José María López

José María López has proven his versatility, determination and speed during many years of competing at the top level of motorsport. Originally a rising star in single-seater racing, José beat future Formula 1 stars in junior racing before reaching Formula 3000 and GP2, the final step before Formula 1. A race winner in GP2, José also tested for Renault in F1 and was announced a grand prix driver for the USF1 team, before it pulled out. That changed his sporting focus and a switch to touring cars proved to be a masterstroke; he dominated the World Touring Car Championship, winning it in three consecutive years before his big chance in WEC came with TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.

Driver Info
Born 26 April 1983, Rio Tercero, Argentina
Lives Mies, Switzerland
Status Single
Height 1.74m
Weight 69kg
Hobbies Simulator, flying planes
Pets
Favourite Food Fondue from Savoie
Favourite Track Nordschleife
Best Achievement Three-times world champion in WTCC
Career History
  • 2010 - 2019
    • 2017
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): DNF
    •  
      World Endurance Championship (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): 5th
    • 2016
      World Touring Car Championship (Citroen): 1st (8 wins)
    • 2015
      World Touring Car Championship (Citroen): 1st (10 wins)
    • 2014
      World Touring Car Championship (Citroen): 1st (10 wins)
    • 2013
      Turismo Competicion 2000 (Fiat): 4th
    •  
      World Touring Car Championship (BMW): 15th (2 races, 1 win)
    • 2012
      Turismo Competicion 2000 (Fiat): 1st (4 wins)
    • 2011
      Turismo Competicion 2000 (Fiat): 5th (1 win)
    • 2010
      Turismo Competicion 2000 (Honda): 4th (1 win)
  • 2000 - 2009
    • 2009
      Turismo Competicion 2000 (Honda): 1st (4 wins)
    •  
      Top Race V6 (Ford): 1st (4 wins)
    • 2008
      Turismo Competicion 2000 (Honda): 1st (4 wins)
    • 2007
      Turismo Competicion 2000 (Honda): 5th (3 wins)
    •  
      12 Hours of Sebring (Petersen Motorsport): DNF
    • 2006
      GP2 Series (Super Nova): 10th
    •  
      Formula 1 (Renault): Test driver
    • 2005
      GP2 Series (DAMS): 9th (1 win)
    •  
      Formula 1 (Renault): Test driver
    • 2004
      International Formula 3000 (CMS Performance): 6th
    •  
      Formula 1 (Renault): Driver development programme
    • 2003
      Formula Renault V6 Eurocup (DAMS): 1st
    • 2002
      Formula Renault 2000 Italy (Cram Competition): 1st
    •  
      Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup (Cram Competition): 4th
    • 2001
      Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup (Ludici): 17th