Marco Barba

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Marco Antonio Barba López
Marco Barba 2008 WSBR Silverstone.jpg
Nationality Spain Spanish
Born (1985-11-10) November 10, 1985 (age 28)
Seville (Spain)
Related to Álvaro Barba (brother)
2014 Auto GP
Debut season 2011
Current team Campos Racing
Car no. TBA
Previous series
2010
200609
2008
2005
2004–07
2003–04
European F3 Open Championship
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
International GT Open
Italian Formula Three
Spanish Formula Three
Spanish Formula Junior 1600
Championship titles
2010 European F3 Open

Marco Antonio Barba López (born November 10, 1985 in Seville) is a Spanish racing driver and brother to Álvaro Barba.

Career[edit]

Formula Junior 1600[edit]

Barba began his racing career in 2003 in the Spanish Formula Junior 1600 series, taking a single podium and two pole positions to finish the year in 12th place. He stayed in the championship the following year, taking eight podiums, including six race wins to finish runner–up behind current GP2 Series driver Michael Herck.[1]

Formula Three[edit]

In 2004, Barba made his debut in the Spanish Formula Three Championship, racing in the rounds at Valencia and Barcelona. The following year, he stepped up to the championship full-time with Campos Racing, competing in the Copa de España class for older generation Dallara chassis. He took nine class podiums, including two class wins, to finish third in the standings, with team–mate Arturo Llobell winning the title.[2] In the overall championship standings he finished in 10th place. He also contested two races in the Italian Formula Three Championship for Team Ghinzani. Despite only taking part in two races, he scored enough points to be classified 10th in the final standings.

In 2006 and 2007 he raced in the main class of the series, firstly with Campos Racing before moving on to the TEC Auto team. During this period, he secured 14 podium places, including four race wins, and finished as runner–up to team–mate Máximo Cortés in the 2007 season, losing out on the title by just four points.[3]

For 2010, Barba rejoined the series, which is now known as the European F3 Open Championship. Driving for Cedars Motorsport, he won the title at the penultimate round of the season in Jerez.[4]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

In September 2006, Barba made his debut in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at Donington Park, driving for Jenzer Motorsport alongside his older brother Álvaro.[5] He contested the final six races of the season but failed to score a point.

Barba graduated to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series full-time in 2008, racing for the Italian Draco Racing squad alongside fellow team newcomer Bertrand Baguette.[6] Although he failed to take a podium place, he finished in the points in nine races and was classified 14th in the championship standings.

Barba remained with the team for the 2009 season,[7] and along with Baguette earned Draco the team championship, with Baguette also winning the driver's championship. Barba ended up ninth overall, recording a best result of two second places, with both coming at the Hungaroring.

International GT Open[edit]

In July 2008, Barba teamed up with his brother Álvaro to race a Mosler MT900R in the International GT Open event held at the newly–constructed Valencia Street Circuit.

GP3 Series[edit]

In July 2010, Barba made his debut in the GP3 Series at the Hungaroring, replacing the injured Simon Trummer at Jenzer Motorsport.[8] After retiring from the feature race, he recovered to finish 19th in the sprint event.

Auto GP[edit]

In March 2011, it was announced that Barba would join the Auto GP championship, racing for his former Formula Three team Campos Racing.[9]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 Spanish Formula Junior 1600 Escuela Lois Circuit  ? 0 2  ? 1  ? 12th
2004 Spanish Formula Junior 1600  ? 12 6 6  ? 8 117 2nd
Spanish Formula Three Championship GTA Motor Competicion 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Adrian Campos Motorsport
2005 Spanish Formula Three Championship – Copa de España Campos Racing 15 2 2  ? 9 79 3rd
Spanish Formula Three Championship – Overall 15 0 0 0 0 23 10th
Italian Formula Three Championship Team Ghinzani 2 0 0 0 0 18 10th
2006 Spanish Formula Three Championship Campos F3 Team 16 1 0 0 5 70 7th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Jenzer Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 0 41st
2007 Spanish Formula Three Championship TEC Auto 16 3 0 0 9 113 2nd
2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series International DracoRacing 17 0 0 0 0 24 14th
International GT Open – GTA MC Competicion 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series International DracoRacing 17 0 0 0 2 50 9th
2010 European F3 Open Championship Cedars Motorsport 15 6 3 8 11 154 1st
GP3 Series Jenzer Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 35th

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 DC Points
2010 Jenzer Motorsport ESP
FEA

ESP
SPR

TUR
FEA

TUR
SPR

VAL
FEA

VAL
SPR

GBR
FEA

GBR
SPR

GER
FEA

GER
SPR

HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

19
BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

35th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Junior 1600 Spain 2004". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Formula 3 Spain Copa de España F300 2005". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Campeonato de España de Fórmula 3 2007". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Jerez, gara 2: MacLeod vince, Barba è campione". italiaracing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2010-10-17. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  5. ^ "Neck and neck". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 2006-08-31. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  6. ^ "Seven teams confirm driver line-up". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  7. ^ "Draco completes '09 line-up". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  8. ^ "Nico Müller on top in practice in Budapest". gp3series.com (GP3 Series). 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  9. ^ "Marco Barba joins Campos Racing". autogp.org (Auto GP). 2 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bruno Méndez
European F3 Open Championship
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
Alex Fontana