Marvin Kirchhöfer

Marvin Kirchhöfer (born 19 March 1994) is a German racing driver.

Marvin Kirchhöfer
Marvin Kirchhoefer 2012.jpg
Kirchhöfer in 2012.
NationalityGermany German
Born (1994-03-19) 19 March 1994 (age 25)
Leipzig, Germany
GP2 Series career
Debut season2016
Current teamCarlin
Car number19
Starts20
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish17th in 2016
Previous series
2014-15
2013
2012
GP3 Series
German Formula Three
ADAC Formel Masters
Championship titles
2013
2012
German Formula Three
ADAC Formel Masters

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Born in Leipzig, Saxony, Kirchhöfer began karting in 1999 and raced mainly in his native Germany, working his way up from the junior ranks (Bambini-B) to progress through to the KF2 category by 2010. In 2011 he won the German Kart Championship (KF1), winning all five final races.[1]

 
Marvin Kirchhöfer during practice at Oschersleben 2012

ADAC Formel Masters - 2012Edit

2012 saw his debut in the ADAC Formel Masters championship with Lotus.[2] He was able to win the first race in Oschersleben[3] and scored two wins from pole position at the following race weekend in Zandvoort.[4] He finished the season with a perfect round at the Hockenheim with 2 poles, 3 fastest laps and 3 wins in the 3 races. This meant he won the championship in his debut year with 9 wins and 329 points.

German Formula 3 - 2013Edit

In 2013 Kirchhöfer debuted in the German Formula 3 Championship. He dominated the series taking 25 podiums in 26 races, including 13 wins. He finished on 511 points with second place, team-mate Artem Markelov, on less than 350. His only non podium finish was a 4th place in the 2nd race of the year. He also set the fastest race lap in 17 of the races. His team Lotus won the team's championship while Kirchhöfer won the rookie cup with only 4 races not finishing as the best rookie.

GP3 SeriesEdit

In 2014, Kirchhöfer debuted in the series with ART Grand Prix. He remained with the team for two seasons, finishing with two consecutive third places and accumulating six wins and fifteen podiums.

GP2 SeriesEdit

In March 2016, it was announced Kirchhöfer would graduate to GP2 with Carlin.[5]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points Position
2012 ADAC Formel Masters Lotus 23 9 7 8 16 329 1st
2013 German Formula 3 Championship Lotus 26 13 13 17 25 511 1st
2014 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 16 1 2 4 7 161 3rd
British Formula 3 Championship Fortec Motorsports 3 2 0 2 3 54 8th
2015 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 18 5 1 1 8 200 3rd
2016 GP2 Series Carlin 20 0 0 0 1 21 17th
2017 ADAC GT Masters Mercedes-AMG Team HTP Motorsport 13 0 0 0 2 60 15th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Black Falcon 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Pro-Am 2 1 0 0 1 47 7th
Intercontinental GT Challenge Mercedes-AMG 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2018 ADAC GT Masters Callaway Competition 14 3 2 2 5 123 3rd
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup R-Motorsport 5 0 1 0 0 13 32nd
2019 ADAC GT Masters Callaway Competition 12 3 1 2 3 105 8th
Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe R-Motorsport 10 1 0 1 1 39.5 8th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 4 0 0 1 1 38 6th

Complete GP3 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 Pos Points
2014 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

5
CAT
SPR

5
RBR
FEA

5
RBR
SPR

DNS
SIL
FEA

3
SIL
SPR

4
HOC
FEA

1
HOC
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

11
HUN
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

DNS
SPA
SPR

17
MNZ
FEA

3
MNZ
SPR

3
SOC
FEA

2
SOC
SPR

3
YMC
FEA

2
YMC
SPR

11
3rd 161
2015 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

5
CAT
SPR

1
RBR
FEA

6
RBR
SPR

2
SIL
FEA

1
SIL
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

5
SPA
FEA

3
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

4
MNZ
SPR

1
SOC
FEA

9
SOC
SPR

7
BHR
FEA

1
BHR
SPR

6
YMC
FEA

1
YMC
SPR

7
3rd 200

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 DC Points
2016 Carlin CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

15
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

2
BAK
FEA

Ret
BAK
SPR

10
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

19
SIL
FEA

12
SIL
SPR

8
HUN
FEA

14
HUN
SPR

13
HOC
FEA

10
HOC
SPR

14
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

14
MNZ
FEA

18
MNZ
SPR

8
SEP
FEA

15
SEP
SPR

11
YMC
FEA
YMC
SPR
17th 21

Complete Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe resultsEdit

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2019 R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 Pro BRH
1

7
BRH
2

5
MIS
1

4
MIS
2

13
ZAN
1

7
ZAN
2

18
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

1
HUN
1

10
HUN
2

19
8th 39.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Erfolge" (in German). cmv-sportmedia.de. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Kirchhöfer is official Lotus junior driver" (in German). cmv-sportmedia.de. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Kirchhöfer wins first race" (in German). adac-formel-masters.de. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Kirchhöfer wins second race in Zandvoort" (in German). adac-formel-masters.de. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Marvin Kirchhofer joins 2016 GP2 grid with Carlin". 8 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Pascal Wehrlein
ADAC Formel Masters
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
Alessio Picariello
Preceded by
Jimmy Eriksson
German Formula Three
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Markus Pommer