Adrien Tambay

Adrien Tambay ( born February 25, 1991, Paris ) is a French racing driver. He joined in 2010 and 2011 in the Auto GP. Since 2012 he starts in the DTM.

His father is the former Formula 1 driver Patrick Tambay.


Tambay, who drove at the age of five years for the first time karting, his motor racing career began in 2001 in karting, where he was active until 2006. In 2007 he moved to Formula racing and went to the German Formula BMW at the start. With two wins, he finished the season as the best rookie fourth overall with a narrow margin over his team -mate Marco Wittmann. In 2008, he launched into the European Formula BMW, which was formed through the merger of the German and the British Formula BMW. Tambay won again two races and finished the season in third place in the drivers' standings behind champion Esteban Gutiérrez and Wittmann, who was no longer his teammate this season. In the two seasons he took on some additional races in the American Formula BMW and won in 2008, as a guest, also a race in this series.

2009 Tambay moved to ART Grand Prix in the Formula 3 Euro Series. Unlike his teammates, he scored no points and finished at the end of the season 21 overall. He also completed a guest stint in the British Formula 3 Championship. Made the headlines Tambay as he possibly sustain a head injury in an accident at Spa-Francorchamps. Here, the accident did not happen in a race car, but in private matches in the pits, in which he crashed unhappy. Tambay suffered a severe concussion and had to miss several races.

In 2010 he moved to Charouz - Gravity Racing in the Auto GP. In the third race in Imola Tambay won his first race in this series. 27 years before his father Patrick Tambay scored a Formula 1 victory for Ferrari at this track. At the end of the season, he finished behind his team colleague Jan Charouz, the Fourth had become the sixth overall. He also participated in two race weekends of the GP3 Series for Manor Racing. With a win, he finished 20th in the drivers' standings. 2011 Tambay denied his second Auto GP season. After he had gone to the first three race weekends for DAMS at the start he moved to the fifth race weekend at Campos Racing. With a win, he finished the championship in fourth place overall. He also raced in the Formula Renault 3.5. He completed a per race weekend for Pons Racing and International Draco Racing. In addition, Tambay made ​​off of formula racing experience in GT racing and went to two races of the FIA GT3 European Championship.

2012 left Tambay formula racing and moved to the DTM. He received a Audi A5 DTM at Abt Sportsline. After he had scored with a fifth place in Zandvoort his first points placement in the DTM, followed two races later in Valencia with a second place finish his first DTM podium. At the end of the season he was in tenth place in the driver standings. In addition, he participated in a round of the Blancpain Endurance Series and two races of the French GT Championship in part. 2013 remained Tambay at Abt in the DTM. After he had remained in the first half of the season with no points, he scored a fourth place on the Moscow Raceway. At the end of the season, he finished 14th overall.


Career stations

  • 2001-2006: Karting
  • 2007: German Formula BMW (4th place )
  • 2007: American Formula BMW ( 17th)
  • 2008: European Formula BMW ( 3rd place)
  • 2009: Formula 3 Euro Series (No. 21)
  • 2010: Auto GP ( 6th place)
  • 2010: GP3 Series ( No. 20 )
  • 2011: Auto GP (4th place )
  • 2011: Formula Renault 3.5 ( rank 27 )
  • 2011: FIA GT3 European Championship ( 48th place )
  • 2012: DTM ( 10th place )
  • 2012: Blancpain Endurance Series, GT3 Pro-Am
  • 2012: French GT Championship
  • 2013: DTM ( 14th place )

Individual results in the GP3 Series

Individual results in the DTM