Daniel Abt

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Daniel Abt
Abt Daniel 2012.jpg
Abt in his 2012 Lotus GP suit.
Nationality  German
Born (1992-12-03) 3 December 1992 (age 21)
Kempten (Germany)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2013
Current team Hilmer Motorsport
Car no. 11
Former teams ART Grand Prix
Starts 36
Championships 0
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best champ.
finish
22nd in 2013
Finished last season 22nd
2014 Formula E
Debut season 2014
Current team Audi Sport ABT
Car no.
Starts 0
Championships 0
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best champ.
finish
0 in 0
Finished last season 0
Previous series
2012
2011
2010
200809
GP3 Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
German Formula Three
ADAC Formel Masters
Championship titles
2009 ADAC Formel Masters

Daniel Abt (born December 3, 1992 in Kempten im Allgäu, Bavaria) is a German racing driver. He has competed in such series as the German Formula Three Championship. He won the 2009 ADAC Formel Masters season.

Career[edit]

In 2008, Abt switched to formula racing and competed in the ADAC Formel Masters for his father’s team, Abt Sportsline. He started from the pole position four times and clinched a third and two second places as his best results. Finishing the season in eighth place of the standings he was defeated by his team-mate Markus Pommer, who finished fifth overall with one victory to his credit. In 2009, Abt contested his second season in the ADAC Formel Masters for Abt Sportsline and with eight race wins commandingly clinched the champion’s title ahead of Klaus Bachler. He took seven pole positions and a total of ten podium results. With 224 vs. 90 points he clearly prevailed in the internal duel against his team-mate René Binder.

After running in the German Formula Three Championship as a guest entrant for Performance Racing in 2009, he switched to this series in 2010 joining the championship-winning Van Amersfoort Racing team.[1] During the season Abt prevailed against his team-mates Stef Dusseldorp and Willi Steindl and had chances of winning the champion’s title up to the last race weekend. In the end, he had to admit defeat to Tom Dillmann with a score of 112 vs. 120 points, and with two race wins and a total of ten podium places finished as the overall runner-up. After the season, he competed for Signature at the prestigious Macau Grand Prix. Abt was leading the race ahead of his team-mates Edoardo Mortara and Laurens Vanthoor but lost control of his vehicle and retired after an accident.[2]

In 2011, Abt joined the Formula 3 Euro Series grid for Signature, finishing the season in seventh place after taking four third places as his best results.[3] In the team, he was defeated by Marco Wittmann and Vanthoor, who achieved second and sixth place. Ahead of Carlos Muñoz, who finished on position eight of the standings, Abt was the third-best driver of his team. In addition, Abt was entitled to points in the 2011 FIA Formula 3 International Trophy where he achieved fourth place. At the end of the year, he tested for Audi in a DTM car.[4] After setting the fastest time on several occasions in GP3 tests for Lotus GP at the end of 2011,[5] the racing team that had provided the champion and the runner-up the year before gave him a cockpit for the 2012 GP3 Series season.[6]

On the 19th of December 2012 Daniel Abt got a contract to join ART Grand Prix in the GP2 Series in 2013 together with James Calado. Abt struggled as a rookie and finished the season in 22nd with only eleven points to his name, but remained in the championship for 2014 by moving to the German Hilmer Motorsport squad alongside fellow GP3 runner-up Facu Regalia.

On February 13, 2014, Abt was confirmed to also be racing in the inaugural Formula E season with his family associated team Audi Sport Abt alongside Audi's World Endurance Championship driver Lucas di Grassi.

Additional info[edit]

From 2008 to 2010, Abt was a candidate of the Deutsche Post Speed Academy.[7] As the Academy’s overall winner in 2009 and 2010 he became “Germany’s motorsport talent of the year.” [8][9] Since 2010, Abt has also been a member of Volkswagen's talent promotion programme.[1]

Personal info[edit]

Besides Daniel Abt, other members of his family are involved in motorsport. His father, Hans-Jürgen, is the owner and principal of the Abt Sportsline team which is active in the DTM and other series. His uncle, Christian Abt, is a racing driver as well and was active in the DTM for a number of years.

Daniel Abt is managing director of Abt Lifestyle GmbH.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points Position
2008 ADAC Formel Masters Team Abt Sportsline 16 0 1 1 3 91 8th
2009 ADAC Formel Masters Team Abt Sportsline 16 8 7 3 10 224 1st
2010 German Formula Three Van Amersfoort Racing 18 2 6 5 10 112 2nd
2011 Formula 3 Euro Series Signature 27 0 0 1 4 150 7th
2012 GP3 Series Lotus GP 16 2 1 0 7 149.5 2nd
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 34th
2013 GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 22 0 0 0 0 11 22nd

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points D.C.
2011 Signature Dallara F308 VW LEC HOC ZAN RBR NOR NÜR SIL VAL HOC 150 7th
Ret 11 9 4 7 6 Ret 8 5 6 3 4 10 10 3 12 7 7 5 5 5 10 10 7 5 3 6

Complete GP3 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 D.C. Points
2012 Lotus GP ESP
FEA

13
ESP
SPR

6
MON
FEA

6
MON
SPR

3
VAL
FEA

6
VAL
SPR

2
GBR
FEA

4
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

7
GER
SPR

2
HUN
FEA

2
HUN
SPR

11
BEL
FEA

1
BEL
SPR

5
ITA
FEA

1
ITA
SPR

2
2nd 149.5

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 D.C. Points
2013 ART Grand Prix MYS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

16
BHR
FEA

14
BHR
SPR

7
ESP
FEA

11
ESP
SPR

8
MON
FEA

16
MON
SPR

22
GBR
FEA

15
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

21
GER
SPR

18
HUN
FEA

24
HUN
SPR

14
BEL
FEA

16
BEL
SPR

16
ITA
FEA

17
ITA
SPR

22
SGP
FEA

13
SGP
SPR

DSQ
ABU
FEA

9
ABU
SPR

5
22nd 11
2014 Hilmer Motorsport BHR
FEA

13
BHR
SPR

13
ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

12
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

17
AUT
FEA

17
AUT
SPR

23
GBR
FEA

10
GBR
SPR

11
GER
FEA

20
GER
SPR

15
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

5
BEL
FEA

8
BEL
SPR

5
ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

RUS
FEA

RUS
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

12th* 27*

* Season in progress

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
2012 Tech 1 Racing ALC
1

ALC
2

MON
1

SPA
1

SPA
2

NÜR
1

NÜR
2

MSC
1

MSC
2

SIL
1

SIL
2

HUN
1

18
HUN
2

24
LEC
1

Ret
LEC
2

18
CAT
1

16
CAT
2

Ret
34th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b „Daniel Abt: 2010 als VW-Junior in der Formel 3“ (Motorsport-Total.com am 27 November 2009)
  2. ^ „Mortara bezwingt Macao: Zweiter Sieg in Folge!“ (Motorsport-Total.com 21 November 2010)
  3. ^ „Abt steigt in die Formel-3-Euroserie auf“ (Motorsport-Total.com 27. Oktober 2010)
  4. ^ „DTM: Daniel Abt und Laurens Vanthoor testen Audi A4-DTM in Monteblanco“ (Motorsport-Server.de 24 December 2011)
  5. ^ “Abt sets pace on first day of testing” (autosport.com 23 November 2011)
  6. ^ “Daniel Abt gets Lotus GP3 seat for 2012” (autosport.com 18 January 2012)
  7. ^ „2008: Premiere in the formula car“ (danielabt.de 25 May 2010)
  8. ^ „Abt ist "Deutschlands Motorsport-Talent des Jahres"“ (Motorsport-Total.com 30 November 2009)
  9. ^ „Daniel Abt: Der Sieger 2010“ (speed-academy.de 14 Februar 2011)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Armando Parente
ADAC Formel Masters
Champion

2009
Succeeded by
Richie Stanaway