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Louis Deletraz
Louis Delétraz
Louis Deletraz.jpg
NationalitySwitzerland Swiss
Born (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 24)
Geneva, Switzerland
Related toJean-Denis Délétraz (father)
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season2017
Car number11
Former teamsCarlin
Rapax
Racing Engineering
Charouz Racing System
Starts92 (94 entries)
Wins0
Podiums10
Poles0
Fastest laps1
Best finish8th in 2019, 2020
Previous series
2016
2015-16
2014-15
2013-15
2012
GP2 Series
Formula V8 3.5
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula BMW Talent Cup
Championship titles
2015
2021
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
European Le Mans Series

Louis Delétraz (born 22 April 1997) is a Swiss racing driver currently competing in European Le Mans for Team WRT. He is the son of former Formula One and Le Mans 24 Hours driver Jean-Denis Delétraz.[1]

Career

Karting

Delétraz began karting in his native Switzerland 2008, winning the Vega Trofeo Super Mini class the following year.[2] Third-place finishes followed in the KF3 Bridgestone Cup Switzerland and Vega Trofeo Junior categories in 2010 before winning the latter championship in 2011.[3]

Formula BMW Talent Cup

Delétraz began his single-seater career in September 2012, racing in the Grand Final of the Formula BMW Talent Cup season, held at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Germany. He started each of the three races from Pole position, winning the second race of the event.[4] In the final race of the weekend, Delétraz collided with fellow Swiss driver Ralph Boschung with both drivers retiring from the race. He was subsequently excluded from the event following an incident in the pit lane after the race.[5]

Formula Renault 2.0

Delétraz graduated to Formula Renault for 2013, racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championship with Josef Kaufmann Racing.[6] He finished the season in 19th place in the championship,[7] with a best race result of fifth coming in the second race of the Silverstone meeting.

Delétraz continued with the team for a second FR2.0 NEC season in 2014.[8] After winning the opening race of the season at Monza,[9] he took a further four podium positions to finish runner-up in the championship, sixteen points behind Fortec Motorsports Ben Barnicoat.[10] During the year, Delétraz also made his debut in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship, taking part in the rounds at Spa-Francorchamps, Nürburgring and Paul Ricard as a guest driver.[11]

In 2015, Delétraz stayed with Josef Kaufmann Racing for a third season, racing a dual campaign in both Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC.[12] He won the Formula Renault NEC while he finished in the top3 in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0.[13]

In April 2015, Delétraz was announced as one of the four drivers selected to join the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme for 2015. As part of the initiative, he is due to contest three races of the Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring series (VLN) for the manufacturer.[14]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series/Formula V8 3.5

Delétraz made his debut in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at the fifth round of the 2015 season at the Red Bull Ring, driving for the returning Comtec Racing team.[15] He graduated to the series full time with Fortec in 2016, finishing runner-up in the standings.

GP2 Series

On 18 November 2016, it was announced that Delétraz would make his debut in the final round of the 2016 season with Carlin.[16] He finished twenty sixth in the overall standings with no points.

FIA Formula 2 Championship

In December 2016, after partaking in post-season testing with them, Delétraz signed to race full-time with Racing Engineering in 2017 alongside Gustav Malja.[17] For 2018 Delétraz moved to Charouz Racing System alongside ex Ferrari Driver Academy driver Antonio Fuoco. In 2019 Delétraz moved to reigning teams champion Carlin with Honda junior driver Nobuharu Matsushita. He finished the season 8th in the standings with a best result of 2nd in both the Monaco and Silverstone sprint races. For 2020, Deletraz will return to Charouz alongside Pedro Piquet.[18]

Formula One

In February 2016, Deletraz was confirmed as a member of Renault's young driver program.

In November 2018 it was announced that Delétraz would make his Formula One test debut with Haas F1 Team at the end-of-year Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi.[19] He completed 117 laps in the second day of the 2 day test.[20][21]

In May 2019 it was announced that Delétraz would join Haas F1 Team as simulator driver for the remainder of the 2019 season.[22]

Endurance Racing

Deletraz competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual and won it with Rebellion Williams eSports, driving the Oreca 07 in the LMP category.[23]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Formula BMW Talent Cup N/A 3 1 3 1 2 40 4th
2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Josef Kaufmann Racing 16 0 0 0 0 77 19th
2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Josef Kaufmann Racing 15 1 1 0 5 242 2nd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 AVF 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC+
Josef Kaufmann Racing 2 0 0 0 0
2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Josef Kaufmann Racing 16 9 12 8 12 378 1st
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 17 3 5 3 5 193 2nd
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Comtec Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 29th
2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series Fortec Motorsports 18 2 3 5 9 230 2nd
ADAC GT Masters Schubert Motorsport 8 0 0 0 0 14 36th
GP2 Series Carlin 2 0 0 0 0 0 26th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship Racing Engineering 14 0 0 0 0 16 17th
Rapax 8 0 0 0 0
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Charouz Racing System 24 0 0 0 2 74 10th
Formula One Haas F1 Team Test driver
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Carlin 22 0 0 0 3 92 8th
Formula One Haas F1 Team Development driver
2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship Charouz Racing System 24 0 1[a] 1 5 134 8th
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup GPX Racing 3 0 0 0 0 2 32nd
24 Hours of Le Mans Rebellion Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
Formula One Haas F1 Team Test/Reserve driver
2021 European Le Mans Series Team WRT 5 3 0 0 3 100 1st
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Inter Europol Competition 1 0 0 0 0 15 15th*

+ As Delétraz was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula V8 3.5 Series results

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2015 Comtec Racing ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
RBR
1

15
RBR
2

Ret
SIL
1
SIL
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BUG
1
BUG
2
JER
1
JER
2
29th 0
2016 Fortec Motorsports ALC
1

1
ALC
2

5
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

4
SPA
1

3
SPA
2

Ret
LEC
1

6
LEC
2

1
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

6
RBR
1

2
RBR
2

4
MNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

3
JER
1

12
JER
2

2
CAT
1

2
CAT
2

4
2nd 230

Complete 24 Hours of Zolder results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015 Germany Walkenhorst Motorsport United States Trent Hindman
Sweden Victor Bouveng
Germany Dirk Adorf
BMW M235i Racing Cup T7 710 15th 7th

Complete GP2 Series results

(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 22 DC Points
2016 Carlin CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SEP
FEA
SEP
SPR
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

17
26th 0

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers)

* Season still in progress.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2020 Switzerland Rebellion Racing France Nathanaël Berthon
France Romain Dumas
Rebellion R13-Gibson LMP1 381 4th 4th
2021 Belgium Team WRT Poland Robert Kubica
China Ye Yifei
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 362 NC NC

Complete European Le Mans Series results

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2021 Team WRT LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 CAT
1
RBR
1
LEC
5
MNZ
4
SPA
1
ALG
1st 100*

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2021 Inter Europol Competition LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA ALG
5
MNZ LMS
BHR
BHR
15th* 15*

* Season still in progress.

Notes

  1. ^ 0 poles achieved during qualifying, and 1 pole given as a result of the reverse grid in the sprint race.[24]

References

  1. ^ Hensby, Paul (23 April 2015). "Louis Deletraz: "It's really important for my future to do well this year"". thecheckeredflag.co.uk. Black Eagle Media Network. Retrieved 2015. ...and is following in the footsteps of his Father Jean-Denis Deletraz, who was a Formula 1 driver in the 1990s.
  2. ^ "Vega Trofeo - Super Mini 2009 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Vega Trofeo - Junior 2011 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Louis Delétraz leads from start to finish to win second race of final in Oschersleben". press.bmwgroup-sport.com. BMW. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Marvin Dienst wins third race of "Grand Final" to be crowned overall winner of the 2012 Formula BMW Talent Cup". press.bmwgroup-sport.com. BMW. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (25 January 2013). "Louis Deletraz joins Josef Kaufmann for FR2.0 NEC". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (10 February 2014). "Josef Kaufmann Racing sign Deletraz for sophomore NEC campaign". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ David, Gruz (12 April 2014). "Deletraz victorious in first race of Formula Renault NEC at Monza". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2014 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ Hensby, Paul (16 June 2015). "The rising star of Louis Deletraz". thecheckeredflag.co.uk. Black Eagle Media Network. Retrieved 2015. He also made his Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series debut in 2014, making three appearances at Spa-Francorchamps, the Nurburgring and Paul Ricard.
  12. ^ "Delétraz re-signs for Josef Kaufmann Racing to race in Eurocup an NEC". formularapida.net. Formula Rapida Network. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ Tsang, Natasha (4 October 2015). "2015 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 standings after Hungary". FormulaRapida.net. Formula Rapida Network. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "BMW Motorsport Juniors 2015 confirmed". bmw-motorsport.com. BMW. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ Mills, Peter (3 July 2015). "Comtec to make Formula Renault 3.5 return at Red Bull Ring". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "Louis Deletraz joins Carlin for GP2 debut at season finale". November 18, 2016. Archived from the original on November 19, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ "Delétraz completes Racing Engineering's 2017 driver line-up". December 16, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ "Delétraz and Piquet sign with Charouz Racing System". December 18, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ "Deletraz confirmed for first F1 test with Haas". Crash. 2018-11-01. Retrieved .
  20. ^ Jack Benyon. "F2 racer Deletraz: I'm a serious Haas F1 team future option". Autosport. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ Samarth Kanal. "F1 Abu Dhabi tyre testing results". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ Jack Benyon. "Louis Deletraz gets Haas Formula 1 team simulator role". Autosport. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ "WILLIAMS WINS VIRTUAL LE MANS 24 HOURS WITH REBELLION". The Race. Retrieved 2020.
  24. ^ "Formula 2 poles". results.motorsportstats.com. Motorsport Stats. Retrieved 2020.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ben Barnicoat
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Lando Norris

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