Jonathan Cochet

Jonathan Cochet ( born January 4, 1977 in Alençon ) is a French racing driver.


Like most racers began Cochet his career in karting, where he was active from 1989 to 1994. In 1995 he moved to Formula racing and was fifth in the Formula Renault Campus. In 1996 he moved to the French Formula Renault. After he had occupied the 16th place in his first season, he won the 1997 championship with five wins from his team- mate Sébastien Bourdais. He also competed in the European Formula Renault and finished the season in ninth place.

In 1998 he moved to the French Formula 3 Championship, finishing in eleventh place overall. In 1999, he played his second season in the series and was with two wins behind Bourdais runner-up. 2000, he remained another year in the French Formula 3 and secured with four wins the championship before Tiago Monteiro. In addition, he won the European Formula 3 Cup and the Formula 3 Masters at Zandvoort.

2001 Cochet was active as a Formula 1 test driver for Prost Grand Prix. He also competed in six races of the World Series by Nissan, in their Appreciation he finished ninth, and the 24- hour race at Le Mans. Moreover, were the betreutet of Apomatox F3000 Prost Junior Team made ​​its debut in the international Formula 3000 Championship and went on to four races. With a ninth place as best result, he finished 23rd overall. In 2002 he again took part in six races of the World Series by Nissan and finished second in the overall standings to 13th place. He also competed in two races of the Formula Nippon and was third in the GTS class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2003 he took part in only two races of the World Series by Nissan. At the 24 - hour race in Le Mans he was seventh in the LMP 900 class.

After Cochet in 2004 was only one race in the Le Mans Endurance Series, which he won, competed, he started in 2005 to three races of the Le Mans Endurance Series for two races in the Grand-Am Sports Car Series and the 24 -hour race Le Mans. In 2006, he completed a half season of Grand-Am Sports Car Series, and also took part in Formula 1 test driving for the Renault team. In 2007 he went to three races of the Grand-Am Sports Car Series, and was also 18th in the LMP1 category of the Le Mans Series. At the 24 - hour race in Le Mans he was ninth in the LMP1 championship.

After Cochet had taken part in the Winter 2007/2008 for the French A1 team in two races, he took part in 2008 to no other race. In 2009 he competed in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo and was with a win fourth in the overall standings. He also started seven races in the FIA GT3 European Championship.


Career stations

Le Mans results