Aston Martin Racing Official Works Driver #97 Lowe's Vantage GTE
One of the most popular athletes to hail from Mexico, Adrian Fernandez has been successfully competing – and winning – in motorsports for over 30 years and is the only professional athlete from Mexico to have a career that spans over 20 consecutive years outside of his homeland at the top levels. Fernandez began his career in motocross at age 8, but quickly found his passion on four wheels. Success in his early years, both in Mexico and in Europe, led Fernandez to the U.S. where he quickly began cementing his future at the top echelons of the sport.
Fernandez has won in a wide variety of categories including the IZOD IndyCar Series, American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Grand-Am and the former Champ Car (CART) Series. He was also a successful driver/team owner with Fernandez Racing, which captured the driver and team ALMS LMP2 championships in 2009. A recipient of an abundance of awards over the years including the Pedro Rodriguez Trophy as the top Mexican Driver and “Athlete of the Year” in Mexico, Fernandez was inducted into the Mexican Auto Racing Federation Hall of Fame in 2010.
He currently competes as an Official Works Driver for Aston Martin Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship driving the #97 Lowe’s Aston Martin Vantage GTE on an international stage which includes events in the U.S., Belgium, France, England, Brazil, Bahrain, Japan and China.