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Ben Hanley is a British racing driver who competed in the first part of the 2008 GP2 Series season. He was a member of the Renault F1 team's young driver program until 2008.

Ben Hanley
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Hanley at the 2019 Indianapolis 500
NationalityBritish
Born (1985-01-22) 22 January 1985 (age 34)
Manchester, England
FIA WEC career
Debut season2017
Current teamTeam LNT
Car no.5
Former teamsTDS Racing
G-Drive Racing
CEFC Manor TRS Racing
DragonSpeed
Starts14
Championships0
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish17th in 2017
Finished last season17th
Previous series
2005
2006–07
2008
2008
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
GP2 Asia Series
GP2 Series

CareerEdit

Hanley had a successful career in karting, winning a number of championships and individual races and coming close to winning the Karting World Championship. Hanley raced in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2006 and 2007, and he finished as runner-up in the championship in 2007. He was signed to drive for Campos Racing in early 2008.[1] He will be partnered by Vitaly Petrov. He also joined the team for the second round of the 2008 GP2 Asia Series, scoring a podium finish in his first GP2 race. After three races of the season Hanley and Campos parted company, but he secured a drive with Durango before the next race.[2] He replaced Marcello Puglisi, who was in turn deputising for the injured Davide Valsecchi. However, this was only a one-off drive, as Valsecchi returned to racing action at the next round of the championship.[3] He began 2009 without a drive, but joined the Euroseries 3000 mid-season and won during his first event in the category. He also returned to karting in 2009, finishing third in the Karting World Championship.[4]

IndyCarEdit

On December 17, 2018, it was announced that Hanley would compete in 5 IndyCar races, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500, with DragonSpeed in 2019.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Cram Competition 17 6 2 9 4 264 3rd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 NC†
Formula Renault UK Team AKA 2 0 0 0 0 21 28th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Cram Competition 2 0 0 0 0 0 39th
2006 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Cram Competition 17 1 0 3 2 55 8th
2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Prema Powerteam 17 2 0 3 6 102 2nd
2008 GP2 Asia Series Barwa International Campos Team 6 0 0 0 1 6 15th
GP2 Series 6 0 0 0 0 1 24th
Durango 2 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Euroseries 3000 Fisichella Motor Sport 6 1 0 1 2 23 6th
2010 Superleague Formula Olympiacos CFP 10 1 1 3 3 653 4th
2016 European Le Mans Series DragonSpeed 6 1 0 0 4 76 4th
2017 FIA World Endurance Championship – LMP2 TDS Racing 1 0 0 0 0 53 17th
G-Drive Racing 1 0 0 0 0
CEFC Manor TRS Racing 5 0 0 0 1
European Le Mans Series DragonSpeed 6 0 2 2 1 40 11th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 1 0 0 0 0 21 39th
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP2 Dragonspeed - 10 Star 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
2018 European Le Mans Series DragonSpeed 6 0 1 1 2 50.5 7th
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship DragonSpeed 6 0 0 0 0 8.5 28th
2019 IndyCar Series DragonSpeed 3 0 0 0 0 31 29th*
European Le Mans Series 3 1 1 0 1 39 6th*
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - LMP2 1 0 1 1 1 30 7th*
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship Team LNT 1 0 0 0 1 15 3rd*

* Season still in progress.
† – As Hanley was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2005 Cram Competition ZOL
1
ZOL
2
MON
1
VAL
1
VAL
2
LMS
1
LMS
2
BIL
1
BIL
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
DON
1
DON
2
EST
1

17
EST
2

Ret
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
39th 0
2006 Cram Competition ZOL
1

10
ZOL
2

17†
MON
1

Ret
IST
1

Ret
IST
2

4
MIS
1

1
MIS
2

2
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

7
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

13
DON
1

10
DON
2

6
LMS
1

10
LMS
2

20†
CAT
1

16
CAT
2

7
8th 55
2007 Prema Powerteam MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

9
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

7
MON
1

6
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

4
SPA
1

3
SPA
2

2
DON
1

16
DON
2

Ret
MAG
1

1
MAG
2

14
EST
1

Ret
EST
2

23
CAT
1

9
CAT
2

1
2nd 102

Complete GP2 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results 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 DC Pts
2008 Barwa International Campos Team CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

9
IST
FEA

17
IST
SPR

6
MON
FEA

16
MON
SPR

14
24th 1
Durango MAG
FEA

Ret
MAG
SPR

Ret
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR

Complete GP2 Asia Series resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2008 Barwa International Campos Team DUB1
FEA
DUB1
SPR
SEN
FEA

3
SEN
SPR

16
SEP
FEA

Ret
SEP
SPR

14
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

10
DUB2
FEA

Ret
DUB2
SPR

Ret
15th 6

Superleague FormulaEdit

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

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NC 11 Position Points
2010 Olympiacos CFP GU-Racing International SIL ASS MAG JAR NÜR ZOL BRH ADR POR ORD BEI NAV 4th 653
3 10 3 1 4 5 9 14 C 12 8 X

† Non-championship event.

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 6 Rank Points
2016 DragonSpeed LMP2 Oreca 05 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
Ret
IMO
3
RBR
Ret
LEC
3
SPA
1
EST
2
4th 76
2017 DragonSpeed LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
10
MNZ
2
RBR
Ret
LEC
7
SPA
5
ALG
9
11th 40
2018 DragonSpeed LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
Ret
MNZ
4
RBR
5
SIL
2
SPA
2‡
ALG
13
7th 50.5
2019 DragonSpeed LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC
1
MNZ CAT
10
SIL
4
SPA
ALG
6th* 39*

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed. * Season still in progress.

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
2017 DragonSpeed P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
10
SEB LBH COA DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 39th 21
2019 DragonSpeed LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
3
SEB MDO WGL MOS ELK LGA
PET
7th* 30*

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2017 TDS Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL SPA
9
LMS 17th 53
G-Drive Racing NÜR
6
CEFC Manor TRS Racing MEX
3
COA
6
FUJ
5
SHA
9
BHR
6
2018–19 DragonSpeed LMP1 BR Engineering BR1 Gibson GL458 4.5 L V8 SPA
DNS
LMS
Ret
SIL
25
FUJ
Ret
SHA
6
SEB
Ret
SPA LMS
Ret
28th 8.5
2019–20 Team LNT LMP1 Ginetta G60-LT-P1 AER P60C 2.4 L Turbo V6 SIL
3
FUJ
SHA
BHR
SÃO
SEB
SPA
LMS
3rd* 15*

* Season still in progress.

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017   Dragonspeed - 10 Star   Henrik Hedman
  Felix Rosenqvist
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 343 14th 12th
2018   DragonSpeed   Henrik Hedman
  Renger van der Zande
BR Engineering BR1-Gibson LMP1 244 DNF DNF
2019   DragonSpeed   Henrik Hedman
  Renger van der Zande
BR Engineering BR1-Gibson LMP1 76 DNF DNF

American open-wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

IndyCar SeriesEdit

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2019 DragonSpeed Dallara DW12 Chevrolet STP
18
COA ALA
21
LBH
IMS INDY
32
DET
DET
TXS
RDA
TOR
IOW
MDO
POC
GTW
POR
LAG
30th 31

* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Campos sign Hanley to partner Petrov". autosport.com. 10 January 2008. Archived from the original on 25 January 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Hanley grabs last-gasp Durango drive". autosport.com. 20 June 2008. Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Valsecchi returns to Durango seat". autosport.com. 1 July 2008. Archived from the original on 3 July 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "CIK-FIA World Karting Championship for Drivers 2009". Driver Database. Retrieved 12 December 2009.

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