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Aleksandr Smolyar

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Aleksandr Smolyar
NationalityRussia Russian
Born (2001-07-19) 19 July 2001 (age 18)
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Formula Renault Eurocup career
Debut season2018
Current teamR-ace GP
Car no.3
Former teamsTech 1 Racing
Starts26
Wins2
Poles2
Fastest laps2
Best finish12th in 2018
Previous series
2018
2017
2017
Formula Renault NEC
F4 Spanish Championship
SMP F4 Championship

Aleksandr Smolyar (born 19 July 2001 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) is a Russian racing driver backed by SMP Racing.

Career[edit | edit source]

Karting[edit | edit source]

Born on the Russian island of Sakhalin, Smolyar began karting in the 2007 EASYKART class, at age of six.[1] In 2015, following his victory in the Russian Karting championship, Smolyar received backing from the SMP Racing program, competing in Europe the following year where he scored victory in the OK category of the WSK Night Edition.[2]

Lower formulae[edit | edit source]

In 2017, Smolyar graduated to single-seaters, competing with SMP's F4 outfits in the SMP and Spanish championships.[3][4] Despite not achieving victory in any of the SMP F4 races, two pole positions, eleven podiums and a string of consistent performances saw Smolyar finish third in the championship.[5] In the Spanish championship, Smolyar achieved eight wins and finished runner-up to Christian Lundgaard.[6][7]

Formula Renault[edit | edit source]

In 2018, Smolyar stepped up to the championship with Tech 1 Racing.[8] There he finished twelfth in the overall standings, with a highest placed finish of fourth in the second race at Monza.[9] The following season, Smolyar switched to team champions R-ace GP.[10] Currently, in 2019, he scored five podiums: three second places at Silverstone, Monaco, and Circuit Paul Ricard, and scored two victories at Monza, and Monaco. He losing only 13 points to leader and his teammate Victor Martins and just ahead of Oscar Piastri and Lorenzo Colombo.

Racing record[edit | edit source]

Career summary[edit | edit source]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2017 F4 Spanish Championship SMP Racing 20 8 5 3 13 294 2nd
SMP F4 Championship 21 0 2 3 11 217 3rd
2018 Formula Renault Eurocup Tech 1 Racing 20 0 0 0 0 57 12th
Formula Renault NEC 10 0 0 0 0 18 17th‡
2019 Formula Renault Eurocup R-ace GP 6 2 2 2 4 86 2nd*

Smolyar was ineligible for points from the third round onwards. * Season still in progress.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "SMP F4 NEZ Championship - Alexander Smolyar". Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  2. Suttill, Josh (April 11, 2019). "Scout Report: Alexander Smolyar". FormulaScout. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  3. "ALEXANDER SMOLYAR, RUSSIAN ROCKET". June 10, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  4. "F4 ESPAÑA REVELA SUS PILOTOS 2017! (Spanish F4 reveals its 2017 drivers!)". June 21, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  5. "COMPLETE SUCCESS FOR LUNDGAARD IN MOSCOW DAY 1". July 14, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  6. Wood, Elliot (September 24, 2017). "Alexander Smolyar takes Spanish F4 hat-trick at Jerez". FormulaScout. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  7. Waring, Bethonie (November 12, 2017). "Christian Lundgaard seals Spanish F4 title with victory in final race". FormulaScout. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  8. Moreno, Guillermo (February 14, 2018). "SMP RACING ANNOUNCES TWO DRIVERS FOR EUROCUP FR 2.0". FormulaRapida.net. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  9. "Tech 1 Racing back in the mix at Monza". April 24, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  10. Williams-Smith, Jake (February 11, 2019). "SMP's Alexander Smolyar switches to R-ace GP in Formula Renault Eurocup". FormulaScout. Retrieved April 13, 2019.

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