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Jaime Melo, also known as Jaime Melo, Jr. (born 24 April 1980), is a Brazilian professional racing driver best known for his success in grand tourers as Ferrari driver. In 2006 he won the FIA GT Championship in the GT2 class driving for AF Corse and the next year he did the same at the American Le Mans Series for Risi Competizione, where he currently drives. Melo has collected GT2 class wins at the 2008 and 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2009 24 Hours of Spa, the 2007, 2009 and 2010 12 Hours of Sebring and the 2008 and 2009 Petit Le Mans among other endurance race wins.

24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2004, 2007 - 2012
TeamsJMB Racing, Risi Competizione, Luxury Racing
Best finish18th (2009, 2012)
Class wins2 (2008, 2009)

For 2012, Melo competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship, driving for Luxury Racing in GTE-Pro.

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2004   JMB Racing   Jean-René de Fornoux
  Stéphane Daoudi
Ferrari 360 Modena GTC GT 133 DNF DNF
2007   Risi Competizione   Mika Salo
  Johnny Mowlem
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 223 DNF DNF
2008   Risi Competizione   Gianmaria Bruni
  Mika Salo
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 326 19th 1st
2009   Risi Competizione   Pierre Kaffer
  Mika Salo
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 329 18th 1st
2010   Risi Competizione   Gianmaria Bruni
  Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 116 DNF DNF
2011   Luxury Racing   Stéphane Ortelli
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
183 DNF DNF
2012   Luxury Racing   Frédéric Makowiecki
  Dominik Farnbacher
Ferrari 458 Italia GTC GTE
Pro
333 18th 2nd

Complete International Formula 3000 resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2000 Petrobras Junior Team IMO
4
SIL
16
CAT
14
NÜR
6
MON
DNQ
MAG
17
A1R
5
HOC
8
HUN
DNQ
SPA
18
14th 6
2001 Durango Formula INT
2
IMO
Ret
CAT
21
A1R
5
MON
11
NÜR
13
MAG
14
SIL
12
HOC
12
HUN SPA MNZ 12th 8

Complete Euro 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 DC Points
2002 Great Wall Racing Team VLL
11
PER
4
MOZ
9
SPA
2
DON
3
BRN
1
DIJ
1
JER
1
CAG
2
1st 49
2003 Uboldi Corse NÜR MAG PER MOZ SPA
5
DON BRN 6th 14
ADM Motorsport JER
5
CAG
1

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Felipe Massa
Euro Formula 3000 champion
2002
Succeeded by
Augusto Farfus