Gil de Ferran Bio

Full Name: Gil de Ferran

Date of Birth: November 11, 1967

Birthplace: Paris, France

Nationality: Brazilian

Residence: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Spouse: Angela

Children: Anna, Luke

PROFILE

2008 Announces his return to the track as driver and team owner of de Ferran Motorsports with the Acura ARX-01b in the American Le Mans Series.
2005 -2007 Served as Sporting Director for the Honda Racing Formula One team.
2003 Indy 500 winner driving for Team Penske and runner-up in the IRL IndyCar series drivers' championship.
2000 - 2001 Two-time CART Champ Car World Series Champion driving for Team Penske. Recorded the fastest official closed-course qualifying lap in U.S. racing history with a speed of 241.428 miles per hour at California Speedway in 2001. Scored Team Penske's 100th career open-wheel race victory at Nazareth, Pa., in 2001
1997 -1999 Competed in the CART Champ Car World Series with Walker Racing, finishing runner-up in 1997.
1995 Moved to the United States to drive for Jim Hall in the CART Champ Car World Series. Crowned 1995 Rookie of the Year.
1993 -1994 Drove for Paul Stewart Racing's Formula 3000 team, finishing fourth and third in the championship consecutively.
1992 British Formula Three Champion.
1988 Moved to England to race.
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