2nd
2018 Italy AF Corse Finland Toni Vilander
Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Pro
341 20th 5th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mattar, Rodrigo (15 April 2018). "Thank you, Walter Derani (in Portuguese)". http://rodrigomattar.grandepremio.com.br. A Mil Por Hora. Retrieved 4 November 2018. External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ Heinonen, Jarmo (14 June 2009). "Alastaro Rata-SM Formula Renault NEC Race 2 Race" (PDF). necup.com. Renault Sport. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  3. ^ Veldkamp, Bobbe; Harald Roelse (16 February 2009). "Final results Race 2 Nec Formula Renault 2.0 Rizla Racing Day 10" (PDF). necup.com. Renault Sport. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Results Nürburgring 2009 – Race 1". renault-sport.com. Renault Sport. Retrieved 16 February 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Time to say goodbye". motopark.com. Motopark Academy. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  7. ^ Luis Felipe Derani - Career Detail, Driver Database, Retrieved 2013-11-20
  8. ^ Myrehn, Ryan (10 February 2017). "Derani: Signing With Ford is "A Dream Come True"". Sportscar365. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  9. ^ Kilshaw, Jake (2 February 2017). "Derani Joins Ford in Four-Car Le Mans Entry". Sportscar365. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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