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Alex Fontana
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Driver Details
Nationality Switzerland Swiss
Date of Birth 2nd August 1992[1]
Date of Death Unknown
Début 2015 London ePrix I
Titles 0
Teams Trulli Formula E Team
Formula E Career
Total Entries 2 (2 Starts)
Wins Points FanBoosts
0 0 0
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 0
First Win Unknown
Alex Fontana (born 2nd August 1992) is a Swiss racing driver and former entrant in the FIA Formula E Championship, who competed for the Trulli Formula E Team alongside Jarno Trulli at the Season finale for the 2014/15 season.[1] Called up in place of Vitantonio Liuzzi, Fontana drove the Spark-Renault SRT_01E for the first time in London, but failed to score any points.[2]

BackgroundEdit

A GP3 racer at present, Fontana's career started at a young age in karting, with the Swiss driver progressing through the ranks steadily as he got older.[1] Still a youngster, Fontana claimed the Formula 3 Euro Cup in 2011, before moving into GP3.[1] A Formula Two race winner in 2012, Fontana was signed up to the Lotus Young Driver Programme, getting full support in GP3, and a few drives in Formula Renault 3.5.[1]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Fontana's first involvement in Formula E came when the Trulli Formula E Team called him into the team in place of Vitantonio Liuzzi for the London double header.[2] His first taste of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E came in practice for the 2015 London ePrix I, with the race itself ending with a disappointing retirement.[3] He improved in the Sunday race (the Second London ePrix), taking fourteenth having started in ninth.[4]

Fontana's service were not then called upon for season two, leaving the Swiss racer to resume his single seater career elsewhere.

Full Formula E RecordEdit

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Alex Fontana's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E EntriesEdit

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Alex Fontana during their FE career:

Alex Fontana's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2014/15 Switzerland Trulli Formula E Team 18 Spark-Renault SRT_01E 32nd 0

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Alex Fontana's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos Pts
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2014/15 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 32nd 0
Ret 14th

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Driver's Club: Alex Fontana', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/drivers-club/alex-fontana.aspx, (Accessed 12/07/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Alex Fontana gets Trulli call-up', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 25/06/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/alex-fontana-gets-trulli-call-up.aspx, (Accessed 25/06/2015)
  3. 'Buemi’s stroll in the park', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 27/06/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/buemi-wins-as-edams-renault-clinch-team-title.aspx, (Accessed 27/06/2015)
  4. 'Visa London ePrix race two highlights', youtube.com, (YouTube: FIA Formula E, 28/06/2015), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mNOSOJXDJs, (Accessed 30/06/2015)

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