Paul-Loup Chatin (born 19 October 1991) is a professional racing driver from France who currently competes in the European Le Mans Series with IDEC Sport. He won the European Le Mans Series LMP2 class title in 2014 and 2019.

Career

Karting

Born in Dourdan, Chatin began his karting career in 2006 at the age of 14, progressing to the KF2 category by 2008.[1]

Formula Renault

Chatin made his début in single-seater in 2010, joining the F4 Eurocup 1.6 series. Chatin finished fourth in the championship, with two wins at Silverstone, behind his future Eurocup rivals Stoffel Vandoorne and Norman Nato.[2]

In 2011, he graduated to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, with the Tech 1 Racing team.[3] He finished ninth with a win on home soil at Le Castellet, and another podium finish, at Silverstone.[4][5] He also had a full-time campaign in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps with the same team, collecting three consecutive victories at the Hungaroring and Le Castellet, finally finishing third in the championship.[6]

For the 2012 season, Chatin remained in the Eurocup with Tech 1.[7] He improved to sixth in the championship, but failed to achieve a victory during the campaign. He defended his third position in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, losing the title fight to Daniil Kvyat and Nato.[8]

Sports car racing

In 2013, Chatin decided to switch to sports car racing, joining Team Endurance Challenge in the LMPC category of the European Le Mans Series.[9] He had just one full-time rival and clinched the series title after three wins at Imola, Spielberg and the Hungaroring.

For the 2014 season he moved to the LMP2 category, joining the Signatech Alpine squad. He was victorious at Spielberg and had another two podiums on his way to the championship title, with team-mates Nelson Panciatici and Oliver Webb. Chatin also contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he finished third in the LMP2 category.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2010 F4 Eurocup 1.6 Auto Sport Academy 14 2 2 2 4 103 4th
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Tech 1 Racing 14 1 1 0 2 75 9th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 14 3 2 3 9 326 3rd
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Tech 1 Racing 14 0 0 0 1 77 6th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 14 1 2 1 11 194 3rd
2013 Porsche Carrera Cup France Tsunami RT 10 1 0 0 1 91 9th
Porsche Carrera Cup Italia 2 1 1 0 2 32 9th
European Le Mans Series - LMPC Team Endurance Challenge 5 3 2 4 5 115 1st
2014 European Le Mans Series - LMP2 Signatech-Alpine 5 1 0 0 3 78 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
2015 Renault Sport Trophy Monlau Competicion 1 0 0 0 0 6 15th
Blancpain Endurance Series - GT3 Am Delahaye Racing 1 0 0 0 0 15 17th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Signatech-Alpine 8 1 1 0 2 86 4th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 18th
2016 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Panis-Barthez Compétition 4 0 0 0 0 14 26th
European Le Mans Series - LMP2 6 0 1 1 0 8 13th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2017 European Le Mans Series - LMP2 Panis-Barthez Compétition 2 0 0 0 0 2 24th
GT4 European Series Southern Cup - Pro-Am L'Espace Bienvenue 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2018 European Le Mans Series - LMP2 IDEC Sport 6 0 2 0 2 64 4th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 14th
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 IDEC Sport 2 0 1 0 0 0 NC
2019 European Le Mans Series - LMP2 IDEC Sport 6 1 1 0 4 125 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 IDEC Sport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2020 European Le Mans Series - LMP2 IDEC Sport 4 0 0 0 0 13 18th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
2021 IMSA Sportscar Championship - LMP2 Era Motorsport w/ IDEC Sport 2 1 0 0 1 0 NC
European Le Mans Series - LMP2 IDEC Sport 6 0 0 0 0 32 9th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Racing Team Nederland 1 0 0 0 1 15 19th
2022 European Le Mans Series - LMP2 IDEC Sport
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Richard Mille Racing Team
IMSA SportsCar Championship - LMP2 Era Motorsport

24 Hours of Daytona results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2021 United States Era Motorsport United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
United States Dwight Merriman
United Kingdom Kyle Tilley
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 787 6th 1st

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
2015 Signatech Alpine LMP2 Alpine A450b Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
Ret
SPA
5
LMS
Ret
NÜR
5
COA
5
FUJ
2
SHA
1
BHR
4
4th 86
2016 Panis-Barthez Compétition LMP2 Ligier JS P2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS
8
NÜR MEX COA 26th 14
Baxi DC Racing Alpine Alpine A460 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 FUJ
9
SHA
8
BHR
6
2021 Racing Team Nederland LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA ALG MNZ
3
BHR BHR 19th 15
IDEC Sport Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LMS
6

Complete European Le Mans Series results

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2013 Team Endurance Challenge LMPC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2L V8 SIL
2
IMO
1
RBR
1
HUN
1
LEC
2
1st 115
2014 Signatech Alpine LMP2 Alpine (Oreca 03) Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
5
IMO
3
RBR
1
LEC
2
EST
5
1st 78
2016 Panis Barthez Competition LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
9
IMO
7
RBR
7
LEC
10
SPA
7
EST
7
12th 27.5
2017 IDEC Sport Racing LMP2 Ligier JS P217 Gibson GK428 4.2 V8 SIL MNZ RBR LEC SPA
10
ALG
10
24th 2
2018 IDEC Sport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
7
MNZ
3
RBR
4
SIL
3
SPA
4‡
ALG
6
4th 64
2019 IDEC Sport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
2
MNZ
2
CAT
5
SIL
1
SPA
5
ALG
1
1st 105
2020 IDEC Sport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
Ret
SPA
7
LEC
7
MNZ ALG
10
18th 13
2021 IDEC Sport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 CAT
8
RBR
6
LEC
9
MNZ
9
SPA
6
ALG
7
9th 32
2022 IDEC Sport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
4
IMO
5
MNZ
1
CAT
SPA
ALG
2nd* 47*

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 France Signatech-Alpine United Kingdom Oliver Webb
France Nelson Panciatici
Alpine A450b-Nissan LMP2 355 7th 3rd
2015 France Signatech-Alpine France Nelson Panciatici
France Vincent Capillaire
Alpine A450b-Nissan LMP2 110 DNF DNF
2016 France Panis-Barthez Compétition France Fabien Barthez
France Timothé Buret
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 347 12th 8th
2018 France IDEC Sport France Paul Lafargue
Mexico Memo Rojas
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 312 DNF DNF
2019 France IDEC Sport France Paul Lafargue
Mexico Memo Rojas
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 364 10th 5th
2020 France IDEC Sport France Paul Lafargue
United Kingdom Richard Bradley
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 366 10th 6th
2021 France IDEC Sport France Paul Lafargue
France Patrick Pilet
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 359 11th 6th
2022 France IDEC Sport France Paul Lafargue
France Patrick Pilet
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 366 12th 8th

Awards & Nationale Team

Year Team Car Class Award
2014 France Signatech-Alpine Alpine A450b-Nissan LMP2 Prix Jean Rondeau
2013 Team Endurance Challenge Oreca ELMS-LMPC Revelation of the Year 2013
2010 Autosport Academy F4 F4 - 1.6L 1st Volant EuroFormula
2012 Tech1 Racing WSR 2.0L FFSA French Team
2011 Tech1 Racing WSR 2.0L FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

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

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pos. Points
2021 Era Motorsport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson Technology GK428 V8 DAY
1
SEB WGI WGI ELK LGA ATL
2022 Era Motorsport LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 V8 DAY
7
SEB
LGA
MDO
WGL
ELK
PET
-* 0*

References

  1. ^ "Biography". Paul-Loup Chatin. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ "F4 Eurocup 1.6 2010". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Tech 1 Racing Signs Paul-Loup Chatin". PaddockTalk. PaddockTalk LLC. 11 February 2011. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  4. ^ Allen, Peter (20 September 2011). "PaddockScout Weekend Roundup: 17–18 September". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 3 November 2014. Paul-Loup Chatin scored a home victory in the first race from pole position, his maiden win in the series.
  5. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 2011 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Paul-Loup Chatin and Matthieu Vaxivière, two Equipe de France drivers, join Tech 1 Racing". World Series by Renault. Renault Sport. 1 February 2012. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Team Endurance Challenge – Paul Loup Chatin and Gary Hirsch form the third driver line-up". European Le Mans Series. 21 March 2013. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2014.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by European Le Mans Series
LMP2 Champion

2014
With: Nelson Panciatici & Oliver Webb
Succeeded by
Preceded by European Le Mans Series
LMP2 Champion

2019
With: Memo Rojas
Succeeded by