Tech 1 Racing

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France Tech 1 Racing
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Founded 2000
Founder(s) Simon Abadie
Base Toulouse, France
Team principal(s) Simon Abadie
Current series Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Former series French Formula Renault 2.0
GP3 Series
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Current drivers France Gabriel Aubry
United Kingdom Max Fewtrell
Australia Thomas Maxwell
France Thomas Neubauer
Teams'
Championships
Eurocup Mégane Trophy:
2006, 2007, 2008
Formula Renault 3.5 Series:
2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0:
2010, 2013
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps: 2011, 2013
Drivers'
Championships
Formula Renault 3.5 Series:
2007: Álvaro Parente
Eurocup Mégane Trophy:
2007: Pedro Petiz
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps:
2011: Javier Tarancón
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0:
2013: Pierre Gasly
Website http://www.tech1racing.fr/en

Tech 1 Racing is a racing team based in Toulouse, France. They currently compete in the World Series by Renault and Eurocup Mégane Trophy.

Career[edit]

French Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

The team was founded in 2000 by French racing driver Simon Abadie. They joined the French Formula Renault 2.0 championship the same year, with Abadie finishing as runner-up in the standings. They also finished as runner-up in the series in 2003 before leaving the championship at the end of the 2005 season.

Eurocup Mégane Trophy[edit]

In 2005, Tech 1 joined the newly formed Eurocup Mégane Trophy, with Matthieu Lahaye and Simon Abadie finishing ninth and tenth respectively in the championship. The following year they finished second in the Drivers' championship with Lahaye and also claimed the Teams' title, the first of three consecutive Teams' championships. In 2007, they claimed a one-two finish in the drivers' championship, with Portuguese driver Pedro Petiz taking the title ahead of team-mate Dimitri Enjalbert.

World Series by Renault[edit]

2006 saw Tech 1 Racing join the World Series by Renault championship with drivers Jérôme d'Ambrosio and Ryo Fukuda. Tech 1 took over Saulnier Racing's single-seater racing structure and equipment. After a steady first season the team finished twelfth in the Teams' standings, with Fukuda taking their best race result of fourth place at both Donington Park and Le Mans.

In 2007 the team fielded former British Formula 3 champion Álvaro Parente and Frenchman Julien Jousse. Parente took two victories during the season (at Monaco and Spa-Francorchamps) to claim the title ahead of Ben Hanley, with Jousse finishing in tenth position. Tech 1 also secured the Teams' title, ahead of International DracoRacing and Carlin Motorsport.

Jousse remained with the team for the 2008 season, where he was joined by Formula Renault graduate Charles Pic. After taking six podium places – including a win at Barcelona – Jousse finished second in the championship behind Giedo van der Garde, whilst Pic took wins at Monaco and Le Mans to finish in sixth place. The team also won their second consecutive Teams' title.

Pairing the drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley at the start of the season (the latter would be replaced by 2010 British Formula 3 season champion Jean-Éric Vergne), Tech 1 secured the 2010 season title.

The team claimed just one more team title in 2012 season, with Jules Bianchi finishing vice-champion in the standings, before withdrawing from the sport three seasons later.

Drivers who graduated to F1[edit]

The following drivers who have competed for any of Tech 1 series teams have successfully graduated to F1:

Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Competed for Tech 1's Formula Renault team in 2006. He raced with Marussia F1 in 2011. He currently competes in Formula E for Dragon Racing.
Charles Pic
Competed for Tech 1's Formula Renault team in 2008 and 2009. He raced for Marussia F1 in 2012 and Caterham F1 in 2013.
Daniel Ricciardo
Competed for Tech 1's Formula Renault team in 2009. He raced for HRT for part of the 2011 season and Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2012 and 2013 before graduating to Red Bull Racing in 2014.
Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Competed for Tech 1's Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 team in 2010. He currently races for Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Jean-Éric Vergne
Competed for Tech 1's GP3 team in 2010. He raced with Scuderia Toro Rosso from 2012 to 2014. He is currently a test driver for Scuderia Ferrari and competes in Formula E with Techeetah.
Jules Bianchi
Competed with for Tech 1's Formula Renault team in 2012. He raced for Marussia F1 in 2013 and 2014, before dying from injuries sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.

Results[edit]

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2010 France Arthur Pic 16 4 7 4 123 3rd 1st
France Hugo Valente 16 0 0 0 28 12th
Finland Aaro Vainio 16 0 2 2 101 4th
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 4 0 0 2 0 NC†
2011 Spain Javier Tarancón 14 1 0 2 78 8th 4th
France Paul-Loup Chatin 14 1 1 0 75 9th
France Grégoire Demoustier 4 0 0 0 0 41st
Australia Mitchell Gilbert 2 0 0 0 0 30th
Finland Miki Weckström 14 0 0 0 11 18th
2012 France Paul-Loup Chatin 14 0 0 1 77 6th 4th
France Matthieu Vaxivière 14 0 0 0 1 29th
Colombia Óscar Tunjo 14 1 1 0 73 7th
Russia Roman Mavlanov 14 0 0 0 0 33rd
Brazil Felipe Fraga 8 0 0 0 21 18th
2013 France Pierre Gasly 14 3 4 2 195 1st 1st
Russia Egor Orudzhev 14 0 0 0 78 7th
France Matthieu Vaxivière 14 2 2 2 57 10th
2014 France Anthoine Hubert 14 0 0 0 30 15th 8th
Russia Vasily Romanov 10 0 0 0 0 25th
United Kingdom George Russell 4 1 0 0 0 NC†
Russia Egor Orudzhev 14 0 0 3 83 8th
Canada Luke Chudleigh 6 0 0 0 0 NC†
Switzerland Hugo de Sadeleer 2 0 0 0 0 NC†
Malaysia Akash Nandy 2 0 0 0 0 NC†
Indonesia Philo Paz Armand 4 0 0 0 0 NC†
2015 Switzerland Hugo de Sadeleer 17 0 0 0 0 24th 5th
France Simon Gachet 17 0 0 1 19 16th
France Anthoine Hubert 17 2 2 2 172 5th
2016 France Dorian Boccolacci 15 2 1 3 200 2nd 2nd
Switzerland Hugo de Sadeleer 15 1 0 0 89 6th
France Sacha Fenestraz 15 2 2 1 119.5 5th
France Gabriel Aubry 15 0 0 0 35 12th
2017 France Gabriel Aubry 13 2 2 1 128 5th 3rd
United Kingdom Max Fewtrell 13 0 0 0 72 7th
Australia Thomas Maxwell 13 0 0 0 14 14th
France Thomas Neubauer 13 0 0 0 0 25th

Guest driver (ineligible for points)

Formula Renault 2.0 NEC[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2016 France Dorian Boccolacci 15 1 0 0 226 3rd 3rd
Switzerland Hugo de Sadeleer 15 0 0 2 162 9th
France Sacha Fenestraz 15 1 1 0 207 5th
France Gabriel Aubry 9 0 0 0 76 18th

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2006 Dallara-Renault Japan Ryō Fukuda 17 0 0 0 25 16th 12th
France Patrick Pilet 6 0 0 0 14 21st
Italy Marco Bonanomi 4 0 0 0 5 31st
Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 7 0 0 0 0 36th
2007 Dallara-Renault Portugal Álvaro Parente 17 2 2 1 129 1st 1st
France Julien Jousse 17 0 1 1 62 10th
2008 Dallara-Renault France Julien Jousse 17 1 0 2 106 2nd 1st
France Charles Pic 17 2 1 2 69 6th
2009 Dallara-Renault New Zealand Brendon Hartley 13 0 1 3 26 15th 4th
Italy Edoardo Mortara 2 0 0 0 6 24th
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 2 0 0 0 0 34th
France Charles Pic 17 2 2 3 94 3rd
2010 Dallara-Renault Australia Daniel Ricciardo 18 4 8 5 136 2nd 1st
France Jean-Éric Vergne 6 1 0 0 53 8th
New Zealand Brendon Hartley 13 1 0 0 50† 10th
2011 Dallara-Renault Estonia Kevin Korjus 17 3 0 1 120 6th 6th
France Arthur Pic 17 1 0 0 16 23rd
2012 Dallara-Zytek France Jules Bianchi 17 3 5 7 185 2nd 1st
Estonia Kevin Korjus 16 0 0 0 69† 10th
Germany Daniel Abt 6 0 0 0 0 34th
2013 Dallara-Zytek Netherlands Nigel Melker 17 0 0 2 136 6th 5th
Russia Mikhail Aleshin 17 0 0 0 33 12th
2014 Dallara-Zytek Denmark Marco Sørensen 17 0 0 0 44 12th 9th
Canada Nicholas Latifi 6 0 0 0 20 20th
Mexico Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 0 0 0 0 27th
2015 Dallara-Zytek Israel Roy Nissany 17 0 0 0 27 13th 7th
France Aurélien Panis 17 0 0 0 42 12th

† Includes points scored for other teams.

GP3[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Dallara-Renault Romania Doru Sechelariu 16 0 0 0 0 29th 6th
Spain Daniel Juncadella 10 0 0 0 10 14th
Monaco Stefano Coletti 14 0 0 0 18 9th
France Jean-Éric Vergne 4 0 0 0 9 17th
France Jim Pla 2 0 0 0 0 36th
2011 Dallara-Renault Finland Aaro Vainio 8 0 0 0 6* 17th* 4th*
Italy Andrea Caldarelli 4 0 0 2 20* 5th*
Netherlands Thomas Hylkema 4 0 0 0 0* 31st*
Hungary Tamás Pál Kiss 8 1 0 0 7* 13th*

D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

Timeline[edit]

Current series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2010–2016
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2016
Former series
French Formula Renault Championship 2000–2005
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 2001, 2003-2004
Eurocup Mégane Trophy 2005-2009
Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2006–2015
GP3 Series 2010–2011
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 2011–2015

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Azerti Motorsport
Eurocup Mégane Trophy Teams' Champion
2006-2008
Succeeded by
TDS Racing
Preceded by
Interwetten Racing
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Teams' Champion
2007-2008
Succeeded by
Draco Racing
Preceded by
Draco Racing
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Teams' Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Carlin
Preceded by
Epsilon Euskadi
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Teams' Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Koiranen GP
Preceded by
none
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Teams' Champion
2011-2012
Succeeded by
Prema Powerteam
Preceded by
Carlin
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Teams' Champion
2012
Succeeded by
DAMS
Preceded by
Josef Kaufmann Racing
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Teams' Champion
2013
Succeeded by
Koiranen GP