Driver Background

Alex Imperatori started kart racing at the age of four in Spain. He raced karting in Spain and Germany and France until 2002. He was the France Junior Champion in 2000 and also competed in the European Championship in 2000, 2001 and 2002.

Formula Racing

In 2003, Imperatori moved to single seater by reaching the final of the Mygale scholarship program. From 2004 to 2007, he competed in the 2006 and 2007cAsian Formula Renault Challenge and came 1st runner-up. He was also the 2006 China Formula Renault Challenge Champion, which earned him a test from Renault Sport in the World Series by Renault.

From December 2007, he joined the Swiss team in the A1 Grand Prix as rookie driver and together with the team won the 2007-2008 championship and came second in the 2008-2009 season.

From 2008 to 2010, Imperatori was competing in the All-Japan Formula Three Championship. In 2008, he came second in the National Class before achieving 3rd rank in 2009. In 2010, he stepped up to the Championship class with TODA Racing and using the single HONDA power unit of the grid, came 5th in the championship. In 2010, Imperatori finished his season with a good performance in the Macau Grand Prix by coming 12th after starting 26th on the grid due to a brake failure in the qualification race.

In 2011, Imperatori stepped up to Formula Nippon, the highest level of single-seater racing in Japan.

GT Racing

In 2011, Imperatori also started becoming involved in GT racing. He replaced Christian Menzel at Team Starchase in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and had a successful season by winning 8 of the 10 races he entered. He finished 3rd in the championship after missing the two races in Singapore due to conflicting racing commitments.

Besides, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and Formula Nippon, Imperatori was also competing in the GT300 class of Super GT in 2011 with the Lexus IS350 GT300 of SG Changi Racing. Together with team-mate Orime, he won at Sugo and climbed on the podium two more times at Fuji and Autopolis.

Imperatori finished the 2011 season with a win in the GTC category at the ILMC 6 Hours of Zhuhai for Audi Sport C Racing China.

Imperatori won the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Championship.

24 Hours of Le Mans

In 2013 Imperatori was the lead driver for the new endurance racing project from KCMG which saw him drive a Morgan LMP2 – Nissan in the world famous race.

Driving History

2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, Champion; Macau Grand Prix, GT Cup, 2nd
2011 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, 3rd Overall; Super GT Series, GT300, 5th; Formula Nippon, 12th
2010 Japan Formula 3 Championship Class (5th overall); FIA F3 Intercontinental Cup at Macau Grand Prix, 12th
2009 Japan F3 National Class Vice Champion; A1GP Switzerland rookie driver – World Champions
2008 Japan Formula 3 National Class Vice Champion; A1GP Switzerland rookie driver – World Champions
2007 China Formula Renault 2.0 Vice-Champion; Awarded Formula Renault 3.5 “World Series” test drive; Impressed in 1st selection for national A1GP team (Switzerland)
2006 China Formula Renault 2.0 Champion; Asian Formula Renault Vice-Champion; Invited to test Japan F3 car
2005 Established own racing school program in China; Michelin instructor
2004 Asian Formula Renault 2.0; 3 races: Zhuhai (winner), Shanghai (5th), Macau (5th)
2003 Formula Campus; Super finalist and 2nd in Mygale Scholarship
1991-2002 Karting (started age 4 in Spanish Championship); German Championship; Rhone-Alpes Champion; French Champion (Junior); Top 10 European Championship