Paul-Loup Chatin (born 19 October 1991) is a professional racing driver from France. He is best known for winning the European Le Mans Series LMP2 class title in 2014, with Nelson Panciatici and Oliver Webb.

Paul-Loup Chatin
NationalityFrance French
Born (1991-10-19) 19 October 1991 (age 28)
Dourdan (France)
ELMS – LMP2 career
Debut season2014
Current teamSignatech Alpine
Car number36
Starts5
Wins1
Poles0
Fastest laps1
Best finish1st in 2014
Previous series
2013
201112
201112
2010
ELMS – LMPC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
F4 Eurocup 1.6
Championship titles
2014
2013
ELMS – LMP2
ELMS – LMPC

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Born in Dourdan, Chatin began his karting career in 2006 at the age of 14, progressing to the KF2 category by 2008.[1]

Formula RenaultEdit

Chatin made his début in single-seater in 2010, joining the F4 Eurocup 1.6 series. Chatin finished fourth in the championship, with two wins at Silverstone, behind his future Eurocup rivals Stoffel Vandoorne and Norman Nato.[2]

In 2011, he graduated to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, with the Tech 1 Racing team.[3] He finished ninth with a win on home soil at Le Castellet, and another podium finish, at Silverstone.[4][5] He also had a full-time campaign in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps with the same team, collecting three consecutive victories at the Hungaroring and Le Castellet, finally finishing third in the championship.[6]

For the 2012 season, Chatin remained in the Eurocup with Tech 1.[7] He improved to sixth in the championship, but failed to achieve a victory during the campaign. He defended his third position in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, losing the title fight to Daniil Kvyat and Nato.[8]

Sports car racingEdit

In 2013, Chatin decided to switch to sports car racing, joining Team Endurance Challenge in the LMPC category of the European Le Mans Series.[9] He had just one full-time rival and clinched the series title after three wins at Imola, Spielberg and the Hungaroring.

For the 2014 season he moved to the LMP2 category, joining the Signatech Alpine squad. He was victorious at Spielberg and had another two podiums on his way to the championship title, with team-mates Nelson Panciatici and Oliver Webb. Chatin also contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he finished third in the LMP2 category.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2010 F4 Eurocup 1.6 Autosport Academy 14 2 2 2 4 103 4th
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Tech 1 Racing 14 1 1 0 2 75 9th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 14 3 2 3 9 326 3rd
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Tech 1 Racing 14 0 0 0 1 77 6th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 14 1 2 1 11 194 3rd
2013 Porsche Carrera Cup France Tsunami RT 10 1 0 0 1 91 9th
Porsche Carrera Cup Italy 2 1 1 0 2 32 9th
ELMS – LMPC Team Endurance Challenge 5 3 2 4 5 115 1st
2014 ELMS – LMP2 Signatech Alpine 5 1 0 0 3 78 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP2 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014   Signatech-Alpine   Oliver Webb
  Nelson Panciatici
Alpine A450b-Nissan LMP2 355 7th 3rd
2015   Signatech-Alpine   Nelson Panciatici
  Vincent Capillaire
Alpine A450b-Nissan LMP2 110 DNF DNF
2016   Panis-Barthez Compétition   Fabien Barthez
  Timothé Buret
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 347 12th 8th
2018   IDEC Sport   Paul Lafargue
  Memo Rojas
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 312 DNF DNF
2019   IDEC Sport   Paul Lafargue
  Memo Rojas
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 364 10th 5th

Awards & Nationale TeamEdit

Year Team Car Class Award
2014   Signatech-Alpine Alpine A450b-Nissan LMP2 Prix Jean Rondeau
2013 Team Endurance Challenge Oreca ELMS-LMPC Revelation of the Year 2013
2010 Autosport Academy F4 F4 - 1.6L 1st Volant EuroFormula
2012 Tech1Racing 2.0L WSR 2.0L FFSA French Team
2011 Tech1Racing 2.0L WSR 2.0L FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography". Paul-Loup Chatin. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ "F4 Eurocup 1.6 2010". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Tech 1 Racing Signs Paul-Loup Chatin". PaddockTalk. PaddockTalk LLC. 11 February 2011. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  4. ^ Allen, Peter (20 September 2011). "PaddockScout Weekend Roundup: 17–18 September". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 3 November 2014. Paul-Loup Chatin scored a home victory in the first race from pole position, his maiden win in the series.
  5. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 2011 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Paul-Loup Chatin and Matthieu Vaxivière, two Equipe de France drivers, join Tech 1 Racing". World Series by Renault. Renault Sport. 1 February 2012. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Team Endurance Challenge – Paul Loup Chatin and Gary Hirsch form the third driver line-up". European Le Mans Series. 21 March 2013. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2014.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nelson Panciatici
Pierre Ragues
European Le Mans Series
LMP2 Champion

2014
With: Nelson Panciatici & Oliver Webb
Succeeded by
Jon Lancaster
Björn Wirdheim
Gary Hirsch
Preceded by
Andrea Pizzitola
Roman Rusinov
European Le Mans Series
LMP2 Champion

2019
With: Memo Rojas
Succeeded by
Incumbent