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Artem Valeryevich Markelov (Russian: Артём Вале́рьевич Марке́лов, IPA: [ɐrˈtʲɵm vɐˈlʲerʲɪvʲɪtɕ mɐrˈkʲɛləf], born 10 September 1994) is a Russian racing driver currently competing in the Super Formula Championship for UOMO Sunoco Team LeMans.

Artem Markelov
Artem Markelov.JPG
Markelov in 2013
NationalityRussia Russian
Born (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 25)
Moscow, Russia
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season2017
Current teamArden Motorsport
Car number22 (number 19 was retired)
Former teamsRussian Time
Starts48
Wins8
Podiums13
Poles1
Fastest laps9
Best finish2nd in 2017
Previous series
201416
201213
2011
2011
GP2 Series
German Formula Three
Formula 3 Euro Series
ADAC Formel Masters

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Born in Moscow, Markelov began karting in 2006 and raced mostly in his native Russia for the majority of his karting career, working his way up through the junior ranks to progress into the KF2 category by 2010.[1][2]

ADAC Formel MastersEdit

In 2011, Markelov moved into open-wheel racing, competing in ADAC Formel Masters with Motopark Academy, taking eleven podiums in twenty-three races, including one win at Red Bull Ring. As a result, Markelov finished in fourth place in the final championship standings.[3]

Formula ThreeEdit

During the 2011 season, Markelov made his Formula Three debut, with Motopark, in the Hockenheimring round of the Formula 3 Euro Series.[4]

Markelov and Motopark – now under the Lotus moniker – elected to compete in the German Formula Three Championship in 2012.[5] He finished seventh in the standings, scoring three podiums, including sprint-race wins at Lausitz and Hockenheim.[6]

Markelov stayed in the German series for another year in 2013, remaining with Motopark.[7] He had eighteen podiums in twenty-three races, including wins in both main races at Lausitz.[8][9] He finished as runner-up to his teammate Marvin Kirchhöfer.[10]

GP2 SeriesEdit

 
Markelov during GP2 Series race at Silverstone in 2014

Markelov made his GP2 Series debut in 2014 with Russian Time, where he joined Mitch Evans.[11] Markelov had only one point-scoring finish at Spa, finishing the season 24th, twenty positions behind Evans in the drivers' championship.

Markelov and Evans remained with Russian Time in 2015.[12] Markelov took his first podium at Spa, when he started from the 22nd position on the grid.[13] He made the progress in the championship to the thirteenth place, being more consistent, but he was still eight positions behind the Evans in the standings.

Markelov continued to race with Russian Time in 2016, but this time he was joined in the team by Raffaele Marciello.[14] Markelov claimed his first GP2 Series win in the feature race in Monaco, starting from the fifteenth starting position.[15] But he wasn't stable as Marciello, finishing tenth in the drivers' championship.

FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipEdit

2017Edit

For the 2017 season, the GP2 Series was rebranded as the FIA Formula 2 Championship. While Markelov remained with Russian Time for his fourth consecutive season with the Dallara GP2/11 machinery, which was also the final year of use for the chassis in the championship, being joined by Luca Ghiotto.[16] Markelov won the first race in the FIA Formula 2 Championship history.[17] He also collected wins at Spielberg, Spa, Jerez and Abu Dhabi[18][19][20][21] While it wasn't enough to prevent Charles Leclerc winning the drivers' championship, he brought the teams' championship to Russian Time with the help of Ghiotto.

2018Edit

Markelov returned with Russian Time to the championship in 2018.[22]

2019Edit

Following the 2018 season, Markelov was left without a drive in the 2019 Formula 2 season after Russian Time withdrew from the series. However, following Jordan King's participation in the 2019 Indianapolis 500, Markelov was called up by MP Motorsport for the Monaco round as a one-off replacement. He scored points in both races, with a sixth place in the first race and a fourth place in the second race.

Following Anthoine Hubert’s fatal crash at the Belgian Grand Prix, Markelov was signed by BWT Arden as a replacement for the final two rounds of the season.

Formula OneEdit

In February 2018, Markelov was announced as Renault development driver for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship and drove in an official Formula One session for the first time at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix.[23][24]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2011 ADAC Formel Masters Motopark 23 1 0 4 11 251 4th
Formula 3 Euro Series 3 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
2012 German Formula 3 Championship Lotus 27 2 0 1 3 155 7th
2013 German Formula 3 Championship Lotus 26 2 0 2 21 339 2nd
2014 GP2 Series RT Russian Time 22 0 0 0 0 6 24th
2015 GP2 Series Russian Time 21 0 0 0 1 48 13th
Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 16 0 0 0 3 525 8th
2016 GP2 Series Russian Time 21 1 0 3 2 97 10th
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 0 0 0 5 588 8th
2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship Russian Time 22 5 1 6 7 210 2nd
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship Russian Time 24 3 0 5 7 186 5th
Formula One Renault Sport F1 Team Test driver
2019 Super Formula UOMO Sunoco Team LeMans 5 0 0 1 0 0 21st
FIA Formula 2 Championship MP Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 16 15th*
BWT Arden 2 0 0 0 0

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

Complete GP2 Series resultsEdit

(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
2014 RT Russian Time BHR
FEA

15
BHR
SPR

10
CAT
FEA

11
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

Ret
RBR
FEA

21
RBR
SPR

16
SIL
FEA

18
SIL
SPR

17
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

12
HUN
FEA

16
HUN
SPR

20†
SPA
FEA

7
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

21
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

16
SOC
SPR

12
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

19
24th 6
2015 Russian Time BHR
FEA

13
BHR
SPR

12
CAT
FEA

12
CAT
SPR

5
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

14
RBR
FEA

5
RBR
SPR

DSQ
SIL
FEA

21
SIL
SPR

14
HUN
FEA

22
HUN
SPR

18
SPA
FEA

3
SPA
SPR

5
MNZ
FEA

5
MNZ
SPR

14
SOC
FEA

Ret
SOC
SPR

12
BHR
FEA

16
BHR
SPR

8
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

C
13th 48
2016 Russian Time CAT
FEA

4
CAT
SPR

4
MON
FEA

1
MON
SPR

8
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

5
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

11
SIL
FEA

10
SIL
SPR

12
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

4
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

5
SPA
SPR

21†
MNZ
FEA

10
MNZ
SPR

10
SEP
FEA

DNS
SEP
SPR

13
YMC
FEA

3
YMC
SPR

7
10th 97

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship resultsEdit

(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 23 24 DC Points
2017 Russian Time BHR
FEA

1
BHR
SPR

8
CAT
FEA

8
CAT
SPR

9
MON
FEA

2
MON
SPR

5
BAK
FEA

4
BAK
SPR

5
RBR
FEA

8
RBR
SPR

1
SIL
FEA

4
SIL
SPR

3
HUN
FEA

17†
HUN
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

1
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

9
MNZ
SPR

15
JER
FEA

5
JER
SPR

1
YMC
FEA

1
YMC
SPR

6
2nd 210
2018 Russian Time BHR
FEA

3
BHR
SPR

1
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

8
CAT
SPR

9
MON
FEA

1
MON
SPR

4
LEC
FEA

14
LEC
SPR

14†
RBR
FEA

8
RBR
SPR

1
SIL
FEA

6
SIL
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

8
HUN
SPR

13
SPA
FEA

6
SPA
SPR

5
MNZ
FEA

2
MNZ
SPR

2
SOC
FEA

11
SOC
SPR

5
YMC
FEA

2
YMC
SPR

7
5th 186
2019 MP Motorsport BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA

6
MON
SPR

4
LEC
FEA
LEC
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
15th* 16*
BWT Arden SOC
FEA

Ret
SOC
SPR

10
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance. * Season still in progress.

Complete Formula One participationsEdit

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 WDC Points
2018 Renault Sport F1 Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 1.6 V6 t AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN RUS
TD
JPN USA MEX BRA ABU

Complete Super Formula ResultsEdit

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC Points
2019 UOMO Sunoco Team LeMans SUZ
10
AUT
Ret
SUG
16
FUJ
19
MOT
12
OKA SUZ 21st 0

ReferencesEdit

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  13. ^ Allen, Peter (25 February 2018). "2015 GP2 Series season review". formulascout.com. Formula Scout. Retrieved 26 February 2018. As soon as things improved again, he scored a maiden podium in the Spa feature race from 22nd on the grid – a fine drive even with a large slice of luck on the strategy side.
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