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Ma Qinghua (simplified Chinese: 马青骅; traditional Chinese: 馬青驊) (born 25 December 1987 in Shanghai) is a Chinese racing driver.

Ma Qinghua
Ma qing hua spafrancorchamps2014.JPG
Nationality Chinese
Born (1987-12-25) 25 December 1987 (age 31)
Shanghai, China
World Touring Car Championship career
Debut season2014
Current teamSébastien Loeb Racing
Car no.30
Former teamsCitroën Total WTCC
Starts36
Wins2
Poles0
Fastest laps2
Best finish4th in 2015
Formula E career
Debut season2015–16
Current teamNIO Formula E Team
Car no.68
Former teamsTecheetah, Team Aguri
Starts9
Championships0
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish19th in 2015–16
Finished last season25th
Previous series
2013
2011–12
2010
2009
2008
2006
2006
2005–06
2005
GP2 Series
CTCC
Superleague Formula
British F3 Championship
Spanish F3 Championship
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
A1 Grand Prix
Italian Formula 3000
Championship titles
2011CTCC 1600cc

Ma became the first Chinese driver to win an FIA World Championship race when he won race two of the 2014 FIA WTCC Race of Russia.[1]

CareerEdit

Ma has competed in such series as Italian Formula 3000 in 2005 and the British Formula 3 Championship. He also raced for A1 Team China at the China round of the 2005–06 A1 Grand Prix season. Driving for Beijing Hyundai, he won the China Touring Car Championship's 1600cc class drivers' title in 2011. Ma was added to HRT F1 driver development programme on 5 April 2012,[2] and made history as the first Chinese-born driver to drive a Formula One car at an FIA-sanctioned event, a milestone described as "heralding an important step for Chinese motorsport".[3][4] Ma also became the first Chinese driver to take part in a Grand Prix weekend when he replaced Narain Karthikeyan in the first Friday practice session of the Italian Grand Prix.[5] He was given three more chances to drive the car in Friday sessions later that year. After HRT collapsed at the end of the 2012 season, Ma moved to Caterham, continuing the role of Friday test driver whilst racing for their GP2 Series team for the season.[6] He made his debut GP2 Series race in 2013 Sepang GP2 Series round. Later in final stint, his lap time dropped to more than 2 minutes in every lap and finished only 21st in featured race, which is the last place in classified drivers. Later he was diagnosed with gastroenteritis leading to extreme dehydration by the medical team on track at Sepang and would not start the sprint race. In 2013 Chinese Grand Prix, he replaced Charles Pic to participate in the Free Practice 1 and became the first Chinese driver to drive in home Grand Prix session, but he was about 1.5 seconds off the pace to his teammate Giedo van der Garde and out of the 107% reference time to the quickest driver in Free Practice 1. Soon after the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix, Caterham team claimed that he would be replaced by Alexander Rossi for the rest of the 2013 season. The team performance looks revived after this replacement. In the 2013 Bahrain GP2 Series round, Alexander Rossi made his debut GP2 Series race and took a podium finish.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Asian Formula Renault Challenge Shangsai FRD Team 4 0 0 0 0 35 16th
Asian Racing Team 2 0 0 0 0
Italian Formula 3000 Team Astromega 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2005–06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team China 2 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Team Astromega 6 0 0 0 0 33 26th
2008 Spanish Formula 3 Championship Team West-Tec 11 0 0 0 0 0 18th
Formula 3 Spain Copa de España 11 0 0 0 2 24 7th
2009 British Formula 3 Championship – National Class Team West-Tec 2 0 0 0 0 10 10th
2010 Superleague Formula Team China 2 0 0 0 0 19 26th
2011 China Touring Car Championship - 1600cc Class Beijing Hyundai 8 3 4 ? ? 116 1st
2012 Formula One HRT Formula 1 Team Test driver
2013 GP2 Series Caterham Racing 1 0 0 0 0  —  —
Formula One Caterham F1 Team Test driver
2014 World Touring Car Championship Citroën Total WTCC 10 1 0 1 2 69 13th
2015 World Touring Car Championship Citroën Total WTCC 24 1 0 1 6 241 4th
2015-16 Formula E Team Aguri 4 0 0 0 0 0 19th
2016–17 Formula E Techeetah 3 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2017 World Touring Car Championship Sébastien Loeb Racing 2 0 0 1 0 0 21st
TCR China Touring Car Championship TeamWork Motorsport 1 0 0 1 1 36 15th
TCR Asia Series 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2017–18 Formula E NIO Formula E Team 2 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2018 World Touring Car Cup Boutsen Ginion Racing 8 0 0 0 0 7 30th
World Rallycross Championship STARD 1 0 0 0 0 0 37th
2019 World Touring Car Cup Team Mulsanne 21 1 0 1 4 128 12th*

As Ma was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
Team point score.
* Season still in progress.

Complete Formula One participationsEdit

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2012 HRT Formula 1 Team HRT F112 Cosworth CA2012 2.4 V8 AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA
TD
SIN
TD
JPN KOR IND ABU
TD
USA
TD
BRA - -
2013 Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT03 Renault RS27-2013 2.4 V8 AUS MAL CHN
TD
BHR ESP MON CAN GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR IND ABU USA BRA - -

Complete World Touring Car Championship 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 DC Points
2014 Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC MAR
1
MAR
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
SVK
1
SVK
2
AUT
1
AUT
2
RUS
1

6
RUS
2

1
BEL
1

11
BEL
2

Ret
ARG
1
ARG
2
BEI
1

15†
BEI
2

12
CHN
1

2
CHN
2

5
JPN
1
JPN
2
MAC
1

8
MAC
2

Ret
13th 69
2015 Citroën Total WTCC Citroën C-Elysée WTCC ARG
1

7
ARG
2

6
MAR
1

2
MAR
2

10
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

9
GER
1

5
GER
2

Ret
RUS
1

5
RUS
2

5
SVK
1

Ret
SVK
2

Ret
FRA
1

4
FRA
2

3
POR
1

6
POR
2

1
JPN
1

4
JPN
2

5
CHN
1

10†
CHN
2

8
THA
1

3
THA
2

2
QAT
1

5
QAT
2

2
4th 241
2017 Sébastien Loeb Racing Citroën C-Elysée WTCC MAR
1
MAR
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
GER
1
GER
2
POR
1
POR
2
ARG
1
ARG
2
CHN
1
CHN
2
JPN
1
JPN
2
MAC
1

14
MAC
2

12
QAT
1
QAT
2
21st 0

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

Complete Formula E 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 Pos Points
2015–16 Team Aguri Spark-Renault SRT 01E BEI PUT PDE BUE MEX LBH PAR
Ret
BER
14
LON
11
LON
12
19th 0
2016–17 Techeetah Spark-Renault Z.E. 16 HKG
Ret
MRK
15
BUE
16
MEX MCO PAR BER BER NYC NYC MTL MTL 25th 0
2017–18 NIO Formula E Team Spark-NextEV NIO Sport 003 HKG HKG MRK SAN MEX PDE ROM PAR
17
BER ZUR NYC NYC
13
23rd 0

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship resultsEdit

(key)

SupercarEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WRX Points
2018 STARD Ford Fiesta BAR POR BEL GBR
23
NOR SWE CAN FRA LAT USA GER RSA 37th 0

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 Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR MAR
1
MAR
2
MAR
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
GER
1
GER
2
GER
3
NED
1
NED
2
NED
3
POR
1
POR
2
POR
3
SVK
1
SVK
2
SVK
3
CHN
1

19
CHN
2

17
CHN
3

DNS
WUH
1

11
WUH
2

12
WUH
3

7
JPN
1
JPN
2
JPN
3
MAC
1

Ret
MAC
2

13
MAC
3

11
30th 7
2019 Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR MAR
1

Ret
MAR
2

Ret
MAR
3

9
HUN
1

25
HUN
2

11
HUN
3

19
SVK
1

2
SVK
2

9
SVK
3

1
NED
1

21
NED
2

25
NED
3

21
GER
1

21
GER
2

22
GER
3

15
POR
1

14
POR
2

2
POR
3

8
CHN
1

2
CHN
2

Ret
CHN
3

16†
JPN
1

JPN
2

JPN
3

MAC
1

MAC
2

MAC
3

MAL
1

MAL
2

MAL
3

12th* 128*

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance. * Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RACE 2 – MA WRITES MOTORSPORT HISTORY". World Touring Car Championship. Kigema Sport Organisation. 8 June 2014. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "HRT signs Chinese driver to development programme". ESPNF1 Staff. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  3. ^ Mallett, Tom (2012-07-13). "Who is Ma Qing Hua and why does he matter?". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
  4. ^ Mallett, Tom (12 July 2012). "Bottas tops timesheets for Williams on opening morning of young driver test at Silverstone". Autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  5. ^ Collantine, Keith (5 September 2012). "Ma Qing Hua to drive for HRT in Monza practice". F1 Fanatic. Keith Collantine. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  6. ^ "@MyCaterhamGP2 — 1 March". Twitter. Twitter, Inc. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.

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