Earl Bamber

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Earl Bamber
Earl Bamber Driver of Porsche LMP Team's Porsche 919 Hybrid (34227025126).jpg
Earl Bamber in 2017
NationalityNew Zealand New Zealander
BornEarl Anderson Bamber
(1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 28)
Whanganui, New Zealand
24 Hours of Le Mans career
TeamsPorsche Team
Best finish1st (2015, 2017)
Class wins2 (2015, 2017)
United SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2014
TeamsPorsche North America
Car no.911, 912 (2014–2016)
StartsGT Le Mans: 12 (7 podiums), GT Daytona: 2 (0 podium)
Wins0
Poles1
Fastest laps0
Best finish2nd (GTLM) at the 2014 Petit Le Mans, 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, Continental Tire Road Race Showcase and Oak Tree Grand Prix in 2015
Porsche Supercup career
Debut season2014
TeamsFACH Auto Tech
Car no.19 (2014)
Starts13 (8 Podiums)
Wins2
Poles3
Fastest laps3
Best finish1st in 2014
Championship titles
2014Porsche Supercup Drivers Championship
Awards
2014Porsche Supercup Rookie Classification
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia career
Debut season2013
TeamsNexus Racing (2013), LKM Racing (2014)
Car no.7 (2013), 1 (2014)
Starts22 (21 Podiums)
Wins14
Poles11
Fastest laps11
Best finish1st in 2013, 2014
Championship titles
2013, 2014Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Drivers Championship
A1 Grand Prix, Kyalami - New Zealand 2.jpg
NationalityNew Zealander
Born (1990-07-09) 9 July 1990 (age 28)
Wanganui (New Zealand)
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia career
Debut season2013
Current teamNexus Racing
Car no.7
Former teamsTeam Meritus
International Motorsport
Triple X Motorsport
Starts12
Wins5
Poles7
Fastest laps3
Best finish1st in 2010 Toyota Racing Series
Previous series
2009
2008–09
2008–09
200809
2008
2008
2007–08
2006–072010
2006
2005–06
2005–06
Euroseries 3000
GP2 Asia Series
A1 Grand Prix
Int. Formula Master
Australian Formula Three
Formula Master Italia
Formula V6 Asia
Toyota Racing Series
Formula BMW Asia
New Zealand Formula Ford
South Island Formula Ford
Championship titles
2006Formula BMW Asia
Awards
2008Lady Wigram Trophy

Earl Anderson Bamber[1] (born 9 July 1990) is a professional racing driver from New Zealand, currently competing as a factory driver for Porsche Motorsport in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class. He is the 2014 Porsche Supercup and double Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion,.[2] He is a double Le Mans 24 Hours winner, having won the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans with Nico Hülkenberg and Nick Tandy[3] and the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. The trio was also joint winner of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship for Drivers.

Early life[edit]

Earl Bamber was born in Whanganui, New Zealand, to Paul and Maureen Bamber (née Johnson), and lived on a farm where he learned to drive in the small settlement of Jerusalem on the Whanganui River.[4][5] He attended Wanganui Collegiate School along with his younger brother, William. Bamber began in kart racing and won his first title aged 12, at the North Island Sprint Championships (Junior 100cc Yamaha Restricted), and his first national title at the 2004 Sprint Kart Championship meeting in Auckland.[6] Later that year, he secured a podium at the Rotax Max category's annual Grand Final in Portugal after dominating the Junior class in the 2004 Rotax Max Challenge of New Zealand.[6]

Racing career[edit]

Open-wheel racing[edit]

Bamber progressed through karts and single seater series and was ranked sixth highest future star in the world by the internationally recognised website driverdb.com in 2008.[6] At 15 he switched to the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship before competing in Asia two years later where he won the Asian Formula BMW title. He achieved pole positions, fastest laps and podium results in Formula Renault V6 and Australian Formula 3, despite a tight budget.[7] In 2008 he won two vice-championship trophies – in Formula Renault V6 Asia and Toyota Racing Series New Zealand. Bamber contested several rounds of the international A1 Grand Prix series for the New Zealand team in 2009, finishing on the podium three times. He also stood on the podium in GP2 Asia, at the age of 19. In 2010 he repeated his 2008 success and was again crowned runner-up in the New Zealand Toyota Racing Series.[7]

Sportscar racing[edit]

2013[edit]

In 2013, Bamber made his first appearance in Porsche's one make series in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia with Malaysian team, Nexus Racing. He battled all season with Martin Ragginger but eventually won the drivers championship.[8] Bamber was also successful in endurance racing, winning the Bathurst 12 Hour (Class B) with Grove Racing, alongside team owner and Carrera Cup Australia regular Stephen Grove and eventual Supercup rival Ben Barker.[8] He was subsequently selected to race in three Porsche Supercup meetings.[9] Bamber's inaugural sportscar racing season ended with victory in the Carrera Cup Asia race at the 60th Macau Grand Prix meeting, defeating nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb in the process.[10]

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia nominated Bamber for the Porsche Motorsport International Cup Scholarship shootout in Oschersleben, Germany, where he beat seven other top pilots from Porsche one-make cups series around the world.[7] Part of the selection process included the simulation of a qualifying session as well as an entire race. He received funding of 200,000 Euros for his 2014 Porsche Supercup season campaign the following season.[7]

2014[edit]

Bamber raced with FACH Auto Tech in the Porsche Supercup alongside Porsche Carrera Cups of Germany and Asia with Team 75 Bernhard and LKM Racing, respectively. After ten rounds in the Supercup, Bamber won the drivers championship with 155 points, ahead of Kuba Giermaziak on 132 points, becoming the first New Zealander to win the Porsche Supercup title and the first rookie to do so. After seven of the ten races, the FACH Auto Tech driver had already won the rookie classification.[11] He dominated the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season on his way to retaining the title as he won eight out of the ten races that he competed in despite missing two races in Zhuhai due to his concurrent commitments in Porsche Supercup and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany.[8] With the support of Team 75 Bernhard, Bamber competed in ten out of eighteen rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany with two wins, five podiums and three fastest laps. He left the series holding second position in the Drivers Championship and was seventh overall at the end of the season.[8] Bamber also replaced the injured Richard Lietz in the Porsche 911 RSR at the Petit Le Mans in the United SportsCar Championship, joining Porsche works drivers Patrick Long and Michael Christensen. Their second place ensured team Porsche North America, run by Core Autosport, won the manufacturers title in the championship.[12]

2015[edit]

The #19 Porsche 919 Hybrid Bamber co-drove with Hülkenberg and Tandy to win the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans

Prior to the 2015 season, Bamber signed with Porsche Motorsport as a works driver.[13] In January 2015, he and fellow works drivers Jörg Bergmeister and Frédéric Makowiecki took the No.912 Porsche 911 RSR to seventh place at the 24 Hours of Daytona.[14] Bamber and Nick Tandy joined Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg in the Porsche LMP squad to contest the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and the Le Mans 24 Hours in a 919 Hybrid.[15] Bamber's hybrid, car No. 19, was third on the grid after Porsche finished first, second and third in qualifying,[16] but ended up winning comfortably. Bamber's childhood friend and Porsche teammate, Brendon Hartley, with co-drivers Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard, started from second on the grid in a 919 Hybrid and finished the race in second place.[17] Bamber claimed his first career GT Le Mans (GTLM) pole at the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America in his first qualifying attempt as a Porsche factory driver on August 8.[18] He bettered the previous lap record by more than a full second.[19] He also made a guest appearance in the FIA World Endurance Championship's 6 Hours of Nürburgring, filling in for Klaus Bachler in the No. 88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR.[20] Bamber made his debut in the FIA GT World Cup in the streets of Macau in November.[21] The versatility in going between LMP1, GTE-Pro (GT Le Mans in IMSA) and GTE-Am this year, he said, made him a better driver.[22]

2016[edit]

In 2016, Bamber continues to pilot the 911 RSR for Porsche North America and Porsche Motorsport in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the World Endurance Championship, respectively.[23] Bamber was the highest placed Kiwi driver at the 54th running of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona when his Porsche 911 RSR team came home third in the GTLM class and placed ninth overall.[24] Bamber made a successful return at the Bathurst 12 Hour with a 2nd Class B victory for Grove Motorsport in as many races at the endurance classic in Mount Panorama, Australia alongside team owner Stephen Grove and V8 Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin.[25] In changing weather conditions at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Bamber and his teammates in the #912 Porsche 911 RSR finished 3rd.[26]

2017[edit]

On 3 December 2016, Bamber was confirmed as a member of the Porsche LMP1 team with Nick Tandy and André Lotterer to contest 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship. He co-drove the #2 car with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley, replacing the retired Mark Webber.[27]

Helmets[edit]

Bamber uses helmets designed by Italian manufacturers Stilo.[28] He acknowledges his home country with a silver fern design on the sides of his Stilo ST5 helmets, a quasi-national emblem used for various official symbols, including the Coat of arms of New Zealand and the New Zealand one dollar coin. On top are four red stars with white borders representing the Southern Cross which features on the Flag of New Zealand.[29] He has the number 19 painted on the back of one of his helmets, the same number as on his Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Racing record[edit]

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2005–06 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship 4th Van Diemen RF93 Ford
2006 Formula BMW Asia 1st Mygale FB02 BMW Team Meritus
2006–07 Toyota Racing Series 7th Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota Team Meritus
2007 Formula Renault V6 Asia Championship 10th Tatuus FRV6 Renault Team Meritus
2007–08 Toyota Racing Series 2nd Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota International Motorsport
2008 Formula V6 Asia 2nd Tatuus FRV6 Renault Team Meritus
Australian Drivers' Championship 13th Dallara F307 Mercedes-Benz Team BRM
International Formula Master 15th Tatuus N.T07 Honda ADM Motorsport
2008–09 Toyota Racing Series 12th Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota Earl Bamber Racing
GP2 Asia Series 14th Dallara GP2/05 Renault Team Meritus
A1 Grand Prix 7th Ferrari A1 08 A1 Team New Zealand
Super Nova Racing
2009 International Formula Master 18th Tatuus N.T07 Honda ADM Motorsport
Euroseries 3000 11th Lola B05/52 Zytek TP Formula
2010 Toyota Racing Series 2nd Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota Triple X Motorsport
Superleague Formula 7th Panoz DP09B Menard F.C. Porto
Reid Motorsport
2010–11 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge New Zealand 15th Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Triple X Motorsport
2011 Toyota Racing Series 15th Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota M2 Competition
Superleague Formula 7th Panoz DP09B Menard New Zealand
Reid Motorsport
2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 1st Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Nexus Racing
Porsche Supercup NC FACH Auto Tech
2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 1st Porsche 991 GT3 Cup LKM Racing
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland 7th 75 Motorsport
Porsche Supercup 1st FACH Auto Tech
2015 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1 9th Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche Team
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Am 13th Porsche 911 RSR Abu Dhabi - Proton Racing
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship 10th Porsche North America
2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 4th Porsche 911 RSR Porsche North America
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro NC Porsche Motorsport
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship 1st Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche LMP Team
2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 5th Porsche 911 RSR Porsche GT Team
Supercars Enduro Cup 3rd Holden ZB Commodore Triple Eight Race Engineering
Super2 Series 24th Holden VF Commodore Grove Motorsport

*

Complete A1 Grand Prix 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 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2007–08 New Zealand NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
CHN
SPR

PO
CHN
FEA

PO
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
AUS
SPR

PO
AUS
FEA

PO
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
2nd 93
2008–09 NED
SPR

2
NED
FEA

3
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
MYS
SPR

3
MYS
FEA

6
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
RSA
SPR

8
RSA
FEA

Ret
POR
SPR

Ret
POR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

Ret
7th 36

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2008–09 Qi-Meritus Mahara CHN
FEA

6
CHN
SPR

2
UAE
FEA

Ret
UAE
SPR

C
BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

7
QAT
FEA
QAT
SPR
MAL
FEA
MAL
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
14th 8

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Asia results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2013 Nexus Racing SEP
3

SHG
2

SHG
2
ZIC
1
ZIC
1
ORD
1
ORD
1
INJ
10
INJ
3
SIN
1
SHG
1
SHG
2
1st 217
2014 LKM Racing SEP
1
SHG
1
SHG
3
ZIC ZIC FUJ
1
FUJ
1
SEP
1
SEP
2
SIN
1
SHG
1
SHG
1
1st 199

Complete Porsche Carrera Cup Germany results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2014 Team 75 Bernhard HOC
3
HOC
1
OSC
Ret
OSC
5
HUN
5
HUN
17
NOR
5
NOR
2
RBR
2
RBR
1
NÜR NÜR LAU LAU SAC SAC HOC HOC 7th 126

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
2013 FACH Auto Tech ESP MON GBR GER HUN
15
BEL ITA UAE
2
UAE
5
NC 0
2014 FACH Auto Tech ESP
1
MON
9
AUT
6
GBR
3
GER
2
HUN
3
BEL
1
ITA
3
USA
4
USA
2
1st 155

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 Australia Grove Group Australia Stephen Grove
United Kingdom Ben Barker
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Class B 286 8th 1st
2016 Australia Grove Hire Australia Stephen Grove
New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Class B 285 12th 1st
2017 Australia Walkinshaw GT3 France Kévin Estre
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 GT3 R Class APP 44 DNF DNF
2018 Hong Kong Craft-Bamboo Racing France Kévin Estre
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 GT3 R Class APP 271 5th 3rd

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015 Germany Porsche Team Germany Nico Hülkenberg
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 395 1st 1st
2016 Germany Porsche Motorsport Germany Jörg Bergmeister
France Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
140 DNF DNF
2017 Germany Porsche Team Germany Timo Bernhard
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 367 1st 1st
2018 United States Porsche GT Team France Patrick Pilet
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Pro
334 27th 10th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2015 Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4
(Hybrid)
SIL SPA
6
LMS
1
9th 58
Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing LMGTE Am Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 NÜR
6
COA
2
FUJ
5
SHA BHR 13th 36
2017 Porsche LMP Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche 2.0 L Turbo V4 (Hybrid) SIL
2
SPA
3
LMS
1
NÜR
1
MEX
1
COA
1
FUJ
4
SHA
2
BHR
2
1st 208

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2014 Mühlner Motorsports America GTD Porsche 911 GT America Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
27
SEB
20
LGA DET WGL MOS IMS ELK VIR COA 79th 27
Porsche North America GTLM Porsche 911 RSR LBH PET
2
29th 33
2015 Porsche North America GTLM Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
7
SEB
7
LBH LGA WGL
2
MOS
7
LIM ELK
2
VIR
2
COA
5
PET
8
10th 225
2016 Porsche North America GTLM Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
3
SEB
3
LBH
7
LGA
3
WGL
10
MOS
6
LIM
8
ELK
4
VIR
3
COA
1
PET
5
4th 313
2017 Porsche GT Team GTLM Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY SEB LBH COA WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET
5
24th 26
2018 Porsche GT Team GTLM Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
6
SEB
3
LBH
7
MDO
1
WGL
4
MOS
6
LIM
3
ELK
4
VIR
5
LGA
2
PET
6
5th 308
2019 Porsche GT Team GTLM Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY
3
SEB
5
LBH
1
MDO
WGL
MOS
LIM
ELK
VIR
LGA
PET
1st* 91*

* Season still in progress.

Supercars Championship results[edit]

Supercars results
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 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Position Points
2018 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden ZB Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
MEL
R3
MEL
R4
MEL
R5
MEL
R6
SYM
R7
SYM
R8
PHI
R9
PHI
R10
BAR
R11
BAR
R12
WIN
R13

PO
WIN
R14

PO
HID
R15
HID
R16
TOW
R17
TOW
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
SMP
R21
BEN
R22
BEN
R23
SAN
QR

16
SAN
R24

2
BAT
R25

5
SUR
R26

10
SUR
R27

C
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
NEW
R30
NEW
R31
29th* 576*

Super2 Series 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 Position Points
2018 Grove Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE SYM BAR TOW SAN BAT
10
NEW
24th* 156*

Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2018 Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen 5th 161

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External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Salman Al Khalifa
Formula BMW Asia
Champion

2006
Succeeded by
Jazeman Jaafar
Preceded by
Daniel Gaunt
New Zealand Grand Prix
Winner

2010
Succeeded by
Mitch Evans
Preceded by
Alexandre Imperatori
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Champion

2013–2014
Succeeded by
Chris van der Drift
Preceded by
Nicki Thiim
Porsche Supercup
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Philipp Eng
Preceded by
Marcel Fässler
André Lotterer
Benoît Tréluyer
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2015
With: Nico Hülkenberg & Nick Tandy
Succeeded by
Romain Dumas
Neel Jani
Marc Lieb
Preceded by
Romain Dumas
Neel Jani
Marc Lieb
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2017
With: Timo Bernhard & Brendon Hartley
Succeeded by
Sébastien Buemi
Kazuki Nakajima
Fernando Alonso
Preceded by
Romain Dumas
Neel Jani
Marc Lieb
FIA World Endurance Champion
2017
With: Timo Bernhard & Brendon Hartley
Succeeded by
Incumbent