Loïc Duval
Loic Duval
Driver Details
Nationality France French
Date of Birth 12th June 1982
Date of Death Unknown
Début 2015 Miami ePrix
Championships 0
Wins 0
First Win Unknown
Former Teams Unknown
Formula E Career
Total Entries 28 (28 Starts)
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 2
Total Points 122
FanBoosts 1
Current Season
Team Dragon Racing
Number Standings Points
6 15th 20

Loïc Duval (born 12th June 1982) is a French racing driver, who competes for Dragon Racing in the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Duval has experience of both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and single seaters in Formula Nippon, and joined Dragon Racing after Oriol Servià's departure from driving duties during the 2014/15 season.[2]


Duval, like most racing drivers, began his career in karting, culminating in the 2002 French Formula Campus title.[1] He followed this with the 2003 French Formula Renault Championship title in his debut season, before entering the Formula Three Euro Series the following year.[1] 2004 also saw Duval test for the Renault F1 Team in a one-off drive, before a second season in the Euro Series in 2005.[1]

A move to Japan followed in 2006, entering Formula Nippon and Super GT for the season.[1] He combined these duties with appearances in the A1 GP Series for Team France, ultimately taking the 2009 Formula Nippon title.[1] A return to Europe a year later paved the way for Duval to take his greatest victory.[1]

Legendary Le MansEdit

Duval was drafted into the Audi Sport Le Mans programme in mid-2011, combining his duties in Super GT alongside his drive in the Le Mans Series.[1] After a fifth place overall in the Le Mans Series that season, Duval committed full time to Audi's programme, taking the FIA World Endurance Championship for them in 2012.[1] This was followed by an infamous victory in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, an event in which he had been competing since 2008.[1]

2014 saw Duval struggle in the WEC, combined with a huge accident at Le Mans in practice.[3] Duval walked away uninjured, but was shaken by the accident.[3] He ended the season seventh overall, while also taking fourth in Formula Nippon.[1]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Duval became the third driver to race for Dragon Racing in the inaugural 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship, after Oriol Servià became a director at the team.[1] Duval's debut came at the 2015 Miami ePrix, where a disappointing qualifying was transformed to a seventh place finish and solid points.[4]

Duval would only retire from one his seven races in the Championship, being involved in the huge first lap incident that claimed several cars at the 2015 Monaco ePrix.[5] He responded strongly in Berlin, getting onto the podium as team mate Jérôme d'Ambrosio won the race outright, before a second podium followed at the Season finale.[6] His podium helped Dragon Racing leap into second in the Teams' Championship on the final day, with Duval finishing ninth in the Drivers' Championship, despite missing the first four races.[6]

Dragon DesiresEdit

Duval was retained by Dragon Racing at the end of the inaugural season, partnering d'Ambrosio once again as the manufacturer backed era of FE began in 2015/16.[7] A promising pre-season with Dragon's customer Venturi cars saw Duval emerge as the best placed driver of the Venturi built quartet at the season opening race in Beijing, finishing fourth.[8] Duval's strong start to the season would see him battle for the podium in three other races before the halfway stage, with the Frenchman spending a lot of the season in the top five of the Championship.

Unfortunately, Duval's luck would change at his home race in Paris, the the Frenchman failing to finish for the first time since the 2015 Monaco ePrix.[9] Additional retirements followed in Berlin and the first race in London, with Duval falling well behind d'Ambrosio in the Championship standings.[10] Yet, the Frenchman put together a strong end to the season to once again threaten the podium, claiming fourth in the season finale to claim a top ten finish in the overall standings.[11]

Penske PowerEdit

For the third season in a row, Dragon Racing retained Duval and d'Ambrosio, as they partnered with Faraday Future and Penske to build their first Formula E car.[12] The new car proved to be both reliable and relatively competitive at the 2016 Donington Test, with Duval ultimately able to better d'Ambrosio on outright pace.

Full Formula E RecordEdit

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Loïc Duval'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 Loïc Duval during their FE career:

Loïc Duval's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2014/15 Flag of the United States Dragon Racing 6 Spark-Renault SRT_01E 9th 42
2015/16 Flag of the United States Dragon Racing 6 Venturi VM200-FE-01 8th 60
2016/17 Flag of the United States Faraday Future Dragon Racing 6 Penske 701-EV

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Loïc Duval'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 12
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 9th 42
7th 9th Ret 3rd 15th 8th 3rd
2015/16 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 8th 60
4th 16th 4th 6th 4th 8th Ret Ret CAN Ret 4th
2016/17 Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Morocco Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Canada 15th 20
14th 18th 6th Ret Ret 16th Ret 5th 13th Ret 19th


Videos and Images:


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 'Drivers' Club: Loic Duval',, (FIA Formula E, 2015),, (Accessed 02/07/2015)
  2. 'Duval gets Dragon seat for Miami',, (FIA Formula E, 09/03/2015),, (Accessed 30/04/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Loïc Duval',, (Wikipedia, 01/07/2015),, (Accessed 02/07/2015)
  4. 'Prost powers to first Formula E win',, (FIA Formula E, 14/03/2015), (Accessed 30/04/2015)
  5. 'Poleman Buemi doubles up',, (FIA Formula E, 09/05/2015),, (Accessed 09/05/2015)
  6. 6.0 6.1 'Bird hails ‘unbelievable’ end to season',, (FIA Formula E, 28/06/2015),, (Accessed 30/06/2015)
  7. 'Duval set to remain with Dragon Racing',,, (Accessed 04/08/2015)
  8. 'Buemi to the max in Beijing',, (FIA Formula E, 24/10/2015),, (Accessed 25/10/2015)
  9. 'Di Grassi triumphant in Paris',, (FIA Formula E, 23/04/2016),, (Accessed 23/04/2016)
  10. 'BUEMI AND DI GRASSI CHARGE UP THE ORDER, BUT IT’S PROST WHO LEADS THE WAY',, (FIA Formula E, 02/07/2016),, (Accessed 03/07/2016)
  12. Scott Douglas, 'DRAGON KEEP D’AMBROSIO AND DUVAL FOR SEASON THREE: Dragon Racing will field an unchanged line-up for season three of Formula E',, (The Checkered Flag, 03/07/2016),, (Accessed 08/07/2016)

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