Stéphane Richelmi

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Stéphane Richelmi
Stephane Richelmi.jpg
Stéphane Richelmi at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round
Nationality Monaco Monegasque
Born (1990-03-17) 17 March 1990 (age 28)
Monte Carlo (Monaco)
Related to Jean-Pierre Richelmi (father)
WEC LMP2 career
Current team Jackie Chan DC Racing x Jota Sport
Car no. 38
Previous series
201011
200910
2009
2009
2008
2008
2007
200708
2006
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Italian Formula Three
French GT Championship
British Formula 3
Formula 3 Euro Series
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Belgian Formula Renault 1.6
Championship titles
2017–18
2016
Asian Le Mans Series
FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Drivers

Stéphane Richelmi (born 17 March 1990 in Monte Carlo) is a professional racing driver from Monaco. He is the son of former World Rally Championship driver Jean-Pierre Richelmi.[1]

Career[edit]

Formula Renault 1.6 & 2.0[edit]

Richelmi began his Formula racing career in the Belgian Formula Renault 1.6 category in 2006, ending the year in 12th place.

The following year, he stepped up to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, racing for Boutsen Energy Racing. He finished the season with no points, with his best race result being an 18th place at the Hungaroring.[2] He also contested two races of the Italian Formula Renault Championship.

In 2008, Richelmi participated in both the Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup series. He failed to score a point in eight Eurocup races and left the series after failing to qualify for either race at the Le Mans meeting.[3] He finished only 16th in the qualifying race for drivers who failed to make super pole, with the top twelve in the race qualifying for the weekend.[4] In the West European Cup, he scored points in three of his seven races to finish 16th in the championship.

Formula Three[edit]

Richelmi made the step up to Formula Three in late 2008, taking part in the final six races of the Formula 3 Euro Series season with Barazi-Epsilon.[5] His best result was an 18th place on his début in Barcelona.

The following year, Richelmi and the team entered the British Formula 3 Championship, running a Dallara F308 chassis in the International Class.[6] Despite not finishing in the points in any of his 15 races, he was awarded two points at both Spa-Francorchamps and Portimão due to a number of cars finishing ahead of him who were ineligible for championship points. He was classified 19th in the final standings.[7]

During the year, Richelmi also took part in the Italian Formula Three Championship, driving for RC Motorsport. Despite missing the first two rounds at Adria and Magione, he finished sixth in the standings, scoring podium places at Varano, Imola and Vallelunga.[8] Richelmi continued in the Italian Formula Three series in 2010, switching to the Lucidi Motors team.[9] He finished the season as runner-up behind BVM-Target Racing's César Ramos, taking four race victories and eight podium places in total.[10] Along with Ramos and Andrea Caldarelli, Richelmi tested a Ferrari F2008 Formula One car as a prize for finishing in the top three in the championship, with the test taking place at Vallelunga on Thursday 2 December.[11] He completed 25 laps during the test and was the slowest of the three runners with a time of 1:17.97.[12]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Stéphane Richelmi at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round

In October 2009, Richelmi tested a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, taking part in the first post-season test session at Motorland Aragón with the recently crowned champions Draco Racing. He completed a total of 80 laps, recording a best time of 1:44.526 on the second day of running.[13] A year later he tested again for Draco at Barcelona and Motorland Aragón and also had an outing with French team Tech 1 Racing at the latter venue.

It was announced in January 2011 that Richelmi would join the series for the 2011 season, racing for International DracoRacing alongside fellow newcomer André Negrão.[14]

Sports cars[edit]

In October 2009, Richelmi took part in the French FFSA GT Championship round at Paul Ricard, supporting the FIA GT race held on the same weekend. Sharing a Chevrolet Corvette C6.R with Éric Cayrolle, he finished second in the first race before winning the second event.[15]

GP2 Series[edit]

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

Richelmi made his GP2 Series début in the 2011 season finale at Monza, replacing his injured compatriot Stefano Coletti at the Trident Racing team.[16] His team-mate was Rodolfo González. Despite not having tested the car before the event, he finished both races ahead of González. He remained with Trident for the 2012 season, alongside Julián Leal. Taking a best result of third place in the feature race at Hockenheim by gambling successfully on tyre choice in changing weather conditions, he finished 18th in the championship. For 2013, he moved to reigning teams champion DAMS alongside Marcus Ericsson, he managed to score a podium finish at Silverstone and finished 8th in the standings on 103 points.

Richelmi continued with DAMS for the 2014 season, this time with champion of that season Jolyon Palmer. Richelmi scored his maiden GP2 victory in the sprint race at his home event in Monaco and another podium in the sprint race at Italy ensured he finished 9th in the championship on 73 points which helped DAMS take the teams championship.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 Belgian Formula Renault 1.6 Thierry Boutsen Racing 12 0 0 ? 0 56 12th
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Boutsen Energy Racing 14 0 0 0 0 0 46th
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 Thierry Boutsen Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 46th
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 WEC Epsilon Sport 7 0 0 0 0 10 16th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 8 0 0 0 0 0 35th
Formula 3 Euro Series Barazi–Epsilon 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2009 British Formula 3 Championship Barazi–Epsilon 15 0 0 0 0 4 19th
Italian Formula 3 Championship RC Motorsport 12 0 0 0 3 92 6th
French FFSA GT Championship Selleslagh Racing Team 2 1 1 0 2 0 NC†
2010 Italian Formula 3 Championship Lucidi Motors 16 4 1 0 8 153 2nd
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series International DracoRacing 9 0 0 0 0 6 19th
GP2 Series Trident Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 31st
GP2 Final 2 0 0 0 0 0 26th
2012 GP2 Series Trident Racing 24 0 0 0 1 25 18th
2013 GP2 Series DAMS 22 0 0 0 1 103 8th
2014 GP2 Series DAMS 22 1 1 0 2 73 9th
Blancpain Sprint Series Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 4 0 1 0 1 18 15th
2015 Blancpain Sprint Series Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 14 1 1 0 2 76 6th
Blancpain Endurance Series 5 0 0 0 1 15 22nd
2016 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Signatech-Alpine 9 4 2 0 7 199 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
2017 Audi R8 LMS Cup Castrol Racing Team 6 0 0 0 1 25 10th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 4 0 0 0 0 2 45th
Intercontinental GT Challenge 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2017-18 Asian Le Mans Series Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota 4 3 2 1 4 95 1st
2018 24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Jackie Chan DC Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Jackie Chan DC Racing 2 1 0 0 1 43 2nd*

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

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 Barazi-Epsilon Dallara F308/094 Mercedes HOC
1
HOC
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
PAU
1
PAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
CAT
1

18
CAT
2

Ret
BUG
1

25
BUG
2

23
HOC
1

21
HOC
2

21†
NC‡ 0‡

† Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.
‡ As Richelmi was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

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
2011 International Draco Racing ALC
1

16
ALC
2

Ret
SPA
1

17
SPA
2

Ret
MNZ
1

7
MNZ
2

15
MON
1

16
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

13
HUN
1

15
HUN
2

20
SIL
1

19
SIL
2

20
LEC
1

17
LEC
2

13
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
26th 6

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
2011 Trident Racing IST
FEA
IST
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
NÜR
FEA
NÜR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA

15
MNZ
SPR

14
31st 0
2012 Trident Racing SEP
FEA

19
SEP
SPR

19
BHR1
FEA

11
BHR1
SPR

Ret
BHR2
FEA

17
BHR2
SPR

17
CAT
FEA

21
CAT
SPR

19
MON
FEA

8
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

14
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

13
SIL
SPR

Ret
HOC
FEA

3
HOC
SPR

21
HUN
FEA

17
HUN
SPR

21
SPA
FEA

9
SPA
SPR

6
MNZ
FEA

13
MNZ
SPR

9
MRN
FEA

14
MRN
SPR

22†
18th 25
2013 DAMS SEP
FEA

8
SEP
SPR

4
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

13
CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

15
MON
FEA

9
MON
SPR

8
SIL
FEA

2
SIL
SPR

19
NÜR
FEA

5
NÜR
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

7
SPA
SPR

4
MNZ
FEA

4
MNZ
SPR

25
MRN
FEA

4
MRN
SPR

4
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

20
8th 103
2014 DAMS BHR
FEA

19
BHR
SPR

5
CAT
FEA

10
CAT
SPR

7
MON
FEA

8
MON
SPR

1
RBR
FEA

14
RBR
SPR

10
SIL
FEA

8
SIL
SPR

6
HOC
FEA

10
HOC
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

11
SPA
FEA

21
SPA
SPR

12
MNZ
FEA

4
MNZ
SPR

3
SOC
FEA

22
SOC
SPR

18
YMC
FEA

5
YMC
SPR

9
9th 73

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOG
QR
NOG
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
ZOL
QR

23
ZOL
CR

10
BAK
QR

3
BAK
CR

4
15th 18
2015 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOG
QR

1
NOG
CR

2
BRH
QR

11
BRH
CR

7
ZOL
QR

Ret
ZOL
CR

10
MOS
QR

9
MOS
CR

4
ALG
QR

15
ALG
CR

5
MIS
QR

5
MIS
CR

7
ZAN
QR

5
ZAN
CR

5
6th 76

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2016 Signatech-Alpine LMP2 Alpine A460 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
4
SPA
1
LMS
1
NÜR
1
MEX
2
COA
1
FUJ
3
SHA
4
BHR
3
1st 199
2018–19 Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA
1
LMS
4
SIL
FUJ
SHA
SEB
SPA
LMS
2nd* 43*

* Season still in progress.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2016 France Signatech Alpine France Nicolas Lapierre
United States Gustavo Menezes
Alpine A460-Nissan LMP2 357 5th 1st
2018 China Jackie Chan DC Racing China Ho-Pin Tung
France Gabriel Aubry
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 356 10th 6th

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FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Drivers
2016
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