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Pedro Lamy

Full name
Jose Pedro Mourao Nunes Lamy Vicoso
Born
20th March 1972 (Age 49) - Aldeia Galega, Alenquer
Nationality
Portuguese
Portuguese
Years in Database
28
Recent Race
Starts
145 (5)
Wins
13
Poles
6
Podiums
21

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. Their Aston Martin Vantage won GTE-Am on four occasions (Silverstone, Austin, Shanghai and Bahrain) as Lamy, Lauda and dalla Lana claimed the class title. Their only GTE-Am victory of the 2018/19 WEC “super season” came at the opening round at Spa-Francorchamps.

Championship Seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points Results

2019/20

World Endurance Championship

Aston Martin Racing

1

0

0

0

U

0

2018/19

World Endurance Championship

Aston Martin Racing

8

0

0

0

U

0

2017

World Endurance Championship

Aston Martin Racing

9

0

0

0

U

0

2016

World Endurance Championship

Aston Martin Racing

9

0

0

0

U

0

2015

World Endurance Championship

Aston Martin Racing

8

0

0

0

U

0

2014

World Endurance Championship

Aston Martin Racing

8

0

0

0

U

0

2013

World Endurance Championship

Aston Martin Racing

8

0

0

0

U

0

2012

World Endurance Championship

Larbre Competition

4

0

0

0

67

2

2011

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup

Team Peugeot Total

1

0

1

0

U

0

2010

Le Mans Series

Team Peugeot Total

1

1

1

1

21

18

2010

American Le Mans Series

Team Peugeot Total

1

0

1

1

U

0

2008

Le Mans Series

Team Peugeot Total

2

0

2

2

7

21

2007

Le Mans Endurance Series

Team Peugeot Total

3

0

3

3

1

40

2007

FIA GT Championship

Vitaphone Racing

1

0

1

0

20

14

2005

FIA GT Championship

Aston Martin Racing

Larbre Competition

10

0

6

4

8

60

2003

FIA GT Championship

Zakspeed

1

0

0

0

U

0

2001

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

Team Rosberg

2

0

0

0

17

12

2000

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

Team Rosberg

14 (4)

0

0

0

13

39

1998

FIA GT Championship

Viper Team ORECA

1

0

0

0

U

0

1997

FIA GT Championship

Schubel Motorsport

1

0

0

0

33

1

1996

F1 World Championship

Minardi Team

16

0

0

0

U

0

1995

F1 World Championship

Minardi Scuderia Italia

8

0

0

0

17

1

1994

F1 World Championship

Team Lotus

4

0

0

0

U

0

1993

FIA International F3000 Championship

Crypton Engineering

8 (1)

2

4

1 - 13% win rate

2

31

1993

F1 World Championship

Team Lotus

4

0

0

0

U

0

Non Championship Races

Title Date Circuit Laps Position

2010 Le Mans 24 Hours

12/06/2010

Le Mans

397

R

2009 Le Mans 24 Hours

13/06/2009

Le Mans

382

6

2008 Le Mans 24 Hours

14/06/2008

Le Mans

381

5

2007 Le Mans 24 Hours

16/06/2007

Le Mans

369

2

2006 Le Mans 24 Hours

17/06/2006

Le Mans

380

10

2005 Le Mans 24 Hours

18/06/2005

Le Mans

370

R

2002 Le Mans 24 Hours

15/06/2002

Le Mans

375

5

2001 Le Mans 24 Hours

16/06/2001

Le Mans

321

4

1999 Le Mans 24 Hours

12/06/1999

Le Mans

366

R

1998 Le Mans 24 Hours

06/06/1998

Le Mans

351

13

1997 Le Mans 24 Hours

14/06/1997

Le Mans

361

5

1992 F3 Masters

02/08/1992

Zandvoort

35

1

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