Ma Qinghua

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma.
Ma Qinghua
Ma qing hua spafrancorchamps2014.JPG
Nationality  Chinese
Born (1987-12-25) 25 December 1987 (age 27)
Shanghai (China)
World Touring Car Championship career
Debut season 2014
Current team Citroën Total WTCC
Car no. 33
Starts 16
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 13th in 2014
Previous series
2013
2011–12
2010
2009
2008
2006
2006
2005–06
2005
GP2 Series
CTCC
Superleague Formula
British F3 Championship
Spanish F3 Championship
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
A1 Grand Prix
Italian Formula 3000
Championship titles
2011 CTCC 1600cc

Ma Qinghua (simplified Chinese: 马青骅; traditional Chinese: 馬青驊) (born December 25, 1987 in Shanghai) is a Chinese racing driver.

Ma became the first Chinese driver to win an FIA World Championship race when he won race two of the 2014 FIA WTCC Race of Russia.[1]

Career[edit]

Ma has competed in such series as Italian Formula 3000 in 2005 and the British Formula Three Championship. He also raced for A1 Team China at the China round of the 2005–06 A1 Grand Prix season. Driving for Beijing Hyundai, he won the China Touring Car Championship's 1600cc class drivers' title in 2011. Ma was added to HRT F1 driver development programme on 5 April 2012,[2] and made history as the first Chinese-born driver to drive a Formula One car at an FIA-sanctioned event, a milestone described as "heralding an important step for Chinese motorsport".[3][4] Ma also became the first Chinese driver to take part in a Grand Prix weekend when he replaced Narain Karthikeyan in the first Friday practice session of the Italian Grand Prix.[5] He was given three more chances to drive the car in Friday sessions later that year. After HRT collapsed at the end of the 2012 season, Ma moved to Caterham, continuing the role of Friday test driver whilst racing for their GP2 Series team for the season.[6] He made his debut GP2 Series race in 2013 Sepang GP2 Series round. Later in final stint, his lap time dropped to more than 2 minutes in every lap and finished only 21st in featured race, which is the last place in classified drivers. Later he was diagnosed with gastroenteritis leading to extreme dehydration by the medical team on track at Sepang and would not start the sprint race. In 2013 Chinese Grand Prix, he replaced Charles Pic to participated in the Free Practice 1 and became the first Chinese driver to drive in home Grand Prix session, but he was about 1.5 seconds off the pace to his team mate Giedo van der Garde and out of the 107% reference time to the quickest driver in Free Practice 1. Soon after the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix, Caterham team claimed that he would be replaced by Alexander Rossi for the rest of the 2013 season. The team performance looks revived after this replacement. In the 2013 Bahrain GP2 Series round, Alexander Rossi made his debut GP2 Series race and took a podium finish.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Asian Formula Renault Challenge Shangsai FRD Team 5 0 0 0 0 35 16th
Asian Racing Team
Italian Formula 3000 Team Astromega 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2005–06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team China 2 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Team Astromega 6 0 0 0 0 33 26th
2008 Spanish Formula Three Championship Team West-Tec 11 0 0 0 0 0 18th
Formula 3 Spain Copa de España 11 0 0 0 2 24 7th
2009 British Formula 3 – National Class Team West-Tec 2 0 0 0 0 10 10th
2010 Superleague Formula Team China 2 0 0 0 0 19 26th
2011 China Touring Car Championship 1600cc Class Beijing Hyundai 8 3 4  ?  ? 116 1st
2012 Formula One HRT Formula 1 Team Test driver
2013 GP2 Series Caterham Racing 1 0 0 0 0  —  —
Formula One Caterham F1 Team Test driver
2014 World Touring Car Championship Citroën Total WTCC 10 1 0 1 2 69 13th
2015 World Touring Car Championship Citroën Total WTCC 6 0 0 0 1 53 5th*

* Season in progress.
As Ma was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
Team point score.

Complete Formula One participations[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicates 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 WDC Points
2012 HRT Formula 1 Team HRT F112 Cosworth CA2012 V8 AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA
TD
SIN
TD
JPN KOR IND ABU
TD
USA
TD
BRA - -
2013 Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 V8 AUS MAL CHN
TD
BHR ESP MON CAN GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU USA BRA - -

Complete World 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 DC Points
2014 Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC MAR
1
MAR
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
RUS
1

6
RUS
2

1
BEL
1

11
BEL
2

Ret
ARG
1
ARG
2
BEI
1

15†
BEI
2

12
CHN
1

2
CHN
2

5
JPN
1
JPN
2
MAC
1

8
MAC
2

Ret
13th 69
2015 Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC ARG
1

7
ARG
2

6
MAR
1

2
MAR
2

10
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

9
GER
1

GER
2

RUS
1

RUS
2

SVK
1

SVK
2

FRA
1

FRA
2

POR
1

POR
2

JPN
1

JPN
2

CHN
1

CHN
2

THA
1

THA
2

QAT
1

QAT
2

5th* 53*

* Season in progress.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RACE 2 – MA WRITES MOTORSPORT HISTORY". World Touring Car Championship (Kigema Sport Organisation). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "HRT signs Chinese driver to development programme". ESPNF1 Staff. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mallett, Tom (2012-07-13). "Who is Ma Qing Hua and why does he matter?". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  4. ^ Mallett, Tom (12 July 2012). "Bottas tops timesheets for Williams on opening morning of young driver test at Silverstone". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Collantine, Keith (5 September 2012). "Ma Qing Hua to drive for HRT in Monza practice". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "@MyCaterhamGP2 — 1 March". Twitter. Twitter, Inc. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 

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