Louis Delétraz: Haas F1 Driver Academy Focus

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Who is Louis Delétraz? F1 fans of a certain age or those who like to delve into the archives will remember the famous quote from the great Murray Walker “And what is Delétraz doing?” Well that was about this guy’s dad, Jean-Denis Delétraz who competed in three Grand Prix in 1994 and 1995.

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Early Career

Louis began karting in Switzerland in 2008 before graduating to the Formula BMW Talent Cup for a single triple header event Oschersleben Germany in September 2012.

2013 saw him competing in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern Europe Cup and he improved from 19th that season to second in the championship for 2014. Deletraz added a Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup campaign to his FR2.0 NEC championship in 2015, he won the NEC and came second in Eurocup.

 

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Delétraz competing in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2015

For 2016 Delétraz dovetailed competing in the ADAC GT Masters and Formula V8 3.5 Series while also making his GP2 debut at the Yas Marina final round with Carlin.

GP2 and Formula Two

Since then Louis Delétraz has been a mainstay in the series driving for Racing Engineering, Rapax and Charouz in both 2018 and 2020. With 90 starts in total netting just one pole and eight podiums, his GP2/F2 record has not been stellar despite often showing impressive pace in the races.

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Delétraz has also competed in the 2020 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020 suggesting he might be beginning to explore his options outside of single-seaters.

Louis Deletraz GP Grandstand F1 Seat Prediction:

As with his Haas teammate, Fittipaldi, it is increasingly unlikely that Louis Delétraz will actually make it to F1. His lack of wins in GP2 and F2 over the past four seasons really weighs against him and he might now be better suited to pursue a WEC or GT career.

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