Richie Stanaway

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Richie Stanaway
Nationality New Zealand New Zealander
Born (1991-11-24) 24 November 1991 (age 25)
Tauranga, New Zealand
GP3 Series career
Debut season 2011
Current team Status Grand Prix
Car no. 27
Former teams Lotus ART
Starts 22
Wins 3
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 8th in 2014
Previous series
2013
2012, 2014
2011
2010
2010
2009
2008
2007
Porsche Supercup
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
German Formula Three
ADAC Formel Masters
Toyota Racing Series
Formula Ford Australia
Formula Ford New Zealand
Formula First New Zealand
Championship titles
2011
2010
2008/2009
German Formula Three
ADAC Formel Masters
Formula Ford New Zealand
Awards
2009 The Steel Trophy

Richie Stanaway (born 24 November, 1991) is a racing car driver from New Zealand currently racing for Aston Martin Racing as a factory driver in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Career[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Born in Tauranga, Stanaway was originally from a motocross background, before making the switch to speedway at the age of twelve. Following that came a brief foray into kart racing prior to making his formula car debut in 2007 after being selected for the New Zealand SpeedSport Scholarship. He competed in the 2007/08 Formula First championship finishing third overall as the highest placed rookie.

Stanaway then made the jump to the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship with Hamilton-based, debutant team TSR Racing alongside team-mate Martin Short. Prior to National championship he raced in the winter series to prepare, winning numerous races in the process with the newly imported Mygale chassis. Stanaway won the 2008/09 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship with fourteen race wins, becoming only the second driver in history to win the title as a rookie.

He then competed in the 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship with Adelaide-based, Team BRM, making their debut in the formula ford championship after a long history of Formula 3 experience. During his Australian Formula Ford campaign in April 2009, Stanaway made his debut in New Zealand's Toyota Racing Series during a one off appearance on the Hamilton 400 street circuit, scoring both pole positions and winning both races on debut. He then had to pull out half way through the Australian Formula Ford Championship to take up testing and racing opportunities in the ADAC Formula Masters Championship in Germany. Despite missing six of the races, Richie finished sixth place in the 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship taking one race win and six podium finishes.

Europe[edit]

In July 2009 Stanaway took up a testing opportunity at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz with Ma-Con Motorsport, a German team competing in the ADAC Formula Masters Championship. The test was organized by Tauranga businessman Maurice O' Reilly, a past investor of New Zealand Indy 500 winner, and Indycar series champion Scott Dixon. Stanaway impressed and was offered a race seat for the remaining six races of the 2009 ADAC Formula Masters Championship held at Nürburgring, Sachsenring and Oschersleben. The required budget was raised through a group of investors and on 22 August 2009 Richie made his European debut at the famous Nürburgring circuit. During the six races, he scored two pole positions and numerous podium finishes, and following the signing of a management contract with RRT Holdings, headed by businessman Martin Reiss, the decision was made to return to contest the full ADAC Formula Masters Championship in 2010.

For the 2010 ADAC Formula Masters Championship Stanaway dominated proceedings, taking twelve race wins and finished no lower than second place throughout the whole championship. Following that he completed tests with 2010 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup championship winning team, Koirannen Bros. Motorsport at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, also a test with ATS-Formel 3 cup (German Formula 3) team Van Amersfoort Racing in Oschersleben, and a thorough testing program with Tech-1 racing in Formula Renault 2.0. Richie then made his racing debut in the United Kingdom, competing in the Formula Renault UK winter cup with Atech-GP which took place at Snetterton and Pembrey, he took a race win and numerous podium placings over the six race series.

Richie was then released from his management contract with Martin Reiss to then sign with Gravity Sport Management, a management group headed by Lotus-Renault Formula One team principal Eric Boullier. And will contest the 2011 ATS-Formel 3 cup (German Formula 3) with Dutch team Van Amersfoort Racing. He replaced Pedro Nunes for the remainder of the 2011 GP3 Series season with the pace-setters, Lotus ART, he will begin at the penultimate round of the championship in Belgium. He finished 8th in first race and therefore started from pole in the second, where he kept the lead and won the race.

In November 2011 Stanaway tested the new BMW M3 DTM car as one of three young drivers and then in December he tested for Formula Renault 3.5 Series team GravityCharouz Racing in the invite-only test[1] at Aragon, Spain where he topped the times on the first two days and finished the three-day test with the fastest overall time.[2]

Touring Cars[edit]

He made his Supercars debut for Super Black Racing in 2016, co-driving with Chris Pither in the Pirtek Enduro Cup series. He impressed on debut in Sandown, fighting his way from a pitstop down up to 3rd with slick tyres on a damp track. His team were caught out by a safety car and would eventually drop to 17th and one lap down.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula First Manfeild Winter Series 3 0 0 1 1 170 14th
2007-08 OEM Supply NZ Formula First Championship Sabre Motorsport 24 4 1 5 18 1368 3rd
2008 Formula Ford Manfeild Winter Series TSR Racing 9 5 1 3 7 610 3rd
Australian Formula Ford Championship GForce Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2008-09 MTA Formula Ford Championship TSR Racing 21 11 3 4 15 1215 1st
2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship Team BRM 16 1 0 2 6 164 6th
ADAC Formel Masters ma-con motorsport 6 0 1 0 2 52 8th
Toyota Racing Series — Hamilton 400 Trophy 2 2 2 1 2 150 1st
2010 ADAC Formel Masters ma-con motorsport 18 12 2 9 17 315 1st
Formula Renault UK Winter Cup Atech GP 6 1 0 1 3 99 5th
Toyota Racing Series ETEC Motorsport 6 1 0 2 3 362 10th
2011 German Formula Three Van Amersfoort Racing 18 13 10 8 16 181 1st
GP3 Series Lotus ART 4 1 0 0 1 7 20th
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Lotus 5 0 0 0 0 8 22nd
2013 Porsche Supercup DAMS 9 0 0 0 0 43 12th
World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 6 0 0 0 1 27.75 19th
Rolex Sports Car Series - GT 1 0 0 0 0 27 79th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Lotus 4 0 0 0 1 21 18th
GP3 Series Status Grand Prix 18 2 1 1 5 125 8th
World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Am Aston Martin Racing 3 0 0 0 3 54 10th
2015 GP2 Series Status Grand Prix 18 2 0 0 2 60 10th
World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing V8 7 1 3 0 1 78 9th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 1 0 0 N/A 6th
European Le Mans Series - GTC TF Sport 1 0 0 0 0 10 11th
2016 World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 7 1 0 0 3 88 7th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
European Le Mans Series - GTE 1 0 1 0 1 16 15th
International V8 Supercars Championship Super Black Racing 4 0 0 0 0 324 44th
2017 World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 3 0 0 0 0 32 12th*
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
Super2 Series Prodrive Racing Australia 4 1 0 1 3 188 24th*
Supercars Championship 1 1 1 0 1 300 27th*

* Season still in progress.

Complete GP3 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 DC Points
2011 Lotus ART IST
FEA
IST
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
NÜR
FEA
NÜR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA

8
SPA
SPR

1
MNZ
FEA

10
MNZ
SPR

19
20th 7
2014 Status Grand Prix CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

4
RBR
FEA

4
RBR
SPR

3
SIL
FEA

7
SIL
SPR

1
HOC
FEA

13
HOC
SPR

7
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

6
SPA
FEA

7
SPA
SPR

2
MNZ
FEA

9
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

12
SOC
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

12
YMC
SPR

7
8th 125

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
2012 Lotus ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

6
MON
1

Ret
SPA
1

NC
SPA
2

Ret
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MSC
1
MSC
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
22nd 8
2014 Lotus MNZ
1
MNZ
2
ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

8
MSC
1

9
MSC
2

3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
JER
1
JER
2
18th 21

Complete Porsche Supercup 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 DC Points
2013 DAMS CAT
9
MON
7
SIL
13
NÜR
10
HUN
Ret
SPA
13
MNZ
Ret
YMC
17
YMC
4
12th 43

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2013 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA
6
LMS SÃO
5
COA
Ret
FUJ
6
SHA
2
BHR
Ret
19th 27.75
2014 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Am Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA
2
LMS COA
2
FUJ SHA
2
BHR SÃO 10th 54
2015 Aston Martin Racing V8 LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
6
SPA
1
LMS
9
NÜR
5
COA
4
FUJ SHA
5
BHR
7
9th 78
2016 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
Ret
SPA
3
LMS
3
NÜR
5
MEX
1
COA FUJ
6
SHA
Ret
BHR 7th 88
2017 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
6
SPA
8
LMS
5
NÜR MEX COA FUJ SHA BHR 12th* 32*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Grand Am results[edit]

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

Year Team Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2013 Aston Martin Racing GT DAY TXS
BAR ATL
BEL
LEX
S6H
IMS
ELK
KAN
LGA
LRP
Ret
79th 27

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 DC Points
2015 Status Grand Prix BHR
FEA

15
BHR
SPR

11
CAT
FEA

10
CAT
SPR

19
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

1
RBR
FEA

23
RBR
SPR

15
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

13
HUN
FEA

21
HUN
SPR

13
SPA
FEA

18
SPA
SPR

13
MNZ
FEA

4
MNZ
SPR

4
SOC
FEA

7
SOC
SPR

1
BHR
FEA

BHR
SPR

YMC
FEA

YMC
SPR

10th 60

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing V8 Brazil Fernando Rees
United Kingdom Alex MacDowall
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
320 34th 6th
2016 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Jonathan Adam
Brazil Fernando Rees
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
337 24th 6th
2017 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Nicki Thiim
Denmark Marco Sørensen
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
334 25th 9th

Complete European Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2015 TF Sport GTC Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL IMO RBR LEC EST
5
11th 10
2016 Aston Martin Racing GTE Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
3
IMO RBR LEC SPA EST 15th 16

Supercars Championship results[edit]

Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year No. Team Car Co-driver Position Lap
2016 111 Super Black Racing Ford FG X Falcon New Zealand Chris Pither 12th 161

Super2 Series 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 Position Points
2017 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon ADE SYM PHI TOW SYD
3
SAN NEW
24th 263

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Daniel Abt
ADAC Formel Masters
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
Pascal Wehrlein
Preceded by
Tom Dillmann
German Formula Three
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Jimmy Eriksson