Rodolfo González

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Rodolfo González
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Nationality Venezuela Venezuelan
Born (1986-05-14) May 14, 1986 (age 30)
Caracas (Venezuela)
European Le Mans Series career
Debut season 2014
Current team Murphy Prototypes
Car no. 48
Starts 3
Wins 0
Poles 1
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 14th in 2014
Previous series
20092012
2008–092011
200809
2008
200607
2005
2004–05
2003–05
2002
GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Euroseries 3000
Formula 3 Euro Series
British Formula 3
FR2.0 Netherlands
Formula Renault UK
FRUK Winter Series
Formula Ford UK Winter Series
Championship titles
2006 British F3 National Class

Rodolfo González (born 14 May 1986 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Renault[edit]

After previously competing in karting, González raced in the 2003 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series, before racing in the main series in 2004 and 2005 while attending City College Norwich.

Formula Three[edit]

He won the British F3 International Series National Class in 2006 for T-Sport. In 2007 he continued to show promise by finishing 11th in the 2007 British Formula 3 season with T-Sport.

In 2008, he moved to Carlin Motorsport and the Formula Three Euroseries and endured a miserable season, amassing just half a point in the rain-shortened sprint race at Le Mans.

GP2 Series[edit]

González driving for Trident at the Monza round of the 2011 GP2 Series season.

He replaced Andreas Zuber[1] for the third round of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season at Sakhir, and finished 16th in his first race. He eventually wound up 23rd in the championship, with a best finish of eighth in the sprint race at Sepang.

González entered the main GP2 Series for the first time as a replacement for Davide Rigon at Trident Racing for the German rounds.[2]

He also competed in Euroseries 3000 in 2009, finishing in fifth position.

González raced for Arden International in the first round of the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season before being replaced by Javier Villa.[3] He returned at the final round in Bahrain, replacing Sergio Pérez at Barwa Addax.[4]

González returned to Arden for the 2010 GP2 Series season alongside Charles Pic. He scored four points and finished 21st in the drivers' championship. For 2011, he moved to Trident Racing, where he competed alongside Stefano Coletti. He finished seventeenth in the Asia series and 26th in the main series. He was then signed by Caterham Racing alongside Giedo van der Garde for the 2012 season, in which he finished 22nd in the championship.

Formula One[edit]

González testing at the 2013 Italian Grand Prix.

In 2010 González was given a drive in the Lotus T127 at the end-of-season young driver test in Abu Dhabi, alongside Bulgarian Vladimir Arabadzhiev.[5]

On 14 March 2013 Marussia F1 announced that González would be the team's reserve driver for the 2013 Formula One season.[6]

He drove in the practice session at the Hungarian Grand Prix and Italian Grand Prix for Marussia.

Endurance racing[edit]

González is currently competing in the 2014 ELMS Championship and Le Mans 24 hour Classic with the Murphy Prototypes Endurance Racing Team in the LMP2 Category.

IndyCar[edit]

González tested IndyCar Series cars in the 2014-2015 off-season with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Dale Coyne Racing. He was a surprise addition to the IndyCar Series entry list in the fourth round of the 2015 IndyCar Series season at Barber Motorsports Park in the Dale Coyne #18 entry.[7]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 Formula Ford UK Winter Series 4 0 0  ? 0 0 NC
2003 Formula Renault 2000 UK Winter Series Manor Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 6 19th
2004 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Mark Burdett Motorsport 15 0 0 0 0 72 21st
Paston Racing
Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series Mark Burdett Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 41 10th
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Manor Motorsport 20 0 0 0 1 235 9th
Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands 4 0 0  ? 0 18 23rd
Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series Mark Burdett Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 32 13th
2006 British F3 National Class T-Sport 22 13 12 16 18 355 1st
2007 British F3 T-Sport 22 0 0 1 1 77 11th
2008 Formula Three Euroseries Carlin Motorsport 18 0 0 1 0 0.5 24th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
Euroseries 3000 Sighinolfi Autoracing 2 0 0 0 0 3 20th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Fisichella Motor Sport 8 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2009 GP2 Series Trident Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 29th
Euroseries 3000 Fisichella Motor Sport 13 1 1 1 4 44 5th
2009–10 GP2 Asia Series Arden International 4 0 0 0 0 0 29th
Barwa Addax Team
2010 GP2 Series Arden International 20 0 0 0 0 4 21st
2011 GP2 Series Trident Racing 18 0 0 0 0 0 26th
GP2 Asia Series 4 0 0 0 0 0 17th
2012 GP2 Series Caterham Racing 24 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
2013 Formula One Marussia F1 Team Test driver
2014 Formula One Marussia F1 Team Test driver
24 Hours of Le Mans Murphy Prototypes 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
European Le Mans Series 3 0 1 0 1 20 14th
Formula Acceleration 1 Acceleration Team Venezuela 4 0 0 0 0 10 17th
2015 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 6 0 0 0 0 94 26th

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series 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 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2008 Carlin Motorsport Dallara F308/074 Mercedes HOC
1

15
HOC
2

12
MUG
1

18
MUG
2

13
PAU
1

Ret
PAU
2

21
NOR
1

12
NOR
2

Ret
ZAN
1

24
ZAN
2

20
NÜR
1

21
NÜR
2

25
BRH
1

17
BRH
2

15
CAT
1

20
CAT
2

19
LMS
1

17
LMS
2

6
HOC
1
HOC
2
24th 0.5

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
2009 Trident Racing CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
IST
FEA
IST
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
NÜR
FEA

15
NÜR
SPR

19
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
ALG
FEA
ALG
SPR
29th 0
2010 Arden International CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

14
MON
FEA

10
MON
SPR

Ret
IST
FEA

16
IST
SPR

16
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

16
SIL
SPR

20
HOC
FEA

18
HOC
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

15
SPA
FEA

8
SPA
SPR

4
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

10
YMC
SPR

16
21st 4
2011 Trident Racing IST
FEA

Ret
IST
SPR

22
CAT
FEA

20
CAT
SPR

10
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

14
VAL
FEA

15
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

18
SIL
SPR

13
NÜR
FEA

9
NÜR
SPR

15
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

17
MNZ
FEA

19
MNZ
SPR

16
26th 0
2012 Caterham Racing SEP
FEA

Ret
SEP
SPR

18
BHR1
FEA

15
BHR1
SPR

20
BHR2
FEA

18
BHR2
SPR

15
CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

14
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

5
VAL
FEA

15
VAL
SPR

15
SIL
FEA

23
SIL
SPR

Ret
HOC
FEA

23
HOC
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

23
HUN
SPR

16
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

14
MNZ
FEA

22
MNZ
SPR

20
MRN
FEA

Ret
MRN
SPR

18
22nd 6

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 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 FMS International SHI
FEA
SHI
SPR
DUB
FEA
DUB
SPR
BHR1
FEA

16
BHR1
SPR

Ret
LSL
FEA

Ret
LSL
SPR

19
SEP
FEA

10
SEP
SPR

8
BHR2
FEA

Ret
BHR2
SPR

Ret
23rd 0
2009–10 Arden International YMC1
FEA

14
YMC1
SPR

16
YMC2
FEA
YMC2
SPR
BHR1
FEA
BHR1
SPR
29th 0
Barwa Addax Team BHR2
FEA

Ret
BHR2
SPR

Ret
2011 Trident Racing YMC
FEA

11
YMC
SPR

9
IMO
FEA

10
IMO
SPR

Ret
17th 0

Complete Formula One participations[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2013 Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR02 Cosworth CA2013 V8 AUS MAL CHN BHR
TD
ESP
TD
MON CAN GBR GER
TD
HUN
TD
BEL ITA
TD
SIN KOR
TD
JPN IND ABU USA
TD
BRA
TD
 –  –

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes France Nathanaël Berthon
India Karun Chandhok
Oreca 03R-Nissan LMP2 73 DNF DNF

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 Venezuela ALG
1

11
ALG
2

11
NAV
1

5
NAV
2

9
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
ASS
1
ASS
2
17th 10

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
8
IMO
Ret
RBR
LEC
3
EST
14th 20

Complete IndyCar Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2015 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP NLA LBH ALA
20
IMS INDY DET
21
DET
22
TXS TOR
18
FON MIL IOW MDO
20
POC SNM
9
26th 94

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gonzalez joins Fisichella for GP2 Asia". autosport.com. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ "2009 GP2 Series – Round 5". GP2 Series. 2009-07-07. Archived from the original on 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  3. ^ "2009/2010 GP2 Asia Series: Abu Dhabi Drivers List" (PDF). GP2 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  4. ^ "GP2 Asia Series – Round 4: Bahrain Preview". GP2 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Arabadzhiev, Gonzalez to test for Lotus". Autosport. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "In Reserve". marussiaf1team.com. Marussia F1. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  7. ^ DeZinno, Tony. Rodolfo Gonzalez set for IndyCar debut with Coyne at Barber, NBC Sports, April 21, 2015, Retrieved 2015-04-21

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