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Andrea Calderelli
File:Andrea Calderelli.png
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Italy.png Italian
Date of Birth 14 February 1990
Date of Death
Experience Super GT
Super Formula
Formula E Career
Tests 1
Début Flag of Morocco.png 2018 Rookie Test
Teams Flag of the United States.png Dragon Racing

Andrea Caldarelli (born 14 February 1990 in Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy) is an Italian racing driver who served as a test driver for Dragon Racing during the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] A veteran of the Japanese based Super GT Series, Caldaerlli would make one FE appearance at the 2018 Rookie Test, before a career shift to running in GT3 based machinery.[2]

Background

Caldarelli began his career in karting, before moving into racing cars at the age of fifteen, entering Formula Azzura.[2] Finishing fourth, with appearances in the Formula Gloria Italy and Formula Renault Italy Winter Series, Caldarelli would move into the full FR Italy series in 2006, with other appearances in the FR Asian Callenge and FR Eurocup.[2] In 2007 Caldarelli would secure seats in FR Italy and FR Eurocup, although would not find major success as he finished mid-table in the latter.[2]

A Formula Hope: 2008 - 2011

2008 proved to be something of a breakout year for Caldarelli, as the Italian youth claimed third in both the FR Eurocup and FR 2.0 WEC series, earning him a post-season test with Toyota in a Formula One car.[2] In 2009 Caldarelli moved into the Formula 3 Euro Series, finishing down in fourteenth, before stepping back down to the Italian F3 Championship for 2010.[2] Finishing third, Caldarelli would move into the Formula Nippon series in Japan for 2011, finishing with zero points, alongside appearances in the GP3 Series and the GP2 Asia Series.[2]

Japanese Future and European Returns: 2012 - 2021

Caldarelli switched his attentions to the Japanese motorsport scene from 2012 onward, securing a seat in Super GT with the factory Lexus team.[2] Over the next six seasons, Caldarelli would finish as runner-up twice in Super GT in 2014 and 2016, while also completing one more full season in Super Formula in 2015.[2] In 2017 Caldarelli would make his return to the European scene with two appearances in the GT World Challenge Europe, making two appearances for Grasser Racing.[2]

2018 saw Caldarelli move back to the European theatre full time in the GTWCE as a pseudo-factory Lamborghini driver, completing two full seasons which ended with the GTWCE title in 2019 alongside Marco Mapelli.[2] 2020 saw Caldarelli bounce between various series, including the British GT Championship and the VLN, while also making appearances in the GTWCE.[2] For 2021 Caldarelli moved into the GT World Challenge America and duly won the title at the first attempt.[2]

Formula E History

Caldarelli was called up by Dragon Racing to test for them during the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship when the series opted to hold a test for Rookie drivers.[1] Partnering Maximilian Günther, Caldarelli would cause an early red flag by crashing at turn three at the Circuit Moulay El Hassan, before returning to the circuit in the secondary Penske EV-2 for the rest of the day.[3] By the end of the day Caldarelli had set the eleventh fastest time, seven tenths slower than Günther.[3]

Full Formula E Record

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

Andrea Caldarelli's Formula E Test Record
Year Entrant No. Car Role
2017/18 Flag of the United States.png Dragon Racing[1] 7 Penske EV-2 Test Driver

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sam Smith, 'Caldarelli Set for Rookie Test in Marrakesh', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media LLC, 20/12/2017), http://e-racing365.com/formula-e/caldarelli-set-for-rookie-test-in-marrakesh/, (Accessed 21/12/2017)
  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 'Andrea Caldarelli', driverdb.com, (DriverDB AB, 2021), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/andrea-caldarelli/, (Accessed 25/12/2021)
  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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