Adam Robert Christodoulou (born 11 June 1989 in Lichfield) is a Greek-British racing driver, who won the 2008 British Formula Renault Championship, also won the 2009 Star Mazda Championship in the United States. His cousin Riki Christodoulou is also a racing driver, having competed in British Formula 3 Championship.
|Born||11 June 1989|
|Related to||Riki Christodoulou (Cousin)|
|Rolex Sports Car Series career|
|Current team||SpeedSource/Newman Wachs Racing|
|Formula Renault UK|
Formula Renault NEC
|Formula Renault UK|
Christodoulou began his racing career in karting in Britain. His first competitive success came in the 2001 Kartmasters British Grand Prix - comer cadet where he came 1st in class, the first of many accolades in his burgeoning career.
However in 2006 an MSA court found that Christodoulou had competed in a meeting at Rowrah on 5 June 2005 using illegally-modified engines. These had been modified by Peter Christodoulou whose actions resulted in a fine of £30,000.
Christodoulou began his career in single seater racing in the 2006 Formula Renault UK Winter Series and gained 4th place at Croft round 2, race 1 and managed a fastest lap at Croft round 2, race 2.
In the 2007 British Formula Renault Championship, Adam had the most podium finishes in Europe and the UK out of any rookie driver, he came fourth overall and won the coveted graduate cup with a prize of £15,000. (He came behind Duncan Tappy, Dean Smith and Will Bratt). During this year he was invited to become a BRDC young driver.
During the Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series 2007 he finished 3rd.
In 2007 Christodoulou also competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup, and although he only took part in 4 rounds he still gained podium finishes and came 8th out of 44.
Back in the British Formula Renault Championship for 2008, Adam finished the season with 7 wins, 4 new lap records and 11 podium finishes. On 21 September he secured the UK Formula Renault 2.0 Championship title with 472 points.
During this year Adam's team, CR Scuderia, was managed by Andrew Kirkaldy who races the FIA GT and the team principal, Chris Niarchos, of the Cobra Group also races in the FIA GT series alongside Tim Mullen and Rob Bell of the CR Scuderia team.
In December 2008 he was one of six finalists for the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, and won the Autosport Awards British Club Driver 2008.
In 2009, Christodoulou competed in the Star Mazda series, a single seater class in the US, and won the championship, with 3 wins and 9 podium finishes. He has again been nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. He will test an Indy Lights car for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in October 2009 after having previously tested for Bryan Herta Autosport in the same series.
Adam competed in the "race4charity" celebrity kart race organised by BP Ultimate at the Autosport International show in 2008. Adam broke the lap record and his team won the charity event where they raced against such drivers as Allan McNish, Paul di Resta, Sam Bird and Nathan Caratti amongst others.
|Season||Series||Team Name||Races||Poles||Wins||Points||Final Placing|
|2006||Formula Renault UK Winter Series||AKA Lemac||4||0||0||43||10th|
|2007||Formula Renault UK||AKA Cobra||20||3||0||384||4th|
|Formula Renault NEC||8||0||0||137||8th|
|Formula Renault UK Winter Series||4||0||0||82||3rd|
|2008||British Formula Renault Championship||CR Scuderia||20||6||7||472||1st|
|2009||Star Mazda Series||JDC Motorsports||13||2||3||473||1st|
Star Mazda Championship resultsEdit
- "Latest News: Tappy Targets Hamilton After Storming To Title". Renault Sport. 14 October 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2008.
- "British Club Driver: Adam Christodoulou". Autosport. 7 December 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
- IndyCar News and Notes, IndyCar PR via motorsport.com, 16 October 2009, Retrieved 16 October 2009
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 February 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Report from the Karting Show at the Autosport International". Renault Sport. 14 January 2008. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2008.
- Official website
- Adam Christodoulou driver statistics at Racing-Reference
- Adam Christodoulou career summary at DriverDB.com
- Report on Christodoulou's ban from Karting
| Star Mazda Championship Champion
| Formula Renault UK Champion
|Awards and achievements|
| Autosport British Club Driver of the Year