Jann Mardenborough

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Jann Mardenborough
Nationality British
Born (1991-09-09) 9 September 1991 (age 23)
Darlington, England
2014 GP3 Series
Debut season 2014
Current team Arden
Car no. 6
Starts 13
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 2
Previous series
20132014
2013
2012
2012
2011
Toyota Racing Series
FIA European F3 Championship
British GT Championship
Blancpain Endurance Series
GT4 European Cup

Jann Mardenborough (born 9 September 1991) is a British racing driver. In 2011 he won the GT Academy competition sponsored by Nissan and Sony, beating 90,000 entrants in the Gran Turismo series of PlayStation driving games and was rewarded with a drive for Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hour. In 2013 he raced in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship. He is currently racing in GP3 Series for Arden International.

Personal life[edit]

Jann Mardenborough was born in Darlington, the son of English football player Steve Mardenborough.[1][2]

Career[edit]

At the age of eight he began kart racing in Cardiff. When he was eleven years old the local track was closed and his family did not have the budget to continue his racing career.[2]

In 2011 Mardenborough participated in the GT Academy. This is a competition sponsored by Nissan and Sony. The entrants initially compete through racing on the Gran Turismo series of PlayStation driving games. The winner earns the chance to become a professional racing driver. Mardenborough beat 90,000 other entrants and won the competition in 2011.[3] The prize for this victory was a drive with Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hour. He scored the third place in his class.[1] In 2012 Mardenborough competed in the British GT Championship. Together with Alex Buncombe he won a race and ended the season in sixth place in the GT3 championship. Moreover he took part in four rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Series.

Jann Mardenborough driving for Arden International at the Silverstone round of the 2014 GP3 Series season.

In 2013 Mardenborough switched to formula racing.[4] At the beginning of the year Mardenborough started in the 2013 season of the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. He was the best placed rookie and finished the season in the tenth place in the championship. After that he returned to Europe and secured a seat with Carlin Motorsport in the 2013 campaign of the FIA European Formula Three Championship.,[5] as well as the British Formula Three Championship.[6] After one season in F3 Mardenborough joined Arden International to compete in the 2014 GP3 Series season, and was also signed by the Red Bull Junior Team driver development programme.[7] He won his first GP3 race in Germany after a reverse grid pole position in the sprint race and setting the fastest lap.[8]

At the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mardenborough set the fastest ever Supercar time up the famous "Goodwood Hill" whilst piloting the Nismo Nissan GT-R with the optional ‘Time Attack’ package.[9]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2011 GT4 European Cup RJN Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 Dubai 24 Hour 1 0 0 0 0 0 26th
British GT Championship 10 1 1 0 3 108.5 6th
Blancpain Endurance Series GT Academy Team RJN 4 0 0 0 0
2013 Toyota Racing Series ETEC Motorsport 15 0 0 0 0 491 10th
FIA European Formula 3 Championship Carlin 30 0 0 0 0 12 21st
British Formula Three Championship 12 0 0 0 1 85 6th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 13th
Blancpain Endurance Series Nissan GT Academy Team RJN 2 0 0 0 1 30 14th
24 Hours of Le Mans Greaves Motorsport (LMP2) 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
2014 Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 15 3 1 2 7 782 2nd
GP3 Series Arden International 13 1 0 2 2 61* 9th*
24 Hours of Le Mans OAK Racing (LMP2) 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th

* Season in progress.

Complete Toyota Racing Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 D.C. Points
2013 ETEC Motorsport TER
1

11
TER
2

9
TER
3

7
TIM
1

10
TIM
2

9
TIM
3

9
TAU
1

6
TAU
2

12
TAU
3

12
HMP
1

6
HMP
2

6
HMP
3

Ret
MAN
1

Ret
MAN
2

6
MAN
3

7
10th 491
2014 Giles Motorsport TER
1

6
TER
2

2
TER
3

12
TIM
1

8
TIM
2

1
TIM
3

2
HIG
1

Ret
HIG
2

7
HIG
3

1
HMP
1

1
HMP
2

9
HMP
3

4
MAN
1

6
MAN
2

2
MAN
3

2
2nd 782

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos. Points
2013 Carlin Volkswagen MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

11
MNZ
3

14
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

DNS
SIL
3

8
HOC
1

16
HOC
2

Ret
HOC
3

22
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

Ret
RBR
1

13
RBR
2

21
RBR
3

Ret
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

27
NOR
3

12
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

Ret
NÜR
3

11
ZAN
1

16
ZAN
2

23†
ZAN
3

14
VAL
1

18
VAL
2

Ret
VAL
3

11
HOC
1

16
HOC
2

18
HOC
3

11
21st 12

Complete British Formula Three Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Carlin Volkswagen SIL
1

NC
SIL
2

10
SIL
3

4
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

6
SPA
3

2
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

5
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

Ret
NÜR
3

6
6th 85

24 Hours of Le Mans[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Germany Michael Krumm
Spain Lucas Ordóñez
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 327 9th 3rd
2014 France OAK Racing United Kingdom Alex Brundle
Russia Mark Shulzhitskiy
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 354 9th 5th

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 17 18 Pos. Points
2014 Arden International ESP
FEA

14
ESP
SPR

14
AUT
FEA

11
AUT
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

9
GBR
SPR

15
GER
FEA

8
GER
SPR

1
HUN
FEA

7
HUN
SPR

3
BEL
FEA

4
BEL
SPR

4
ITA
FEA

11
ITA
SPR

Ret
RUS
FEA

RUS
SPR

ABU
FEA

ABU
SPR

9th* 61*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "„Jann Mardenborough“" (in German). gran-turismo.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ a b Giles Richards (2012-04-29). "“From gamer to racing driver”" (in English). guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  3. ^ Antony Ingram (2011-07-17). "“Brit Becomes Latest Gamer-Turned-Racer In 2011 GT Academy”" (in German). motorauthority.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  4. ^ "„Jann Mardenborough fährt in der F3-Meisterschaft“" (in German). gran-turismo.com. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  5. ^ Marion Rott (2013-02-21). "Jung und voller Überraschungen". „Formel 3 EM - Carlin gibt Fahrer-Großaufgebot bekannt“ (in German). Motorsport-Magazin.com. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Three car team for Carlin's British F3 assault at Silverstone". Carlin Motorsport. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Taylor, Jim (17 February 2014). "'PlayStation racer' signed up to compete at GP3". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Masterful Mardenborough claims maiden win in Hockenheim". www.gp3series.com. GP3 Series. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Brad Anderson (30 June 2014). "Jann Mardenborough Smashes Goodwood Hill Climb Supercar Record". www.gtspirit.com. GTspirit. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 

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