Charouz Racing System

Charouz Racing System (CHRS, also was known as Lotus in World Series Formula V8 3.5) is a racing team from Czech Republic, created in 1985 by Antonín Charouz.

Czech Republic Charouz Racing System
Charouz Racing System logo.png
Founded1985
BasePrague, Czech Republic
Team principal(s)Antonín Charouz
Current seriesFIA Formula 2 Championship
FIA Formula 3 Championship
Former seriesFormula 3000
World Series Formula V8 3.5
F3000 International Masters
A1 Grand Prix
Auto GP
FIA GT3 European Championship
Formula 4 UAE Championship
ADAC Formula 4
Current driversFormula 2:
Brazil 14. Enzo Fittipaldi
Brazil 15. Guilherme Samaia
Formula 3:
United States 29. Logan Sargeant[1]
United States 30. Hunter Yeany[2]
Portugal 31. Zdeněk Chovanec[3]
Teams'
Championships
F3000 International Masters:
2006
Le Mans Series:
2009: LMP1
FIA GT3 European Championship:
2012
FIA GT Series:
2013:Pro-Am Cup
2013:Gentlemen's Trophy
World Series Formula V8 3.5:
2017
ADAC Formula 4
2018 2019
Drivers'
Championships
F3000 International Masters:
2006: Jan Charouz
Le Mans Series:
2009: Jan Charouz, Tomáš Enge, Stefan Mücke
FIA GT3 European Championship:
2012: Dominik Baumann, Maximilian Buhk
FIA GT Series:
2013 Pro-Am Cup: Sergey Afanasyev, Andreas Simonsen
2013 Gentlemen's Trophy: Petr Charouz, Jan Stoviček
World Series Formula V8 3.5:
2017: Pietro Fittipaldi
ADAC Formula 4:
2018 : Lirim Zendeli
2019 : Théo Pourchaire
Websitehttp://charouz-racing.com
Charouz's Lola B08/60-Aston Martin which the team campaigned in the Le Mans Series

HistoryEdit

In the 1980s, Charouz participated in the European Championship of Circuit Races' 1600 cc division in a Toyota Corolla. By 1992, they prepared cars for a special cup series for Ford Fiestas, Escort RS 2000s and Pumas.

Since 1998, Charouz has competed in the European Rally Championship, Slovak Championship and European Zone series.[4]

When the A1 Grand Prix series debuted in 2005, Charouz managed the A1 Team Czech Republic.[5] The team later took over management duties for A1 Team Brazil.[6]

New for 2007 was the entrance into endurance racing with the Le Mans Series. Competing with a Lola-Judd prototype, the team finished the year fifth in their class championship, including a second-place finish at Valencia. For 2008 the team entered a cooperation with Aston Martin Racing and Prodrive, running a new Lola B08/60 coupe in the Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The B07/17 from 2007 was entered at Le Mans under the Charouz banner, but the car was run by Greg Pickett's Team Cytosport with help from Sam Hignett's Jota Sport, the same organization who prepared this car for Charouz in 2007.

In 2010 Charouz ran four cars in the Auto GP series.

In 2018, following the collapse of the World Series Formula V8 3.5, Charouz joined the FIA Formula 2 Championship, fielding Antonio Fuoco and Louis Delétraz, and collaborated with Ralf Schumacher's US Racing outfit in the ADAC Formula 4 championship.[7][8] This saw the team claim two wins from Fuoco in Formula 2, including a double podium at the sprint race in Monaco, to finish sixth in the constructors' standings while claiming both the ADAC Formula 4 drivers' and constructors' titles with Lirim Zendeli.[9][10][11]

In November 2018, it was announced that Charouz would serve as a junior team to the Sauber Formula One team from 2019 onwards.[11] For 2019, the team expanded into the newly created FIA Formula 3 Championship, while continuing its collaboration with US Racing in ADAC Formula 4.[12][13][14]

In December 2019, after a season competing as the Sauber Junior Team, Charouz revealed that it would revert to its former name for 2020. Louis Delétraz and Pedro Piquet were the first drivers to be announced for the squad.[15] Both drove for the Charouz Racing System in its third consecutive season in the FIA Formula 2 Championship.

For the 2021 season of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, Charouz initially ran with a lineup consisting of German David Beckmann and Brazilian Guilherme Samaia, with former Formula 3 driver Enzo Fittipaldi replacing David starting at the round in Monza.[16]

Current series resultsEdit

FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipEdit

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers Races Wins Poles F. Laps Podiums D.C. Pts T.C. Pts
2018 Dallara
F2 2018
Mecachrome
V634T V6 t
P   Antonio Fuoco 23 2 0 1 6 7th 141 6th 215
  Louis Delétraz 24 0 0 0 2 10th 74
2019 Dallara
F2 2018
Mecachrome
V634T V6 t
P   Callum Ilott 21 0 1 0 2 11th 74 6th 110
  Juan Manuel Correa 16 0 0 0 2 13th 36
  Matevos Isaakyan 4 0 0 0 0 25th 0
2020 Dallara
F2 2018
Mecachrome
V634T V6 t
P   Louis Delétraz 24 0 0 2 5 8th 134 7th 137
  Pedro Piquet 24 0 0 0 0 20th 3
2021 Dallara
F2 2018
Mecachrome
V634T V6 t
P   David Beckmann 12 0 0 0 2 13th 32[a] 9th* 25*
  Enzo Fittipaldi 5 0 0 0 0 23rd 0
  Guilherme Samaia 17 0 0 0 0 22nd 0

In detailEdit

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

Year Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 T.C. Points
2018 BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
LEC
FEA
LEC
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
6th 215
  Louis Delétraz 13 9 Ret 10 Ret 10 4 2 6 2 Ret Ret 4 5 17 9 18 13 13 11 12 13 6 6
  Antonio Fuoco 17 12 3 DNS 10 7 8 1 4 4 3 4 3 Ret 3 17 17 19 DSQ 10 6 9 7 1
2019 BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
LEC
FEA
LEC
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
6th 110
  Callum Ilott 14 16 Ret 9 8 3 DNS 14 Ret 8 14 9 8 4 10 10 C C 4 12 9 3 5 4
  Juan Manuel Correa 16 18 7 2 Ret 15 16† 12 7 2 11 10 12 10 14 14 C C
  Matevos Isaakyan 18 13 15 Ret
2020 RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
MUG
FEA
MUG
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
7th 137
  Louis Delétraz 7 2 19 12 7 6 6 3 5 4 10 9 4 6 8 4 3 2 18 17 16 3 12 13
  Pedro Piquet 13 13 18 14 14 15 11 17 21 16 14 7 12 12 12 17 13 12 17 9 11 19† 10 11
2021 BHR
SP1
BHR
SP2
BHR
FEA
MON
SP1
MON
SP2
MON
FEA
BAK
SP1
BAK
SP2
BAK
FEA
SIL
SP1
SIL
SP2
SIL
FEA
MNZ
SP1
MNZ
SP2
MNZ
FEA
SOC
SP1
SOC
SP2
SOC
FEA
JED
SP1
JED
SP2
JED
FEA
YMC
SP1
YMC
SP2
YMC
FEA
9th* 25*
  David Beckmann 3 7 11 12 Ret 13 9 2 12 13 8 15
  Enzo Fittipaldi Ret 16 11 17 C 12
  Guilherme Samaia 11 11 16 17 13 15 17 14 18 Ret 17 20 Ret Ret Ret 13 C 13

FIA Formula 3 ChampionshipEdit

Year Chassis Engine Tyres Drivers Races Wins Poles F. Laps Podiums D.C. Pts T.C. Pts
2019 Dallara
F3 2019
Mecachrome
V634 V6
P   Lirim Zendeli 14 0 0 0 0 18th 6 8th 15
  Fabio Scherer 16 0 0 0 0 17th 7
  Raoul Hyman 16 0 0 0 0 22nd 2
2020 Dallara
F3 2019
Mecachrome
V634 V6
P   Roman Staněk 18 0 0 0 0 21st 3 10th 5
  Igor Fraga 16 0 0 0 0 24th 1
  David Schumacher 12 0 0 0 0 28th 0
  Michael Belov 6 0 0 0 0 23rd 1
2021 Dallara
F3 2019
Mecachrome
V634 V6
P   Logan Sargeant 20 1 0 0 4 7th 102 5th 127
  Enzo Fittipaldi 12 0 0 0 1 17th 25
  Hunter Yeany 6 0 0 0 0 33rd 0
  Ayrton Simmons 2 0 0 0 0 35th 0
  Reshad de Gerus 12 0 0 1 0 28th 0
  Zdeněk Chovanec 8 0 0 0 0 34th 0

In detailEdit

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

Year Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 T.C. Points
2019 CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
LEC
FEA
LEC
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
8th 15
  Lirim Zendeli 14 11 Ret 16 8 7 15 9 Ret 20 22 22† Ret 18 WD WD
  Fabio Scherer 27 Ret 15 Ret Ret 23 16 8 15 13 27 18 8 7 Ret Ret
  Raoul Hyman 21 Ret 17 13 19 16 Ret 18 22 25 26 Ret 15 17 9 13
2020 RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
MUG
FEA
MUG
SPR
10th 5
  Roman Staněk 17 23 17 24 23 20 17 18 22 15 22 19 24 18 11 8 26† 18
  Igor Fraga 16 25 26 14 15 Ret 15 Ret 18 10 24 18 19 27 24 17
  David Schumacher 25 15 12 17 16 13 25 15 15 Ret 23 25
  Michael Belov 20 Ret 10 13 27 23
2021 CAT
1
CAT
2
CAT
3
LEC
1
LEC
2
LEC
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
SOC
1
SOC
2
SOC
3
5th 127
  Logan Sargeant 4 Ret 9 4 12 Ret 15 Ret 8 3 9 10 8 3 7 2 10 6 1 C 4
  Enzo Fittipaldi 12 Ret 19 21 17 11 4 8 15 12 2 9
  Hunter Yeany 18 26 NC Ret 23 22
  Ayrton Simmons 24 C 21
  Reshad de Gerus 20 13 23 19 25 21 20 23 17 24 18 20
  Zdeněk Chovanec 26 23 24 26 20 23 26 C 20

Former series resultsEdit

Formula 3000Edit

International Formula 3000 results[17]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2003 Lola B02/50-Zytek Judd   Jaroslav Janiš 9 0 0 0 20 7th 6th
  Yannick Schroeder 8 0 0 0 13 12th

A1 Grand PrixEdit

A1 Grand Prix results[18]
Year Car Team Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points T.C.
2005–06 Lola-Zytek   A1 Team Czech Republic 22 1 0 0 56 12th
2006–07 Lola-Zytek   A1 Team Czech Republic 22 0 0 0 27 12th
  A1 Team Brazil 22 0 0 0 9 18th
2007–08 Lola-Zytek   A1 Team Czech Republic 20 0 0 0 10 19th

F3000 International MastersEdit

F3000 International Masters results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2006 Lola B02/50-Zytek   Jan Charouz 15 2 0 0 75 1st 1st
  Jaroslav Janiš 6 4 2 4 54 3rd
  Luiz Razia 3 3 0 2 30 8th
  Filip Salaquarda 2 0 0 1 16 12th
  Tomáš Kostka 2 1 1 1 11 16th
  Vitaly Petrov 2 0 1 1 0 NC

  • D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

24 Hours of Le MansEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans results[19]
Year Class Tyres Car Drivers Pole Fast
lap
Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007 LMP1 M Lola B07/17-Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5L V10   Jan Charouz
  Stefan Mücke
  Alex Yoong
no no 338 8th 5th
2008 LMP1 M Lola B08/60-Aston Martin 6.0L V12   Jan Charouz
  Tomáš Enge
  Stefan Mücke
no no 354 9th 9th
LMP1 M Lola B07/17-Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5L V10   Greg Pickett
  Klaus Graf
  Jan Lammers
no no 146 DNF DNF
2009 LMP1 M Lola-Aston Martin B09/60-Aston Martin 6.0L V12   Jan Charouz
  Tomáš Enge
  Stefan Mücke
no no 373 4th 4th

Le Mans SeriesEdit

Le Mans Series results[20]
Year Class Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points T.C.
2007 LMP1 Lola B07/17-Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5L V10   Jan Charouz
  Stefan Mücke
  Alex Yoong
6 0 0 0 15 5th
2008 LMP1 Lola B08/60-Aston Martin 6.0L V12   Jan Charouz
  Stefan Mücke
5 0 0 0 19 5th
2009 LMP1 Lola B09/60-Aston Martin 6.0L V12   Tomáš Enge
  Jan Charouz
  Stefan Mücke
5 2 1 ? 39 1st

Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesEdit

Formula Renault 3.5 Results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2011 Dallara T08-Renault   Brendon Hartley 17 0 0 2 95 7th 7th
  Jan Charouz 17 0 0 1 10 25th
2012 Dallara FR35/12-Renault   Marco Sørensen 17 1 0 0 122 6th 6th
  Kevin Korjus[N 1] 17 0 0 0 69 10th
  Nigel Melker 2 0 0 0 15 19th
  Richie Stanaway 5 0 0 0 8 22nd
  César Ramos 4 0 0 0 0 30th
2013 Dallara FR35/12-Renault   Marco Sørensen 17 2 2 1 113 7th 7th
  Marlon Stöckinger 17 0 0 0 23 18th
2014 Dallara FR35/12-Renault   Matthieu Vaxivière 13 0 0 0 83 8th 5th
  Marlon Stöckinger 17 0 0 0 73 9th
  Richie Stanaway 4 0 0 0 21 18th
2015 Dallara FR35/12-Renault   Matthieu Vaxivière 18 3 5 5 234 2nd 2nd
  Meindert van Buuren 9 0 0 1 20 15th
  Marlon Stöckinger 8 0 0 0 14 17th
  Nick Yelloly 2 0 0 0 6 20th
  • The team competed as Gravity–Charouz Racing in 2011 and as Lotus in 2012-2015.

World Series Formula V8 3.5Edit

World Series Formula V8 3.5 Results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2016 Dallara T12-Zytek   René Binder 18 0 0 0 161 7th 2nd
  Roy Nissany 18 3 3 5 189 4th
2017 Dallara T12-Zytek   René Binder 18 4 2 3 201 4th 1st
  Pietro Fittipaldi 18 6 10 2 259 1st
  • The team competed as Lotus.

Auto GPEdit

Auto GP Results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Dallara T12-Zytek   Tomáš Kostka 2 0 0 0 0 27th 2nd
  Stefano Coletti 2 0 0 0 2 20th
  Natacha Gachnang 6 0 0 0 1 21st
  Esteban Guerrieri 2 0 0 0 5 18th
  Walter Grubmüller 6 0 0 0 2 19th
  Alexander Sims 4 0 0 0 0 25th
 Jan Charouz 12 0 0 0 36 4th
 Adrien Tambay 12 1 0 1 29 6th
  • The team competed as Gravity–Charouz Racing.

ADAC Formula 4Edit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2018 Tatuus F4-T014   Petr Ptáček 3 0 0 0 0 NC† 1st
  David Schumacher 21 0 0 0 103 9th
  Mick Wishofer 21 1 0 3 160 6th
  Lirim Zendeli 21 10 8 8 348 1st
  Tom Beckhäuser 21 0 0 0 4 21st
2019 Tatuus F4-T014   Roman Staněk 20 2 0 1 165 4th 1st
  Arthur Leclerc 20 1 1 2 202 3rd
  Théo Pourchaire 20 4 6 2 258 1st
  Alessandro Ghiretti 20 0 0 0 136 6th
  • Charouz Racing System competed under the name US Racing - CHRS.

TimelineEdit

Current series
FIA Formula 2 Championship 2018-2020
FIA Formula 3 Championship 2019-2020
Former series
International Formula 3000 2003
A1 Grand Prix 2005-2008
F3000 International Masters 2006
Le Mans Series 2007-2009
Auto GP 2010
FIA GT3 European Championship 2011-2012
Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2011-2017
ADAC GT Masters 2012
FIA GT Series 2013
Formula 4 UAE Championship 2017-2018
ADAC Formula 4 2018-2019

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kevin Korjus joined Charouz for the last three rounds of 2012 season. At that point he had collected 49 points with Tech 1 Racing.
  1. ^ 25 points scored for Charouz Racing System.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sargeant and Fittipaldi join Charouz to complete F3 grid". May 4, 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Yeany and Chovanec join Charouz FIA F3 line-up for Spa". August 25, 2021. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  3. ^ "Yeany and Chovanec join Charouz FIA F3 line-up for Spa". August 25, 2021. Retrieved September 11, 2021.
  4. ^ Rally Archived 2009-02-28 at the Wayback Machine racing.charouz.cz
  5. ^ A1 Team Czech Republic informations Archived 2007-12-30 at the Wayback Machine a1podium.com
  6. ^ A1 Team Brazil informations Archived 2007-12-30 at the Wayback Machine a1podium.com
  7. ^ Allen, Peter (December 14, 2017). "Fuoco and Deletraz to drive for new F2 team Charouz in 2018". FormulaScout. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Chalupa, Martin (May 8, 2018). "Schumacher a Charouz: Spojení těchto dvou má logiku (Schumacher and Charouz: The combination of these two has logic)". Motorsport Monday CZ. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  9. ^ Esler, William (December 11, 2018). "Antonio Fuoco wins F2 Sprint Race in Monaco to give Charouz first win". Sky Sports F1. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  10. ^ Gillard, Aaron (November 25, 2018). "FUOCO ROUNDS OFF F2 SEASON WITH SPRINT RACE VICTORY IN YAS MARINA". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Sauber establish junior team with Charouz Racing System". November 15, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "CHAROUZ RACING SYSTEM ESTABLISH UNIQUE JUNIOR TEAM PARTNERSHIP WITH SAUBER MOTORSPORT". November 14, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2019.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Simmons, Marcus (October 12, 2018). "FIA Formula 3 2019 team list revealed, including Mercedes ally HWA". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  14. ^ "Charouz Racing System představil plány na rok 2019. Nechyběl u toho ani Ralf Schumacher (The Charouz Racing System introduced plans for 2019. Ralf Schumacher was also there)". December 18, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  15. ^ "Deletraz and Piquet sign for Charouz in F2". December 18, 2019.
  16. ^ "Enzo Fittipaldi secures Formula 2 graduation with Charouz". www.motorsport.com. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  17. ^ GP2 and Formula 3000 entrylist and complete results Archived 2008-01-19 at the Wayback Machine speedsportmag.com
  18. ^ A1GP complete Archived December 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine resultsresults.a1gp.com
  19. ^ 24h of Le Mans complete results Archived 2011-02-22 at the Wayback Machine wsrp.ic.cz
  20. ^ LMS complete results Archived 2008-09-19 at the Wayback Machine wsrp.ic.cz

External linksEdit

Achievements
Preceded by World Series Formula V8 3.5 Teams' Champion
2017
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)