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Personal

Birthdate:
11th August 1984
Birthplace:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Resides:
Monaco
Marital Status:
Single

Professional

Team:
Audi
Series:
FIA World Endurance Championship
Car:
#1
Engine:
Hybrid
Chassis:
Audi R18 Etron Quattro

Career Stats

Races:
160
Wins:
11
Podiums:
51
Pole Positions:
11
Fastest Laps:
8
Brazil

About Lucas

Lucas was born in São Paulo on August 11th, 1984 and started his career karting when he was 13. He went on to win a number of Brazilian championships, and excelled in another series. Following these achievements, he became a member of RDD (Renault Driver Development) in 2004 and finished the Macau Grand Prix in 3rd place that year. In 2005 he went on to win the Macau GP – which is seen to be one the most important wins in a driver’s career.

In 2006, Lucas drove for Durango in GP2. Although the car was uncompetitive, his talent was recognised. He consequently signed for ART in 2007 and finished the season as Vice-Champion, behind Timo Glock.

In 2008 Lucas became the 3rd driver for the ING Renault F1 Team. He returned to GP2 (Barwa International Campos Team) after the 3rd race weekend and finished 3rd in the Driver’s Championship. In November of that year, he was given the opportunity to test with Honda.

In 2009,Lucas was the 3rd driver for Renault F1 Team and was driving for Fat Burner Racing Engineering in GP2. The following year, in 2010, Lucas finally reached his dream and became an official Formula 1 driver at Virgin Racing.

For 2011 and 2012, Lucas remained within the world of Formula 1 as the official test driver of Pirelli and was given the opportunity to race in the WEC 6 Hours of Sao Paulo with Audi in September 2012, where he and his team mates, Allan McNish and Tom Kristensen, achieved a podium.

Following Lucas’ achievements with Audi in 2012, he was offered a role to race in Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013 as an Official Audi Sportscar Driver, where Lucas and his team mates achieved a podium. He also continued with his commitments as a Pirelli Test Driver.

This year, Lucas will be racing as an Official Audi Sportscar Driver in the Audi#1 in the FIA WEC, with team mates Tom Kristensen and Loïc Duval. Lucas will also be racing in Formula E with ABT Sportsline.

 

Career Highlights

  • 2013: Official Audi Sportscar Driver in FIA WEC & Pirelli Test Driver

  • 2012: Official Audi Sportscar Driver for WEC 6 Hours of Sao Paulo; Pirelli Test Driver

    2011: Pirelli Test Driver

  • 2010: Official Driver Virgin Formula 1 Team

  • 2009: GP2 Driver for Racing Engineering; Official Test Driver for Renault Formula 1 Team

  • 2008: GP2 Driver for Barwa International Campos Team; Official Test Driver for Renault Formula 1 Team

  • 2007: GP2 Driver for ART Grand Prix

  • 2006: GP2 Driver for Durango

View a full list on lucasdigrassi.com.br