Ho-Pin Tung

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Ho-Pin Tung
A1 Grand Prix, Kyalami - China.jpg
Nationality China Chinese
Born (1982-12-04) December 4, 1982 (age 31)
Velp, Gelderland (Netherlands)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2007
Current team Racing Engineering
Car no. 8
Former teams BCN Competición
Trident Racing
DAMS
Starts 54
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best champ.
finish
18th in 2008
Previous series
2009, 2011
2008
2008
2006–07, 2008–09
2004–06
2003
2002
Superleague Formula
International GT Open
GP2 Asia Series
A1 Grand Prix

ATS Formel 3 Cup
Formula BMW Asia
FBMW Junior Cup Iberia
Championship titles
2006
2003
ATS Formel 3 Cup
Formula BMW Asia
Ho-Pin Tung
Chinese 董荷斌

Ho-Pin Tung (Chinese: 董荷斌; pinyin: Dǒng Hébīn; born December 4, 1982 in Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands) is a Chinese-Dutch auto-racing driver who races with a Chinese license.

Career[edit]

Tung started kart racing in the Netherlands in 1997 before graduating to single-seaters. He won the 2003 Formula BMW Asia series and was rewarded with a test drive with the Williams F1 team.

Tung driving for Trident Racing at the Silverstone round of the 2008 GP2 Series season.

In 2004 he joined the ATS Formel 3 Cup. Although he scored race wins and podium finishes, he finished 7th in his rookie year.

Tung stayed in the ATS F3 Cup in 2005, finishing the series in third place, before taking the title in 2006, winning 9 races, 4 pole positions and 5 fastest laps.

At the 2007 Chinese Grand Prix he was announced as a BMW Sauber test driver for the rest of the year.

On 4 April 2007, BCN Competición announced that it had signed Tung as its second driver alongside Japanese driver Sakon Yamamoto for the 2007 GP2 series. [1]

Tung drove for Trident Racing team in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series and GP2 Series, scoring his first podium finish in the latter.

In 2009 he raced in the Superleague Formula series. He raced in the first three rounds for Galatasaray S.K. and the latter three rounds for Atlético Madrid. He had his first win in the series at the Jarama round for Galatasaray.

In December 2009, Tung tested for the Renault F1 Team. In January he was announced as the team's third driver. As part of the deal, he returned to the GP2 Series with the DAMS team for the 2010 season.[1]

On 23 June 2010, the FIA granted Tung a four-race probationary super license, allowing him to compete in Formula One.[2]

At the Hungaroring round of the GP2 season, Tung sustained a minor fracture of one of his lumbar vertebrae as a result of a first-lap collision with Jules Bianchi, who spun in front of him and suffered a more serious break of the same bone.[3] Tung was replaced by Romain Grosjean while he recovered.[4] However, Grosjean kept the seat for the remainder of the season, leaving Tung without a drive until he was called up to replace Christian Vietoris at Racing Engineering for the final round; Vietoris suffering from appendicitis.

IndyCar[edit]

On 22 November 2010, Tung made sporting history as he officially became the first Chinese licensed driver to take the wheel of an IndyCar by testing with the FAZZT Race Team at Sebring International Raceway.[5]

Tung attempted to qualify for the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with Dragon Racing, but was unsuccessful due to a crash on Pole Day that resulted in a mild concussion. He made his IndyCar debut later that season in August at Infineon Raceway driving for the same team.

Racing record[edit]

Complete A1 Grand Prix 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 DC Points
2006–07 China NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
IDN
SPR

Ret
IDN
FEA

13
NZL
SPR

13
NZL
FEA

9
AUS
SPR

6
AUS
FEA

3
RSA
SPR

14
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR

6
MEX
FEA

10
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
15th 22
2008–09 NED
SPR

13
NED
FEA

9
CHN
SPR

17
CHN
FEA

12
MYS
SPR

10
MYS
FEA

9
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
RSA
SPR

13
RSA
FEA

Ret
POR
SPR

16
POR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
17th 4

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 DC Points
2007 BCN Competición BHR
FEA

15
BHR
SPR

Ret
ESP
FEA

11
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

13
FRA
FEA

14
FRA
SPR

17
GBR
FEA

17
GBR
SPR

15
EUR
FEA

16
EUR
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

9
TUR
SPR

9
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

16
BEL
FEA

8
BEL
SPR

4
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

11
23rd 4
2008 Trident Racing ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

14
TUR
FEA

11
TUR
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

2
FRA
FEA

Ret
FRA
SPR

14
GBR
FEA

18
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

13
GER
SPR

7
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

14
EUR
FEA

Ret
EUR
SPR

9
BEL
FEA

15
BEL
SPR

10
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

8
18th 7
2010 DAMS ESP
FEA

13
ESP
SPR

10
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

11
TUR
SPR

9
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

13
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

15
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

14
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

DNS
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
28th 0
Racing Engineering ABU
FEA

Ret
ABU
SPR

13

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2008 Trident Racing UAE
FEA

22
UAE
SPR

10
IND
FEA

Ret
IND
SPR

6
MAL
FEA

Ret
MAL
SPR

16
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

7
UAE
FEA

10
UAE
SPR

DSQ
21st 1

Superleague Formula[edit]

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

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 Position Points
2009 Atlético Madrid Alan Docking Racing MAG ZOL DON 15th 202
14 12 X 18 2 C 9 7 X
Galatasaray S.K. Ultimate Motorsport EST MOZ JAR 11th 239
17 7 X 8 7 C 16 1 4
2011 China Emilio de Villota Motorsport HOL BEL 14th 34
10 11 X

American Open-Wheel racing results[edit]

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

IndyCar[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2011 Dragon Racing STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
DNQ
TXS TXS MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO NHM SNM
27
BAL MOT KTY LVS 45th 10
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)*
Top 10s
(Non-podium)**
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
* Podium (Non-win) indicates 2nd or 3rd place finishes.
** Top 10s (Non-podium) indicates 4th through 10th place finishes.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2011 Dallara Honda DNQ Dragon Racing

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2011 Exim Bank Team China Corvette ABU
QR
ABU
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
SAC
QR
SAC
CR
SIL
QR
SIL
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
PRI
QR
PRI
CR
ORD
QR

Ret
ORD
CR

12
BEI
QR

14
BEI
CR

11
SAN
QR
SAN
CR
39th 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013 China KCMG Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori
United Kingdom Matt Howson
Morgan LMP2-Nissan LMP2 241 DNF DNF
2014 France OAK Racing-Team Asia China David Cheng
China Adderly Fong
Ligier JS P2-Honda LMP2 347 11th 7th

Complete Formula E results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos Points
2014-15 China Racing Spark-Renault SRT 01E CHN
16
MAL
URU
ARG
TBA
MIA
LBH
MON
GER
GBR
17th* 0*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ English, Steven (2010-02-01). "Renault's d'Ambrosio, Tung join DAMS". autosport.com. Haymarket Publishing. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  2. ^ "FIA World Motor Sport Council". 23 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Beer, Matt (2010-08-01). "Tung diagnosed with minor fracture". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  4. ^ Noble, Jonathan (2010-08-24). "Grosjean replaces Tung for Spa". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  5. ^ INDYCAR: FAZZT Eyes Two Cars For 2011 Speedtv.com Media Release November 22, 2010 Indianapolis, IN

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural season
Formula BMW Asia
Champion

2003
Succeeded by
Marchy Lee
Preceded by
Peter Elkmann
German Formula Three champion
2006
Succeeded by
Carlo van Dam