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Luciano Burti

Team Jaguar
Date of Birth 05 March 1975
Nationality Brazillian
Car Number 19
Marital Status Single
Personal Profile  

Like Ayrton Senna, Luciano Burti began his career on the karting circuits of his native Sao Paulo. He won the 1994 South American Kart Championship before moving to England to further his career. Indeed, his raw speed soon brought him to the attention of the Stewart family, who eventually gave him a drive for the Stewart Racing British Formula 3 team.

His progress through Formula Vauxhall and British Formula 3 to Formula1 was rapid, and in January 2000 he took his place in history as the first driver to pilot a Jaguar Formula1 car when he took part in the R1's shakedown at Silverstone.

He has performed well in testing, as a test driver for both Stewart Grand Prix and Jaguar Racing, and this combined with his successful debut at the Austrian GP (when he deputised for Eddie Irvine) ensured he took Johnny Herbert's vacant seat in 2001.

He now has the opportunity to showcase his talent in the premier motor racing category in the world, although the fledgling Jaguar team had a disappointing debut year. Lead driver of the team, Eddie Irvine, is likely to be a tough but fair competitor, and he will be able to learn from the Ulsterman's experience in Formula1 racing. Burti's first Formula 1 race proper will be on March 4th in Australia.

Career Highlights
2001 First full-time Formula1 drive for Jaguar Racing. 
2000 Formula1 test driver for Jaguar Racing. Formula1 debut (deputising for Eddie Irvine) at the Austrian Grand Prix, where he finished 11th.

Competed in the British Formula 3 Championship with Stewart Racing, where he finished 2nd with five wins. Again he tested for the Stewart Formula1 team.


Competed in the British Formula 3 Championship with Stewart Racing, finishing 3rd with two wins. He also began regular testing of the Stewart Formula1 car. Shook down the 1999 car.


Formula Vauxhall champion with Stewart Racing.


Competed in Formula Vauxhall Junior with Martin Donnelly Racing, he came 3rd in championship with four wins. He entered the Formula Vauxhall Winter series with Paul Stewart Racing, and was crowned champion.


Sao Paulo Kart Champion and winner of the Brazil 24 Hours kart race.


4th in Sao Paulo Kart Championship. Crowned South American Karting Champion, Campeonato. Also crowned Aberto de Kart Champion and Pakalolo Kart Champion. Finished 5th in Pan American Kart Championship and 8th in the World Karting Championship.

1993 Finished 7th in Sao Paulo Kart Championship, and 3rd in the Summer Karting Championship of Campinas.
1992 Finished 5th in the Sao Paulo Kart Championship, and 3rd in Pakalolo Kart Championship. Young Driver Trophy Winner.

First kart race.

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