Marco Sørensen

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Marco Sørensen
Marco Sørensen 2012-1.JPG
Sørensen in 2012.
Nationality Denmark Danish
Born (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 27)
FIA World Endurance Championship career
Debut season 2015
Current team Aston Martin Racing
Car no. 95
Starts 27
Wins 3
Podiums 7
Poles 5
Best finish 1st in 2016
Previous series
2014-15
2012-14
201011
2009
2009
2008
2008
2008
2007
2007
2006–07
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
German Formula Three
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
British Formula Ford
ADAC Formel Masters
FR2.0 Portugal Winter Series
Formula Ford NEZ
Formula Ford Sweden
Formula Ford Denmark

Marco L. Sørensen (born 6 September 1990) is a Danish racing driver currently racing for Aston Martin Racing as a factory driver in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He was part of the Renault Driver Development.[1] He has competed in such series as Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, ADAC Formel Masters and the British Formula Ford Championship.

Career[edit]

Sørensen during Race 1 of the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season at Moscow Raceway.

Sørensen made his debut in karting back in 1994 and had his first real race in 1998. He began Formula racing in 2006 with Formula Ford Denmark. In 2008 was he able to place fourth in the ADAC Formel Masters despite only completing half of the season.

Sørensen was taken under Renault's wing and became a part of the 2009 Renault Driver Development Programme with Davide Valsecchi and Charles Pic. That made him able to move up to Formula Renault in 2009 with Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and the Eurocup. Later that year, the programme was shut down because of financial problems which set Sørensen's career back.

In the middle of 2010 Sørensen was able to secure a drive in the German Formula Three series, with Brandl Motorsport. He continued in 2011 and finished runner-up in the series after a tough battle with eventual champion Richie Stanaway.

Sørensen had no plans for 2012 until Lotus called him and offered a test in the Formula Renault 3.5, in which he impressed sufficiently to be offered a seat alongside former title rival Stanaway at the team.

He took his first win in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at the first race at Spa, having already retired from a commanding position due technical problems in the second race at Aragon. Another potential win slipped from Sørensen's grasp at the second race at Silverstone, suffering a puncture whilst leading comfortably on the final lap. After two more second-place finishes, he finished the season in joint fifth position with Nick Yelloly. Sørensen had another disaster season with engine problems in 2013 Formula Renault 3.5, but managed to take pole and victory in both races at Red Bull Ring.

GP2 Series[edit]

In 2014, Sørensen switched to GP2, replacing Tio Ellinas at MP Motorsport for the races at Silverstone and beyond. That same year, he took his first GP2 win in Sochi.

He switched to Carlin, replacing the Sauber-bound Felipe Nasr, for the 2015 season, his first full season in GP2.

Formula One[edit]

In September 2013, Sørensen undertook a tyre test at Circuit Paul Ricard with the Lotus F1 team[2] and has become one of Lotus's test drivers.[3]

World Endurance[edit]

In 2015 Sørensen joined the Dane Train with Nicki Thiim and Christoffer Nygaard and became a full-time factory driver for Aston Martin. He continued with Nicki Thiim after 2015 where Aston Martin Racing cut one of their GTE Pro cars out of the series. With Nicki he took his first endurance win in Austin in 2016 where they later manage to take the GT Championship. The #95 is mostly just driven by Sørensen and Nicki Thiim in which it still goes under the name the Dane Train.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Danish Formula Ford Championship Lucas Racing 16 4 7 16 12 238 3rd
2008 ADAC Formel Masters ma-con Motorsport 8 4 5 3 6 125 4th
British Formula Ford Championship Fluid Motorsport Development 22 1 0 3 5 327 8th
Formula Renault 2.0 Portugal Winter Series Motopark Academy 2 0 0 0 1 12 11th
2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Motopark Academy 14 0 0 0 0 15 15th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 14 1 0 1 4 232 3rd
2010 German Formula 3 Championship Brandl Motorsport 8 0 1 0 1 18 11th
2011 German Formula 3 Championship Brandl Motorsport 16 2 2 2 15 126 2nd
Formula 3 Euro Series Mücke Motorsport 3 1 1 1 1 0 NC†
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Lotus 17 1 0 0 3 122 6th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Lotus 17 2 2 1 3 113 7th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 17 0 0 0 1 44 12th
GP2 Series MP Motorsport 14 1 0 0 1 47 11th
2015 GP2 Series Carlin 8 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 7 0 1 0 0 81 8th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2016 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 9 2 3 0 6 156 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 9 1 1 0 1 104 6th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD 1 0 0 0 0 19 69th
2018 British GT Championship TF Sport AMR 6 1 0 3 2 79 5th*
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Racing 2 0 0 0 0 21 7th*

As Sørensen was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points. * Season still in progress.

Complete Formula 3 Euroseries 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 D.C. Points
2011 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes LEC
1
LEC
2
LEC
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
SIL
1

7
SIL
2

1
SIL
3

Ret
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
NC† 0†

As Sørensen was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2012 Lotus ALC
1

7
ALC
2

Ret
MON
1

6
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

7
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

2
MSC
1

7
MSC
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

19†
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

2
LEC
1

5
LEC
2

5
CAT
2

10
CAT
2

Ret
6th 122
2013 Lotus MNZ
1

19
MNZ
2

18
ALC
1

9
ALC
2

10
MON
1

2
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

10
MSC
1

10
MSC
2

17
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

1
HUN
1

12
HUN
2

9
LEC
1

4
LEC
2

5
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

7
7th 113
2014 Tech 1 Racing MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

Ret
ALC
1

15
ALC
2

7
MON
1

2
SPA
1

8
SPA
2

10
MSC
1

15
MSC
2

15
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

14
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

9
LEC
1

8
LEC
2

Ret
JER
1

9
JER
2

Ret
12th 44

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
2014 MP Motorsport BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA

9
SIL
SPR

8
HOC
FEA

9
HOC
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

10
SPA
FEA

14
SPA
SPR

11
MNZ
FEA

7
MNZ
SPR

4
SOC
FEA

8
SOC
SPR

1
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

21
11th 47
2015 Carlin BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

21
CAT
FEA

19
CAT
SPR

22
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

20
RBR
FEA

18
RBR
SPR

16
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
33rd 0

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2015 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
4
SPA
6
LMS
6
NÜR
4
COA
5
FUJ
5
SHA BHR
4
8th 81
2016 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
3
SPA
Ret
LMS
2
NÜR
3
MEX
3
COA
1
FUJ
5
SHA
4
BHR
1
1st 156
2017 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
6
SPA
8
LMS
5
NÜR
4
MEX
1
COA
4
FUJ
7
SHA
5
BHR
7
6th 104
2018–19 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Pro Aston Martin Vantage AMR Aston Martin 4.0 L Turbo V8 SPA
7
LMS
5
SIL
FUJ
SHA
SEB
SPA
LMS
7th* 21*

* Season still in progress.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Christoffer Nygaard
Denmark Nicki Thiim
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
330 27th 4th
2016 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Nicki Thiim
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
338 23rd 5th
2017 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Nicki Thiim
New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE
Pro
334 25th 9th
2018 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Denmark Nicki Thiim
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GTE
Pro
339 23rd 8th

Complete British GT Championship 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 9 10 DC Points
2018 TF Sport AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

9
OUL
2

2
ROC
1

7
SNE
1

5
SNE
2

1
SIL
1

5
SPA
1

SPA
2

BRH
1

DON
1

5th* 79*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Renault Driver development Programme announces its 2009 class". f1technical.net. F1 Technical. 2009-01-19. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Sorensen set for Lotus reserve role in wake of Saxo deal". GrandPrix247. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Charles Pic and Marco Sorensen get Lotus F1 test roles for 2014". Autosport. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Richard Lietz
FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Drivers
2016
With: Nicki Thiim
Succeeded by
James Calado
Alessandro Pier Guidi