Christian Montanari ( born June 21, 1981 in San Marino ) is a sanmarinesischer car racer. He joined from 2004 to 2006 in the Formula Renault 3.5 ( formerly Formula Renault V6 Eurocup ) to. In 2007 and 2008 he was active in the FIA GT Championship. From 2009 to 2011, he competed in the Superstars Series.
Montanari began his motorsport career in 1997 in karting, where he was active until 2001. In 2001, he debuted in Formula racing and participated in the Winter series of Italian Formula Renault. The following season he will start in the main series of the Italian Formula Renault and was sixth overall. In addition, he participated in five of the nine races of the Formula Renault 2.0 Euro Cups in part, finishing in 20th place in the drivers' standings. In addition, he participated in a round of the Formula 3000 Euro in part, in which he scored a point.
2003 drove Montanari for Coloni in the Italian Formula 3 Championship. He won three races and finished with 98 to 101 runners behind Fausto Ippoliti. He also made his debut in the season in the International Formula 3000 Championship. For Coloni he went at the season finale at the start. 2004 Montanari began the season for Coloni in the Formula 3 Euro Series. After the first two race weekends, where he remained without points, the team however got out of the series. Montanari finally joined Victory Engineering and entered the last half of the season in the Formula Renault V6 Eurocup. He won two races and finished tenth in the drivers' standings.
Montanari 2005 remained in the race series, which was, together with the World Series by Nissan to Formula Renault 3.5. He started with Winkelhock for Draco Multi Racing USA. While Winkelhock with three wins was third overall, Montanari finished the season with a win in Monte Carlo in eighth place in the championship. 2006 formed Montanari along with Gregory Franchi, driving a Prema Powerteam of teams in Formula Renault 3.5. With a win at the Nürburgring Montanari improved to seventh place in the drivers' championship and sat down with it within the team against Franchi, who was 25, by.
2007 left Montanari formula racing and moved to the GT racing. For the Vitaphone Racing Team went in the FIA GT Championship at the start. He won a race and was together with his teammate Miguel Ramos fourth in the GT1 championship. 2008 Montanari started to AF Corse and finished fourth in the GT2 standings of the FIA GT Championship. In addition, he made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His team did not reach the target. In addition, Montanari returned meantime back into formula racing for the Italian team and took part in a rookie training of A1GP. Montanari 2009 was without a solid racing cockpit. For Team Farnbacher he launched the 24- hour race at Le Mans and two races of the Le Mans Series, where he achieved a podium placement in the LMGT2 rating. He also appeared in two races of the International Superstars Series, scoring a second and a third place. In addition, Montanari took from 2007 to 2009 at a respective races of the Grand-Am Sports Car Series per year part.
2010 Montanari went to several races of the Superstars Series at the start. A third place was his best result. He was 16th in the Italian and 20th in the world rating. In 2011 he played again a few races in the Superstars Series. Again was his best position a third place. In the Italian vote, he finished 14th and in the international rating the 16th Place.
Montanari is a member of Nazionale Piloti, a football team consisting of racers of different racing classes.
- 2004: Formula Renault V6 Eurocup ( place 10 )
- 2005: Formula Renault 3.5 ( 8th place)
- 2006: Formula Renault 3.5 ( 7th place)
- 2007: FIA GT Championship GT1 (4th place )
- 2007: Grand-Am Sports Car Series, DP (place 60 )
- 2008: FIA GT Championship GT2 (4th place )
- 2008: Grand-Am Sports Car Series GT
- 2009: Le Mans Series, LMGT2 ( 13th)
- 2009: Superstars Series, International ( 13th)
- 2009: Grand-Am Sports Car Series GT ( number 78 )
- 2010: Superstars Series, International ( No. 20 )
- 2010: Superstars Series, Italy (place 16)
- 2011: Superstars Series, International ( 14th)
- 2011: Superstars Series, Italy (place 16)