Miguel Molina (racing driver)

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Miguel Molina González
2014 DTM HockenheimringII Miguel Molina by 2eight 8SC3351.jpg
Molina in 2014
NationalitySpain Spanish
Born (1989-02-17) 17 February 1989 (age 30)
Girona, Spain
DTM career
Debut season2010
Current teamAbt Sportsline
Car no.17
Former teamsPhoenix Racing
Starts87
Championships0
Wins3
Poles6
Fastest laps5
Best finish10th in 2010
Finished last season13th (66 pts)
Previous series
200609
2009
2006
2005
2004
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Superleague Formula
Spanish Formula Three
Eurocup FR2.0
Spanish FJunior 1600

Miguel Molina González (born 17 February 1989) is a professional racing driver from Spain. He was a member of the Circuit de Catalunya Young Drivers Programme.[1]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Like many racing drivers, Molina started his early motorsport career in karting, winning successive Spanish Cadet Championships in 1999 and 2000, as well as the Catalan Junior Championship in 2001 and Spanish Junior Championship in 2003.

Early career[edit]

In 2004, Molina began his single-seater career in the Spanish Formula Junior 1600 series, where he finished the season in 6th place. The following year he stepped up to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship with Pons Racing, scoring three points to finish the season 28th overall. In 2006, he switched to the Spanish Formula Three Championship with the Racing Engineering team, taking one race win and a further five podium finishes to end the season 6th in the standings.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Towards the end of 2006, Molina joined the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with GD Racing, competing in the final six races of the season, scoring a point in the final race of the season at Barcelona.

For 2007, Molina moved up to the series full-time with Pons Racing, scoring two race wins (at Estoril and Barcelona) and two further podium places on his way to 7th in the final standings. In 2008 he once again competed in the championship, teaming up with fellow Spanish driver Álvaro Barba at Prema Powerteam.[2] He claimed four podiums during the season, including race wins at the Nürburgring and Estoril, to finish 4th in the championship. After testing for Prema, Epsilon Euskadi and KTR during the off-season, Molina was signed by Ultimate Motorsport for the 2009 season.[3] Despite the team pulling out of the final two rounds, Molina finished eighth in the championship.

Superleague Formula[edit]

In June 2009, Molina made his debut in the Superleague Formula series, taking part in the opening round of the season at Magny-Cours for Al Ain.[4] He finished the first race in ninth before taking fourth place in the second event.

DTM[edit]

Molina made his DTM début at Hockenheim in 2010.
Molina drives his Audi RS5 DTM at Zandvoort in 2013.

Molina moved from single-seaters to touring cars in 2010, joining the works Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline squad in the DTM series, where he raced a 2008-spec Audi A4.[5]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Spanish Formula Junior 1600 ? ? ? ? ? ? 52 6th
2005 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Pons Racing 16 0 0 0 0 3 28th
2006 Spanish Formula 3 Championship Racing Engineering 15 1 0 0 6 73 6th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series GD Racing 6 0 0 0 0 1 32nd
2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Pons Racing 16 2 0 1 4 66 7th
2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Prema Powerteam 17 2 1 0 4 79 4th
2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Ultimate Motorsport 13 0 0 2 3 64 8th
Superleague Formula Al Ain 2 0 0 0 0 135† 19th†
2010 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Abt Sportsline 11 0 0 1 0 15 10th
2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Abt Sportsline 10 0 2 0 1 11 11th
2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Phoenix Racing 10 0 0 0 0 8 18th
2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Phoenix Racing 10 0 0 0 0 19 17th
2014 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 10 0 1 1 1 32 17th
Stock Car Brasil Mobil Super Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC‡
2015 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 18 1 2 1 2 54 17th
2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 18 2 1 1 3 66 13th
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Am Spirit of Race 8 1 0 3 4 97 5th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro AF Corse 1 0 0 0 0 32.5 13th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup SMP Racing 5 0 0 0 1 46 4th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Ferrari 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2018 European Le Mans Series - LMGTE JMW Motorsport 6 2 2 2 3 88 2nd
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup SMP Racing 5 0 1 1 1 23 20th
Pirelli World Challenge R. Ferri Motorsport 4 2 0 0 3 86 10th*
SprintX GT Championship Series 10 6 1 3 8 224 1st
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD Risi Competizione 1 0 0 0 0 14 62nd
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM 1 0 0 0 0 22 25th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro AF Corse 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro AF Corse 3 0 0 0 0 22 20th
2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge America R. Ferri Motorsport 6 2 0 1 4 105 1st*
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup SMP Racing 3 1 0 0 2 49 1st*
Intercontinental GT Challenge Ferrari 1 1 0 0 1 25 2nd*
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM Risi Competizione 1 0 0 0 1 32 19th*
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro AF Corse 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF

Team standings. Ineligible for points. * Season still in progress.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 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 DC Points
2006 GD Racing ZOL
1
ZOL
2
MON
1
IST
1
IST
2
MIS
1
MIS
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
DON
1

18
DON
2

22
LMS
1

13
LMS
2

15
CAT
1

11
CAT
2

10
32nd 1
2007 Pons Racing MNZ
1

8
MNZ
2

Ret
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

3
MON
1

13
HUN
1

20
HUN
2

15
SPA
1

DNS
SPA
2

11
DON
1

12
DON
2

11
MAG
1

8
MAG
2

2
EST
1

1
EST
2

Ret
CAT
1

1
CAT
2

15
7th 66
2008 Prema Powerteam MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

Ret
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

6
MON
1

9
SIL
1

23
SIL
2

Ret
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

3
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

1
BUG
1

2
BUG
2

5
EST
1

7
EST
2

1
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

7
4th 79
2009 Ultimate Motorsport CAT
1

9
CAT
2

14
SPA
1

3
SPA
2

3
MON
1

4
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

Ret
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

Ret
BUG
1

9
BUG
2

2
ALG
1

7
ALG
2

4
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
ALC
1
ALC
2
8th 64

Superleague Formula[edit]

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Pts
2009 Al Ain
Ultimate Motorsport
MAG
9
MAG
4
ZOL ZOL DON DON EST EST MOZ MOZ JAR JAR 19th 135

Super Final Results[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6
2009 Al Ain
Ultimate Motorsport
MAG
DNQ
ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
2010 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2008 HOC
8
VAL
8
LAU
13
NOR
Ret
NÜR
14
ZAN
5
BRH
4
OSC
Ret
HOC
Ret
ADR
17
SHA
5
10th 15
2011 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2008 HOC
16
ZAN
14
SPL
11
LAU
16
NOR
12
NÜR
12
BRH
Ret
OSC
8
VAL
5
HOC
3
11th 11
2012 Phoenix Racing Audi A5 DTM HOC
9
LAU
15
BRH
7
SPL
Ret
NOR
12
NÜR
15
ZAN
Ret
OSC
15
VAL
Ret
HOC
Ret
18th 8
2013 Phoenix Racing Audi RS5 DTM HOC
15
BRH
11
SPL
14
LAU
16
NOR
14
MSC
Ret
NÜR
8
OSC
8
ZAN
10
HOC
5
17th 19
2014 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
13
OSC
6
HUN
2
NOR
22†
MSC
12
SPL
11
NÜR
Ret
LAU
9
ZAN
18†
HOC
8
17th 32
2015 Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

18
LAU
1

4
LAU
2

3
NOR
1

20
NOR
2

17
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

12
SPL
1

18
SPL
2

13
MSC
1

Ret
MSC
2

14
OSC
1

9
OSC
2

Ret
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

1
HOC
1

17
HOC
2

11
17th 54
2016 Audi Sport Team Abt Audi RS5 DTM HOC
1

10
HOC
2

Ret
SPL
1

19
SPL
2

14
LAU
1

1
LAU
2

19
NOR
1

17
NOR
2

14
ZAN
1

18
ZAN
2

Ret
MSC
1

17
MSC
2

11
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

20
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

18
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

14
13th 66

Driver did not finish, but completed 75% of the race distance.

Complete Stock Car Brasil results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
2014 Mobil Super Racing Chevrolet Sonic INT
1

13
SCZ
1
SCZ
2
BRA
1
BRA
2
GOI
1
GOI
2
GOI
1
CAS
1
CAS
2
CUR
1
CUR
2
VEL
1
VEL
2
SCZ
1
SCZ
2
TAR
1
TAR
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
CUR
1
NC† 0†

† Ineligible for championship points.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2017 Spirit of Race LMGTE Am Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 SIL
Ret
SPA
4
NÜR
2
MEX
4
COA
3
FUJ
1
SHA
Ret
BHR
3
5th 97
AF Corse LMGTE Pro LMS
4
13th 32.5
2018–19 AF Corse LMGTE Pro Ferrari 488 GTE Evo Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 SPA LMS
6
SIL FUJ SHA SEB
6
SPA LMS
Ret
20th 22

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017 Italy AF Corse Italy Davide Rigon
United Kingdom Sam Bird
Ferrari 488 GTE GTE
Pro
339 21st 5th
2018 Italy AF Corse Italy Davide Rigon
United Kingdom Sam Bird
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Pro
338 24th 9th
2019 Italy AF Corse Italy Davide Rigon
United Kingdom Sam Bird
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo GTE
Pro
140 DNF DNF

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2018 Risi Competizione GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 DAY
17
SEB MDO DET WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA 62nd 14
GTLM Ferrari 488 GTE LBH PET
9
25th 22
2019 Risi Competizione GTLM Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 DAY
2
SEB LBH MDO WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET 19th* 32*

* Season still in progress.

Complete European Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2018 JMW Motorsport LMGTE Ferrari 488 GTE Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 LEC
1
MNZ
4
RBR
Ret
SIL
1
SPA
4‡
ALG
2
2nd 88

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miguel Molina completes all-Spanish line-up for Prema". driverdb.com. Driver Database. 2008-02-05. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  2. ^ "Miguel Molina and Prema together in the 2008 World Series by Renault Championship". formula3.cc. 2008-02-05. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  3. ^ "Molina moves to Ultimate for 2009". autosport.com. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-03-06.
  4. ^ Gill, Jonathan (2009-06-25). "Entry List for 2009 SF 2009 Championship". automobilsport.com. MaP. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  5. ^ Anderson, Ben (2010-02-18). "Molina moves to DTM with Audi". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2010-02-18.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michael Cooper
Jordan Taylor
SprintX GT Championship Series
Champion

2018
With: Toni Vilander
Succeeded by
Incumbent