Santiago Urrutia

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Santiago Urrutia
2017 Freedom 100 - Santiago Urrutia portrait.png
Santiago Urrutia at the 2017 Freedom 100
NationalityUruguay Uruguayan
Born (1996-08-30) 30 August 1996 (age 22)
Miguelete, Uruguay
Indy Lights career
Debut season2016
Current teamBelardi Auto Racing
Car no.5
Former teamsSchmidt Peterson Motorsports
Starts51
Wins8
Poles5
Fastest laps6
Best finish2nd in 2016, 2017
Previous series
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
Pro Mazda Championship
GP3 Series
European F3 Open
Formula Abarth
Formula Abarth
Championship titles
2015Pro Mazda Championship

Santiago Urrutia Lausarot (born 30 August 1996 in Miguelete, Uruguay) is a Uruguayan racing driver.

Biography[edit]

His motorsport career started when he was a small child in dirt motorcycling. He debuted at the Uruguayan Karting Championship at age 5. In 2009 he won the Argentine Pre Junior Championship and the Metropolitan Mini Junior Apertura Championship. In 2010 he won the Uruguayan Master Championship.

At the 2010 Karting World Championship, he qualified 5th for the pre-final, but was involved in two incidents and finished the final in 18th place. At age 14, Urrutia moved it Italy in 2011 and competed at the WSK Euro Series KF3. Also in 2011 he took part in the Formula Abarth season.[1]

In 2013 he took part in the European F3 Open Championship,[2] and in 2014 he competed in the GP3 Series.

He took part in the Pro Mazda Championship in 2015, and clinched the championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, sixteen years and one day after the death of Gonzalo Rodríguez in a practice accident at the same venue. Urrutia became the first Uruguayan driver to win a major racing championship, and earned a promotion to Indy Lights.

For 2016 he competed in Indy Lights for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports[3] Urrutia was in the hunt for the series title until the final pair of races of the season, where he ultimately lost the championship to Ed Jones by two points. Urrutia won four races on his way to second place in the championship. He returned to the series in 2017 with Belardi Auto Racing. He scored two wins and six second place finishes, finishing runner-up to Kyle Kaiser.

In 2019 Urrutia will race in the European TCR series for Team WRT.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2011 Formula Abarth Italian Series Island Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 4 18th
Formula Abarth European Series 4 0 0 0 0 5 21st
2012 Formula Abarth European Series BVM 24 3 1 3 11 207 4th
Formula Abarth Italian Series 18 3 1 3 9 158 4th
2013 European F3 Open RP Motorsport 16 2 1 3 8 191 4th
2014 GP3 Series Koiranen GP 18 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2015 Pro Mazda Championship Team Pelfrey 16 3 2 0 10 355 1st
2016 Indy Lights Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 18 4 3 3 7 361 2nd
2017 Indy Lights Belardi Auto Racing 16 2 1 3 9 310 2nd
2018 Indy Lights Belardi Auto Racing 17 2 1 0 8 395 3rd
2019 TCR Europe Touring Car Series Team WRT 2 0 0 0 0 21 8th*
TCR BeNeLux Touring Car Championship 2 0 0 0 0 27 8th*

* 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 Pos Points
2014 Koiranen GP CAT
FEA

21
CAT
SPR

13
RBR
FEA

16
RBR
SPR

12
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

14
HOC
FEA

22
HOC
SPR

18
HUN
FEA

12
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

13
SPA
SPR

18
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

15
SOC
FEA

14
SOC
SPR

12
YMC
FEA

11
YMC
SPR

12
23rd 0

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

Pro Mazda Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2015 Team Pelfrey STP
2
STP
4
LOU
1
LOU
C
BAR
3
BAR
2
IMS
4
IMS
3
IMS
1
LOR
15
TOR
7
TOR
4
IOW
5
MOH
1
MOH
3
LAG
2
LAG
2
1st 355

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2016 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports STP
4
STP
13
PHX
4
ALA
11
ALA
1
IMS
2
IMS
2
INDY
14
RDA
9
RDA
1
IOW
5
TOR
4
TOR
4
MDO
1
MDO
1
WGL
12
LAG
5
LAG
2
2nd 361
2017 Belardi Auto Racing STP
13
STP
2
ALA
15
ALA
13
IMS
7
IMS
2
INDY
5
RDA
2
RDA
11
IOW
2
TOR
3
TOR
11
MDO
1
MDO
2
GMP
1
WGL
2
2nd 310
2018 Belardi Auto Racing STP
2
STP
1
ALA
3
ALA
5
IMS
2
IMS
4
INDY
4
RDA
4
RDA
7
IOW
3
TOR
2
TOR
1
MDO
6
MDO
4
GTW
4
POR
4
POR
3
3rd 395

Complete TCR Europe Touring Car 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 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2019 Team WRT Audi RS 3 LMS TCR HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

6
HOC
1

HOC
2

SPA
1

SPA
2

RBR
1

RBR
2

OSC
1

OSC
2

CAT
1

CAT
2

MNZ
1

MNZ
2

8th* 21*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santi is 16 and he knows where he is going". Motormario.com. April 5, 2013. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "RP Motorsport confirms its driver line-up for 2013". European F3 Open Championship. GT Sport. January 31, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "Santiago Urrutia a la IndyLights". Velocidad Total. Velocidad Total. January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016. (in Spanish)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Spencer Pigot
Pro Mazda Championship
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Aaron Telitz