Tristan Gommendy

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Tristan Gommendy
2002 Gommendy.jpg
Gommendy on the podium after winning the 2002 Macau Grand Prix
Nationality French
Born (1979-01-04) 4 January 1979 (age 38)
Le Chesnay, Yvelines
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years 2003 - 2004, 2010, 2013 -
Teams Racing for Holland
Gerard Welter
Best finish 6th (2014)
Class wins 0

Tristan Gommendy (born 4 January 1979) is a French professional racing driver.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Le Chesnay, Yvelines, Gommendy began his professional career in French Formula Three in 2000. He won the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in 2002 and also won the French F3 Championship that year. In 2003 he drove in Eurocup Formula Renault V6 and finished third. He moved to its successor the World Series by Nissan in 2004 and finished 5th and another season in 2005 he finished fourth.

GP2, Champ Car, and Superleague Formula[edit]

In 2006 Gommendy drove in the first five rounds GP2 Series for the iSport International team and was on front row for his first race in front of Lewis Hamilton. He finished 20th in points, scoring a pair of fifth places at Circuit de Catalunya

On 8 March 2007 it was announced that Gommendy had been signed to drive for PKV Racing in the 2007 Champ Car season as a teammate to Neel Jani. At Houston and Long Beach, he led several laps before breaking down with few laps to go. Later at Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Gommendy won the pole and track record. He participated in twelve of the first thirteen races and finished 12th in points with a best finish of fourth in his final start at TT Circuit Assen.

Tristan Gommendy driving the FC Porto car at Donington Park during the 2008 Superleague Formula season.

With Champ Car merging with IndyCar the following year, resulting in fewer available race seats, Gommendy joined Superleague Formula driving for F.C. Porto, winning a race at ACI Vallelunga Circuit in 2008 and Donington Park in 2009. Gommendy continued in Superleague Formula with other teams and little success until the series shut down mid-way though the 2011 season.

Sports cars[edit]

Gommendy made his first 24 Hours of Le Mans start in 2003. His team finished the race for the first time in 2010, driving a Welter Racing LMP2 entry to 8th in class. In 2011 following the dissolution of Superleague Formula, Gommendy was largely out of racing until he appeared in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans for Signatech in their LMP2 Alpine A450. The team finished 14th overall and 8th in class.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

Early career[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Podiums Final Placing
2011 Superleague Galatasaray S.K. 4 3 3 4 6th
2010 Superleague Galatasaray S.K. 18 0 0 0 13th
2009 Superleague F.C. Porto 12 1 0 1 5th
2008 Superleague F.C. Porto 11 1 0 0 7th
2007 Champ Car PKV Racing 11 0 1 0 12th
2006 GP2 Series iSport International 9 0 0 0 20th
2005 Formula Renault 3.5 Series KTR 17 1 1 5 4th
2004 World Series by Nissan Saulnier Racing 18 0 0 5 5th
2003 Eurocup Formula Renault V6 ARTA-Signature 17 3 1 8 4th
2002 French Formula Three ASM 14 10 5 10 1st
2001 French Formula Three ASM 11 1 0 2 6th
2000 French Formula Three
British Formula 3
ASM
?
 ?
1
 ?
0
 ?
0
 ?
0
11th
NC
1999 French Formula Renault  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 5th

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2003 Netherlands Racing for Holland Bolivia Felipe Ortiz
Italy Beppe Gabbiani
Dome S101-Judd LMP900 316 DNF DNF
2004 France Gerard Welter France Jean-Bernard Bouvet
France Bastien Brière
WR LM2004-Peugeot LMP2 137 DNF DNF
2010 France Gerard Welter France Philippe Salini
France Stéphane Salini
WR LMP2008-Zytek LMP2 308 23rd 8th
2013 France Signatech-Alpine France Pierre Ragues
France Nelson Panciatici
Alpine A450-Nissan LMP2 317 14th 8th
2014 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Pierre Thiriet
France Ludovic Badey
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 355 6th 2nd
2015 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Pierre Thiriet
France Ludovic Badey
Oreca 05-Nissan LMP2 204 DNF DNF
2016 Philippines Eurasia Motorsport Netherlands Nick de Bruijn
China Pu Jun Jin
Oreca 05-Nissan LMP2 348 9th 5th
2017 China Jackie Chan DC Racing United States David Cheng
United Kingdom Alex Brundle
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 363 3rd 2nd

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 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 DC Points
2005 KTR ZOL
1

4
ZOL
2

Ret
MON
1

4
VAL
1

7
VAL
2

1
LMS
1

15
LMS
2

16
BIL
1

3
BIL
2

19†
OSC
1

2
OSC
2

2
DON
1

NC
DON
2

4
EST
1

3
EST
2

Ret
MNZ
1

5
MNZ
2

16
4th 96
2006 Pons Racing ZOL
1
ZOL
2
MON
1
IST
1
IST
2
MIS
1
MIS
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
DON
1
DON
2
LMS
1

8
LMS
2

2
CAT
1

NC
CAT
2

Ret
19th 16

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.

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 DC Points
2006 iSport International VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

11
IMO
FEA

Ret
IMO
SPR

17
NÜR
FEA

13
NÜR
SPR

12
CAT
FEA

5
CAT
SPR

5
MON
FEA

Ret
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
MAG
FEA
MAG
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
IST
FEA
IST
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
20th 6

American Open-Wheel[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Champ Car[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2007 PKV Racing Panoz DP01 Cosworth XFE V8 t LVS
5
LBH
11
HOU
13
POR
7
CLE
13
MTT
12
TOR
15
EDM SJO
8
ROA
7
ZOL
16
ASN
4
SRF MXC 12th 140

Superleague Formula[edit]

2008-2009[edit]

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

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 Position Points
2008 F.C. Porto Alan Docking Racing DON NÜR ZOL EST VAL JER 7th 277
7 9 8 5 6 15 16 DN 8 1 2 12
2009 F.C. Porto Hitech Junior Team MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR 5th 302
16 7 12 7 8 1 7 13 6 5

2009 Super Final Results[edit]

  • Super Final results in 2009 did not count for points towards the main championship.
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6
2009 F.C. Porto
Hitech Junior Team
MAG
DNQ
ZOL
N/A
DON
5
EST MOZ
N/A
JAR
5

2010[edit]

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NC 12 Position Points
2010 Galatasaray S.K. Barazi-Epsilon SIL
United Kingdom
ASS
Netherlands
MAG
France
JAR
Spain
NÜR
Germany
ZOL
Belgium
BRH
United Kingdom
ADR
Italy
POR
Portugal
ORD
China
BEI
China
NAV
Spain
13th 358
14 14 X 8 8 X 14 9 X 13 14 X 9 3 5 14 3 4 8 17 X 9 13 X
2011 France - Girondins de Bordeaux Azerti Motorsport HOL
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
13th 52
14 4 X 14 11 X

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External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ryo Fukuda
French Formula Three
Champion

2002
Succeeded by
Ryan Briscoe
(F3 Euroseries)
Preceded by
Takuma Sato
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

2002
Succeeded by
Nicolas Lapierre