E. J. Viso

José Ernesto Viso Lossada ( born March 19, 1985 in Caracas ) is a Venezuelan race car driver. While he took early in his career under the name Ernesto Viso, he is since 2008 under the name EJ Viso in the IndyCar Series active.

  • 3.1 Career stations
  • 3.2 Individual results in the IndyCar Series


Beginnings in motorsport

His career began as with almost all racing drivers in karting that he held from 1993 to 2000. He became a master in the U.S. Barber Formula Dodge East 2001. At the end of the year he went also in the Italian Formula Renault Winter Series, in which he finished fifth overall. In 2002 he moved to the British Formula Renault and finished 20th in the overall standings. He also drove in the same year two races in Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup and at the end of the year in the winter championship of the British Formula 3 Championship, where he won the runner-up title. In 2003 he drove in the British Formula 3 Championship, where he was in the national class champion with ten wins. In 2004 he moved into the main series of the British Formula 3 championship for the team P1 Motorsport. Viso, who won a race and finished in eleventh place in the championship at the end of the season, left the series after twelve races to go in the Formula 3000.

Formula 3000 and GP2 Series

Viso replaced from the fifth race of the Formula 3000 season 2004 Rodrigo Ribeiro at Durango Corse. He scored in four out of six races seven points and finished at the end of season in twelfth place overall.

2005 moved Viso in the GP2 Series, the successor series F3000, and was in BCN Competición teammate Hiroki Yoshimoto. After he had achieved in the first ten race weekends only five points, Viso was in the last four races of the season on the podium three times and was at the end of the season in twelfth place overall.

In 2006, Viso his second GP2 season with iSport International in attack. While he clearly had his first teammate Tristan Gommendy behind him, he had to his second team-mate Timo Glock, who had Gommendy replaced after five race weekends, to admit defeat. However, the 2006 season was his most successful season in GP2 Series. With two wins, he finished the season in sixth place overall. A personal highlight of the season was Visos participation in the Friday practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix in the Formula 1 2006 season, in which he drove the third car of Spyker MF1 Racing.

2007 took Viso first no cockpit, but he replaced after the third event of the GP2 Series unsuccessful Sérgio Jimenez at Racing Engineering. In the main race in Magny -Cours he crashed heavily when his car took off after a touch of the cars of Michael Ammer Müller and flew to a boundary wall. Viso, however, remained almost intact and suffered only bruises on his arms and a slight concussion. The following weekend he was represented by Filipe Albuquerque. He then joined the race on the Nürburgring, but was then replaced by Marcos Martínez. In addition, Viso took two races of the 2007 International GT Open part.

IndyCar Series

After the unification of Champ Car and the IndyCar Series, he drove 2008 for HVM Racing in the IndyCar Series. His best result achieved Viso, who competes under the name EJ Viso since 2008, already the second race in rainy St. Petersburg, where he managed a fourth place. At the end of the season, he finished 18th overall. 2009 remained Viso at HVM Racing and was again 18th in the overall standings. 2010 changed the Venezuelans to KV Racing Technology. After a weak start to the season, he scored in Newton as a third party its first podium placement in the IndyCar Series and finished at the end of the season 17th in the drivers' standings. 2011 graduated Viso another season in the IndyCar Series. Since the team was supported from this season of Lotus Cars, it was called before the season in KV Racing Technology - Lotus has to offer. As a worst pilot of his team, he finished the season in 18th place overall. He also took part in a race in the Rolex Sports Car Series. For the 2012 season Viso kept his IndyCar cockpit at KV Racing Technology, who used Chevrolet engines from this season. With a fifth place as best result Viso was beaten by his two teammates Tony Kanaan and Rubens Barrichello and closed the standings to 20th place from. In addition, Viso took part in a race in the American Le Mans Series ( ALMS) and won in this PC rating.

2013 moved Viso within the IndyCar Series for Andretti Autosport. On the use of his vehicle HVM Racing was also involved. Fourth place in West Allis and in fifth place in Toronto, he came twice in the top fifth He scored seven top - 10 finishes. At the last race of the season due to a flu he did not participate. During his three Andretti teammates finished the season inside the top -10 drivers' championship, was Viso 15th in the overall standings.


Viso cooperated in 2012 with the team Juncos Racing, who took part in this season under the name Team Viso Venezuela at the Star Mazda Series.


Career stations

  • 2004: British Formula 3 (11th )
  • 2005: GP2 Series (No. 12)
  • 2006: GP2 Series ( 6th place)
  • 2006: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2007: GP2 Series (No. 29)
  • 2007: International GT Open, GTA
  • 2008: IndyCar Series (No. 18)
  • 2009: IndyCar Series (No. 18)
  • 2010: IndyCar Series (No. 17)
  • 2011: IndyCar Series (No. 18)
  • 2011: Rolex Sports Car Series, DP ( No. 37 )
  • 2012: IndyCar Series (No. 20)
  • 2012: ALMS, PC ( 17th)
  • 2013: IndyCar Series (No. 15)

Individual results in the IndyCar Series

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