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Carlo van Dam

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Carlo van Dam (born February 27, 1986 in Vlaardingen) is a Dutch racing driver.

Career

Formula Renault

A veteran of karting, and a former member of the Renault Driver Development programme, van Dam stepped up into single-seaters in 2004, competing mainly in the Dutch Formula Renault series. In his debut season, he achieved three pole positions and three fastest laps, on his way to fifth in the championship. He also competed in four German Formula Renault races, amassing eighteen points in total. He continued in the Dutch series in 2005, and also moved up to the pan-European championship with SG Formula. With most of his focus on the European series, van Dam finished on the podium four times on his way to fourth in the championship. He ended up seventh in the Dutch series, despite only competing in six races. 2006 saw a second season of European Formula Renault for van Dam, and he added a campaign in the French series, again with SG Formula. Despite only winning one of the first twelve races, van Dam trailed Chris van der Drift by just two points in the Eurocup standings, going into the final round in Barcelona. However, both drivers were overtaken by Filipe Albuquerque as the Portuguese driver won both races to clinch the title.

Formula Three

Van Dam moved up to Formula Three for 2007, competing for Van Amersfoort Racing in the ATS Formel 3 Cup. He was a runaway winner of the championship, clinching the title with a round to spare at the Sachsenring, amassing sixteen podiums from the eighteen

Move to Japan

After failing to find a suitable drive in Europe, van Dam followed the lead of James Courtney, Adrian Sutil and Oliver Jarvis and moved to Japan to compete in the All-Japan Formula Three series, with the TOM'S team. Van Dam also made three appearances in the Super GT series, competing in the GT500 class at the Suzuka 1000km, and in the GT300 class at Autopolis and Fuji Speedway. At Suzuka, he ended up third overall, teaming up with TOM'S regular Super GT drivers Juichi Wakisaka and André Lotterer.

At the conclusion of the season, van Dam headed to the Macau Grand Prix with TOM's, and took a surprise pole for the team for the qualification race, heading Kunimoto in a TOM's 1-2.

Return to Europe

A return to the Formula Three Euroseries beckoned for van Dam, with a 2009 campaign for Kolles & Heinz Union, the new team set up by Colin Kolles and Werner Heinz. He will replace Dominick Muermans in the car, with the team lying eighteenth in the overall standings.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 German Formula Renault 2000 Van Amersfoort Racing 4 0 0 0 0 18 30th
Dutch Formula Renault 2000  ? 0 3 3 3 142 5th
2005 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 SG Formula 16 0 0 1 4 100 4th
Dutch Formula Renault 2.0 6 0 0  ? 3 74 7th
2006 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 SG Formula 14 1 2 1 5 90 3rd
French Formula Renault 2.0 7 0 1 2 2 15 13th
2007 ATS Formel 3 Cup Van Amersfoort Racing 18 9 10 7 16 159 1st
Macau Grand Prix HBR Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 14th
Formula Three Euroseries RC Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Renault Eurocup Racing for Belgium 8 0 0 0 0 6 18th
2008 All-Japan Formula Three TOM'S 18 9 10 6 18 322 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Super GT GT500 1 0 0 0 1 11 20th
Super GT GT300 Cusco Racing 2 0 1 0 1 16 23rd
2009 Formula Three Euroseries Kolles & Heinz Union 4 0 0 0 0 0* 31st*
Superleague Formula PSV Eindhoven 0 0 0 0 0 59†* 18th†*
24 Hours of Spa Full Speed Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
24 Hours of Nürburgring Volkswagen Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 20th
  • * Season in progress. † - Team standings.

Superleague Formula record

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Pts
2009 PSV Eindhoven
Azerti Motorsport

FRA

FRA

BEL

BEL

GBR

GBR

POR
10

POR
10

ITA

ITA

ESP

ESP
18th* 95*
  • * Season in progress; team standings.

Super Final Results

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6
2009
FRA

BEL

GBR

POR
DNQ

ITA

SPA

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