Felix Rosenqvist

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Felix Rosenqvist
FelixRosenqvistMacauGp2015.jpg
Rosenqvist in 2015.
Nationality Sweden Swedish
Born (1991-11-07) 7 November 1991 (age 25)
Värnamo, Sweden
DTM career
Debut season 2016
Current team ART Grand Prix
Car no. 88
Starts 8
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish

25th in 2016

Formula E career
Debut season 2016–17
Current team Mahindra Racing
Car no. 19
Starts 2
Championships 0
Wins 0
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Previous series
2012-2015
2011-12
2010
2009
2009
2008
200708
European Formula 3
Formula 3 Euro Series
German Formula Three
Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ
Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden
Formula Asia 2.0
Asian Formula Renault
Championship titles
2015

2009
2009
2008
European Formula 3 Championship
Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ
Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden
Formula Asia 2.0

Felix Rosenqvist (born 7 November 1991 in Värnamo) is a Swedish racing driver who is the reigning European Formula Three Champion, having won the title in 2015 with the Italian team Prema Powerteam. He holds the record of being the only one ever winning the Macau Grand Prix (twice), Masters of Formula 3 (twice), Grand Prix de Pau and the European Formula Three Championship. He currently races in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for Mercedes-Benz, and in Formula E for Mahindra Racing.

Racing career[edit]

Formula Renault[edit]

Rosenqvist started his single seater career in Asia, he won the 2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Asia and 2009 Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden/NEZ titles.

German Formula 3 Championship[edit]

In 2010 he was fifth in the German Formula Three Championship with 2 victories, 8 podiums and 1 pole position. He also attended the 2010 Macau Grand Prix Formula Three where he finished on ninth after having qualified seventh in his debut with the same Swedish/British racing team Performance Racing.

European Formula 3 Championship[edit]

For 2011, he graduated to the Formula 3 Euro Series with the Mücke Motorsport team, where he finished 5th with 1 win, 10 podiums and 5 fastest laps, and won the Masters of Formula 3 in his rookie year.

In 2012 he finished third in the 2012 European Formula 3 Championship and finished second in Macau Grand Prix.

The year after he narrowly missed out on the 2013 European Formula 3 Championship title to Raffaele Marciello, however winning the Masters of Formula 3 for a second time from pole position. In Macau Grand Prix he started the race from the front row but collided with Raffaele Marciello and Pipo Derani to retire in the first lap.

In his fourth year with Mücke Motorsport, the Swede finished eighth in the 2014 European Formula 3 Championship in a disappointing campaign. He ended the year with a very welcomed win in the 2014 Macau Grand Prix from pole position ahead of teammate Lucas Auer

In 2015 he switched to Prema Powerteam, claiming the 2015 European Formula 3 Championship title with 13 victories, 24 podiums and 17 pole positions. He would also take his second consecutive victory in the 2015 Macau Grand Prix, again from pole position. His extended Formula 3 career meant that he would become the most successful Formula 3 racer of all time.

Indy Lights[edit]

In February 2016 he announced that he would compete in the 2016 Indy Lights series for Belardi Auto Racing [1] as he failed to bring budget for a continued programme in GP2 Series with Prema Powerteam. Rosenqvist had a reduced programme in the series, competing in only 10 of the 18 races, as he later in the season would have clashing commitments with his sportscar programme with Mercedes-Benz in Europe. He scored 3 wins in his campaign. He had a successful test in IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, saying he would be happy to return to the American racing scene later in his career.

GT Racing[edit]

Rosenqvist joined the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup together with French Tristan Vautier, driving a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for AKKA-ASP Team where they together scored 1 victory, 3 podiums out of the 10 races and finished 7th in the overall standings. The same duo together with Renger van der Zande lined up for the classic 2016 24 Hours of Spa where they reached 2nd place after all Mercedes-Benz cars have been given a 5-minute stop and go penalty.

DTM[edit]

Rosenqvist started off 2016 with a role as official reserve driver, having continued his long partnership with Mercedes-Benz before being promoted to a race seat with one of the cars ran by ART Grand Prix following Esteban Ocon's departure to Manor Racing in Formula One. He made an impressive debut in Moscow where he finished 10th, and scoring points in his first ever race in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.

Formula E[edit]

On 22 August 2016, it was announced that Rosenqvist would partner ex F1 driver Nick Heidfeld at the Mahindra Formula E team for the 2016–17 Formula E season.[2]

Street circuits[edit]

Rosenqvist is known to be a street circuit specialist having won in Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto, Grand Prix de Pau, Norisring and Macau Grand Prix twice, where he has started 7 times from the front row.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Asian Formula Renault Challenge March3 Racing 14 1 1 1 6 193 4th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Trakstar Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Asia March3 Racing 13 10 8 5 12 215 1st
Asian Formula Renault Challenge 2 2 0 1 2 60 8th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy Prema Powerteam 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden BS Motorsport 14 6 6 3 13 115 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ 10 3 2 1 9 193 1st
Formula Palmer Audi PalmerSport 3 2 0 2 2 48 21st
2010 German Formula Three Performance Racing 18 2 1 0 8 83 5th
2011 Formula 3 Euro Series Mücke Motorsport 27 1 0 5 10 219 5th
Masters of Formula 3 1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2012 Formula 3 Euro Series Mücke Motorsport 24 4 3 3 9 212.5 4th
FIA European Formula 3 Championship 20 4 3 3 7 192 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2013 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Mücke Motorsport 30 10 4 10 18 457 2nd
Masters of Formula 3 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Mücke Motorsport 33 1 1 3 2 198 8th
Macau Grand Prix 1 1 1 0 1 N/A 1st
Formula Acceleration 1 Acceleration Team Sweden 4 2 1 2 3 73 5th
2015 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Prema Powerteam 33 13 16 13 24 518 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
2016 Indy Lights Belardi Auto Racing 10 3 3 3 3 185 12th
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup AKKA ASP 10 1 1 1 3 51 7th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 1 18 23rd
Intercontinental GT Challenge 1 1 0 0 1 25 7th
ADAC GT Masters AMG - Team Zakspeed 2 0 0 0 0 13 37th
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-Benz DTM Team ART 8 0 0 0 0 5 25th
Macau Grand Prix Prema Powerteam 1 0 0 1 1 N/A 2nd
2016–17 Formula E Mahindra Racing 2 0 1 1 1 19 4th*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 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 DC Points
2011 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes LEC
1

2
LEC
2

4
LEC
3

Ret
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

5
HOC
3

3
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

3
ZAN
3

2
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

10
RBR
3

Ret
NOR
1

DSQ
NOR
2

5
NOR
3

5
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

2
NÜR
3

4
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

Ret
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

6
VAL
3

4
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

Ret
5th 219
2012 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes HOC
1

3
HOC
2

3
HOC
3

3
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

Ret
RBR
1

9
RBR
2

Ret
RBR
3

11
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

4
NOR
3

14
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

3
NÜR
2

Ret
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

6
ZAN
3

4
VAL
1

13
VAL
2

8
VAL
3

1
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

9
HOC
3

1
4th 212.5

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 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 33 DC Points
2012 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes HOC
1

3
HOC
2

3
PAU
1

4
PAU
2

6
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

Ret
RBR
1

9
RBR
2

11
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

14
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

Ret
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

Ret
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

4
VAL
1

13
VAL
2

1
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

1
3rd 192
2013 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

4
MNZ
3

11
SIL
1

3
SIL
2

1
SIL
3

2
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

10
HOC
3

1
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

3
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

1
RBR
3

1
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

2
NOR
3

1
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

9
NÜR
3

5
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

1
ZAN
3

1
VAL
1

10
VAL
2

9
VAL
3

6
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

2
2nd 457
2014 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes SIL
1

9
SIL
2

14
SIL
3

7
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

7
HOC
3

Ret
PAU
1

14
PAU
2

Ret
PAU
3

1
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

4
HUN
3

17
SPA
1

7
SPA
2

4
SPA
3

9
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

6
NOR
3

11
MSC
1

8
MSC
2

7
MSC
3

5
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

Ret
RBR
3

Ret
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

7
NÜR
3

Ret
IMO
1

4
IMO
2

9
IMO
3

Ret
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

6
HOC
3

4
8th 198
2015 Prema Powerteam Mercedes SIL
1

1
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

12
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

2
PAU
1

14
PAU
2

5
PAU
3

6
MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

1
MNZ
3

1
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

5
NOR
1

3
NOR
2

17
NOR
3

13
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

1
ZAN
3

3
RBR
1

2
RBR
2

1
RBR
3

2
ALG
1

3
ALG
2

1
ALG
3

1
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

1
NÜR
3

1
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

3
HOC
3

1
1st 518

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2016 Belardi Auto Racing STP
7
STP
1
PHX
15
ALA
14
ALA
8
IMS
4
IMS
6
INDY
9
RDA RDA IOW TOR
1
TOR
1
MDO MDO WGL LAG LAG 12th 185

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2016 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro MIS
QR

7
MIS
CR

32
BRH
QR

9
BRH
CR

9
NÜR
QR

27
NÜR
CR

10
HUN
QR

2
HUN
CR

4
CAT
QR

3
CAT
CR

1
7th 51

Complete DTM 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 Pos Points
2016 Mercedes-Benz DTM Team ART Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1

HOC
2

SPL
1

SPL
2

LAU
1

LAU
2

NOR
1

NOR
2

ZAN
1

ZAN
2

MSC
1

10
MSC
2

20
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

18
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

11
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
25th 5

Complete Formula E 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 Pos Points
2016–17 Mahindra Racing Spark-Mahindra M3ELECTRO HKG
15
MAR
3
BNA
MEX
MON
PAR
BER
BRU
NYC
NYC
MTR
MTR
4th* 19*

*Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simmons, Marcus (23 February 2016). "Macau GP winner and F3 champ Rosenqvist secures Indy Lights move". autosport.com. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Scott (August 22, 2016). "Felix Rosenqvist joins Nick Heidfeld at Mahindra for 2016/17 season". Autosport. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Valtteri Bottas
Masters of Formula 3
Winner

2011
Succeeded by
Daniel Juncadella
Preceded by
Daniel Juncadella
Masters of Formula 3
Winner

2013
Succeeded by
Max Verstappen
Preceded by
Alex Lynn
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

20142015
Succeeded by
António Félix da Costa
Preceded by
Esteban Ocon
European Formula 3
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Lance Stroll