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Draco Racing
Team Principal Nadia Morini in 2011

International Draco Racing was a motorsport team. It was most well known for operating in the World Series by Renault, but had also taken part in Formula Opel Lotus, International Formula 3000 and Euro Formula 3000.

Career

Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries

Draco was founded in 1989 by Adriano and Nadia Morini, and entered the Formula Opel Lotus Euroseries. In its first year, the Italian takes Brazilian driver Eduar Neto to second place in F. Opel, with five wins. The team continued to be one of the most competitive in the series for the following years, winning the F. Opel championship in 1990 with Rubens Barrichello, 1991 with Pedro Lamy, 1993 with Patrick Crinelli and 1994 with Marco Campos (in 1992, Gualter Salles was second).

International Formula 3000

Draco stayed in Formula Opel until the championship's demise in 1996, but the year before Adriano Morini took his team to Formula 3000, creating the outfit specifically for Marco Campos. Morini took a gamble on the Brazilian driver's talent, but he ultimately lost it when 18-year-old Campos died in the race at Magny-Cours. Draco was never so successful in F3000, even with drivers such as Ricardo Zonta (in 1996) and Bruno Junqueira (in 1998) and left the series after the 1999 season.

Euro Formula 3000

In 2000, Draco moved down to the Italian F3000 Championship (now Euro 3000), for older 1996 cars. This proved to be the wisest move, as Felipe Massa completely dominated the series in 2001, taking the championship title, a performance repeated in 2003 with Augusto Farfus and 2004 with Nicky Pastorelli.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series

In 2005, Draco changed series, again, to the World Series by Renault, where their lead drivers Pastor Maldonado and Milo? Pavlovi? finished third in the 2006 and 2007 seasons. In 2008 the drivers was Bertrand Baguette and Marco Barba. In 2009 the Draco Team won the Formula Renault 3.5 Championship with the Team Title and the Driver Title with Bertrand Baguette. Following funding issues midway through the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season, the team closed down at the end of the year.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts. WCC
2005 ZOL ZOL MON VAL VAL BUG BUG BIL BIL OSC OSC DON DON EST EST MNZ MNZ 2nd 167
Germany Markus Winkelhock Ret 3 DNS 11 12 1 5 Ret 7 Ret 3 5 1 4 2 3 1
San Marino Christian Montanari 7 DNS 1 12 15 12 6 6 10 11 17 2 15 8 5 12 9
2006 ZOL ZOL MON IST IST MIS MIS SPA SPA NÜR NÜR DON DON BUG BUG CAT CAT 2nd 132
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 8 3 1 11 Ret DSQ Ret 1 2 6 22 8 Ret Ret 1 10 2
Czech Republic Tomas Kostka 14 14 8 Ret 15 20 Ret 20 9 Ret 17
Serbia Milo? Pavlovi? 3 8 2 Ret Ret 18
2007 MNZ MNZ NÜR NÜR MON HUN HUN SPA SPA DON DON MAG MAG EST EST CAT CAT 2nd 160
Serbia Milo? Pavlovi? 6 2 15 24 4 7 2 7 1 11 Ret 4 Ret 9 1 4 4
Spain Álvaro Barba Ret Ret 4 5 19 Ret Ret Ret 17 1 Ret 12 11 3 6 18 Ret
2008 MNZ MNZ SPA SPA MON SIL SIL HUN HUN NÜR NÜR BUG BUG EST EST CAT CAT 6th 93
Belgium Bertrand Baguette Ret Ret 1 11 5 6 16 4 4 5 5 Ret 16 Ret 4 Ret 4
Spain Marco Barba 12 8 Ret 20 Ret 12 7 10 7 Ret 10 10 8 6 10 16 Ret
2009 CAT CAT SPA SPA MON HUN HUN SIL SIL BUG BUG ALG ALG NÜR NÜR ALC ALC 1st 205
Belgium Bertrand Baguette 2 Ret 2 2 5 3 6 8 5 1 1 2 5 1 5 1 1
Spain Marco Barba Ret Ret 7 12 16 2 2 10 10 5 7 16 11 8 7 14 6
2010 ALC ALC SPA SPA MON BRN BRN MAG MAG HUN HUN HOC HOC SIL SIL CAT CAT 7th 71
France Nathanaël Berthon Ret 3 Ret 10 Ret 8 2 9 1 Ret 13 9 3 Ret Ret 6 12
Colombia Omar Leal Ret Ret 11 12 16 4 13 Ret 19 Ret 16 13 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret
2011 ALC ALC SPA SPA MNZ MNZ MON NÜR NÜR HUN HUN SIL SIL LEC LEC CAT CAT 12th 26
Monaco Stéphane Richelmi 16 Ret 17 Ret 7 15 16 13 13 15 20 19 20 17 13 Ret Ret
Brazil André Negrão 14 9 DNS 11 10 10 Ret 6 12 20 Ret Ret 16 15 6
France Adrien Tambay DNS Ret
2012 ALC ALC MON SPA SPA NÜR NÜR MOS MOS SIL SIL HUN HUN LEC LEC CAT CAT 8th 114
Switzerland Nico Müller Ret Ret 5 5 4 2 Ret 8 Ret Ret 7 6 Ret 8 7 12 15
Brazil André Negrão 8 10 Ret 12 12 19 3 13 4 Ret 16 15 Ret Ret 22 14 8

Complete former series results

3000 Pro Series

3000 Pro Series results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2005 Lola-Zytek Germany Timo Lienemann 8 2 0 41 3rd 1st
Italy Alessandro Bonetti 8 1 0 39 4th

Italian/Euro Formula 3000

Italian/Euro Formula 3000 results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
1999 Lola-Zytek Italy Oliver Martini 1 0 0 0 0 14th1 NC
Austria Walter Thimmler 1 0 0 0 0 NC
2000 Lola-Zytek Brazil Rodrigo Sperafico 8 0 1 0 22 4th 5th
Brazil Leonardo Nienkötter 8 0 0 0 0 NC
2001 Lola-Zytek Brazil Lucas Vacis 8 0 0 0 1 13th 1st
Brazil Felipe Massa 8 6 6 5 60 1st
2002 Lola-Zytek Brazil Augusto Farfus 9 0 0 0 8 9th 5th
Italy Matteo Grassotto 9 0 0 0 12 7th
2003 Lola-Zytek Brazil Augusto Farfus 9 4 5 3 60 1st 1st
Germany Sven Heidfeld 9 0 0 0 4 11th
2004 Lola-Zytek Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli 10 2 0 1 46 1st 1st
Italy Fausto Ippoliti 10 0 0 0 17 7th

International Formula 3000

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
1995 Lola-Cosworth Brazil Marco Campos 8 0 0 0 3 13th 9th
1996 Lola-Zytek Judd Brazil Ricardo Zonta 10 2 1 2 27 4th 4th
Brazil Alexandre de Andrade 1 0 0 0 0 NC
Brazil Sergio Paese 2 0 0 0 0 NC
Argentina Esteban Tuero 6 0 0 0 0 24th
1997 Lola-Zytek Judd France Cyrille Sauvage 10 0 0 0 5 13th 8th
Portugal Pedro Couceiro 9 0 0 0 6 11th
1998 Lola-Zytek Judd Brazil Bruno Junqueira 12 0 0 0 3 18th 15th
Italy Giovanni Montanari 12 0 0 0 0 27th
1999 Lola-Zytek France Fabrice Walfisch 9 0 0 0 4 14th 11th
Italy Oliver Martini 3 0 0 0 8 NC
France Cyrille Sauvage 1 0 0 0 0 NC2

Notes:

  • 1.^ - Martini scored 3 points in 1 race for Sighinolfi Autoracing.
  • 2.^ - Sauvage also entered in 4 races for Monaco Motorsport.

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