Zsolt Baumgartner

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The native form of this personal name is Baumgartner Zsolt. This article uses the Western name order.
Zsolt Baumgartner
Baumgartner usgp 2004.jpg
Baumgartner racing for the Minardi F1 team at the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis in 2004
Born (1981-01-01) 1 January 1981 (age 33)
Debrecen, Hungary
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Hungary Hungarian
Active years 20032004
Teams Jordan, Minardi
Races 20
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last race 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix

Zsolt Baumgartner (born 1 January 1981 in Debrecen) is a Hungarian former racing driver who raced for the Jordan and Minardi teams in Formula One. He was the first Hungarian driver in Formula One.

Career[edit]

Baumgartner made his Formula One race debut at the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, substituting for the injured Ralph Firman in the Jordan team; he also took part in the Italian Grand Prix that year.

Plans were made for Baumgartner to drive for Jordan again in 2004 with sponsorship from oil company Mol Rt. However, he failed to agree terms with Jordan, and he signed with Minardi instead. This caused Mol Rt. to decrease its sponsorship amount, leading Baumgartner and his management to set up a "Zsolt Baumgartner Supporter's Club", a plan similar to that employed by Justin Wilson in 2003.[1]

Baumgartner raced throughout the 2004 Formula One season, and after two near-misses (ninth in Monaco and 10th in Canada) he managed to take Minardi's first point in over two years by finishing eighth (albeit second last) in the US Grand Prix.

Champ Car World Series[edit]

In March 2007 he was confirmed as the test and reserve driver for Minardi Team USA, former boss Paul Stoddart's recently acquired Champ Car World Series team. Baumgartner only participated in a handful of tests for the team and made no race starts. Prior to the 2008 season, Champ Car unified with the rival IndyCar Series and Stoddart and the Minardi name left the sport.

Superleague Formula[edit]

In 2008 Baumgartner became the test driver for team Tottenham Hotspur F.C. in Superleague Formula.

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2001 F3000 Prost Junior Team INT
IMO
CAT
A1R
MON
NUR
19
MAG
Ret
SIL
18
HOC
16
HUN
Ret
SPA
13
MNZ
17
29th 0
2002 Coca-Cola Nordic Racing INT
Ret
IMO
9
CAT
Ret
A1R
11
MON
Ret
NUR
12
SIL
14
MAG
12
HOC
8
HUN
7
SPA
8
MNZ
6
15th 1
2003 Coloni Motorsport IMO
10
CAT
7
A1R
10
MON
5
NUR
11
MAG
9
SIL
11
HOC
9
HUN
DNS
MNZ
14th 6

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 WDC Pts
2003 Jordan Ford Jordan EJ13 Ford V10 AUS
MAL
BRA
SMR
ESP
AUT
MON
CAN
EUR
FRA
GBR
GER
TD
HUN
Ret
ITA
11
USA
JPN
24th 0
2004 Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS04B Cosworth V10 AUS
Ret
MAL
16
BHR
Ret
SMR
15
ESP
Ret
MON
9
EUR
15
CAN
10
USA
8
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
16
HUN
15
BEL
Ret
ITA
15
CHN
16
JPN
Ret
BRA
16
20th 1

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