Formula One drivers from Colombia

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Formula One drivers from Colombia
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Drivers3
Grands Prix125
Entries125
Starts115
Highest season finish3rd (2002, 2003)
Wins7
Podiums30
Pole positions13
Fastest laps12
Points307
First entry1981 Brazilian Grand Prix
First win2001 Italian Grand Prix
Latest win2005 Brazilian Grand Prix
Latest entry2006 United States Grand Prix
2019 driversNone

There have been a total of 3 Formula One drivers from Colombia.[1][2]

Former drivers[edit]

Montoya driving for Williams at the 2004 Belgian Grand Prix.

Ricardo Londoño is listed as the first Colombian racer in Formula One. He was entered by Ensign for the 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix, however was denied the license that would have enabled him to compete.[3][4]

A year later, Roberto Guerrero was snapped up by Ensign.[5] He only finished two races out of the 15 he entered that season.[6] For 1983 the team was merged with Theodore Racing, however this did not bring a change in fortunes and he was forced out of the sport when Theodore ran out of money before the final race of the season.[5][6][7]

Juan Pablo Montoya is the most successful Colombian driver to race in F1.[1] In a career spanning five and a half seasons he won 7 Grands Prix for Williams and McLaren, including the 2003 Monaco Grand Prix, finished on the podium 30 times and finished 3rd in the championship twice, in 2002 and 2003.[8][9] Having won the Indianapolis 500 twice, he is one of two active drivers one race win away from completing the Triple Crown of Motorsport.[10]

Timeline[edit]

Former drivers
Ricardo Londoño 1981
Roberto Guerrero 19821983
Juan Pablo Montoya 20012006
Source: [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colombia - Drivers". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Colombia - Grands Prix started". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  3. ^ Doodson, Mike. "On a driver whose career went wrong". grandprix.com (23 July 2009). Inside F1, Inc. Retrieved 20 March 2017.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Ricardo LONDONO - Grands Prix not started". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Roberto GUERRERO - Seasons". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Roberto GUERRERO - Involvement". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Theodore". StatsF1.com (in French). Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Juan-Pablo MONTOYA". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Juan-Pablo MONTOYA - Wins". StatsF1.com. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Triple Crown of Motorsports: Can Juan Pablo Montoya make history?". latinamericanpost.com. Retrieved 19 February 2019.