Dennis Olsen (racing driver)
|Born||14 April 1996|
|Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 career|
|Current team||Manor MP Motorsport|
|Former teams||Prema Powerteam|
|Best finish||2nd in 2014|
|Formula Masters China|
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Toyota Racing Series
|2017||Porsche Carrera Cup Germany|
Born in Våler, Norway, Olsen began Karting in his native Norway aged six. After winning numerous junior titles, he stepped up to the KF3 class in 2009, winning the Norwegian title. He retained his title in 2010, a year which also saw him finish second in the Junior Monaco Kart Cup and third in the German Junior Karting Championship. In 2011, Olsen won his third consecutive Norwegian KF3 title, the German KF3 championship and the WSK Cup Final KF2 titles. For his final year of karting in 2012, he successfully defended his WSK Cup Final KF2 title and also won the prestigious German KF1 karting championship.
Toyota Racing SeriesEdit
Olsen began his single-seater career in early 2013, racing in the New Zealand-based Toyota Racing Series, becoming the first Norwegian driver to enter the series. He finished the championship in thirteenth place, scoring a best race result of fifth in the final round of the series at Manfeild.
Formula Renault 2.0Edit
Olsen's main racing program for 2013 was in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championship, racing for German team Josef Kaufmann Racing. He finished third in the standings, behind the British Fortec Motorsports pairing of Jack Aitken and Matt Parry after taking three podium finishes. He also recorded a Pole position for the final race of the season at Zandvoort, but the race was cancelled due to heavy rain. He also contested a one-off round of the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps season at Spa-Francorchamps with the AV Formula team.
For 2014, Olsen graduated to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship with Prema Powerteam. He finished second in the standings, behind champion Nyck de Vries, after taking three podium places including race wins at Spa-Francorchamps and the Nürburgring. At the final round of the season in Jerez, he finished second in the first race, a result that initially earned him the runner-up spot in the championship, but was later disqualified for a technical infringement. He did, however, secure second in the championship the following day after finishing seventh in the final race of the season.
He also contested a partial campaign in the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps championship with Prema, taking six top ten finishes in the six races he took part in.
† As Olsen was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points. * Season still in progress.
Complete Porsche Supercup resultsEdit
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2016||Lechner MSG Racing Team||CAT||MON
|2017||Walter Lechner Racing Team||CAT
Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit
|2018||Proton Competition||LMGTE||Porsche 911 RSR||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||LEC
‡ Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.
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- Khorounzhiy, Valentin (18 October 2014). "Olsen's exclusion leaves fight for runner-up spot open". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
- Khorounzhiy, Valentin (19 October 2014). "Guest driver George Russell delivers Tech 1's first Eurocup win of 2014". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
- Allen, Peter (9 January 2015). "Runner-up Olsen continues in Eurocup FR2.0, joins Manor MP". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
| Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
| Winner of the Bathurst 12 Hour
With: Matt Campbell & Dirk Werner