Doru Sechelariu

Doru Sechelariu (born 19 November 1992 in Bacău, Romania) is a professional Romanian racecar driver. He is the son of Dumitru Sechelariu, who was the mayor of Bacău from 1996-2004.

Doru Sechelariu
NationalityRomania Romanian
Born (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 28)
Bacău (Romania)
Previous series
2010
2009
200809
2008
2007
200607
GP3 Series
European F3 Open
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW Pacific
Formula BMW UK
Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Sechelariu began his motorsport career in karting back in 2002, winning in the Mini class of the FRAK Cup. In 2005 he finished 15th in the ICA Junior class of the Italian championship.

Formula RenaultEdit

Sechelariu moved into single-seaters in 2006, competing in Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium for Thierry Boutsen Racing. After two races at the end of the 2006 season, the Romanian driver moved up to the Belgian series for the 2007 season, with the same team. He finished in sixth place in the standings.

Formula BMWEdit

In 2007 he participated in six races of the Formula BMW UK championship with Räikkönen Robertson Racing. He finished in 22nd place in the standings with 42 points.

The following season, Sechelariu competed in the new Formula BMW Europe series for Fortec Motorsport. He finished fifteenth in the standings, taking nine points-scoring positions in sixteen races. Also he briefly participated in Americas and Pacific series.

For 2009, the Romanian driver remained in the series, but switched to FMS International. He again changed team to Motaworld Racing after Coloni took full control of the FMS International from Valencia onwards. At the final two rounds at Spa and Monza, Sechelariu drove for Eifelland Racing. He finished fourteenth behind Swedish rookie Timmy Hansen in the championship.

GP3 SeriesEdit

In 2010, Sechelariu became the first driver to join Tech 1 Racing for the 2010 GP3 Series season.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Sechelariu's hobbies are skiing, basketball, tennis, and his favourite circuit is the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. His favourite drivers are Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella.[2]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Car No. Races Poles Wins FLaps Points Position
2006 Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing 12 1 0 2 2 127 6th
Formula BMW UK Räikkönen Robertson Racing 6 0 0 0 0 42 22nd
Formula BMW World Final Fortec Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 21st
2008 Formula BMW Europe 16 0 0 0 0 64 15th
Formula BMW Pacific Team Meritus 4 2 2 1 2 N/A NC†
Formula BMW Americas Team Autotecnica 2 0 0 0 1 N/A NC†
Formula BMW World Final EuroInternational 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 15th
2009 Formula BMW Europe FMS International 16 0 0 0 0 68 15th
Motaworld Racing
Eifelland Racing
European F3 Open Emiliodevillota.com 8 0 0 0 0 14 16th
2010 GP3 Series Tech 1 Racing 16 0 0 0 0 0 29th

† - As Sechelariu was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

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 DC Points
2010 Tech 1 Racing CAT
FEA

22
CAT
SPR

Ret
IST
FEA

9
IST
SPR

9
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

20
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

17
HOC
FEA

10
HOC
SPR

DSQ
HUN
FEA

14
HUN
SPR

21
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

20
MNZ
FEA

21
MNZ
SPR

18
29th 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Doru Sechelariu together with Tech 1 Racing in GP3". gp2series.com. GP2 Series. 13 January 2010. Archived from the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
  2. ^ "Doru Sechelariu". BMW Motorsport. BMW. Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-13.

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