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Fermín Vélez (April 3, 1959 – March 31, 2003) was a Spanish sports car racing driver, two-time winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring and two-time World Sportscar Championship Group C2 champion.

Born in Barcelona, Spain, Vélez died there as well, after suffering from cancer for a long time. He was also a driver in the Indy Racing League, racing in the 1996–1997 seasons with six career starts, including two at the Indianapolis 500.

Vélez is honoured by the 24-hour sportscar race at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmélo, where the race is called the Fermin Vélez Trophy.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1986   John Fitzpatrick Racing   Emilio de Villota
  George Fouché
Porsche 956 C Gr.C1 48 4th 4th
1987   Spice Engineering   Gordon Spice
  Philippe de Henning
Spice SE86C - Ford Gr.C2 321 6th 1st
1989   Chamberlain Engineering   Jesús Pareja
  Hervé Regout
Spice SE88C - Ford Gr.C2 244 DNF DNF
1990   Spice Engineering   Tim Harvey
  Chris Hodgetts
Spice SE90C - Ford Gr.C1 308 18th 18th
1996   Rocketsports   Yvan Muller
  Andy Evans
Ferrari 333 SP WSC 31 DNF DNF
1998   Doyle-Risi Racing   Eric van de Poele
  Wayne Taylor
Ferrari 333 SP WSC 332 12th 1st

Complete International Formula 3000 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 DC Points
1988 Barcelona Motorsport JER
DNQ
VAL
13
PAU
DNQ
SIL
DNQ
MNZ
PER
14
BRH
DNQ
BIR
12
BUG
15
ZOL
DIJ
NC 0

American open wheelEdit

(key)

IndyCar SeriesEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
1996 Team Scandia WDW PHX
19
INDY
21
24th 30
1996–1997 Team Scandia NHM LVS WDW
9
PHX
14
INDY
10
TXS
21
PPIR CLT NH2 LV2 26th 82
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(non-win)
Top 10s
(non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
wins
Championships
2 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0

Indy 500 results[1]Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1996 Lola Ford-Cosworth 28 21 Scandia
1997 Dallara Oldsmobile 29 10 Scandia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Driver Stats". IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30.