Filipe Albuquerque

Filipe Miguel Delgadinho Albuquerque ( born June 13, 1985 in Coimbra ) is a Portuguese racing driver. From 2011 to 2013 Albuquerque went to the DTM at the start.


1993 Albuquerque began his motorsport career in karting and was active until 2004 in this sport. 2005 Albuquerque changed into formula racing and went into several series formula at the start. In the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup he finished fifth in the overall standings in the Spanish Formula Renault he finished the season in sixth place overall and in the German Formula Renault he finished third in the overall standings. 2006 Albuquerque started again in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and won with four wins the championship. In addition, he was also with four wins, Master of the North European Formula Renault.

2007 joined Albuquerque in the Formula Renault 3.5 and was at Epsilon Euskadi team-mate Davide Valsecchi. Albuquerque won a race and sat down with 81 through to 37 points against Valsecchi. The season he finished in fourth place in the overall standings. In addition, Albuquerque participated in two race weekends of the GP2 Series. At Silverstone he started as a representation of Ernesto Viso for Racing Engineering and at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo as a replacement for Adrian Zaugg for Arden International. In the overall classification he was 32

In winter 2007/2008 Albuquerque launched for the Portuguese A1GP team at four race weekends. He scored with a second place and two third places the only podium finishes his team. 2008 Albuquerque went to the last two race weekends of the Formula Renault 3.5 for Epsilon Euskadi. He replaced this Mario Romancini. In the overall classification, he finished with a fourth place as best result the 21th Place. In the season 2008/2009 the A1GP Albuquerque again went to Portugal at the start. This time he was the only pilot use of his team. On the second weekend, he scored his first victory with a win in the feature race in Shanghai. In the further course of the season was followed by five more podium finishes and he finished the season with his team in third place in the championship.

In the course of 2009, Albuquerque was no cockpit for an entire season, but competed in two races in the Superstars Series, as well as their Italian Cup, and in the Italian GT Championship. He once won while the GT3 class in the Italian GT Championship and finished the season in overall 18th, 2010 remained Albuquerque in the Italian GT Championship and was a victory along with his teammate Marco Bonanomi runner up in the GT3 class. He also again took part in two races in the Superstars Series, finishing as the year before the eleventh overall. The end of November he won the Race of Champions, beating the semi-final first Sebastian Vettel, the reigning Formula 1 World Champion, and in the subsequent final Sébastien Loeb, the reigning World Rally Champion.

For the season 2011 Albuquerque received a DTM cockpit with Team Rosberg. In the fourth race at the Euro Speedway Lausitz, he scored his first point in eighth. In Valencia, he finished in second place for the first time a race on the podium. The season he finished in twelfth place overall. In addition, Albuquerque took 2011 for Audi at the Blancpain Endurance Series in part. Together with his teammate Bert Longin and Stéphane Ortelli he scored three podium finishes and was third in the drivers' standings. 2012 Albuquerque remained in the DTM with Team Rosberg, that implemented a current car this season with the Audi A5 DTM. While his team-mate Edoardo Mortara scored the only victory for Audi, Albuquerque remained with a fourth place as best result without pedestal placement. He improved to eleventh place in the driver standings. In addition, he started in 2012 with two races of the Blancpain Endurance Series. 2013 Albuquerque denied his third DTM season for Team Rosberg. After he had stayed the first seven races without points, he was the eighth race in fourth. At the end of the season, he finished 18th overall.


Career stations

  • 2007: GP2 Series (No. 32)
  • 2008: A1GP
  • 2008: Formula Renault 3.5 (ranked 21)
  • 2009: A1GP ( 3rd place)
  • 2009: Italian GT Championship, GT3 class ( 18th place)
  • 2009: Superstars Series (No. 11)
  • 2010: Italian GT Championship, GT3 class (2nd place)
  • 2010: Superstars Series (No. 11)
  • 2011: DTM ( 12th place)
  • 2011: Blancpain Endurance Series, GT3 Pro ( 3rd place)
  • 2012: DTM ( 11th place )
  • 2012: Blancpain Endurance Series, GT3 Pro ( place 20)
  • 2013: DTM ( 18th place)

Individual results in the DTM