Victor Martins

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Victor Martins
NationalityFrance French
Born (2001-06-16) 16 June 2001 (age 18)
Varennes-Jarcy, France
Formula Renault Eurocup career
Debut season2018
Current teamMP Motorsport
Car no.11
Former teamsR-ace GP
Starts26
Wins3
Poles3
Fastest laps2
Best finish5th in 2018
Previous series
2018
2016-17
Formula Renault NEC
French F4 Championship
Championship titles
2017French F4 Junior Champion

Victor Martins (born 16 June 2001, in Varennes-Jarcy) is a French racing driver.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Martins began karting in 2014 after a spell in gymnastics.[1] In 2016, he went on to win the CIK-FIA World Championship title in dominant fashion, leading pundits to liken Martins to Stoffel Vandoorne.[2] In December 2016, Motorsport.com listed Martins as one of the ten karting drivers to look out for, ranking him second to Logan Sargeant.[3]

Lower Formula[edit]

Whilst karting in 2016, Martins partook as a guest driver in the fifth round of the French F4 Championship, in which he claimed two podiums.[4] In 2017, Martins returned to contest the series full-time, claiming four wins, nine poles, ten fastest laps and eleven podiums and finishing as junior champion and overall vice-champion.[5]

Formula Renault[edit]

After driving for them during post-season testing, Martins signed to race with the R-ace GP outfit for the 2018 season.[6] Claiming two wins at the Red Bull Ring and Spa-Francorchamps and two pole positions, Martins ended the season fifth in the overall standings.[7][8] Martins also contested the NEC championship, claiming his maiden Formula Renault victory at Monza[9]

Martins returned for the 2019 championship, switching to MP Motorsport, which had carried Martins's fellow Renault junior Christian Lundgaard to second in the championship the previous year.[10]

Formula One[edit]

In January 2018, Martins was inducted into the Renault Sport Academy.[6]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2016 French F4 Championship N/A 4 0 0 0 2 0 NC†
2017 French F4 Championship 21 4 9 10 11 299 2nd
2018 Formula Renault Eurocup R-ace GP 20 2 2 1 6 186 5th
Formula Renault NEC 12 1 1 3 2 83 12th‡
2019 Formula Renault Eurocup MP Motorsport 6 1 1 1 4 89 1st*
F3 Asian Winter Series Pinnacle Motorsport 3 0 0 0 2 0 NC†

Martins was ineligible for points from the second round onwards. As Martins was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who is Victor Martins?". 22 November 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Victor Martins: The karting prodigy being likened to Vandoorne".
  3. ^ "The Top 10 most exciting karting talents of 2016". 17 December 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Meilleur temps pour Yifei Ye au Mans" (in French). Fédération Française du Sport Automobile. 10 September 2016. Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Karting world champion Martins makes single-seater switch". March 18, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "French F4 rivals Rougier and Martins become Renault juniors ahead of Eurocup moves". January 15, 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Formula Renault at Red Bull Ring: Wins for R-ace GP's Fewtrell, Martins". July 22, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Viñals, Arnau (July 28, 2018). "VICTOR MARTINS WINS AHEAD OF THE SUMMER BREAK". FormulaRapida.net. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Waring, Bethanie (July 1, 2018). "Victor Martins takes first Formula Renault win in second Monza NEC race". FormulaScout. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "VICTOR MARTINS MOVES TO MP MOTORSPORT FOR SECOND FORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP SEASON". December 21, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.

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