MP Motorsport

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Netherlands MP Motorsport
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Founded1995[1]
BaseWestmaas, Netherlands
Team principal(s)Sander Dorsman
Current seriesFIA Formula 2 Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
SMP F4 Championship
F4 Spanish Championship
GP3 Series
Former seriesGP2 Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands
Dutch Formula Ford
Auto GP
V de V Challenge Monoplace
Current driversItaly Lorenzo Colombo[2]
Belgium Amaury Cordeel[3]
France Victor Martins[4]
Teams'
Championships
F4 Spanish Championship:
2016, 2017, 2018
Drivers'
Championships
Dutch Formula Ford season:
2000: Patrick Koel
2002: Jaap van Lagen
SMP F4 Championship:
2016: Richard Verschoor
2017: Christian Lundgaard
F4 Spanish Championship:
2016: Richard Verschoor
2017: Christian Lundgaard
2018: Amaury Cordeel
Websitehttp://mpmotorsport.com/

MP Motorsport is a Dutch auto racing team currently competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. The team has also participated in Auto GP, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup in conjunction with Manor Competition, using the name Manor MP Motorsport.

Background[edit]

MP Motorsport were founded in 1995. The squad competed in local Benelux and Dutch Formula Ford championships.[1]

In 2003, team joined Formula Renault 2.0 series, competing in Eurocup and Benelux championships. In 2008 MP Motorsport entered the EUROCUP Formula Renault 2.0 series and made an immediate impact when Paul Meijer won at the teams debut in the Series at Spa Francorchamps

In 2011, MP Motorsport graduated to Auto GP.[5] For the next year team joined forces with Manor Competition in Auto GP World Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup.[6]

MP Motorsport joined GP2 Series in 2013, replacing Scuderia Coloni.[7] 2012 Auto GP World Series champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs signed with the team alongside Daniël de Jong, who raced for Manor MP Motorsport in the Auto GP World Series and Rapax in the GP2 Series throughout the 2012 season.[8][9] MP achieved their first podium at the GP2 sprint race in Monaco, with Quaife-Hobbs finishing second behind race winner Stefano Coletti from Rapax.[10]

Daniël de Jong, driving for MP Motorsport during GP2 Series race at Silverstone in 2014

The team took their first GP2 victory in 2014, when Marco Sorensen won the sprint race in Sochi despite a late challenge from both Stoffel Vandoorne and Felipe Nasr.[11]

After an uneventful 2015 season (with the exception of a podium from Sergio Canamasas in the Monaco feature race), the team achieved its highest points scoring place in the constructor's championship in the 2016 season, mostly from the performances of Oliver Rowland. The team also partook in the SMP F4 and Spanish F4 championships, with Red Bull Junior Richard Verschoor claiming both titles with the team and Jarno Opmeer finishing SMP F4 vice-champion.

In November 2016, it was announced MP would go into the 2017 season with Sérgio Sette Câmara.[12] In February 2017, Jordan King joined the team.[13] In 2017, MP also made its return to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship, fielding Verschoor, Opmeer and new Red Bull Junior Neil Verhagen.[14] For the SMP F4 Championship, MP signed Tristan Charpentier, Lukas Dunner, Bent Viscaal and Renault Sport Academy driver Christian Lundgaard, with Lundgaard claiming the title at the Moscow Raceway.[15][16] The team also contested the Spanish F4 Championship with Lundgaard, Dunner, Viscaal and other Renault junior Marta García.[17][18]

The team remained in Formula 2, signing Ralph Boschung and Roberto Merhi as their drivers.[19][20] In 2018, the team expanded to the GP3 Series, replacing DAMS.[21] For the inaugural campaign they signed with Dorian Boccolacci and Niko Kari.[22][23] They were accompanied by Will Palmer in the first round.[24] Max Defourny, Christian Lundgaard and Alex Peroni will join the squad in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0.[25][26][27] Isac Blomqvist, Amaury Cordeel and Patrick Schott represented the team in the 2018 SMP F4 Championship and 2018 F4 Spanish Championship, with Cordeel claiming the latter title.[28][29]

In 2019, the team signed Cordeel, Lorenzo Colombo and Renault junior Victor Martins for their Formula Renault Eurocup campaign.[3][2][4]

Current series results[edit]

FIA Formula 2 Championship[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2017 Dallara GP2/11-Mecachrome United Kingdom Jordan King 22 0 0 0 0 62 11th 7th
Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 22 1 0 0 2 47 12th
2018 Dallara F2 2018-Mecachrome Spain Roberto Merhi 16 0 0 0 1 61 12th 8th
Switzerland Ralph Boschung 20 0 0 0 0 17 18th
France Dorian Boccolacci 8 0 0 0 0 3 21st
Finland Niko Kari 4 0 0 0 0 0 24th

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2008 TatuusRenault Netherlands Paul Meijer 6 1 0 0 1 21 11th 10th
Netherlands Nick Catsburg 2 0 0 0 0 0 41st
Poland Mateusz Adamski 2 0 0 0 0 0 51st
2009 TatuusRenault Netherlands Nigel Melker 10 0 0 0 0 5 23rd 10th
Netherlands Daniël de Jong 14 0 0 0 0 3 25th
Estonia Karl-Oscar Liiv 8 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
United Kingdom Adam Christodoulou 2 0 0 0 0 0 38th
2010 TatuusRenault Netherlands Daniël de Jong 16 0 0 0 1 48 9th 5th
Estonia Karl-Oscar Liiv 12 0 0 0 0 22 14th
Finland Kalle Kulmanen 16 0 0 0 0 3 22nd
2011 TatuusRenault Estonia Karl-Oscar Liiv 14 0 0 0 0 12 17th 10th
Sweden Kevin Kleveros 12 0 0 0 0 1 22nd
Estonia Johannes Moor 14 0 0 0 0 0 27th
Russia Aleksey Chuklin 6 0 0 0 0 0 45th
2012 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Jordan King 14 0 0 0 1 31 13th 8th
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst 12 0 0 0 0 12 22nd
Netherlands Meindert van Buuren 12 0 0 0 0 0 32nd
Denmark Johan Jokinen 4 0 0 0 0 0 35th
Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul 4 0 0 0 0 0 42nd
Sweden Kevin Kleveros 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2013 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 14 3 2 2 8 179 2nd 4th
United Kingdom Melville McKee 2 0 0 0 0 0 26th
Argentina Javier Merlo 8 0 0 0 0 0 30th
France Léo Roussel 14 0 0 0 0 0 32nd
United Kingdom Gregor Ramsay 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United Kingdom Jack Aitken 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 TatuusRenault France Andrea Pizzitola 14 2 2 0 3 108 4th 6th
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst 14 0 0 0 0 24 17th
Ecuador Julio Moreno 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 TatuusRenault Norway Dennis Olsen 17 1 1 0 2 101 8th 4th
Italy Ignazio D'Agosto 17 0 0 1 3 94 9th
France Valentin Hasse-Clot 17 0 0 0 0 2 19th
Denmark Lasse Sørensen 7 0 0 0 0 0 26th
Brazil Bruno Baptista 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Australia Christopher Anthony 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2016: "MP Motorsport" did not compete.
2017 TatuusRenault Netherlands Richard Verschoor 20 0 0 0 0 54 10th 5th
United States Neil Verhagen 20 0 0 0 1 53 11th
Netherlands Jarno Opmeer 20 0 0 0 0 15 15th
2018 TatuusRenault Denmark Christian Lundgaard 20 4 4 3 10 258 2nd 2nd
Australia Alex Peroni 20 1 1 1 2 89 9th
Belgium Max Defourny 8 0 0 0 1 28 14th
Netherlands Jarno Opmeer 4 0 0 0 0 0 25th
Netherlands Freek Schothorst 8 0 0 0 0 0 30th

SMP F4 Championship[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C.
2016 Tatuus-Abarth Netherlands Richard Verschoor 20 10 10 9 339 1st
Netherlands Jarno Opmeer 20 6 3 5 270 2nd
Netherlands Danny Kroes 11 0 0 0 32 12th
2017 Tatuus-Abarth Denmark Christian Lundgaard 18 9 7 10 255 1st
Netherlands Bent Viscaal 18 1 0 1 153 5th
France Tristan Charpentier 3 0 0 0 4 13th
Austria Lukas Dunner 15 0 0 0 16 15th
Netherlands John Peters 9 0 0 0 4 17th
2018 Tatuus-Abarth Netherlands Freek Schothorst 3 0 0 1 36 10th
Switzerland Patrick Schott 12 0 0 0 31 12th
Hungary Lázsló Tóth 3 0 0 0 0 21st
Sweden Isac Blomqvist 21 3 1 3 201 3rd
Belgium Amaury Cordeel 12 2 1 2 107 8th

F4 Spanish Championship[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2016 Tatuus-Abarth Netherlands Richard Verschoor 20 18 9 16 387 1st 1st
Spain Xavier Lloveras 20 1 0 0 178 4th
Netherlands Jarno Opmeer 6 0 1 0 80 7th
Venezuela Sebastián Fernandez 8 0 0 0 68 8th
Netherlands Danny Kroes 9 0 0 0 48 10th
Finland Juuso Puhakka 9 0 0 0 44 13th
2017 Tatuus-Abarth Denmark Christian Lundgaard 20 7 7 7 330 1st 1st
Netherlands Bent Viscaal 20 5 3 8 266 2nd
Austria Lukas Dunner 20 0 0 0 129 8th
Spain Marta García 20 0 0 0 70 9th
Malaysia Nazim Azman 17 0 0 0 35 11th

Former series results[edit]

GP2 Series[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2013 Dallara-Mecachrome United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 12 0 0 0 56 13th 10th
Spain Dani Clos 10 0 0 1 25 18th
Netherlands Daniël de Jong 22 0 0 0 3 24th
2014 Dallara-Mecachrome Denmark Marco Sørensen 14 1 0 0 47 11th 8th
United Kingdom Jon Lancaster 2 0 0 0 6 23rd
Cyprus Tio Ellinas 6 0 0 0 7 22nd
Netherlands Daniël de Jong 22 0 0 0 2 28th
2015 Dallara-Mecachrome Spain Sergio Canamasas 6 0 0 0 27 15th 11th
United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 4 0 0 0 3 20th
Austria René Binder 7 0 0 0 2 22nd
Netherlands Daniël de Jong 14 0 0 0 1 23rd
Canada Nicholas Latifi 7 0 0 0 0 27th
Netherlands Meindert van Buuren 1 0 0 0 0 NC
2016 Dallara-Mecachrome United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 22 0 0 0 107 9th 7th
Netherlands Daniël de Jong 22 0 0 0 6 21st

Timeline[edit]

Current series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2008–2015, 2017–2018
SMP F4 Championship 2016-2018
F4 Spanish Championship 2016-2018
FIA Formula 2 Championship 2017-2018
GP3 Series 2018
Former series
Benelux Formula Ford 1800 1996–2002
Duth Formula 1800 1996–2002
Formula Renault 2.0 Masters 2003
Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands 2003–2005
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 2005
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup 2006–2015
Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup 2008
Auto GP 2011–2013
GP2 Series 2013-2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SUCCESS SINCE 1996". MP Motorsport. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "LORENZO COLOMBO SIDES WITH MP MOTORSPORT FOR SECOND EUROCUP SEASON". January 9, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "AMAURY CORDEEL STEPS UP TO FORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP WITH MP MOTORSPORT". January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "VICTOR MARTINS MOVES TO MP MOTORSPORT FOR SECOND FORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP SEASON". December 21, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "MP Motorsport and De Jong join Auto GP". AutoGP.org. Auto GP. 23 February 2011. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  6. ^ Rubino, Jacopo (27 January 2012). "Eurocup – Manor molla la serie britannica e si allea con MP Motorsport" [Manor leaves British series and joins forces with MP Motorsport]. stopandgo.tv (in Italian). Stop&Go. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  7. ^ "MP Motorsport joins GP2 Series". GP2 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 25 November 2012. Archived from the original on 30 November 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  8. ^ Mills, Peter (21 February 2013). "Quaife-Hobbs backs Manor MP to shine in rookie GP2 year". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications.
  9. ^ "Quaife-Hobbs joins GP2 with MP Motorsport". gpupdate.net. SportUpdate B.V. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Coletti wins on home soil to extend lead". GPUpdate.net. SportUpdate B.V. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  11. ^ Esler, William (12 October 2014). "Marco Sorensen took his maiden GP2 victory in the Russian Sprint Race". skysports.com. Sky Sports. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  12. ^ Simmons, Marcus (27 November 2016). "Sergio Sette Camara secures MP Motorsport seat for 2017 GP2 season". Autosport. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Jordan King joins MP Motorsport for 2017 GP2 Series season". 14 February 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Red Bull adds Ticktum, Verhagen to Junior Team for 2017". 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  15. ^ "MP Motorsport voor nieuw F4-seizoen met vier talenten in zee". 9 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  16. ^ "LUNDGAARD, 2017 SMP F4 NEZ CHAMPION". 20 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  17. ^ "MP Motorsport voor nieuw F4-seizoen met vier talenten in zee". 9 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  18. ^ "MARTA GARCIA, RENAULT SPORT ACADEMY DRIVER IN 2017 SPANISH F4". 31 March 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  19. ^ "Boschung secures F2 return with MP". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  20. ^ Horton, Philip (4 April 2018). "Ex-F1 driver Roberto Merhi completes 2018 F2 grid". motorsportweek.com. Motorsport Media Services. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  21. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex (16 October 2017). "MP Motorsport to replace DAMS in GP3 in 2018". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  22. ^ Allen, Peter (2 February 2018). "Dorian Boccolacci moves to MP Motorsport for 2018 GP3 season". Formula Scout. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  23. ^ Wood, Elliot (15 January 2018). "Former Red Bull junior Niko Kari remains in GP3 with MP Motorsport drive". formulascout.com. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  24. ^ "Palmer completes MP Motorsport lineup". GP3 Series. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  25. ^ Allen, Peter (1 March 2018). "Max Defourny returns for another Formula Renault Eurocup season with MP". formulascout.com. Formula Scout. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  26. ^ "Christian Lundgaard to step up to Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup with MP Motorsport". mpmotorsport.com. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  27. ^ "Eurocup race-winner Alex Peroni joins MP Motorsport for 2018". formulascout.com. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  28. ^ Wood, Elliot (14 February 2018). "SMP trio named among first drivers for 2018 F4 NEZ season". formulascout.com. Formula Scout. Retrieved 20 February 2018. MP Motorsport, which has won the NEZ and Spanish series in both of the last two seasons, has named Isac Blomqvist as the first member of its F4 roster for this year, with the Swedish karting graduate stating he will focus on the NEZ series.
  29. ^ "MP MOTORSPORT LINES UP PATRICK SCHOTT FOR NEZ AND SPANISH F4". 19 March 2018. Retrieved 20 March 2018.

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Achievements
Preceded by
none
F4 Spanish Teams' Champion
2016-2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent