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Louis Delétraz
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Switzerland Swiss
P.o.B. Flag of Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland
D.o.B. 22 April 1997
D.o.D.
Début Flag of Bahrain 2017 Bahrain Feature Race
Best Finish 0 (8th 2019)
Formula Two Career
Entries 69 (69 Starts)
Wins 0
First Win
Poles 0
FLs 0
Podiums 4
Points 182
Former Teams Flag of Spain Racing Engineering
Flag of Italy Rapax
Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin
Current Season
Team Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System
Number Standings Points
11 5th 18

Louis Delétraz (born 22 April 1997 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a Swiss racing driver whom competes for Charouz Racing System during the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship.[1] A former Renault Sport Academy member and son of ex-F1 racer Jean-Denis Délétraz, Delétraz has steadily improved during his time in F2, having started the final two GP2 Series races in 2016.[2]

After his cameo at the end of 2016, Delétraz was signed for a full season of the newly renamed FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017, joining Racing Engineering.[3] However, after scoring just a single point before the summer break, Delétraz would swap to the Rapax team, going on to claim a best finish of fourth at the 2017 Monza Sprint Race, ending the season in seventeenth in the Championship.[4][5]

For 2018 Delétraz would secure a move to Charouz Racing System, partnering Antonio Fuoco as the Swiss race lost his Renault backing.[6] Delétraz would secure his first F2 podium in Monaco, finishing second, with a second podium in Le Castellet leaving Delétraz in tenth in the Championship.[7]

Delétraz moved to the Carlin team for the 2019 season, partnering Nobuharu Matsushita for the campaign.[8] Once again, Delétraz would score a podium in the Monaco Sprint Race, with two further podia leaving Delétraz in eighth at the end of the season.[9]

2020 saw Delétraz return to Charouz for his fourth season in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, partnering Pedro Piquet.[1]

Background

Delétraz began his career in his native Switzerland, entering several karting races from 2008 onwards. A quick rise through the ranks saw Delétraz become a series Champion in the Super Mini class, before he won the Vega Trofeo Junior Championship in 2011. With the Swiss ban on motorracing, however, Delétraz found himself having to leave Switzerland to get his first taste of car racing.

Renault Racer

Delétraz made his car racing debut in the Formula BMW Talent Cup in 2012, starting each of the three races from pole. A single win in one of the races earned Delétraz some sponsor attention, with the Swiss racer duly given a seat in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC for 2013. He would stay in the series for three straight seasons, ultimately taking the NEC title in 2015 having been enlisted in the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme earlier in the season.[10]

For 2016 Delétraz moved full time in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, having taken part in the second half of the 2015 season. However, while the Swiss racer would end the 2016 season as runner-up in "Formula V8", BMW decided that Delétraz was not worth backing, and duly forced the Swiss racer out of their Junior Programme. Yet, Delétraz would end the year on a high, getting his first taste of a GP2 Series/F2 machine and getting a temporary contract with the Renault Sport Academy.

Formula Two History

Delétraz was given a chance to race in GP2 at the end of the 2016 season, taking over from Marvin Kirchhöfer at Carlin.[2] A lacklustre performance from the Swiss racer saw him retire from one race and finish seventeenth in the other, although Delétraz did do enough to secure a full season drive with Racing Engineering for 2017.[3] He would be partnered with GP2 veteran Gustav Malja for the year, with Renault agreeing to fund Delétraz at the start of the season.[3]

An Engineering Experience: 2017

Delétraz's maiden F2 campaign opened with a quiet run to twentieth in 2017 Bahrain Feature Race, before the Swiss racer improved to twelfth in the corresponding Sprint.[11] Delétraz further improved to claim eleventh and fourteenth in the two Barcelona races, before a quiet pair of races in Baku.[12] Indeed, Delétraz proved to be a fairly anonymous presence in F2 at the following races, and would have to wait until the 2017 Hungaroring Feature Race to secure his maiden points finish.[13]

Following the summer break, Delétraz would swap seats with fellow rookie Nyck de Vries, with the Swiss racer moving to Rapax while de Vries transferred to Racing Engineering.[4] After a quiet start to his Rapax career in Spa, Delétraz's form improved dramatically in Monza, with the Swiss ace scoring seventh in the Feature, before claiming fourth in the Sprint, having battled for the podium throughout.[5] After another pointless pair of races in Jerez, Delétraz ended the season with a tenth place and a retirement in Abu Dhabi.[14]

Come the end of the campaign, Delétraz had scored sixteen points and seventeenth in the Championship.

A Charouz Ruse: 2018

Delétraz moved to the new Charouz Racing System team for the 2018 Season, partnering Ferrari Driver Academy refugee Antonio Fuoco.[6]

Carlin Credit: 2019

2019 saw Delétraz return to the Carlin team that had handed him his GP2 Series debut in 2016, partnering Honda junior driver Nobuharu Matsushita.[8]

Piquet's Professor?: 2020

Delétraz rejoined Charouz Racing System for the 2020 Season, partnering debutante Pedro Piquet.[1]

Post Formula Two Career

Delétraz was named as a young driver for the Haas F1 Team at the end-of-season Pirelli tyre test, held in Abu Dhabi at the end of the 2018 Formula One season.[15] The Swiss racer was subsequently signed as a simulator driver for Haas for the 2019 F1 season, although he would not get another test in an F1 car.[16]

Full GP2/Formula Two Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Louis Delétraz's career in Formula Two in statistical form.

GP2/Formula Two Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Louis Delétraz during their GP2/F2 career:

Delétraz's Overall GP2 Series Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2016 Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin[2] 19 Dallara GP2/11 26th 0
Delétraz's Overall Formula Two Record
2017 Flag of Spain Racing Engineering[3] 3 Dallara GP2/11 17th 16
Flag of Italy Rapax[4] 18
2018 Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System[6] 20 Dallara F2 2018 10th 74
2019 Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin[8] 1 Dallara F2 2018 8th 92
2020 Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System[1] 11 Dallara F2 2018

Career Results

Below is a table showing Louis Delétraz's full GP2/Formula Two record.

FIA GP2 Series Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
2016 Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Malaysia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 26th 0
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
Ret 17th
FIA Formula Two Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
2017 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Spain Flag of the United Arab Emirates 17th 16
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
20th 12th 11th 14th 14th 16th Ret 16th 17th 13th 12th 13th 10th 12th 14th 12th 7th 4th 17th 12th 10th Ret
2018 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Russia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 10th 74
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
13th 9th Ret 10th Ret 10th 4th 2nd 6th 2nd Ret Ret 4th 5th 17th 9th 18th 13th 13th 11th 12th 13th 6th 6th
2019 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Russia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 8th 92
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
5th 5th Ret Ret 12th 11th 7th 2nd NC 7th 7th Ret 7th 2nd Ret 13th CAN CAN Ret 8th 3rd 14th 4th 6th
2020 Flag of Austria Flag of Austria Flag of Hungary Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Spain Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag Unknown Flag Unknown Flag Unknown 5th 18
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
7th 2nd

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'DELÉTRAZ AND PIQUET SIGN WITH CHAROUZ RACING SYSTEM', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 18/12/2019), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2019/12_December/Deletraz-and-Piquet-sign-with-Charouz-Racing-System/, (Accessed 04/03/2020)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jamie Klein, 'Deletraz to make GP2 debut at Abu Dhabi', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 18/11/2016), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/deletraz-to-make-gp2-debut-at-abu-dhabi-851613/?s=1, (Accessed 29/06/2018)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Valentin Khorounzhiy, 'Deletraz joins Racing Engineering for GP2 2017', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 16/12/2016), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/deletraz-joins-racing-engineering-for-gp2-2017-859774/?s=1, (Accessed 29/06/2018)
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Valentin Khorounzhiy, 'F2 newcomer Charouz signs Fuoco, Deletraz', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 14/12/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/charouz-fuoco-deletraz-ferrari-988592/?s=1, (Accessed 13/06/2018)
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Mon18SR
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Jack Benyon, 'Deletraz completes Carlin F2 line-up', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 07/01/2019), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/louis-deletraz-joins-carlin/4320065/, (Accessed 07/01/2019)
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named MonSR19R
  10. 'BMW Motorsport Juniors 2015 confirmed', bmw-motorsport.com, (BMW A.G., 09/04/2018), https://bmw-motorsport.com/en/news/current-news/2015/04/bmw_motorsport_juniors2015.html, (Accessed 29/06/2018)
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  15. Luke Smith, 'Louis Deletraz confirmed for first F1 test with Haas in Abu Dhabi', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 01/11/2018), https://www.crash.net/f1/news/909361/1/deletraz-confirmed-first-f1-test-haas, (Accessed 05/03/2020)
  16. Jack Benyon, 'Louis Deletraz gets Haas Formula 1 team simulator role', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 24/04/2019), https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/142905/deletraz-gets-haas-f1-simulator-role, (Accessed 05/03/2020)

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2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship
Entrants
ART Grand PrixCampos RacingDAMSMP MotorsportPrema RacingPertamina ArdenRacing EngineeringRapaxRussian TimeTrident
Manufacturers
DallaraMecachromePirelli
Car/engine
Dallara GP2/11Mecachrome V8108 4.0l V8
Drivers
1 Charles Leclerc2 Antonio Fuoco3 Louis Delétraz/Nyck de Vries4 Gustav Malja5 Luca Ghiotto6 Artem Markelov7 Nobuharu Matsushita8 Alexander Albon/Sergey Sirotkin9 Oliver Rowland10 Nicholas Latifi11 Ralph Boschung/Lando Norris12 Stefano Coletti/Roberto Merhi/Robert Vișoiu/Álex Palou14 Sérgio Sette Câmara15 Jordan King16 Nabil Jeffri17 Sergio Canamasas/Raffaele Marciello/Callum Ilott/Santino Ferrucci18 Nyck de Vries/Louis Delétraz19 Johnny Cecotto, Jr./Sergio Canamasas/Roberto Merhi/René Binder20 Norman Nato21 Sean Gelael
Races
Bahrain FeatureBahrain SprintBarcelona FeatureBarcelona SprintMonaco FeatureMonaco SprintBaku FeatureBaku SprintRed Bull Ring FeatureRed Bull Ring SprintSilverstone FeatureSilverstone SprintHungaroring FeatureHungaroring SprintSpa FeatureSpa SprintMonze FeatureMonza SprintJerez FeatureJerez SprintYas Marina FeatureYas Marina Sprint
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Manufacturers
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Car/engine
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