Philipp Eng

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Philipp Eng
Philipp Eng.JPG
Eng in 2008.
Nationality  Austrian
Born (1990-02-28) 28 February 1990 (age 24)
Salzburg (Austria)
2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Debut season 2011
Current team Logiplus MRS-Racing
Car no. 34
Starts 24
Wins 0
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 10th in 2012
Previous series
2011-12
2009-10
2008
2008
200607
2006
ADAC GT Masters
FIA Formula Two
German F3
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW ADAC
Formula BMW UK
Championship titles
2007 Formula BMW World Final

Philipp Eng (born 28 February 1990 in Salzburg) is an Austrian racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Eng started karting in 2003, by competing in Intercontinental A Junior karts, competing in the Andrea Margutti Trophy and the Italian Open Masters. Eng finished 18th in the Margutti Trophy, leading home Marco Wittmann, while he finished 30th in the Italian Open Masters. Eng continued at JICA level in 2004, finishing seventh in the Margutti Trophy, and 31st in the European Championship. One highlight however was that Eng won the Italian Open Masters, holding off Wittmann again by five points. He moved to ICA level in 2005, but only contested the Italian Championship and the Open Masters. Eng finished in the top ten of both series, ranking ninth in the Open Masters and tenth in the Italian Championship.

Formula BMW[edit]

Eng made his car racing debut for ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg in the Formula BMW ADAC series in 2006. Eng finished tenth in the championship and runner-up behind Jens Klingmann in the Rookie Cup,[1] with a podium coming at the third round at Lausitz. He also competed in a solitary round of the British series for Carlin Motorsport at Silverstone. He finished fourteenth in the second race, having retired from the first. Eng continued in the ADAC series in 2007, and would go on to finish third in the championship behind the Eifelland Racing cars of Klingmann and Daniel Campos-Hull who took twelve of the eighteen race wins between them. Eng did take one win at Barcelona but only after Klingmann was given a ten-second penalty for dangerous driving.[2]

Eng did make up for this in some aspects by winning the end of season World Final from pole position. Having switched to Mücke Motorsport, Eng dominated the race before leading home Wittmann, Klingmann and Sebastian Saavedra. This earned him a test for the BMW Sauber Formula One team, which he undertook in 2008. Eng completed his FBMW career by driving for Mücke in the inaugural season of the Formula BMW Europe championship. As he was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points. His best finish came at Spa, when he finished fourth in a wet race.

Formula Three[edit]

Eng competed in four rounds of the 2008 German Formula Three season with HS Technik at the season-opening round at Hockenheim, and also with Ombra Racing at the season-closing round at Oschersleben. Eng finished eleventh in the championship, including a third place finish at Oschersleben, and a pole and fastest lap coming at Hockenheim.

FIA Formula Two[edit]

2009 saw Eng move up to the FIA Formula Two Championship, driving car number 33.[3] He finished eighth in the championship, including a win from pole position at Brands Hatch, taking the first win by an Austrian driver since Jo Gartner did so at Pau in 1983.

Eng had a tests in GP2 Series for Ocean Racing Technology, but remained in Formula Two for 2010. On the second race of the opening round at Silverstone Circuit, he started from pole and took his second win. He scored a further two wins, improving his championship position to sixth.

ADAC GT Masters[edit]

Eng switched to sports car racing for 2011, competing in the German-based ADAC GT Masters series.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 18 0 0 0 1 73 10th
Formula BMW UK Carlin Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 26th
2007 Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 18 1 2 3 9 595 3rd
Formula BMW World Final Mücke Motorsport 1 1 1 0 1 N/A 1st
2008 German Formula Three Championship HS Technik 4 0 1 1 1 18 11th
Ombra Racing
Formula BMW Europe Mücke Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 0  —†
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 1 1 0 3 39 8th
2010 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 18 3 2 1 4 142 6th
2011 ADAC GT Masters Callaway Competition 11 0 0 1 0 0 NC
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany MRS Team PZ Aschaffenburg 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany MRS GT-Racing 16 0 1 0 1 112.5 10th
ADAC GT Masters 7 0 1 0 0 1 43rd
Porsche Supercup 5 0 0 0 0 41 13th
Dubai 24 Hour 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 10th
2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Logiplus MRS-Racing 7 0 0 1 1 55 7th
Blancpain Endurance Series MRS GT-Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Dubai 24 Hour 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th

† - Eng was ineligible to score points.

Complete FIA 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 17 18 DC Points
2009 33 VAL
1

12
VAL
2

3
BRN
1

3
BRN
2

9
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

Ret
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

4
DON
1

5
DON
2

10
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

Ret
IMO
1

5
IMO
2

10
CAT
1

5
CAT
2

9
8th 39
2010 33 SIL
1

4
SIL
2

1
MAR
1

2
MAR
2

1
MON
1

11
MON
2

Ret
ZOL
1

15
ZOL
2

12
ALG
1

15
ALG
2

6
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

1
BRN
1

6
BRN
2

18
OSC
1

7
OSC
2

9
VAL
1

4
VAL
2

11
6th 142

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula BMW Germany — Rounds 17 & 18 - Hockenheim — Race — Season Final". BMW Motorsport (BMW). 2006-10-30. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Formula BMW Germany — Races 15 + 16 - 21-23.9.2007 - Barcelona.". BMW Motorsport (BMW). 2007-09-25. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Austrian Philipp Eng confirmed in F2 for 2009". FIA Formula Two Championship. 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Christian Vietoris
Formula BMW World Final
Winner

2007
Succeeded by
Alexander Rossi