After a stunning performance in International Automobile
Competitions such as several wins in the national
championship of formula Ford, the European champion of
formula Opel and Lotus, the German Champion of F3 and Vice-
Champion of International Formula 3000.
Pedro Lamy became the second Portuguese pilot to dispute a
Grand Prix of Formula 1.
For four seasons Pedro Lamy undertook 32 Grand Prix of
Formula 1 with Lotus and Minardi achieving a scoring result in
G.P. of Australia in 1995.
In 1997, Pedro decided to take a new direction in his
career and ran in the FIA GT Championship. Regardless
of the private structure of this race he achieved fifth
place in Le Mans and became the first Portuguese pilot
to have such a qualification in a French competition.
In 1998, at the invitation of the Official Chrysler Team Pedro Lamy
and Monegasco Olivier Beretta ran with the first Chrysler Viper
GTS-R GT-2. The team Lamy/Beretta reached top qualification and
took control of the competition since its beginning. In the 10 races
the Lamy/Beretta team achieved 8 victories, 5 pole positions and 7
fastest lap wining the competition with a large advantage. Pedro
lamy’s dream of wining the World Title of Speed was conquered.
In 1999, he became part of the Mercedes-Benz team in the 24H of Le
Mans. After making the fastest lap a being in fourth position he was force
to abandon the race because of accidents afflicted to his teams mates.
Then Mercedes choose to cancel of it participations on future races and
release for a few month all the pilots.
Following this release, David Price invited Pedro to be the first pilot in
BMW’s semi-official team for the remaining races of ALMS (American Le
In 2000 and 2001 Pedro Lamy raced in the DTM Championship with
the Rosberg team behind a Mercedes Benz CLK. The lack of a
competitive car lead Pedro to make void his contract with the
German Team. After which he raced in 24H of Nurburgring and won
with a Chrysler Viper and in 24H Le Mans achieved fourth place
with a Official Chrysler Prototype.
VIn 2002 Pedro raced in V8 Star Championship with Zakspeed
Racing team and suffered a number of technical difficulties
which prevented him from demonstrating his true capabilities.
Even so he managed to obtain a victory and 3 pole positions
finishing the competition in 7th place helping his team to win the
In a most amazing turn of events Pedro Lamy won for the second time the 24H of
Nurburgring and was considered by all the most difficult driver behind a Chrysler
To finish off a positive season Pedro ran for the fifth time in the 24H Le Mans with
one of team Oreca’s prototype cars, finishing the race in fifth place.