Team Lazarus

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Italy Lazarus
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Founded 2009
Base Caselle di Selvazzano, Padua, Italy
Team principal(s) Tancredi Pagiaro
Current series Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Blancpain GT Series
Former series International GT Open
GP2 Series
Auto GP
Euroseries 3000
Current drivers Italy Fabrizio Crestani Germany Nicolas Pohler Poland Artur Janosz United Kingdom Toby Sowery

Team Lazarus is an Italian auto racing team, based in Padova, which is currently competing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo and formerly in GP2 Series and Auto GP.


Team Lazarus were founded in 2009 by Tancredi Pagiaro, who also founded the GP Racing team in 1997.[1]

The team took part in three rounds of the 2009 Euroseries 3000 season, debuting at the season-opener in Portimão with GP2 Series drivers Michael Herck and Diego Nunes, who were racing in order to learn the circuit ahead of the GP2 Series visit there later in the year. The team scored eleven points over the course of the weekend with Nunes and Herck finishing fourth and fifth respectively in the Saturday feature race.

At the next round in Magny-Cours, the team were down to a single car entry with Italian Formula Three graduate Michael Dalle Stelle taking over the driving duties. He remained with the team for the following round at Zolder, but failed to start either race during the event. The team then missed the final three events of the season in Valencia, Vallelunga and Monza. They finished the season in seventh place in the Teams' standings with twelve points.[2]

In 2010, Team Lazarus have entered the new Auto GP series with a single car for Italian Fabio Onidi.[3] The new partnership delivered a podium finish in the opening race of the season at Brno, with Onidi finishing third behind Edoardo Piscopo and race winner Luca Filippi.[4]

In February 2012, it was announced that Lazarus would be joining the GP2 Series under the name "Venezuela GP Lazarus", replacing Super Nova Racing.[5]

Since 2017 Team Lazarus is participating in two Championships: the Blancpain GT Series, with an orange Lamborghini Huracán with GT3 configuration, and a black Huracán with a layout for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Championship.

Drivers for Team Lazarus include Fabrizio Crestani (Italy), Nicolas Pohler (Germany), Artur Janosz (Poland) and Toby Sowery (UK). While Crestani and Pohler start in the Blancpain Series, Janosz and Sowery are fighting in the 2017 Super Trofeo Asia Championship.


GP2 Series[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2012 Dallara-Mecachrome Italy Fabrizio Crestani 14 0 0 0 1 24th 12th
Spain Sergio Canamasas 10 0 0 0 0 27th
Austria René Binder 6 0 0 0 0 31st
Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli 18 0 0 0 0 33rd
2013 Dallara-Mecachrome Austria René Binder 22 0 0 0 11 23rd 13th
Italy Kevin Giovesi 8 0 0 0 0 29th
Italy Fabrizio Crestani 4 0 0 0 0 33rd
Italy Vittorio Ghirelli 10 0 0 0 1 27th
2014 Dallara-Mecachrome France Nathanaël Berthon 22 0 0 0 17 20th 13th
United States Conor Daly 18 0 0 0 2 26th
Italy Sergio Campana 4 0 0 0 0 30th
2015 Dallara-Mecachrome France Nathanaël Berthon 19 0 0 0 27 16th 12th
Switzerland Patric Niederhauser 2 0 0 0 0 34th
Switzerland Zoël Amberg 6 0 0 0 0 29th
Spain Sergio Canamasas 2 0 0 0 27 15th

† Lazarus competed under the name Venezuela GP Lazarus (under a Venezuela license) from 2012 to 2014.


  1. ^ "GP Racing". GP Racing. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  2. ^ "2009 Euroseries 3000". Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Fabio Onidi in Auto GP with Team Lazarus". Auto GP. 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Filippi wins maiden Auto GP race". Auto GP. 2010-04-25. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Venezuela GP Lazarus joins GP2 Series". GP2 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 

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