Rui Andrade (racing driver)

Rui Pinto de Andrade (born 23 September 1999) is an Angolan-Portuguese[1] racing driver who is currently racing in the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup with Tower Motorsport and the FIA World Endurance Championship for WRT Team.

Rui Andrade
Rui Andrade (Racing driver).jpg
NationalityAngola Angolan
Portugal Portuguese
via dual nationality
Born (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 22)
Luanda, Angola
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season2021 Asian Le Mans Series
Current teamWRT Team
Starts4
Wins0
Poles3
Fastest laps0
Best finish2nd in 2021
Previous series
2021
2019 - 2020
2020
2019
2019
2018
Asian Le Mans Series
Euroformula Open Championship
Toyota Racing Series
Formula 4 UAE Championship
Formula Renault Eurocup
F4 Spanish Championship

CareerEdit

Spanish F4 ChampionshipEdit

Andrade's first experience in single seaters was in Spanish F4 in 2018 with Spanish team Drivex. Andrade competed from the second round in Valencia until the end of the season. He finished the season 12th with 43 points, achieving his best results at Barcelona and Navarra where he finished 5th.

Formula 4 UAE ChampionshipEdit

Andrade drove for Emirate team Dragon Racing in the 2019 Formula 4 UAE Championship. With 201 points Andrade attained 5th in the standings while standing on the podium 6 times, none of which were wins however two of them were second places. The two second places came at the first race at Dubai Autodrome and second race at Yas Marina Circuit.[2]

Toyota Racing SeriesEdit

At the 2020 Toyota Racing Series Andrade raced for M2 Competition alongside the top two driver in the championship, Igor Fraga and Liam Lawson. Andrade won 70 points over the course of the season meaning he finished 16th, 2 points behind French teammate Émilien Denner. Two 9th places were the Angolans best results at the first 2 races at Pukekohe Park.[3]

Euroformula Open ChampionshipEdit

Andrade's first season at the Euroformula Open Championship was in 2019 with Spanish outfit Drivex Racing.[4] Andrade only finished in the points once and it was at the last round in Monza, ultimately this contributed to a 22nd-place finish with 6 points.

In 2020 Andrade will race for Japanese team CryptoTower Racing alongside Ye Yifei.[5]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2018 Spanish F4 Championship Drivex School 14 0 0 0 0 43 11th
2019 Euroformula Open Championship Drivex School 18 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
Formula 4 UAE Championship Dragon Racing 20 0 0 2 6 201 5th
Formula Ford Portugal N/A 2 0 0 0 1 20 5th
Formula Renault Eurocup FA Racing by Drivex 2 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2020 Euroformula Open Championship CryptoTower Racing 18 0 0 0 0 28 14th
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 0 0 0 0 70 16th
2021 European Le Mans Series - LMP2 G-Drive Racing 6 0 0 0 1 42 8th
Asian Le Mans Series - LMP2 4 0 3 3 3 66 3rd
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2022 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 RealTeam by WRT 3 0 0 0 2 43 6th*
IMSA SportsCar Championship - LMP2 Tower Motorsport 1 0 0 0 1 0 *

As Andrade was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete F4 Spanish Championship 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 DC Points
2018 Drivex School ARA
1
ARA
2
ARA
3
CRT
1

9
CRT
2

8
CRT
3

9
ALG
1

10
ALG
2

8
ALG
3

6
CAT
1

C
CAT
2

5
JER
1

8
JER
2

8
JER
3

9
NAV
1

13
NAV
2

8
NAV
3

5
NAV
4

10
12th 43

Complete Formula 4 UAE Championship 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 19 20 DC Points
2019 Dragon Racing DUB1
1

6
DUB1
2

3
DUB1
3

4
DUB1
4

2
YMC1
1

3
YMC1
2

6
YMC1
3

4
YMC1
4

5
DUB2
1

Ret
DUB2
2

6
DUB2
3

8
DUB2
4

8
YMC2
1

3
YMC2
2

2
YMC2
3

9
YMC2
4

3
DUB3
1

4
DUB3
2

4
DUB3
3

8
DUB3
4

7
5th 201

Complete Euroformula Open Championship 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
2019 Drivex School LEC
1

15
LEC
2

19
PAU
1

11
PAU
2

Ret
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

12
SPA
1

17
SPA
2

15
HUN
1

14
HUN
2

15
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

12
SIL
1

11
SIL
2

12
CAT
1

13
CAT
2

15
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

9
22nd 6
2020 CryptoTower Racing HUN
1

11
HUN
2

12
LEC
1

8
LEC
2

9
RBR
1

9
RBR
2

10
MNZ
1

10
MNZ
2

6
MNZ
3

Ret
MUG
1

13
MUG
2

12
SPA
1

11
SPA
2

8
SPA
3

10
CAT
1

9
CAT
2

12
CAT
3

9
CAT
4

10
14th 28

Complete Toyota Racing 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 DC Points
2020 M2 Competition HIG
1

14
HIG
2

14
HIG
3

16
TER
1

15
TER
2

16
TER
3

14
HMP
1

13
HMP
2

13
HMP
3

Ret
PUK
1

9
PUK
2

9
PUK
3

15
MAN
1

16
MAN
2

18
MAN
3

Ret
16th 70

Complete Asian Le Mans Series resultsEdit

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

Year Team Car Engine Class No. 1 2 3 4 Pos. Points
2021   G-Drive Racing Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 P2 5 DUB
1

4
DUB
2

2
ABU
1

3
ABU
2

2
3rd 66

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2021 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 CAT
7
RBR
3
LEC
10
MNZ
6
SPA
7
ALG
8
8th 42

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2021   G-Drive Racing   Roberto Merhi
  John Falb
Aurus 01-Gibson LMP2
Pro-Am
108 DNF DNF
2022   RealTeam by WRT   Ferdinand Habsburg
  Norman Nato
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 362 21st 17th

Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pos. Points
2022 Tower Motorsport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
3†
SEB
7
LGA
MDO
WGL
2
ELK
PET
7th* 265*

Points only counted towards the Michelin Endurance Cup, and not the overall LMP2 Championship. * Season still in progress.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2021 G-Drive Racing LMP2 Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 4.2L V8 SPA
10
ALG MNZ LMS
Ret
BHR BHR NC† 0†
2022 RealTeam by WRT LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SEB
3
SPA
2
LMS
10
MNZ
FUJ
BHR
6th* 43*

As Andrade was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points. * Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Piloto Rui Andrade coloca nome de Angola na história do automobilismo mundial". Carga Magazine (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-06-24.
  2. ^ "NEW RACING ROOKIES ARRIVE IN DUBAI FOR THIRD SEASON OF F4UAE". Formula 4 UAE.
  3. ^ "2020 Season Drivers". Toyota NZ.
  4. ^ "Rui Andrade signs with Drivex for Euroformula Open debut season". www.euroformulaopen.net.
  5. ^ "CryptoTower Racing Team, first Japanese team to enter the Euroformula". www.euroformulaopen.net.

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