Brendon Hartley

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Brendon Hartley
Brendon Hartley Driver of Porsche Team's Porsche 919 Hybrid.jpg
Brendon Hartley at the Silverstone Round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship
Nationality New Zealand New Zealander
Born (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 24)
Palmerston North (NZ)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2010
Current team Ocean Racing Technology
Car no. 24
Former teams Scuderia Coloni
Starts 12
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 19th in 2011
Previous series
200911
200809
2008
2007
200607
2006
200506
2003–04
2002–03
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
British Formula Three
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Toyota Racing Series
Formula Ford New Zealand
Formula First New Zealand
Championship titles
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

Brendon Hartley (born 10 November 1989 in Palmerston North) is a New Zealander racing driver currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Porsche in LMP1-H.

Career[edit]

Hartley won the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship in 2007.
Hartley driving for Carlin Motorsport at the Croft round of the 2008 British Formula Three season.
Hartley driving for Tech 1 Racing at the Silverstone round of the 2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season.
Hartley driving for Ocean Racing Technology at the Monza round of the 2011 GP2 Series season.

Hartley was born in a family well integrated within motorsport. His father, Bryan, had raced in many forms of motorsport, most notably Formula Atlantic. At the age of six, Hartley began his motor racing career in kart racing, following his brother, Nelson's footsteps. Six years later, the young New Zealander competed in his first full–scale race championship, competing in the Formula First category. Up against many seasoned veterans, Hartley finished the season in seventh. In 2003, the thirteen-year-old got his first major break as he won that year's New Zealand Formula Ford Festival which resulted in him getting a drive for the following year's Formula Ford championship. In a car his brother used the previous year, he started four races and won two of them.

After a season in Formula Toyota New Zealand, Hartley moved to Europe, competing in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC). The New Zealander finished 14th and 10th in the Drivers' Championship in the Eurocup and North European Cup respectively, taking a podium position at Anderstorp in the latter. His second year in Formula Renault saw him stay in the Eurocup, but move from the NEC to the Italian championship. That year saw him take three wins in the Eurocup and three podiums in the Italian championship, and took championship title in the Eurocup. In 2007 Hartley also made his Formula Three debut in the Masters of Formula 3 at Zolder event. He finished an incredibly respectable 4th. This resulted in a test with A1 Team New Zealand and the role of the rookie driver for the series.

In 2008, Hartley competed in the British Formula Three Championship for Carlin Motorsport winning five times and eventually finished the championship in third. He would have placed higher up, due to a greater amount of retirements compared to that of his team-mates Jaime Alguersuari and Oliver Turvey. They had two each, while Hartley had six. He also competed in eight races in the Formula Three Euroseries for Carlin and RC Motorsport, and achieved two finishes in the points, although he was ineligible for points. In non-championship races, Hartley finished fifth at the Masters of Formula 3, and a sensational drive at the Macau Grand Prix to finish third, after crashing in the qualification race. He started 20th on the grid and recorded the fastest race lap. He stayed with Carlin for the full F3 Euroseries in 2009,[1] finishing eleventh despite missing two rounds due to Formula Renault 3.5 Series commitments. In that series, Hartley competed for the defending champion Tech 1 Racing team,[2] and ended fifteenth in the championship.

He has been confirmed at Tech 1 for a full season of Formula Renault 3.5 in 2010, where he was partnered by Australian and fellow Red Bull Junior driver, Daniel Ricciardo. During the series' summer break it was announced that Hartley had been dropped from the Red Bull Junior Team.[3] His seat was taken by British Formula Three championship leader Jean-Éric Vergne.

Despite the loss of his Red Bull backing, Hartley made his GP2 Series début at Monza in September, replacing Vladimir Arabadzhiev at the Coloni team.[4] He scored a point in the season finale at Yas Marina to place 27th in the championship.

For 2011, Hartley returned to Formula Renault 3.5, driving alongside Jan Charouz for the Gravity–Charouz Racing team. He also returned to GP2 for the eighth round of the series at Spa-Francorchamps, replacing Kevin Mirocha and driving alongside Johnny Cecotto, Jr. in the Ocean Racing Technology team, for whom he had tested before the start of the season.[5] He finished in fifth place in his first race with the team, and 19th in the overall championship.

Hartley began the 2012 season without a drive, but returned to Ocean for the second round of the championship in Bahrain in place of Jon Lancaster.[6] After the two rounds in Bahrain, he was in turn replaced by Víctor Guerin.[7] He finished 25th in the championship.

With no suitable single-seater drives available, Hartley joined the Murphy Prototypes sportscar team, which was competing in the LMP2 class in the European Le Mans Series. Following the cancellation of the second round of the ELMS championship (which would have been Hartley's début event) and the series' future in doubt, Murphy was one of several ELMS teams invited to compete as a guest entry in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, a round of the more prestigious FIA World Endurance Championship. Driving the team's Oreca 03-Nissan, Hartley finished tenth overall and third in the LMP2 class with team-mates Warren Hughes and Jody Firth. The trio teamed up again for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but retired from the race after completing 196 laps of the circuit.

Formula One[edit]

In February 2008, aged 18, Hartley got his first taste of Formula One. He was invited to perform a show run for Red Bull Racing in Riyadh. From here he performed the initial three-day shake-down test for Scuderia Toro Rosso's 2008 spec car, the STR3.

In November 2008, it was announced he would be providing cover for Mark Webber, who had broken his leg in a cycling accident, by performing testing duties alongside permanent test driver Sébastien Buemi for Red Bull in the 2008 RB4 F1 car.[8]

For the 2009 season, Hartley was appointed as official reserve driver for both the Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso teams.[9]

However, unable to get his mandatory superlicence approved until April 2009, he was replaced in this role by retired F1 driver David Coulthard for the first races in Melbourne and Sepang.[10] Hartley made his debut as reserve and test driver at the Spanish Grand Prix on 8 May. He is the first New Zealander to achieve F1 driver status since Mike Thackwell in 1984.[11] He was replaced in the role by fellow Red Bull Junior driver Jaime Alguersuari for the second half of the season.[12] However Hartley didn't return to the reserve driver role with Red Bull and Toro Rosso following Jaime Alguersuari's promotion to a race seat, preferring to focus on his F3 and Renault World Series season. David Coulthard again took over the role.

For the 2010 season, Hartley was again appointed official reserve driver for both Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso. He shared the reserve driver duties with his Formula Renault 3.5 team-mate, Australian Daniel Ricciardo. The two drivers shared the duties on a race-by-race basis until round six of the championship.[13] Following this race, Hartley's support from Red Bull was dropped, based on the fact he had not won a race in his season and a half in the championship.

On 13 September 2012, he participated in the young driver test at Magny-Cours. He drove 87 laps for AMG Mercedes F1 on the final day, setting the third quickest time behind Jules Bianchi (Ferrari) and Rodolfo González (Force India).

Mercedes (2012-Present)[edit]

He said the simulator development work and the test drive with AMG Mercedes would give him a new opportunity to get back into Formula One.[14][15][16]

Sports prototypes[edit]

Hartley has been signed to drive an Oreca 03-Nissan for Murphy Prototypes in the 2013 European Le Mans Series season.

Porsche later announced him as a factory driver of the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the FIA World Endurance Championship.[17]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Final Placing
2002–03 Formula First New Zealand 6 0  ?  ? 0 335 8th
2003–04 Formula Ford New Zealand 18 6 6 3 9 239 2nd
2005 Toyota Racing Series New Zealand GVI 15 3 1 2 7 807 3rd
2005–06 Toyota Racing Series New Zealand Victory Motorsport 12 1 0 0 8 711 8th
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Motorsport Arena 14 0 0 1 1 151 10th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 14 0 0 0 0 21 13th
2006–07 Toyota Racing Series New Zealand Mark Petch Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Epsilon Red Bull Team 14 4 6 4 8 134 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia 14 1 1 5 5 236 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 ASL Mücke Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
Macau Grand Prix Formula Three Carlin Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
2008 British F3 Championship Carlin Motorsport 22 5 5 4 11 208 3rd
F3 Euroseries 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
RC Motorsport
Masters of Formula 3 Carlin Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
Macau Grand Prix Formula Three 1 0 0 1 1 N/A 3rd
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test Driver
2009 F3 Euroseries Carlin Motorsport 16 1 0 0 1 15 11th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 13 0 1 3 1 26 15th
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test and reserve Driver
Red Bull Racing
Macau Grand Prix Carlin 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2010 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test and reserve Driver
Red Bull Racing
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 13 0 0 2 1 50 10th
P1 Motorsport
GP2 Series Scuderia Coloni 4 0 0 0 0 1 27th
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Gravity–Charouz Racing 16 0 0 2 3 95 7th
GP2 Series Ocean Racing Technology 4 0 0 0 0 4 19th
2012 24 Hours of Le Mans Murphy Prototypes (LMP2) 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
GP2 Series Ocean Racing Technology 4 0 0 0 0 1 25th
Formula One Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Test Driver
2013 24 Hours of Le Mans Murphy Prototypes (LMP2) 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
Formula One Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Test Driver

* Season in progress.
† – Hartley was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2009 Tech 1 Racing CAT
SPR

12
CAT
FEA

9
SPA
SPR

11
SPA
FEA

10
MON
FEA

17
HUN
SPR

17
HUN
FEA

12
SIL
SPR

5
SIL
FEA

13
BUG
SPR

BUG
FEA

ALG
SPR

ALG
FEA

NÜR
SPR

13
NÜR
FEA

2
ALC
SPR

15
ALC
FEA

16
15th 26
2010 Tech 1 Racing ALC
1

6
ALC
2

6
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

6
MON
1

4
BRN
1

2
BRN
2

6
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

Ret
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

9
HOC
1

HOC
2

10th 50
P1 Motorsport SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

15
CAT
1

CAT
2

2011 Gravity–Charouz Racing ALC
1

21
ALC
2

Ret
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

8
MNZ
1

5
MNZ
2

Ret
MON
1

3
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

7
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

5
SIL
1

21
SIL
2

7
LEC
1

3
LEC
2

20
CAT
1

DNS
CAT
2

3
7th 95

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2010 Scuderia Coloni ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
TUR
FEA
TUR
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

Ret
ABU
FEA

9
ABU
SPR

6
27th 1
2011 Ocean Racing Technology TUR
FEA

TUR
SPR

ESP
FEA

ESP
SPR

MON
FEA

MON
SPR

VAL
FEA

VAL
SPR

GBR
FEA

GBR
SPR

GER
FEA

GER
SPR

HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

5
BEL
SPR

9
ITA
FEA

22
ITA
SPR

20
19th 4
2012 Ocean Racing Technology MYS
FEA
MYS
SPR
BHR1
FEA

10
BHR1
SPR

Ret
BHR2
FEA

13
BHR2
SPR

16
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

SGP
FEA

SGP
SPR

25th 1

* Season in progress.


Sportscars/GT results[edit]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2012 Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes United Kingdom Jody Firth
United Kingdom Warren Hughes
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 196 DNF DNF
2013 Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes India Karun Chandhok
United States Mark Patterson
Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 319 12th 7th
2014 Germany Porsche Team Germany Timo Bernhard
Australia Mark Webber
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1-H 346 NC NC

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2012 Murphy Prototypes LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
SEB
SPA
3
LMS
Ret
SIL
9
SAO
BHR
FUJ
SHA
NC† 0
2013 Murphy Prototypes LMP2 Oreca 03 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS
7
SÃO CTA FUJ SHA BHR NC† 0
2014 Porsche Racing LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 2.0 L V4 (Hybrid) SIL
3
SPA
12
LMS
NC
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
SÃO
12th* 15.5*

* Season in progress † Guest driver

Rolex Sports Car Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap. Results are overall/class)

Rolex Sports Car Series results
Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2013 Starworks Motorsport Riley BMW DP DAY
14
TXS
13
BAR
12
ATL
10
BEL
8
LEX
10
S6H
3
IMS
4
ELK
1
KAN
6
LGA
16
LRP
12th 252

* Season in progress.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Noble, Jonathan (31 December 2008). "Hartley goes Euro Series with Carlin". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ English, Steven (2009-04-15). "Hartley joins Tech 1 for three races". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  3. ^ Saward, Joe (20 July 2010). "Who runs Red Bull Racing?". 
  4. ^ Beer, Matt (8 September 2010). "Hartley joins GP2 with Coloni". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  5. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (25 August 2011). "Brendon Hartley makes GP2 return with Ocean at Spa". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Ocean GP2 team hopes Jon Lancaster's absence from Bahrain round is a one-off". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  7. ^ Mallett, Thomas (2012-05-10). "Guerin replaces Hartley at Ocean Racing for Barcelona's GP2 race". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  8. ^ http://www.itv-f1.com/news_article.aspx?id=44666
  9. ^ "Hartley gets double role". grandprix.com. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  10. ^ http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/090724162117.shtml
  11. ^ "Hartley gains F1 superlicence". Stuff.co.nz. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  12. ^ Beer, Matt (1 July 2009). "Alguersuari becomes Red Bull reserve". autosport.com. Haymarket. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  13. ^ Noble, Jonathan (2010-01-26). "Ricciardo, Hartley to be Red Bull reserves". Autosport. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  14. ^ Noble, Jonathan (2012-09-11). "Brendon Hartley 'better prepared' for Mercedes F1 chance". Autosport. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  15. ^ Beaudoin, Sabrina (2012-09-13). "F1 young driver test: Jules Bianchi stays ahead on final day". Autosport. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  16. ^ Beaudoin, Sabrina and Noble, Jonathan (2012-09-14). "Brendon Hartley hopes F1 test leads to more opportunities". Autosport. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  17. ^ "Works engagement with 919 hybrid and 911 RSR". Porsche.com. Porsche. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Filipe Albuquerque
Eurocup Formula Renault champion
2007
Succeeded by
Valtteri Bottas