Date of birth: 21-10-1989
Nationality: Swiss
Sponsors: Star Group, Sodecia
Other Interests: Soccer, Skiing
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“I’m really looking forward to this season and have been working hard over the winter to prepare. It’s going to be really tough though as I finished second last year so I have to win this season. I have an advantage over some of the drivers because I have more experience but I still have to adapt to the new tyres and brakes of the upgraded F2 car.”

Christopher Zanella rejoins the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship after an outstanding performance last year to finish as runner-up and secure a prize GP2 test, together with eligibility for an FIA Super Licence.

From the very start of the season the Swiss racer looked at ease in his Williams JPH1B car, settling into his stride to record a podium in only his second race. He followed that up in Magny-Cours with a magnificent double victory to take the championship lead.

Four straight podiums followed at Spa and the Nűrburgring as Christopher took the title fight to Mirko Bortolotti, keeping him honest right up until the penultimate rounds at Monza. In total Christopher amassed a total of 15 points finishes from 16 races - one away from Bortolotti and bettering that of past champions Andy Soucek and Dean Stoneman.

Before that he won the 2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Switzerland Championship, whilst also competing in selected Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 races. From here he graduated to Formula Three in the Euro Series with the Motopark Academy team and claimed his first podium finish at the final round in Hockenheim.

He continued to race occasionally in the F3 Euro Series in 2010 alongside a full campaign in the Italian Formula 3 Championship, where he finished sixth overall.

2011 FIA Formula Two Championship Runner-up, 2 wins, 5 podiums
2010 Italian Formula 3 6th overall, 1 pole, 1 fastest lap
2009 Formula 3 Euroseries 13th, 1 second place
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Switzerland Champion, 4 wins, 2 pole positions

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