Drivers

Tom Coronel

Team : Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing
Birthdate : 04/05/1972

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FIVE FACTS

Big in Japan: Coronel enjoyed a lengthy stint in Japan early in his career, winning the country’s Formula 3 and Formula Nippon titles and also achieving success in Super GT.

Eager for endurance: As well as contesting the Le Mans 24 Hours 10 times, Coronel took part on his sixth Dakar Rally in January 2019, reaching the finish alongside twin brother Tim.

Part of the family: Coronel has raced touring cars since 2001 and took part in the WTCC from 2005-2017, twice winning the WTCC Trophy for independent racers.

Good teacher: Before his racing – and business – career took hold, Coronel worked as an instructor at Zandvoort, which helped him to gain an intimate knowledge of the seaside track and played a part in him winning in every category he raced at the famous venue.

Did you know? Coronel has change his racer number for 2019 with 50 replacing 9 to acknowledge main sponsor DHL’s half-century.

CAREER SO FAR:

1991: 1, Dutch Citroën AX Cup; 1, Citroën AX European Cup

1992: 1 (2 wins), Dutch Touring Car Championship, Group N 2000 (BMW 320i)

1993: 1 (3 wins), Dutch Formula Ford 1800 Championship

1994: 2 (2 wins), Formula Opel Euroseries; 1, Formula Opel Nations Cup

1995: 7, German F3 Championship (Dallara-Opel)

1996: 3 (1 win), Japanese F3 Championship (TOM’S-Toyota)

1997: 1 (6 wins), Japanese F3 (TOM’S-Toyota); 1, F3 Marlboro Masters (Dallara-Toyota)

1998: 2, Japanese GT Championship (Honda NSX)

1999: 1 (3 wins), Japanese Formula Nippon Championship (Reynard-Mugen)

2000: 10 (1 win), FIA GT Championship (Chrysler Viper)

2001: 5 (3 wins), Dutch Touring Car Championship (BMW 320i)

2002: 7 (best result 2), European Touring Car Championship (BMW 320i)

2003: 10 (best result 2), ETCC (BMW 320i); 10 (1 win), Japanese GTs (Honda NSX)

2004: 12 (best result 4), ETCC (BMW 320i); 1, Michelin Trophy

2005: 14 (best result 3), World Touring Car Championship (SEAT Toledo)

2006: 17 (best result 3), WTCC (SEAT León); 1, Yokohama Trophy

2007: 13 (best result 4), WTCC (SEAT León)

2008: 14 (1 win), WTCC (SEAT León)

2009: 14 (best result 4), WTCC (SEAT León); 1, Yokohama Trophy

2010: 8 (best result 2), WTCC (SEAT León TDi)

2011: 4 (1 win), WTCC (BMW 320 TC)

2012: 5 (best result 2), WTCC (BMW 320 TC)

2013: 10 (2 wins), WTCC (BMW 320 TC)

2014: 7 (best result 2), WTCC (Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1)

2015: 13 (best result 2), WTCC (Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1); 6, Yokohama Drivers‘ Trophy

2016: 11 (2 wins), WTCC (Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1); 3, WTCC Trophy

2017: 11 (best result 2), WTCC (Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1); 6, WTCC Trophy

2018: 23 (best result 7), WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO (Honda Civic Type R TCR)