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Matthieu Vaxivière is a French racing driver. He was born on 3 December 1994 in Limoges, France. He was the 2011 French F4 champion. In 2012 he raced in the V de V Endurance Cup, French GT, and 2e Grand Prix Èlectrique. In addition, he was 14th in the 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps season and 29th in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, driving for Tech 1 Racing. In 2013 he finished 10th in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and 18th in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps. In 2014 he was assigned as one of the drivers for the Lotus F1 Junior team, while competing in the Formula Renault 3.5 series alongside Filipino-Swiss driver Marlon Stöckinger.

Matthieu Vaxivière
Matthieu Vaxivière.jpg
NationalityFrance French
Born (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 24)
Limoges, France
Formula V8 3.5 career
Debut season2014
Current teamSMP Racing
Car no.23
Former teamsLotus
Starts48
Wins5
Poles8
Fastest laps8
Best finish2nd in 2015
Previous series
2012-13
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2005-2006
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Porsche Carrera Cup France
French F4 Championship
Mitjet Series
Andros Trophy
Karting Championship of France Minimal
Championship titles
2011French F4 Championship

Contents

CareerEdit

24 Hours of Le MansEdit

 
Vaxivière driving in the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Five hours into the race and at 12th place, Vaxivière in the No. 28 TDS Racing attempted a three-wide pass in the braking zone in the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans race, resulting in a crash that ended the race for the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari. After a review, the No. 28 car was given a seven minute stop and hold penalty.

KartingEdit

Vaxivière started his racing career in 2005 in the Karting Championship of France.

French F4 (2011)Edit

Vaxivière got his first championship title in the French F4 Championship in 2011. He finished the year with 5 pole positions, 6 fastest laps and 3 wins, amassing 146 points.

Formula Renault 2.0 (2012–2013)Edit

Tech 1 RacingEdit

Vaxiviere entered his debut season in 2012 with Tech 1 Racing and finished in 29th position with 1 point. In 2013 he finished his best season in Formula Renault 2.0 with 10th position overall. He had 2 pole positions, 2 fastest laps and 2 wins, collecting 57 points.

Formula Renault 3.5 (2014–)Edit

After his season in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Vaxivière graduated to Formula Renault 3.5 in 2014, driving for Lotus and partnering with Marlon Stöckinger. Despite missing two rounds for an injury, he finished 8th in the season standings. In 2015 he was runner-up with Lotus, claiming three wins and 10 podiums in 17 races. He switched to SMP Racing for 2016.

Lotus F1Edit

After he did several post season tests with both Pons Racing and Lotus, he was announced by Lotus to drive with them for the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season alongside Filipino-Swiss 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season and Lotus F1 Junior Team rookie Marlon Stockinger replacing Marco Sørensen of Denmark becoming a test and reserve driver for the Lotus F1 Team in the process.

Racing recordEdit

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
2014 Lotus MNZ
1

17†
MNZ
2

16
ALC
1

7
ALC
2

8
MON
1

Ret
SPA
1
SPA
2
MSC
1
MSC
2
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

2
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

7
LEC
1

3
LEC
2

6
JER
1

4
JER
2

8
8th 83
2015 Lotus ALC
1

4
ALC
2

1
MON
1

Ret
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

3
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

2
RBR
1

6
RBR
2

1
SIL
1

3
SIL
2

2
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

11
BUG
1

10
BUG
2

2
JER
1

3
JER
2

3
2nd 234
2016 SMP Racing ALC
1

2
ALC
2

Ret
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

5
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

1
LEC
1

5
LEC
2

Ret
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

7
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

6
MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

Ret
JER
1

3
JER
2

3
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
6th 175

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2017 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
3
SPA LMS
Ret
NÜR
8
MEX
7
COA
7
FUJ
4
SHA
6
BHR
9
16th 53
2018–19 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA
4
LMS
DSQ
SIL
7
FUJ
4
SHA
Ret
SEB
NC
SPA
4
LMS
3
8th 66

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017   TDS Racing   François Perrodo
  Emmanuel Collard
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 213 DNF DNF
2018   TDS Racing   François Perrodo
  Loïc Duval
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 366 DSQ DSQ
2019   TDS Racing   François Perrodo
  Loïc Duval
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 366 8th 3rd

Complete GP3 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 Pos Points
2017 DAMS CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA

12
HUN
SPR

12
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

15
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
JER
FEA
JER
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
22nd 0

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2018 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
2
MNZ
2
RBR
9
10th 38
Racing Engineering SIL
Ret
SPA ALG

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2019 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY SEB
2
LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 23rd* 32*

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stoffel Vandoorne
French F4 Championship
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Alexandre Baron
Preceded by
Christophe Ferrier
Andros Trophy Électrique
Champion

2015-16
Succeeded by
Christophe Ferrier