Luiz Razia

Luiz Tadeu Razia Filho ( born April 4, 1989 in Barreiras ) is a Brazilian automobile racing driver. It was 2006 South American Formula 3 champion. He was from 2009 to 2012 in the GP2 Series active. His best overall placement he reached there in 2012 with the second place.


Razia began his formula racing career in 2005 in the South American Formula 3 Championship at Dragão Motorsport. With two wins and six places on the podium, he was sixth in the overall standings. In addition Razia drove for Dragão Motorsport in the Brazilian Formula Renault and became tenth overall. In 2006 he started in the South American Formula 3 again for Dragão Motorsport. Razia won eleven podium finishes seven races and won the championship title against Mario Moraes and Diego Nunes. In addition, Razia took part in three races of the F3000 International Masters for Charouz Racing. He won every race and so was eighth in the overall standings.

2007 moved Razia in the Euro Series 3000 to Europe. First he started for Fisichella Motor Sport, but moved during the season to ELK Motorsport. He achieved four podium finishes and he finished third in the overall standings. In addition Razia drove four races in Formula Renault 3.5 for GD Racing. In 2008, Razia started for ELK Motorsport in both the Euro Series 3000th His teammate was Nicolas Prost. With two wins Razia finished end of the season fourth overall in the Euro Series 3000, while Prost won the championship.

In the season 2008/2009 GP2 Asia Series Razia went for Arden International at the start. After a weak start to the season, Razia managed at the last race in Sakhir his first GP2 victory. In the overall classification Razia reached the 13th place. In the main European series GP2 Razia was launched in 2009 for FMS International, who had renamed mid-season in Scuderia Coloni After Razia import any points on the first eight race weekends, he won the sprint race at Monza and thus took his first win in the GP2 series. At the end of the season, he finished 19th overall. In the season 2009/2010 GP2 Asia Series Razia approached at two race weekends. He completed the first run for the Barwa Addax team and the season finale for the Rapax team. In the overall standings, he was 26

End of 2009, Razia was taken from Formula 1 racing team Virgin Racing as a test driver for the 2010 season under contract. In this role he took as part of the Young Driver Days for the first time in an official Formula 1 test part. In parallel, he went in 2010 for the Rapax team as team-mate Pastor Maldonado in the GP2 series at the start. With three second places Razia was three times on the podium. After he regularly scored for the season, he was then long stretches of the season with no points and pulled until the season finale more counters. While Maldonado won the championship title, Razia finished the season in eleventh place overall. He also completed a race weekend in the national class of the British Formula 3 championship in 2010.

2011 took over Razia at Team Lotus in Formula 1, the position of the test driver. During the season there were considerations that Razia could make his race debut at his home race, the Brazilian Grand Prix, Lotus. However, the team decided against it because he was still in the Constructors' World Championship in battle with other teams. Razia came this weekend, however, as also previously at the Grand Prix of China, in Friday practice for use. In addition, Razia went for the Caterham Team AirAsia, the GP2 racing team Lotus in the GP2 Asia and GP2 Series at the start. In the GP2 Asia Series, he was 25th overall. In the GP2 Series, he finished with a second place as best result in twelfth place overall. In addition, he took part in the GP2 Final in 2011. This he finished with a second place as best result in third place. 2012 Razia returned back within the GP2 Series for Arden International. He won the season opener at Sepang and led the overall standings after this event. Then he lost to Davide Valsecchi this. With wins in the sprint race from Barcelona, Valencia and Silverstone, he managed to take over the championship lead again. In the penultimate race weekend he lost the overall lead but again Valsecchi and Razia was finally adopted with 222 to 247 points runner-up. In addition, Razia completed Formula 1 test driving for Force India.

2013 Razia was initially confirmed by Marussia as F1 team driver. He was with the team as early as 2010 test driver, as the team took under the name Virgin. Razia was the cockpit for Timo Glock originally had a contract, who had recently disbanded before at Marussia. After Razia had already participated in the first week of testing, he did not play in the second. During the third week of testing Marussia announced to have canceled the contract with Razia, as there were problems with his sponsors. Jules Bianchi was presented as Razias successor.

Career stations

  • 2005: South American Formula 3 ( 6th place)
  • 2005: Brazilian Formula Renault ( 10th place )
  • 2006: South American Formula 3 (Master)
  • 2006 F3000 International Masters (8th place )
  • 2007: Euro Series 3000 ( 3rd place)
  • 2007: Formula Renault 3.5 ( 38th )
  • 2008: Euro Series 3000 ( 4th place)
  • 2009: GP2 Asia Series (No. 13)
  • 2009: GP2 Series ( No. 19 )
  • 2010: GP2 Asia Series (No. 26)
  • 2010: GP2 Series (No. 11)
  • 2010: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2011: GP2 Asia Series (No. 25)
  • 2011: GP2 Series (No. 12)
  • 2011: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2012: GP2 Series (2nd place)