Mirko Bortolotti

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Mirko Bortolotti
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Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1990-01-10) 10 January 1990 (age 25)
Trento (Italy)
Eurocup Mégane Trophy career
Debut season 2013
Current team Oregon Team
Car no. 4
Starts 11
Wins 7
Poles 11
Fastest laps 4
Best finish 1st in 2013
Previous series
2009, 11
2010
2009
2007-08
2006
2006
2005-07
2005
FIA Formula Two Championship
GP3 Series
Formula 3 Euro Series
Italian Formula Three
Formula Azzurra
Formula Junior 1600 Italy
FR 2.0 Italy Winter series
Formula Gloria Italy
Championship titles
2013
2011
2008
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
FIA Formula Two Championship
Italian Formula Three

Mirko Bortolotti (born 10 January 1990 in Trento) is an Italian racing driver. He is the 2011 FIA Formula Two champion.

Career[edit]

Italian series[edit]

After karting for several years, Bortolotti began his formula racing career in 2005 by competing in the Italian Formula Renault Winter Series and Formula Gloria. He competed in the Winter Series for a further two years, with a best finish of fourth in 2006. He also drove in the Italian Formula Junior 1600 championship for this year, in addition to the Formula Azzurra championship. In the latter series he finished as runner-up in the drivers' championship, behind winner Giuseppe Termine.

In 2007, Bortolotti moved up to Italian Formula Three, finishing fourth in the championship at his first attempt. He remained in the series for 2008, driving for the Lucidi Motors team, and won the championship with nine wins and six pole positions from the sixteen races.

Formula Two[edit]

Bortolotti obtained backing from Red Bull following his championship win; the company opted to place him in the relaunched FIA Formula Two Championship in 2009.[1] He drove car number 14 in the series, and finished fourth. During the break between the final two rounds of the season, Bortolotti returned to Formula Three to compete for Carlin Motorsport in the Formula 3 Euro Series season finale at Hockenheim,[2] finishing on the podium in the second race.

GP3 Series[edit]

Bortolotti's next move was to the newly created GP3 Series.[3] He drove in the 2010 season for Addax Team alongside teammates Felipe Guimarães and Pablo Sánchez López and managed some good results, finishing 11th and getting a podium in his final race.

Return to Formula Two[edit]

Bortolotti decided to return to Formula Two for 2011.[4] His season began well as he took the lead in the championship after the first round. He lost it to Christopher Zanella, later regaining the lead at the third round. He dominated the fourth round of the season at the Nürburgring, taking pole position, victory and the fastest lap in both races. He led the rest of the season, and eventually won the championship by 100 points over Zanella.

Formula One[edit]

As a reward for their performances in the 2008 Italian F3 championship, Bortolotti, Edoardo Piscopo and Salvatore Cicatelli were all given a test of the Ferrari team's F2008 chassis at the Fiorano Circuit in November 2008. Bortolotti impressed by setting a time of 59.111 seconds, quicker than the previous fastest lap set by the F2008 at the circuit by any driver.[5]

In 2009, among several other drivers, Bortolotti was linked to a drive with Ferrari as a replacement for injured Felipe Massa, after poor performances by Luca Badoer.[6]

In 2011, Bortolotti was selected by Williams to appear in their car at the 2011 young drivers test in Abu Dhabi.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Italian Formula Renault 2.0 – Winter Series Auinger 4 0 0  ? 0 8 13th
Formula Gloria Italy  ? 2 0 0 0  ? 12 21st
Italian Formula Junior 1600 AP Motorsport  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 20 14th
2006 Formula Azzurra Team Italia CSAI 14 1 5 0 5 60 2nd
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 – Winter Series RP Motorsport 4 0 0 0 1 88 4th
Italian Formula Junior 1600  ? 0  ?  ? 0 40 13th
2007 Italian Formula Three Championship Corbetta Competizioni 16 1 2 1 7 80 4th
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 – Winter Series Tomcat Racing 4 0 0 0 0 34 12th
2008 Italian Formula Three Championship Lucidi Motors 16 9 6 5 15 150 1st
Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Test driver
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 1 0 1 5 50 4th
Formula 3 Euro Series Carlin Motorsport 2 0 0 0 1 0 NC†
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test driver
2010 GP3 Series Addax Team 16 0 0 0 1 16 11th
2011 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 7 7 7 14 316 1st
Formula One AT&T Williams Test driver
2012 ADAC GT Masters Schubert Motorsport 4 0 0 0 1 15 29th
2013 Eurocup Mégane Trophy Oregon Team 14 8 13 7 11 275 1st
2014 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe - Pro-Am Bonaldi Motorsport 9 3 4 6 6 87 4th
Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final- Pro 2 1 0 0 1 N/A NC
Italian GT Championship - GT3 Imperiale Racing Srl 8 2 3 0 3 53 14th
Formula Acceleration 1 Italy 8 3 3 2 7 135 2nd

† - As Bortolotti was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points
* Season in progress.

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

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

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2009 14 VAL
1

6
VAL
2

2
BRN
1

1
BRN
2

Ret
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

9
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

5
DON
1

10
DON
2

3
OSC
1

2
OSC
2

Ret
IMO
1

2
IMO
2

Ret
CAT
1

6
CAT
2

Ret
4th 50
2011 4 SIL
1

1
SIL
2

2
MAG
1

6
MAG
2

3
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

1
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

1
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

2
RBR
1

2
RBR
2

2
MON
1

2
MON
2

1
CAT
1

1
CAT
2

1
1st 316

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series 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 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2009 Carlin Motorsport Dallara F308 Volkswagen HOC
1
HOC
2
LAU
1
LAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
DIJ
1
DIJ
2
HOC
1

17
HOC
2

3
NC† 0†

† As Bortolotti was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

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 DC Points
2010 Addax Team ESP
FEA

16
ESP
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

25†
TUR
SPR

12
VAL
FEA

18
VAL
SPR

10
GBR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR

13
GER
FEA

6
GER
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

11
HUN
SPR

8
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

14
ITA
FEA

5
ITA
SPR

2
11th 16

† Bortolotti did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete ADAC GT Masters 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 DC Points
2012 Schubert Motorsport OSC
1
OSC
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
SAC
1

25
SAC
2

3
NÜR
1

14
NÜR
2

16
RBR
1
RBR
2
LAU
1
LAU
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
29th 15

Complete Eurocup Mégane Trophy 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 DC Points
2013 Oregon Team ALC
1

1
ALC
2

1
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

1
MSC
1

1
MSC
2

2
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

1
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

4
LEC
1

2
LEC
2

C
CAT
1

1
CAT
2

DSQ
CAT
3

3
1st 275

Complete Formula Acceleration 1 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 Pos Points
2014 Italy ALG
1

1
ALG
2

1
NAV
1

2
NAV
2

2
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

1
MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

11
ASS
1
ASS
2
2nd 135

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-01-30). "Red Bull adds Bortolotti to F2 line-up". autosport.com. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (2009-10-19). "Bortolotti joins Carlin for Hockenheim". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Bortolotti joins Addax Team". GP3 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Mirko Bortolotti returns to Formula Two". FIA Formula Two Championship (MotorSport Vision). 9 March 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "F3 racer breaks lap record on F1 debut". crash.net. 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  6. ^ "F2 driver Bortolotti linked with Ferrari". GPUpdate.net. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Paolo Maria Nocera
Italian Formula Three Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Daniel Zampieri
Preceded by
Dean Stoneman
FIA Formula Two champion
2011
Succeeded by
Luciano Bacheta
Preceded by
Albert Costa
Eurocup Mégane Trophy
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
None
(Series Ended)