Gustavo Menezes

Gustavo Menezes (born 19 September 1994) is an American racing driver, currently racing for Glickenhaus Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Gustavo Menezes
Gustavo Menezes Driver of Rebellion Racing's Rebellion R13 Gibson.jpg
Menezes in 2019
NationalityUnited States American
Born (1994-09-19) 19 September 1994 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California, United States[1]
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season2016
Current team Glickenhaus Racing
Car number708
Former teamsSignatech Alpine
Starts33
Championships1 (LMP2)
Wins8
Poles9
Fastest laps2
Best finish1st in 2018
Previous series
2016-17
201415
2013
2013
201112
201112
2011
2010
Asian Le Mans Series
United SportsCar Championship
American Le Mans Series
German Formula Three
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Star Mazda Championship
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Pacific F2000
Championship titles
2016FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Drivers

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Menezes began karting in 2002, but took his first championship in 2005 in the IKF Region 7 Sprint - HPV 1 Cadet. In 2008 he began karting outside the United States. In Asia he competed in the CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship becoming 5th in the championship in 2008.[2] That same year Carlos Sainz, Jr. won the championship. In Europe he competed in championship in among others Monaco, Sweden and Belgium. He competes in karting championship from time to time, but he started his single-seater career in 2010.

German Formula ThreeEdit

In 2013 Menezes competed in the German Formula Three. He drove the full season with Van Amersfoort Racing and won two races.[3][4] He became 4th in the championship with 241 points.

American Le Mans Series/United SportsCar ChampionshipEdit

 
Menezes driving in the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Menezes began his endurance racing career in 2013, driving for RSR Racing in the American Le Mans Series in the Prototype Challenge class. He only entered the Petit Le Mans with co-drivers Bruno Junqueira and Duncan Ende and finished 29th overall and 6th in class.

Both in 2014 and 2015 he competed again with RSR Racing and again in the Prototype Challenge class. In those two seasons he entered three races. In 2014 he only entered the 24 Hours of Daytona, but he and his co-drivers were unable to finish and were classified in a disappointing 63rd position. In 2015 he entered the first two races of the season: the 24 Hours of Daytona, where he finished 34th overall and 4th in class,[5] and the 12 Hours of Sebring, where he finished 31st overall and 6th in class.[6]

FIA European Formula 3 ChampionshipEdit

After he had finished 4th in the championship in the German Formula Three, Menezes graduated to the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2014 and drove again with Van Amersfoort Racing. He finished 11th in the championship and managed to take two third-place finishes at Spa-Francorchamps. In 2015 he joined Jagonya Ayam with Carlin.[7]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2010 Pacific F2000 Championship Unknown 2 0 0 0 0 12 14th
2011 Star Mazda Championship Juncos Racing 11 0 0 0 1 297 8th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Interwetten.com Racing Junior Team 8 0 0 0 0 0 37th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 0 0 0 0 68 18th
2012 Star Mazda Championship Team Pelfrey 17 0 0 0 0 208 9th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2013 German Formula 3 Championship Van Amersfoort Racing 17 2 0 2 8 241 4th
American Le Mans Series – PC RSR Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 24th
2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Van Amersfoort Racing 33 0 1 0 2 91 11th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 10th
United SportsCar Championship – PC RSR Racing 1 0 0 0 0 1 59th
2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 33 0 0 1 0 65 12th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
United SportsCar Championship – PC RSR Racing 3 0 0 0 0 53 23rd
Global RallyCross Championship – GRC Lites Olsbergs MSE 1 0 0 0 0 11 20th
2016 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Signatech-Alpine 9 4 2 1 7 199 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
2016-17 Asian Le Mans Series Jackie Chan DC Racing 4 2 1 0 3 69 3rd
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Signatech Alpine Matmut 9 1 3 0 5 151 4th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rebellion Racing 1 0 0 0 0 23 35th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD 3GT Racing 1 0 0 0 0 4 85th
2018 European Le Mans Series APR - Rebellion Racing 6 0 0 0 0 23.25 12th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship JDC-Miller MotorSports 1 0 0 0 0 24 54th
24 Hours of Le Mans Rebellion Racing 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship Rebellion Racing 8 1 0 0 4 114 3rd
2019 24 Hours of Le Mans Rebellion Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship Rebellion Racing 7 2 4 1 6 145 3rd
2020 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - LMP2 DragonSpeed USA 1 0 0 1 0 26 23rd
24 Hours of Le Mans Rebellion Racing 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2021 World Endurance Championship Glickenhaus Racing 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBA

As Menezes was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship resultsEdit

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

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 31 32 33 DC Points
2014 Van Amersfoort Racing Volkswagen SIL
1

16
SIL
2

13
SIL
3

18
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

21
HOC
3

9
PAU
1

15
PAU
2

13
PAU
3

Ret
HUN
1

17
HUN
2

7
HUN
3

8
SPA
1

6
SPA
2

3
SPA
3

3
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

10
NOR
3

5
MSC
1

10
MSC
2

15
MSC
3

12
RBR
1

7
RBR
2

5
RBR
3

8
NÜR
1

14
NÜR
2

13
NÜR
3

13
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

10
IMO
3

10
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

9
HOC
3

16
11th 91
2015 Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Volkswagen SIL
1

7
SIL
2

18
SIL
3

4
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

7
HOC
3

11
PAU
1

15
PAU
2

14
PAU
3

Ret
MNZ
1

13
MNZ
2

5
MNZ
3

6
SPA
1

22
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

DNS
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

7
NOR
3

Ret
ZAN
1

16
ZAN
2

10
ZAN
3

Ret
RBR
1

8
RBR
2

10
RBR
3

12
ALG
1

15
ALG
2

4
ALG
3

Ret
NÜR
1

14
NÜR
2

Ret
NÜR
3

14
HOC
1

20
HOC
2

12
HOC
3

13
12th 65

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

(key)(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2014 RSR Racing PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8. DAY
9
SEB LGA KAN WGL IMS ELK VIR COA PET 59th 1
2015 RSR Racing PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8. DAY
4
SEB
6
LGA DET WGL MOS LIM ELK COA PET
6
23rd 53
2017 3GT Racing GTD Lexus RC F GT3 Lexus 5.0 L V8 DAY
27
SEB LBH COA DET WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA 85th 4
Rebellion Racing P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 PET
8
35th 23
2018 JDC-Miller MotorSports P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
7
SEB LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 54th 24
2020 DragonSpeed USA LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY SEB
5
ELK ATL PET LGA SEB
23rd 26

Complete Global RallyCross Championship resultsEdit

GRC LitesEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2015 Olsbergs MSE Lites Ford Fiesta FTA DAY DAY MCAS DET DET DC LA LA BAR BAR LV
9
20th 11

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2016 Signatech-Alpine LMP2 Alpine A460 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
4
SPA
1
LMS
1
NÜR
1
MEX
2
COA
1
FUJ
3
SHA
4
BHR
3
1st 199
2017 Signatech Alpine Matmut LMP2 Alpine A470 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
4
SPA
5
LMS
5
NÜR
3
MEX
2
COA
1
FUJ
2
SHA
2
BHR
4
4th 151
2018–19 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Rebellion R13 Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8 SPA
3
LMS
3
SIL
1
FUJ
Ret
SHA
5
SEB
7
SPA
2
LMS
5
3rd 114
2019–20 Rebellion Racing LMP1 Rebellion R13 Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8 SIL
9
FUJ
3
SHA
1
BHR
3
COA
1
SPA
3
LMS
2
BHR 3rd 145

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2016   Signatech Alpine   Nicolas Lapierre
  Stéphane Richelmi
Alpine A460 LMP2 357 5th 1st
2017   Signatech Alpine Matmut   Romain Dumas
  Matt Rao
Alpine A470-Gibson LMP2 351 10th 8th
2018   Rebellion Racing   Mathias Beche
  Thomas Laurent
Rebellion R13-Gibson LMP1 376 3rd 3rd
2019   Rebellion Racing   Nathanaël Berthon
  Thomas Laurent
Rebellion R13-Gibson LMP1 370 5th 5th
2020   Rebellion Racing   Norman Nato
  Bruno Senna
Rebellion R13-Gibson LMP1 382 2nd 2nd

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2018 APR - Rebellion Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
15
MNZ
8
RBR
6
SIL
5
SPA
15‡
ALG
12
12th 23.25

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIA Formula 3 European Championship - #2 - Gustavo Menezes (Rebellion Racing Carlin)". fiaf3europe.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  2. ^ "CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship - KF3 2008 standings - Driver Database". driverdb.com.
  3. ^ "Gustavo Menezes secures victory for the first time". Formel3.de. June 15, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Menezes wins with top speed". Formel3.de. September 28, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Official Race Report of the Rolex 24 at Daytona" (PDF). imsa.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-21.
  6. ^ "Official Race Report of the 63rd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida" (PDF). imsa.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-05-18.
  7. ^ "Menezes joins Carlin for FIA Formula 3 European Championship". carlin.co.uk. December 4, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2015.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sam Bird
Julien Canal
Roman Rusinov
FIA Endurance Trophy for LMP2 Drivers
2016
With: Nicolas Lapierre & Stephane Richelmi
Succeeded by
Bruno Senna
Julien Canal