Julian Theobald

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Julian Theobald
Nationality Germany German
Born (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 30)
Giessen (Germany)
Related to Johannes Theobald (brother)
FIA Formula Two Championship career
Debut season 2010
Current team MotorSport Vision
Car no. 20
Starts 12
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
200708
2006
2005
2004
2002–03
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Three Euroseries
German Formula Three
FR2000 Germany
Formula König
Championship titles
2006 F3 Euroseries Trophy

Julian Theobald (born 11 November 1984 in Giessen) is a racing driver from Germany.

Career[edit]

Formula König[edit]

After a long karting career, Theobald stepped up to single-seaters in 2002, racing in the Formula König series in his native Germany. After finishing 23rd in his first season in the category, he improved to eleventh place the following year, finishing one point ahead of his younger brother, Johannes.[1]

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

2004 saw Theobald move up to the Formula Renault 2000 Germany series. In his eleven races in the championship, he scored 23 points to be classified in 28th position.[2]

Formula Three[edit]

In 2005, Theobald graduated to Formula Three, racing in the German Formula Three Championship for the same SMS Seyffarth Junior Team as his brother Johannes. After starting the year with a Renault–powered Dallara F302, he switched to a Dallara F303–Mercedes after the fifth round at the Nürburgring. He finished the season just outside the championship's top ten in eleventh place, with the highlight being a fastest lap at the penultimate round at the Lausitzring.

For 2006, Theobald continued in Formula Three, this time moving to the Formula Three Euroseries. He was entered into the new Trophy Class for cars used between 2002 and 2004.[3] Despite only taking part in half of the seasons' twenty races due to budget constraints, Theobald secured the Trophy Class title after the seventh round of the year at Zandvoort, taking six class wins from ten races in the process.[4]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

After testing for Pons Racing at the end of 2006, Theobald made his Formula Renault 3.5 Series debut at Donington Park in September 2007, replacing Jaap van Lagen at Eurointernational.[5] Competing in the final eight races of the season, he failed to score any points, taking a best race result of 18th at both Donington and the season finale in Barcelona. At the penultimate round of the season in Estoril, Theobald was joined in the team by his brother Johannes for a one-off appearance.[6]

Theobald made a return to the series in 2008, signing for British team Fortec Motorsport a few days before the opening round of the season at Monza.[7] He completed the first four races of the season for the team at Monza and Spa-Francorchamps before being replaced by Fairuz Fauzy from the Monaco round onwards.[8]

Formula Two[edit]

After missing the entire 2009 racing season, Theobald and his brother both took part in the FIA Formula Two Championship pre-event test held at Brands Hatch in July 2010,[9] with Julian confirmed to take part in the Brands Hatch round of the 2010 season.[10]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2002 Formula König  ? 12 0  ? 0 0 39 23rd
2003 Formula König  ? 12 0 0 0 0 119 11th
2004 Formula Renault 2000 Germany  ? 11 0 0 0 0 23 28th
2005 German Formula Three Championship SMS Seyffarth Junior Team 18 0 0 1 0 11 11th
2006 Formula Three Euroseries - Trophy Class SMS Seyffarth Motorsport 10 6 2 6 9 73 1st
2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Eurointernational 8 0 0 0 0 0 36th
2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Fortec Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
2010 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2011 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 14 0 0 0 0 8 19th

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

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

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2010 28 SIL
1
SIL
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
MON
1
MON
2
ZOL
1
ZOL
2
ALG
1
ALG
2
BRH
1

17
BRH
2

17
BRN
1

13
BRN
2

15
OSC
1

14
OSC
2

Ret
VAL
1
VAL
2
NC 0
2011 20 SIL
1

17
SIL
2

Ret
MAG
1

17
MAG
2

Ret
SPA
1

15
SPA
2

15
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

Ret
BRH
1
BRH
2
RBR
1

6
RBR
2

12
MON
1

Ret
MON
2

Ret
CAT
1
CAT
2
19th 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula König 2003". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 2004". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  3. ^ "SMS Seyffarth Motorsport a new force on the Formula 3 Euro Series grid". f3euroseries.com (Formula Three Euroseries). 2006-03-29. Retrieved 2010-01-27. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Julian Theobald the first Trophy Champion". f3euroseries.com (Formula Three Euroseries). 2006-09-15. Retrieved 2010-01-27. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Eurointernational enlist Theobald". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Albuquerque to shine on home soil?". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  7. ^ "Van der Garde ready to go". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  8. ^ "New addition to Fortec line-up". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  9. ^ "Brands Hatch test day gets underway". FIA Formula Two Championship (MotorSport Vision). 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  10. ^ "Will Bratt tops Brands Hatch morning session". FIA Formula Two Championship (MotorSport Vision). 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
New title
Formula 3 Euro Series
Trophy Class

Champion

2006
Succeeded by
Discontinued