Maro Engel

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Maro Engel
Maro Engel.JPG
Maro Engel, pictured in 2013
Nationality German
Born (1985-08-27) August 27, 1985 (age 28)
Munich (Germany)
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship
Debut season 2013
Current team Erebus Motorsport
Car no. 9
Starts 12
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2001-2002
2003-2004
2005
2006-2007
2008-2011
2012
Formula BMW
Recaro F3 Cup
Italian Formula 3000
British F3 Championship
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
Various GT championships

Maro Engel (born August 27, 1985 in Munich) is a German racing driver currently competing in the International V8 Supercars Championship.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After competing in karting in Germany and France between 1996 and 1999, Maro finished 4th in the 2000 European Junior Karting Championship. He then moved onto Formula BMW, finishing 3rd in the 2001 Junior Cup, before finishing 8th in Formula BMW ADAC the following year.

Formula Three (2003-2007)[edit]

He moved onto Formula Three in 2003 as a factory Opel driver, and raced in the Recaro F3 Cup in 2004, and Italian Formula 3000 in 2005. He returned to F3 for the British series in 2006 and 2007, receiving backing from Direxiv, driving for Carlin Motorsport. He finished fifth with one victory in 2006, and was runner-up to Marko Asmer in 2007 with three wins.

Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (2008-2011)[edit]

He was signed by AMG Mercedes to drive a one-year old car run by Mücke Motorsport in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for the 2008 season. He remained with the team 2011 season.[1][dead link] In four years racing in the category, he achieved a best result of sixth place at first round held at the Hockenheimring in 2009. He went on to finish the 2009 season in twelfth place over all, scoring eight points.

GT Racing (2012)[edit]

After leaving DTM, Engel spent the 2012 year making several guest appearances in selected sports car racing championships worldwide as a member of the AMG Customer Sports team, winning the fifth round of the 2012 Australian GT Championship at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, driving a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG prepared by Erebus Racing.[2]

V8 Supercars (2013–)[edit]

Engel testing for the V8 Supercar Championship

Engel made his V8 Supercar debut in 2013, driving a Mercedes E63 AMG entered by Erebus Motorsport (formerly known as Stone Brothers Racing).[3] Engel replaced Shane Van Gisbergen as the driver of the #9 SP Tools entry.

His introduction to the category at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide was difficult as he experienced technical problems throughout the weekend and qualifying in twenty-eighth and last place in both races. He finished twenty-fourth in the first race, nineteen laps behind race winner Craig Lowndes, before retiring from the second race with a recurring throttle problem.

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Formula 3 results[edit]

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

Year Entrant No. Chassis Engine Rounds Pos. Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
2006 Carlin Motorsport 12 Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda OUL
1

4
OUL
2

5
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

2
PAU
1

5
PAU
2

5
MON
1

5
MON
2

8
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

3
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

1
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

5
BRA
1

2
BRA
2

2
MUG
1

Ret
MUG
2

4
SIL
3

9
SIL
4

9
THR
1

9
THR
2

Ret
5th 174
2007 Carlin Motorsport 23 Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda OUL
1

1
OUL
2

5
DON
1

7
DON
2

4
BUC
1

5
BUC
2

Ret
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

4
MON
1

1
MON
2

2
BRA
1

5
BRA
2

7
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

2
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

2
THR
1

3
THR
2

4
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

5
ROC
1

10
ROC
2

1
2nd 208

Complete DTM results[edit]

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

Year Manufacturer Team No. Car Rounds Pos. Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2008 Mercedes-Benz Mücke Motorsport 12 AMG-Mercedes
C-Klasse 2007
HOC1
17
OSC
Ret
MUG
11
LAU
11
NOR
9
ZAN
14
NÜR
Ret
BRH
17
CAT
13
BUG
14
HOC2
12
16th 0
2009 Mercedes-Benz Mücke Motorsport 16 AMG-Mercedes
C-Klasse 2008
HOC1
6
LAU
8
NOR
Ret
ZAN
7
OSC
7
NÜR
12
BRH
10
CAT
10
DIJ
12
HOC2
10
12th 8
2010 Mercedes-Benz Mücke Motorsport 16 AMG-Mercedes
C-Klasse 2009
HOC1
16
VAL
11
LAU
15
NOR
9
NÜR
8
ZAN
Ret
BRH
11
OSC
12
HOC2
9
ADR
7
SHA
16
15th 3
2011 Mercedes-Benz Mücke Motorsport 16 AMG-Mercedes
C-Klasse 2008
HOC1
8
ZAN
7
SPL
14
LAU
10
NOR
9
NÜR
15
BRH
10
OSC
7
VAL
15
HOC2
14
13th 5

Complete V8 Supercar 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 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Final Pos Points
2013 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG ADE
R1

24
ADE
R2

Ret
SYM
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

24
SYM
R5

23
PUK
R6

24
PUK
R7

21
PUK
R8

20
PUK
R9

21
BAR
R10

25
BAR
R11

26
BAR
R12

Ret
COTA
R13

23
COTA
R14

Ret
COTA
R15

24
COTA
R16

25
HID
R17

16
HID
R18

22
HID
R19

9
TOW
R20

19
TOW
R21

27
QLD
R22

19
QLD
R23

27
QLD
R24

17
WIN
R25

18
WIN
R26

17
WIN
R27

19
SAN
R28

25
BAT
R29

20
SUR
R30

21
SUR
R31

22
PHI
R32

21
PHI
R33

22
PHI
R34

19
SYD
R35

Ret
SYD
R36

20
28th 836

Commitment[edit]

Maro Engel is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dtm.com/fahrer.php?id=51
  2. ^ "INSIGHT: Who is Maro Engel?". Speedcafe.com. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Maro Engel Will Pilot #9 SP Tools Racing V8 Supercar". V8 Supercars. 2013-02-07. 
  4. ^ Peace and Sport

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