Motopark Academy

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Germany Motopark
Founded1998
Founder(s)Timo Rumpfkeil
BaseOschersleben, Germany
Team principal(s)Timo Rumpfkeil
Current seriesSuper Formula
Euroformula Open Championship
Japanese Formula 3 Championship
Former seriesGP2 Series[a]
Formula 3 Euro Series
European Formula 3
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Porsche Supercup
German Formula Three
ADAC Formel Masters
British Formula 3
ADAC Formula 4
Formula 4 UAE Championship
Current driversAustria Lucas Auer[1]
United Kingdom Harrison Newey[2]
Germany Julian Hanses[3]
New Zealand Liam Lawson[4]
Japan Marino Sato[5]
Japan Yuki Tsunoda[6]
France Sacha Fenestraz[7]
United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed[8]
Japan 'Dragon'[8]
Japan Tairoku Yamaguchi[8]
Teams'
Championships
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0:
2004
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC:
2007, 2008, 2009
ADAC Formel Masters:
2011, 2012
German Formula 3:
2013, 2014
GP2 Series:
2013[a]
Formula 4 UAE Championship:
2016–17, 2017–18
Drivers'
Championships
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany:
2004: Scott Speed
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0:
2004: Scott Speed
2006: Filipe Albuquerque
2008: Valtteri Bottas
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC:
2006: Filipe Albuquerque
2007: Frank Kechele
2008: Valtteri Bottas
2009: António Félix da Costa
German Formula 3:
2012: Jimmy Eriksson
2013: Marvin Kirchhöfer
2014: Markus Pommer
ADAC Formel Masters:
2012: Marvin Kirchhöfer
Formula 4 UAE Championship:
2016–17: Jonathan Aberdein
2017–18: Charles Weerts
Websitehttp://www.motopark.com/

Motopark Academy (raced under Lotus moniker from 2012 to 2014) is an auto racing team based in Oschersleben, Germany, next to the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben race track. In 2013, the team competed in the GP2 Series under the name Russian Time.[9]

History[edit]

Single-seaters[edit]

The team have competed in open-wheel racing consistently since the start of the 21st century. They have competed in the Formula 3 Euro Series since 2009.

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

They were teams' champions in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2004, with their American driver Scott Speed taking the drivers' title with eight wins. Motopark Academy won the drivers' title of the 2006 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season with Filipe Albuquerque, with the Portuguese driver collecting four wins in all.

Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup[edit]

Motopark Academy have won all four Drivers' Championships in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup, since it formed in 2006. They won with Filipe Albuquerque in 2006, Frank Kechele in 2007, Valtteri Bottas in 2008 and António Félix da Costa in 2009. Motopark Academy also won the Teams' Championship of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC three times: 2007, 2008 and 2009.

GP2 and GP3 Series[edit]

Russian Time was established by former Russian racing driver and manager Igor Mazepa and Motopark Academy team principal Timo Rumpfkeil in 2013.[10][11] The team had sought an entry to the GP2 Series for two years before finally being accepted in 2013, replacing iSport International.[11] iSport International withdrew from the series after being unable to secure a budget to compete in the upcoming season, and so its management elected to shut the team down in order to avoid bankruptcy.[12]

The team won its first race in only its fourth appearance, when Sam Bird won the sprint race of the Bahrain round of the championship.[13] The team took a second win on the streets of Monaco, with Bird finishing ahead of Kevin Ceccon after a fourteen-car pile-up on the opening lap forced nine drivers out of the race.[14]

In 2014, the team was set to make their debut in GP3 Series, taking Bamboo Engineering's slot and continue to participate in GP2, German Formula Three and ADAC Formel Masters.[15][16] The team's preparations for the 2014 season were disrupted by the death of Mazepa from complications relating to thrombosis in February 2014.[citation needed] On 18 February 2014, it was announced that Motopark had ended their partnership with Russian Time, leaving the position of all those drivers signed on for the 2014 GP2 and GP3 seasons, in limbo.[17]

Formula 3 and Japanese single-seaters[edit]

In 2018, Motopark spent last season in the history of FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Jonathan Aberdein, Sebastián Fernández, Fabio Scherer, Marino Sato, Dan Ticktum and Jüri Vips.[18][19][20][21][22][23]

Motopark is scheduled to make their debut in Japan in collaboration with the B-Max racing team, competing in Super Formula with Lucas Auer and Harrison Newey and Japanese Formula 3 with Sacha Fenestraz, Enaam Ahmed, 'Dragon' and Tairoku Yamaguchi.[1][2][7][8] The team was also set to partake in the inaugural season of the Formula European Masters Championship reuniting with Sato and signing Red Bull Juniors Yuki Tsunoda and Liam Lawson, but the series ended up being cancelled due to a lack of entrants.[5][6][4][24] In April 2019, it was announced Motopark would switch to the Euroformula Open Championship and retain its intended Formula European Masters line-up with Julian Hanses joining in a fourth car.[25][3]

Current series results[edit]

Super Formula[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2019 Dallara SF19-Honda Austria Lucas Auer 1 0 0 0 2 7th*
United Kingdom Harrison Newey 1 0 0 0 0 NC*

Euroformula Open Championship[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2019 Dallara F317-Volkswagen Japan Yuki Tsunoda 2 0 0 0 1 26 4th* 1st*
Germany Julian Hanses 2 0 0 0 0 7 8th*
New Zealand Liam Lawson 2 1 1 0 1 38 1st*
Japan Marino Sato 2 1 0 0 1 35 2nd*

Japanese Formula 3 Championship[edit]

Japanese Formula 3 Championship
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.Laps Podiums Points D.C.
2019 Dallara F314-Volkswagen France Sacha Fenestraz 2 1 0 0 1 10 3rd*
Japan 'Dragon' 2 0 0 0 0 0 13th
Dallara F315-Volkswagen India Ameya Vaidyanathan 2 0 0 0 0 0 12th
Dallara F312-Volkswagen United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed 2 0 0 0 2 12 2nd

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 Sam Bird 22 5 2 3 181 2nd 1st
France Tom Dillmann 22 0 1 2 92 10th

Formula 3 Euro Series[edit]

Year Car Drivers Wins Poles F.Laps Points D.C. T.C.
2009 Dallara F308-Mercedes Finland Atte Mustonen 0 0 0 4 19th 7th
Switzerland Christopher Zanella 0 0 0 11 13th
Netherlands Renger van der Zande 1 0 0 7 15th
2010 Dallara F308-Volkswagen United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 0 0 0 7 13th 4th
Finland Matias Laine 0 0 0 3 14th
Portugal António Félix da Costa 3 0 1 40 7th
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 1 0 1 8 12th
Finland Mika Mäki 0 0 0 0 17th
Germany Tobias Hegewald 0 0 0 1 16th
Switzerland Christopher Zanella 0 0 0 2 15th
Dallara F305-Volkswagen Sweden Jimmy Eriksson [G] 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dallara F308-Volkswagen Netherlands Renger van der Zande [G] 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dallara F305-Volkswagen Angola Luís Sá Silva [G] 0 0 0 0 N/A
2011 Dallara F308-Volkswagen Sweden Jimmy Eriksson 0 0 0 93 9th 4th
Japan Kimiya Sato 1 0 0 86 10th
Canada Gianmarco Raimondo 0 0 0 66 11th†
Poland Kuba Giermaziak 0 0 0 29 12th
France Tom Dillmann [G] 0 0 0 0 N/A†
Russia Artem Markelov [G] 0 0 0 0 N/A

† Shared results with other teams

FIA Formula 3 International Trophy[edit]

Year Car Drivers Wins Poles F.Laps Points D.C.
2011 Dallara F308-Volkswagen Japan Kimiya Sato 0 0 0 7 9th
France Tom Dillmann [G] 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sweden Jimmy Eriksson [G] 0 0 0 0 N/A
Canada Gianmarco Raimondo [G] 0 0 0 0 N/A
Poland Kuba Giermaziak [G] 0 0 0 0 N/A

FIA European Formula 3[edit]

FIA Formula 3 European Championship
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2015 Dallara F315-Volkswagen Germany Markus Pommer 33 1 0 1 2 116.5 10th 7th
United Kingdom Sam MacLeod 30 0 0 0 0 2 24th
Dallara F314-Volkswagen Malaysia Nabil Jeffri 33 0 0 0 0 2 26th
India Mahaveer Raghunathan 27 0 0 0 0 0 39th
Thailand Tanart Sathienthirakul 3 0 0 0 0 0 40th
2016 Dallara F315-Volkswagen Sweden Joel Eriksson 30 1 0 2 10 252 5th 3rd
Finland Niko Kari 30 1 0 0 5 129 10th
Dallara F316-Volkswagen Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 30 0 0 1 2 107 11th
Dallara F314-Volkswagen China Guanyu Zhou 30 0 0 0 2 101 13th
2017 Dallara F315-Volkswagen Sweden Joel Eriksson 30 3 2 2 14 139 2nd 3rd
Romania Petru Florescu 6 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
Estonia Jüri Vips 3 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Dallara F316-Volkswagen Germany David Beckmann 21 0 0 0 0 45 16th†
Dallara F314-Volkswagen Japan Marino Sato 30 0 0 0 0 1 17th
Dallara F317-Volkswagen Germany Keyvan Andres 30 0 0 0 0 0 21st
2018 Dallara F318-Volkswagen Spain Sebastián Fernández 30 0 0 0 0 5 21st 2nd
Dallara F316-Volkswagen Switzerland Fabio Scherer 30 0 1 2 1 64 14th
Dallara F315-Volkswagen South Africa Jonathan Aberdein 30 0 0 1 3 108 12th
Dallara F318-Volkswagen United Kingdom Dan Ticktum 30 4 4 1 8 308 2nd
Dallara F314-Volkswagen San Marino Marino Sato 30 0 0 0 0 31.5 16th
Dallara F315-Volkswagen Estonia Jüri Vips 30 4 3 6 7 284 4th

† Includes points scored for Van Amersfoort Racing

ADAC Formula 4[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2015 Tatuus-Abarth Sweden Joel Eriksson 24 7 3 1 299 2nd N/A
Germany Jannes Fittje 24 0 0 0 22 18th
Venezuela Jonathan Cecotto 24 0 0 0 18 20th
Germany Michael Waldherr 24 0 0 0 83 11th
2016 Tatuus-Abarth Germany Michael Waldherr 18 0 0 0 28 16th 7th
Netherlands Richard Verschoor 6 0 0 0 34 15th
South Africa Jonathan Aberdein 24 0 0 0 49 14th
Finland Simo Laaksonen 24 1 0 0 88 11th
Germany Sophia Flörsch 24 0 0 1 25 19th
2017 Tatuus-Abarth South Africa Jonathan Aberdein 21 0 0 1 94 9th 6th
Netherlands Leonard Hoogenboom 21 0 0 0 10 21st
United States David Malukas 18 0 0 0 20 19th
Belgium Charles Weerts 21 0 0 0 3 22nd

Timeline[edit]

Current series
Super Formula 2019
Japanese Formula 3 Championship 2019
Euroformula Open Championship 2019
Former series
Formula König 1999–2000
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 2001–2005
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2004–2009
Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup 2006–2009
Formula 3 Euro Series 2009–2011
German Formula Three Championship 2010–2014
ADAC Formel Masters 2011–2014
British Formula Three Championship 2011, 2014
GP2 Series 2013
ADAC Formula 4 2015–2017
FIA Formula 3 European Championship 2015–2018
Formula 4 UAE Championship 2016–2018

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Operation Team at Russian Time team

References[edit]

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