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CareerEdit

KartingEdit

He won first place in Asian Karting Open Championship – Formula 125 Senior Open 2011.

Asian seriesEdit

Sean began his car racing career in his native continent, competing in the Formula Pilota China in 2012. He finished his debut season fourth in the overall standings and second in the "Best Asian Trophy" standings. Sean raced for the BVM team in the last round of the 2012 Formula Abarth season at Monza.[2]

FIA European Formula 3 ChampionshipEdit

 
Sean Gelael in F3 – Hockenheimring 2014

In 2013, he participated in the 2013 FIA European Formula 3 Championship season, joining the Double R Racing team.[3] In 2014, he signed with Carlin to compete in the 2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship season.[4] He scored his first ever point in the championship on 10 May 2014 finishing 10th gaining 1 point in Pau Grand Prix.[5] He finished the 2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship season in 18th position with 25 points.[6]

British Formula 3 ChampionshipEdit

He also competed in the 2013 British Formula 3 season alongside Antonio Giovinazzi.[7] He claimed his first podium in F3 at Silverstone by finishing 3rd in the second race.[8] He finished eight in the final overall standings.[9]

Masters of Formula 3Edit

He made his debut in the 2013 Masters of Formula 3 on 7 July 2013, but was forced to retire.[10]

Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesEdit

On 20 January 2015, it was announced that he will compete in the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season with Carlin partnering with Tom Dillmann.[11]

GP2 SeriesEdit

Sean Gelael made his GP2 Series début with Carlin Motorsport in Hungary on 24–26 July 2015. Gelael finished 18th in the feature race and 20th in the sprint race.[12]

In 2016, Gelael competed full time in the GP2 Series with Campos Racing partnering Mitch Evans.[13] At Catalunya, Gelael finished 19th in the feature race having started from 22nd on the grid. Gelael had his first podium in Spielberg, Austria, where he finished in 2nd alongside his teammate Mitch Evans who won the race.

FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipEdit

For 2017 Gelael moved to the Pertamina Arden team, joining Norman Nato.[14] Gelael lost the team battle, finishing in points-paying positions just in four races.

In 2018 Gelael raced for the Prema Racing team, joining Dutch driver Nyck de Vries.[15]

For the 2019 season, Gelael will remain with Prema, partnered by 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship winner Mick Schumacher.

Formula OneEdit

 
Gelael driving a Toro Rosso during free practice for the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix

Gelael was contracted to four Free Practice drives for Scuderia Toro Rosso during the 2017 season - in Singapore, Malaysia, the United States and Mexico.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

Sean Gelael's father Ricardo runs the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise for Indonesia.[17]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Formula Pilota China Eurasia Motorsport 18 1 1 2 6 132 4th
Formula Abarth BVM 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Double R Racing 30 0 0 0 0 0 28th
British Formula 3 Championship 12 0 0 1 3 78 8th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Carlin 33 0 0 0 0 25 18th
British Formula 3 Championship 3 0 0 0 3 0 NC†
2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin 17 0 0 0 0 7 19th
GP2 Series 9 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2015–16 Asian Le Mans Series Eurasia 2 2 1 0 2 51 3rd
2016 GP2 Series Pertamina Campos Racing 22 0 0 0 1 24 15th
European Le Mans Series SMP Racing 1 0 0 0 0 10 24th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Extreme Speed Motorsports 3 0 0 0 1 40 12th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship Pertamina Arden 22 0 0 0 0 17 15th
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 23 0 0 0 1 29 15th
Formula One Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Test driver
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Prema Racing 18 0 0 0 0 15 16th*

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

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship resultsEdit

(key)

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 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2013 Double R Racing MNZ
1

14
MNZ
2

16
MNZ
3

17
SIL
1

24
SIL
2

16
SIL
3

18†
HOC
1

21
HOC
2

27
HOC
3

Ret
BRH
1

23
BRH
2

22
BRH
3

Ret
RBR
1

22
RBR
2

17
RBR
3

20†
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

21
NOR
3

15
NÜR
1

20
NÜR
2

18
NÜR
3

13
ZAN
1

17
ZAN
2

20
ZAN
3

20
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

21
VAL
3

Ret
HOC
1

25
HOC
2

24
HOC
3

13
28th 0
2014 Carlin SIL
1

15
SIL
2

20
SIL
3

NC
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

20
HOC
3

22
PAU
1

10
PAU
2

Ret
PAU
3

Ret
HUN
1

10
HUN
2

21
HUN
3

13
SPA
1

18
SPA
2

13
SPA
3

13
NOR
1

9
NOR
2

17
NOR
3

6
MSC
1

17
MSC
2

17
MSC
3

11
RBR
1

12
RBR
2

7
RBR
3

10
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

21†
NÜR
3

11
IMO
1

10
IMO
2

16
IMO
3

Ret
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

18
HOC
3

8
18th 25

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete Formula Renault 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 Pos. Points
2015 Carlin ALC
1

Ret
ALC
2

15
MON
1

8
SPA
1

15
SPA
2

12
HUN
1

15
HUN
2

Ret
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

10
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

16
BUG
1

16
BUG
2

17
JER
1

16
JER
2

9
19th 7

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
2015 Carlin BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA

18
HUN
SPR

20
SPA
FEA

20
SPA
SPR

21
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA

19
SOC
SPR

21
BHR
FEA

23
BHR
SPR

15
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

C
30th 0
2016 Pertamina Campos Racing CAT
FEA

17
CAT
SPR

13
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

Ret
BAK
FEA

7
BAK
SPR

Ret
RBR
FEA

2
RBR
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

21
SIL
SPR

18
HUN
FEA

22
HUN
SPR

10
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

18
SPA
SPR

15
MNZ
FEA

DSQ
MNZ
SPR

16
SEP
FEA

16
SEP
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

21
15th 24

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2016 SMP Racing LMP2 BR Engineering BR01 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
5
IMO RBR LEC SPA EST 24th 10

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2016 Extreme Speed Motorsports LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS NÜR MEX COA FUJ
4
SHA
2
BHR
5
12th 40

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 Pertamina Arden BHR
FEA

17
BHR
SPR

17
CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

16
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

12
BAK
FEA

14
BAK
SPR

10
RBR
FEA

10
RBR
SPR

11
SIL
FEA

9
SIL
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

14
HUN
SPR

10
SPA
FEA

15
SPA
FEA

17
MNZ
FEA

5
MNZ
SPR

6
JER
FEA

16
JER
SPR

16
YMC
FEA

15
YMC
SPR

14
15th 17
2018 Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing BHR
FEA

7
BHR
SPR

16
BAK
FEA

10
BAK
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

6
MON
FEA

2
MON
SPR

Ret
LEC
FEA

Ret
LEC
SPR

18
RBR
FEA

13
RBR
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

15
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

11
SPA
FEA

16
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

11
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

DNS
SOC
SPR

12
YMC
FEA

17
YMC
SPR

Ret
15th 29
2019 Prema Racing BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

10
BAK
FEA

6
BAK
SPR

8
CAT
FEA

9
CAT
SPR

9
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

15
LEC
FEA

Ret
LEC
SPR

17
RBR
FEA

16
RBR
SPR

12
SIL
FEA

WD
SIL
SPR

WD
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

17
SPA
FEA

C
SPA
SPR

C
MNZ
FEA

9
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

11
SOC
SPR

7
YMC
FEA

YMC
SPR

16th* 15*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula One participationsEdit

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2017 Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR12 Toro Rosso 1.6 V6 t AUS CHN BHR RUS ESP MON CAN AZE AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN
TD
MAL
TD
JPN USA
TD
MEX
TD
BRA ABU
2018 Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H 1.6 V6 t AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN RUS JPN USA
TD
MEX BRA ABU

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mengenal Toro Rosso, Tim yang Tarik Sean Gelael Jadi Pembalap Penguji, Republika
  2. ^ "Engines are still on". Acisportitalia.it. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Double R confirms three car FIA F3 European Championship Entry". doublerracing.co.uk. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  4. ^ Arnau, Viñals Vendrell (19 December 2013). "Giovinazzi, King, Blomqvist and Gelael with Carlin at F3". FormulaRapida.net. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  5. ^ "POINTS IN PAU FOR JAGONYA AYAM WITH CARLIN". carlin.co.uk. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Sean Gelael Mengakhiri Musim Dengan Manis" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Three car British F3 return confirmed for Double R". doublerracing.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Superb Silverstone weekend delivers first win of year for Double R". doublerracing.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Giovinazzi Vice-Champion as Calderon makes British F3 history". doublerracing.co.uk. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Giovinazzi finishes top 10 on Masters of F3 debut". doublerracing.co.uk. Archived from the original on 17 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Carlin return to FR3.5 with Gelael and Dillmann". carlin.co.uk. Carlin. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Sean Gelael Raih Awalan yang Baik di GP2" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  13. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (1 December 2015). "Evans and Gelael to join Campos for 2016 GP2 campaign". motorsport.com. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Pertamina Arden confirm 2017 line up". 3 February 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  15. ^ Allen, Peter (19 November 2017). "Sean Gelael seals Prema F2 seat for 2018". formulascout.com. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Sean GELAEL - Involvement". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  17. ^ Alan Baldwin (22 March 2017). "Indonesian Gelael to test with Toro Rosso F1 team". Reuters.com.

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