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Desafio Internacional das Estrelas


Desafio Internacional das Estrelas

The Desafio Internacional das Estrelas ("International Challenge of the Stars" in Portuguese) is an annual charity kart race organised by Felipe Massa since 2005. The first edition was held on Kartódromo Toca da Coruja on Bauru. For 2006 at 2008 the challenge was moved to Kartódromo dos Ingleses on Florianópolis and since 2009 at Arena Sapiens Park, also at Florianópolis.

Notably, top level Brazilian drivers have competed in the event, such as Felipe Massa, Bruno Senna, Rubens Barrichello, Tony Kanaan, Hélio Castroneves, Lucas di Grassi and Nelson Piquet, Jr.. Also Brazilian drivers on the national championship such as Stock Car Brasil and Fórmula Truck.[1] In addition, Brazilian motorcycle racer Alex Barros has competed. International drivers such as Jean Alesi and Robert Doornbos joined the Brazilian contingent in 2006, Vitantonio Liuzzi competed in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013, Michael Schumacher racing in 2007, 2008 and 2009, Luca Badoer joined in 2007 and 2008. Jeff Gordon participated in 2008, Jaime Alguersuari in 2010, 2011 and 2013, Jules Bianchi in 2011 and 2013, Adrian Sutil, Pastor Maldonado Jérôme d'Ambrosio and Gianni Morbidelli at 2011 participated in the competition. Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi and Kamui Kobayashi all took part in the competition in 2013.

Scoring system

The score of each race is established as follows:

Points for each race
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Pole position for race 1 race wins 2 points, at the end of two races, to ensure that the driver the score for their finishing position, he must complete a minimum of 75% of the laps completed by the leader. In the event of a tie, is used as tiebreaker the result obtained in first race.


Year Overall winner Race 1 winner Race 2 winner Location Date
2005 Brazil Daniel Serra Brazil Daniel Serra Brazil Allam Khodair Bauru-SP December 11
2006 Brazil Felipe Massa Brazil Felipe Massa Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Florianópolis-SC December 17
2007 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Brazil Lucas di Grassi Florianópolis-SC November 25
2008 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Felipe Massa Florianópolis-SC December 2
2009 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Brazil Felipe Massa Florianópolis-SC November 28–29
2010 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Brazil Lucas di Grassi Brazil Bia Figueiredo Florianópolis-SC December 18–19
2011 Spain Jaime Alguersuari France Jules Bianchi Spain Jaime Alguersuari Florianópolis-SC December 3–4
2012 not held
2013 France Jules Bianchi France Jules Bianchi Brazil Felipe Nasr Florianópolis-SC January 12–13


Driver Champion Runner-Up Third Place
Germany Michael Schumacher 2 (2007, 2009)
Brazil Felipe Massa 1 (2006) 3 (2009, 2010, 2011) 2 (2005, 2008)
Brazil Lucas Di Grassi 1 (2010) 1 (2008) 4 (2006, 2007, 2011, 2013)
Brazil Rubens Barrichello 1 (2008) 1 (2010)
Brazil Daniel Serra 1 (2005)
Spain Jaime Alguersuari 1 (2011)
France Jules Bianchi 1 (2013)
Brazil Allam Khodair 1 (2005)
Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. 1 (2006)
Brazil Luciano Burti 1 (2007)
Brazil Felipe Nasr 1 (2013)
Brazil Vitor Meira 1 (2009)


External links

  • Desafio Internacional das Estrelas official website (Portuguese)
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