Leonardo Cordeiro

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Leonardo Cordeiro
NationalityBrazil Brazilian
Born (1989-11-08) 8 November 1989 (age 32)
São José (Brazil)
GT Brasil career
Debut season2012
Current teamBMW Team Brasil
Car no.12
Starts4
Wins1
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Previous series
2010-11
2007–09
GP3 Series
Formula Three Sudamericana
Championship titles
2009Formula Three Sudamericana

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Leonardo Santos Cordeiro (born 8 November 1989 in São José dos Campos) is a Brazilian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Cordeiro made his karting debut in 2003, at the age of 13. In 2004 and 2005, Cordeiro became Champion of the Petrobrás Smile Cup. In 2006 and 2007, he was runner-up in the Brazilian championship.[1]

Formula Three[edit]

Cordeiro began his single seater career in 2007 in the Formula Three Sudamericana championship. Driving for Lecor Sports, Cordeiro finished seventeenth in the championship, taking one podium finish at Interlagos.[2]

Cordeiro remained in the series for 2008 but switched to Cesario Fórmula. He improved to fifth in the standings with one win at Piriápolis.[3]

For 2009, Cordeiro remained in the championship with Cesario Fórmula. He won ten of the eighteen races he competed, and became champion by 40 points ahead of compatriot Claudio Cantelli.[4]

GP3 Series[edit]

2010 saw Cordeiro move to the GP3 Series, competing for MW Arden, the team that is backed by Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber. He joined Michael Christensen and Miquel Monrás at the team.[5]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Three Sudamericana Lecor Sports 13 0 0 0 1 11 17th
2008 Formula Three Sudamericana Cesario Fórmula 18 1 5 5 8 74 4th
2009 Formula Three Sudamericana Cesario Fórmula 18 10 12 15 15 134 1st
2010 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 0 0 1 0 1 27th
2011 GP3 Series Carlin 16 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2012 GT Brasil GT4 Class BMW Team Brasil 4 1 0 0 2 46 3rd*

* Season still in progress.

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(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 DC Points
2010 MW Arden CAT
FEA
18
CAT
SPR
12
IST
FEA
18
IST
SPR
24
VAL
FEA
Ret
VAL
SPR
21
SIL
FEA
Ret
SIL
SPR
Ret
HOC
FEA
Ret
HOC
SPR
Ret
HUN
FEA
22
HUN
SPR
13
SPA
FEA
14
SPA
SPR
Ret
MNZ
FEA
Ret
MNZ
SPR

8
27th 0
2011 Carlin IST
FEA
Ret
IST
SPR
22
CAT
FEA
23
CAT
SPR
15
VAL
FEA
10
VAL
SPR
17
SIL
FEA
17
SIL
SPR
23
NÜR
FEA
17
NÜR
SPR
19
HUN
FEA
20
HUN
SPR
15
SPA
FEA
21
SPA
SPR
18
MNZ
FEA
13
MNZ
SPR
Ret
30th 0

* Season still in progress

References[edit]

  1. "Profile". leonardocordeiro.com. Leonardo Cordeiro. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  2. "2007 South American Formula 3 Championship". speedsport-magazine.com. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  3. "2008 South American Formula 3 Championship". speedsport-magazine.com. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  4. "2009 South American Formula 3 Championship". speedsport-magazine.com. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  5. "Cordeiro races for MW Arden in GP3". GP3 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 2010-03-02. Archived from the original on 10 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-02. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nelson Merlo
Formula 3 Sudamericana Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Bruno Andrade


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