Stephane Sarrazin

Born:
2nd November 1974 (Age 44)
Barjac, Languedoc-Roussillon
Nationality:
French
Most recent race (in database):
Biography

Stéphane Sarrazin has proved himself to be an accomplished all-rounder – having competed in Formula 1, the World Rally Championship and at Le Mans. He has quite been able to win the famous old 24-race having finished second on four occasions so far.

Early racing career

His career started in single-seaters and he won the 1994 French Formula Renault Championship for La Filière in his second season. He graduated to Formula 3 in 1995 and three seasons in the category culminated with Sarrazin’s LD Autosport Dallara F396-Fiat finishing as runner-up behind Patrice Gay in the 1997 French F3 Championship.

He then won the opening round of the 1998 FIA Formula 3000 Championship at a wet Oschersleben and completed an impressive debut season for Gauloises Apomatox sixth in the standings. He remained with the Alain Prost-backed team for 1999 and improved to fourth in the points after winning again in Hungary.

Formula 1 with Minardi

That 1999 season also included an F1 appearance in the Brazilian GP for Minardi but a wild spin was the most memorable aspect of that one-off. However, his 2000 F3000 season with the McLaren-run MySap.com team proved to be a disappointment. He joined Prost Grand Prix as test driver in 2001 and impressed in a one-off return to F3000 for its junior team when third in Monaco.

Rallying and sports cars

He was Toyota’s test driver in 2002 although Sarrazin was now making his first inroads into rallying and sports cars. He made his WRC debut on the 2004 Rallye Deutschland with an Equipe de France FFSA Subaru Impreza WRC and finished fourth in Catalunya. Also that year’s French Rally Champion, Sarrazin was promoted to the works team for 2005 and again finished fourth on the Tour de Corse.

Peugeot returned to sports car racing in 2007 with the diesel 908 HDI FAP and Sarrazin was a mainstay of the operation. He won the Le Mans Series that first year with Pedro Lamy and was sole champion again in 2010 with an ORECA Peugeot.

Challenging for victory at Le Mans

Sarrazin's Peugeot started the Le Mans 24 Hours from pole position each year from 2007 to 2009 although victory eluded him on each occasion. Second in 2007 and 2009 and third in 2011, he switched to Toyota in 2012 and continued to be a nearly man at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Second once more in the following year's race and in 2016, co-driver Kazuki Nakajima qualified on pole position in 2014. He won the Bahrain Six Hours in 2013 and 2014 and scored his third victory in the series at Fuji in 2016.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
2018/2019 World Endurance Championship
SMP Racing
6 0 1 0 15
2017/2018 FIA Formula E Championship
MS&AD Andretti Formula E
4 0 0 0
0% win rate
22nd 0
2017 World Endurance Championship
Toyota Gazoo Racing
3 1 1 0 17th 26
2016/2017 FIA Formula E Championship
Venturi
Techeetah
12 0 2 0
0% win rate
10th 36
2016 World Endurance Championship
Toyota Gazoo Racing
9 0 6 1 3rd 145
2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship
Venturi
10 0 1 0
0% win rate
6th 70
2015 World Endurance Championship
Toyota Racing
8 0 1 0 6th 79
2014/2015 FIA Formula E Championship
Venturi
11 1 0 0
0% win rate
14th 22
2014 World Endurance Championship
Toyota Racing
8 2 5 1 5th 116
2013 World Endurance Championship
Toyota Racing
8 0 4 1 3rd 106.25
2012 World Endurance Championship
Starworks Motorsport
Toyota Racing
8 0 1 0 15th 37.5
2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
Peugeot Sport Total
1 0 1 0 0
2011 American Le Mans Series
Team Peugeot Total
1 0 1 1 0
2010 FIA GT1 World Championship 51st 2
2010 American Le Mans Series
Team Peugeot Total
1 0 1 1 0
2010 Le Mans Series
Team ORECA Matmut
1 0 1 1 1st 78
2010 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
Team Peugeot Total
1 1 1 1 0
2009 American Le Mans Series
Team Peugeot Total
1 0 1 1 0
2009 FIA GT Championship 26th 5
2008 FIA GT Championship
Vitaphone Racing Team
1 0 1 1 15th 20
2008 Le Mans Series
Team Peugeot Total
2 1 2 2 7th 21
2007 Le Mans Endurance Series
Team Peugeot Total
3 0 3 3 1st 40
2003 FIA Sportscar Championship
Pescarolo Sport
1 1 1 1 0
2003 Dallara Nissan V6 World Series
Racing Engineering
18 2 5 1
6% win rate
7th 110
2001 FIA International F3000 Championship
Prost Junior Team
1 0 1 0
0% win rate
14th 4
2000 FIA International F3000 Championship
MySAP.com Team
6 0 0 0
0% win rate
19th 3
1999 F1 World Championship
Fondmetal Minardi Ford
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
0
1999 FIA International F3000 Championship
Gauloises Formula
10 0 2 1
10% win rate
4th 22
1998 FIA International F3000 Championship
Gauloises Formula
12 1 2 1
9% win rate
6th 19
1994 French Formula Renault 2.0 Championship 1st -