Tiago Monteiro

Tiago Monteiro

1976-07-24 (age 45)


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WTCR title-hungry Monteiro still believes he “can do it”

Veteran touring car driver Tiago Monteiro is resolute that he can recapture his past form and challenge for the 2021 FIA World Touring Car Cup title.

Monteiro says he lost focus in "very emotional" final laps

Tiago Monteiro says he started to lose focus in an "emotional" final few laps of his WTCR victory in the final race of the Vila Real weekend.

Portugal WTCR: Monteiro scores first win since return

KCMG Honda’s Tiago Monteiro claimed a popular home victory in the final WTCR race at Vila Real, beating the Cyan Racing pairing of Yvan Muller and Yann Ehrlacher.

The driver who gained most from F1's famous farce Prime

The driver who gained most from F1's famous farce

The 2005 United States Grand Prix was one of the most notorious of Formula 1's 999 world championship rounds so far - contested by just six cars. And that meant a driver in one of the slowest machines on the grid got a podium. This is the story of a remarkable day for Tiago Monteiro

Monteiro says he's ended doubts about WTCR comeback

Tiago Monteiro believes he has now quashed all doubts about whether he could rediscover his form after a competitive World Touring Car Cup return in Marrakesh.

Monteiro joins new Honda squad for full-time WTCR return

Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 class winning team KCMG will join the World Touring Car Cup grid with Honda for 2019, and field Tiago Monteiro in his full-time return.

Monteiro to make racing return in WTCR Suzuka round

Tiago Monteiro will return to racing for the first time since his testing crash at Barcelona last September at this month's World Touring Car Cup round at Suzuka.

A world champion in waiting's tortuous path to recovery Prime

A world champion in waiting's tortuous path to recovery

Tiago Monteiro seemed destined to win the World Touring Car Championship last year, until a huge testing crash halted his charge. After early whispers of a swift racing return, he recounts his arduous (and incomplete) road to recovery.

Monteiro "almost ready" for race return

Recovering World Touring Car Cup driver Tiago Monteiro says he feels "almost ready" to return to racing for the first time since a testing crash at Barcelona last September.

Monteiro forced to skip WTCR Marrakesh opener

Tiago Monteiro has postponed his comeback from injuries sustained in a testing crash at Barcelona last September again and will miss the start of the World Touring Car Cup season.

Monteiro, Guerrieri sign up for Honda WTCR programmes

Tiago Monteiro and Esteban Guerrieri have been announced as the first drivers to sign up with Honda outfits in the new World Touring Car Cup.

Monteiro will also miss Qatar WTCC finale

Honda WTCC driver Tiago Monteiro will miss the season finale in Qatar as he continues to recover from injuries sustained in a crash at Barcelona in September.

Monteiro to miss Macau WTCC round too

Honda driver Tiago Monteiro will miss a third consecutive WTCC event on medical grounds after being ruled out of the Macau round.

Monteiro forced to miss Motegi WTCC race

Honda driver Tiago Monteiro has been ruled out of competing in the WTCC at this weekend's race at Motegi on medical advice.

Monteiro to miss China WTCC race on medical grounds

WTCC championship leader Tiago Monteiro has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's races in China on medical grounds.

Monteiro explains crash that knocked him out

Honda World Touring Car Championship driver Tiago Monteiro revealed that he passed out in his testing crash at Barcelona, after which he was hospitalised.

Monteiro wants to stay with Honda WTCC squad in 2018

Tiago Monteiro says he wants to continue with Honda in WTCC, and has already started to discuss conditions for a contract renewal with the Japanese manufacturer.

Argentina WTCC: Michelisz wins after Catsburg's repeat puncture

Honda’s Norbert Michelisz grabbed his second World Touring Car Championship victory of the season in the main Termas de Rio Hondo race after long-time leader Nicky Catsburg’s suffered a puncture.

Joker lap receives critical acclaim from WTCC drivers

WTCC drivers have praised the series’ introduction of a joker lap at last weekend’s round in Vila Real in Portugal.

Yokohama responds to Nurburgring WTCC tyre failures

WTCC tyre supplier Yokohama has responded to criticism from a number of leading drivers after a series of punctures during Saturday's pair of Nurburgring races.

Hungary WTCC: Monteiro holds off Chilton to win opening race

Tiago Monteiro became the first repeat winner of the 2017 WTCC season by resisting a challenge from Tom Chilton in the opening race at the Hungaroring.

Monza WTCC: Monteiro tops first practice despite puncture

Honda's Tiago Monteiro led the first WTCC practice session at Monza, despite suffering a puncture midway through the session.

Monteiro expects Honda to struggle at Monza

WTCC championship leader Tiago Monteiro is bracing himself for a trying weekend at Monza, with the long straights likely to expose the inherent disadvantages of Honda's Civic hatchback.

Monteiro and da Costa to campaign BMW in GT Open

WTCC championship leader Tiago Monteiro and BMW works driver Antonio Felix da Costa will race in the International GT Open series this year.

Marrakesh WTCC: Monteiro leads Honda 1-2 in main race

Tiago Monteiro took a controlled win in the second WTCC race in Marrakesh from factory Honda teammate Norbert Michelisz.

Marrakesh WTCC: Monteiro grabs first pole of new season

Honda’s Tiago Monteiro took pole position for the first race of the 2017 WTCC season in Marrakesh, beating the Volvo of Nestor Girolami by two tenths of a second.

Marrakesh WTCC: Michelisz leads Honda 1-2 in practice

Honda drivers Norbert Michelisz and Tiago Monteiro were fastest in practice ahead of the first WTCC round of the season in Marrakesh.

Why WTCC's 2017 season should be its closest for years

The 2017 WTCC season begins this weekend in Morocco, and could be one of the most competitive campaigns for a long time, despite grid numbers being the lowest in the championship's 13-year history.

Honda not worried by pre-season pace deficit

Honda Racing Team JAS is unfazed by its lack of performance at the Monza season launch event, saying it did not chase laptimes during the two-day test.

Da Costa hoping for IndyCar chance with Carlin

Antonio Felix Da Costa is aiming for the Verizon IndyCar Series and hoping for a seat at Carlin, although his priority for the first half of this season would be his Formula E commitment to Andretti Autosport.

Macau TCR: Vernay beats main title contenders to pole

Jean Karl Vernay grabbed a last-gasp pole position for the TCR season finale at Macau in a rain-hit qualifying session on Saturday from Leopard Racing teammate Stefano Comini.

Honda commits to WTCC programme for 2017

Honda have confirmed their participation in the 2017 World Touring Car Championship, after a strong 2016 season which saw them take the fight directly to Citroen, particularly in the early part of the season.

Monteiro open to Formula E and WEC outings in future

Tiago Monteiro says he isn't ruling out drives in Formula E and or World Endurance Championship in the future alongside his existing WTCC commitments with Honda.

Monteiro: Citroen likely to remain "the strongest car" in 2017

Honda’s Tiago Monteiro believes the Citroen cars will remain the benchmark in the 2017 WTCC season despite the manufacturer pulling its works team from the championship.

Monteiro “won’t give up” on title fight with Lopez

Tiago Monteiro has vowed not to give up on chasing down WTCC runaway points leader Jose Maria Lopez following his victory in the second race at Vila Real.

Analysis: Understanding Honda's flat floor troubles

After qualifying at the Hungaroring weekend, it emerged there was investigation taking place by the FIA into the legality of the four Civics entered by Honda. Neil Hudson analyses the situation.

Yokohama to investigate tyre failures after Nurburgring chaos

WTCC tyre supplier Yokohama has pledged to look into the problems experienced by the drivers throughout the Nurburgring weekend after a spate of punctures.

Monteiro released from hospital after Nurburgring smash

Honda’s Tiago Monteiro was released from hospital just a few hours after the his high-speed crash on the final lap of the first WTCC race at the Nurburgring.

Honda 1-2-3 matters more than whoever won, says Michelisz

Norbert Michelisz says securing Honda's first ever WTCC 1-2-3 in Morocco was more important to him than fighting for victory in the race.

FIA to continue investigating Honda's flat floor

The results of the WTCC Race of Morocco and the preceding event at the Hungaroring two weeks’ ago are still subject to change, with the FIA technical delegate continuing an investigation into the flat floor of Honda.

Hungary WTCC: Lopez sees off Coronel in qualifying

Jose Maria Lopez claimed pole position for the third round of the World Touring Car Championship at the Hungaroring, and retook the standings lead by two points ahead of Honda’s Tiago Monteiro,

Hungary WTCC: Michelisz leads Honda 1-2-3 in testing

Hungarian Honda driver Norbert Michelisz headed a Honda 1-2-3 in the first test session of the FIA World Touring Car Championship weekend, at the Hungaroring.

Monteiro expects "different story" in Hungary as Honda picks up ballast

Honda's Tiago Monteiro left Slovakia as the WTCC championship leader but the Portuguese feels it will be a "different story" next weekend in Hungary due to the redistribution of success ballast.

Slovakia WTCC: Lopez snatches win in last-lap mayhem

Jose Maria Lopez won the main race at Slovakiaring after a thrilling final lap, overtaking Lada's Nicky Catsburg, who looked set to secure his first win in WTCC.

Slovakia WTCC: Monteiro takes championship lead with opening race win

Tiago Monteiro won the opening race in Slovakia for Honda after a long fight with Mehdi Bennani, who finished second in his Sebastien Loeb Racing C-Elysee, with Rob Huff completing the podium in his Civic.

Muller and Monteiro at odds on race two clash​​

Tiago Monteiro and Yvan Muller tussled for second position in the main WTCC race at Paul Ricard​ last weekend, leading to a clash that demoted the Frenchman outside the podium.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Bjork puts Volvo on top in final practice

Polestar Cyan Racing’s Thed Bjork put his Volvo S60 on top of the timesheet in the final practice session of the World Touring Car Championship at Paul Ricard.

Paul Ricard WTCC: Monteiro tops damp first practice

Honda’s Tiago Monteiro jumped to the top of the time sheets just after the chequered flag was raised in the Saturday morning practice session at Circuit Paul Ricard.

WTCC season preview: Third time unlucky for Citroen?

The World Touring Car Championship has been Citroen's personal playground for the last two seasons - but could things be about to change in the French marque's final season in the series?

Third factory Honda "excellent news" for WTCC

WTCC series boss Francois Ribeiro has lauded Honda's decision to expand to three cars for the 2016 season, calling it ”excellent news” for the championship.

Nine drivers escape penalties after Thailand carnage

A total of nine drivers were summoned to the stewards after a pair of accident-strewn races at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand, albeit all escaped without significant penalties.

Thailand WTCC: Loeb inherits win as Monteiro excluded

Tiago Monteiro has been excluded from the results of the second race of the WTCC meeting in Buriram, Thailand, handing victory to Sebastien Loeb.

Thailand WTCC: Monteiro wins red-flagged Race 2

Honda's Tiago Monteiro emerged victorious in the WTCC Thailand round's Race 2, which was red-flagged early due to poor visibility.

Thailand WTCC: Lopez clinches race one pole

Jose Maria Lopez will start from pole position in the first race at Thailand, having become the only driver to break the 1m38s barrier in qualifying.

Rivals on the rise as WTCC heads to Shanghai

Citroën closes in on WTCC Manufacturers’ Championship glory

Honda's Motegi pace leads to significant ballast increase for Shanghai

The Honda Civic WTCC cars of Gabriele Tarquini, Tiago Monteiro and Norbert Michelisz will all carry 40kg of compensation ballast at the next round of the World Touring Car Championship in Shanghai.

Monteiro wins in Motegi as title contenders hit trouble

Castrol Honda’s Tiago Monteiro claimed his second win of the season, and the third for Honda this year while championship contenders Yvan Muller and Jose Maria Lopez both failed to finish the race after separate incidents.

Lopez extends points lead with race one victory in Japan

Citroen’s Jose Maria Lopez deprived Honda of a home victory after taking the lead from Norbert Michelisz into the first corner at Motegi, leading the rest of the way to take his seventh win of the season.

Honda Civics secure second and third row in 'busy' Portuguese qualifying session

Honda Civic WTCCs show improved pace with two going into Q3 shootout.

Vila Real welcomes FIA WTCC for inaugural event

This weekend the FIA World Touring Car Championship arrives for the first time in the historic city of Vila Real, Portugal.