Tobias Hegewald

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Tobias Hegewald
Nationality Germany German
Born (1989-08-03) 3 August 1989 (age 24)
Neuwied (Germany)
2014 FIA Formula Two Championship
Debut season 2009
Current team Motorsport Vision
Car no. 18
Starts 30
Wins 2
Poles 3
Fastest laps 3
Previous series
2010
2009
2009
2008
200708
200708
200506
2005–06
GP3 Series
FIA Formula Two
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
FPA Autumn Trophy
Formula Renault Eurocup
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula BMW ADAC
Formula BMW USA

Tobias Hegewald (born 3 August 1989 in Neuwied) is a German racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Hegewald spent three seasons racing in professional karting, including a 5th place in the 2002 Junior Monaco Kart Cup at ICA Junior level, racing against the likes of Formula Three Euroseries racers Alexander Sims, Jean Karl Vernay, Stefano Coletti and Jules Bianchi and also Sébastien Buemi.[1]

Formula BMW[edit]

For 2005, Hegewald moved to open-wheel racing by taking part in both the Formula BMW ADAC series, and the Formula BMW USA series. He finished 20th in the German championship with six points, and finished 15th in the American series, with 22 points and 2 poles, including one at the 2005 Canadian Grand Prix-support race in Montréal.[2]

2006 saw very little improvement for the German, as he finished 13th in the ADAC series, amassing 29 points from 18 races. He again interloped into four rounds of the American series and scored 23 points en route to 14th in that particular championship.

Formula Renault[edit]

Hegewald signed for the Oschersleben-based Motorsport Arena team for a dual 2007 campaign in both the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and in the Formula Renault Eurocup. Compared to a lacklustre Eurocup campaign, Hegewald battled Frank Kechele for the NEC title, and lost out by 79 points – yet Hegewald's three wins and ten podiums were plenty good enough for him to earn second place in the championship.

With the team renamed to Motopark Academy for 2008, Hegewald continued in the two championships, hoping for some title success. His results in the pan-European championship improved and he ended up a creditable fifth in the championship with two podiums, however he was outperformed on numerous occasions by team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who eventually went on to claim the Eurocup after a hard-fought title battle with Daniel Ricciardo, the highly consistent Andrea Caldarelli and Roberto Merhi. In the NEC, Hegewald won only one race out of 14, as he dropped down to third in the championship. Again, Bottas dominated the title race, and Hegewald was also beaten by António Félix da Costa, as Motopark locked out the top four positions in the championship – Johan Jokinen also finished fourth.

Hegewald competed in the second event of the 2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season, replacing Mihai Marinescu at the Interwetten team. The event took place before the start of the 2009 FIA Formula Two Championship season, to which he also committed.[3]

Formula Two[edit]

Having competed over the offseason in Formula Palmer Audi, Hegewald signed up to drive in the relaunched FIA Formula Two Championship in 2009.[4] He drove car number 8 in the series, and finished sixth in the championship, including a dominating weekend at Spa, when he took both poles, both fastest laps and both wins.

GP3 Series[edit]

Hegewald will move to the new GP3 Series for its inaugural season in 2010. He will join Nigel Melker and Renger van der Zande at RSC Mücke Motorsport.[5]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Final Placing
2005 Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. 20 0 0 0 0 6 20th
Formula BMW USA Atlantic Racing Team 4 0 2 0 1 22 15th
Formula BMW World Final ASL Team Mücke Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 24th
2006 Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Mittelrhein e.V. 18 0 0 0 0 29 13th
Formula BMW USA Mosquito Motorsports 4 0 0 0 0 23 14th
Formula BMW World Final AIM Autosport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 33
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Motorsport Arena 14 0 0 0 1 25 13th
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup Motorsport Arena 14 3 5 10 4 297 2nd
2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Motopark Academy 14 0 0 0 2 71 5th
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup Motorsport Arena 14 1 1 1 10 260 3rd
Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy MotorSport Vision 6 0 0 0 0 63 7th
2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Interwetten.com 2 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 2 3 2 3 46 6th
2010 GP3 Series RSC Mücke Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
Formula Three Euroseries Motopark Academy 2 0 0 0 0 1 16th
2011 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 16 0 0 1 1 121 6th

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 8 VAL
1

Ret
VAL
2

9
BRN
1

15
BRN
2

7
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

1
BRH
1

15
BRH
2

6
DON
1

3
DON
2

6
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

6
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

4
CAT
1

9
CAT
2

5
6th 46
2011 18 SIL
1

6
SIL
2

4
MAG
1

2
MAG
2

8
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

Ret
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

4
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

5
RBR
1

15
RBR
2

6
MON
1

6
MON
2

9
CAT
1

4
CAT
2

11
6th 121

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 RSC Mücke Motorsport ESP
FEA

17
ESP
SPR

13
TUR
FEA

16
TUR
SPR

15
VAL
FEA

9
VAL
SPR

29
GBR
FEA

4
GBR
SPR

6
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

11
BEL
SPR

8
ITA
FEA

10
ITA
SPR

11
22nd 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 Junior Monaco Kart Cup – INTERCONTINENTAL-A / JUNIOR Final Ranking". CIK-FIA. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Formula BMW USA – Round 5 – Montreal – Race". BMW Motorsport. 2005-06-11. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Hegewald joins Interwetten for Spa". autosport.com. 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  4. ^ "Tobias Hegewald announced as next F2 driver". FIA Formula Two Championship. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  5. ^ "Team RSC Mücke Motorsport completes GP3 line-up with Tobias Hegewald". GP3 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 

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