Marvin Kirchhöfer

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Marvin Kirchhöfer
Marvin Kirchhoefer 2012.jpg
Kirchhöfer in 2012.
Nationality  German
Born (1994-03-19) 19 March 1994 (age 20)
Leipzig (Germany)
2014 German Formula Three Championship
Debut season 2013
Current team Lotus
Car no. 3
Starts 26
Wins 13
Poles 13
Fastest laps 17
Best champ.
finish
1st in 2013
Previous series
2012 ADAC Formel Masters
Championship titles
2013
2012
German Formula Three
ADAC Formel Masters

Marvin Kirchhöfer (born 19 March 1994) is a German racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Born in in Leipzig, Saxony, Kirchhöfer began karting in 1999 and raced mainly in his native Germany, working his way up from the junior ranks (Bambini-B) to progress through to the KF2 category by 2010. In 2011 he won the German Kart Championship (KF1), winning all five final races.[1]

Marvin Kirchhöfer during practice at Oschersleben 2012

ADAC Formel Masters - 2012[edit]

2012 saw his debut in the ADAC Formel Masters championship with Lotus.[2] He was able to win the first race in Oschersleben[3] and scored two wins from pole position at the following race weekend in Zandvoort.[4] He finished the season with a perfect round at the Hockenheim with 2 poles, 3 fastest laps and 3 wins in the 3 races. This meant he won the championship in his debut year with 9 wins and 329 points.

German Formula 3 - 2013[edit]

In 2013 Kirchhöfer debuted in the German Formula 3 championship. He dominated the series taking 25 podiums in 26 races, including 13 wins. He finished on 511 points with second place, team-mate Artem Markelov, on less than 350. His only non podium finish was a 4th place in the 2nd race of the year. He also set the fastest race lap in 17 of the races. His team Lotus won the team's championship while Kirchhöfer won the rookie cup with only 4 races not finishing as the best rookie.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points Position
2012 ADAC Formel Masters Lotus 23 9 7 8 16 329 1st
2013 German Formula Three Lotus 26 13 13 17 25 511 1st
2014 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 14 1 1 2 4 107 5th*

* Season in progress

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 ART Grand Prix ESP
FEA

5
ESP
SPR

5
AUT
FEA

5
AUT
SPR

DNS
GBR
FEA

3
GBR
SPR

4
GER
FEA

1
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

11
HUN
SPR

9
BEL
FEA

DNS
BEL
SPR

17
ITA
FEA

3
ITA
SPR

3
RUS
FEA
RUS
SPR
ABU
FEA
ABU
SPR
5th* 107*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Erfolge". cmv-sportmedia.de. Retrieved 20 May 2012.  (German)
  2. ^ "Kirchhöfer is official Lotus junior driver". cmv-sportmedia.de. Retrieved 20 May 2012.  (German)
  3. ^ "Kirchhöfer wins first race". adac-formel-masters.de. Retrieved 20 May 2012.  (German)
  4. ^ "Kirchhöfer wins second race in Zandvoort". adac-formel-masters.de. Retrieved 20 May 2012.  (German)

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pascal Wehrlein
ADAC Formel Masters
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
Alessio Picariello
Preceded by
Jimmy Eriksson
German Formula Three
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Markus Pommer