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Antonio García (racing driver)

Antonio García
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García in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans drivers parade
Nationality Spanish
Born (1980-06-05) 5 June 1980 (age 35)
Madrid, Spain
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 20062014
Teams Russian Age Racing, Team Modena, Aston Martin Racing, Corvette Racing
Best finish 9th (2006)
Class wins 3 (2008, 2009, 2011)

Antonio García (born June 5, 1980) is a Spanish professional racing driver. He has three class wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning GT1 with Aston Martin Racing in 2008 and with Corvette Racing in 2009 (GT1) and 2011 (GTE-Pro).

Single-seater career

After a childhood in karting, Madrid-born García began racing cars in Formula Renault Campus in 1997. In 1998 he moved to the new Open Fortuna by Nissan series. The series changed its name to World Series by Nissan in 1999 and in 2000, García was the series champion with Campos Motorsport. This success saw García have a part-time opportunity to race in International Formula 3000 in 2001 and make his sports car debut in FIA GT. In 2002 he returned full-time to World Series by Nissan, was a test driver for Minardi, and finished 12th in FIA GT. In 2003 he moved full-time to the European Touring Car Championship driving a Ravaglia Motorsport BMW to 8th place in points. He improved to 7th place with the same team in 2004. The series became the World Touring Car Championship in 2005 and he finished 9th in points. In December 2014 it was announced that Garcia would drive for China Racing in the 2014 Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay, the third round of the 2014 Formula E season. He replaced Ho-Pin Tung who is due to participate in the Abu Dhabi Gulf 12 hour race.[1]

Sportscar career

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García driving for Corvette Racing in the 2012 Petit Le Mans.

García made his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut in 2006 but did not participate in any racing full-time. He returned to full-time action in 2007 competing in the Le Mans Series in the Team Modena Aston Martin DBR9, finishing 6th in points. García signed on with the Cheever Racing team in the Rolex Sports Car Series in 2008, but the team struggled with their new Coyote/Fabcar and García only finished 21st in points. He also participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the factory Aston Martin Racing DBR9 which won the GT1 class. He drove for Brumos Racing in the 2009 24 Hours of Daytona, winning with teammates David Donohue, Darren Law, and Buddy Rice. He signed on with Corvette Racing to compete in the full season of the American Le Mans Series starting in 2009.[2]

Beginning in 2012, García competed in some Rolex Sports Car Series events with Spirit of Daytona Racing.

García is a good friend of Formula One champion Fernando Alonso from their days together in karting. Alonso attended the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans as a guest of García.

Results

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2001 Red Bull Junior Team F3000 INT
Ret
IMO
16
CAT
10
A1R
Ret
MON NUR MAG SIL HOC 26th 0
Durango Formula HUN
10
SPA
16
MNZ
11

Complete World Touring Car Championship results

(key)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2005 BMW Team-Italy Spain BMW 320i ITA
1

5
ITA
2

3
FRA
1

5
FRA
2

4
GBR
1

15
GBR
2

Ret
SMR
1

2
SMR
2

9
MEX
1

5
MEX
2

2
BEL
1

6
BEL
2

8
GER
1

14
GER
2

9
TUR
1

4
TUR
2

Ret
ESP
1

14
ESP
2

6
MAC
1

9
MAC
2

DNS
9th 51

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2006 23x15px Russian Age Racing
23x15px Team Modena
23x15px David Brabham
23x15px Nelson Piquet, Jr.
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 343 9th 4th
2007 23x15px Team Modena 23x15px Jos Menten
23x15px Christian Fittipaldi
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 318 17th 10th
2008 23x15px Aston Martin Racing 23x15px David Brabham
23x15px Darren Turner
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 344 13th 1st
2009 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Johnny O'Connell
23x15px Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1 342 15th 1st
2010 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Johnny O'Connell
23x15px Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT2 225 DNF DNF
2011 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
314 11th 1st
2012 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Jan Magnussen
23x15px Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
326 23rd 5th
2013 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Jan Magnussen
23x15px Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GTE
Pro
312 19th 4th
2014 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Jan Magnussen
23x15px Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTE
Pro
338 14th 2nd

24 Hours of Daytona results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2008 23x15px Cheever Racing 23x15px Matteo Bobbi
23x15px Stéphane Ortelli
23x15px Fabio Babini
Coyote CC/08-Pontiac DP 170 58th
DNF
22nd
DNF
2009 23x15px Brumos Racing 23x15px Darren Law
23x15px David Donohue
23x15px Buddy Rice
Riley Mk. XI-Porsche DP 735 1st 1st
2010 23x15px Spirit of Daytona Racing 23x15px Darren Manning
23x15px Paul Menard
23x15px Buddy Rice
Coyote CC/09-Porsche DP 346 32nd
DNF
13th
DNF
2011 23x15px Spirit of Daytona Racing 23x15px Paul Edwards
23x15px Sascha Maassen
Coyote CC/09-Chevrolet DP 649 24th
DNF
14th
DNF
2012 23x15px Spirit of Daytona Racing 23x15px Oliver Gavin
23x15px Jan Magnussen
23x15px Richard Westbrook
Coyote Corvette DP DP 746 8th 8th
2013 23x15px Spirit of Daytona Racing 23x15px Oliver Gavin
23x15px Ricky Taylor
23x15px Richard Westbrook
Coyote Corvette DP DP 697 5th 5th
2014 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Jan Magnussen
23x15px Ryan Briscoe
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTLM 329 60th
DNF
10th
DNF
2015 23x15px Corvette Racing 23x15px Jan Magnussen
23x15px Ryan Briscoe
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R GTLM 725 4th 1st

Complete Formula E results

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2014–15 China Racing Spark-Renault SRT 01E BEI PUT PDE
11
BNA MIA LBH MON BER MOS LON LON 25th* 0*

* Season in progress.

References

  1. ^ "Garcia joins China Racing in Uruguay". Formula E Operations. FIA Formula E Championship. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Corvette Racing 2009 lineup announced, GM Racing PR via Motorsport.com, February 4, 2009

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Preceded by
Fernando Alonso
Open Telefónica by Nissan
Champion

2000
Succeeded by
Franck Montagny