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Alexandre Imperatori
File:Alexandre Imperatori.png
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Switzerland.png Swiss
Date of Birth 19 April 1987
Date of Death
Experience FIA World Endurance Championship
Formula E Career
Tests 1
Début Flag of Morocco.png 2018 Rookie Test
Teams Flag of the United Kingdom.png NIO Formula E Team

Alexandre Imperatori (born 19 April 1987 in Châtel-Saint-Denis, Fribourg, Switzerland) is a Swiss racing driver, who served as a test driver for the NIO Formula E Team during the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] A veteran of the World Endurance Championship, Imperatori was given his first and only taste of an FE car at the 2018 Rookie Test, using the two cars prepared for NIO's lead driver Oliver Turvey.[1]

Background

Imperatori began his career in karting, competing in various European based series before graduating to car racing in 2004.[2] That season saw Imperatori move to China to compete in the Formula Renault Asian Challenge, finishing with a single victory, before sweeping to the title in 2006.[2] In 2007 the Swiss racer would finish as runner-up while defending his FR Asian Challenge title, before moving to Japan to compete in Japanese Formula 3 Championship.[2]

The Japanese Way: 2008 - 2012

Entering the National class of Japanese F3, Imperatori would secure the runner-up spot in his rookie season, before finishing third the following season.[2] In 2010 he moved into the full Championship, finishing fifth, before ending the season with his debut in the Macau Grand Prix.[2] The 2011 season saw the Swiss racer move into Formula Nippon, alongside a campaign in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and Super GT.[2]

Imperatori finished twelfth in his rookie Formula Nippon campaign, although found more success in the Carrera Cup Asia, finishing third with eight victories.[2] Imperatori duly focused on GT racing the following season, and would storm to the Carrera Cup Asia title with seven wins, as well as a handful of outings in Super GT.[2]

World Awaiting: 2013 - 2016

Imperatori returned to the European motorsport theatre in 2013, taking a seat with KCMG at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class.[2] In 2014 the Swiss racer joined KCMG for a near-full LMP2 campaign in the World Endurance Championship, claiming two class victories, before being poached by Rebellion Racing for the 2015 season in the LMP1 class.[2] Partnering Daniel Abt and Dominik Kraihamer, Imperatori would spend two seasons with Rebellion, but would only claim two podium finishes due to the dominance of Audi, Toyota and Porsche in the category.[2]

GT3 Pro: 2017 - Present

From the 2017 season onward Imperatori focused entirely on GT racing, primarily competing in GT3 spec machinary across Asia and Europe.[2] His best achievement would be finishing as runner-up in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia Series in 2019 in the Pro-Am class, while also getting run-outs in the 24H Dubai and Nürburgring 24 Hours in every season between 2017 and 2021.[2]

Formula E History

Imperatori was signed alongside Harry Tincknell to complete the 2018 Rookie Test by the NIO Formula E Team, the only in-season test staged during the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] The Swiss racer would, however, battle some un-reliability with the NextEV NIO 003 during the test, sitting out the majority of the morning session.[3] The afternoon session saw Imperatori complete some more serious running, completing 34 laps and outpacing Tincknell by over a second.[3]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Alexandre Imperatori's career in Formula E in statistical form:

Alexandre Imperatori's Formula E Test Record
Year Entrant No. Car Role
2017/18 Flag of the United Kingdom.png NIO Formula E Team[1] 16 NextEV NIO 003 Test Driver

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Luke Smith, 'NIO Enters Tincknell, Imperatori for Rookie Test, e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media LLC, 03/01/2018), http://e-racing365.com/formula-e/nio-enters-tincknell-imperatori-to-rookie-test/, (Accessed 03/01/2018)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 'Alexandre Imperatori', driverdb.com, (DriverDB AB, 2021), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/alexandre-imperatori/, (Accessed 21/12/2021)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scott Mitchell, 'Audi's Muller sets lap record in Formula E rookie test', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 14/01/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/audi-muller-tops-formula-e-rookie-test-with-new-lap-record-995760/, (Accessed 15/01/2018)
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