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Santiago Urrutia

#5 Belardi Auto Racing 


Birthdate: August 30, 1996
Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
Residence: Miguelete, Uruguay
Website: santiurrutia.com.uy
Twitter: @Santi_Urrutia
Facebook: Santiago Urrutia Oficial
Team Website: BelardiAutoRacing.com





Nationality: Uruguayan

Languages spoken: Spanish, English, Italian

Height/weight:  5’7” / 149 lbs.

Current sports played: Motocross, handball, soccer

Hobbies: Rock/pop music, movies

Snapshot: My favorite soccer team is Club Nacional de Futbol

Racing goal: To reach the Verizon IndyCar Series

Racing heroes: Gonzalo Rodriguez

My fitness routine includes: Cycling

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: Always get in the car with my right foot first

An interesting note about me: I race only for me, I don't worry about who my competitors are

Career results:


  • Missed the champion’s title by 20 points in his sophomore Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires campaign
  • Claimed four wins, three poles and a total of seven podiums… qualified first or second in each of the final five races'
  • Has earned 16 podiums in 24 career Indy Lights starts
  • Took home Royal Purple “Slickest Pass” honors at the season-ending awards banquet


  • Finished second by a mere two points in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship chase with a surge in the second-half of the season that included three victories and top-five finishes in nine of 10 races
  • Ended the season with a total of four wins, three second-place finishes and three pole positions including a sweep of both races at Mid-Ohio
  • Claimed Rookie of the Year honors


  • Won the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and BBS Rookie of the Year honors, earning a Mazda scholarship to assist in the graduation to  Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2016
  • Scored three wins, seven additional podium finishes and claimed two pole positions during his first year of racing in North America
  • Earned a Quarter Master Hard Charger award at Mid-Ohio for his victory from a fourth-place starting position


  • Competed in the European GP3 Series


  • Finished fourth in the European Formula 3 series with two wins, a pole position, eight podium finishes and three fastest race laps


  • Finished fourth in the 24-race Formula Abath European series with three wins, a pole position, 11 podium finishes and three fastest race laps
  • Also finished fourth in the 18-race Formula Abath Italian series, with three wins, a pole position, nine podiums and three fastest race laps


  • Competed in several Formula Abath Series (Euro & Italian) events


  • Raced karts in Uruguay
  • Won the 2007 Apertura Championship and Closing Metropolitan Prokart
  • Won the 2008 Argentine Pre Junior Karting Championship as well as the Opening Metropolitan ProKart Championship in the Mini Junior class
  • Won the 2010 Uruguayan Karting Championship in the Master Category and the Federation Championship Master Category


  • Began competing in Motocross events at the age of four
  • Won the Latin American Motocross Championship for children aged 4-6