Eddie Cheever III

Edward Mackay "Eddie" Cheever III (born 5 June 1993)[1] is an Italian-American racing driver who competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship for MR Racing in the LMGTE Am class. He is the son of the retired Formula One driver Eddie Cheever.

Eddie Cheever III
NationalityItaly Italian/United States American
Born (1993-06-05) 5 June 1993 (age 27)
Rome, Italy
Related toEddie Cheever (father)
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season2018–19
Current teamMR Racing
Car number70
Starts8
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish9th in 2018–19
Previous series
2015
2015
201415
2013
201112
2010
2009
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
FIA F3 European Championship
Italian F3
Formula Abarth
LO Formula Renault 2.0 Suisse
Championship titles
2020
2020

2016
GT World Challenge Europe
GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup - Pro-Am
Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo - GT3

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Born in Rome, Cheever began karting in 2006 and raced primarily in Europe for the majority of his karting career, working his way up from the junior ranks to progress through to the KF2 category by 2009 and finished 15th in the CIK-FIA European Championship.[1][2]

Formula RenaultEdit

Cheever graduated to single-seaters in 2009. He competed with Jenzer Motorsport in the Swiss and Italian championships, finishing eleventh and fourteenth in the final standings respectively.[3][4]

Formula AbarthEdit

In 2010, Cheever moved into the newly launched Formula Abarth series in Italy, staying with Jenzer Motorsport. He achieved a podium in the sprint race at Varano and finished the season eleventh.[5][6]

Italian Formula ThreeEdit

In 2011 Cheever joined Lucidi Motors for a campaign in the Italian Formula Three Championship.[7] He finished ninth with podiums at Misano, Adria and Mugello.[8]

He remained in the series in 2012 but switched to Prema Powerteam.[9] He finished as runner-up to Riccardo Agostini in both the European and Italian championship formats.[10]

Formula OneEdit

On 9 November 2012, Cheever tested a Scuderia Ferrari Formula One car at Vallelunga, as a result of his performance in the Italian Formula Three Championship.[11]

FIA Formula 3 European ChampionshipEdit

Cheever continued his collaboration with Prema Powerteam in FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2013.[12]

 
Cheever driving in the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone.

NASCAREdit

In 2014, Cheever made the switch from open wheel to stock cars, running the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for Italian-based CAAL Racing, scoring his first win and his first pole position at Brands Hatch. He then won two more races, at Magione[13] and Le Mans,[14] to finish the season third in points.[15] He won the Jerome Sarran Trophy, rewarding the highest placed driver aged 25 or less, and the Race And Win Pole Award, rewarding the driver scoring the highest number of pole positions during the season.

On 4 August 2015, Cheever announced that he would make his K&N Pro Series East debut at Watkins Glen International for Bill McAnally Racing.[16] He also ran one race in K&N Pro Series West at All American Speedway also for Bill McAnally Racing.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2009 LO Formule Renault 2.0 Suisse Jenzer Motorsport 12 0 0 0 0 53 11th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia 8 0 0 0 0 98 14th
2010 Formula Abarth Jenzer Motorsport 14 0 0 0 1 52 10th
2011 Italian Formula 3 Championship Lucidi Motors 16 0 0 0 3 77 9th
2012 Italian Formula 3 European Series Prema Powerteam 24 4 8 5 12 248 2nd
Italian Formula 3 Championship 18 2 5 3 9 176 2nd
2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Prema Powerteam 30 0 0 0 0 50 13th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
2014 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series CAAL Racing 12 3 3 2 5 625 3rd
EuroV8 Series Roma Racing Team 2 2 1 2 2 45 11th
United SportsCar Championship - GTD Spirit of Race 2 0 0 0 0 14 105th
2015 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series CAAL Racing 12 1 0 0 3 599 5th
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bill McAnally Racing 1 0 0 0 0 19 62nd
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West 1 0 0 0 0 29 57th
2016 Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo - GT3 Scuderia Baldini 27 Network 13 3 5 4 10 156 1st
2017 Italian GT Championship Scuderia Baldini 27 Network 14 2 1 1 8 146 5th
2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Spirit of Daytona Racing 2 0 1 0 0 30 49th
International GT Open Luzich Racing 2 0 0 0 0 6 31st
International GT Open - Pro-Am 2 1 1 0 2 18 11th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Am MR Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Am MR Racing 8 0 0 0 0 71 9th
2019 International GT Open Tempesta Racing 8 0 0 0 0 5 28th
International GT Open - Pro-Am 8 0 0 0 1 23 11th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Pro-Am 1 0 0 0 0 25 15th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Am MR Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 10th
2020 GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup Sky - Tempesta Racing 10 0 0 0 0 1 22nd
GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup - Pro-Am 10 5 5 2 8 131 1st
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup - Pro-Am 4 0 2 0 3 79 2nd
Intercontinental GT Challenge Ferrari 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2013 Prema Powerteam Mercedes MNZ
1

10
MNZ
2

13
MNZ
3

8
SIL
1

19
SIL
2

10
SIL
3

Ret
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

19
HOC
3

9
BRH
1

17
BRH
2

11
BRH
3

Ret
RBR
1

8
RBR
2

9
RBR
3

Ret
NOR
1

11
NOR
2

16
NOR
3

14
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

15
NÜR
3

9
ZAN
1

13
ZAN
2

Ret
ZAN
3

17
VAL
1

5
VAL
2

4
VAL
3

Ret
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

10
HOC
3

17
13th 50

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Whelen Euro Series - Elite 1Edit

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - Elite 1 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWES Pts
2014 CAAL Racing 51 Chevrolet VAL
4
VAL
6
BRH
1**
BRH
26
TOU
2
TOU
22
NÜR
7
NÜR
6
UMB
3
UMB
1**
LEM
8*
LEM
1*
3rd 625
2015 VAL
1*
VAL
4
VEN
6
VEN
5
BRH
4
BRH
25
TOU
6
TOU
7
5th 599
Toyota UMB
19
UMB
18*
ZOL
2
ZOL
2

Complete WeatherTech Sportscar Championship resultsEdit

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2014 Spirit of Race GTD Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ferrari 4.5L V8 DAY SEB LGA
19
DET WGL MOS IMS ELK VIR COA PET
16
105th 14
2018 Spirit of Daytona Racing P Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
20
SEB
12
LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 49th 30

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2018–19 MR Racing LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 SPA
5
LMS
5
SIL
7
FUJ
Ret
SHA
6
SEB
5
SPA
8
LMS
5
9th 71

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018   MR Racing   Olivier Beretta
  Motoaki Ishikawa
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
324 38th 9th
2019   MR Racing   Olivier Beretta
  Motoaki Ishikawa
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Am
328 41st 10th

Complete GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup 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 Pos. Points
2020 Sky - Tempesta Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 Pro-Am MIS
1

11
MIS
2

14
MIS
3

11
MAG
1

15
MAG
2

14
ZAN
1

9
ZAN
2

12
CAT
1

20
CAT
2

13
CAT
3

Ret
1st 131

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Edward Mackay Cheever III, per gli amici "Eddie"" (in Italian). eddiecheever.net. Archived from the original on 17 November 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "CIK-FIA European Championship KF3 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "LO Formula Renault 2.0 Suisse 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "49° TROFEO AUTOMOBILE CLUB PARMA Campionato Italiano Formula ACI-CSAI Abarth1" (PDF). ACI Sport Italia (in Italian). Formula Abarth. 29 August 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
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  7. ^ "Lucidi con Giovesi, Cheever e Guerin". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian). Inpagina. 21 February 2011. Archived from the original on 20 August 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Campionato Italiano Formula 3 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Prema Powerteam and Eddie Cheever, Jr. together in the Formula 3 Italia 2012". premapowerteam.com. Prema Powerteam. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Campionato Italiano Formula 3 2012". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Positivo il test Ferrari per Agostini, Cheever e Juncadella". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian). Inpagina. 9 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2 September 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Eddie Cheever joins prema for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship". premapowerteam.com. Prema Powerteam. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Whelen Euro ELITE 1: Eddie Cheever Delivers In Home Race". hometracks.nascar.com/. NASCAR Home Tracks. 21 September 2014. Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "WHELEN EURO ELITE 1: Kumpen By The Smallest Margin". hometracks.nascar.com/. NASCAR Home Tracks. 12 October 2014. Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "2014 Elite 1 Driver Standings: Final". hometracks.nascar.com/. NASCAR Home Tracks. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Cheever III To Make U.S. Debut". NASCAR Home Tracks. 4 August 2015. Archived from the original on 6 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Phil Keen
Hiroshi Hamaguchi
(Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe)
GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup
Pro-Am Champion

2020
With: Chris Froggart
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Andrea Bertolini
Louis Machiels
GT World Challenge Europe
Pro-Am Champion

2020
With: Chris Froggart
Succeeded by
Incumbent