Fermín Vélez (April 3, 1959 – March 31, 2003) was a Spanish sports car racing driver, two-time winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring and two-time World Sportscar Championship Group C2 champion.

Vélez was a driver in the Indy Racing League, racing in the 19961997 seasons with six career starts, including two at the Indianapolis 500.[1] Born in Barcelona, Spain, Vélez died there of cancer.

Vélez is honoured by the 24H Series sportscar race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, where the race is called the Fermin Vélez Trophy.

Motorsports career results

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1986 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing Spain Emilio de Villota
South Africa George Fouché
Porsche 956 C Gr.C1 48 4th 4th
1987 United Kingdom Spice Engineering United Kingdom Gordon Spice
France
Spice SE86C - Ford Gr.C2 321 6th 1st
1989 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Spain Jesús Pareja
Belgium Hervé Regout
Spice SE88C - Ford Gr.C2 244 DNF DNF
1990 United Kingdom Spice Engineering United Kingdom Tim Harvey
United Kingdom Chris Hodgetts
Spice SE90C - Ford Gr.C1 308 18th 18th
1996 United States Rocketsports France Yvan Muller
United States Andy Evans
Ferrari 333 SP WSC 31 DNF DNF
1998 United States Doyle-Risi Racing Belgium Eric van de Poele
South Africa Wayne Taylor
Ferrari 333 SP WSC 332 12th 1st

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(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 DC Points
1988 JER
DNQ
VAL
13
PAU
DNQ
SIL
DNQ
MNZ
PER
14
BRH
DNQ
BIR
12
BUG
15
ZOL
DIJ
NC 0

American open wheel

(key)

IndyCar Series

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
1996 Team Scandia WDW PHX
19
INDY
21
22nd 60
1996–1997 Team Scandia NHM LVS WDW
9
PHX
14
INDY
10
TXS
25
PPIR CLT NH2 LV2 26th 82
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(non-win)
Top 10s
(non-podium)
Indianapolis 500
wins
Championships
2 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 0

Indy 500 results[2]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1996 Lola Ford-Cosworth 28 21 Scandia
1997 Dallara Oldsmobile 29 10 Scandia

References

  1. ^ "Indianapolis Motor Speedway". www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  2. ^ "Driver Stats". IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com. Retrieved 2016-07-30.