Josef Kaufmann Racing

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Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
Founded1982
Founder(s)Josef Kaufmann
BaseWolsfeld, Germany
Team principal(s)Lars Kaufmann
Current seriesEurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Former seriesFormula BMW Europe
Formula BMW ADAC
Formula Renault Germany
German Formula Three Championship
Current driversUnited Kingdom Clément Novalak[1]
Netherlands Richard Verschoor[2]
China Ye Yifei
Teams'
Championships
Formula BMW Europe:
2008, 2010
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0:
2012, 2015-2016
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC:
2014, 2015-2016
Drivers'
Championships
German Formula Three Championship:
1985: Volker Weidler
1994: Arnd Meier (B-Cup)
Formula Renault Germany:
1991: Joachim Beule
Formula BMW ADAC:
2005: Nico Hülkenberg
2006: Christian Vietoris
Formula BMW Europe:
2008: Esteban Gutiérrez
2010: Robin Frijns
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0:
2011: Robin Frijns
2012: Stoffel Vandoorne
2016: Lando Norris
2017: Sacha Fenestraz
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC:
2015: Louis Delétraz
2016: Lando Norris
Websitehttp://www.jk-racing.de/

Josef Kaufmann Racing is a motorsport team from Germany. It mainly operates in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 as well as Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup. The team was founded in 1982.

History[edit]

In 1982, Josef Kaufmann Racing was founded by Josef Kaufmann, who was a racing driver and raced in his own team in the German Formula Three Championship. In the first year of the team's existence Gerhard Berger and Kaufmann finished third and fourth respectively in the German Formula 3.[3] Josef Kaufmann Racing first drivers' title was achieved by Volker Weidler, who won the German Formula Three Championship in 1985.[4] Their next success was in 1994, when Arnd Meier won B-Cup of the German F3 Championship. The team remained in the German Formula Three Championship till 2002.

In 2003 the team decided to concentrate on Formula BMW ADAC championship, which they joined in 2002. Nico Hülkenberg won their first Formula BMW ADAC title in 2005. The success was repeated in the following year by Christian Vietoris. In 2008, ADAC series was merged with UK series into Formula BMW Europe. Esteban Gutiérrez brought their first title in the series and with help of Kazeem Manzur and Marco Wittmann their first teams' title ever.[5] The team repeated titles in the both drivers' and teams' championships in 2010 with Robin Frijns.

As Formula BMW Europe was folded, the German outfit decided to move to Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2011 and Frijns won another drivers' title for the team.[6] Stoffel Vandoorne achieved their second Eurocup title in the following season.[7] Lando Norris collected another Eurocup drivers' championship for the German squad in 2016.[8] Also the team won the teams' championship in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup in 2014 and 2015, as well as drivers' title for Louis Delétraz.[9]

For the 2017 and seasons, the team signed Sacha Fenestraz,[10] Luis Leeds[11] and French F4 champion Ye Yifei.[12] The team failed to defend teams' title but Sacha Fenestraz achieved drivers' title.[13]

In 2018, former Red Bull Junior Richard Verschoor and karting champion and Toyota Racing Series race winner Clément Novalak joined the team.[2][1]

Current series results[edit]

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2011 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Netherlands Robin Frijns 14 5 1 0 9 245 1st 2nd
Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo 14 0 0 0 0 58 10th
France Mathieu Jaminet 14 0 0 0 0 15 16th
2012 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 14 4 6 3 11 245 1st 1st
Spain Alex Riberas 14 0 0 2 0 62 9th
Netherlands Pieter Schothorst 14 0 0 0 0 2 28th
2013 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Colombia Óscar Tunjo 14 0 0 0 2 99 6th 5th
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst 14 0 0 0 1 62 14th
Sweden Gustav Malja 14 0 0 0 0 4 20th
2014 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Switzerland Kevin Jörg 14 1 0 0 2 87 6th 5th
Sweden Gustav Malja 14 0 0 0 1 62 14th
United States Ryan Tveter 12 0 0 0 0 1 23rd
Switzerland Louis Delétraz 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
2015 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Switzerland Louis Delétraz 14 3 0 0 2 87 2nd 1st
Switzerland Kevin Jörg 14 1 0 0 1 62 3rd
Russia Nikita Mazepin 6 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Belgium Dries Vanthoor 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
2016 Barazi-EpsilonRenault United Kingdom Lando Norris 15 5 6 4 12 253 1st 1st
Russia Robert Shwartzman 15 0 0 0 1 75 8th
India Jehan Daruvala 15 0 0 1 1 62 9th
2017 Barazi-EpsilonRenault France Sacha Fenestraz 23 7 9 5 18 367.5 1st 2nd
China Ye Yifei 23 0 0 1 3 106.5 8th
Australia Luis Leeds 23 0 0 0 0 7 19th
2018 Barazi-EpsilonRenault United Kingdom Clement Novalak 4 0 0 0 0 0 23rd 3rd
Netherlands Richard Verschoor 4 0 0 0 0 6 15th
China Ye Yifei 4 1 1 2 3 58 2nd

Guest driver, who was ineligible for championship points.

Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup[edit]

Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Netherlands Robin Frijns 3 1 0 1 2 70 14th N/A
France Côme Ledogar 5 0 0 0 0 59 16th
2011 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Netherlands Robin Frijns 12 1 1 2 7 238 4th 5th
Colombia Óscar Andrés Tunjo 7 0 0 0 1 63 23rd
France Mathieu Jaminet 5 0 0 0 0 27 31st
2012 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 7 5 4 5 6 176 9th 4th
Spain Alex Riberas 6 1 2 0 0 97 16th
Netherlands Pieter Schothorst 8 0 0 0 0 45 30th
2013 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Norway Dennis Olsen 16 0 1 0 3 211 3rd N/A
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst 10 3 2 2 4 202 5th
Colombia Óscar Tunjo 7 1 3 1 3 118 13th
Sweden Gustav Malja 7 0 0 0 2 98 15th
2014 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Switzerland Louis Delétraz 15 1 1 0 5 242 2nd 1st
Sweden Gustav Malja 14 2 1 1 4 193 5th
United States Ryan Tveter 15 0 0 0 1 150 9th
Switzerland Kevin Jörg 7 2 3 3 3 118 13th
2015 Barazi-EpsilonRenault Switzerland Louis Delétraz 16 9 12 8 12 378 1st 1st
Switzerland Kevin Jörg 16 2 2 3 11 305 2nd
Belgium Dries Vanthoor 16 1 0 0 2 181 6th
Russia Nikita Mazepin 16 0 0 0 1 125.5 12th
2016 Barazi-EpsilonRenault United Kingdom Lando Norris 15 6 10 4 11 326 1st 1st
India Jehan Daruvala 15 1 1 2 5 223 4th
Russia Robert Shwartzman 15 2 1 2 2 206 6th
2017 Barazi-EpsilonRenault France Sacha Fenestraz 7 5 4 3 7 108 6th 2nd
China Ye Yifei 7 2 2 2 5 104 8th
United Kingdom James Pull 4 0 0 0 0 28‡ 13th‡
Australia Luis Leeds 5 0 0 0 0 28 19th

‡Shared position and points for the other team.

Former series results[edit]

Formula BMW ADAC[edit]

Formula BMW ADAC results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2002 MygaleBMW Austria Hannes Neuhauser 20 1 2 1 4 145 3rd N/A
2003 MygaleBMW Austria Christopher Wassermann 20 1 0 0 1 62 12th N/A
Austria Christian Paar 20 0 0 0 1 36 15th
2004 MygaleBMW South Africa Adrian Zaugg 20 0 0 0 0 55 7th N/A
Germany Benjamin Leuchter 20 0 0 0 0 4 19th
2005 MygaleBMW Germany Nico Hülkenberg 20 8 9 6 13 287 1st N/A
Netherlands Nick de Bruijn 20 0 2 1 3 109 5th
Switzerland Natacha Gachnang 20 0 0 0 3 90 6th
2006 MygaleBMW Germany Christian Vietoris 18 9 9 3 16 277 1st N/A
Netherlands Nick de Bruijn 18 1 1 3 5 120 5th
Germany Patrick Kronenberg 10 0 0 0 0 8 17th
Spain Daniel Campos-Hull 8 0 0 0 0 4 18th
2007 MygaleBMW France Adrien Tambay 18 2 2 0 7 573 4th 2nd
Germany Marco Wittmann 18 2 4 2 6 570 5th
Netherlands Mathjis Harkema 18 0 0 0 0 376 9th

Formula BMW Europe[edit]

Formula BMW Europe results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2008 MygaleBMW Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 16 7 3 8 12 353 1st 1st
Germany Marco Wittmann 16 1 1 1 11 327 2nd
United Kingdom Kazeem Manzur 16 0 0 0 0 48 18th
2009 MygaleBMW Netherlands Robin Frijns 16 1 1 1 6 265 3rd 2nd
Spain Facundo Regalia 16 0 0 0 0 148 8th
United Kingdom Kazeem Manzur 16 0 0 0 2 107 11th
2010 MygaleBMW Netherlands Robin Frijns 16 6 3 3 13 383 1st 1st
Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk 16 0 0 1 2 176 7th
Finland Petri Suvanto 16 0 0 0 0 100 11th

Timeline[edit]

Current series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2011–2017
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup 2010–2017
Former series
German Formula Three Championship 1982–1990, 1994-2002, 2006–2008
Formula Renault Germany 1991–1993
Formula BMW ADAC 2002–2007
Formula BMW Europe 2008–2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clement Novalak to contest both Formula Renault Eurocup and British F3". 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Hensby, Paul (2 December 2017). "Verschoor Loses Red Bull Backing but Signs on at Josef Kaufmann Racing for 2018". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Formula 3 Germany 1982 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Formula 3 Germany 1985 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  5. ^ "2008 winner's profile — Esteban Gutierrez". motorsport.com. 14 September 2008. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  6. ^ Allen, Peter (19 September 2011). "Robin Frijns conquers Europe again". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  7. ^ Allen, Peter (21 October 2012). "Vandoorne takes Eurocup crown despite retirement from chaotic finale". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  8. ^ Allen, Peter (25 September 2016). "Norris takes Eurocup title with second to Boccolacci at Spa". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  9. ^ David, Gruz (4 October 2015). "Deletraz seals FR2.0 NEC title with commanding win in the rain". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Fenestraz firms up Kaufmann switch for 2017 Formula Renault season". 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Luis Leeds set for TRS and FR2.0 campaigns in 2017". 16 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Fenestraz e Yifei con Kaufmann. Palmer rimane col team R-Ace (Fenestraz and Yifei Kaufmann. Palmer remains with the R-Ace)". 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  13. ^ Waring, Bethonie (29 October 2017). "Sacha Fenestraz crowned Eurocup champion as Shwartzman wins again at Barcelona". formulascout.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
none
Formula BMW Europe Teams' Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Eurointernational
Preceded by
Eurointernational
Formula BMW Europe Teams' Champion
2010
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
Koiranen GP
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Teams' Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Tech 1 Racing
Preceded by
Fortec Motorsports
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Teams' Champion
2014-2016
Succeeded by
R-ace GP
Preceded by
Koiranen GP
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Teams' Champion
2015-2016
Succeeded by
R-ace GP