Luiz Razia

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Luiz Razia
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Date of birth (1989-04-04) April 4, 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Barreiras (Brazil)
2018 GP2 Series
Debut season 2009
Current team Team Air Asia
Car no. 26
Former teams Scuderia Coloni
Rapax Team
Starts 48
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 11th in 2010
Previous series
2005
2005–06
2006
2007–08
2007
2008–09-2011
Brazilian Formula Renault
SudAm Formula Three
F3000 Int. Masters
Euroseries 3000
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Championship titles
2006 SudAm Formula Three

Luiz Tadeu Razia Filho (born April 4, 1989 in Barreiras) is a Brazilian racing driver.

Career[change | change source]

Early career[change | change source]

Razia began his single seater career in 2005 in the South American Formula 3 championship. He finished sixth in the championship. He also took part in the Brazilian Formula Renault 2.0 series, finishing the year tenth in the standings.

For 2006, Razia remained in South American Formula 3 and won the title. He also became a rookie driver for A1 Team Brazil in the 2006–07 A1 Grand Prix season.

Euroseries 3000[change | change source]

The next year, Razia moved to Europe to race in the Euroseries 3000 championship. He finish third in the Euroseries standings and fourth in the Italian championship. Razia also ran four races in the 2007 World Series by Renault.[1]

In 2008, he remained in Euroseries 3000, partnering Frenchman Nicolas Prost, the son of four-time Formula One World Champion Alain Prost.[2] In the Italian Formula 3000 standings he finished the season in fourth place. He won his first race win at Misano.

GP2 Series[change | change source]

Razia driving at the Catalunya round of the 2009 GP2 Series season.

On October 2, 2008, it was announced that Razia will race for Team Arden in the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season.[3] In the final race of the season in Bahrain, Razia claimed his first win.

He signed for Fisichella Motor Sport to compete in the main GP2 Series in 2009 season.[4] At the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Razia led from pole to take his first GP2 win.

Razia joined the Barwa Addax Team for the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season,.[5] He was replaced before the second round, but returned for the final round in Bahrain.[6]

He remained with Rapax for the 2010 season. He finishing eleventh in the drivers' championship. His team-mate, Pastor Maldonado, became the series champion. Razia helped Rapax to claim the teams' title.

As part of his Formula One testing deal with the Lotus team, Razia signed to drive for the new AirAsia team in 2011. He scored no points in the 2011 Asia series.

Formula One[change | change source]

On December 15, 2009, it was officially announced that Razia would join the new Virgin Racing team as a test driver.[7] In March 2011, Razia was confirmed as reserve and test driver for Team Lotus for the 2011 season.[8] At the 2011 Chinese Grand Prix, Luiz Razia drove in Free Practice Session 1 for Team Lotus, replacing Jarno Trulli.

Racing record[change | change source]

Career summary[change | change source]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 South American Formula Three Dragão Motorsport 18 2 2 4 6 52 6th
Brazilian Formula Renault 2.0 13 0 0 0 0 68 10th
2006 South American Formula Three Dragão Motorsport 16 7 6 7 11 99 1st
F3000 International Masters Charouz Racing System 3 3 0 ? 3 30 8th
2007 Euroseries 3000 Fisichella Motor Sport 16 0 1 1 4 57 3rd
ELK Motorsport
Italian Formula 3000 Fisichella Motor Sport 8 0 0 0 2 26 4th
ELK Motorsport
Formula Renault 3.5 Series GD Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 38th
2008 Euroseries 3000 ELK Motorsport 13 2 1 1 5 52 4th
Italian Formula 3000 8 1 0 1 3 32 4th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Trust Team Arden 11 1 0 0 1 9 13th
2009 GP2 Series Fisichella Motor Sport 18 1 0 1 1 8 19th
Scuderia Coloni
2009–10 GP2 Asia Series Barwa Addax 4 0 0 0 0 0 26th
Rapax Team
2010 GP2 Series Rapax Team 20 0 0 1 3 28 11th
Formula One Virgin Racing Test driver
2011 GP2 Asia Series Team AirAsia 4 0 0 0 0 0 25th
GP2 Series Team AirAsia 10 0 0 0 1 11* 10th*
Formula One Team Lotus Test driver

* Season in progress.

Complete GP2 Series results[change | change source]

(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 DC Points
2009 Fisichella Motor Sport ESP
FEA

16
ESP
SPR

12
MON
FEA

13
MON
SPR

10
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

20
GBR
FEA

20
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

14
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

Ret
19th 8
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Scuderia Coloni
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

13
BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

8
ITA
SPR

1
POR
FEA

10
POR
SPR

17
2010 Rapax Team ESP
FEA

7
ESP
SPR

2
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

5
TUR
FEA

5
TUR
SPR

2
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

15
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

13
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

16
BEL
SPR

10
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

10
ABU
FEA

7
ABU
SPR

2
11th 28
2011 Team AirAsia TUR
FEA

6
TUR
SPR

18
ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

20
VAL
FEA

6
VAL
SPR

2
GBR
FEA

17
GBR
SPR

14
GER
FEA

GER
SPR

HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

10th* 11*

* Season in progress.

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[change | change source]

(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 DC Points
2008–09 Trust Team Arden CHN
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

17
DUB
FEA

10
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

14
BHR1
SPR

9
QAT
FEA

8
QAT
SPR

6
MYS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

Ret
BHR2
FEA

8
BHR2
SPR

1
13th 9
2009–10 Barwa Addax Team ABU1
FEA

Ret
ABU1
SPR

11
ABU2
FEA

ABU2
SPR

BHR1
FEA

BHR1
SPR

26th 0
Rapax Team BHR2
FEA

Ret
BHR2
SPR

13
2011 Team AirAsia ABU
FEA

Ret
ABU
SPR

16
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

14
25th 0

Complete Formula One results[change | change source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate 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 WDC Points
2011 Team Lotus Lotus T128 Renault RS27 2.4 L V8 AUS
MAL
CHN
TD
TUR
ESP
MON
CAN
EUR
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
KOR
IND
ABU
BRA
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References[change | change source]

  1. "Razia takes Risatti's place at GD". crash.net. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  2. "Luiz Razia extends contract with Elk Motorsport". italiaracing.net. 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  3. "Razia joins Arden, Villa to Super Nova". GPUpdate.net. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  4. "Razia joins Fisichella for GP2 season". autosport.com. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  5. O'Leary, Jamie (2009-10-21). "Razia joins Barwa Addax for Asia". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  6. "Luiz Razia set to join Rapax in Bahrain's finale". GP2 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  7. Elizalde, Pablo; Glendenning, Mark (2009-12-15). "Parente, Razia join Virgin as testers". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  8. "2011 Test Driver Line-up". teamlotus.co.uk. Team Lotus. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 

Other websites[change | change source]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alberto Valerio
Formula Three Sudamericana
Champion

2006
Succeeded by
Clemente de Faria, Jr.