Filip Salaquarda

Filip Salaquarda ( born January 11, 1984 in Prague) is a Czech racing driver. His father is a Czech racing team owner Igor Salaquarda. He will start in 2012 in the FIA ​​GT1 World Championship.


Salaquarda began his motorsport career in 1996 in karting, where he was active until 1999. In 2000 he went to the Czech Ford Puma Cup and finished the season in third place overall. In 2001 he took on the Czech Škoda Octavia Cup, where he finished 13th overall, in part. In 2002 he made ​​his debut in Formula racing in the German Formula BMW. He joined the team of his father Igor, Igor Salaquarda Racing ( ISR), and finished at the end of the season 21 overall. In 2003, he played his second season in the German Formula BMW and improved with a third place as the best finish to 13th place overall. In 2004 he joined the German Formula 3 Cup, in which he departed again for the team his father. At the end of the season, he finished in eleventh place in the overall standings.

2005 Salaquarda entered for ISR in the Formula 3 Euro Series. With the eleventh places as the best results he never made ​​it into the top ten pilots and finished the season without points at the 23rd place overall. 2006 remained Salaquarda in the Formula 3 Euro Series and finished the season with a seventh place as best result the 22th place in the drivers' standings. He also participated for Charouz Racing System at two races of the F3000 International Masters, scoring in two races to second place. In the overall classification, he finished twelfth.

After Salaquarda had taken part in the Winter 2006/2007 at the A1GP race two, he played his third season in the Formula 3 Euro Series and did not occur for the first time in this championship for ISR, but at for HBR Motorsport. At the end of the season, he finished with a fifth place as best result 17th overall. He also went on the last weekend he 2007 season of International Formula Master, the successor series F3000 International Masters, for ISR at the start. In the 2007/2008 season Salaquarda met again in the A1GP and contested six races for A1 Team Czech. He then set off in his father's team the whole season 2008 in the International Formula Master on the side of the German race driver Tim Sandtler. Unlike Sandtler who scored points at some races, succeeded Salaquarda only once to score points and he finished the season 24th overall.

After Salaquarda 2009 was initially launched in a race of the Le Mans Series, he gave at the third race weekend of the 2009 season, his debut in the Formula Renault 3.5 for RC Motorsport. After a race, he joined the team and joined the rest of the season for the Prema Powerteam. At the end of the season, he finished with a tenth place as best result 27th overall. 2010 remained Salaquarda in Formula Renault 3.5 and returned to the team his father, ISR Racing, the RC Motorsport had taken back. At his home race in Brno he went in both races from pole position in the race and scored in the second race as a third party his first podium placement in the Formula Renault 3.5. While followed by another third place, with his teammate Esteban Guerrieri, who won six races, but he could not keep up. For a race weekend, he joined because his team had to pause for technical reasons not to. At the end of the season, he finished eleventh overall.

2011 Salaquarda appeared in the Superleague Formula in for assisted by Atech Grand Prix and Reid Motorsport team of Sparta Prague. Two fifth places were his best results. He previously took for Pons Racing part in the third race weekend of the Formula Renault 3.5. He also competed for Brandl Motorsport to two races of the German Formula 3 In addition Salaquarda had experiences in GT racing. He took part in two races of the Blancpain Endurance Series and the FIA GT3 European Championship. In both series, he achieved a podium placement.

2012 left Salaquarda formula racing and moved to the GT racing for Ferrari factory team AF Corse in the FIA GT1 World Championship.

Career stations

  • 2006 F3000 International Masters ( 12th place)
  • 2007: A1GP
  • 2007 Formula 3 Euro Series (No. 17)
  • 2007: International Formula Master (rank 36)
  • 2008: A1GP
  • 2008: International Formula Master (rank 24)
  • 2009: Formula Renault 3.5 ( rank 27 )
  • 2009: Le Mans Series, LMGT1 ( place 10 )
  • 2010: Formula Renault 3.5 (11th )
  • 2011: Superleague Formula
  • 2011: Formula Renault 3.5 ( 34th )
  • 2011: German Formula 3 ( 19th place )
  • 2011: FIA GT3 European Championship ( 26th place )
  • 2011: Blancpain Endurance Series, GT3 Pro ( 18th place)
  • 2012: FIA GT1 World Championship