Frédéric Vervisch

Frédéric Vervisch (/ˈvɜːrvɪʃ/ VUR-vish;[1] born 10 August 1986 in Kortrijk) is a Belgian racing driver who currently races in the Blancpain GT Series.

Frédéric Vervisch
Vervischkampioen.JPG
Celebrating the 2008 German F3 title
NationalityBelgium Belgian
Born (1986-08-10) 10 August 1986 (age 34)
Kortrijk, Belgium
Superleague Formula career
Debut season2010
Current teamLuxembourg
Car number5
Former teamsLiverpool FC
Starts12
Wins2
Poles0
Fastest laps3
Previous series
2010
2009
200708
2007–08
2006
2005
2004
Italian F3
Atlantic Championship
German F3
Asian F3
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula Renault 3.5
Formula Three French Cup
Championship titles
2008
2007–08
German F3 Champion
Asian F3 Champion
Awards
2009Atlantic Championship
Rookie of the Year

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

A winner of numerous karting championships, Vervisch moved to auto racing in 2003 making a single start in the Formula Three French Cup and immediately won upon his debut. Following that initial success, he participated in the entire 2004 Formula Three French Cup championship and finished runner-up.

Formula RenaultEdit

In 2005 Vervisch moved to the Formula Renault 3.5 series, participating with GD Racing in 4 rounds with a best result of 12th in Zolder in a race won by Robert Kubica. The season ended after round 4 in Le Mans when it became clear that his sponsor Kizz-Me was not fulfilling its financial obligations,[2] a fraud that the same company committed again against a WRC driver and his team in 2006.[3]

In 2006 the 19-year-old Vervisch took a step back and competed full-time in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with SL Formula Racing, finishing 9th in points and scoring a season-best 5th place at the Anderstorp round.

Formula ThreeEdit

In 2007 Vervisch graduated to F3 and raced with JB Motorsport in the German F3 Championship. He made a remarkable debut and finished runner-up to Carlo van Dam with 4 race wins and 11 podium finishes.

That winter, lured by the F1 test with Force India as prize for the champion,[4] Vervisch participated with Team Goddard in the Asian F3 Championship with only one goal: winning the championship. He did so while scoring an overwhelming 11 race wins on circuits such as Sepang and Zhuhai.[5] However, due to changes in F1 testing rules, the F1 test drive with Force India could not take place.[6]

In 2008 Vervisch returned to the German F3 Championship, this time with Swiss Racing Team. Again, the goal was clear and simple: winning the championship. Halfway the season Vervisch switched to Jo Zeller Racing and eventually clinched the title by winning 5 of the 6 remaining races, which brought his total season tally to 7 race wins.[7]

In 2010 Vervisch decided to go back to Europe and race with RC Motorsport in the Italian F3 Championship.[8] He scored a season-best 3rd-place finish at Imola but left the championship at the next round in Mugello after having suffered 2 engine failures before even the start of the first race, and the subsequent team decision to withdraw from the race.[9]

Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

In 2009 after having won the 2008 German F3 title, Vervisch moved to the United States where he competed in the Atlantic Championship for Genoa Racing.[10] He finished 4th in the championship standings with four podium finishes and grabbed the Rookie of the Year title.[11]

Superleague FormulaEdit

On 4–5 September 2010, Vervisch made his debut in Superleague Formula after receiving an invitation by Atech-Reid to drive the Liverpool FC car at the Adria round. His debut didn't go unnoticed as he overtook former F1 driver Robert Doornbos and teammate Yelmer Buurman in bold fashion on his way to securing a slot in the Superleague Formula Super Final.[12] Vervisch continued his successful series debut at the next round in Portimão where he was crowned the overall weekend winner in the Super Final.[13][14] He took his pace to the inaugural Superleague Formula China rounds in Ordos where he first suffered an engine failure in race 1 but then recovered with a victory in race 2[15][16] and in the streets of Beijing where Vervisch scored a double podium finish – in race 1 and then the overall 3rd spot for the weekend.[17][18][19] At the final round of the Superleague Formula season in Navarra Vervisch didn't reach the finish line due to mechanical failures in both races.[20]

Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring (VLN)Edit

On 20-23 June 2019, Verschisch took one of the biggest victories in his career by winning the 24 hours of the Nürburgring, part of the VLN championship, driving for Phoenix Racing in the Audi R8 LMS (GT3) with teammates Dries Vanthoor (BEL), Pierre Kaffer (CH) and Frank Stippler (DEU). [21]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 French Formula 3 Cup JMP Racing 1 1 ? ? 1 ? ?
2004 French Formula 3 Cup JMP Racing 6 4 ? ? 5 139 2nd
2005 Formula Renault 3.5 Series GD Racing 7 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC SL Formula Racing 16 0 0 1 0 152 9th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 42nd
2007 German Formula 3 Championship JB Motorsport 18 4 1 7 11 127 2nd
Formula Renault 3.5 Series GD Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 30th
V de V Challenge Sprint – Proto JMP Racing 2 0 0 0 2 73.5 12th
2007–08 Asian Formula 3 Championship Team Goddard 18 11 10 15 17 322 1st
2008 German Formula 3 Championship Swiss Racing Team 10 2 0 1 5 120 1st
Jo Zeller Racing 6 5 4 5 5
Formula 3 Euro Series RC Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
2009 Atlantic Championship Genoa Racing 12 0 0 0 4 131 4th
2010 Italian Formula 3 Championship RC Motorsport 7 0 0 0 1 20 14th
Superleague Formula Liverpool FC 12 2 0 3 3 439 ‡ 10th ‡
2011 Superleague Formula Luxembourg 5 1 0 1 3 134 3rd
2013 FIA GT Series Boutsen Ginion Racing 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Blancpain Endurance Series – Pro-Am 4 1 0 0 1 40 8th
2014 Blancpain Sprint Series Boutsen Ginion Racing 2 0 0 0 0 8 24th
Blancpain Endurance Series – Pro-Am 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 Blancpain Sprint Series Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 2 0 0 0 2 21 19th
Blancpain Endurance Series ISR 5 0 0 0 0 18 15th
Stock Car Brasil Cavaleiro Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
2016 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 10 1 0 1 3 58 5th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 5 0 0 0 2 45 8th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 1 0 0 0 0 8 17th
ADAC GT Masters Montaplast by Land-Motorsport 8 0 0 0 0 24 28th
European Le Mans Series Eurasia Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 10 25th
V de V Challenge Endurance – GT WRT 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2016–17 Asian Le Mans Series DH Racing 1 0 0 1 0 12 13th
2017 TCR International Series Comtoyou Racing 16 0 1 1 1 84 10th
TCR BeNeLux Touring Car Championship 3 0 0 0 1 33 27th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 1 0 0 0 0 10 11th
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Audi Sport Team WRT 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 2 0 0 0 0 20 17th
GRT Grasser Racing Team 1 0 0 0 0
2018 World Touring Car Cup Audi Sport Team Comtoyou 30 1 0 1 7 228 9th
ADAC GT Masters Aust Motorsport 11 0 0 0 0 4 39th
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 2 1 1 0 1 25 10th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 0 18 25th
Audi Sport Team Saintéloc 1 0 0 0 0
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 3 1 1 1 1 37 7th
Michelin Le Mans Cup – GT3 Spirit of Race 2 0 0 1 0 12 10th
China Formula 4 Championship Freely Racing Team 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2019 World Touring Car Cup Comtoyou Team Audi Sport 30 1 1 4 5 194 12th
Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe Phoenix Racing 10 0 0 0 0 11 16th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 5 1 0 0 2 53 5th
ADAC GT Masters BWT Mücke Motorsport 6 0 0 0 0 16 28th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Audi Sport Team Saintéloc 1 0 0 0 0 12 19th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – GTD WRT Speedstar Audi Sport 1 0 0 0 1 30 47th
2020 GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup Attempto Racing 8 1 0 0 1 30.5 10th
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup 4 0 1 1 1 26 12th
ADAC GT Masters Team WRT 4 0 0 0 0 11 35th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Audi 3 0 0 0 2 36 4th
2021 World Touring Car Cup Comtoyou Team Audi Sport 2 0 0 0 0 1 18th*
GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup Saintéloc Racing 2 0 0 0 0 4.5 8th*
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 0 2 9th*

Team standings As Vervisch was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points. * Season still in progress.

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
2005 GD Racing ZOL
1

19
ZOL
1

12
MON
1

Ret
VAL
1

19
VAL
2

17
LMS
1

Ret
LMS
2

20
BIL
1
BIL
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
DON
1
DON
2
EST
1
EST
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
30th 0
2007 GD Racing MNZ
1
MNZ
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
MON
1
HUN
1
HUN
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
DON
1
DON
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
EST
1

14
EST
2

Ret
CAT
1

21
CAT
2

12
30th 0

Atlantic Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Team SEB MIL NJ1 NJ2 LRP ACC1 ACC2 MID CTR MOS ATL LAG Position Points
2009 Genoa Racing 2 3 7 3 6 4 4 5 9 3 6 3 4th 131

† Vervisch finished the season as Rookie of the Year[11]

Superleague Formula resultsEdit

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

Year Team Operator ADR POR ORD BEI NAV
R1 R2 S R1 R2 S R1 R2 S R1 R2 S R1 R2 S
2010 Liverpool FC Atech-Reid 7 5 6 4 6 1 Ret 1 X 3 7 C † 16 Ret X

NOTE – R2 starts
with reverse grid
S = Super Final † The Super Final at the Beijing round was cancelled but Vervisch was classified as 3rd overall[18]

Complete GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup resultsEdit

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 Boutsen Ginion McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Pro NOG
QR
NOG
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
BAK
QR

7
BAK
CR

6
24th 8
2015 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra Pro NOG
QR
NOG
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
MOS
QR
MOS
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
MIS
QR
MIS
CR
ZAN
QR

2
ZAN
CR

3
19th 21
2016 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS Pro MIS
QR

3
MIS
CR

1
BRH
QR

5
BRH
CR

15
NÜR
QR

24
NÜR
CR

7
HUN
QR

3
HUN
CR

8
CAT
QR

13
CAT
CR

4
5th 58
2017 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS Pro MIS
QR
MIS
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
HUN
QR
HUN
CR
NÜR
QR

14
NÜR
CR

16
NC 0
2018 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS Pro ZOL
1
ZOL
2
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

1
MIS
1
MIS
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
10th 25
2019 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS Pro BRH
1

8
BRH
2

12
MIS
1

10
MIS
2

5
ZAN
1

8
ZAN
2

10
NÜR
1

13
NÜR
2

25
HUN
1

18
HUN
2

20
16th 11
2020 Attempto Racing Audi R8 LMS Evo Pro MIS
1

6
MIS
2

17
MIS
3

16
MAG
1

4
MAG
2

Ret
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
CAT
1

8
CAT
2

1
CAT
3

16
10th 30.5
2021 Saintéloc Racing Audi R8 LMS Evo Pro MAG
1

26
MAG
2

6
ZAN
1

ZAN
2

MIS
1

MIS
2

BRH
1

BRH
2

VAL
1

VAL
2

8th* 4.5*

* Season still in progress.

Complete TCR International Series resultsEdit

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2017 Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR RIM
1
RIM
2
BHR
1
BHR
2
SPA
1

5
SPA
2

6
MNZ
1

5
MNZ
2

3
SAL
1

10
SAL
2

Ret
HUN
1

Ret
HUN
2

20†
OSC
1

10
OSC
2

6
CHA
1

11
CHA
2

14
ZHE
1

6
ZHE
2

Ret
DUB
1

12
DUB
2

4
10th 84

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

Complete World Touring Car Cup resultsEdit

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

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 DC Points
2018 Audi Sport Team Comtoyou Audi RS 3 LMS TCR MAR
1

Ret
MAR
2

Ret
MAR
3

Ret
HUN
1

13
HUN
2

17
HUN
3

18
GER
1

Ret
GER
2

3
GER
3

2
NED
1

Ret
NED
2

9
NED
3

3
POR
1

10
POR
2

17
POR
3

6
SVK
1

Ret
SVK
2

7
SVK
3

3
CHN
1

3
CHN
2

6
CHN
3

4
WUH
1

4
WUH
2

6
WUH
3

2
JPN
1

9
JPN
2

11
JPN
3

7
MAC
1

12
MAC
2

1
MAC
3

13
9th 228
2019 Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS TCR MAR
1

17
MAR
2

9
MAR
3

2
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

15
HUN
3

12
SVK
1

1
SVK
2

Ret
SVK
3

21
NED
1

9
NED
2

21
NED
3

16
GER
1

5
GER
2

2
GER
3

2
POR
1

DSQ
POR
2

12
POR
3

Ret
CHN
1

11
CHN
2

Ret
CHN
3

7
JPN
1

Ret
JPN
2

13
JPN
3

11
MAC
1

7
MAC
2

8
MAC
3

15
MAL
1

Ret
MAL
2

25
MAL
3

3
12th 194
2021 Comtoyou Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS TCR GER
1

15
GER
2

Ret
POR
1

POR
2

ESP
1

ESP
2

ITA
1

ITA
2

HUN
1

HUN
2

KOR
1

KOR
2

CHN
1

CHN
2

MAC
1

MAC
2

18th* 1*

* Season still in progress.

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2019 WRT Speedstar Audi Sport GTD Audi R8 LMS Evo Audi 5.2 L V10 DAY
3
SEB MDO DET WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA PET 47th 30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RaceRoom | Frédéric Vervisch presents the Nordschleife | Esports WTCR OSCARO". Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  2. ^ Vermersch, Gert (14 February 2008). "In drie jaar van flop naar top", 3rd paragraph
  3. ^ De Wilde, Olivier (9 August 2006). "Kizz Me coupe les ailes de Duval"
  4. ^ asianf3.net (24 October 2007) "AF3 Champion to receive test in Force India F1 Car" Archived 30 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ gpupdate.net (31 March 2008). "Asian F3 champ wins test with Force India"
  6. ^ gpupdate.net (7 January 2010). "Vervisch still waiting for Force India test"
  7. ^ formel3.de (24 October 2008). "Retrospect of a champion"
  8. ^ f3italia.it (13 April 2010). "Frédéric Vervisch signs for RC Motorsport"
  9. ^ Borgo, Marco (24 July 2010). "F3 Italia – Mugello, ultim’ora: RC ferma Di Sabatino e Vervisch per problemi ai propulsori"
  10. ^ Eyckmans, Gregory (15 March 2010). “Frederic Vervisch goes USA”
  11. ^ a b Knapp Schilke, Nancy (11 October 2009). "Edwards takes the crown with MRLS victory", last paragraph: "Vervisch already had notched the Rookie of the Year title earning one second place and three 3rd place finishes in 2009."
  12. ^ superleagueformula.com (5 September 2010). "Rigon claims €100,000 as Dolby regains points lead" Archived 8 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine, 14th paragraph: "Vervisch was one of the most entertaining drivers on the grid, passing Doornbos around the outside of turn 1 in what was the move of the weekend and then getting by Buurman too..."
  13. ^ superleagueformula.com (19 September 2010) "Vervisch bags €100,000 as title race takes another twist" Archived 23 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ superleagueformula.com (19 September 2010) "Vervisch nets Liverpool's first Super Final win of 2010"[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ Bradley, Charles (3 October 2010) "Vervisch wins race two for Liverpool"
  16. ^ superleagueformula.com (3 October 2010) "Liverpool score first win of 2010"[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ Bradley, Charles (10 October 2010) "Spur's Dolby wins first Beijing race", 5th paragraph: "...while the star of the race was Liverpool's Frederic Vervisch, who stormed from 15th to third. His pass on Tristan Gommendy (Lyon) at the exit of the controversial final chicane, the layout of which almost caused a drivers' strike this morning following Andy Soucek's huge crash there in qualifying, was the move of the race."
  18. ^ a b superleagueformula.com (10 October 2010) "Parente wins chaotic second race as Super Final cancelled" Archived 15 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine, 3rd paragraph: "...with third going to Frederic Vervisch (Liverpool) who takes home €50,000, a just reward after two superb overtaking-filled performances from the Belgian."
  19. ^ superleagueformula.com (10 October 2010) "Vervisch scoops Super Final podium in Beijing" Archived 15 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ superleagueformula.com (24 October 2010) "Liverpool end season with double disappointment"[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "VLN 24h Nurburgring 2019 official results" (PDF).

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Carlo van Dam
German Formula Three Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Laurens Vanthoor
Preceded by
Dillon Battistini
Asian Formula Three
Champion

2007–2008
Succeeded by
None