Giancarlo Serenelli

Giancarlo " Gato " Serenelli Pellechia (born 10 July 1981 in Caracas ) is a Venezuelan race car driver. He was three times (2008, 2010 and 2011) the overall winner of the LATAM Challenge Series.


Serenelli began his motorsport career in karting. He was then active in Formula racing. In 1997 he was second in the Venezuelan Formula Ford in 1600. 2000 and 2002, he chose the Venezuelan Formula Ford 2000 for themselves. In parallel, he was still active in karting. 2001 and 2005 he raced in Europe. He took part in the 2001 Italian Formula Renault and took effect in 2005 to four races in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup at. Points remained him denied in the European series.

2006 debuted Serenelli for re racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 Panam GP Series, a racing series that had its race mainly held in Mexico. He took part in three races and finished 19th in the driver standings. 2007 remained at Re Serenelli Racing and was runner-up with two wins behind Victor Hugo Oliveras. 2008 Serenelli advocated Re Racing in the LATAM Challenge Series. He won seven out of sixteen races and secured the championship before André Solano. In the following season, Solano and Serenelli again dueled for the overall victory. Solano chose five, Serenelli four races for themselves. At the end of the season Serenelli defeated his rival with 318 to 324 points and was runner-up. His teammate Gerardo Nieto was in the season with six wins, the driver who had won the most races.

2010 decided Serenelli five races for himself and was again the overall winner of the LATAM Challenge Series. With 356 to 348, he chose a scarce title match against Rodolfo Camarillo for themselves. 2011 won Serenelli for the third time, the champion of the LATAM Challenge Series. He chose seven of 18 races for themselves and scored 268 points. He had a big lead over his teammate and runner- Christofer Ramirez, who had to show 194 points in the final bill. In addition Serenelli had experiences in touring car and started the Mexican SEAT Leon Supercopa. There he was third overall with two wins.

The end of 2011 Serenelli participated in testing the Auto GP World Series for Ombra Racing. For the 2012 season, he decided a change in the Auto GP World Series, which mainly discharged their race in Europe. He started for Ombra Racing. With a fourth place as best result he finished in twelfth place overall. In addition, he participated in the 2012 season of the GP2 Series for Venezuela GP Lazarus. Serenelli rose after the ninth race weekend due to a shoulder injury he had sustained during the GP2 race at the Hockenheimring, and scheduling conflicts with the Auto GP from the series from. In the overall standings, he was without points 33

2013 Serenelli returned back to America. He took part in two races of the LATAM Challenge Series. In addition Serenelli debuted in 2013 for Belardi Auto Racing in the Indy Lights. He went on to four races and finished tenth in the drivers' standings.


Career stations

  • 2006: Formula Renault 2.0 Panam GP Series ( No. 19 )
  • 2007: Formula Renault 2.0 Panam GP Series ( 2nd place)
  • 2008: LATAM Challenge Series (Master)
  • 2009: LATAM Challenge Series (2nd place)
  • 2010: LATAM Challenge Series (Master)
  • 2011: LATAM Challenge Series (Master)
  • 2011: Mexican SEAT Leon Supercopa ( 3rd place)
  • 2012: Auto GP ( 12th place)
  • 2012: GP2 Series ( No. 33 )
  • 2013: Indy Lights ( place 10 )
  • 2013: LATAM Challenge Series ( No. 19 )

Individual results in the GP2 Series