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CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Delétraz began karting in his native Switzerland in 2008, winning the Vega Trofeo Super Mini class the following year.[2] Third-place finishes followed in the KF3 Bridgestone Cup Switzerland and Vega Trofeo Junior categories in 2010 before winning the latter championship in 2011.[3]

Formula BMW Talent CupEdit

Delétraz began his single-seater career in September 2012, racing in the Grand Final of the Formula BMW Talent Cup season, held at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben in Germany. He started each of the three races from Pole position, winning the second race of the event.[4] In the final race of the weekend, Delétraz collided with fellow Swiss driver Ralph Boschung with both drivers retiring from the race. He was subsequently excluded from the event following an incident in the pit lane after the race.[5]

Formula Renault 2.0Edit

Delétraz graduated to Formula Renault for 2013, racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championship with Josef Kaufmann Racing.[6] He finished the season in 19th place in the championship,[7] with a best race result of fifth coming in the second race of the Silverstone meeting.

Delétraz continued with the team for a second FR2.0 NEC season in 2014.[8] After winning the opening race of the season at Monza,[9] he took a further four podium positions to finish runner-up in the championship, sixteen points behind Fortec Motorsports Ben Barnicoat.[10] During the year, Delétraz also made his debut in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship, taking part in the rounds at Spa-Francorchamps, Nürburgring and Paul Ricard as a guest driver.[11]

In 2015, Delétraz stayed with Josef Kaufmann Racing for a third season, racing a dual campaign in both Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC.[12] He currently leads the championship in both series, achieving three race wins in the former and four victories in the latter so far.[13][14]

In April 2015, Delétraz was announced as one of the four drivers selected to join the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme for 2015. As part of the initiative, he is due to contest three races of the Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring series (VLN) for the manufacturer.[15]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series/Formula V8 3.5Edit

Delétraz made his debut in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at the fifth round of the 2015 season at the Red Bull Ring, driving for the returning Comtec Racing team.[16] He graduated to the series full time with Fortec in 2016, finishing runner-up in the standings.

GP2 SeriesEdit

On 18 November 2016, it was announced that Delétraz would make his debut in the final round of the 2016 season with Carlin.[17] He finished twenty sixth in the overall standings with no points.

FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipEdit

In December 2016, after partaking in post-season testing with them, Delétraz signed to race full-time with Racing Engineering in 2017 alongside Gustav Malja.[18] For 2018 Delétraz moved to Charouz Racing System alongside ex Ferrari Driver Academy driver Antonio Fuoco. In 2019 Delétraz moved to reigning teams champion Carlin with Honda junior driver Nobuharu Matsushita. He currently is 10th in the standings with a best result of 2nd in both the Monaco and Silverstone sprint races.

Formula OneEdit

In February 2016, Deletraz was confirmed as a member of Renault's young driver program.

In November 2018 it was announced that Delétraz would make his Formula One test debut with Haas F1 Team at the end-of-year Pirelli tyre test in Abu Dhabi.[19] He completed 117 laps in the second day of the 2 day test.[20][21]

In May 2019 it was announced that Delétraz would join Haas F1 Team as simulator driver for the remainder of the 2019 season.[22]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Formula BMW Talent Cup 3 1 3 1 2 40 4th
2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Josef Kaufmann Racing 16 0 0 0 0 77 19th
2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Josef Kaufmann Racing 15 1 1 0 5 242 2nd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 AVF 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Josef Kaufmann Racing 2 0 0 0 0
2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Josef Kaufmann Racing 16 9 12 8 12 378 1st
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 17 3 5 3 5 193 2nd
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Comtec Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 29th
2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series Fortec Motorsports 18 2 3 5 9 230 2nd
ADAC GT Masters Schubert Motorsport 8 0 0 0 0 14 36th
GP2 Series Carlin 2 0 0 0 0 0 26th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship Racing Engineering 14 0 0 0 0 16 17th
Rapax 8 0 0 0 0
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Charouz Racing System 24 0 0 0 2 74 10th
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Carlin 22 0 0 0 3 92 8th

† As Delétraz was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

24 Hours of ZolderEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015   Walkenhorst Motorsport   Trent Hindman
  Victor Bouveng
  Dirk Adorf
BMW M235i Racing Cup T7 710 15th 7th

Complete Formula V8 3.5 Series resultsEdit

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2015 Comtec Racing ALC
1
ALC
2
MON
1
SPA
1
SPA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
RBR
1

15
RBR
2

Ret
SIL
1
SIL
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BUG
1
BUG
2
JER
1
JER
2
29th 0
2016 Fortec Motorsports ALC
1

1
ALC
2

5
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

4
SPA
1

3
SPA
2

Ret
LEC
1

6
LEC
2

1
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

6
RBR
1

2
RBR
2

4
MNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

3
JER
1

12
JER
2

2
CAT
1

2
CAT
2

4
2nd 230

Complete GP2 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 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2016 Carlin CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SEP
FEA
SEP
SPR
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

17
26th 0

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship 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 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2017 Racing Engineering BHR
FEA

20
BHR
SPR

12
CAT
FEA

11
CAT
SPR

14
MON
FEA

14
MON
SPR

16
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

16
RBR
FEA

17
RBR
SPR

13
SIL
FEA

12
SIL
SPR

13
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

12
17th 16
Rapax SPA
FEA

14
SPA
SPR

12
MNZ
FEA

7
MNZ
SPR

4
JER
FEA

17
JER
SPR

12
YMC
FEA

10
YMC
SPR

Ret
2018 Charouz Racing System BHR
FEA

13
BHR
SPR

9
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

10
CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

10
MON
FEA

4
MON
SPR

2
LEC
FEA

6
LEC
SPR

2
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

4
SIL
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

17
HUN
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

18
SPA
SPR

13
MNZ
FEA

13
MNZ
SPR

11
SOC
FEA

12
SOC
SPR

13
YMC
FEA

6
YMC
SPR

6
10th 74
2019 Carlin BHR
FEA

5
BHR
SPR

5
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

12
CAT
SPR

11
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

2
LEC
FEA

NC
LEC
SPR

7
RBR
FEA

7
RBR
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

7
SIL
SPR

2
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

13
SPA
FEA

C
SPA
SPR

C
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

8
SOC
FEA

3
SOC
SPR

14
YMC
FEA

4
YMC
SPR

6
8th 92

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Vega Trofeo – Super Mini 2009 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Vega Trofeo – Junior 2011 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
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  5. ^ "Marvin Dienst wins third race of "Grand Final" to be crowned overall winner of the 2012 Formula BMW Talent Cup". press.bmwgroup-sport.com. BMW. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ben Barnicoat
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Lando Norris