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Tech 1 Racing is a racing team based in Toulouse, France. They currently compete in the World Series by Renault and Eurocup Mégane Trophy.

France Tech 1 Racing
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Founded2000
Founder(s)Simon Abadie
BaseToulouse, France
Team principal(s)Simon Abadie
Current seriesEurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Former seriesFrench Formula Renault 2.0
GP3 Series
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Current driversUnited Kingdom Frank Bird[1]
France Thomas Neubauer[2]
Russia Aleksandr Smolyar[3]
United States Neil Verhagen[4]
Teams'
Championships
Eurocup Mégane Trophy:
2006, 2007, 2008
Formula Renault 3.5 Series:
2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0:
2010, 2013
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps: 2011, 2013
Drivers'
Championships
Formula Renault 3.5 Series:
2007: Álvaro Parente
Eurocup Mégane Trophy:
2007: Pedro Petiz
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps:
2011: Javier Tarancón
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0:
2013: Pierre Gasly
Websitehttp://www.tech1racing.fr/en

CareerEdit

French Formula Renault 2.0Edit

The team was founded in 2000 by French racing driver Simon Abadie. They joined the French Formula Renault 2.0 championship the same year, with Abadie finishing as runner-up in the standings. They also finished as runner-up in the series in 2003 before leaving the championship at the end of the 2005 season.

Eurocup Mégane TrophyEdit

In 2005, Tech 1 joined the newly formed Eurocup Mégane Trophy, with Matthieu Lahaye and Simon Abadie finishing ninth and tenth respectively in the championship. The following year they finished second in the Drivers' championship with Lahaye and also claimed the Teams' title, the first of three consecutive Teams' championships. In 2007, they claimed a one-two finish in the drivers' championship, with Portuguese driver Pedro Petiz taking the title ahead of team-mate Dimitri Enjalbert.

World Series by RenaultEdit

2006 saw Tech 1 Racing join the World Series by Renault championship with drivers Jérôme d'Ambrosio and Ryo Fukuda. Tech 1 took over Saulnier Racing's single-seater racing structure and equipment. After a steady first season the team finished twelfth in the Teams' standings, with Fukuda taking their best race result of fourth place at both Donington Park and Le Mans.

In 2007 the team fielded former British Formula 3 champion Álvaro Parente and Frenchman Julien Jousse. Parente took two victories during the season (at Monaco and Spa-Francorchamps) to claim the title ahead of Ben Hanley, with Jousse finishing in tenth position. Tech 1 also secured the Teams' title, ahead of International DracoRacing and Carlin Motorsport.

Jousse remained with the team for the 2008 season, where he was joined by Formula Renault graduate Charles Pic. After taking six podium places – including a win at Barcelona – Jousse finished second in the championship behind Giedo van der Garde, whilst Pic took wins at Monaco and Le Mans to finish in sixth place. The team also won their second consecutive Teams' title.

Pairing the drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley at the start of the season (the latter would be replaced by 2010 British Formula 3 season champion Jean-Éric Vergne), Tech 1 secured the 2010 season title.

The team claimed just one more team title in 2012 season, with Jules Bianchi finishing vice-champion in the standings, before withdrawing from the sport three seasons later.

ResultsEdit

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0Edit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10   Arthur Pic 16 4 7 4 123 3rd 1st
  Hugo Valente 16 0 0 0 28 12th
  Aaro Vainio 16 0 2 2 101 4th
  Carlos Sainz, Jr. 4 0 0 2 0 NC†
2011 Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10   Javier Tarancón 14 1 0 2 78 8th 4th
  Paul-Loup Chatin 14 1 1 0 75 9th
  Grégoire Demoustier 4 0 0 0 0 41st
  Mitchell Gilbert 2 0 0 0 0 30th
  Miki Weckström 14 0 0 0 11 18th
2012 Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10   Paul-Loup Chatin 14 0 0 1 77 6th 4th
  Matthieu Vaxivière 14 0 0 0 1 29th
  Óscar Tunjo 14 1 1 0 73 7th
  Roman Mavlanov 14 0 0 0 0 33rd
  Felipe Fraga 8 0 0 0 21 18th
2013 Barazi-Epsilon FR2.0-10   Pierre Gasly 14 3 4 2 195 1st 1st
  Egor Orudzhev 14 0 0 0 78 7th
  Matthieu Vaxivière 14 2 2 2 57 10th
2014 Tatuus FR 2.0-13   Anthoine Hubert 14 0 0 0 30 15th 8th
  Vasily Romanov 10 0 0 0 0 25th
  George Russell 4 1 0 0 0 NC†
  Egor Orudzhev 14 0 0 3 83 8th
  Luke Chudleigh 6 0 0 0 0 NC†
  Hugo de Sadeleer 2 0 0 0 0 NC†
  Akash Nandy 2 0 0 0 0 NC†
  Philo Paz Armand 4 0 0 0 0 NC†
2015 Renault FR 2.0-10   Hugo de Sadeleer 17 0 0 0 0 24th 5th
  Simon Gachet 17 0 0 1 19 16th
  Anthoine Hubert 17 2 2 2 172 5th
2016 Renault FR 2.0-10   Dorian Boccolacci 15 2 1 3 200 2nd 2nd
  Hugo de Sadeleer 15 1 0 0 89 6th
  Sacha Fenestraz 15 2 2 1 119.5 5th
  Gabriel Aubry 15 0 0 0 35 12th
2017 Renault FR 2.0-10   Gabriel Aubry 13 2 2 1 128 5th 3rd
  Max Fewtrell 13 0 0 0 72 7th
  Thomas Maxwell 13 0 0 0 14 14th
  Thomas Neubauer 13 0 0 0 0 25th

Guest driver (ineligible for points)

Formula Renault 2.0 NECEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2016 Renault FR 2.0-10   Dorian Boccolacci 15 1 0 0 226 3rd 3rd
  Hugo de Sadeleer 15 0 0 2 162 9th
  Sacha Fenestraz 15 1 1 0 207 5th
  Gabriel Aubry 9 0 0 0 76 18th
2017 Renault FR 2.0-10   Gabriel Aubry 9 2 2 2 115 5th 4th
  Thomas Neubauer 9 0 0 0 52 11th
  Max Fewtrell 5 0 0 0 48 12th
  Thomas Maxwell 7 0 0 0 36 17th

Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2006 Dallara-Renault   Ryō Fukuda 17 0 0 0 25 16th 12th
  Patrick Pilet 6 0 0 0 14 21st
  Marco Bonanomi 4 0 0 0 5 31st
  Jérôme d'Ambrosio 7 0 0 0 0 36th
2007 Dallara-Renault   Álvaro Parente 17 2 2 1 129 1st 1st
  Julien Jousse 17 0 1 1 62 10th
2008 Dallara-Renault   Julien Jousse 17 1 0 2 106 2nd 1st
  Charles Pic 17 2 1 2 69 6th
2009 Dallara-Renault   Brendon Hartley 13 0 1 3 26 15th 4th
  Edoardo Mortara 2 0 0 0 6 24th
  Daniel Ricciardo 2 0 0 0 0 34th
  Charles Pic 17 2 2 3 94 3rd
2010 Dallara-Renault   Daniel Ricciardo 18 4 8 5 136 2nd 1st
  Jean-Éric Vergne 6 1 0 0 53 8th
  Brendon Hartley 13 1 0 0 50† 10th
2011 Dallara-Renault   Kevin Korjus 17 3 0 1 120 6th 6th
  Arthur Pic 17 1 0 0 16 23rd
2012 Dallara-Zytek   Jules Bianchi 17 3 5 7 185 2nd 1st
  Kevin Korjus 16 0 0 0 69† 10th
  Daniel Abt 6 0 0 0 0 34th
2013 Dallara-Zytek   Nigel Melker 17 0 0 2 136 6th 5th
  Mikhail Aleshin 17 0 0 0 33 12th
2014 Dallara-Zytek   Marco Sørensen 17 0 0 0 44 12th 9th
  Nicholas Latifi 6 0 0 0 20 20th
  Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 0 0 0 0 27th
2015 Dallara-Zytek   Roy Nissany 17 0 0 0 27 13th 7th
  Aurélien Panis 17 0 0 0 42 12th

† Includes points scored for other teams.

GP3Edit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Dallara-Renault   Doru Sechelariu 16 0 0 0 0 29th 6th
  Daniel Juncadella 10 0 0 0 10 14th
  Stefano Coletti 14 0 0 0 18 9th
  Jean-Éric Vergne 4 0 0 0 9 17th
  Jim Pla 2 0 0 0 0 36th
2011 Dallara-Renault   Aaro Vainio 16 0 0 0 12 15th 6th
  Andrea Caldarelli 4 0 0 2 20 10th
  Thomas Hylkema 12 0 0 0 0 34th
  Tamás Pál Kiss 16 1 0 0 11 16th

D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

TimelineEdit

Current series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2010–2018
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2016–2017
Former series
French Formula Renault Championship 2000–2005
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 2001, 2003-2004
Eurocup Mégane Trophy 2005-2009
Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2006–2015
GP3 Series 2010–2011
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 2011–2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hensby, Paul (17 January 2018). "Frank Bird joins Tech 1 Racing for second Eurocup season". thecheckeredflag.co.uk. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Thomas Neubauer poursuit avec Tech 1" (in French). AUTOHebdo. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. ^ "SMP prospect Smolyar joins Tech 1 for Formula Renault Eurocup". formulascout.com. Formula Scout. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Ticktum heads 2018 Red Bull junior line-up". GPUpdate.net. SportUpdate B.V. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018. Neil Verhagen remains a Red Bull junior and will stay in Formula Renault Eurocup, switching to Tech 1 Racing.

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