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Dennis Olsen (racing driver)

Dennis Olsen (born 14 April 1996) is a Norwegian racing driver. He is currently a member of the Red Bull Racing Simulator Development Program.[1]

Dennis Olsen
NationalityNorway Norwegian
Born (1996-04-14) 14 April 1996 (age 22)
Våler, Norway
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 career
Debut season2014
Current teamManor MP Motorsport
Car no.17
Former teamsPrema Powerteam
Starts31
Wins3
Poles3
Fastest laps3
Best finish2nd in 2014
Previous series
2015
20132014
2013, 2015
2013
Formula Masters China
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Toyota Racing Series
Championship titles
2017Porsche Carrera Cup Germany

Contents

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Born in Våler, Norway,[2] Olsen began Karting in his native Norway aged six.[1] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5] He finished third in the standings, behind the British Fortec Motorsports pairing of Jack Aitken and Matt Parry after taking three podium finishes.[6] He also recorded a Pole position for the final race of the season at Zandvoort, but the race was cancelled due to heavy rain.[7] 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.[8] He finished second in the standings, behind champion Nyck de Vries, after taking three podium places including race wins at Spa-Francorchamps[9] and the Nürburgring.[10] 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.[11] He did, however, secure second in the championship the following day after finishing seventh in the final race of the season.[12]

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.

Olsen will remain in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 for a second season in 2015, switching to Manor MP Motorsport.[13]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Josef Kaufmann Racing 16 0 1 0 3 211 3rd
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps AV Formula 2 0 0 0 0 0 37th
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 0 0 0 0 410 13th
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Prema Powerteam 14 2 2 3 3 124 2nd
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2015 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Manor MP Motorsport 17 1 1 0 3 101 8th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 6 0 0 0 1 98 14th
Formula Masters China Absolute Racing 3 0 0 0 1 17 16th
Masters of Formula 3 Threebond with T-Sport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 11th
2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Lechner Huber Racing 16 0 0 0 6 218 3rd
Porsche GT3 Middle East Championship Walter Lechner Racing 2 0 0 0 1 40 17th
Porsche Supercup Lechner MSG Racing Team 1 0 0 0 0 10 18th
MRS GT-Racing 1 0 0 0 0
2017 Porsche Supercup Walter Lechner Racing Team 11 3 4 3 9 186 2nd
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Konrad Motorsport 14 6 2 5 12 273 1st
2018 European Le Mans Series - LMGTE Proton Competition 5 1 1 0 1 65 6th

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

Complete Porsche Supercup 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 Pos. Pts
2016 Lechner MSG Racing Team CAT MON
11
RBR SIL 18th 10
MRS GT-Racing HUN
6
HOC SPA MNZ USA USA
2017 Walter Lechner Racing Team CAT
2
CAT
2
MON
3
RBR
5
SIL
1
HUN
2
SPA
1
SPA
1
MNZ
5
MEX
3
MEX
3
2nd 186

Complete European Le Mans Series resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2018 Proton Competition LMGTE Porsche 911 RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 LEC
5
MNZ RBR
4
SIL
4
SPA
5‡
ALG
1
6th 65

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Svingen, Marius (10 April 2013). "About Dennis Olsen". dennisolsen.no. HNP Event. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Dennis Olsen Driver's Profile". pressracing.com. Press Racing Ltd. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Karting details – the karting career of Dennis Olsen". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Toyota Racing Series New Zealand 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup". jk-racing.de. Josef Kaufmann Racing. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  7. ^ Allen, Peter (16 July 2014). "The Eurocup's latest star: Dennis Olsen". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  8. ^ Allen, Peter (12 February 2014). "Bonifacio, Olsen and Villemi to race for Prema in Eurocup". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  9. ^ Musker, Ant (31 May 2014). "Maiden win for Eurocup rookie Dennis Olsen at Spa". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  10. ^ Musker, Ant (13 July 2014). "Dennis Olsen mounts title assault with race two victory at the Nurburgring". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  11. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (18 October 2014). "Olsen's exclusion leaves fight for runner-up spot open". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ Allen, Peter (9 January 2015). "Runner-up Olsen continues in Eurocup FR2.0, joins Manor MP". paddockscout.com. Paddock Scout. Retrieved 9 January 2015.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Sven Müller
Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Champion

2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent