Matteo Cairoli (born 1 June 1996) is an Italian racing driver who currently competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship.[1]

Career

Junior formula

Cairoli began his single-seater racing career in 2012, competing in the Italian Formula Renault Championship. He would finish the season 13th in points after competing in the final four races, scoring one podium. After a 2013 season in which he competed in the German Formula Three Championship, Cairoli joined GSK Grand Prix for the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Series season.[2] However, he would only compete in the first round at Imola before leaving the team.

Sports cars

After competing in junior formula competition, Cairoli moved to sports cars in 2014, taking part in the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia with Antonelli Motorsport. It was a successful first season, as Cairoli took the series title by 70 points, winning six of the fourteen races.[3] As a result, he was invited to compete for the Porsche International Cup Scholarship, which he won, receiving €200,000 and Porsche Junior driver status for 2015.[3] As part of the 2015 Porsche Junior driver class, Cairoli was awarded a seat in the Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany for that season, signing with Project 1 Motorsport in both series.[4] At the end of 2016, following a second-placed points finish in the 2016 Porsche Supercup, Cairoli was further promoted in the Porsche system to "Young Professional" status.[5]

Cairoli competing for Team Project 1 at Silverstone in 2019

In 2017, Cairoli stepped up to compete for Dempsey-Proton Racing in the LMGTE Am class of the FIA World Endurance Championship.[6][7] The opportunity provided Cairoli with his first appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the team finished sixth in class.[8] In his first season with the team, the team finished second in the LMGTE Am class, winning twice at the Nürburgring and in Mexico City. Cairoli also competed with Dempsey-Proton in the European Le Mans Series for 2017,[9] scoring a class victory at Portimão as the team finished third in points. Ahead of the 2019–20 FIA World Endurance Championship, Cairoli returned to Team Project 1.

In February 2020, Cairoli signed with Dinamic Motorsport to compete in the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.[10] The following season, Cairoli featured as part of the Manthey Racing team that claimed overall victory at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, driving alongside Kévin Estre and Michael Christensen.[11]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Challenge Tricolore Formula Renault 2.0 Italia GSK Grand Prix 4 0 0 0 1 23 13th
2013 ATS Formel 3 Cup ADM Motorsport 26 0 0 0 2 112 7th
2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Italia Antonelli Motorsport 14 6 4 6 13 200 1st
Italian F4 Championship 5 0 0 0 2 33 13th
Porsche Supercup 2 0 0 1 0 0 NC
V de V Challenge Monoplace GSK Grand Prix 6 3 1 5 3 243.5 13th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 Porsche Supercup Market Leader by Project 1 10 0 1 0 2 83 7th
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Deutsche Post by Project 1 17 0 0 1 0 104 11th
Nürburgring Endurance Series - SP7 Manthey Racing 2 1 0 1 2 ? ?
24H Series - A6 Am Fach Auto Tech 1 0 0 0 0 ? ?
2016 Porsche Supercup Fach Auto Tech 10 4 4 2 6 151 2nd
European Le Mans Series - GTE Proton Competition 2 0 1 1 1 29 11th
ADAC GT Masters KÜS Team75 Bernhard 2 0 0 0 0 12 39th
Porsche Carrera Cup Italia Ebimotors 3 3 3 3 3 43 15th
Porsche Carrera Cup France 4 2 3 2 3 0 NC
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 4 0 2 0 1 0 NC
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship - GTE Am Dempsey-Proton Racing 9 2 1 1 6 168 2nd
European Le Mans Series - GTE 6 1 1 2 2 80 3rd
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD Manthey Racing 1 0 0 0 0 5 85th
24H Series - A6 1 0 0 0 1 28 ?
Nürburgring Endurance Series - SP9 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2018 European Le Mans Series - GTE Proton Competition 5 1 2 2 5 85.5 3rd
FIA World Endurance Championship - GTE Am 8 0 3 2 1 26 16th
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD Manthey Racing 1 0 0 0 0 11 71st
Nürburgring Endurance Series - SP9 KÜS Team75 Bernhard 1 0 0 0 0 2.75 ?
2019 European Le Mans Series - GTE Dempsey-Proton Racing 6 1 4 2 3 76 2nd
FIA World Endurance Championship - GTE Am Team Project 1 7 0 2 0 1 80 10th
ADAC GT Masters KÜS Team75 Bernhard 14 0 0 0 0 20 26th
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD Manthey Racing 1 0 0 0 0 17 62nd
2020 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Dinamic Motorsport 4 1 0 0 2 53 3rd
Intercontinental GT Challenge Absolute Racing 1 0 0 0 0 8 17th
Nürburgring Endurance Series Falken Motorsports 2 0 0 0 0 2.89 87th
2021 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Dinamic Motorsport 5 1 0 0 2 53 6th
Intercontinental GT Challenge 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
FIA World Endurance Championship - GTE Am Team Project 1 5 0 1 0 3 78 4th
2022 FIA World Endurance Championship - GTE Am Team Project 1
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD Pro WeatherTech Racing
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Dinamic Motorsport

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2017 Dempsey-Proton Racing LMGTE Am Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 SIL
3
SPA
2
LMS
3
NÜR
1
MEX
1
COA
4
FUJ
3
SHA
3
BHR
4
2nd 168
2018–19 Dempsey-Proton Racing LMGTE Am Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 SPA
6
LMS
Ret
SIL
8
FUJ
DSQ
SHA
3
SEB
7
SPA
9
LMS
Ret
16th 26
2019–20 Team Project 1 LMGTE Am Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 SIL
6
FUJ
7
SHA
5
BHR
9
COA
3
SPA
4
LMS
4
BHR 10th 80
2021 Team Project 1 LMGTE Am Porsche 911 RSR-19 Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 SPA
DNS
POR
2
MON LMS FUJ BHR 4th* 28*

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2017 Manthey Racing GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 DAY
26
SEB LBH COA DET WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET 84th 5
2018 Manthey Racing GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 DAY
20
SEB MDO DET WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET 64th 11
2019 Black Swan Racing GTD Porsche 911 GT3 R Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 DAY
14
SEB MDO DET WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET 62nd 17
2022 WeatherTech Racing GTP Porsche 911 GT3 R Porsche MA1.76/MDG.G 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
8
SEB
LBH
LGA
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
PET
-* 0*

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017 Germany Dempsey-Proton Racing Germany Marvin Dienst
Germany Christian Ried
Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 329 34th 6th
2018 Germany Dempsey-Proton Racing Italy Giorgio Roda
United Arab Emirates Khaled Al Qubaisi
Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 225 DNF DNF
2019 Germany Dempsey-Proton Racing Japan Satoshi Hoshino
Italy Giorgio Roda
Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 79 DNF DNF
2020 Germany Team Project 1 Norway Egidio Perfetti
Netherlands Larry ten Voorde
Porsche 911 RSR LMGTE Am 339 27th 4th
2021 Germany Team Project 1 Norway Egidio Perfetti
Italy Riccardo Pera
Porsche 911 RSR-19 LMGTE Am 84 DNF DNF
2022 Germany Team Project 1 Switzerland Nicolas Leutwiler
Denmark Mikkel O. Pedersen
Porsche 911 RSR-19 LMGTE Am 77 DNF DNF

References

  1. ^ "Matteo Cairoli - FIA World Endurance Championship". fiawec.com. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  2. ^ "GSK sign Matteo Cairoli for Alps campaign". formulascout.com. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Matteo Cairoli Wins the Porsche International Cup Scholarship". flatsixes.com. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Meet the 2015 Porsche Juniors". flatsixes.com. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Promotion for successful Porsche juniors". newsroom.porsche.com. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Cairoli Set for GTE-Am Effort With Dempsey Proton". sportscar365.com. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Cairoli & Dienst Score Dempsey Proton Drive". dailysportscar.com. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Porsche defeats LMP2 cars to win 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours". autosport.com. 18 June 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  9. ^ "Cairoli Embracing a "New and Different World" in WEC Debut". sportscar365.com. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Matteo Cairoli joins Dinamic Motorsport for full GT World Challenge Europe Program". planetporsche.org. 27 February 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  11. ^ Lloyd, Daniel (6 June 2021). "Manthey Porsche Wins Shortest-Ever Nürburgring 24". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 6 June 2021.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Enrico Fulgenzi
Porsche Carrera Cup Italy
Champion

2014
Succeeded by