Michael Bartels

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Michael Bartels
Nationality Germany German
Born (1968-03-08) 8 March 1968 (age 46)
Plettenberg (Germany)
2014 FIA GT1 World Championship
Debut season 2010
Current team Vitaphone Racing
Car no. 18
Starts 38
Wins 8
Poles 3
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 1st in 2010
Previous series
2004-09
2004
2003
2000-02
1997-99
1994-1996
1990-93
1988-89
1986-87
FIA GT Championship
Le Mans Series
V8Star Series
DTM
Super Tourenwagen Cup
DTM
International Formula 3000
German F3
Formula Ford
Championship titles
1986
2006, 08-09
2010
German Formula Ford 1600
FIA GT Championship GT1
FIA GT1 World Championship
Born (1968-03-08) 8 March 1968 (age 46)
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 1991
Teams Lotus
Races 4 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1991 German Grand Prix
Last race 1991 Spanish Grand Prix

Michael Bartels (born 8 March 1968 in Plettenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a professional racing driver. He is a multiple FIA GT champion and former Grand Prix driver who failed to qualify for 4 Formula One races with Lotus.

Career[edit]

Bartels was the 1985 German karting champion and the 1986 German Formula Ford 1600 champion. He competed in the German Formula Three Championship in 1988 and 1989, before stepping up to International Formula 3000 in 1990.

Bartels filled in at Lotus for Johnny Herbert, who had commitments in Japanese Formula 3000, at four Grands Prix during the 1991 Formula One season, but failed to qualify at all four races. Bartels continued in F3000, finishing 4th in 1992, before switching to the DTM in 1994, where he continued to race until the series ended at the end of 1996. Bartels raced in the Super Tourenwagen Cup for the next three years, before the DTM was resurrected in 2000. He won the 24 Hours Nürburgring in 2000 (in a works Porsche 911 GT3) and 2001 (in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R).

Michael Bartels in the Vitaphone Racing Maserati MC12

After racing in the final year of the V8Star Series in 2003, finishing third behind Pedro Lamy and Thomas Mutsch, he switched to the FIA GT Championship for 2004 with Konrad Motorsport. For the 2005 season he began racing a Maserati MC12 for his own Bartels Motor & Sport team under the Vitaphone Racing banner, alongside compatriat Timo Scheider. Andrea Bertolini replaced Scheider for 2006 and the pairing won the championship in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Bartels also won the Spa 24 Hours in 2005, 2006 and 2008.


Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1990 CoBRa Motorsport Reynard 90D Mugen Honda DON
11
SIL
Ret
PAU
DSQ
JER
Ret
MNZ
Ret
PER
7†
HOC
Ret
BRH
11
BIR
Ret
BUG
13
NOG
6
22nd 1
1991 GA Motorsport Ralt RT23 Ford Cosworth VAL
DNQ
NC 0
First Racing Reynard 91D PAU
8
JER
Ret
MUG
15
PER
HOC
BRH
SPA
BUG
NOG
1992 Crypton Engineering Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth SIL
Ret
PAU
2
CAT
Ret
PER
4
HOC
2
NÜR
2
SPA
3
ALB
Ret
NOG
Ret
MAG
DSQ
4th 25
1993 Pacific Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth DON
Ret
SIL
3
PAU
Ret
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
NÜR
Ret
SPA
Ret
MAG
NOG
11th 4

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1991 Team Lotus Lotus 102B Judd EV 3.5 V8 USA
BRA
SMR
MON
CAN
MEX
FRA
GBR
GER
DNQ
HUN
DNQ
BEL
ITA
DNQ
POR
ESP
DNQ
JPN
AUS
NC 0

Partial Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft/Masters 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 DC Points
1994 Jägermeister Schübel Engineering Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti ZOL
1

Ret
ZOL
2

DNS
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

12
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

14
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

DNS
NOR
1

8
NOR
2

9
DIE
1

12
DIE
2

Ret
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

9
AVU
1

Ret
AVU
2

DNS
SIN
1

Ret
SIN
2

DNS
HOC
1

7
HOC
2

3
15th 23
1995 Euroteam Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

DNS
AVU
1

6
AVU
2

Ret
NOR
1

10†
NOR
2

Ret
DIE
1

1
DIE
2

1
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

Ret
SIN
1

Ret
SIN
2

DNS
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

Ret
10th 47
2000 Opel Team Phoenix Opel Astra Coupé 2000 HOC
1

8
HOC
2

3
OSC
1

18
OSC
2

Ret
NOR
1

5
NOR
2

5
SAC
1

6
SAC
2

6
NÜR
1

14
NÜR
2

10
OSC
1

7
OSC
2

5
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

8
HOC
1

4
HOC
2

3
7th 87
2001 Opel Team Holzer 2 Opel Astra Coupé 2001 HOC
QR

14
HOC
CR

Ret
NÜR
QR

20
NÜR
CR

14
OSC
QR

17
OSC
CR

14
SAC
QR

17
SAC
CR

10
NOR
QR

8
NOR
CR

6
LAU
QR

14
LAU
CR

Ret
NÜR
QR

14
NÜR
CR

11
A1R
QR

8
A1R
CR

Ret
ZAN
QR

18
ZAN
CR

10
HOC
QR

4
HOC
CR

12
18th 8
2002 OPC Team Holzer Opel Astra V8 Coupé 2002 HOC
QR

13
HOC
CR

14
ZOL
QR

3
ZOL
CR

8
DON
QR

13
DON
CR

Ret
SAC
QR

10
SAC
CR

11
NOR
QR

DSQ
NOR
CR

11
LAU
QR

19
LAU
CR

17
NÜR
QR

19
NÜR
CR

11
A1R
QR

21
A1R
CR

15
ZAN
QR

10
ZAN
CR

Ret
HOC
QR

16
HOC
CR

Ret
15th 1
  • † — Retired, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

Complete International Touring Car Championship 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 DC Points
1995 Euroteam Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti MUG
1

13
MUG
2

DNS
HEL
1

Ret
HEL
2

DNS
DON
1

19
DON
2

Ret
EST
1

21†
EST
2

DNS
MAG
1

18†
MAG
2

DNS
26th 0
1996 JAS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI HOC
1

14
HOC
2

14
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

Ret
EST
1

18
EST
2

DNS
HEL
1

4
HEL
2

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1

8
DIE
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

8
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

14
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

Ret
MUG
1

20†
MUG
2

DNS
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

Ret
INT
1

Ret
INT
2

17
SUZ
1

15
SUZ
2

17†
21st 16

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2010 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati ABU
QR

3
ABU
CR

4
SIL
QR

3
SIL
CR

7
BRN
QR

1
BRN
CR

5
PRI
QR

1
PRI
CR

1
SPA
QR

Ret
SPA
CR

7
NÜR
QR

10
NÜR
CR

6
ALG
QR

2
ALG
CR

1
NAV
QR

7
NAV
CR

6
INT
QR

8
INT
CR

9
SAN
QR

12
SAN
CR

7
1st 138
2012 BMW Team Vita4One BMW NOG
QR

11
NOG
CR

10
ZOL
QR

1
ZOL
CR

2
NAV
QR

3
NAV
QR

5
SVK
QR

3
SVK
CR

1
ALG
QR

2
ALG
CR

5
SVK
QR

1
SVK
CR

1
MOS
QR

10
MOS
CR

7
NÜR
QR

4
NÜR
CR

4
DON
QR

9
DON
CR

9
3rd 144

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 Vita4one Racing Team BMW Z4 GT3 Pro-Am NOG
QR

NOG
CR

BRH
QR

BRH
CR

ZAN
QR

ZAN
CR

SVK
QR

SVK
CR

ALG
QR

ALG
CR

ZOL
QR

18
ZOL
CR

16
BAK
QR

BAK
CR

55th 0

* Season in progress.

Personal life[edit]

Bartels dated Steffi Graf for seven years, between 1992 and 1999.[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joachim Winkelhock
Guia Race winner
1999
Succeeded by
Patrick Huisman
Preceded by
Gabriele Gardel
FIA GT Champion
2006 with:
Andrea Bertolini
Succeeded by
Thomas Biagi
Preceded by
Thomas Biagi
FIA GT Champion
2008-2009 with:
Andrea Bertolini
Succeeded by
None
(Series Ended)
Preceded by
None
(Series Started)
FIA GT1 World Champion
2010 with:
Andrea Bertolini
Succeeded by
Lucas Luhr
Michael Krumm