Jann Mardenborough

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Jann Mardenborough
2011 GT Academy Winner Jann Mardenborough joins competitors at the UK National Final in 2013.jpg
Mardenborough in 2013
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1991-09-09) 9 September 1991 (age 27)
Darlington, County Durham, England
GP3 Series career
Debut season 2014
Current team Carlin
Car no. 2
Starts 32
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 9th in 2014, 2015
Previous series
20132014
2013
2012
2012
2011
Toyota Racing Series
FIA European F3 Championship
British GT Championship
Blancpain Endurance Series
GT4 European Cup
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season 2015
Current team Nissan NISMO
Car no. 22
Starts 1
Championships 0
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0

Jann Mardenborough (born 9 September 1991) is a British professional racing driver currently competing for Nissan NISMO in LMP1 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Carlin in the 2015 GP3 Series season. In 2011 he became the third (and youngest) winner of the GT Academy competition sponsored, beating 90,000 entrants.[1] He was rewarded with a drive for Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hour race. Subsequently, he has had a successful motorsport career in a variety of categories.

Personal life[edit]

Mardenborough, born in Darlington, is the son of English footballer Steve Mardenborough.[2][3] He spent most of his childhood growing up in Cardiff.[4]

Career[edit]

Mardenborough had not seriously raced prior to entering GT Academy. Mardenborough's rise is unusual because up until 2011 at the age of 19 he had never seriously competed in motorsport.[5]

In 2011 Mardenborough participated in the GT Academy; he beat 90,000 other entrants and won the competition,[6] and the prize for his victory was a drive with Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hour. He scored third in his class.[2] In 2012 Mardenborough competed in the British GT Championship. Together with Alex Buncombe he won a race and ended the season in sixth place in the GT3 championship. Moreover, he took part in four rounds of the Blancpain Endurance Series.

Mardenborough driving for Arden International at the Silverstone round of the 2014 GP3 Series season.

In 2013 Mardenborough switched to formula racing.[7] At the beginning of the year Mardenborough started in the 2013 season of the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand. He was the best placed rookie and finished the season in the tenth place in the championship. After that he returned to Europe and secured a seat with Carlin Motorsport in the 2013 campaign of the FIA European Formula Three Championship,[8] as well as the British Formula 3 Championship.[9] After one season in F3 Mardenborough joined Arden International to compete in the 2014 GP3 Series season, and was also signed by the Red Bull Junior Team driver development programme.[10] He won his first GP3 race in Germany after a reverse grid pole position in the sprint race and setting the fastest lap.[11]

At the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mardenborough set the fastest ever Supercar time up the famous "Goodwood Hill" whilst piloting the Nismo Nissan GT-R with the optional ‘Time Attack’ package.[12]

Mardenborough also continued racing in GP3, switching to Carlin for the 2015 season.

On 28 March 2015, his GT3-class Nissan GT-R Nismo caught air at the Flugplatz section of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It cartwheeled over the fence into spectators. One person was killed, while Mardenborough was not seriously injured.[13]

Mardenborough's achievements and growing global profile led to Sports Pro Media naming him on their list of the 50 most marketable athletes in the world.[14]

In 2017, Mardenborough will race at the Super Formula Series in Japan with Toyota.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2011 GT4 European Cup RJN Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 British GT Championship RJN Motorsport 10 1 1 0 3 108.5 6th
Dubai 24 Hour 1 0 0 0 0 0 26th
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am GT Academy Team RJN 4 0 0 0 0
2013 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Carlin 30 0 0 0 0 12 21st
British Formula 3 Championship 12 0 0 0 1 85 6th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 13th
Toyota Racing Series ETEC Motorsport 15 0 0 0 0 491 10th
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am Nissan GT Academy Team RJN 2 0 0 0 1 30 14th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Greaves Motorsport 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 3rd
2014 GP3 Series Arden International 18 1 0 2 2 77 9th
Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 15 3 1 2 7 782 2nd
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 OAK Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
British GT Championship Nissan GT Academy RJN Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 42nd
United SportsCar Championship Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 1 0 0 0 0 19 64th
2015 GP3 Series Carlin 14 0 0 0 2 58 9th
GP2 Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 35th
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am Nissan GT Academy RJN Motorsport 1 0 0 0 1 18 18th
FIA World Endurance Championship Nissan Motorsports 1 0 0 0 0 0 34th
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2016 Super GT - GT300 NDDP Racing with B-MAX 8 1 0 1 2 52 4th
All-Japan Formula 3 Championship B-MAX Racing Team with NDDP 17 4 6 6 11 110 2nd
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 20th
2017 Super GT Team Impul 8 0 0 1 0 17 15th
Super Formula 7 0 1 1 0 4.5 14th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Nissan 1 0 0 0 0 6 13th
2018 Super GT Team Impul 6 0 0 0 1 29 11th*

* Season still in progress.

Complete British GT Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2012 RJN Motorsport Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 GT3 OUL
1

5
OUL
2

11
NUR
1

3
NUR
2

5
ROC
1

5
BRH
1

1
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

3
SIL
1

8
DON
1

16
6th 108.5
2014 Nissan GT Academy
RJN Motorsport
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 GT3 OUL
1
OUL
2
ROC
1
SIL
1
SNE
1
SNE
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
BRH
1

11
DON
1
42nd 0

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 Pos. Points
2013 Carlin Volkswagen MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

11
MNZ
3

14
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

DNS
SIL
3

8
HOC
1

16
HOC
2

Ret
HOC
3

22
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

Ret
RBR
1

13
RBR
2

21
RBR
3

Ret
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

27
NOR
3

12
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

Ret
NÜR
3

11
ZAN
1

16
ZAN
2

23†
ZAN
3

14
VAL
1

18
VAL
2

Ret
VAL
3

11
HOC
1

16
HOC
2

18
HOC
3

11
21st 12

24 Hours of Le Mans[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2013 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport Germany Michael Krumm
Spain Lucas Ordóñez
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 327 9th 3rd
2014 France OAK Racing United Kingdom Alex Brundle
Russia Mark Shulzhitskiy
Ligier JS P2-Nissan LMP2 354 9th 5th
2015 Japan Nissan Motorsports France Olivier Pla
United Kingdom Max Chilton
Nissan GT-R LM Nismo LMP1 234 DNF DNF

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 17 18 Pos. Points
2014 Arden International CAT
FEA

14
CAT
SPR

14
RBR
FEA

11
RBR
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA

9
SIL
SPR

15
HOC
FEA

8
HOC
SPR

1
HUN
FEA

7
HUN
SPR

3
SPA
FEA

4
SPA
SPR

4
MNZ
FEA

11
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

6
SOC
SPR

4
YMC
FEA

13
YMC
SPR

Ret
9th 77
2015 Carlin CAT
FEA

4
CAT
SPR

3
RBR
FEA

5
RBR
SPR

13
SIL
FEA

17
SIL
SPR

15
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

17
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

12
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA

5
SOC
SPR

3
BHR
FEA

7
BHR
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
9th 58

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2015 Nissan Motorsports LMP1 Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Nissan VRX30A 3.0 L Turbo V6 SIL SPA LMS
Ret
NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 34th 0

Complete GP2 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 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2015 Carlin BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA

19
MNZ
SPR

20
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
35th 0

Complete Super GT results[edit]

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2016 NDDP Racing with B-MAX Nissan GT-R GT3 GT300 OKA
10
FUJ
1
SUG
5
FUJ
6
SUZ
10
CHA
2
MOT
13
MOT
6
4th 52
2017 Team Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
8
FUJ
14
AUT
7
SUG
11
FUJ
5
SUZ
11
CHA
14
MOT
7
15th 17
2018 Team Impul Nissan GT-R GT500 OKA
14
FUJ
6
SUZ
4
CHA
6
FUJ
12
SUG
3
AUT
MOT
11th* 29*

* Season still in progress.

Complete Super Formula Results[edit]

(Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2017 Itochu Enex Team Impul SUZ
18
OKA
6
OKA
17
FUJ
8
MOT
14
AUT
8
SUG
9
SUZ
C
SUZ
C
14th 4.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glenday, Craig (2013). Guinness World Records 2014. p. 217. Aged 19 at the time of his win, Jann is the youngest GT Academy winner. 
  2. ^ a b "Jann Mardenborough". gran-turismo.com. Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Giles Richards (29 April 2012). "From gamer to racing driver". guardian.co.uk. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Daniel (11 June 2015). "Jann Mardenborough opens up about fatal Nurburgring crash as he prepares for 24 Hours of Le Mans". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Red Bull snap up PlayStation champion Jann Mardenborough". https://www.theguardian.com. The Guardian. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ Antony Ingram (17 July 2011). ""Brit Becomes Latest Gamer-Turned-Racer In 2011 GT Academy"". motorauthority.com. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jann Mardenborough fährt in der F3-Meisterschaft". gran-turismo.com. 26 February 2013. Archived from the original on 23 March 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Marion Rott (21 February 2013). "Formel 3 EM — Carlin gibt Fahrer-Großaufgebot bekannt". Motorsport-Magazin.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Three car team for Carlin's British F3 assault at Silverstone". Carlin Motorsport. 16 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Taylor, Jim (17 February 2014). "'PlayStation racer' signed up to compete at GP3". bbc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Masterful Mardenborough claims maiden win in Hockenheim". www.gp3series.com. GP3 Series. 20 July 2014. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Brad Anderson (30 June 2014). "Jann Mardenborough Smashes Goodwood Hill Climb Supercar Record". www.gtspirit.com. GTspirit. Archived from the original on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Spectator killed in Nurburgring endurance race accident". 28 March 2015. Archived from the original on 21 July 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk. 
  14. ^ "50 Most Marketable 2015 - Jann Mardenborough". sportspromedia.com. Archived from the original on 20 July 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 

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