Sebastian Hohenthal

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Sebastian Hohenthal
Nationality Sweden Swedish
Born (1984-11-05) 5 November 1984 (age 29)
Mora (Sweden)
Previous series
2001-2003
2001-2003
2003
2004
2005-2006
2006
2007-2008
2009
Formula Ford Zetec Nordic
Formula Ford Zetec Sweden
FFord Winter Series UK
Formula Ford Great Britain
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
Asian Formula Renault
British F3
FIA Formula Two Championship
Championship titles
2003
2003
2003
2006
Formula Ford Zetec Nordic
Formula Ford Zetec Sweden
FFord Winter Series UK
Formula Renault 2.0 UK

Sebastian Hohenthal (born 5 November 1984 in Mora) is a former racing driver from Sweden.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Hohenthal competed in kart racing from 1995 to 2000. During this period he won the Dalacupen Formula Micro in 1996, the Tom Trana Trophy ICA Junior in 1999, and both the Nordic and Swedish ICA Junior championships in 2000.

Formula Ford[edit]

Hohenthal stepped up to formula racing in 2001, driving in the local Nordic and Swedish Formula Ford championships. In 2003, driving for rally driver Stig Blomqvist's team, he won both titles. In the same year, he moved to the United Kingdom racing scene to drive for the Nexa Racing team. His first racing in this country was the British Formula Ford Championship's Winter Series, which he also won.

This was a precursor to a full-time entry in the main 2004 series, in which he finished third in the championship. He also finished in this position in that year's Formula Ford Festival at the Brands Hatch circuit, setting fastest lap in the process.

Formula Renault[edit]

For 2005, Hohenthal moved up to the British Formula Renault Championship with the Fortec Motorsport team. He finished in fourth place in his first season in the category, and then returned to win the series in 2006, taking five pole positions and seven wins from the championship's twenty races in the course of doing so.

He also competed in one round of the Asian Formula Renault Challenge in 2006, not scoring any points.

Formula Three[edit]

Hohenthal driving for Fortec Motorsport at the Croft round of the 2008 British Formula Three season.

Hohenthal continued his partnership with Fortec in the British Formula Three Championship for 2007, taking a win at Brands Hatch and a pole position at Thruxton en route to ninth place in the championship. He remained with Fortec in the championship for 2008 and won another race at Rockingham, but withdrew from the series after the Spa races, when it became apparent that he could not compete for the drivers' championship.[1]

Formula Two[edit]

Hohenthal signed to drive for the relaunched FIA Formula Two Championship in 2009. He was aiming to emulate countryman Ronnie Peterson, who won the European F2 championship in 1971, and drove car number two.[2] Sadly for Hohenthal, the results did not materialise as he only finished in the points twice – both races at Donington Park – as he finished sixteenth in the championship.

Retirement[edit]

After his disappointing Formula Two campaign Hohenthal decided to retire from active driving, realizing that he would not be able to gather enough money to step up to Formula One or GP2, as he explained on his web site. He joined Hello Sweden, a company that supports young athletes and racing drivers, and set up his own Hohenthal Racing Academy which opened in May 2010.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2001 Formula Ford Zetec Nordic Jan Lindblom Racing 8  ? 0 130 3rd
Formula Ford Zetec Sweden Jan Lindblom Racing  ?  ?  ? 39 10th
2002 Formula Ford Zetec Nordic Eje Elgh Motorsport  ?  ?  ? 20 8th
Formula Ford Zetec Sweden Försvarsmakten Racing  ?  ?  ? 126 4th
2003 Formula Ford Zetec Nordic Stig Blomqvist Motorsport 4  ? 3 85 1st
Formula Ford Zetec Sweden Stig Blomqvist Motorsport  ?  ?  ? 131 1st
Formula Ford Winter Series UK Nexa Racing 4 0 1  ? 1st
2004 Formula Ford Great Britain Nexa Racing 18 0 0 409 3rd
Formula Ford Festival Nexa Racing 1 0 0 N/A 3rd
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Fortec Motorsport 20 2 1 380 4th
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Fortec Motorsport 20 5 7 481 1st
Asian Formula Renault Challenge M3-Prema Formula Racing 1 0 0 0 NC
2007 British Formula Three Championship Fortec Motorsport 22 1 1 101 9th
2008 British Formula Three Championship Fortec Motorsport 16 0 1 105 7th
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 0 0 7 16th

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 DC Points
2009 2 VAL
1

10
VAL
2

13
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

12
SPA
1

17
SPA
2

12
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

14
DON
1

6
DON
2

5
OSC
1

17
OSC
2

9
IMO
1

9
IMO
2

12
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

Ret
16th 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hohenthal stands down from F3 seat". crash.net. 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  2. ^ English, Stephen (2008-12-19). "Hohenthal signs up for F2". autosport.com. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Oliver Jarvis
British Formula Renault
UK series champion

2006
Succeeded by
Duncan Tappy