Alexandre-Laurent Voeckler

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Alexandre-Laurent Voeckler (born 6th June, 1985 in 16ème Arrondissement, Paris, France) is a French racing driver best known for his appearances in Formula One. He is a third-generation member of the Voeckler racing family and the oldest son of 1988 Formula One World Champion Jérémy-Étienne Voeckler.

Formula One

Voeckler made his F1 debut in 2011 as a reserve driver at Renault, where he'd substitute for the team's regular drivers Romain Grosjean and Nicolas Prost whenever his services were required. Voeckler would go on to replace Prost at the mid-point of the season and at the German Grand Prix would take a first win in the championship.

Voeckler would remain at Renault in 2012, but a series of poor results for Ferrari's Robert Wickens would see the Frenchman get the call from the Scuderia for the latter part of the season.

However, Voeckler would not be much better for the Italians and would join Villeneuve Racing for the 2013 season. A fairly anonymous year for the Frenchman saw him take a year's sabbatical before returning to Ferrari in 2015. Voeckler would take his second career win, again in Germany, but would mostly spend the year floundering in the lower points paying positions. He'd finish the 2015 season in tenth overall.

2016 saw Voeckler make yet another change, when he jumped ship to Sauber. However, this season would end up being his last - as he would be replaced by Arthur Pic at the final round of the season.

Post-Formula One Career

Like many Grand Prix drivers who find themselves out of a drive, Voeckler decided to switch disciplines into the world of GT/Sportscar racing. His first foray would be in the 2017 GT-R World Championship, driving for semi-works Ferrari outfit Scuderia Vittore. In 2019, he'd become a works Ferrari driver again - taking in the FIA Endurance Challenge for AF Corse.