Stéphane Sarrazin

Stéphane Sarrazin

1975-11-02 (age 46)


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How to make a huge impact in your one and only F1 start

You might know Stephane Sarrazin as a WRC regular who spent two years as a works Subaru driver, you might know him as a sportscar specialist who has finished runner-up at Le Mans on four occasions, or you might even know him as a regular in the early years of Formula E.

Sarrazin signed to partner Chadwick at Veloce XE team

Sportscar veteran Stephane Sarrazin has been signed by the Veloce Racing team for the inaugural Extreme E season to partner W Series champion Jamie Chadwick. 

Sarrazin convinced about Ginetta LMP1 car's potential

FIA World Endurance Championship veteran Stephane Sarrazin says he's optimistic about the potential of Ginetta's LMP1 challenger after driving the G60-LT-P1 at the Prologue test this week.

Ghiotto, Smith headline eight-man Ginetta test roster

Former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Guy Smith and Formula 2 race winner Luca Ghiotto are among the drivers who will test the Ginetta LMP1 car at Barcelona this week.

EoT tweaks change “nothing” for Toyota’s LMP1 rivals

The latest WEC Equivalence of Technology changes have done little to even the field between Toyota and its LMP1 opposition in Fuji, claim numerous privateer drivers.

LMP2s "very difficult" to pass for LMP1 privateers

Leading LMP1 privateer drivers believe passing lapped LMP2 cars will be “very difficult" in the Le Mans 24 Hours and could hinder their hopes of staying within striking distance of Toyota.

Sarrazin replaces Blomqvist at Andretti FE team

Stephane Sarrazin will replace Tom Blomqvist at the Andretti Formula E team for the remaining four races of the 2017/18 season.

Privateer LMP1s “cannot dream” of racing Toyota

Drivers from leading privateer LMP1 teams have ruled out taking the fight to Toyota in Saturday’s FIA World Endurance Championship opener at Spa.

Toyota played “games” with privateers in testing - Sarrazin

Toyota running outside the rules in the FIA World Endurance Championship's Prologue test at Paul Ricard was a “game” designed to force the LMP1 privateers to show their hand, says Stephane Sarrazin.

WEC Prologue: Privateers close gap to Toyota in night

The LMP1 privateers have closed the gap to Toyota over the course of the night session at the FIA World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Paul Ricard.

Sarrazin joins SMP from Toyota for WEC superseason

Prototype racing veteran Stephane Sarrazin has parted ways with Toyota to join LMP1 privateer team SMP Racing for the World Endurance Championship's 2018/19 superseason.

Toyota makes line-up change for Austin WEC race

Toyota has re-shuffled its driver line-up for this weekend's round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Austin.

Montreal ePrix: Di Grassi wins thriller, Buemi charges to fourth

Lucas di Grassi will take a six-point advantage into Sunday’s Formula E finale in Montreal after Sebastien Buemi lost the championship lead despite a charging drive in Saturday’s race. 

Montreal ePrix: Di Grassi beats penalised Buemi in qualifying

Lucas di Grassi will start the first of Formula E’s two races in Montreal from pole position, with title rival Sebastien Buemi only 12th after a grid penalty.

Toyota Gazoo Racing ready for Le Mans

Toyota Gazoo Racing has focused on intensively developing the TS050 HYBRID with the aim of winning Le Mans for the first time

Sarrazin joins Techeetah from Venturi, replaces Gutierrez

Stephane Sarrazin will replace Esteban Gutierrez at the Techeetah Formula E team for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.

Toyota moves Lopez to third car for Le Mans

Three-time World Touring Car Champion Jose Maria Lopez has been moved to Toyota's third car for the Le Mans 24 Hours next month.

Sarrazin enters Corsica WRC round with his own team

Multi-discipline driver Stephane Sarrazin will enter this week's Tour de Corsica WRC round in a Skoda Fabia R5, having set up his own team, Sarrazin Motorsport.

Lopez, Sarrazin to join Buemi on Monza-to-Mexico travel dash

Toyota’s new signing Jose Maria Lopez is set to join Sebastien Buemi and Stephane Sarrazin in travelling overnight from the Monza WEC prologue test to the Mexico Formula E race.

Rebellion adds Sarrazin to Daytona 24 Hours line-up

Rebellion Racing has announced that Stephane Sarrazin will join its star-studded line-up for the Rolex 24 at Daytona next month.

Audi pace took Toyota by surprise in Bahrain finale

Toyota Motorsport director Rob Leupen says Audi’s pace in the FIA WEC season finale at Bahrain took the Japanese team by surprise, as its slim hopes of taking the drivers’ title disappeared.

Analysis: Why energy saving will be key in Marrakesh

Formula E is set for one of its most energy-sapping races at the first ever Marrakesh ePrix on Saturday, with the race becoming the longest in the championship history.

Toyota "should have the edge" on Porsche in Bahrain

Toyota Motorsport Director Rob Leupen believes the Japanese manufacturer “should have the edge” on Porsche for the FIA WEC title-decider in Bahrain.

Toyota drivers admit winning Porsche out of reach

Toyota drivers Mike Conway and Stephane Sarrazin conceded the #1 Porsche was too quick for the Japanese marque to beat in the WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai.

Analysis: How Toyota finally ended its WEC victory drought

Toyota came to its home race in Fuji with its sights firmly set on victory – and, thanks to some clever strategic thinking, it got the job done. Jamie Klein examines how the Japanese marque managed it.

Toyota teammates praise “shining star” Kobayashi after Fuji win

Toyota drivers Mike Conway and Stephane Sarrazin have praised teammate Kamui Kobayashi for his final stint in the WEC 6 Hours of Fuji that secured the Japanese manufacturer victory.

Fuji WEC: Toyota scores first win since 2014 on home soil

Toyota secured its first victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship for almost two years at Fuji, as a late strategic gamble allowed Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Stephane Sarrazin to take the win.

Venturi debuts new semiconducting technology at Hong Kong

The Venturi Formula E team hopes that the introduction of a new advanced technology can help it to join the frontrunning teams in the championship this season.

Formula E season three predictions: Can Buemi be beaten?

As the third season of the FIA Formula E championship kicks off this weekend in Hong Kong, Sam Smith surveys the field - and, with the help of an informed source, predicts who will come out on top.

Austin WEC: Duval ensures practice clean sweep for #8 Audi

Audi’s Loic Duval again set the pace in the final practice session before this evening’s qualifying for the 6 Hours of COTA in Austin.

Toyota Gazoo Racing stays cool in Texas heat

The two TS050 Hybrids had completed 143 laps, 788km to generate a lot of useful data which will guide the engineers as they seek the optimal set-up.

Podium return for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota Gazoo Racing returned to the podium in an exciting 6 Hours of Mexico, the fifth round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Challenging opening day for Toyota Gazoo Racing

An accident for the #6 TS050 HYBRID during the morning test caused monocoque damage which prevented any further running

Exclusive: Maro Engel to race for Venturi in Formula E

Maro Engel is the surprise choice to partner Stephane Sarrazin in the Venturi Formula E team for season three of the all-electric series, can reveal.

Race to forget for Toyota Gazoo Racing

The TS050 Hybrids lost time early in the race due to a tyre compound which was not ideal for the track temperatures.

Davidson confident of stronger Toyota race showing

Anthony Davidson is optimistic that Toyota can present a larger threat to its LMP1 rivals in race trim during the WEC 6 Hours of Nurburgring than in qualifying.

Toyota squad aims to strike back after Le Mans “heartache”

Toyota hopes an all-new aerodynamic kit will aid recovery from its Le Mans “heartache” as the FIA World Endurance Championship resumes at the Nurburgring this weekend.

Analysis: How Toyota defied odds to almost win Le Mans

That Toyota went into Le Mans as the underdog yet pulled out all the stops for what should've been a deserved first win makes that last lap so much more painful, writes Sam Smith.

Heartbreak for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Le Mans

The race was one of the closest fights in Le Mans history, with three cars locked in an intense battle for the entire 24 hours.

Second row start for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Le Mans

Toyota is looking forward to a competitive race when the French Tricolore waves to signal the start at 15.00 local time on Saturday.

Toyota Gazoo Racing in the mix at Le Mans

The two TS050 Hybrids finally hit the track in anger...

Le Mans calling for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota Gazoo Racing is prepared and positive ahead of the 84th running of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours, the highlight of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season.

Positive Le Mans test for Toyota Gazoo Racing

The #5 of Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima set the fastest lap for a TS050 Hybrid, with a time of 3mins 23.197secs, the fifth quickest of the day.

Toyota bullish of Le Mans chances despite Spa disaster

Toyota may have had a possible victory in last month's Spa World Endurance Championship race snatched away by unreliability, but, as team director Rob Leupen tells, the Japanese brand heads to Le Mans confident of a result.

SPA pain for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Engine problems for both TS050 Hybrids put them out of contention.

Competitive qualifying for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Stéphane Sarrazin and Kamui Kobayashi took the #6 TS050 HYBRID to third on the grid.

Paris ePrix: Buemi heads di Grassi in first practice

Sebastien Buemi set the pace in the first track running for the inaugural Paris ePrix, later today.

Silverstone WEC: Hartley flyer displays Porsche’s true pace

Porsche’s Brendon Hartley dipped under last year’s pole time in second practice for the Silverstone WEC opener, but it wasn’t all good news for the German marque as the sister car suffered a brief off.

Long Beach ePrix: Da Costa aces Super Pole to snatch top spot

Antonio Felix da Costa will start the Long Beach ePrix from pole position after a superb performance in the Super Pole session for Team Aguri.

Porsche tops Day 2 morning session, Toyota causes red flag

Porsche continued its domination of the World Endurance Championship Prologue test at Paul Ricard on Saturday morning, as Toyota brought out the red flags.

Toyota "reworked everything" for new LMP1 challenger

Stephane Sarrazin says the Toyota WEC team is “really fired up” about its prospects in 2016 with an all-new car, saying that every detail has been changed from its 2015 counterpart.

Beijing ePrix: Di Grassi fights back, tops FP2

A slightly shortened final practice session before the all-important qualifying saw Lucas di Grassi head the timing screens in Beijing this morning.

Hard work in Texas heat for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota completed three hours of practice in two sessions, making a solid start to the event.

Porsche sets fearsome pace in first practice at COTA

Porsche re-affirmed its superiority in the World Endurance Championship with another dominant display in the first free practice session of the weekend at COTA this afternoon.

Texas test for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota heads to the United States third in the manufacturers’ World Championship

Sarrazin to make WRC return in Corsica

Stephane Sarrazin will be back to the World Rally Championship after a nine-year absence as he joins the entry list for the upcoming Tour de Corse.

Top Six for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Nürburgring

Today’s result sees reigning World Champions Toyota remain third in the manufacturers’ standings.

Row-three start for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota Gazoo Racing has been fully focused on extracting maximum race performance from the TS040 HYBRID.

Toyota Gazoo Racing gets going at Nürburgring

World Champions Toyota Gazoo Racing got the Six Hours of Nürburgring under way today with the first practice sessions for the fourth round of the World Endurance Championship.

World Champions go ring racing

This weekend’s race marks a return to race action for the TS040 Hybrids after a 10-week break since the Le Mans 24 Hours.