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Daniël de Jong (born 9 July 1992) is a professional racing driver from the Netherlands.

Daniël de Jong
Daniël de Jong.JPG
Daniël de Jong at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Born (1992-07-09) 9 July 1992 (age 27)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
GP2 Series career
Debut season2012
Current teamMP Motorsport
Car no.23
Former teamsTrident, Rapax
Starts90
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish21st in 2016
Previous series
201113
2011
200910
200810
2008
2008
2008
2005–06,
2009–10
Auto GP
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Finnish Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Dutch Winter
Endurance Series

Contents

CareerEdit

Formula Renault 2.0Edit

After a lengthy karting career in his native Holland and a brief stint in the Dutch Winter Endurance Series, de Jong made his single–seater debut in 2008 in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC), finishing the season 13th overall. He also contested two races in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ series, taking two pole positions and a race victory to finish the season in 8th place,[1] and a single round of the Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup at Spa–Francorchamps.

In 2009, de Jong took part in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championships with MP Motorsport. In the Eurocup, he took a single points–finish at the Hungaroring to be classified in 25th place, whilst in the NEC series he took podium places at the Nürburgring and Spa–Francorchamps to finish 9th, despite missing the third round of the season at Alastaro.[2]

2010 saw de Jong remain in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series for a second season. After finishing second to Kevin Korjus in the first race of the season at Motorland Aragón,[3] he finished in the points on a further eight occasions to finish 9th in the standings.[4] He also took part in selected events of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season, taking a race win at the final event of the season at the Nürburgring together with a second–place at Brno earlier in the season. He finished the year 11th in the standings, despite only taking part in six of the 18 races.[5]

Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesEdit

 
Daniël de Jong at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round

In October 2010, de Jong drove a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, testing for Draco Racing at the first post–season test in Barcelona.[6] A week later he tested for Comtec Racing at Motorland Aragón and it was announced in February 2011 that he had signed to race for the team in the 2011 season, partnering British Formula 3 graduate Daniel McKenzie.[7]

Auto GPEdit

Alongside his Formula Renault 3.5 commitments, de Jong will also contest the Auto GP season in 2011, driving for his long–time Formula Renault 2.0 team MP Motorsport.[8] He remains with the team (now in a partnership with Manor Motorsport) for the 2012 season.

GP2 SeriesEdit

In 2012, de Jong made his GP2 Series debut at the Valencia Street Circuit, driving for the Rapax team. He also drove for the team at Silverstone, and will also do so at the Hungaroring and at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.[9] He is the third Dutchman in the championship, alongside Giedo van der Garde and Nigel Melker. He missed the round at Hockenheim due to his Auto GP commitments,[10] but returned to action in the next round at the Hungaroring.[11] He was then replaced by Stefano Coletti for the round at Monza.[12]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005–06 Dutch Winter Endurance Series ? ? 0 ? ? ? ? 227th
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC MP Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 119 13th
Formula Renault 2.0 Finland All races accounted for in the NEZ championship
Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ ? 2 1 2 0 2 46 8th
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC MP Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2009 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 MP Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 3 25th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 14 0 0 0 2 164 9th
2009–10 Dutch Winter Endurance Series De Heus by Bas Koeten 1 0 0 0 0 10 100th
2010 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 MP Motorsport 16 0 0 0 1 48 9th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 6 1 2 3 2 105 11th
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Comtec Racing 17 0 0 0 0 2 29th
Auto GP MP Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 19 14th
2012 Auto GP World Series Manor MP Motorsport 16 0 0 3 3 104 5th
GP2 Series Rapax 8 0 0 0 0 0 26th
2013 Auto GP Manor MP Motorsport 13 0 0 0 2 77 7th
GP2 Series MP Motorsport 22 0 0 0 0 3 24th
2014 GP2 Series MP Motorsport 22 0 0 0 0 2 28th
2015 GP2 Series MP Motorsport 13 0 0 0 0 1 23rd
Trident 3 0 0 0 0
2016 GP2 Series MP Motorsport 22 0 0 0 0 6 21st

As de Jong was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 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 DC Points
2011 Comtec Racing ALC
1

19
ALC
2

15
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

Ret
MNZ
1

14
MNZ
2

14
MON
1

19
NÜR
1

16
NÜR
2

19
HUN
1

16
HUN
2

18
SIL
1

18
SIL
2

Ret
LEC
1

20
LEC
2

12
CAT
1

16
CAT
2

9
29th 2

Complete Auto GP 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 Pos Points
2011 MP Motorsport MNZ
1
MNZ
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
BRN
1
BRN
2
DON
1

6
DON
2

8
OSC
1

6
OSC
2

7
VAL
1

13
VAL
2

11
MUG
1
MUG
2
14th 19
2012 Manor MP Motorsport MNZ
1

3
MNZ
2

Ret
VAL
1

4
VAL
2

4
MAR
1

7
MAR
2

Ret
HUN
1

11
HUN
2

12
ALG
1

7
ALG
2

7
CUR
1

4
CUR
2

3
SON
1

2
SON
2

6
5th 104
2013 Manor MP Motorsport MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MAR
1

2
MAR
2

Ret
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

7
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

6
MUG
1

DNS
MUG
2

7
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

3
DON
1

6
DON
2

13
BRN
2

9
BRN
2

8
7th 77

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 23 24 DC Points
2012 Rapax Team SEP
FEA
SEP
SPR
BHR1
FEA
BHR1
SPR
BHR2
FEA
BHR2
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
VAL
FEA

16
VAL
SPR

9
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

13
HOC
FEA
HOC
SPR
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

19
SPA
FEA

13
SPA
SPR

11
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
MRN
FEA
MRN
SPR
26th 0
2013 MP Motorsport SEP
FEA

Ret
SEP
SPR

14
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

19
CAT
FEA

16
CAT
SPR

18
MON
FEA

10
MON
SPR

9
SIL
FEA

22
SIL
SPR

18
NÜR
FEA

15
NÜR
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

12
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

17
MNZ
FEA

11
MNZ
SPR

19
MRN
FEA

17
MRN
SPR

7
YMC
FEA

19†
YMC
SPR

17
24th 3
2014 MP Motorsport BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

11
CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

19
MON
FEA

11
MON
SPR

Ret
RBR
FEA

19
RBR
SPR

21
SIL
FEA

19
SIL
SPR

14
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

14
HUN
SPR

18
SPA
FEA

10
SPA
SPR

13
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

9
SOC
FEA

14
SOC
SPR

19
YMC
FEA

10
YMC
SPR

Ret
28th 2
2015 MP Motorsport BHR
FEA

18
BHR
SPR

13
CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

9
MON
FEA

12
MON
SPR

12
RBR
FEA

21
RBR
SPR

12
SIL
FEA

11
SIL
SPR

26†
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

DNS
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
23rd 1
Trident BHR
FEA

19
BHR
SPR

14
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

C
2016 MP Motorsport CAT
FEA

14
CAT
SPR

17
MON
FEA

9
MON
SPR

11
BAK
FEA

8
BAK
SPR

14
RBR
FEA

14
RBR
SPR

20
SIL
FEA

19
SIL
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

15
HUN
SPR

11
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

16
SPA
FEA

17
SPA
SPR

17
MNZ
FEA

17
MNZ
SPR

19
SEP
FEA

17
SEP
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

14
YMC
SPR

Ret
21st 6

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Kevin Korjus takes first win". renault-sport.com. Renault Sport. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2010". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2010". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Negrao and De Jong today with Draco in the collective test in Barcelona". dracoracing.com. Draco Racing. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  7. ^ Wilkinson, Andy (22 February 2011). "Comtec sign McKenzie and de Jong for FR 3.5 Series". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  8. ^ "MP Motorsport and De Jong join Auto GP". AutoGP.org. Auto GP. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Daniel de Jong makes GP2 debut with Rapax". daniel-dejong.nl. Daniël de Jong. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  10. ^ "Dillmann returns; debut for Sergio Canamasas". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  11. ^ "Tom Dillmann absent à Budapest". news.sportauto.fr (in French). Sportauto. 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  12. ^ Freeman, Glenn (2012-09-06). "Jake Rosenzweig replaces Josef Kral at Addax for Monza". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2012-09-10.

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