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Tiago Monteiro Profile

By Phil Giles
February 3 2005

Narain Karthikeyan
Tiago Monteiro.

We have been very lucky to put together a driver line-up which gives us a really strong package in terms of youth, technical ability, speed and talent. - Trevor Carlin

Date of birth: July 24, 1976 Born:
Oporto, Portugal Resides: Oporto, Portugal Height:
1.74m Weight:
64 kg
Marital status:

Single Languages: Portuguese, French, English, Spanish, Italian

  • He raced in the Nissan Dallara World Series last season and finished second in the Championship, winning five races - he did a fantastic job. He is a super-professional and as a driver hes very good technically, we will see him work well with the team to get the best out of the car and improve it. Hes extremely fit and has a very good race pace, rarely makes mistakes and brings us a very technically competent, polished and consistent package. This is the chance for him to prove himself and make people notice him. Hes ready to make a big impression.
  • Race Career
  • 1997
    Porsche Carrera Cup (France), 5 wins, 5 poles, Champion (Group B), Rookie of the Year Porsche Super Cup, French Grand Prix round, 6th
  • 1998
    French F3 Championship, 12th overall, two 4th places, Rookie of the Year
  • 1999
    French F3 Championship, 6th overall, one win, one 2nd, two 3rd places 24 Hours of Le Mans, 16th overall, 6th in GT2 Class International Renault Finals, Estoril, win, fastest lap, pole position
  • 2000
    French F3 Championship, 2nd overall, 4 wins 2nd in Formula 3 European Championship, 1 win in Spa-Francorchamps British F3 race Korea Super Prix (F3), 2nd Macau GP (F3), 9th 2nd in the Formula 3 Pau GrandPrix Lamborghini Super Trophy, fastest lap, Magny Cours; pole, fastest lap, Laguna Seca
  • 2001
    French F3 Championship, 2nd overall, 6 pole positions, 4 wins, 4 podium finishes, French GT Championship, 4 pole positions, 2 class wins, 5 podium finishes Formula France, 2 wins Andros Trophy, one 4th place finish, one fastest lap
  • 2002
    FIA F3000 International Championship (Super Nova), 12th overall, 5 top-10 finishes F1 test with Renault F1 Team (Barcelona), Renault F1 Driver Development Scheme
  • 2003
    Champ Car World Series (Fittipaldi Dingman Racing), 1 pole (Mexico City), led in St. Petersburg and Mid-Ohio races 10 top-10 finishes
  • 2004
    Nissan World Series (Carlin Motorsport) 2nd in Championship 5 wins, 4 pole positions
  • 2005
    Rookie of the Year F1 (Minardi Cosworth) Vallelunga and Misano Test Driver Double Victory and Pole-Position, Record and fastest laps in the WSN in Zolder 2004 2005 FIA F1 World Championship (Jordan Grand Prix) Race Driver Total of 9 Victories in his Formula 3 career Tested a Formula 1 car in 2002 after only 5 years of racing. Got into the Formula 1 World championship after only 8 years of racing

Special Awards:

  • Sportsman of the year 2000 - Sports Foundation of Portugal Best Portuguese Driver of 2000 -
  • TURBO of the year - Award from Turbo magazine
  • FPAK Prestige Award - Portuguese Motorsport Federation in 2001
  • Driver of the year 2002 AUTOSPORT (Portugal)
  • Driver of the year 2004 AUTOSPORT (Portugal) Golden Helmet Trophee Winner
  • AUTO HOJE Magazine 2004 (Portugal)

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