Sean Gelael
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Sean Gelael

Sean Gelael
2021 4 Hours of Monza - Overall podium Gelael.jpg
Gelael in 2021
NationalityIndonesia Indonesian
BornMuhammad Sean Ricardo Gelael
(1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 24)
Jakarta, Indonesia
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season2016
Current teamJota Sport
Car number28
Former teamsExtreme Speed Motorsports
Starts7
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums4
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish12th in 2016
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season2017
Former teamsPertamina Arden, Prema Racing, DAMS
Starts79 (86 entries)
Wins0
Podiums1
Poles0
Fastest laps1
Best finish15th in 2017, 2018
Previous series
2017-20
2015-16
2015
2013-14
2013-14
2012
2012
FIA Formula 2 Championship
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
FIA European Formula 3
British Formula 3
Formula Pilota China
Formula Abarth

Muhammad Sean Ricardo Gelael (born 1 November 1996) is an Indonesian racing driver currently competing with Jota Sport in the FIA World Endurance Championship.[1] He previously competed in the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2020, racing for DAMS.[2]

Career

Open-wheel racing

Karting

In 2011, he competed in the Asian Karting Open Championship - Formula 125 Senior Open 2011, finishing third in the overall standings.[3]

Asian series

Gelael began his car racing career in his native continent, competing in the Formula Pilota China in 2012. He finished his debut season fourth in the overall standings and second in the "Best Asian Trophy" standings.[4] He raced for the BVM team in the last round of the 2012 Formula Abarth season at Monza.[5]

FIA European Formula 3 Championship

Sean Gelael in F3 - Hockenheimring 2014

In 2013, Gelael participated in the 2013 FIA European Formula 3 Championship season, joining the Double R Racing team.[6]

In 2014, Gelael signed with Carlin for the 2014 season.[7] On 10 May 2014, he scored his first ever point in the championship, finishing 10th and therefore scoring one point in the Pau Grand Prix.[8] He finished the season in 18th position with 25 points.[9]

British Formula 3 Championship

Gelael competed in the 2013 British Formula 3 International Series alongside Antonio Giovinazzi, driving for Double R Racing.[10] He claimed his first podium in at Silverstone by finishing 3rd in the second race.[11] He finished eight in the final overall standings.[12]

Masters of Formula 3

On 7 July 2013, Gelael made his debut in the 2013 Masters of Formula 3, but was forced to retire from the race.[13]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series

On 20 January 2015, it was announced that Gelael will compete in the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series with Carlin partnering with Tom Dillmann.[14] He finished 19th in the overall standings.[15]

GP2 Series/FIA Formula 2 Championship

Gelael made his GP2 Series debut with Carlin Motorsport in the Hungarian Grand Prix in the 2015 season. He finished 18th in the feature race and 20th in the sprint race.[16]

In 2016, Gelael competed full-time in the GP2 Series with Campos Racing, partnering Mitch Evans.[17] At Catalunya, he finished 19th in the feature race having started from 22nd on the grid. He scored his first podium at the Red Bull Ring, where he finished second behind his teammate Evans, who won the race.

With the championship rebranded to the FIA Formula 2 Championship, Gelael moved to the Pertamina Arden team for the 2017 season, joining Norman Nato.[18] Gelael lost the team battle, finishing in points-paying positions just in four races.

Gelael raced for Prema Racing in the 2018 season, joining Dutch driver Nyck de Vries.[19] In the Monaco Grand Prix, he scored his only podium for the season, finishing second in the feature race. He failed to score points for the rest of the season following his podium finish. He placed 15th with 29 points in the overall standings.

For the 2019 season, Gelael remained with Prema, partnered by 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship winner Mick Schumacher. He lost the team battle, finishing in 17th position in the drivers' standings by scoring points in just five races.

Gelael left Prema to join reigning FIA Formula 2 teams' champion DAMS for the 2020 season, replacing Sérgio Sette Câmara. He was joined by two-time Macau Grand Prix winner and Williams Driver Academy member Dan Ticktum. He scored points in both races of the second round at the Red Bull Ring, finishing tenth and seventh. He broke a vertebra from an impact with a kerb during the Barcelona feature race, and was unable to start the sprint race. He was replaced at DAMS by Red Bull Junior Team driver Jüri Vips for the next four rounds. At the time of his injury he had scored three points, compared to 61 points for teammate Ticktum.

Due to a string of accidents and technical failures, followed by Gelael's seldom points-scoring performances in FIA Formula 2 Championship that contributed to poor seasons, Gelael's father Ricardo Gelael announced that his son will no longer continue racing in Formula 2 after the 2020 season.[20]

Formula One

Gelael driving a Toro Rosso during free practice for the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix

Gelael had his first experience of Formula One machinery, driving the Toro Rosso STR12 at the in-season test after the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix, completing 78 laps.[21] He continued to drive for Toro Rosso in a testing capacity throughout the 2017 season, including tests at the Hungaroring and Yas Marina Circuit as well as Friday practice appearances in Singapore, Malaysia, the United States and Mexico.[22] He continued his association with Toro Rosso during the 2018 season, appearing at testing days in Spain, Hungary and Abu Dhabi, and at the Friday practice session of the United States Grand Prix.[23][24][25] In 2019, Gelael again took part in the post-season tyre test for Toro Rosso in Abu Dhabi.[26]

Endurance racing

Asian Le Mans Series

Gelael made his Asian Le Mans Series debut in the second half of 2015-16 season. Competing for Jagonya Ayam with Eurasia alongside Antonio Giovinazzi, the pair won both races they drove in and finished third in the standings.

Gelael returned to the series for the full 2021 season, driving for Jota Sport alongside Formula E drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Tom Blomqvist in LMP2. He finished second and fifth in Dubai and won both races in Abu Dhabi.[27]

European Le Mans Series

Gelael competed in the 2021 4 Hours of Monza with Jota Sport, driving alongside Malaysian driver Jazeman Jaafar, where he finished third.[28]

FIA World Endurance Championship

Gelael made his FIA World Endurance Championship debut with Extreme Speed Motorsports in the 2016 season, competing in the last three rounds of the season.[29]

Gelael competed in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship with Jota Sport, partnering Stoffel Vandoorne and Tom Blomqvist to drive the No. 28 Jota Sport LMP2 car.[30] In the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans, he finished seventh in the overall standings and second in the LMP2 class, achieving a podium in his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut.[31][32]

Personal life

Sean Gelael is the son of the owner of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Indonesian franchise for Ricardo Gelael and actress Rini S Bono.[33] He is the grandson of Dick Gelael, the founder of Gelael Supermarket.

Racing record

Karting career summary

Season Series Team Position
2010 CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship -- KF2 Sean GP 19th
2011 CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship -- KF1 14th
Asian Karting Open Championship -- Formula 125 Senior Open 3rd
Trofeo Andrea Margutti -- KF2 32nd
2012 CIK-FIA World Karting Championship -- KF1 43rd

Racing career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Formula Pilota China Eurasia Motorsport 18 1 1 2 6 132 4th
Formula Abarth BVM 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC+
2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Double R Racing 30 0 0 0 0 0 28th
British Formula 3 Championship 12 0 0 1 3 78 8th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Carlin 33 0 0 0 0 25 18th
British Formula 3 Championship 3 0 0 0 3 0 NC+
2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin 17 0 0 0 0 7 19th
GP2 Series 9 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2015-16 Asian Le Mans Series Jagonya Ayam with Eurasia 2 2 1 0 2 51 3rd
2016 GP2 Series Pertamina Campos Racing 22 0 0 0 1 24 15th
European Le Mans Series SMP Racing 1 0 0 0 0 10 24th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Extreme Speed Motorsports 3 0 0 0 1 40 12th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship Pertamina Arden 22 0 0 0 0 17 15th
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 23 0 0 0 1 29 15th
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Prema Racing 20 0 0 0 0 15 17th
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship DAMS 14 0 0 0 0 3 21st
2021 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Jota Sport 4 0 1 0 3 89 1st*
Asian Le Mans Series 4 2 0 0 3 78 2nd
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
European Le Mans Series 1 0 0 0 1 0 NC+

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

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship 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 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2013 Double R Racing MNZ
1

14
MNZ
2

16
MNZ
3

17
SIL
1

24
SIL
2

16
SIL
3

18+
HOC
1

21
HOC
2

27
HOC
3

Ret
BRH
1

23
BRH
2

22
BRH
3

Ret
RBR
1

22
RBR
2

17
RBR
3

20+
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

21
NOR
3

15
NÜR
1

20
NÜR
2

18
NÜR
3

13
ZAN
1

17
ZAN
2

20
ZAN
3

20
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

21
VAL
3

Ret
HOC
1

25
HOC
2

24
HOC
3

13
28th 0
2014 Carlin SIL
1

15
SIL
2

20
SIL
3

NC
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

20
HOC
3

22
PAU
1

10
PAU
2

Ret
PAU
3

Ret
HUN
1

10
HUN
2

21
HUN
3

13
SPA
1

18
SPA
2

13
SPA
3

13
NOR
1

9
NOR
2

17
NOR
3

6
MSC
1

17
MSC
2

17
MSC
3

11
RBR
1

12
RBR
2

7
RBR
3

10
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

21+
NÜR
3

11
IMO
1

10
IMO
2

16
IMO
3

Ret
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

18
HOC
3

8
18th 25

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

Complete Formula Renault 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 Pos Points
2015 Carlin ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

15
MON
1

8
SPA
1

15
SPA
2

12
HUN
1

15
HUN
2

Ret
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

10
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

16
BUG
1

16
BUG
2

17
JER
1

16
JER
2

9
19th 7

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
2015 Carlin BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA

18
HUN
SPR

20
SPA
FEA

20
SPA
SPR

21
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA

19
SOC
SPR

21
BHR
FEA

23
BHR
SPR

15
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

C
26th 0
2016 Pertamina Campos Racing CAT
FEA

17
CAT
SPR

13
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

Ret
BAK
FEA

7
BAK
SPR

Ret
RBR
FEA

2
RBR
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

21
SIL
SPR

18
HUN
FEA

22
HUN
SPR

10
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

18
SPA
SPR

15
MNZ
FEA

DSQ
MNZ
SPR

16
SEP
FEA

16
SEP
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

21
15th 24

Complete European Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2016 SMP Racing LMP2 BR Engineering BR01 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
5
IMO RBR LEC SPA EST 24th 10
2021 Jota Sport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 CAT RBR LEC MNZ
3
SPA
ALG
NC+ 0+

+ As Gelael was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2016 Extreme Speed Motorsports LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS NÜR MEX COA FUJ
4
SHA
2
BHR
5
12th 40
2021 Jota Sport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA
3
ALG
2
MNZ
5
LMS
2
BHR
BHR
1st* 89*

* Season still in progress.

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)

Complete Formula One participations

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2017 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Toro Rosso 1.6 V6 t AUS CHN BHR RUS ESP MON CAN AZE AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN
TD
MAL
TD
JPN USA
TD
MEX
TD
BRA ABU - -
2018 Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H 1.6 V6 t AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN RUS JPN USA
TD
MEX BRA ABU - -

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2021 United Kingdom Jota United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 363 7th 2nd

References

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