André Ribeiro (racing driver)

André Ribeiro (born January 18, 1966 in São Paulo, São Paulo) is a former racing driver most notable for racing in the Champ Car series. He is the younger brother of Formula One racer Alex Ribeiro.

André Ribeiro in 1995.

CareerEdit

Riberio started his career in karting and he would finish second in the Paulista Kart Championship, Brazil's national karting championship, for three consecutive years between 1986 and 1988. In 1989 he moved to compete in Formula Ford finishing third in his debut season in Brazil's national Formula Three Championship. In 1990 he moved to Formula Opel where he competed for Team Lotus Nederland. In 1991 he moved to British Formula 3 where he drove first for Paul Stewart Racing and then Fortec Motorsport. In 1994 he drove in Indy Lights for Tasman Motorsports finishing second in his debut 1994 season where he won four races. H ewould remain with Tasman motorsports when he moved to Champ Car in 1995 and would remain with them until 1997 In 1995 Ribeiro would also compete in the 1995 Indianapolis 500 where he finished 18th.[1] For the 1998 season Ribeiro remained in Champ Car but moved to Penske Racing. He would retire at the end of the 1998 season and received an offer to work with Roger Penske in South America, with United Auto, running over 15 car dealerships in São Paulo.[2]

Racing recordEdit

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

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

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1994 Tasman Motorsports PHX
4
LBH
20
MIL
17
DET
4
POR
1
CLE
5
TOR
2
MDO
1
NHA
2
VAN
1
NAZ
2
LS
1
2nd 170

CARTEdit

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
1995 Tasman Motorsports Reynard 95i Honda HRX V8t MIA
21
SRF
23
PHX
26
LBH
12
NZR
11
17th 38
Honda HRH V8t INDY
18
MIL
25
DET
18
POR
14
ROA
4
TOR
13
CLE
27
MIS
21
MDO
27
NHA
1
VAN
23
LS
26
1996 Tasman Motorsports Lola T96/00 Honda HRH V8t MIA
16
RIO
1
SRF
8
LBH
27
NZR
12
500
4
MIL
8
DET
24
POR
7
CLE
20
TOR
21
MIS
1
MDO
8
ROA
19
VAN
21
LS
19
11th 76
1997 Tasman Motorsports Lola T97/00 Honda HRR V8t MIA
12
SRF
6
LBH
14
NZR
26
RIO
15
STL
10
MIL
26
DET
25
POR
13
14th 45
Reynard 97i CLE
14
TOR
3
MIS
23
MDO
10
ROA
22
VAN
10
LS
4
FON
17
1998 Penske Racing Penske PC-27 Mercedes-Benz IC108E V8t MIA
17
MOT
9
LBH
22
NZR
DNQ
RIO
22
STL
20
MIL
18
DET
16
POR
15
CLE
22
TOR
23
MIS
28
MDO
10
ROA
25
VAN
7
LS
14
HOU
17
SRF
13
FON
28
22nd 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ André Ribeiro biography Archived June 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ UAB Motors Archived August 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit