Augusto dos Santos Júnior Farfus ( born September 3, 1983 in Curitiba ) is a Brazilian automobile racing driver. He won the 2001 overall standings of the Formula Renault 2000 Euro Cup and Euro 2003, the formula 3000th He was active from 2005 to 2010 in the World Touring Car Championship ( WTCC). His best overall finish was a third place (2006 and 2009). Since 2012 he start for Racing Bart Mampaey (RBM ) in a BMW in the DTM. His best overall placement he reached in 2013 with the second rank.
- 3.1 Career stations
- 3.2 Le Mans results
- 3.3 Individual results in the DTM
Farfus rose at the age of seven years with participation in the minibike Championnat of Motorsport Clubs of Paranaense, a district of Curitiba, in the Motorsport one. His debut season he finished with the league title. A year later, he discovered his interest in karting and denied in the cadet class of karting championship of the parana -enforcement clubs his first motorsport season on four wheels, which he graduated again with the title. This was the foundation for his future career in karting and in Formula Parilla. In the latter division Farfus in 1996 and 1997 champion. The following year brought him for the first time in North America, where he finished the North American karting championship in third place. In 1999 Farfus launched for the first time in Europe, the Italian Winter Cup Formula A Karting Championship. Again, he secured the championship title.
Formula Renault and Euro Formula 3000 (2000-2003)
In 2000, Farfus into formula racing and entered for Cram Competition in the Italian Formula Renault and Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup at. While his team-mate Felipe Massa was Farfus won the overall title in both series with a win tenth of the Italian Formula Renault and Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup in 21. In 2001 Farfus to RC Motorsport. In the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, he won four out of ten races and decided the championship with 160 points to 130 against Marc Benz for yourself. This Farfus had scored more than twice as many points as his teammate Robert Kubica and Mauro Massironi together. He also took part in four races in the Italian Formula Renault.
In 2002 Farfus to Draco Junior Team in the Euro Formula 3000th With a third place as best result he finished the season on top of the ninth. 2003 remained Farfus when Draco Junior Team. He chose four of nine races for themselves and secured the league title with 60 to 31 points ahead of Fabrizio del Monte. Team Intern he sat down significantly compared Sven Heidfeld, who scored four points through.
Touring Car Championship (2004-2010)
2004 moved to Farfus Autodelta Squadra Corse in the European Touring Car Championship ( ETCC ) and got a Alfa Romeo 156 Already in his third race, he scored his first with a third place podium placement in touring car racing. With six third and a second place he ended his first season in sixth place in the championship.
In 2005, the ETCC became the World Touring Car Championship ( WTCC). Farfus remained in his team, who called himself this season Alfa Romeo Racing Team. In the penultimate race of the season on the Guia Circuit macauischen he won his first WTCC race. With a total of three podium finishes, he finished fourth in the overall standings. 2006 Farfus won three races and finished the season as the best Alfa Romeo pilot in third place from.
2007 moved Farfus as factory driver for BMW and Schnitzer Motorsport has been allocated. His team-mate Jörg Müller was. Farfus won three races and was at the end of the season in fourth place overall. His fellow Andy Priaulx won the World Cup this year. He also took part in this year for the BMW Sauber Formula 1 test drives. 2008 Farfus to retract two victories. In the Drivers' Championship, he finished sixth. 2009 Farfus with six wins, the driver who had won the most races. To win the title but it was not enough, as he was defeated by 113 points the Seat pilots Gabriele Tarquini (127 points) and Yvan Muller (123 points). Farfus first time this season the best BMW driver. Müller counter he sat through every season.
2010 BMW reduced its factory -sided involvement in the WTCC. Farfus joined the Belgian team Racing Bart Mampaey where Priaulx his teammate was. While Priaulx won races, three second places were the best results of Farfus. He finished the season off on the seventh rank.
In addition Farfus was used in sports cars from BMW. He made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the Le Mans Series. He also went with Uwe Alzen, Pedro Lamy, Jörg Müller and an overall victory of the 24-hour Nürburgring race.
Once BMW had retired the end of 2010 the factory from the WTCC, Farfus took part in 2011 no complete race season. For BMW, he started at the 24 -hour race at Le Mans and the Nürburgring, as well as a total of three races in the Le Mans Series and the American Le Mans Series ( ALMS). He also participated in a meeting of the V8 Supercars for Holden.
DTM ( since 2012 )
For the 2012 season Farfus rose with a BMW in the DTM. As in his last season in the WTCC Farfus drove in the DTM along with Priaulx at Racing Bart Mampaey. In the second race at the Euro Speedway Lausitz Farfus achieved with a third place his first podium placement in the DTM. After Farfus had made at other points race, he won his first DTM race in Valencia. Overall Farfus scored in the season three podium finishes and two pole positions. He concluded his debut season as the best rookie from on the seventh place overall. 2013 Farfus remained in the DTM at Racing Bart Mampaey and he received with Joey Hand a new teammates. At the season opener at Hockenheim, he won, and thus took the lead in the drivers' standings. This he lost after the second race in which he did not finish the race, again. At Oschersleben his second win of the season followed. At the following race at Zandvoort Farfus won again. He secured an early second place in the drivers' championship behind Mike Rockenfeller, who won the overall title in this race.
Farfus is married and has one daughter.
- 2003: Euro Formula 3000 (Master)
- 2004: ETCC ( 6th place)
- 2005: WTCC (4th place )
- 2006: WTCC ( 3rd place)
- 2007: WTCC (4th place )
- 2008: WTCC ( 6th place)
- 2009: WTCC ( 3rd place)
- 2010: WTCC ( 7th place)
- 2010: Le Mans Series, LMGT2 ( 18th place)
- 2011: ALMS, GT (11th )
- 2011: Le Mans Series LM GTE Pro
- 2011: V8 Supercar
- 2012: DTM ( 7th place)
- 2013: DTM ( 2nd place)