Pedro Lamy

Full Name:
Jose Pedro Mourao Nunes Lamy Vicoso
Born:
20th March 1972 (Age 47)
Aldeia Galega, Alenquer
Nationality:
Portuguese
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

Pedro Lamy became Portugal’s second Formula 1 driver when he started the 1993 Italian Grand Prix. A quiet and somewhat shy youth, Lamy spent his formative years riding motocross bikes and racing karts.

Early racing career

That was followed by the 1989 Portuguese Formula Ford title in his first season in cars and a disappointing subsequent campaign in the GM-Lotus Euroseries. He joined reigning champions Draco Racing for 1991 and crashed out of the lead on the last lap at Imola before dominant displays – a heavy accident at Spa’s Eau Rouge aside – delivered the title.

Still a teenager, he snatched the 1992 German Formula 3 Championship from Marco Werner after a late-season charge in his WTS Reynard 932-Opel. That season also included victory in the Marlboro Masters at Zandvoort and second place in the Macau GP.

Lamy’s rapid climb through the ranks continued in the 1993 Formula 3000 Championship with a Team Crypton Reynard 92D-Cosworth. He was second on his debut at Donington Park and dominated at Pau although his overly rough driving was criticised by his rivals. Lamy entered the final round just point behind Olivier Panis but he was confirmed as runner-up when unable to avoid the crashed cars of Jérome Policand of Jordi Gené.

Formula 1 with Lotus and Minardi

He was already a GP driver by that time – Lamy having driven the injured Alex Zanardi’s Lotus 107B-Ford for the final four races of 1993. He remained with the now Mugen-powered team for 1994 but he was seriously injured when testing at Silverstone. Fractures to wrist and knees ruled him out for the rest of the season.

It was another year before Lamy returned to racing as replacement for Minardi’s Pierluigi Martini from the 1995 Hungarian GP. The season culminating in a sixth place finish in the Australian GP – the only championship point of his career after a race of attrition and accidents. He remained with Minardi for 1996 in what was his first and only full F1 season. He had started 32 GPs but that period of his career was over.

Endurance racing success

He raced in the 1997 FIA GT Championship instead and also finished fifth overall at Le Mans with a Schübel Engineering Porsche 911 GT1. A move to ORECA’s Chrysler Viper in 1998 was rewarded with eight class wins and the GT2 title with co-driver Olivier Beretta.

He was a member of the ill-fated Mercedes-Benz team for the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours – withdrawn on safety grounds after its CLR literally flew when following other cars.

Alongside experience in the DTM, American Le Mans Series, Germany’s V8 Star series (2003 champion for Zakspeed) and regular victories in the Nürburgring 24 Hours that decade, Lamy has starred in the Le Mans Series. He won a clutch of championship titles but outright success in the Le Mans 24 hours has eluded Lamy so far.

Le Mans frustration with Peugeot

GTS champion in 2004 and 2006 GT1 LMS class winner with Larbre Compétiton, he raced Peugeot’s LMP1 diesels from 2007 until their 2011 withdrawal. He lifted the LMS crown with Stéphane Sarrazin in 2007 and has gone close in the 24-hour race itself. On pole position for the 2007, 2008 and 2010 events, he finished second in 2007 and 2011.

Left without an LMP1 drive for 2012, Lamy started four rounds of the new World Endurance Championship sharing Larbre’s Chevrolet Corvette C6.R with Julien Canal and Patrick Bornhauser. Sidelined by a gearbox problem in the Sebring 12 Hours, they won the GTE Am class at Le Mans, Fuji and Shanghai.

World Champion with Aston Martin

Having switched to a works Aston Martin Vantage in 2013, Lamy finished as GTE-Am class runner-up up in the following year's World Endurance Championship with co-drivers Christoffer Nygaard and Paul dalla Lana. Third in class for the next two seasons, Lamy and dalla Lana were joined by Mathias Lauda for the 2017 World Endurance Championship. Still driving the Aston Martin Vantage in its last season, they won GTE-Am on four occasions (Silverstone, Austin, Shanghai and Bahrain) to claim the class title.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
2018/2019 World Endurance Championship
Aston Martin Racing
8 0 0 0 0
2017 World Endurance Championship
Aston Martin Racing
9 0 0 0 0
2016 World Endurance Championship
Aston Martin Racing
9 0 0 0 0
2015 World Endurance Championship
Aston Martin Racing
8 0 0 0 0
2014 World Endurance Championship
Aston Martin Racing
8 0 0 0 0
2013 World Endurance Championship
Aston Martin Racing
8 0 0 0 0
2012 World Endurance Championship
Larbre Competition
4 (1) 0 0 0 67th 2.5
2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
Team Peugeot Total
1 0 1 0 0
2010 Le Mans Series
Team Peugeot Total
1 0 1 1 21st 18
2010 American Le Mans Series
Team Peugeot Total
1 0 1 1 0
2009 FIA GT Championship 33rd 3
2008 Le Mans Series
Team Peugeot Total
2 1 2 2 7th 21
2008 FIA GT Championship 40th 1
2007 Le Mans Endurance Series
Team Peugeot Total
3 0 3 3 1st 40
2007 FIA GT Championship 20th 14
2005 FIA GT Championship
Larbre Competition
Aston Martin Racing
4 0 4 4 8th 60
2003 German V8-Star Silhouette Championship 1st -
2001 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Team Rosberg
2 0 0 0
0% win rate
17th 12
2000 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Team Rosberg
14 (4) 0 0 0
0% win rate
13th 39
1997 FIA GT Championship 33rd 1
1996 F1 World Championship
Minardi Team
16 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1995 F1 World Championship
Minardi Scuderia Italia
8 0 0 0
0% win rate
17th 1
1994 F1 World Championship
Team Lotus
4 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1993 F1 World Championship
Team Lotus
4 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1993 FIA International F3000 Championship
Crypton Engineering
8 (1) 2 4 1
13% win rate
2nd 31
1992 German F3 Championship 1st -
1991 GM-Lotus Euroseries 1st -