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MP Motorsport were founded in 1995. The squad competed in local Benelux and Dutch Formula Ford championships.[1]

In 2003, team joined Formula Renault 2.0 series, competing in Eurocup and Benelux championships. In 2008 MP Motorsport entered the EUROCUP Formula Renault 2.0 series and made an immediate impact when Paul Meijer won at the teams debut in the Series at Spa Francorchamps

In 2011, MP Motorsport graduated to Auto GP.[11] For the next year team joined forces with Manor Competition in Auto GP World Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup.[12]

MP Motorsport joined GP2 Series in 2013, replacing Scuderia Coloni.[13] 2012 Auto GP World Series champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs signed with the team alongside Daniël de Jong, who raced for Manor MP Motorsport in the Auto GP World Series and Rapax in the GP2 Series throughout the 2012 season.[14][15] MP achieved their first podium at the GP2 sprint race in Monaco, with Quaife-Hobbs finishing second behind race winner Stefano Coletti from Rapax.[16]

 
Daniël de Jong, driving for MP Motorsport during GP2 Series race at Silverstone in 2014

The team took their first GP2 victory in 2014, when Marco Sorensen won the sprint race in Sochi despite a late challenge from both Stoffel Vandoorne and Felipe Nasr.[17]

After an uneventful 2015 season (with the exception of a podium from Sergio Canamasas in the Monaco feature race), the team achieved its highest points scoring place in the constructor's championship in the 2016 season, mostly from the performances of Oliver Rowland. The team also partook in the SMP F4 and Spanish F4 championships, with Red Bull Junior Richard Verschoor claiming both titles with the team and Jarno Opmeer finishing SMP F4 vice-champion.

In November 2016, it was announced MP would go into the 2017 season with Sérgio Sette Câmara.[18] In February 2017, Jordan King joined the team.[19] In 2017, MP also made its return to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship, fielding Verschoor, Opmeer and new Red Bull Junior Neil Verhagen.[20] For the SMP F4 Championship, MP signed Tristan Charpentier, Lukas Dunner, Bent Viscaal and Renault Sport Academy driver Christian Lundgaard, with Lundgaard claiming the title at the Moscow Raceway.[21][22] The team also contested the Spanish F4 Championship with Lundgaard, Dunner, Viscaal and other Renault junior Marta García.[23][24]

The team remained in Formula 2, signing Ralph Boschung and Roberto Merhi as their drivers.[25][26] In 2018, the team expanded to the GP3 Series, replacing DAMS.[27] For the inaugural campaign they signed with Dorian Boccolacci and Niko Kari.[28][29] They were accompanied by Will Palmer in the first round.[30] Max Defourny, Christian Lundgaard and Alex Peroni will join the squad in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0.[31][32][33] Isac Blomqvist, Amaury Cordeel and Patrick Schott represented the team in the 2018 SMP F4 Championship and 2018 F4 Spanish Championship, with Cordeel claiming the latter title.[34][35]

In 2019, the team signed Cordeel, Lorenzo Colombo and Renault junior Victor Martins for their Formula Renault Eurocup campaign and stayed on in the newly rebranded FIA Formula 3 Championship, fielding Richard Verschoor, Simo Laaksonen and Red Bull Junior Liam Lawson.[6][5][7][2][4][3] For the Spanish F4 Championship, MP signed championship returnee Rafael Villanueva, Jr. and acquired karting graduate Nicolas Baert, UAE F4 race winner Tijmen van der Helm and KNAF-backed racer Glenn van Berlo.[8][10][9] In the FIA Formula 2 Championship, the team will field Jordan King and Mahaveer Raghunathan.

Current series resultsEdit

FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2017 Dallara GP2/11-Mecachrome   Jordan King 22 0 0 0 0 62 11th 7th
  Sérgio Sette Câmara 22 1 0 0 2 47 12th
2018 Dallara F2 2018-Mecachrome   Roberto Merhi 16 0 0 0 1 61 12th 8th
  Ralph Boschung 20 0 0 0 0 17 18th
  Dorian Boccolacci 8 0 0 0 0 3 21st
  Niko Kari 4 0 0 0 0 0 24th
2019 Dallara F2 2018-Mecachrome   Jordan King 18 0 0 0 2 79 8th 6th
  Mahaveer Raghunathan 18 0 0 0 0 1 20th
  Artem Markelov 2 0 0 0 0 16 15th
  Patricio O'Ward 2 0 0 0 0 0 25th

FIA Formula 3 ChampionshipEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2019 Dallara F3 2019-Mecachrome   Liam Lawson 16 0 0 0 2 41 11th 6th
  Richard Verschoor 16 0 0 1 0 34 13rd
  Simo Laaksonen 16 0 0 0 0 2 23rd

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0Edit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2008 TatuusRenault   Paul Meijer 6 1 0 0 1 21 11th 10th
  Nick Catsburg 2 0 0 0 0 0 41st
  Mateusz Adamski 2 0 0 0 0 0 51st
2009 TatuusRenault   Nigel Melker 10 0 0 0 0 5 23rd 10th
  Daniël de Jong 14 0 0 0 0 3 25th
  Karl-Oscar Liiv 8 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
  Adam Christodoulou 2 0 0 0 0 0 38th
2010 TatuusRenault   Daniël de Jong 16 0 0 0 1 48 9th 5th
  Karl-Oscar Liiv 12 0 0 0 0 22 14th
  Kalle Kulmanen 16 0 0 0 0 3 22nd
2011 TatuusRenault   Karl-Oscar Liiv 14 0 0 0 0 12 17th 10th
  Kevin Kleveros 12 0 0 0 0 1 22nd
  Johannes Moor 14 0 0 0 0 0 27th
  Aleksey Chuklin 6 0 0 0 0 0 45th
2012 TatuusRenault   Jordan King 14 0 0 0 1 31 13th 8th
  Steijn Schothorst 12 0 0 0 0 12 22nd
  Meindert van Buuren 12 0 0 0 0 0 32nd
  Johan Jokinen 4 0 0 0 0 0 35th
  Tanart Sathienthirakul 4 0 0 0 0 0 42nd
  Kevin Kleveros 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2013 TatuusRenault   Oliver Rowland 14 3 2 2 8 179 2nd 4th
  Melville McKee 2 0 0 0 0 0 26th
  Javier Merlo 8 0 0 0 0 0 30th
  Léo Roussel 14 0 0 0 0 0 32nd
  Gregor Ramsay 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Jack Aitken 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 TatuusRenault   Andrea Pizzitola 14 2 2 0 3 108 4th 6th
  Steijn Schothorst 14 0 0 0 0 24 17th
  Julio Moreno 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2015 TatuusRenault   Dennis Olsen 17 1 1 0 2 101 8th 4th
  Ignazio D'Agosto 17 0 0 1 3 94 9th
  Valentin Hasse-Clot 17 0 0 0 0 2 19th
  Lasse Sørensen 7 0 0 0 0 0 26th
  Bruno Baptista 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC
  Christopher Anthony 4 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2016: "MP Motorsport" did not compete.
2017 TatuusRenault   Richard Verschoor 20 0 0 0 0 54 10th 5th
  Neil Verhagen 20 0 0 0 1 53 11th
  Jarno Opmeer 20 0 0 0 0 15 15th
2018 TatuusRenault   Christian Lundgaard 20 4 4 3 10 258 2nd 2nd
  Alex Peroni 20 1 1 1 2 89 9th
  Max Defourny 8 0 0 0 1 28 14th
  Jarno Opmeer 4 0 0 0 0 0 25th
  Freek Schothorst 8 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2019 TatuusRenault   Victor Martins
  Lorenzo Colombo
  Amaury Cordeel

F4 Spanish ChampionshipEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2016 Tatuus-Abarth   Richard Verschoor 20 18 9 16 387 1st 1st
  Xavier Lloveras 20 1 0 0 178 4th
  Jarno Opmeer 6 0 1 0 80 7th
  Sebastián Fernandez 8 0 0 0 68 8th
  Danny Kroes 9 0 0 0 48 10th
  Juuso Puhakka 9 0 0 0 44 13th
2017 Tatuus-Abarth   Christian Lundgaard 20 7 7 7 330 1st 1st
  Bent Viscaal 20 5 3 8 266 2nd
  Lukas Dunner 20 0 0 0 129 8th
  Marta García 20 0 0 0 70 9th
  Nazim Azman 17 0 0 0 35 11th
2018 Tatuus-Abarth   Patrick Schott 17 0 0 0 119 5th 1st
  Nazim Azman† 14 0 0 0 179 4th
  László Tóth 14 0 0 0 47 11th
  Isac Blomqvist 3 0 2 1 48 10th
  Amaury Cordeel 17 3 6 9 208 1st

† Azman raced with Drivex for the first round, scoring 38 of his 179 points

Former series resultsEdit

GP2 SeriesEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2013 Dallara-Mecachrome   Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 12 0 0 0 56 13th 10th
  Dani Clos 10 0 0 1 25 18th
  Daniël de Jong 22 0 0 0 3 24th
2014 Dallara-Mecachrome   Marco Sørensen 14 1 0 0 47 11th 8th
  Jon Lancaster 2 0 0 0 6 23rd
  Tio Ellinas 6 0 0 0 7 22nd
  Daniël de Jong 22 0 0 0 2 28th
2015 Dallara-Mecachrome   Sergio Canamasas 6 0 0 0 27 15th 11th
  Oliver Rowland 4 0 0 0 3 20th
  René Binder 7 0 0 0 2 22nd
  Daniël de Jong 14 0 0 0 1 23rd
  Nicholas Latifi 7 0 0 0 0 27th
  Meindert van Buuren 1 0 0 0 0 NC
2016 Dallara-Mecachrome   Oliver Rowland 22 0 0 0 107 9th 7th
  Daniël de Jong 22 0 0 0 6 21st

GP3 SeriesEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2018 Dallara-Mecachrome   Dorian Boccolacci 10 1 1 1 58 10th 4th
  Richard Verschoor 8 0 0 0 30 15th
  Niko Kari 14 0 0 0 6 17th
  Devlin DeFrancesco 14 0 0 0 0 21st
  Christian Lundgaard 2 0 0 0 0 23rd
  Will Palmer 2 0 0 0 0 25th
  Jehan Daruvala 2 0 0 0 0 26th

SMP F4 ChampionshipEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C.
2016 Tatuus-Abarth   Richard Verschoor 20 10 10 9 339 1st
  Jarno Opmeer 20 6 3 5 270 2nd
  Danny Kroes 11 0 0 0 32 12th
2017 Tatuus-Abarth   Christian Lundgaard 18 9 7 10 255 1st
  Bent Viscaal 18 1 0 1 153 5th
  Tristan Charpentier 3 0 0 0 4 13th
  Lukas Dunner 15 0 0 0 16 15th
  John Peters 9 0 0 0 4 17th
2018 Tatuus-Abarth   Freek Schothorst 3 0 0 1 36 10th
  Patrick Schott 12 0 0 0 31 12th
  Lázsló Tóth 3 0 0 0 0 21st
  Isac Blomqvist 21 3 1 3 201 3rd
  Amaury Cordeel 12 2 1 2 107 8th

TimelineEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Achievements
Preceded by
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F4 Spanish Teams' Champion
2016-2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent