Marco Sørensen

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Marco Sørensen
Marco Sørensen 2012-1.JPG
Sørensen in 2012.
Nationality  Danish
Born (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 24)
GP2 Series career
Debut season 2014
Current team Carlin
Car no. 3
Former teams Lotus
Starts 14
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 1st in 2014
Previous series
2012-14
201011
2009
2009
2008
2008
2008
2007
2007
2006–07
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
German Formula Three
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
British Formula Ford
ADAC Formel Masters
FR2.0 Portugal Winter Series
Formula Ford NEZ
Formula Ford Sweden
Formula Ford Denmark

Marco L. Sørensen (born 6 September 1990) is a Danish racing driver. He was part of the 2009 Renault Driver Development Programme.[1] He has competed in such series as Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, ADAC Formel Masters and the British Formula Ford Championship.

Career[edit]

Sørensen during Race 1 of the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season at Moscow Raceway.

Sørensen made his debut in karting back in 1994 and had his first real race in 1998. He began Formula racing in 2006 with Formula Ford Denmark. In 2008 was he able to place fourth in the ADAC Formel Masters despite only completing half of the season.

Sørensen was taken under Renault's wing and became a part of the 2009 Renault Driver Development Programme with Davide Valsecchi and Charles Pic. That made him able to move up to Formula Renault in 2009 with Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and the Eurocup. Later that year, the programme was shut down because of financial problems which set Sørensen's career back.

In the middle of 2010 Sørensen was able to secure a drive in the German Formula Three series, with Brandl Motorsport. He continued in 2011 and finished runner-up in the series after a tough battle with eventual champion Richie Stanaway.

Sørensen had no plans for 2012 until Lotus called him and offered a test in the Formula Renault 3.5, in which he impressed sufficiently to be offered a seat alongside former title rival Stanaway at the team.

He took his first win in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at the first race at Spa, having already retired from a commanding position due technical problems in the second race at Aragon. Another potential win slipped from Sørenson's grasp at the second race at Silverstone, suffering a puncture whilst leading comfortably on the final lap. After two more second place finishes, he finished the season in joint fifth position with Nick Yelloly. Sørensen had another disaster season with engine problems in 2013 Formula Renault 3.5, but managed to take pole and victory in both races at Red Bull Ring.

GP2 Series[edit]

In 2014, Sørensen switched to GP2, replacing Tio Ellinas at MP Motorsport for the races at Silverstone and beyond. That same year, he took his first GP2 win in Sochi.

He will switch to Carlin, replacing the Sauber-bound Felipe Nasr, for the 2015 season, his first full season in GP2.

Formula One[edit]

In September 2013, Sørensen undertook a tyre test at Circuit Paul Ricard with the Lotus F1 team[2] and has become one of Lotus's test drivers.[3]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Ford Denmark Lucas Racing 16 4 7 16 12 238 3rd
2008 ADAC Formel Masters ma-con Motorsport 8 4 5 3 6 125 4th
British Formula Ford Fluid Motorsport Development 22 1 0 3 5 327 8th
FR2.0 Portugal Winter Series Motopark Academy 2 0 0 0 1 12 11th
2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Motopark Academy 14 0 0 0 0 15 15th
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup 14 1 0 1 4 232 3rd
2010 German Formula Three Brandl Motorsport 8 0 1 0 1 18 11th
2011 German Formula Three Brandl Motorsport 16 2 2 2 15 126 2nd
Formula 3 Euro Series Mücke Motorsport 3 1 1 1 1 0 NC†
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Lotus 17 1 0 0 3 122 6th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Lotus 17 2 2 1 3 113 7th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 17 0 0 0 1 44 12th
GP2 Series MP Motorsport 14 1 0 0 1 47 11th
2015 GP2 Series Carlin

† – As Sørensen was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula 3 Euroseries results[edit]

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

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 D.C. Points
2011 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes LEC
1
LEC
2
LEC
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

1
SIL
3

Ret
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
NC† 0†

† As Sørensen was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

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 Lotus ALC
1

7
ALC
2

Ret
MON
1

6
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

7
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

2
MSC
1

7
MSC
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

19†
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

2
LEC
1

5
LEC
2

5
CAT
2

10
CAT
2

Ret
6th 122
2013 Lotus MNZ
1

19
MNZ
2

18
ALC
1

9
ALC
2

10
MON
1

2
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

10
MSC
1

10
MSC
2

17
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

1
HUN
1

12
HUN
2

9
LEC
1

4
LEC
2

5
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

7
7th 113
2014 Tech 1 Racing MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

Ret
ALC
1

15
ALC
2

7
MON
1

2
SPA
1

8
SPA
2

10
MSC
1

15
MSC
2

15
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

14
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

9
LEC
1

8
LEC
2

Ret
JER
1

9
JER
2

Ret
12th 44

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 DC Points
2014 MP Motorsport BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
AUT
FEA
AUT
SPR
GBR
FEA

9
GBR
SPR

8
GER
FEA

9
GER
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

10
BEL
FEA

14
BEL
SPR

11
ITA
FEA

7
ITA
SPR

4
RUS
FEA

8
RUS
SPR

1
ABU
FEA

Ret
ABU
SPR

21
11th 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Renault Driver development Programme announces its 2009 class". f1technical.net (F1 Technical). 2009-01-19. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Sorensen set for Lotus reserve role in wake of Saxo deal". GrandPrix247. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Charles Pic and Marco Sorensen get Lotus F1 test roles for 2014". Autosport. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

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