Daniël de Jong

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Daniël de Jong
Daniël de Jong.JPG
Daniël de Jong at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round
Nationality  Dutch
Born (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 21)
Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2012
Current team MP Motorsport
Car no. 27
Former teams Rapax
Starts 10
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 26th in 2012
Previous series
201112
2011
200910
200810
2008
2008
2008
2005–06,
2009–10
Auto GP World Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Finnish Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Dutch Winter Endurance Series

Daniël de Jong (born 9 July 1992 in Rotterdam) is a professional racing driver from the Netherlands.

Career[edit]

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

After a lengthy karting career in his native Holland and a brief stint in the Dutch Winter Endurance Series, de Jong made his single–seater debut in 2008 in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC), finishing the season 13th overall. He also contested two races in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ series, taking two pole positions and a race victory to finish the season in 8th place,[1] and a single round of the Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup at Spa–Francorchamps.

In 2009, de Jong took part in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championships with MP Motorsport. In the Eurocup, he took a single points–finish at the Hungaroring to be classified in 25th place, whilst in the NEC series he took podium places at the Nürburgring and Spa–Francorchamps to finish 9th, despite missing the third round of the season at Alastaro.[2]

2010 saw de Jong remain in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series for a second season. After finishing second to Kevin Korjus in the first race of the season at Motorland Aragón,[3] he finished in the points on a further eight occasions to finish 9th in the standings.[4] He also took part in selected events of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season, taking a race win at the final event of the season at the Nürburgring together with a second–place at Brno earlier in the season. He finished the year 11th in the standings, despite only taking part in six of the 18 races.[5]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Daniël de Jong at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round

In October 2010, de Jong drove a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, testing for Draco Racing at the first post–season test in Barcelona.[6] A week later he tested for Comtec Racing at Motorland Aragón and it was announced in February 2011 that he had signed to race for the team in the 2011 season, partnering British Formula Three graduate Daniel McKenzie.[7]cool

Auto GP[edit]

Alongside his Formula Renault 3.5 commitments, de Jong will also contest the Auto GP season in 2011, driving for his long–time Formula Renault 2.0 team MP Motorsport.[8] He remains with the team (now in a partnership with Manor Motorsport) for the 2012 season.

GP2 Series[edit]

In 2012, de Jong made his GP2 Series debut at the Valencia Street Circuit, driving for the Rapax team. He also drove for the team at Silverstone, and will also do so at the Hungaroring and at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.[9] He is the third Dutchman in the championship, alongside Giedo van der Garde and Nigel Melker. He missed the round at Hockenheim due to his Auto GP commitments,[10] but returned to action in the next round at the Hungaroring.[11] He was then replaced by Stefano Coletti for the round at Monza.[12]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005–06 Dutch Winter Endurance Series  ?  ? 0  ?  ?  ?  ? 227th
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC MP Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 119 13th
Formula Renault 2.0 Finland All races accounted for in the NEZ championship
Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ  ? 2 1 2 0 2 46 8th
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC MP Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 MP Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 3 25th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 14 0 0 0 2 164 9th
2009–10 Dutch Winter Endurance Series De Heus by Bas Koeten 1 0 0 0 0 10 100th
2010 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 MP Motorsport 16 0 0 0 1 48 9th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 6 1 2 3 2 105 11th
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Comtec Racing 17 0 0 0 0 2 29th
Auto GP MP Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 19 14th
2012 Auto GP World Series Manor MP Motorsport 16 0 0 3 3 104 5th
GP2 Series Rapax Team 8 0 0 0 0 0 26th

* Season in progress. † – As de Jong was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 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 DC Points
2011 Comtec Racing ALC
1

19
ALC
2

15
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

Ret
MNZ
1

14
MNZ
2

14
MON
1

19
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

19
HUN
1

16
HUN
2

18
SIL
1

18
SIL
2

Ret
LEC
1

20
LEC
2

12
CAT
1

16
CAT
2

9
29th 2

Complete Auto GP 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 Pos Points
2011 MP Motorsport MNZ
1

MNZ
2

HUN
1

HUN
2

BRN
1

BRN
2

DON
1

6
DON
2

8
OSC
1

6
OSC
2

7
VAL
1

13
VAL
2

11
MUG
1

MUG
2

14th 19
2012 Manor MP Motorsport MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

Ret
VAL
1

4
VAL
2

4
MAR
1

7
MAR
2

Ret
HUN
1

11
HUN
2

12
ALG
1

7
ALG
2

7
CUR
1

4
CUR
2

3
SON
1

2
SON
2

6
5th 104
2013 Manor MP Motorsport MNZ
1

MNZ
2

MAR
1

2
MAR
2

Ret
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

7
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

6
MUG
1

DNS
MUG
2

7
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

3
DON
1

6
DON
2

13
BRN
2

9
BRN
2

8
7th 77

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
2012 Rapax Team MYS
FEA
MYS
SPR
BHR1
FEA
BHR1
SPR
BHR2
FEA
BHR2
SPR
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
VAL
FEA

16
VAL
SPR

9
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

13
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

19
BEL
FEA

13
BEL
SPR

11
ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

SGP
FEA

SGP
SPR

26th 0
2013 MP Motorsport MYS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

14
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

19
ESP
FEA

16
ESP
SPR

18
MON
FEA

10
MON
SPR

9
GBR
FEA

22
GBR
SPR

18
GER
FEA

15
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

12
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

17
ITA
FEA

11
ITA
SPR

19
SGP
FEA

17
SGP
SPR

7
ABU
FEA

19†
ABU
SPR

17
24th 3
2014 MP Motorsport BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

11
ESP
FEA

ESP
SPR

MON
FEA

MON
SPR

AUT
FEA

AUT
SPR

GBR
FEA

GBR
SPR

GER
FEA

GER
SPR

HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

RUS
FEA

RUS
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

14th* 0*

* Season in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kevin Korjus takes first win". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 17 April 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Negrao and De Jong today with Draco in the collective test in Barcelona". dracoracing.com (Draco Racing). 13 October 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  7. ^ Wilkinson, Andy (22 February 2011). "Comtec sign McKenzie and de Jong for FR 3.5 Series". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "MP Motorsport and De Jong join Auto GP". AutoGP.org (Auto GP). 23 February 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Daniel de Jong makes GP2 debut with Rapax". daniel-dejong.nl (Daniël de Jong). 15 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Dillmann returns; debut for Sergio Canamasas". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  11. ^ "Tom Dillmann absent à Budapest". news.sportauto.fr (in French) (Sportauto). 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  12. ^ Freeman, Glenn (2012-09-06). "Jake Rosenzweig replaces Josef Kral at Addax for Monza". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2012-09-10. 

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