Brazilian racecar drivers

Posted Jun 30, 2010
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  1. Nelson Piquet

    Nelson Piquet


    Nelson Piquet Souto Maior (born August 17, 1952), known as Nelson Piquet, is a Brazilian former racing driver and businessman. Since his retirement, Piquet has been ranked among the greatest Formula One drivers in various motorsport polls.

  2. Helio Castroneves

    Helio Castroneves


    Hélio Castro Neves (10 May 1975) better known as Hélio Castroneves, is a Brazilian auto racing driver competing in the 2014 North American IndyCar Series. In IndyCar competition, Castroneves has 22 wins and 33 poles, and placed second in the season standings four times, third two times and fourth four times. Prior to IndyCar, Castroneves competed in the CART championship, with a highest championship points finish of fourth.

  3. Lucas di Grassi

    Lucas di Grassi


    Lucas Tucci di Grassi (born 11 August 1984) is a Brazilian professional racing driver who currently competes for Audi Sport Team Joest in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Di Grassi also races in the FIA Formula E Championship for Audi Sport ABT and became the first driver in motorsport history to win a motor race in an all electric single-seater racing car at the 2014 Beijing ePrix. He is also a former GP2 Series runner-up, as well as driving for Virgin Racing in the 2010 Formula One season.

  4. Rubens Barrichello

    Rubens Barrichello


    Rubens Gonçalves "Rubinho" Barrichello (born 23 May 1972) is a Brazilian racing driver who competed in Formula One between 1993 and 2011. After losing his seat at the Williams F1 team, Barrichello moved to the IndyCar Series in 2012 with KV Racing Technology. After only one year and being unable to find a ride for the 2013 season, Barrichello moved back to Brazil to participate in the Brazilian Stock Car V8 Series, winning the championship in 2014 while driving for Full Time Sports.

  5. Felipe Nasr

    Felipe Nasr


    Luiz Felipe de Oliveira Nasr (born 21 August 1992) is a Brazilian racing driver. He was the 2009 Formula BMW Europe champion and the 2011 British Formula 3 champion.

  6. Bia Figueiredo

    Bia Figueiredo


    Ana "Bia" Beatriz Caselato Gomes de Figueiredo (born March 18, 1985 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian racing driver currently competing in the IndyCar Series. Bia, as she is known by friends and fans, won her first Indy Lights race at Nashville Superspeedway on 12 July 2008, becoming the first woman to win a race in the Indy Lights series. On June 20, 2009 Bia won her second Indy Lights race and became the first woman to win a race car event at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

  7. Leonardo de Souza

    Leonardo de Souza


    Leonardo Augusto Antunes de Souza (born January 9, 1986) is a Brazilian racing driver.

  8. Lucas Foresti

    Lucas Foresti


    Lucas Foresti (born 12 May 1992 in Brasília) is a Brazilian racing driver.

  9. Emerson Fittipaldi

    Emerson Fittipaldi


    Emerson Fittipaldi (born December 12, 1946) is a semi-retired Brazilian automobile racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship and the Indianapolis 500 twice each and the CART championship once.

  10. Luiz Razia

    Luiz Razia


    Luiz Tadeu Razia Filho (born April 4, 1989 in Barreiras) is a Brazilian racing driver.

  11. Tony Kanaan

    Tony Kanaan


    Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan "Tony" Filho, more commonly known as Tony Kanaan, (born December 31, 1974) is a Brazilian racing driver. He has won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. That season, he completed 3,305 laps, making him the first IndyCar Series driver to complete every possible lap in a season. He also led 889 laps in 13 separate races to establish an IndyCar Series record. He is also the only driver to lead the Indianapolis 500 in each of his first seven starts, and won his first race on his 12th attempt. This ties him with Sam Hanks for the most attempts to win their first Indianapolis 500. Kanaan has a total of 15 career race wins in the Verizon IndyCar Series. He also has one victory in the Champ Car World Series with his win at the U.S. 500 at Michigan International Speedway. Kanaan has also competed in both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Kanaan is friends with former IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti and previously with Dan Wheldon, who was killed while in the 2011 IZOD IndyCar World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a race in which Kanaan was leading from the pole. On the Borg-Warner Trophy (the trophy that features the likeness of each Indianapolis 500 winner), the names of those three drivers all appear on consecutive order as follows: 2010 (Franchitti), 2011 (Wheldon), 2012 (Franchitti), and 2013 (Kanaan). After Franchitti suffered career-ending injuries in a crash with Takuma Sato at the 2013 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Race #2 at Reliant Park, Kanaan replaced him in the #10 Target-sponsored Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing beginning in the 2014 season after being originally contracted to drive the #8 NTT Data/TNT Energy Drink-sponsored Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 for NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing. Kanaan would begin to drive for NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing in the #10 NTT Data-sponsored Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 after Target decided to sponsor Scott Dixon.

  12. Enrique Bernoldi

    Enrique Bernoldi


    Enrique Antônio Langue e Silvério de Bernoldi (born 19 October 1978 in Curitiba) is a Brazilian professional racing driver who raced for the Arrows Formula One team in 2001 and 2002, and was the test driver for BAR Honda between 2004 and 2006. He entered IndyCar racing in 2008, and competed in the FIA GT World Championship between 2009 and 2011, in addition to entering multiple other competitions.

  13. Tarso Marques

    Tarso Marques


    Tarso Anibal Santanna Marques (born 19 January 1976) is a Brazilian racing driver. He participated in 24 Formula One Grands Prix, all driving for the Minardi team, but scored no championship points in three separate seasons and never completed a full year in the sport.

  14. Abílio dos Santos Diniz

    Abílio dos Santos Diniz


    Abílio dos Santos Diniz (born December 28, 1936, in São Paulo) a Brazilian businessman. He is the former chairman of the Brazilian retail chain Grupo Pão de Açúcar (Companhia Brasileira de Distribuiçao), and victim of a famous kidnapping. Abílio Diniz is the father of former Formula One driver Pedro Diniz, whose career was largely funded by his father's personal wealth and sponsorship connections. Abílio also competed as a racecar driver in his youth and won the 1970 Mil Milhas Brasil with his brother, Alcides. Diniz is currently the chairman of BRF.

  15. Christian Fittipaldi

    Christian Fittipaldi


    Christian Fittipaldi (born January 18, 1971) is a Brazilian professional racing driver who has competed in various forms of motorsport including Formula One, Champ Car and NASCAR. Named after the less known Brazilian driver Christian "Bino" Heinz (killed at Le Mans in 1963), he was a highly rated young racing driver in the early 1990s, and participated in 43 Formula One Grands Prix for Minardi and Footwork between 1992 and 1994.

  16. Cacá Bueno

    Cacá Bueno


    Carlos Eduardo Santos Galvão Bueno Filho, better known as Cacá Bueno (born 24 January 1976) is a Brazilian professional racing driver, best known for winning the Stock Car Brasil championship five times.

  17. Augusto Farfus

    Augusto Farfus


    Augusto Farfus Jr. (born 3 September 1983) is a Brazilian BMW factory driver. He presently lives in Monaco.

  18. Cristiano Da Matta

    Cristiano Da Matta


    Cristiano Monteiro da Matta (born 19 September 1973) is a professional racing driver, winner of the American CART Championship in 2002, and former Formula One driver with the Toyota team.

  19. Fernando Rees

    Fernando Rees


    Fernando Rees (born January 4, 1985 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian racecar driver. He started his career racing with go-karts back in 1993 at age 8. Fernando made his international single-seaters' debut in 2001, his endurance racing debut in 2007, and has recently competed in the most celebrated international racing championships. Rees currently has over 20 years of racing experience and is known as a quick and competitive driver in today's advanced race cars.

  20. Roberto Moreno

    Roberto Moreno


    Roberto Pupo Moreno (born 11 February 1959), usually known as Roberto Moreno and also as Pupo Moreno, is a Brazilian racing driver. He participated in 75 Formula One Grands Prix, achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 15 championship points. He raced in CART in 1986, and was Formula 3000 champion (in 1988) before joining Formula One full-time in 1989. He returned to CART in 1996 where he enjoyed an Indian summer in 2000 and 2001, and managed to extend his career in the series until 2008. Also raced in endurance events and GT's in Brazil, but now works as a driver coach and consultant, and although this takes up a lot of his time, he isn't officially retired yet, as he appears in historic events. Away from the sport, he enjoys building light aeroplanes.

  21. Luciano Burti

    Luciano Burti


    Luciano Pucci Burti (born 5 March 1975, in São Paulo) is a Brazilian racing driver who briefly raced in Formula One. He is now a commentator for TV Globo.

  22. Gil de Ferran

    Gil de Ferran


    Gil de Ferran (born November 11, 1967 in Paris, France) is a professional racing driver and team owner. De Ferran was the 2000 and 2001 Champ Car champion driving for the Penske Honda Team and the winner of the 2003 Indianapolis 500.

  23. Antonio Pizzonia

    Antonio Pizzonia


    Antônio Reginaldo Pizzonia Júnior (born September 11, 1980) is a Brazilian professional racing driver who has raced in Formula One and the Champ Car World Series. As of 2013, he is competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (driving for Delta-ADR) and the Grand-Am Rolex Series (driving for Michael Shank Racing).

  24. Mauricio Gugelmin

    Mauricio Gugelmin


    Maurício Gugelmin (born April 20, 1963 in Joinville) is a former racing driver from Brazil. He took part in both Formula One and the Champ Car World Series. He participated in 80 Formula One grands prix, debuting in 1988 for the March team. He achieved one top-three finish and scored a total of ten championship points in the series. He competed in the Champ Car series between 1993 and 2001, starting 147 races. He won one race, in 1997 in Vancouver, finishing fourth in the championship that year. His best result in the Indianapolis 500 was in 1995 where he started and finished in sixth position, leading 59 laps. For a period, he held the world speed record for a closed race track, set at California Speedway in 1997 at a speed of 240.942 mph (387.759 km/h). Gugelmin retired at the end of 2001 after a year that included the death of his son.

  25. Raphael Matos

    Raphael Matos


    Raphael Matos (born August 28, 1981) is a Brazilian professional racing driver. He was the 2008 Firestone Indy Lights Series champion and the 2007 Champ Car Atlantic Series champion. He lives in Miami.

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