David Fumanelli

David Fumanelli (21 April 1992, Milan) is an Italian racing driver and racing coach.

David Fumanelli
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David Fumanelli at Brands Hatch
NationalityItaly Italian
Born (1992-04-21) 21 April 1992 (age 29)
Milan (Italy)
Wins15
Podiums38
Poles15
Fastest laps8

Single Seater CareerEdit

Formula Renault 2.0Edit

Fumanelli, after just two years of national karting races, made his single-seater debut in 2008 in his native Italian Formula Renault 2.0 series, driving for RP Motorsport.

Formula 3Edit

In September 2008, Fumanelli made his Formula 3 debut in the Spanish Formula 3 series, competing for last 2 rounds of the championship. During the last event in Valencia he was involved in a violent airborne accident with Spanish driver Carmen Jordá, which resulted in a vertebra trauma which forced him to a 6 months stop.

Fumanelli remained in the series for 2009, the first of three full seasons in the category with RP Motorsport. He finished his first full-season in eighth place and "Best Rookie" after recording two late-season victories at Jerez and Barcelona.

In 2010, he took three race wins to finish the year 3rd overall, showing an impressive progression and speed.

In 2011 Fumanelli finished as F3 European Open Vice - Champion. After a slow start to the season, which saw just one podium finish in the first eight races, he took four race victories in the final eight races, to finish eight points behind the Swiss driver Alex Fontana.

GP3 SeriesEdit

Following a successful test at Jerez in December 2011, Fumanelli graduated to the GP3 Series in 2012, racing for MW Arden Team.[1]

His rookie season was very strong, many top-5 qualifyings brought him to a podium finish at the European GP in Valencia Street Circuit and a 4th place in Monaco Gran Prix.

He was forced to miss the Silverstone round due to family matters and he finished the season 11th overall in the championship.

In 2013 he continued in the series with the Italian Team Trident Racing. Despite some very strong winter tests, the Italian duo struggled with performance during the season and they decided to split up one round to the end of the championship.

Best result of the season was in the first round at the Spanish Gran Prix with a 7th place. He finished the season 19th overall.

GT careerEdit

Blancpain GT SeriesEdit

In 2014 Fumanelli switched to GT racing and made his debut in the Blancpain GT Sprint Series with Roal Motorsport with a BMW Z4 GT3, sharing the box with the great Alex Zanardi. He finished the season as Silver Cup Vice-Champion with his mate Stefano Colombo.

In 2016 he was called to compete in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps by Scuderia Praha with the new Ferrari 488 GT3.

In 2017 Fumanelli was selected by McLaren GT as Junior Driver to race for the factory team Strakka Racing with a McLaren 650S GT3. He competed in the Endurance series, plus some spot races in the Sprint Series alongside Lewis Williamson.

He was forced to leave McLaren at the end of the year due to a company restructuring.

Strakka Racing decided to keep Fumanelli for his 2018 campaign, where they switched from McLaren to Mercedes AMG. They debuted together at Bathurst 12 hours, first round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge with a Mercedes AMG GT3 finishing 3rd in Pro Am class. He was involved in both Intercontinental GT Challenge and Blancpain GT Endurance races, where he was selected to race in the Mercedes AMG factory car for the Silverstone round, alongside the two german aces Max Buhk and Maximilian Goetz.

The highlights of the year, together with Bathurst podium, were the 2nd place in Pro Am class at the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps and 1st place in Pro Am in the California 8 hours, Laguna Seca.

In 2019 he did two races for Strakka Racing, finishing 3rd in Pro Am at the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps alongside Christina Nielsen, Richard Heidstand and Jack Hawksworth.

He raced for Mercedes Black Falcon Team in the last round of Blancpain GT Endurance, finishing 2nd in Silver class and 7th overall.

Ferrari Challenge EuropeEdit

In 2017 Fumanelli won the Ferrari Master Show race during Bologna Motor Show, with a Ferrari 488 Challenge with Rossocorsa Racing.

In 2018 he did three races in Ferrari Challenge Europe with Rossocorsa Racing, finishing second in the World Finals at Monza.

Renault Sport TrophyEdit

Between 2015 and 2016 Fumanelli competed for Oregon Team in the Renault Sport Trophy, a one-make sports-car series made by Renault Sport.

He won the Endurance title in 2015 with his team mate Dario Capitanio and finished 3rd in Pro class standings.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2008 Italian Formula Renault 2.0 RP Motorsport 12 0 0 0 0 14 25th
2009 European F3 Open RP Motorsport 16 2 0 0 2 43 8th
Italian Formula 3 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
2010 European F3 Open RP Motorsport 16 3 3 2 5 112 3rd
Italian Formula 3 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 2 20th
2011 European F3 Open RP Motorsport 16 4 4 4 7 115 2nd
Italian Formula 3 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 1 18th
2012 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 0 0 0 1 47 11th
2013 GP3 Series Trident Racing 14 0 0 0 0 6 19th
2014 Blancpain Sprint Series ROAL Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 3 26th
Blancpain Sprint Series - Silver Cup 14 4 4 0 10 154 2nd
2015 Renault Sport Trophy - Elite Class Oregon Team 9 1 2 0 2 103 3rd
Renault Sport Endurance Trophy 6 1 1 0 6 115 1st
2016 Renault Sport Trophy - Pro Class Oregon Team 9 0 1 0 4 95 4th
Renault Sport Endurance Trophy 6 0 0 0 0 27 11th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Scuderia Praha 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Pro-Am 1 0 0 0 0 13 30th
2017 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Strakka Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup - Silver Cup 4 3 2 2 3 55 5th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Pro-Am 1 0 0 0 0 12 32nd
Intercontinental GT Challenge Mercedes-AMG 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Strakka Racing 4 0 0 0 0 14 30th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Pro-Am 1 0 0 0 1 42 10th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Mercedes-AMG 4 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
2019 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Silver Cup Black Falcon 1 0 0 0 1 18 19th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 0 6 29th
Strakka Racing 2 0 0 0 0
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Pro-Am 1 0 0 0 1 27 13th
2019-20 Asian Le Mans Series - LMP3 ACE1 Villorba Corse 3 1 0 1 2 50 4th
2020 Michelin Le Mans Cup Kessel Racing 1 0 0 0 0 6 15th

Complete GP3 Series resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 D.C. Points
2012 MW Arden CAT
FEA

9
CAT
SPR

17
MON
FEA

4
MON
SPR

5
VAL
FEA

3
VAL
SPR

16
SIL
FEA

DNS
SIL
SPR

DNS
HOC
FEA

12
HOC
SPR

10
HUN
FEA

8
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

20
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

6
MNZ
SPR

13
11th 47
2013 Trident Racing CAT
FEA

7
CAT
SPR

17
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

20
NÜR
FEA

17
NÜR
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

16
HUN
SPR

18
SPA
FEA

15
SPA
SPR

14
MNZ
FEA

15
MNZ
SPR

18
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
19th 6

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series resultsEdit

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 ROAL Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3 Silver NOG
QR

15
NOG
CR

11
BRH
QR

11
BRH
CR

10
ZAN
QR

15
ZAN
CR

12
SVK
QR

5
SVK
CR

13
ALG
QR

Ret
ALG
CR

15
ZOL
QR

12
ZOL
CR

17
BAK
QR

Ret
BAK
CR

14
2nd 154
2017 Strakka Racing McLaren 650S GT3 Silver MIS
QR
MIS
CR
BRH
QR

14
BRH
CR

11
ZOL
QR

11
ZOL
CR

25
HUN
QR
HUN
CR
NÜR
QR
NÜR
CR
5th 55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "David Fumanelli joins MW Arden for 2012 GP3 season". GP3 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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