Jüri Vips

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Jüri Vips
FIA F3 Austria 2019 Nr. 21 Vips 1.jpg
Vips in 2019
NationalityEstonia Estonian
Born (2000-08-10) 10 August 2000 (age 20)
Tallinn, Estonia
Super Formula Championship career
Debut season2019
Current teamTeam Mugen
Car number15
Starts1
Wins0
Podiums0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish23rd in 2019
Formula 2 career
Debut season2020
Current teamDAMS
Car number1
Starts6 (6 entries)
Wins0
Podiums1
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Previous series
2019
201718
201617
201617
2016–17
FIA Formula 3
FIA European F3
Italian F4 Championship
ADAC Formula 4
MRF Challenge
Championship titles
2017ADAC Formula 4

Jüri Vips (born 10 August 2000) is an Estonian racing driver, 2017 ADAC Formula 4 champion and member of the Red Bull Junior Team.[1]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Vips was born in Tallinn, and began competing professionally on the karting scene in 2011, claiming major titles in his native Estonia and becoming the Rotax Max Challenge world champion in 2014.[2]

Lower formula[edit]

In 2016, Vips made his single-seater debut in the Italian F4 and ADAC Formula 4 championships with Prema Powerteam, where he claimed a victory and took the title of Italian F4 rookie champion in 2016.[3][4]

In 2017, Vips continued with Prema in both championships, claiming the ADAC Formula 4 title ahead of teammate Marcus Armstrong.[5][6]

Formula 3[edit]

In September 2017, Vips tested the machinery with Prema.[7] In October, he made his debut in the 2017 European Championship season finale at Hockenheim.[8]

For the 2018 season, Vips drove for German team Motopark, claiming four wins and taking fourth in the driver's championship.[9]

In October 2018, Vips was linked to a place in the Red Bull Junior Team.[10] He was confirmed with the program the following month prior to the Macau Grand Prix.[1]

In December 2018, it was confirmed Vips would stay on for the new FIA Formula 3 Championship, joining Hitech GP, for 2019.[11] Vips had a relatively successful campaign with two feature race wins and one sprint race win. Despite some inconsistent results, Vips managed to finish fourth in the overall driver's championship.[12]

It was announced that Vips would continue with Hitech GP for the 2019 Macau Grand Prix. Vips took pole position for the qualification race after the second qualifying session on Friday, setting the new lap record in the process.[13] He then managed to convert the pole position into victory in the qualifying race, allowing him to start on pole for Sunday's race.[14] Despite a near-flawless weekend up to that point, Vips was unable to convert the pole to victory in the all-important Sunday race. Vips lead in the early part of the race, however, due to crashes from Leonardo Pulcini and Ferdinand Habsburg, Vips' lead was eradicated as the safety car was called out. After the race resumed, Richard Verschoor managed to overtake Vips at Lisboa. Vips ended the race in second only 0.792 seconds off the lead.[15]

In June 2020, it was announced Vips will take part in Formula Regional European Championship 2020 season racing for Finnish team KIC Motorsport.[16]

Super Formula[edit]

In October 2019, it was announced that Vips would replace Patricio O'Ward at Team Mugen for the final round of the 2019 Super Formula Championship.[17] He qualified 19th out of the 20 cars but performed admirably during the race. At the pitstops, however, the 19-year old stalled the car losing around half a minute while he stood still in the pits. He finished the race in 18th.[18]

Vips re-joined Team Mugen in a winter test at Suzuka in December 2019, sparking rumours about a full-time drive for 2020. Vips finished third overall during the test.[19] In January 2020, it was confirmed that Vips would drive for Team Mugen in the 2020 Super Formula Championship alongside Tomoki Nojiri.[20][21] Start of the Super Formula 2020 season was postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic, and due to travel restrictions, Vips was unable to attend the first round at Twin Ring Motegi.[22]

Formula 2[edit]

On 21 August 2020, it was announced that Vips would replace the injured Sean Gelael at DAMS in the 2020 Formula 2 Championship for round seven at Spa.[23] This was after it was confirmed that Sean Gelael, who broke his vertebrae after an incident in the sprint race at Barcelona, which would be ruled out of racing for at least six weeks.[24]

Vips finished narrowly outside of points in his first four races at Spa and Monza. He scored first points of the season at Mugello where he finished 7th in the feature race and 3rd in the sprint race.[25] He became the first Estonian to claim podium finish in the Formula 2 series.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2016 ADAC Formula 4 Championship Prema Powerteam 24 0 0 0 5 138 6th
Italian F4 Championship 18 1 2 3 8 140 5th
2016–17 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 15 0 0 0 3 135 6th
2017 ADAC Formula 4 Championship Prema Powerteam 21 2 0 0 7 245.5 1st
Italian F4 Championship 9 1 2 2 5 114 NC†
FIA Formula 3 European Championship Motopark 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC‡
2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship 30 4 3 6 8 284 4th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 19th
2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship Hitech Grand Prix 16 3 1 1 4 141 4th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 1 0 1 N/A 2nd
Super Formula Team Mugen 1 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2020 Formula Regional European Championship KIC Motorsport 6 0 0 2 2 62* 5th*
Formula 2 Championship DAMS 6 0 0 0 1 16* 16th*
Super Formula Team Mugen 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD

* Season still in progress.
As Vips had not competed in the required number of rounds, he was ineligible for a championship position.
As Vips was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results[edit]

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

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 DC Points
2017 Motopark Volkswagen SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MNZ
3
PAU
1
PAU
2
PAU
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
HOC
1

21
HOC
2

12
HOC
3

12
NC† 0†
2018 Motopark Volkswagen PAU
1

10
PAU
2

17
PAU
3

12
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

18
HUN
3

4
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

1
NOR
3

2
ZAN
1

6
ZAN
2

8
ZAN
3

15
SPA
1

6
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

4
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

2
SIL
3

1
MIS
1

5
MIS
2

1
MIS
3

2
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

15
NÜR
3

6
RBR
1

6
RBR
2

4
RBR
3

8
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

9
4th 284

As Vips was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete FIA Formula 3 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2019 Hitech Grand Prix CAT
FEA

6
CAT
SPR

2
LEC
FEA

4
LEC
SPR

17
RBR
FEA

1
RBR
SPR

6
SIL
FEA

1
SIL
SPR

15
HUN
FEA

4
HUN
SPR

4
SPA
FEA

5
SPA
SPR

21
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

11
SOC
FEA

8
SOC
SPR

1
4th 141

Complete Super Formula Results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC Points
2019 Team Mugen SUZ AUT SUG FUJ MOT OKA SUZ
18
23rd 0
2020 MOT OKA SUG AUT SUZ1 SUZ2 FUJ TBD* TBD*

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2020 DAMS RBR1
FEA

RBR1
SPR

RBR2
FEA

RBR2
SPR

HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

SIL1
FEA

SIL1
SPR

SIL2
FEA

SIL2
SPR

CAT
FEA

CAT
SPR

SPA
FEA

11
SPA
SPR

11
MNZ
FEA

11
MNZ
SPR

9
MUG
FEA

7
MUG
SPR

3
SOC
FEA

SOC
SPR

BHR1
FEA

BHR1
SPR

BHR2
FEA

BHR2
SPR

16th* 16*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allen, Peter (November 12, 2018). "Juri Vips joins Red Bull Junior Team ahead of Macau Grand Prix". FormulaScout. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Juri Vips wins the final in Junior Max". November 29, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Prema signs Juri Vips in Formula 4". January 12, 2016. Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "Rookie Champion Vips Rounds Out Season with Win". October 30, 2016. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Juri Vips continues in F4 with Prema for 2017". December 20, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Vips claims ADAC F4 title with third behind Armstrong as Petrov wins finale". December 20, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  7. ^ Simmons, Marcus (September 21, 2017). "Russian Formula Renault Eurocup star tipped for F3 after Prema test". Autosport. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  8. ^ Simmons, Marcus (11 October 2017). "German F4 champion Vips makes F3 debut". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  9. ^ Allen, Peter (20 February 2018). "ADAC F4 champion Juri Vips seals 2018 F3 seat with Motopark". formulascout.com. Formula Scout. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  10. ^ Simmons, Marcus (October 19, 2018). "European F3 standout Juri Vips set to join Red Bull F1 junior team". Autosport. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "THE RED BULL JUNIOR TEAM AND THE HONDA FORMULA DREAM PROJECT". December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "Vips ends 2019 with lights-to-flag victory in Sochi". FIA Formula 3. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Record-breaking Vips secures qualifying race pole in FIA F3 World Cup". FIA Formula 3. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Vips leads from lights-to-flag in Macau Qualifying Race". FIA Formula 3. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  15. ^ Benyon, Jack. "Macau GP: Verschoor beats Vips in thrilling duel". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Juri Vips to race in Formula Regional Europe with KIC". 28 June 2020.
  17. ^ Thukral, Rachit. "Vips replaces O'Ward for Super Formula finale". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  18. ^ Thukral, Rachit; Klein, Jamie. "Vips laments "stupid" stall on Super Formula debut". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  19. ^ "2019 Official Test & Rookie Driver Test". Super Formula. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  20. ^ Smith, Luke. "Red Bull places Juri Vips in Super Formula for 2020". Crash.net. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  21. ^ Wood, Elliot. "Red Bull junior Juri Vips confirms full-time Super Formula move". Formula Scout. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  22. ^ Klein, Jamie (2020-08-19). "Super Formula news: Juri Vips to miss out on Motegi race". www.motorsport.com. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  23. ^ Cooper, Adam (2020-08-21). "Vips to make Spa F2 debut, replacing injured Gelael at DAMS". www.motorsport.com. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  24. ^ Woollard, Craig (2020-08-19). "Sean Gelael ruled out of F2 for six weeks by injury". Formula Scout. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  25. ^ "Mugello F2: Lundgaard dominates sprint race, Vips on podium". www.motorsport.com. Retrieved 2020-09-16.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joseph Mawson
ADAC Formula 4 Championship
Champion

2017
Succeeded by
Lirim Zendeli