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Andrea Pizzitola (born 19 June 1992) is a professional French racing driver. He is best known for finishing as the runner-up in the 2011 French F4 Championship season.

Andrea Pizzitola
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Pizzitola in 2012.
NationalityFrench
Born (1992-06-19) 19 June 1992 (age 27)
Montpellier (France)
European Le Mans Series career
Debut season2016
Current teamG-Drive Racing
Car no.10
Former teamsAlgarve Pro Racing
Starts17
Wins3
Poles1
Fastest laps3
Best finish1st in 2018
Previous series
2015
2012-14
201214
2011
Renault Sport Trophy
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
French F4 Championship
Championship titles
2016
2015
European Le Mans Series
Renault Sport Trophy Elite Class

Contents

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Born in Montpellier, Pizzitola entered karting in 2008, racing in local championships.[1] His best achievement was eighth place in the French KF2 Championship in 2011.[2]

Formula RenaultEdit

In 2011, Pizzitola made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the French F4 Championship 1.6 litre category.[3] He finished as runner-up to his future Eurocup rival Matthieu Vaxivière with seven podiums, including wins at Lédenon, Val de Vienne and Albi.[4]

Pizzitola moved to the 2-litre Formula Renault machinery in 2012, joining R-Ace GP in the Formula Renault Eurocup.[5] He finished 21st with two point-scoring finishes.[6] He also had eleven starts in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with the same team, collecting podiums at Hockenheim, the Nürburgring and Assen.[7]

Pizzitola stayed with R-Ace GP — rebranded as the ART Junior Team for 2013.[8] He took his first Eurocup podium in the series finale at Barcelona, as well as another four point-scoring positions.[9] He also continued competing in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC, winning his first Formula Renault race at Hockenheim, improving to sixth in the standings.[10]

For the 2014 season, Pizzitola switched to Manor MP Motorsport. It helped him to secure his first Eurocup win at Alcañiz.[11] He had another win at the Hungaroring, finally finishing the season in fourth place in the championship.[12] As in previous years, he combined his Eurocup participations with the NEC series, winning a race at the Nürburgring.[13]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2010 French Renault Clio Cup Speed Car 14 0 0 0 0 102 16th
2011 French F4 Championship Autosport Academy 14 3 0 2 7 120 2nd
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 R-ace GP 14 0 1 0 0 12 21st
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 11 0 0 1 4 141 13th
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 ART Junior Team 14 0 0 0 1 39 13th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 14 1 2 1 3 190 6th
Blancpain Endurance Series Speed Car 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Manor MP Motorsport 14 2 2 0 1 108 4th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 6 1 2 1 3 114 14th
2015 Renault Sport Trophy - Elite Class ART Junior Team 9 2 0 1 6 140 1st
Renault Sport Endurance Trophy 6 2 2 1 5 95 2nd
2016 European Le Mans Series Algarve Pro Racing 3 0 0 0 0 18 20th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
2017 European Le Mans Series Algarve Pro Racing 6 0 0 0 0 4.5 20th
2018 European Le Mans Series G-Drive Racing 6 3 1 0 3 100.25 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DSQ
2018-19 Asian Le Mans Series Algarve Pro Racing 4 2 1 1 3 69 2nd
2019 European Le Mans Series Algarve Pro Racing 2 0 0 0 0 1 18th*
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 10th

* Season still in progress.

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2016 Algarve Pro Racing LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL IMO RBR
5
LEC
7
SPA
9
EST 20th 18
2017 Algarve Pro Racing LMP2 Ligier JS P217 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
Ret
MNZ
Ret
RBR
Ret
LEC
8
SPA
Ret
ALG
11
20th 4.5
2018 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
4
MNZ
1
RBR
1
SIL
1
SPA
12‡
ALG
4
1st 100.25
2019 Algarve Pro Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
14
MNZ
12
CAT
SIL
SPA
ALG
18th* 1*

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed. * Season still in progress.

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2016   Algarve Pro Racing   Chris Hoy
  Michael Munemann
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 341 17th 12th
2018   G-Drive Racing   Roman Rusinov
  Jean-Éric Vergne
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 369 DSQ DSQ
2019   Algarve Pro Racing   John Falb
  David Zollinger
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 357 15th 10th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ANDREA PIZZITOLA". World Series by Renault. Renault Sport. Archived from the original on 12 April 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ "French Championship KF2 2011 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Drivers 2011". Autosport Academy. French F4 Championship. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  4. ^ Allen, Peter (20 October 2013). "Weekend Review: Bortolotti closes F2 season in dominant fashion". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 3 November 2014. Pierre Gasly won both races, giving him third in the final standings behind Andrea Pizzitola.
  5. ^ "Motorland Aragon Collective Test 1" (PDF). World Series by Renault. Renault Sport. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  8. ^ "A generation full of promise". World Series by Renault. Renault Sport. 18 February 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 203 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  10. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (7 April 2013). "Pizzitola triumphs in reverse-grid race at Hockenheim". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  11. ^ Musker, Ant (27 April 2014). "Maiden Eurocup victory for Andrea Pizzitola". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  12. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (13 September 2014). "Pizzitola takes second Eurocup win in Saturday race at Hungaroring". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  13. ^ David, Gruz (19 September 2014). "Pizzitola triumphs in Formula Renault NEC race one at Nurburgring". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 3 November 2014.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Renault Sport Trophy Elite Class
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Pieter Schothorst
Preceded by
Memo Rojas
Léo Roussel
European Le Mans Series
LMP2 Champion

2018
With: Roman Rusinov
Succeeded by
Incumbent