Beitske Visser

Beitske Visser (born 10 March 1995) is a racing driver from the Netherlands and a BMW Motorsport junior.

Beitske Visser
Beitske Visser - 2019 Brands Hatch W Series round 10 (cropped).jpg
Visser in 2019
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Born (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 25)
Dronten, Netherlands
W Series career
Debut season2019
Current teamHitech Grand Prix
Car number95
Starts6
Wins1
Poles0
Fastest laps2
Best finish2nd in 2019
Previous series
2014-16
2014-15
201213
Formula V8 3.5 Series
GP3 Series
ADAC Formel Masters

She has raced in kart, single-seater and GT series.

CareerEdit

 
Visser competing in Formula Renault 3.5 in 2014.
 
Visser testing an electric open-wheeler, June 2017

KartingEdit

Born in Dronten, Visser began karting in 2007 and raced in various European and International championships, working her way up from the junior ranks to progress through to the KZ1 category by 2011, when she finished in tenth position in the CIK-FIA European KZ1 Championship.[1][2]

Open-wheel racingEdit

ADAC Formel Masters

2012 saw her début in the ADAC Formel Masters championship with Lotus, also known as Motopark Academy.[3] Visser finished eighth in the championship with wins at Zandvoort and EuroSpeedway Lausitz, and another ten point-scoring finishes.[4]

She joined the Red Bull Junior Team racing academy at the start of the 2013 season but was dropped from the program at the end of the season.[5]

She remained in the series with the team for the 2013 season; she won one race during the season, at the Sachsenring, and finished eighth again, in the final championship standings.[6]

GP3 Series

In 2014, Visser competed in the opening round of the GP3 Series with Hilmer Motorsport.[7] She also competed in the Spa-Francorchamps round of the 2015 season with Trident.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series

As well as the GP3 Series, Visser graduated to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014, joining AVF.[8] She scored her first point during Race 1 at Spa-Francorchamps.[9] She completed two seasons with Adrian Valles' team, before switching to Teo Martín Motorsport in 2016. She scored a best result of 5th (Jerez 2016) and a best finish of 13th in the championship (2016).

Hiatus

Visser left Formula V8 at the end of 2016, and took up a development role with a student team from Eindhoven University of Technology (Automotive Technology InMotion), who were developing an electric open-wheeler. In June 2017, the team broke the EV lap record at Zandvoort, going 16 seconds faster than the previous best.[10]

Formula E

Visser became, alongside Bruno Spengler, one of the test and reserve drivers for Andretti Autosport ahead of the 2018–19 Formula E season.[11]

W Series

Visser was accepted into the qualifying stages of the 2019 W Series to be held at the Wachauring in January 2019, and subsequently qualified as one of the 18 regular drivers.[12][13] She finished second in the championship to Jamie Chadwick with four podiums including a win at Zolder.

The Dutchwoman was set to contest the 2020 championship before it was cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.[14] A 10-event eSports series was held on iRacing in its place, with Visser taking the championship with a round remaining.[15]

Endurance racingEdit

GT4

In mid-2017, she was admitted into the BMW Junior Driver programme, where she was entered into the 2017 GT4 European Series Southern Cup alongside German driver Dennis Marschall.[16] The pairing won the penultimate round of the campaign in Barcelona. She and Marschall will continue in the class in 2018.

LMP2

Visser made her prototype début in the 2020 European Le Mans Series for Signature Team, replacing regular driver Katherine Legge after she was injured testing the teams' Alpine A470 at Circuit Paul Ricard.[17] She finished 6th in the 4 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps alongside Tatiana Calderón and André Negrão, and 11th in the Le Castellet 240 partnering Sophia Flörsch.[18]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 ADAC Formel Masters Lotus 17 2 1 0 2 109 8th
2013 ADAC Formel Masters Lotus 24 1 0 0 2 117 8th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series AVF 17 0 0 0 0 11 21st
GP3 Series Hilmer Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 27th
2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series AVF 17 0 0 0 0 3 23rd
GP3 Series Trident 2 0 0 0 0 0 28th
2016 Formula V8 3.5 Series Teo Martín Motorsport 18 0 0 0 0 50 13th
2017 GT4 European Series Southern Cup MOMO-Megatron Team Partrax 2 1 0 0 1 0 NC†
2018 GT4 European Series RN Vision STS 12 2 0 0 3 100 6th
French GT4 Cup 3Y Technology 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2019 W Series Hitech Grand Prix 6 1 0 2 4 100 2nd
International GT Open Senkyr Motorsport 6 0 0 0 1 33 11th
2020 European Le Mans Series Richard Mille Racing Team 4 0 0 0 0 10 19th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th

As Visser was a guest driver, she was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula V8 3.5 Series resultsEdit

(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 Pos Points
2014 AVF MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

17
ALC
1

18
ALC
2

16
MON
1

17
SPA
1

10
SPA
2

14
MSC
1

13
MSC
2

13
NÜR
1

19
NÜR
2

Ret
HUN
1

17
HUN
2

12
LEC
1

15
LEC
2

11
JER
1

5
JER
2

12
21st 11
2015 AVF ALC
1

DNS
ALC
2

19
MON
1

13
SPA
1

DNS
SPA
2

Ret
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

15
RBR
1

12
RBR
2

10
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

13
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

15
BUG
1

14
BUG
2

13
JER
1

12
JER
2

Ret
23rd 3
2016 Teo Martín Motorsport ALC
1

10
ALC
2

12
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

DNS
SPA
1

7
SPA
2

9†
LEC
1

9
LEC
2

10
SIL
1

9
SIL
2

10
RBR
1

8
RBR
2

9
MNZ
1

14
MNZ
2

9
JER
1

7
JER
2

5
CAT
1

10
CAT
2

8
13th 50

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

Complete GP3 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 Pos Points
2014 Hilmer Motorsport CAT
FEA

19
CAT
SPR

15
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
27th 0
2015 Trident CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

15
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
28th 0

Complete W Series resultsEdit

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

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 DC Points
2019 HOC
4
ZOL
1
MIS
2
NRM
2
ASS
4
BRH
3
2nd 100

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2020 Richard Mille Racing Team LMP2 Alpine A470 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC SPA
6
LEC
11
MNZ
10
ALG
11
19th 10

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2020   Richard Mille Racing Team   Sophia Flörsch
  Tatiana Calderón
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 364 13th 9th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Presentation". beitskevisser.com/. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ "CIK-FIA European KZ1 Championship 2011". Driver Database. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  3. ^ "La Visser con Motopark" [Visser for Motopark]. ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian). Inpagina. 16 February 2012. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  4. ^ "ADAC Formel Masters 2012". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Red Bull sign first-ever female driver Beitse Visser to junior team". BBC.co.uk/sport. BBC. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  6. ^ "ADAC Formel Masters 2013". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  7. ^ Allen, Peter (8 May 2014). "Mason and Visser secure Hilmer seats for GP3 opener". Paddock Scout. Archived from the original on 2 March 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Visser announces FR3.5 season with AVF". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. 26 March 2014. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Spa FR3.5: Red Bull protege Carlos Sainz Jr dominates race one". Autosport. Haymarket. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  10. ^ Biesbrouck, Tim (4 June 2017). "Dutch student team betters lap record Circuit Zandvoort - ElectricAutosport.com". ElectricAutosport.com. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  11. ^ "VISSER, SPENGLER NAMED BMW ANDRETTI 2018/19 FORMULA E RESERVE". FormulaRapida.net. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  12. ^ "W Series unveils initial 55-driver list". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Beitske Visser - W Series". W Series. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  14. ^ "W Series cancels 2020 season but reveals plans for F1 support races in 2021 | Formula 1®".
  15. ^ "Beitske Visser: eSports Victor". W Series. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  16. ^ "Former Red Bull junior Visser joins BMW junior programme". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  17. ^ "W Series star Beitske Visser gets LMP2 call-up". Formula Scout. 7 August 2020.
  18. ^ "Floersch makes remarkable ELMS debut, as Iron Dames take P3 in GTE". RACERS. BEHIND THE HELMET. 31 August 2020.

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