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Driver profiles - Adrian Zaugg

2006-09-27 13:16
Born:Singapore on 4.11.86

Residence: Cape Town, South Africa

Height: 1,75 m

Weight: 70 kg

Marital status: Single

He started his racing career in karting in Switzerland in 2000 at the age of 13. His passion for motor sport and desire to take up motor racing grew from a natural interest and desire with no family motor sport background to influence him.

After a limited programme in national races, during which he enjoyed his first win in a 100cc kart in the Bridgestone Cup, Adrian embarked on a single-seater car racing career.

In autumn 2003 he participated in the Formula BMW Licence course at Valencia in Spain. He made a strong impression on the instructors and was invited back to the Formula BMW Scholarship course held a month later.

Again he impressed and was invited to join the BMW Motorsport Junior driver team for 2004.

He made his car racing debut in the 2004 ADAC Formula BMW Championship. The 16-year-old adapted well to the 140 bhp single seater and was a regular top six runner throughout the season, finishing seventh driving for Kauffman Motorsport. He was fourth in the Rookie standings in the hotly contested series.

He was selected by Red Bull as a member of the official Red Bull Junior Team in 2005 and competed for the Jenser Motorsport team in the 220 bhp Formula Renault 2.0 Euro Cup and the Formula Renault 2.0 Italian Championship.

He enjoyed his first win in the Bilbao street circuit round in Spain after a dominant pole position and finished sixth in the Euro Cup. He was fifth in the Italian series.

In 2006 he has been contesting the Formula Renault 2.0 Euro Cup with Cram Competition, the Italian Championship and the World Series by Renault 3.5 with Carlin Motorsport in selected races.

He scored a pole position and two second places in his second round of Renault 3.5 at Donington Park in England.

He joined A1 Team South Africa at the 2006/7 pre-season test at Silverstone in England.


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