Mika Mäki

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Mika Mäki
Nationality  Finnish
Born (1988-02-27) 27 February 1988 (age 26)
Pirkkala (Finland)
Previous series
2008-10
2008–09
2007
2007
2005–06
Formula 3 Euro Series
GP2 Asia Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Formula BMW ADAC
Championship titles
2007 Formula Renault 2.0 Italia

Mika Mäki (born February 27, 1988 in Pirkkala, Finland) is a Finnish racing driver.

Career[edit]

Mäki during the opening round of the 2009 Formula Three Euroseries season at Hockenheim.

Mika started in karting, and competed for five years before heading to Germany and its Formula BMW ADAC series in 2005, finishing fourth in the Rookie Cup, and took his first victory at the Norisring. He moved to the Eifelland Racing Team for the 2006 season, finishing as runner-up with nine podiums.[1]

In 2007 Mäki got a seat in the Red Bull Junior Team. He was one of eighteen drivers selected for the programme of developing young talented drivers towards Formula One. During the season he won five rounds and gained the title of Italian Formula Renault Champion.

For the 2008 season Mika signed with Mücke Motorsport to compete in the F3 Euroseries. He opened the season with a victory in Hockenheimring.[2] He finished the season 5th in the results with two wins and 5 podiums.

On June 15, Mika had a serious accident at the city of Tampere, driving a Nissan 350Z he lost control of the car at the entrance of a tunnel, where the speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph), according to local press a number of pedestrians are also thought to have been caught up in the incident and have suffered bruising due to flying debris. Reports quote local police as suggesting that Mäki may have been involved in a street race.[3]

Mäki also made his GP2 Series début in 2008 by competing in the first round of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season for the Arden team. However, he was then replaced by Renger van der Zande.[4]

Mäki returned to the F3 Euroseries for the 2009 season, having signed a deal with the Signature-Plus team.[5] Mäki finished on the podium four times, including a win at Brands Hatch, and finished sixth in the championship.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points Position
2005 Formula BMW ADAC KDF Motorsport 20 1 0 0 2 44 12th
2006 Formula BMW ADAC Eifelland Racing 18 2 4 4 9 182 2nd
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Koiranen Bros. Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 12 32nd
Formula BMW World Final Eifelland Racing 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2007 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Epsilon Red Bull Team 14 0 0 0 3 46 9th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy Epsilon Red Bull Team 14 5 2 3 7 274 1st
2008 Formula 3 Euro Series Mücke Motorsport 20 2 0 2 5 46 5th
Macau Grand Prix Signature-Plus 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
Masters of Formula 3 Mücke Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Trust Team Arden 2 0 0 0 0 0 29th
2009 Formula 3 Euro Series Signature-Plus 20 1 0 1 4 43 6th
Macau Grand Prix Hitech Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
Masters of Formula 3 Signature-Plus 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2010 Formula 3 Euro Series Motopark Academy 6 0 0 0 0 0 17th

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2008–09 Trust Team Arden CHN
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

10
UAE
FEA

UAE
SPR

BHR
FEA

BHR
SPR

QAT
FEA

QAT
SPR

MAL
FEA

MAL
SPR

BHR
FEA

BHR
SPR

29th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mika Mäki - Formula 3 Euroseries racing driver - Mikamaki.com
  2. ^ "Mika Mäki wins Formula 3 Euro Series season opener". formula3.cc. 2008-04-13. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Euro: Title contender facing jail after crash?". crash.net. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Driver changes aplenty in Dubai". crash.net. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  5. ^ "Mika Mäki signs Signature deal". Formula Three Euroseries. 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2009-02-04. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dani Clos
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 winner
2007
Succeeded by
Pål Varhaug