Tom Coronel

Team : Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport
Birthdate : 04/05/1972

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 is a regular on the Dakar Rally 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 changed his race number for 2019 with 50 replacing 9 to acknowledge main sponsor DHL’s half-century. His choice for 2021, 32, represents the number of years he’s been racing.

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)

2019: 22 (best result 6, WTCR (CUPRA TCR)

2020: 11 (1 win), WTCR (Audi RS 3 LMS); 4, WTCR Trophy; 16, TCR Europe