A winning switch
Louis joined Team WRT to compete in the European Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 class. Together with his teammates Robert Kubica and Yifei Ye they dominated the year with 3 victories, 4 podiums and became European Champions with one round to spare.
The heartbreak was at Le Mans, entering the last lap with a 40 seconds lead, The Team WRT #41 car stopped with an electronic issue, so close to a first Le Mans 24h victory.
Nevertheless Louis showed his true speed after a great 2021 season and is very happy of his full time switch to endurance racing.
The F2 season and Formula 1 duties
Louis joined back with Charouz Racing System for the FIA Formula 2 Championship and the Haas Formula 1 Team as a reserve and development driver.
The season was strong and consistent with 5 podiums. He also spent many hours developing the new Haas F1 simulator.
Targeting the F2 title
Louis joined the Carlin Racing squad for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship season.
His decision to link up with the reigning Teams' Champions was a good one as Louis scored three podiums – including a second successive P2 on the streets of Monaco – and finished P8 in the overall Drivers' Championship standings.
Taking to the F2 podium
With a strong rookie season behind him, Louis returned to the FIA Formula 2 Championship with the Ferrari Driver Academy-affiliated Charouz Racing System squad.
Carrying the FDA logo on his brand-new Dallara chassis and 3.4-litre V6, turbocharged car, Louis came of age in the F2 category as he scored a brace of P2 finishes on the streets of Monaco and at Le Castellet.
Louis' form during the season was so impressive that he was given the opportunity to make his Formula One testing debut with Haas F1 Team at the end of the season. It was the perfect end to a memorable 2018 season.
Learning a new category
As an F2 rookie, Louis' objective during the 2017 season was to learn everything that's required to be successful in the FIA Formula 2 Championship category - especially the characteristics of Pirelli's unique tyres.
Louis showed an impressive ability to adjust quickly to F2 competition as he lined up for the Racing Engineering and Team Rapax squads. He finished 20 of the 22 races during the season, earning a season-best result of P4 in the Sprint Race at the Italian Grand Prix.
The rookie takes 13 victories
Louis' career took another significant step forward with a hugely impressive debut season with Fortec in the Formula V8 3.5 championship.
Now a member of the Renault Sport Academy, Louis consistently beat drivers with much more experience to claim two outright race wins and nine further podiums. His achievements secured him the championship runner-up position and the prestigious ‘Rookie of the Year’ crown after 13 race wins from the 18-round season.
Louis continued to hone his skills with eight appearances in the ADAC GT Masters and got his first taste of F2 competition with a confident one-off appearance at the last round of the season in Abu Dhabi.
A championship-winning season
The 2015 season was when Louis really found his competitive edge.
He dominated the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series to win that title, before adding Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup runner-up status to his career record a short while afterwards.
With an eye on the future, Louis also made his debut in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with a one-off appearance at the fifth round in Austria.
Meanwhile, Louis' head-turning achievements were getting noticed in the wider motorsport community and he was selected to join the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme. His potential was recognised when he was named BMW Motorsport Junior of the Year.
Making his mark in Formula Renault
Louis' second season in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series started with a win at the opening round at Monza.
He finished the season as runner-up after securing four more podiums. Louis also made six appearances as a guest driver in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series.
Showing speed and determination
Louis moved into the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series in 2013, contesting his rookie season with Josef Kaufmann Racing and immediately impressing with his speed, determination and mature race craft.
Impressing at an early age
The bug for competitive driving bit at the age of 10 and Louis quickly went on to win two prestigious karting championships in Switzerland, before successfully graduating to single-seater competition in 2012 and narrowly missing out on the BMW Talent Cup in Germany that same year.
Louis in profile
Louis Delétraz is a Swiss racing driver that is the Haas F1 Team's official test and reserve driver for the 2020 season. He currently stands one step away from realising his Formula One dream.
Having honed his skills in Europe's junior formulae, the 23-year-old's progression through the motorsport ranks has been impressive and he's considered one of the world's best young motor racing talents.
His title-winning success in the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 championship paved the way for Louis to graduate to the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2017.
Although the priority was to learn the F2 category during his first season, Louis showed his ability to adapt quickly and his F2 pace was rewarded with a season-best 4th place finish at the Italian Grand Prix.
With a solid first season of F2 competition behind him, Louis drove for Charouz Racing System in 2018 – a team that represented the 'Ferrari Driver Academy' programme.
The 2018 season was a year that Louis came of age as an F2 driver. A brace of P2 finishes in Monaco and at Le Castellet marked Louis out as a serious F2 contender and his speed was rewarded at the end of the year when Haas F1 Team invited Louis to test its Formula One car in Abu Dhabi.
Louis scored three more podiums in the F2 category when he linked up with Carlin Racing squad during 2019.
And for 2020 he has rejoined Charouz Racing System for what he expects will be another successful season in F1's official feeder series.