Category:Formula Renault 2.0 Alps drivers
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The following 82 pages are in this category, out of 82 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Romain Grosjean – Romain Grosjean is a racing driver, currently racing for the Haas F1 Team. He races under the French flag in Formula One although he was born in Geneva and he dominated the 2005 French Formula Renault championship at his first attempt and joined the Renault young driver programme. He was the 2007 Formula 3 Euro Series drivers champion, in 2008 he became the inaugural GP2 Asia Series champion and came 4th in his first year in GP2. In 2009 he made his Formula One debut for Renault at the European Grand Prix, due to the Asia and Main GP2 series being combined, it is likely that this will remain true for the foreseeable future. In 2012, Grosjean returned to Formula One with the Lotus F1 Team and he took his first podium in Formula One at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix and took his first fastest lap in the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. He became the first driver since 1994 to receive a ban after causing a multi-car pile up at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. In 2013 he remained with Lotus, taking 6 podiums and he drove for Lotus again alongside Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado in the 2014 season. This line up was continued for 2015, on 29 September 2015, the Haas F1 Team announced that Grosjean would be racing for the team in the 2016 season alongside Esteban Gutiérrez. Grosjean was born in Geneva, Switzerland and he won all ten rounds of the 2003 Formula Lista Junior championship and moved to the French Formula Renault championship for 2004. He was seventh in that first season one win and was champion in 2005 with ten victories. Grosjean also appeared in the Formula Renault Eurocup and finished on the podium twice in Valencia, with his results and potential in the Formula Renault series, Grosjean joined the Renault Driver Development programme for the continuation of his career. Grosjean made his Formula Three debut at the 2005 Macau Grand Prix and he qualified 19th and raced to ninth, beating team-mates Fábio Carbone and Guillaume Moreau. He did a season in the 2006 Formula 3 Euro Series but had a tough year, taking only one podium finish. In a one-off appearance in the British Formula Three Championship he started on pole position for both races at Pau, won both and set fastest lap in each. He stayed in the Formula 3 Euro Series for 2007 but moved to the ASM team, for which Jamie Green, Lewis Hamilton, Sébastien Buemi led the championship in the early stages but Grosjean moved ahead with a victory in the ninth race of the season at Mugello. He maintained a lead in the standings from that point onwards, Grosjean took pole position for the prestigious Masters of Formula 3 race at Zolder but finished 14th after stalling at the start. Grosjean drove for ART in the inaugural GP2 Asia Series season alongside Stephen Jelley and he went on to win the championship with four race victories and sixty-one points overall. He stayed with ART Grand Prix team for the 2008 GP2 Series and his team-mates were Luca Filippi and Sakon Yamamoto
2. Daniil Kvyat – Daniil Vyacheslavovich Kvyat is a Russian auto racing driver. He was runner-up at the 2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and he joined Formula One as a Toro Rosso driver in 2014 finishing 15th in the World Championship. He then moved on to Red Bull Racing to partner Daniel Ricciardo for the 2015 season and he scored his first Formula One podium finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix on 26 July 2015, finishing second behind Sebastian Vettel. He returned to Toro Rosso ahead of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix, born in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia, Kvyat was an active kart racer in Russia and Italy. In 2009, he finished third in the KF3 European Championship category, Kvyat started his formula racing career during the 2010 Formula BMW Pacific season with EuroInternational at the Sepang International Circuit. In his first race he started from sixth place, but finished only nineteenth and he finished fifth in the second race. During the season, he joined the Red Bull Junior Team and he finished in tenth position in the final championship standings, with a second-place finish at Monza. After two races with Koiranen Bros and he finished as runner-up behind Sainz, Jr. in the Northern European Cup standings with seven wins, including a hat-trick of wins at Monza. In the Eurocup he was outpaced by former Formula BMW rival Robin Frijns and Sainz, for 2012, Kvyat remained in the Formula Renault category, competing in both Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series. His debut in the Alps championship was marked with a double win at Monza. In May he returned to the Eurocup, and recorded a win in the opening round of the season at Motorland Aragón. He ultimately clinched the Alps title and finished as runner-up in the Eurocup and he was leading the race in heavy rain, but his tyres lost all grip during the final laps, and he missed the title by 10 points. Kvyat remained with the Red Bull Junior Team and progressed to the GP3 Series for 2013, Kvyat spent 2013 competing in the GP3 Series with MW Arden and the European Formula 3 championship with Carlin Motorsport. Kvyat was a registration for the latter series, and so he was ineligible for points. He scored five pole positions, seven podiums and a dominant win at Zandvoort and his progress in GP3 was rapid as well. Kvyat started the season poorly but immediately recovered, scoring his first podium in his fifth feature race, following two wins in next two feature races, he went into the Abu Dhabi event being a title contender and finally won the championship in his debut year. In October 2013, Kvyat was announced as the driver of the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One team for the 2014 season. He replaced Daniel Ricciardo, who moved to parent team Red Bull Racing, as a test driver for STR, he took part in Friday practice for the final two Grands Prix of the 2013 season, in the United States and Brazil
3. Esteban Ocon – Esteban Ocon is a French racing driver who currently drives in Formula One for Force India. He made his Formula One debut for Manor Racing in the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix, Ocon is part of the Mercedes-Benz driver development programme. Born in Évreux, Normandy, Ocon entered karting in 2006 and his success continued in 2008, as he won the French Cadet Championship. On the back of that victory, Ocon began the first of his three seasons in the KF3 kart category and he would ultimately win the French KF3 title and finish as runner-up in the WSK Euro Series in 2011, his final season before stepping up to cars. In 2012, Ocon made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 with Koiranen Motorsport and he finished fourteenth with four-point-scoring finishes, including podium at his home round at Le Castellet. He also contested a partial campaign in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps with Koiranen, for 2013, he decided to switch to the ART Junior Team. He took three podiums, as well as his first victory at Le Castellet and finished season on the position in the standings. Ocon joined the World Series by Renaults 3.5 category for Comtec Racing at Hungaroring and Le Castellet, Ocon made his Formula Three début at the Macau Grand Prix, racing for Prema Powerteam. In 2014 he expanded his collaboration with Prema into FIA European Formula Three Championship and he was on top position of the standings since first round at Silverstone and won the championship with a round to spare. On 11 March 2015, it was announced that Ocon would enter the series with ART Grand Prix and he claimed the championship despite only scoring one victory and pressure from Luca Ghiotto. Ocon drove for Mercedes-Benz in the first 10 races of the 2016 DTM season and he was subsequently replaced by Felix Rosenqvist, following his promotion to Manor. Ocon took part in the first free session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 21 November 2014. He also took part in post race testing in Barcelona with Force India, prior to his claiming of the GP3 title, it was announced that he would enter the junior programme of the Mercedes F1 team. In February 2016, it was announced that Ocon would act as driver for the Renault Sport F1 team. On 10 August 2016, it was announced that Ocon would drive for Manor Racing in the half of the 2016 Formula One season. Ocon made his Formula One debut at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix and this was followed by a string of last-classified finishes, before finishing 12th in the chaotic Brazilian Grand Prix after dropping out of the points on the final lap. On 10 November 2016, Force India announced that they had signed Ocon for the 2017 Formula One season as part of his contract with Mercedes. He scored his first Formula One point in his first race for Force India in Australia, official website Non-Official website Esteban Ocon career summary at DriverDB. com
4. Pierre Gasly – Pierre Gasly is a French formula racing driver, who was the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series runner-up and most recently won the 2016 GP2 Series with Prema Racing. Gasly entered karting in 2006, when he finished fifteenth in the French Minime Championship, in 2008 he stepped up to the French Cadet Championship, before moving to the international scene in 2009. He moved into the KF3 category, staying until the end of 2010, in 2011, Gasly made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the French F4 Championship 1.6 litre category. He finished third behind his future Eurocup rivals Matthieu Vaxivière and Andrea Pizzitola with seven podiums, including wins at Spa, Albi, Gasly moved to the 2-litre Formula Renault machinery in 2012, joining R-Ace GP in the Formula Renault Eurocup. He finished tenth with six point-scoring finishes, including podiums at Spa and he also had seven starts in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with the same team, taking a podium at the Nürburgring. For 2013, Gasly moved to Tech 1 Racing and he took five podiums, as well as victories at Moscow, the Hungaroring and Le Castellet. The driver jumped to Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014 and he finished season as runner-up to another Red Bull Junior Carlos Sainz Jr. collecting eight podiums in the seventeen races. He then partook in post-season testing, driving for DAMS and on 8 January 2015 signed with the French team to race alongside the British driver Alex Lynn, development driver of Williams F1 Team. In January 2016, it was announced Gasly would switch to newcomers Prema Powerteam alongside 2015 European Formula 3 runner-up, on 30 September 2015 Gasly was confirmed as Red Bull Racing’s reserve driver until the end of the 2015 Formula One season. Gasly is currently the test and reserve driver for Red Bull Racing until the end of the 2017 Formula One season, † Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance. Official website Pierre Gasly career summary at DriverDB. com
5. Alexandre Cougnaud – Alexandre Cougnaud is a French racing driver. As of 2013, he is racing for RP Motorsport in the European F3 Open and he finished third in the 2012 European F3 Open Copa Class in his first season, and as the second best rookie of the year. Cougnaud, born in Les Sables-dOlonne, France, began karting in 2002, in 2010, he entered four rounds of the Formula Renault 2.0 Suisse for ARTA Engineering, he took a single podium, and finished ninth in the championship, with 57 points. In 2012, Cougnaud decided to race in Copa/Cup Class of the European F3 Open Championship for the Dallara F308 cars with Top F3 French team and he had a successful season, finishing 3rd in the overall classification of the Cup class with eight podiums. In 2013, Cougnaud joined the Italian team RP Motorsport to drive a Dallara F312 car and he had a good result at Jerez where he finished fourth in the first race, and third in the second one. At Monza, in October, he did his best performance of the season in the race, pole position, P2. He could not resist to his team mate Sandy Stuvik in the last lap, Cougnaud had a great finish of the season at Barcelona finishing in third position for the first race and winning the second one. In both 2014 and 2015 Alexandre Cougnaud raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup France championship and he finished in 10th position the first year and in 12th position the second year. In 2016, Alexandre joined the famous European Le Mans Series, for his first year in ELMS, Alexandre won two races for the Yvan Muller Racing team. The first one being the prestigious Road To Le Mans race and the second one, official website Alexandre Cougnaud on Twitter
6. Ferdinand Zvonimir von Habsburg – Ferdinand Zvonimir Maria Balthus Keith Michael Otto Antal Bahnam Leonhard von Habsburg, is the eldest son of Karl von Habsburg, head of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine. Habsburg is a racing driver competing in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship. Habsburg was baptised on 6 September 1997 in Zagreb by Cardinal Franjo Kuharić, while his traditional titles are used abroad and in genealogical literature, they are not recognized by the Austrian government. His grandfather Otto von Habsburg renounced all claims to the Austrian throne, Habsburg began his racing career at the age of 14 with the Austrian team, Speedworld Academy. He has worn racing number 62 since the beginning of his karting career, in 2014 after 4 years spent in ROTAX Junior category, winning multiple championship titles, he switched to Rotax DD2.6 NEC Championship with Lechner Racing. He finished 4th with a 100% finishing rate in 15 races, Habsburg would return to the series with Giles Motorsport for 2016 and is currently third in the championship behind Lando Norris and Artem Markelov. For 2015, Habsburg decided to switch to the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC for Fortec Motorsports, in 2014 Habsburg launched, together with his mother Francesca von Habsburg a unique interpretation of racing and art. The design and the painting of his racecar was made by the famous Swiss designer group, Lang-Baumann. com
7. Aleksey Chuklin – Aleksey Chuklin is a Russian racing driver, currently competing under Ukranian racing license. Chuklin, born in Moscow, had a brief Rotax Max karting career in Russia before moving to car racing and he spent several months in England and Western Europe testing the Formula Renault 2.0 Tatuus car. In December 2010, Chuklin tested for the MP Motorsport team in a FR2.0 Caparo car. For 2011, he signed with MP Motorsport for the season in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup as well as several rounds in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series. He then returned to the Formula Renault NEC, and took his first top-ten finish in the series in August, following that race, he entered the Silverstone round of the Eurocup Formula Renault, finishing 24th in race one, and 32nd in race two. Chuklin then returned to the Formula Renault NEC, finishing the races, and took his best result of the season in the penultimate round at Monza. He ended the season having entered the race of the Eurocup Formula Renault season, held at Barcelona, finishing 23rd in race one. He was classified 13th in the Formula Renault NEC, with 113 points, in 2012, Chuklin remained in the Formula Renault NEC with MP Motorsport, who had joined up with Manor Motorsport, and were competing under the MP Manor Motorsport name. The season did not start successfully, Chuklin retired from four of his first six races, Chuklin returned to the Formula Renault NEC at the Red Bull Ring round of the series, finishing 25th in the first race, and retiring from the second. The following round, held at Autodrom Most, saw Chuklin take his only finish of the season. Following that event, he switched to the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps for its finale, held at Barcelona. He retired from the first race, and finished 22nd in race two and he was classified 34th in the Formula Renault NEC, with 23 points. In 2013, it was announced that Chuklin would be entering the European F3 Open Championship with Emilio de Villota Motorsport. He made his first appearances for the team in the European F3 Open Winter Series, retiring from the first race at Paul Ricard, and finishing third in the second race, held at Jerez. On his debut in the European F3 Open series, which came in the round of the season, held at Paul Ricard, he finished fifth in race one. Having taken a sixth in the first race at Portimao, he did not finish above 20th for six races, until he took a ninth in the first race at Silverstone, and he finished the season in eleventh overall, with 28 points
8. Rahel Frey – Rahel Frey is a Swiss racing driver. She has competed in series as Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, International Formula Master. Rahel competed in the LMGT1 category of 201024 Hours of Le Mans and she shared #61 Matech Competition Ford GT with fellow Swiss female drivers Natacha Gachnang and Cyndie Allemann. All three participating Fords were forced to retire from the race, Rahel then joined the Audi DTM squad and replaced Katherine Legge in 2011. Then decided she did not wish to carry on with her DTM career, official website Rahel Frey career summary at DriverDB. com
9. Roman Mavlanov – Roman Mavlanov (Russian, Рома́н Мавла́нов, IPA, is a Russian racing driver. Born in Moscow, Mavlanov began his career in karting at the age of 13 in the Russian cups. Mavlanov made his début in single-seaters in 2011, competing in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and he ended his Eurocup season without any point-scoring finishes, while in the Alps series, he had ten point-scoring finishes from sixteen races. Mavlanov switched to Tech 1 Racing in 2012, again competing in both the Eurocup Formula Renault and Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, in the Eurocup he failed to score any points again, while in the Alps series, he degraded to five point-scoring finishes. Mavlanov joined RC Formula for both the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and the Eurocup Formula Renault series. In the NEC series he scored his first Formula Renault 2.0 podium, while in the Eurocup, Mavlanov made his sports car racing debut in the GTS class of the International GT Open in 2013, racing for SMP Racing - Russian Bears. He finished fourth in the GTS standings with three class wins, Mavlanov will move to Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014 with Zeta Corse. Official website Roman Mavlanov career summary at DriverDB. com