Honda WTCC driver & ex-F1 star
World Touring Car Championship star and ex-F1 driver Tiago Monteiro is the latest online driving instructor for SAFEisFAST.com
The 41-year old driver races for the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team having previously raced for Jordan, Spyker and Midland in F1. Monteiro has also competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours, TCR International and V8 Supercar series.
Despite growing up in his native Portugal, Monteiro’s car-racing career began in France, with success in the 1997 French Porsche Carrera Cup helping to kick-start a career in single-seater racing. Wins in French F3 led Monteiro to F3000 for 2002, before 10 top-ten finishes and a pole position in the 2004 Champ Car World Series were enough to convince Minardi F1 to make him an official test driver for the 2004 season, ahead two seasons as a race driver with Jordan, Midland and Spyker. the factory Seat World Touring Car team for 2007.
Monteiro joined the Seat World Touring Car team in 2007, and has remained in the series ever since, picking up 11 victories with Seat and Honda.