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Christopher Jason van der Drift (born 8 March 1986) is a New Zealand racing driver of Dutch descent.

Chris van der Drift
Chris van der Drift with his podium trophies at SF 2010.jpg
Van der Drift as Olympiacos driver, holding his podium trophies at Silverstone's 2010 SF round.
NationalityNew Zealand New Zealander
Born (1986-03-08) 8 March 1986 (age 33)
Hamilton (New Zealand)
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia career
Debut season2015
Current teamTeam Formax
Former teamsKamlung Racing
Starts43
Wins15
Poles12
Fastest laps8
Best finish1st in 2015, 2017 & 2018
Previous series
2013
2012
2009, 11
201011
2008–09
200708
2006
2006
200405
International GT Open
Auto GP World Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Superleague Formula
GP2 Asia Series
International Formula Master
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula BMW ADAC
Championship titles
2008
2015,17,18
International Formula Master
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia

CareerEdit

Van der Drift started karting at the age of 7 and in 1994 he raced his first year in cadets. From there he went on to win 6 New Zealand Championships and 6 North Island Championships until 2002.

After ten years of kart racing in New Zealand and also competing in Australia for two years in 2001 JICA and 2002 Ford Kart Stars (finishing both championships in 6th), he had to take the step into racing cars. At the time he had no sponsors so it was difficult just to step into a car as his parents didn't have enough to fund that as well.[1]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Formula BMW ADAC Team Rosberg 20 0 0 0 8 168 4th
2005 Formula BMW ADAC Team Rosberg 20 1 0 1 5 149 4th
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup JD Motorsport 14 2 2 1 6 91 2nd
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 14 4 7 4 7 267 2nd
2007 International Formula Master JD Motorsport 16 2 1 2 7 65 2nd
2008 International Formula Master JD Motorsport 16 6 6 8 10 101 1st
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Trident Racing 3 0 0 0 0 5 18th
A1 Grand Prix New Zealand 4 0 0 0 0 36† 7th†
2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Epsilon Euskadi 17 0 0 0 1 41 11th
2010 Superleague Formula Olympiacos CFP 18 4 2 3 10 653† 4th†
Galatasaray 3 0 0 0 0 358† 13th†
2011 Superleague Formula New Zealand 3 0 0 0 0 116† 7th†
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Mofaz Racing 7 0 0 0 1 43 12th
2012 Auto GP World Series Manor MP Motorsport 12 1 0 0 4 127 4th
2013 International GT Open Bhai Tech Racing 15 1 3 0 3 37 8th
2014 Blancpain Sprint Series Bhaitech 6 0 0 0 0 12 20th
Boutsen Ginion 2 0 0 0 0
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Kamlung Racing 14 7 4 4 10 234 1st
Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour GT3 Endurance 1 0 0 0 0 - 8th
2016 ADAC GT Masters KÜS Team75 Bernhard 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
International V8 Supercars Championship Erebus Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 234 49th
2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Team Formax 13 3 4 3 10 235 1st
Chinese GT3 Championship JRM JiaRui-TengDa 12 2 1 1 8 175 2nd
2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Team Formax 13 4 4 1 9 230 1st
2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia Pro-Am Cup JRM JiaRui-TengDa 10 0 0 1 4 91 4th
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Kamlung Racing 8 1 0 1 5 86 1st

Team standings.

Complete GP2 Series resultsEdit

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2008–09 Trident Racing CHN
FEA

7
CHN
SPR

4
UAE
FEA

Ret
UAE
SPR

C
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
QAT
FEA
QAT
SPR
MAL
FEA
MAL
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
18th 5

Complete A1 Grand Prix resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2008–09 New Zealand NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CHN
SPR

7
CHN
FEA

11
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
NZL
SPR

5
NZL
FEA

13
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
POR
SPR
POR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
7th 36

Complete Formula Renault 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 Pos Points
2009 Epsilon Euskadi CAT
1

7
CAT
2

3
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

Ret
MON
1

7
HUN
1

13
HUN
2

4
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

19
LEM
1

15
LEM
2

11
ALG
1

Ret
ALG
2

7
NÜR
1

14
NÜR
2

10
ALC
1

9
ALC
2

8
11th 41
2011 Mofaz Racing ALC
1

8
ALC
2

13
SPA
1

11
SPA
2

3
MNZ
1

4
MNZ
2

6
MON
1

8
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
12th 43

Superleague FormulaEdit

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

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Position Points
2010 Olympiacos CFP GU-Racing International SIL
ASS
MAG
JAR
NÜR
ZOL
BRH
ADR
POR
ORD
BEI
NAV
4th 653
13 2 3 15 1 X 3 12 X 3 12 1 3 11 1 1 8 2 7 6 NS‡
Galatasaray Barazi-Epsilon 17 7 X 13th 358
2011 New Zealand Atech Reid Grand Prix HOL
BEL
7th 116
5 7 6

‡ Chris van der Drift qualified for the Super Final at Brands Hatch but was unable to compete due to suffering injuries from a large crash in race two which led to him being taken to hospital with a broken ankle, two broken ribs, a cracked shoulder blade, a dislocated shoulder and two broken fingers. His Super Final place was taken up by the seventh highest points-scorer of the weekend, Yelmer Buurman.

† Non Championship round

Complete Auto GP World 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 Pos Points
2012 Manor MP Motorsport MNZ
1

5
MNZ
2

2
VAL
1

6
VAL
2

7
MAR
1

4
MAR
2

1
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

5
ALG
1

8
ALG
2

2
CUR
1

5
CUR
2

2
SON
1
SON
2
4th 127

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2015   Motorsport Services   Frank Lyons
  Michael Lyons
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 193 32nd 8th
2016   Motorsport Services Limited   Allan Dippie
  Scott O'Donnel
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 128 DNF DNF
2018   Team Carrera Cup Asia   Andrew Tang
  Evan Chen
  Paul Tresidder
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup B 82 DNF DNF
2019   Team Carrera Cup Asia   Philip Hamprecht
  Bao Jinlong
  Paul Tresidder
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup B 279 19th 2nd

Complete Stock Car Brasil ResultsEdit

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points
2015 RC3 Bassani Peugeot 408 GOI
1

26
RBP
1
RBP
2
VEL
1
VEL
2
CUR
1
CUR
2
SCZ
1
SCZ
2
CUR
1
CUR
2
GOI
1
CAS
1
CAS
2
BRA
1
BRA
2
CUR
1
CUR
2
TAR
1
TAR
2
INT
1
NC -
2018 Vogel Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze INT
1

Ret
CUR
1
CUR
2
VEL
1
VEL
2
LON
1
LON
2
SCZ
1
SCZ
2
TBA
1
TBA
1
TBA
2
CAS
1
CAS
2
VCA
1
VCA
2
TAR
1
TAR
2
TBA
1
TBA
2
INT
1
NC -

Supercars Championship resultsEdit

Supercars results
Year Team Car 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 Pos. Pts
2016 Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PHI
R6
PHI
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
QR

Ret
SAN
R20

22
BAT
R21

17
SUR
R22

19
SUR
R23

DNS
PUK
R24
PUK
R25
PUK
R26
PUK
R27
SYD
R28
SYD
R29
49th 234

Bathurst 1000 resultsEdit

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Lap
2016 Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore VF   Shae Davies 17th 156

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jérôme d'Ambrosio
International Formula Master
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Fabio Leimer
Preceded by
Earl Bamber
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Nico Menzel
Preceded by
Nico Menzel
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Champion

2017 - 2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent