Name: Ricardo Teixeira
Date of Birth: 02/08/1984
Place of Birth: Lisbon
Lives: Porto - Portugal
Interests: Everything with an engine, water sports, Judo, cycling, gym, reading, cinema.
Keeping myself busy.
Ricardo is a Angolan/Portuguese racing driver. He was the first Angolan driver to reach and drive a
Formula 1 car when he was announced as a test and official reserve driver for Team Lotus.
Driver development programme with Williams F1 Team
Official test and Reserve Formula 1 Driver with Team Lotus.
“Started karting competitively at a very young age before progressing to single seaters. After a few
races in Iberia Formula BMW Championship stopped racing because of sponsorship issues, moved to
UK the year after to study and to re-start racing in the British Formula 3 Championship, after that kept
moving up the ranks.
In 2009 went directly from F3 to the GP2 Championship with Trident Team, in 2010 moved to FIA
In 2011 enters officially in Formula 1 signing with the Malaysian Team Lotus as official Reserve and
Test Formula 1 driver keeping racing active.
Does GP2 Championship with Rapax Team and in 2013 2 races with Trident. After that have been
doing on-off races in closed wheels cars, racing instruction in GT cars and loads of events in
sportcars and for many big brands”