Get to know Augusto Farfus.

Augusto Farfus can usually be found with a smile on his face when at the racetrack. Even in his second difficult season in a row, Augusto Farfus never forgot how to smile. After all, the Brazilian is living his dream and enjoying doing the thing he enjoys more than anything else: driving racing cars at the limit. He proved that in DTM a lot of times. In total, he now has four wins, five pole positions and 12 podium finishes to his name.

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Farfus joined the BMW family back in 2007 on the back of a host of impressive displays in the World Touring Car Championship. He won ten races with BMW in the world championship, as well as the 2010 Nürburgring 24 Hours alongside Jörg Müller, Pedro Lamy and Uwe Alzen in a BMW M3 GT2 – the first Brazilian ever to triumph at the classic endurance race. In 2015 he secured pole position in a BMW Z4 GT3 at the same venue, before finishing fourth overall in the race. In 2016, Farfus had the rare honour of driving a number of laps on the Nordschleife in a DTM car with the Shell BMW M4 DTM Race Taxi.

2012 saw Farfus turn his attention to the DTM with BMW. Having been involved in the development of the BMW M3 DTM, he then claimed the first victory in his debut season in Valencia – again making him the first Brazilian to do so. In 2013, Farfus emerged as a serious contender, narrowly missing out on the title in second place. Trips back to Brazil are few and far between, but his wife Liri and daughter Victoria are in no way homesick. The three of them spend every free minute together and have made a second home in Monaco, where they live during the racing season. Liri supports her “Gustl” wherever she can – even if she is often the butt of his practical jokes, like her now legendary lap of the Nürburgring- Nordschleife, which is available on YouTube for all to enjoy.

Augusto Farfus: Facts & Figures
Date of birth 3rd September 1983
Place of birth Curitiba (Brazil)
2016 16th place DTM
2015 12th place DTM
2014 13th place DTM
2013 2nd place DTM
2012 7th place DTM, Rookie of the Year
2011 1st place 24 Hours of Dubai
2010 1st place Nürburgring 24 Hours
2009 3rd place FIA WTCC
2008 6th place FIA WTCC
2007 4th place FIA WTCC
2006 3rd place FIA WTCC
2005 4th place FIA WTCC
2004 6th place FIA ETCC
2003 1st place F3000 Euro Series
2001 1st place Formula Renault European Championship