Marcus Armstrong

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Marcus Armstrong
NationalityNew Zealand New Zealander
Born (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 18)
Christchurch, New Zealand
FIA Formula 3 European Championship career
Debut season2018
Current teamPrema Theodore Racing
Car no.8
Starts30
Wins1
Poles3
Fastest laps3
Best finish5th in 2018
Previous series
201718
2017
2016
2016
2016
Toyota Racing Series
ADAC Formula 4
Italian F4 Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy
Championship titles
2017Italian F4 Championship

Marcus Armstrong (born 29 July 2000), is a New Zealand motor racing driver, who most recently competed in the 2018 FIA F3 European Championship for Prema Powerteam under the Italian flag.

Career[edit]

Born in Christchurch, Armstrong began karting in 2010, winning major titles from 2011 onwards. While still karting, Armstrong graduated to single seaters in 2014 in the 2014–15 season of New Zealand Formula Ford Championship.

In 2016, Armstrong once again diversified his karting with stints in BRDC British Formula 3 and the two Formula Renault 2.0 series.

In November 2016, Armstrong was among five drivers invited to join the Ferrari Driver Academy and was confirmed as a member the following month.[1][2] That same month, he was confirmed to race in the 2017 Toyota Racing Series with M2 Competition, where he took three wins and finished fourth overall.[3]

In February 2017, it was announced Armstrong would race in both the ADAC F4 and Italian F4 championships with Prema Powerteam.[4] Claiming seven wins across both series, Armstrong finished runner-up in ADAC F4 and as 2017 Italian F4 champion.[5]

For 2018, Armstrong returned to the Toyota Racing Series and continued his collaboration with Prema, graduating to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, alongside fellow Ferrari juniors Robert Shwartzman and Guanyu Zhou[6][7] where he claimed fifth in the championship. At the season ending Macau Grand Prix he finished ninth.[8]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F. Laps Podiums Points Position
2013–14 Toyota Finance 86 Championship Neale Motorsport 7 0 0 0 0 316 8th
2014–15 Toyota Finance 86 Championship Neale Motorsport 8 3 2 1 5 482 7th
New Zealand Formula Ford Championship N/A 3 1 1 0 2 0 NC†
2015–16 Toyota Finance 86 Championship Neale Motorsport Auckland City Toyota 3 0 0 1 2 150 17th
2016 BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy Double R Racing 3 0 0 1 0 0 NC†
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 R-ace GP 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2 0 0 0 0 23 24th
2017 Italian F4 Championship Prema Powerteam 21 4 6 0 13 283 1st
ADAC Formula 4 Championship 21 3 2 1 11 241 2nd
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 3 1 0 8 792 4th
2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Prema Theodore Racing 30 1 3 3 10 260 5th
Macau Grand Prix SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 2 1 1 10 901 3rd
2019 Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 3 0 0 0 3 194 2nd*

† As Armstrong was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship 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 28 29 30 DC Points
2018 Prema Theodore Racing Mercedes PAU
1

5
PAU
2

3
PAU
3

Ret
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

2
HUN
3

Ret
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

2
NOR
3

3
ZAN
1

4
ZAN
2

2
ZAN
3

16
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

6
SPA
3

3
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

5
SIL
3

Ret
MIS
1

2
MIS
2

13
MIS
3

Ret
NÜR
1

6
NÜR
2

4
NÜR
3

5
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

2
RBR
3

5
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
HOC
3

Ret
5th 260

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrari evaluates five young drivers, including Enzo Fittipaldi". 10 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Armstrong, Fittipaldi join Ferrari Driver Academy". 23 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Marcus Armstrong to contest Toyota Racing Series with M2". 25 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (20 February 2017). "Ferrari duo Fittipaldi and Armstrong get Prema F4 seats". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Ferrari junior Armstrong becomes Italian F4 champion". Motorsport.com. October 21, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Marcus Armstrong confirms bid for Toyota Racing Series title". November 9, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  7. ^ Simmons, Marcus (December 8, 2017). "Ferrari protege Marcus Armstrong joins Prema for Euro F3 debut". Autosport. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Simmons, Marcus (November 18, 2018). "Macau GP: Ticktum takes dominant victory". Motorsport.Com. Retrieved November 19, 2018.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marcos Siebert
Italian F4 Championship
Champion

2017
Succeeded by
Enzo Fittipaldi