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Marcus Armstrong

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marcus Armstrong
FIA F3 Austria 2019 Nr. 26 Armstrong 1.jpg
Armstrong in 2019
NationalityNew Zealand New Zealander
Born (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 20)
Christchurch, New Zealand
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season2020
Current teamDAMS
Car number17
Former teamsART Grand Prix
Starts33 (33 entries)
Wins0
Podiums2
Poles1[a]
Fastest laps0
Best finish13th in 2020
Previous series
2019
2018
201719
2017
2017
2016
2016
2016
FIA Formula 3 Championship
FIA Formula 3 European
Toyota Racing Series
ADAC Formula 4
Italian F4 Championship
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy
Championship titles
2017Italian F4 Championship

Marcus Armstrong (born 29 July 2000) is a New Zealand motor racing driver who competes in the Formula 2 Championship for DAMS. He is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy.

Career

Karting and lower formulae

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

In February 2017, it was announced Armstrong would race in both the ADAC F4 and Italian F4 championships with Prema Powerteam.[5] Claiming seven wins across both series, Armstrong finished runner-up in ADAC F4 and as 2017 Italian F4 champion.[6]

FIA Formula 3 Championship

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[7][8] where he scored a race win at the Norisring and claimed fifth in the championship.[9] At the season ending Macau Grand Prix he finished ninth.[10]

The following year, Armstrong reunited with both Prema and M2 Competition to contest the inaugural FIA Formula 3 Championship and the Toyota Racing Series with the respective teams.[11][12] In TRS, Armstrong took five victories, but missed out on the title in the season ending New Zealand Grand Prix to fellow countryman Liam Lawson.[13] In April 2019, Armstrong joined Nicolas Todt's All Road Management scheme.[14] In the championship, Armstrong scored two back-to-back sprint race wins at the Hungaroring and Spa-Francorchamps and a feature race victory at Sochi along with consistent podium and points finishes to finish as championship runner-up to teammate Robert Shwartzman.[15][16][17][18] In November 2019, Armstrong returned to contest the Macau Grand Prix, finishing eighth in the overall race having started seventeenth on the grid.[19]

Formula 2 Championship

On 28 November 2019, it was announced Armstrong would graduate to the FIA Formula 2 Championship with ART Grand Prix to partner F3 rival and Renault Sport Academy member Christian Lundgaard.[20] At the first two rounds in Spielberg, the Kiwi scored two podiums, with second place in the first race of his Formula 2 career.[21][22] Following that however, Armstrong went pointless until the feature race in Mugello, and fell out of the top ten in the standings. After four more points finishes he ended up 13th in the standings, his worst ever placing in a full-time series.[23]

For the 2021 season, Armstrong moved to DAMS to partner Roy Nissany.[24]

Formula One

Armstrong has been a part of the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2017.

Racing record

Career summary

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 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 FIA Formula 3 Championship Prema Racing 16 3 1 4 7 158 2nd
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 5 2 5 10 346 2nd
Macau Grand Prix SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship ART Grand Prix 24 0 0 0 2 52 13th
2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship DAMS 9 0 1[a] 0 0 12 15th*

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

Complete Italian F4 Championship results

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Pos Points
2017 Prema Powerteam MIS
1

5
MIS
2

3
MIS
3

23
ADR
1

3
ADR
2

Ret
ADR
3

3
VLL
1

2
VLL
2

1
VLL
3

5
MUG1
1

1
MUG1
2

2
MUG1
3

8
IMO
1

1
IMO
2

4
IMO
3

3
MUG2
1

2
MUG2
2

1
MUG2
3

3
MNZ
1

2
MNZ
2

4
MNZ
3

10
1st 283

Complete ADAC Formula 4 Championship results

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Pos Points
2017 Prema Powerteam OSC1
1

9
OSC1
2

6
OSC1
3

Ret
LAU
1

3
LAU
2

2
LAU
3

11
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

3
RBR
3

3
OSC2
1

1
OSC2
2

2
OSC2
3

6
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

8
NÜR
3

1
SAC
1

3
SAC
2

2
SAC
3

6
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

9
HOC
3

2
2nd 241

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results

(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

Complete Macau Grand Prix results

Year Team Car Qualifying Quali Race Main race
2018 Italy SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara F317 8th 8th 8th
2019 Italy SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara F3 2019 9th 17th 8th

Complete FIA Formula 3 Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2019 Prema Racing CAT
FEA

3
CAT
SPR

5
LEC
FEA

6
LEC
SPR

6
RBR
FEA

3
RBR
SPR

19
SIL
FEA

3
SIL
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

8
HUN
SPR

1
SPA
FEA

8
SPA
SPR

1
MNZ
FEA

21
MNZ
SPR

14
SOC
FEA

1
SOC
SPR

2
2nd 158

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2020 ART Grand Prix RBR
FEA

2
RBR
SPR

Ret
RBR
FEA

7
RBR
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

9
SIL
FEA

16
SIL
SPR

10
SIL
FEA

14
SIL
SPR

14
CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

15
SPA
FEA

15
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

14
MNZ
SPR

18
MUG
FEA

9
MUG
SPR

11
SOC
FEA

9
SOC
SPR

14
BHR
FEA

7
BHR
SPR

4
BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

14
13th 52
2021 DAMS BHR
SP1

Ret
BHR
SP2

10
BHR
FEA

5
MCO
SP1

10
MCO
SP2

Ret
MCO
FEA

Ret
BAK
SP1

7
BAK
SP2

Ret
BAK
FEA

Ret
SIL
SP1
SIL
SP2
SIL
FEA
MNZ
SP1
MNZ
SP2
MNZ
FEA
SOC
SP1
SOC
SP2
SOC
FEA
JED
SP1
JED
SP2
JED
FEA
YMC
SP1
YMC
SP2
YMC
FEA
15th* 12*

* Season still in progress.

Notes

  1. ^ a b 0 poles achieved during qualifying, and 1 pole given as a result of the reverse grid in a sprint race.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Formula 2 poles". results.motorsportstats.com. Motorsport Stats. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Ferrari evaluates five young drivers, including Enzo Fittipaldi". 10 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Armstrong, Fittipaldi join Ferrari Driver Academy". 23 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Marcus Armstrong to contest Toyota Racing Series with M2". 25 November 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  5. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (20 February 2017). "Ferrari duo Fittipaldi and Armstrong get Prema F4 seats". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Ferrari junior Armstrong becomes Italian F4 champion". Motorsport.com. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Marcus Armstrong confirms bid for Toyota Racing Series title". 9 November 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
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  9. ^ "F3 - ROOKIE MARCUS ARMSTRONG WINS AT NORISRING". 23 June 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  10. ^ Simmons, Marcus (18 November 2018). "Macau GP: Ticktum takes dominant victory". Motorsport.Com. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Marcus Armstrong joins Prema Racing". 4 December 2018. Archived from the original on 29 September 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Kiwi Armstrong aiming to win". 4 January 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  13. ^ Waring, Bethonie (10 February 2019). "Lawson defeats Armstrong in New Zealand GP to secure TRS title". FormulaScout. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  14. ^ Simmons, Marcus (12 April 2019). "Ferrari-backed F3 racer Marcus Armstrong will be guided by Todt". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
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  16. ^ Camp, Stephan (1 September 2019). "Marcus Armstrong claims lights-to-flag victory in Belgian F3 Sprint Race". Motorsportweek.com. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  17. ^ "FORMULA 3: Armstrong wins, Shwartzman secures title on home soil". 28 September 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  18. ^ "F3: Armstrong second in championship". 29 September 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  19. ^ "A star is born as debutant Verschoor wins FIA F3 World Cup". 17 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
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External links

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