Pål Varhaug

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Pål Varhaug
Nationality Norway Norwegian
Born (1991-01-26) 26 January 1991 (age 25)
Stavanger, Norway
GP3 Series career
Current team Jenzer Motorsport
Car no. 20
Starts 52
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 13th in 2010
Previous series
2012, 14
2011-13
2011
2009
2008
200708
2007
2007
Auto GP
GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
International Formula Master
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Championship titles
2008 Italian Formula Renault 2.0

Pål Varhaug (born 26 January 1991 in Stavanger) is a professional racing driver from Norway.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Varhaug began his motorsport career in karting back in 2005, finishing fifth in the Norwegian Championship ICA Junior category. He also finished fourth in the Viking Trophy ICA Junior class. The following year he won the Norwegian Championship ICA Junior title.

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Varhaug moved up to single–seaters in 2007, competing in the Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 championship for Jenzer Motorsport. Over the course of the season he took seven podium places, including four race wins, to finish as runner-up in the championship. He also took part in selected races in both the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championships.

Varhaug continued with Jenzer Motorsport in the category for 2008, racing full seasons in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Italian Formula Renault 2.0 series. He finished fifteenth in the Eurocup standings, with his best race result being a fifth place in the second event at Estoril.[1] In the Italian series, he finished in the points in all fourteen races and took three races wins to comfortably win the title.[2]

At the end of the season, Varhaug took part in Formula Renault 3.5 Series testing at Paul Ricard with the Italian Prema Powerteam, completing over one hundred laps in the process.

International Formula Master[edit]

For 2009, Varhaug moved up to the International Formula Master series, once again staying with Jenzer Motorsport.[3] He finished in fifth place in the standings, and was the runner–up in the rookie classification behind Alexander Rossi. He achieved five podium places and a pole position at Brno.

GP3 Series[edit]

Varhaug graduated to the new GP3 Series with Jenzer Motorsport in 2010.[4] After qualifying on the front row of the grid for the opening race of the season in Barcelona, Varhaug became the first–ever GP3 race winner, finishing ahead of both Robert Wickens and Esteban Gutiérrez.[5] He failed to score another point after his win and eventually finished 13th in the standings.[6]

Varhaug originally finished in third place in the feature race at Spa–Francorchamps, but was later demoted to 15th after overtaking the safety car.[7] He also posted the fastest lap in the final race of the season in Monza, but was not rewarded with a championship point because he failed to finish inside the race's top ten positions.

GP2 Series[edit]

Varhaug graduated to the GP2 Series for 2011, driving alongside Romain Grosjean in the DAMS team. He finished thirteenth in the Asia series, which along his team-mate's overall victory, allowed DAMS to win the teams' championship. Whilst Grosjean also won the main series championship, Varhuag did not score any points and was classified 23rd overall.

Auto GP World Series[edit]

After losing his GP2 drive at DAMS, Varhaug moved to the Auto GP World Series with the Virtuosi UK team.[8]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 Jenzer Motorsport 12 4 3 1 7 232 2nd
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 49th
Formula Renault 2.0 North European Cup 2 0 0 0 0 16 39th
2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Jenzer Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 17 14th
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 12 3 3 1 6 330 1st
2009 International Formula Master Jenzer Motorsport 16 0 1 0 5 49 5th
2010 GP3 Series Jenzer Motorsport 16 1 0 0 1 10 13th
2011 GP2 Series DAMS 18 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
GP2 Asia Series 4 0 0 0 0 1 13th
2012 Auto GP World Series Virtuosi UK 14 3 0 1 8 183 2nd
2013 GP2 Series Hilmer Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2014 GP3 Series Jenzer Motorsport 18 0 0 0 0 12 17th
Auto GP Virtuosi UK 2 0 0 0 1 24 15th
2015 GP3 Series Jenzer Motorsport 18 0 0 0 0 5 19th

Complete GP3 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 DC Points
2010 Jenzer Motorsport ESP
FEA

1
ESP
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

15
TUR
SPR

18
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

8
GBR
FEA

14
GBR
SPR

9
GER
FEA

12
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

17
HUN
SPR

23
BEL
FEA

15
BEL
SPR

17
ITA
FEA

14
ITA
SPR

19
13th 10
2014 Jenzer Motorsport ESP
FEA

12
ESP
SPR

Ret
AUT
FEA

13
AUT
SPR

9
GBR
FEA

11
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

19
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

21
HUN
SPR

14
BEL
FEA

5
BEL
SPR

8
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

11
RUS
FEA

10
RUS
SPR

Ret
ABU
FEA

14
ABU
SPR

9
17th 12
2015 Jenzer Motorsport ESP
FEA

21
ESP
SPR

18
AUT
FEA

11
AUT
SPR

Ret
GBR
FEA

16
GBR
SPR

19
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

7
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

10
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

14
RUS
FEA

Ret
RUS
SPR

14
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

Ret
ABU
FEA

11
ABU
SPR

8
19th 5

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
2011 DAMS TUR
FEA

18
TUR
SPR

21
ESP
FEA

15
ESP
SPR

8
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

21
VAL
FEA

13
VAL
SPR

10
GBR
FEA

16
GBR
SPR

23
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

17
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

13
BEL
SPR

18
ITA
FEA

11
ITA
SPR

10
23rd 0
2013 Hilmer Motorsport MYS
FEA

15
MYS
SPR

19
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

21
ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
SGP
FEA
SGP
SPR
ABU
FEA
ABU
SPR
31st 0

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 DC Points
2011 DAMS ABU
FEA

Ret
ABU
SPR

20
ITA
FEA

14
ITA
SPR

6
13th 1

Complete Auto GP World 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 Pos Points
2012 Virtuosi UK MNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

1
VAL
1

3
VAL
2

8
MAR
1

3
MAR
2

7
HUN
1

5
HUN
2

1
ALG
1

2
ALG
2

Ret
CUR
1

2
CUR
2

5
SON
1

1
SON
2

5
2nd 183
2014 Virtuosi UK MAR
1
MAR
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
IMO
1

4
IMO
2

3
RBR
1
RBR
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
EST
1
EST
2
15th 24
  • Season still in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup". speedsport-magazine.com. Speedsport Magazine. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Pal Varhaug debutta con il team Jenzer". italiaracing.net (in Italian). Inpagina. 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Jenzer Motorsport confirm GP3 drivers". gp3series.com. GP3 Series. 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Varhaug storms to victory in Barcelona". gp3series.com. GP3 Series. 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  6. ^ "GP3 Series 2010". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Lost third place". palvarhaug.com. Pål Varhaug Racing. 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  8. ^ Rubino, Jacopo (5 March 2012). "Pal Varhaug nel primo round di Monza con il team Virtuosi UK" [Pal Varhaug in first round at Monza for team Virtuosi UK]. stopandgo.tv (in Italian). Stop&Go. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mika Mäki
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Daniel Mancinelli