Armando Parente (born 29 March 1989) is a Portuguese racing driver. He won the 2008 ADAC Formel Masters season. Currently, he races in the Portuguese Championship of Sport Prototypes, teaming with Francisco Abreu, driving a Tattus PY 012 of Team Nova Driver.

Career

At 9 years of age he began go-kart racing and performed well winning the Portugal Cup (2001, 2004 e 2006), the Portugal Open (2001 e 2002), the Portuguese Champion (2002 e 2004), and the Italian Open (2005).

In 2008 he moved to formulas and was crowned as Champion of the ADAC Formel Masters in Germany.[2] He was also a rookie driver in A1GP, testing in Sepang, Malaysia (2008) and Algarve, Portugal (2009).

In 2011 he returned to go-kart and won the Portugal Championship in X30 Shifter category. In 2012 he renewed his title of Portuguese Champion and he was also the winner of the Portugal Cup.

After not racing for a year, he won again in 2013 the Portugal Cup in X30 Shifter category.

In 2014 he debuted at the National Championship of Sport Prototypes and won in the C3 category, teaming with Rafael Lobato, driving a Radical SR3 from Parkalgar Racing Team. At the same time he participated in the Formula Acceleration 1 Championship (FA1) in Portimão, Navarra and Nurburgring.

In 2015 he won the National Sport Prototype Championship, this time in the main category, teaming with Francisco Abreu at the wheel of a Tattus PY 012 from Novadriver Team.

After a 3-year break, Armando Parente returned to the competition at the Portugal Touring Championship (TCR Series), in 2018, driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR from Novadriver Team, becoming vice champion.

Racing record

  • 1999 - 7º Portuguese Championship - Karting Cadet
  • 2000 - 3º Portuguese Championship - Karting Juvenile
  • 2001 - Winner of Portugal K Open - Karting Juvenile
  • 2001 - Vice Portuguese Champion - Karting Juvenile
  • 2001 - Winner of Portugal Cup - Karting Juvenile
  • 2002 - Winner of Portugal K Open - Karting Junior
  • 2002 - Portuguese Champion - Karting Junior
  • 2003 - 9º European Championship - Karting Junior
  • 2004 - Portuguese Champion - Karting ICA
  • 2004 - Winner of Portugal Cup - Karting ICA
  • 2005 - Winner of Italian Open - Karting ICA
  • 2006 - Portuguese Driver in World Championship - Karting ICC
  • 2006 - Winner of Portugal Cup - Karting ICC
  • 2007 - 4º Position in WSK - Karting KZ2
  • 2007 - 9º European Championship - Karting KZ1
  • 2007 - 14º Position in World Cup - Karting KZ2
  • 2008 - ADAC Formel Masters Champion - Germany
  • 2011 - Portuguese Champion - Karting X30 Shifter
  • 2012 - Portuguese Champion - Karting X30 Shifter
  • 2012 - Winner of Portugal Cup - Karting X30 Shifter
  • 2013 - Winner of Portugal Cup - Karting X30 Shifter
  • 2014 - Portuguese Champion of Sport Prototypes - C3 Category
  • 2015 - Portuguese Champion of Sport Prototypes - CN Category
  • 2018 - Vice Portuguese Champion of Touring Car - TCR Series

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
ADAC Formel Masters
Champion

2008
Succeeded by