|Birth Date:||13 July 1985||Home Town:||Coimbra, Portugal|
Filipe Albuquerque started his motor racing career in karting ‘for fun’ in 1993 but his interest soon became more serious as his talent became clear.
The young Portuguese driver won two national karting titles, making the move to Spanish F3 in 2005. He then switched to Formula Renault due to an unexpected seat becoming available, earning a permanent drive. That year Albuquerue finished 6th in Spanish F3, 5th in the Formula Renault Eurocup and 3rd in the Formula Renault Germany series, finishing as best rookie in all three. The following year, Albuquerque won titles both in the Formula Renault Eurocup and North European Formula Renault.
Albuquerque entered the World Series by Renault with the Epsilon Euskadi team in 2007. He has since raced in GP2 four times and has an even better record in A1GP with seven podiums. He took third place overall in 2009, winning in China.
Albuquerque qualified for the 2010 ROC Nations Cup by winning ROC South Europe for Portugal in August alongside Alvaro Parente. He also won ROC Portugal at the same event in Portimão.
- Third place in A1GP series, 2008-2009
- Won that year’s A1GP feature race in China
- Red Bull Junior of the Year 2006
2006: North European Formula Renault Champion
2005: 3rd in German Formula Renault
2005: 5th in Formula Renault Eurocup
2005: 6th in Spanish Formula 3
The Race of Champions Highlights
- Years contested: 2010 marks Filipe’s first ROC appearance
2010: Won ROC South Europe for Team Portugal alongside countryman Alvaro Parente. He also took first place in ROC Portugal
2009: Took first place in ROC Iberia and 2nd in ROC Portugal