Matias Laine

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Matias Laine
Matias Laine 2013.jpg
Laine in 2013.
Nationality  Finnish
Born (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 24)
Joensuu (Finland)
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Debut season 2013
Current team P1 by Strakka Racing
Car no. 22
Starts 17
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best champ.
finish
23rd in 2013
Previous series
2011
2010
2009
2009
2008
2008
GP3 Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
FR2.0 UK Winter Series
FR2.0 Portugal Winter Series

Matias Laine (born 25 April 1990 in Joensuu) is a Finnish racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Laine began his motorsport career in karting in 2003, finishing as runner-up in the Finnish Raket Cup Championship. In 2005 he won the Finnish Championship for the ICA Junior class.

Formula Renault[edit]

Laine began his formula racing career in the 2008 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Cup season with CR Scuderia. He finished ninth in the championship with 50 points. He also completed two races of 2008 Portugal Winter Series FR2.0 at Estoril. Laine finished third and thirteenth in those races.

The following season, Laine competed in both the Formula Renault 2.0 UK and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championships for CRS Racing and Motopark Academy respectively. He finished fourteenth in the UK standings, scoring points in each of the twelve races,[1] before injury curtailed his season at Snetterton. In the Eurocup, he took 22nd place in the championship with six points that were earned in the second race at Silverstone Circuit.[2]

Formula Three[edit]

2010 will see Laine move to the Formula 3 Euro Series, competing for Motopark Academy. He joined fellow Formula Renault graduates António Félix da Costa and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs at the team.[3] He earned his first point finishing ninth at Hockenheim round because Esteban Gutiérrez who finished sixth was guest driver and was ineligible to scoring points.[4]

GP3[edit]

Laine contested for the Marussia Manor Racing team in 2011 and eventually finished 31st. He was signed to MW Arden for the 2012 season where he scored his first points and then his first podium finish in the Spanish round. He won his first GP3 race at Spa Francorchamps, along with a final podium at Monza. He ended the season fifth and earned a drive for the 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 season with P1 Motorsport.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Cup CR Scuderia Formula Renault 4 0 0 0 0 50 9th
Portugal Winter Series FR2.0 2 0 0 0 1 11 12th
2009 Formula Renault UK 2.0 CRS Racing 12 0 0 0 0 135 14th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Motopark Academy 4 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
2010 Formula Three Euroseries Motopark Academy 18 0 0 0 0 3 14th
2011 GP3 Series Marussia Manor Racing 16 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2012 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 1 0 1 4 111 5th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series P1 by Strakka Racing 17 0 0 0 0 9 23rd

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2010 Motopark Academy Dallara F308/096 Volkswagen LEC
1

10
LEC
2

13
HOC1
1

9
HOC1
2

10
VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

10
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

7
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

Ret
ZAN
1

12
ZAN
2

10
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

6
OSC
1

11
OSC
2

Ret
HOC2
1

10
HOC2
2

9
14th 3

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 D.C. Points
2011 Marussia Manor Racing TUR
FEA

18
TUR
SPR

Ret
ESP
FEA

19
ESP
SPR

24
VAL
FEA

17
VAL
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

14
GER
SPR

23
HUN
FEA

14
HUN
SPR

21
BEL
FEA

18
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

20
ITA
SPR

Ret
31st 0
2012 MW Arden ESP
FEA

5
ESP
SPR

3
MON
FEA

21
MON
SPR

16
VAL
FEA

5
VAL
SPR

3
GBR
FEA

9
GBR
SPR

18
GER
FEA

4
GER
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

7
HUN
SPR

6
BEL
FEA

5
BEL
SPR

1
ITA
FEA

3
ITA
SPR

6
5th 111

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
2013 P1 Motorsport MNZ
1

9
MNZ
2

Ret
ALC
1

16
ALC
2

14
MON
1

19
SPA
1

17
SPA
2

11
MSC
1

14
MSC
2

21
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

15
HUN
1

10
HUN
2

15
LEC
1

Ret
LEC
2

16
CAT
1

7
CAT
2

16
23rd 9
2014 Strakka Racing MNZ
1

10
MNZ
2

12
ALC
1

19
ALC
2

14
MON
1

13
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

7
MSC
1

8
MSC
2

7
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

Ret
HUN
1

HUN
2

LEC
1

LEC
2

JER
1

JER
2

11th* 37*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 UK 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  3. ^ Beer, Matt; Mills, Peter (2009-12-09). "Motopark signs Quaife-Hobbs, Laine". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Archived from the original on 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  4. ^ Tischer, Alexander H.H. (2010-04-24). "Hockenheim Race 1". f3euroseries.com. Formula Three Euroseries. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 

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