Víctor García (racing driver)

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Víctor García
Pit walk, 2010 Brno WSR (15).jpg
Víctor García giving autographs at the 2010 Brno World Series by Renault
Nationality Spain Spanish
Born (1990-03-10) 10 March 1990 (age 27)
Madrid (Spain)
Firestone Indy Lights career
Debut season 2011
Current team Team Moore Racing
Car no. 22
Starts 4
Wins 1
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Previous series
2010
2009
2009
2008
2006–08
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Three Euroseries
British Formula 3
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Spanish Formula Three

Víctor García (born 10 March 1990 in Madrid) is a professional racing driver from Spain.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

García began his karting career in the late 1990s, starting out in the cadet ranks before working his way up to Spanish and European Championship ICA status. The highlight of his career came in 2003 when he won both the Spanish Yamaha and Valencia District Yamaha championships.

Formula Three[edit]

García made his single-seater debut in late 2006, racing in the final four races of the Spanish Formula Three Championship season in the secondary Copa F300 class. The following year he raced a full season in the main Class A, driving for the GTA Motor Competición team. He finished the season in eleventh place, taking a podium place at the first round in Jarama as well as six other points-scoring positions.

2008 saw García remain in the series for a second full season, racing for Escuderia TEC-Auto, who had won the title the previous season with Máximo Cortés. Two podiums at the first round at Jarama saw García lead the championship early on, but his results began to fade and he switched teams mid-season, joining Italian outfit RP Motorsport for the final four rounds. He eventually finished the season in 15th place.[1]

García remained in Formula Three for 2009, this time switching to the British series with Fortec Motorsport.[2] He finished in the points on nine occasions to finish 14th in the standings.[3] Despite finishing seventh in the first race at Spa-Francorchamps, he was classified in third position due to a number of guest drivers finishing ahead of him, who were ineligible for championship points.

During the year, García also took part in the two famous non-championship Formula Three races, the Masters of Formula Three at Zandvoort, where he took 22nd place, and the Macau Grand Prix, where he finished eleventh, the second highest British series runner behind Renger van der Zande.[4]

In October 2009, García made his debut in the final Formula Three Euroseries round of the season at Hockenheim with Prema Powerteam.[5] He finished the first race in ninth, just missing out on the reverse-grid pole position for the second race, in which he retired.

Formula Renault[edit]

In 2008, García contested a one-off round of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship at the Hungaroring. Driving for Prema Powerteam, he finished fifteenth in the first race before retiring from the second event.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Víctor García in Formula Renault 3.5 Series at the 2nd race of 2010 Brno World Series by Renault

In late 2009, García took part in Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective testing at Motorland Aragón and Barcelona, driving cars for Prema Powerteam, Mofaz Racing and Draco Racing and in February 2010, it was announced that he would drive for new team KMP Racing in the 2010 season, partnering Russian Anton Nebylitskiy.[6] He finished 24th in points with a best finish of eighth in Race 1 at Silverstone Circuit.

Indy Lights[edit]

For 2011 García has signed on to drive in the American Firestone Indy Lights series with Team Moore Racing.[7] He won the second race of the season at Barber Motorsports Park.

Other series[edit]

In the autumn of 2009, García sampled a GP2 car for the first time, testing for the DPR team at Jerez in Spain.[8]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 Spanish Formula Three - Copa F300 ECA Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 Spanish Formula Three GTA Motor Competición 16 0 0 0 1 24 12th
2008 Spanish Formula Three Escuderia TEC-Auto 17 0 0 1 2 28 15th
RP Motorsport
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Prema Powerteam 2 0 0 0 0 0 38th
2009 British Formula 3 Fortec Motorsport 20 0 0 0 1 30 14th
Formula Three Euroseries Prema Powerteam 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Masters of Formula Three Fortec Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 22nd
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
2010 Formula Renault 3.5 Series KMP Racing 16 0 0 0 0 4 24th
2011 Firestone Indy Lights Team Moore Racing 7 1 1 1 2 199 11th
  • * Season still in progress.

† - As García was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2010 KMP Racing ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

10
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

Ret
MON
1

12
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

20
MAG
1

19
MAG
2

15
HUN
1

12
HUN
2

18
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

18
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

21
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
24th 4

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

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

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2011 Team Moore Racing STP
15
ALA
1
LBH
12
INDY
3
MIL
10
IOW
4
TOR
7
EDM1 EDM2 TRO NHM BAL KTY LVS 11th 199

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campeonato de España de Fórmula 3 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  2. ^ "Garcia plans to keep British F3 title in Spanish hands". fota.co.uk. British Formula 3 Championship. 2009-01-08. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Mortara on top in Macau Grand Prix". fota.co.uk. British Formula 3 Championship. 2009-11-22. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Thrilling rookie and team championship finale". f3euroseries.com. Formula Three Euroseries. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2009-12-16. [dead link]
  6. ^ Mills, Peter (2010-02-23). "Garcia completes KMP line-up". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2010-02-23. 
  7. ^ Juanarena, Pablo. Víctor García hace las Américas, Marca, February 17, 2011, Retrieved 2011-02-17
  8. ^ "Garcia joins DPR for Jerez test". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-12-16. 

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