Bruno Junqueira

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Bruno Junqueira
Bruno Junqueira 2009 Indy 500 Pole Day.JPG
Bruno Junqueira at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2009.
Nationality Brazil Brazilian
Born (1976-11-04) November 4, 1976 (age 37)
Belo Horizonte
2014 IRL IndyCar Series
Debut season 2001
Current team FAZZT Race Team
Car no. 33
Former teams Dale Coyne Racing
Chip Ganassi Racing
Newman/Haas Racing
Starts 23
Wins 0
Poles 1
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 20th in 2008
Bruno Junqueira
CART/Champ Car World Series
Years active 2001-2007
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing
Newman/Haas Racing
Dale Coyne Racing
Starts 101
Wins 8
Poles 9
Best finish 2nd in 2002, 2003, 2004
Previous series
1998-2000
1995-1997
International Formula 3000
Formula Three Sudamericana
Championship titles
2000
1997
International Formula 3000
Formula Three Sudamericana
2007 Champ Car
Junqueira in 2007.

Bruno Junqueira (born November 4, 1976 in Belo Horizonte) is a Brazilian race car driver that most recently competed in the IRL IndyCar Series. He is a former Formula 3000 champion and three-time runner-up in the Champ Car World Series.

Racing career

Early career

Junqueira started racing karts in Brazil and dominated Formula Three Sudamericana before moving to Formula 3000. He tested for the Williams Formula One team for many years, and came close to landing a race drive in 2000, losing out to Jenson Button. He rebounded from this setback, winning that year's International Formula 3000 Championship.

Champ Car

In 2001 Junqueira joined the CART Championship Car series driving for Chip Ganassi Racing where he had immediate success, capturing a win in his 14th race and finished second in points with two wins the following year. In 2003 Ganassi left to the rival Indy Racing League and Junqueira joined Newman/Haas Racing, the top team remaining in what was now the Champ Car World Series. He captured series runner up honors in both 2003 and 2004, capturing two wins in each of those seasons. He also drove in the Indianapolis 500 four times for both Ganassi and Newman/Haas in one-off appearances. In 2002, he qualified for the pole position, and he twice finished 5th in the race.

In 2005, Junqueira was injured in an accident in the Indianapolis 500, while lapping A.J. Foyt IV. Due to his injuries, he missed the remainder of the 2005 Champ Car season. Junqueira was the Champ Car points leader at the time, having won the second race of the year in Monterrey, Mexico. Veteran Oriol Servia took his place and finished runner-up in the standings.

In 2006 he returned to the cockpit at Newman/Haas but for the first time in his career he did not win a race and only finished fifth in the championship while his teammate Sébastien Bourdais won his third straight title. He was replaced in the second Newman/Haas car in 2007 by rookie Graham Rahal and Junqueira signed to drive for Dale Coyne Racing as teammate to the inexperienced Katherine Legge. Junquiera finished seventh in the championship including three consecutive podium finishes late in the season.

IndyCar Series

Prior to the 2008 Indycar Series Season, Champ Car unified with the rival Indy Racing League. Junqueira drove the #18 car for the Coyne team's first season in the new series, alongside Brazilian rookie countryman Mario Moraes. His Indianapolis 500 was ruined by a mirror falling off, causing him to lose three laps during repairs. His season was not a great success, as he finished 20th overall with only two top ten finishes, both on road courses.

He was out of a drive for 2009. He made a deal with Conquest Racing for the Indianapolis 500 and qualified the car on Bump Day, but was asked to withdraw for the team's regular driver Alex Tagliani, who had failed to qualify his car due to a technical failure.

In 2011, driving for A.J. Foyt, he qualified his car for the 500 in nineteenth position, only to once again have to give up his chance to drive in the actual race. Foyt sold the unsponsored car's entry to Andretti Autosport, whose driver Ryan Hunter-Reay had been the final car bumped from the field.1 In 2012, he entered in for an injured Josef Newgarden at the first Grand Prix of Baltimore.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
1997 Formula Three Sudamericana PropCar Racing  ?  ? 7  ? 1st
1998 Intl. Formula 3000 Draco Racing 12 0 0 3 14th
1999 Intl. Formula 3000 Den Blå Avis 10 1 1 20 5
Petrobras Junior Team
Formula One Williams-Supertec Test driver
2000 Intl. Formula 3000 Petrobras Junior Team 10 2 4 48 1st
2001 CART World Series Ganassi 20 1 1 68 16th
Indy Racing League 1 0 0 30 37th
2002 CART World Series Ganassi 19 4 2 164 2nd
Indy Racing League 1 1 0 1 51st
2003 CART World Series Newman/Haas 18 2 2 199 2nd
2004 Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas 14 1 2 341 2nd
IndyCar Series 1 0 0 30 28th
2005 Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas 2 0 1 59 19th
IndyCar Series 1 0 0 10 36th
2006 Champ Car World Series Newman/Haas 14 1 0 219 5th
2006–07 A1 Grand Prix Brazil 6 0 0 9* 18th*
2007 Champ Car World Series Dale Coyne 14 0 0 233 7th
2007–08 A1 Grand Prix Brazil 4 0 0 44* 11th*
2008 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne 17 0 0 256 20th
2010 IndyCar Series FAZZT Race Team 1 0 0 13 39th

* Includes points scored by other Team Brazil drivers.

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(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
1998 Draco Engineering OSC
Ret
IMO
16
CAT
16
SIL
9
MON
Ret
PAU
Ret
A1R
6
HOC
5
HUN
Ret
SPA
Ret
PER
18
NÜR
Ret
18th 3
1999 Den Blå Avis
Petrobras Junior Team
IMO
Ret
MON
6
CAT
4
MAG
Ret
SIL
2
A1R
DNQ
HOC
1
HUN
15
SPA
Ret
NÜR
16
5th 20
2000 Petrobras Junior Team IMO
2
SIL
5
CAT
1
NÜR
1
MON
1
MAG
13
A1R
7
HOC
Ret
HUN
1
SPA
9
1st 48

American open–wheel racing results

(key)

CART/Champ Car Series

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
2001 Chip Ganassi Racing Lola B01/00 Toyota RV8F MTY
Ret
LBH
9
TXS
NH
NZR
7
MOT
Ret
MIL
4
DET
Ret
POR
Ret
CLE
Ret
TOR
13
MIS
9
CHI
17
MDO
13
ROA
1
VAN
12
LAU
11
ROC
Ret
HOU
Ret
LS
7
SRF
Ret
FON
4
16th 68
2002 Chip Ganassi Racing Lola B02/00 Toyota RV8F MTY
11
LBH
17
MOT
1
MIL
10
LS
4
POR
2
CHI
2
TOR
14
CLE
13
VAN
9
MDO
4
ROA
3
MTL
13
DEN
1
ROC
5
MIA
5
SRF
14
FON
9
MXC
3
2nd 164
2003 Newman/Haas Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE STP
3
MTY
5
LBH
3
BRH
2
LAU
4
MIL
17
LS
2
POR
4
CLE
3
TOR
3
VAN
2
ROA
1
MDO
13
MTL
13
DEN
1
MIA
9
MXC
7
SRF
15
FON
NH
2nd 199
2004 Newman/Haas Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE LBH
2
MTY
2
MIL
6
POR
2
CLE
2
TOR
18
VAN
4
ROA
15
DEN
3
MTL
1
LS
2
LSV
2
SRF
1
MXC
2
2nd 341^
2005 Newman/Haas Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE LBH
3
MTY
1
MIL
Inj
POR
Inj
CLE
Inj
TOR
Inj
EDM
Inj
SJO
Inj
DEN
Inj
MTL
Inj
LSV
Inj
SRF
Inj
MXC
Inj
19th 59
2006 Newman/Haas Racing Lola B02/00 Ford XFE LBH
15
HOU
10
MTY
10
MIL
15
POR
4
CLE
2
TOR
8
EDM
15
SJO
17
DEN
2
MTL
12
ROA
2
SRF
6
MXC
4
5th 219
2007 Dale Coyne Racing Panoz DP01 Cosworth XFE LSV
7
LBH
6
HOU
7
POR
13
CLE
Ret
MTL
Ret
TOR
5
EDM
7
SJO
7
ROA
9
ZOL
2
ASN
3
SRF
3
MXC
7
7th 233
^ New points system implemented in 2004.

IndyCar Series

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2001 Chip Ganassi Racing G-Force Oldsmobile PHX HMS ATL INDY
5
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY STL CHI TX2 37th 30
2002 Chip Ganassi Racing G-Force Chevrolet HMS PHX FON NZR INDY
31
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MIS KTY STL CHI TX2 51st 1
2004 Newman/Haas Racing G-Force Honda HMS PHX MOT INDY
5
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR NZR CHI FON TX2 28th 30
2005 Newman/Haas Racing Panoz Honda HMS PHX STP MOT INDY
30
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR SNM CHI WGL FON 36th 10
2008 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara Honda HMS
23
STP
24
MOT1
DNP
KAN
15
INDY
20
MIL
18
TXS
15
IOW
DNS
RIR
23
WGL
6
NSH
15
MDO
13
EDM
14
KTY
14
SNM
17
DET
7
CHI
20
SRF2
15
20th 256
Panoz DP01 Cosworth XFE LBH1
12
2009 Conquest Racing Dallara Honda STP LBH KAN INDY
Rpl
MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL TOR EDM KTY MDO SNM CHI MOT HMS NC -
2010 FAZZT Race Team Dallara Honda SAO STP ALA LBH KAN INDY
32
TXS IOW WGL TOR EDM MDO SNM CHI KTY MOT HMS 39th 13
2011 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Dallara Honda STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
Rpl
TXS1 TXS2 MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO NHM SNM BAL MOT KTY LVS 46th 4
2012 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP ALA LBH SAO INDY DET TXS MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO SNM BAL
19
FON 35th 12
* 2012 Season in progress.
1 Races run on same day.
2 Non-points-paying, exhibition race.
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)
Top 10s
(Non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
7 5 23 1 0 0 4 0 0

Indianapolis 500

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2001 G-Force Oldsmobile 20 5 Chip Ganassi Racing
2002 G-Force Chevrolet 1 31 Chip Ganassi Racing
2004 G-Force Honda 4 5 Newman/Haas Racing
2005 Panoz Honda 12 30 Newman/Haas Racing
2008 Dallara Honda 15 20 Dale Coyne Racing
2009 Dallara Honda Replaced by A. Tagliani Conquest Racing
2010 Dallara Honda 25 32 FAZZT Race Team
2011 Dallara Honda Replaced by R. Hunter-Reay A.J. Foyt Enterprises

Complete American Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
2006 Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz GT2 Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8 P SEB
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
TEX MID LIM UTA POR AME MOS PET MON NC -
2011 Jaguar RSR GT Jaguar XKR GT2 Jaguar 5.0 L V8 D SEB
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
LNB
ovr:12
cls:6
LIM
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
MOS
ovr:29
cls:15
MID
ovr:21
cls:12
AME
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
BAL
ovr:DNS
cls:DNS
MON
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
PET
ovr:Ret
cls:Ret
26th 6
2012 RSR Racing PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 M SEB
ovr:51
cls:7
LNB
ovr:30
cls:7
MON
ovr:4
cls:2
LIM
ovr:27
cls:5
MOS
ovr:6
cls:1
MID
ovr:10
cls:4
AME
ovr:8
cls:4
BAL
ovr:10
cls:2
VIR
ovr:12
cls:4
PET 3rd* 98*
* Season in progress.

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

(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 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 Brazil NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CZE
SPR

CZE
FEA

BEI
SPR

BEI
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

RSA
SPR

17
RSA
FEA

7
MEX
SPR

Ret
MEX
FEA

13
SHA
SPR

SHA
FEA

GBR
SPR

12
GBR
SPR

Ret
18th 9
2007–08 NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CZE
SPR

CZE
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

ZHU
SPR

ZHU
FEA

NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

RSA
SPR

Ret
RSA
FEA

9
MEX
SPR

10
MEX
FEA

8
SHA
SPR

SHA
FEA

GBR
SPR

GBR
SPR

11th 44

Complete Stock Car Brasil results

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
2011 Bassani Racing Peugeot 408 CTB
INT
RBP
VEL
CGD
RIO
INT
SAL
SCZ
LON
BSB
14
VEL
22
30th 2
2012 Bassani Racing Peugeot 408 INT
CTB
VEL
RBP
LON
RIO
SAL
19
CAS
TAR
CTB
BSB
INT
34th 2
2014 Full Time Sports Chevrolet Sonic INT
1

Ret
SCZ
1

SCZ
2

BRA
1

BRA
2

GOI
1

GOI
2

INT
1

CAS
1

CAS
2

CUR
1

CUR
2

VEL
1

VEL
2

SAL
1

SAL
2

CUR
1

CUR
2

TAR
1

TAR
2

BRA
1

NC† 0†

† Ineligible for championship points.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gabriel Furlán
Formula Three Sudamericana Champion
1997
Succeeded by
Gabriel Furlán
Preceded by
Nick Heidfeld
International Formula 3000 Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Justin Wilson

External links

References

  1. ^ INDYCAR: Junqueira Out, Hunter-Reay In At Indy by Robin Miller, May 23, 2011 for SpeedTV.com







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