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Richard Verschoor (born 16 December 2000) is a Dutch racing driver. He is a former Red Bull Junior Team member, reigning SMP F4 and Spanish F4 champion, where he won both single-seater championships in his debut year[1] and currently competing in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0.

Richard Verschoor
NationalityNetherlands Dutch
Born (2000-12-16) 16 December 2000 (age 18)
Benschop, Netherlands
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 career
Debut season2017
Current teamJosef Kaufmann Racing
Car no.12
Former teamsMP Motorsport
Starts35
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish9th in 2017
Previous series
2017
2016
2016
2016
Toyota Racing Series
SMP F4 Championship
F4 Spanish Championship
ADAC Formula 4
Championship titles
2016
2016
F4 Spanish Championship
SMP F4 Championship

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CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Verschoor started karting in 2011. He raced in several national karting series in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2013. In 2014, Verschoor moved to the European series where he won the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy.[2] He remained victorious in 2015, when he won German Karting Championship.[3] Also in 2015, he finished sixth and third in the World and European CIK-FIA KF Championship respectively.

Formula 4Edit

Verschoor moved to single-seaters in 2016, joining the SMP F4 Championship. He won the opening race of the season at Sochi and after that became a member of the Red Bull Junior Team.[4] Following this, he had a series of ten consecutive wins and took the championship title with three races to spare.

Verschoor also contested the other Koiranen GP's series F4 Spanish Championship with MP Motorsport, where he claimed his second title in dominant form.[5] He also had part-time campaigns in ADAC Formula 4 with Motopark[6] and Italian F4 with Bhaitech Engineering.

Formula RenaultEdit

In January 2017, it was announced Verschoor would continue his relationship with MP and step up to Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 alongside new Red Bull Junior Neil Verhagen.[7] He had one podium in the penultimate race of the season at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and finished the season ninth.[8]

In December Verschoor was dropped from the Red Bull programme.[9] The same day it was also announced that he will switch to Josef Kaufmann Racing, the team which won the last two Eurocup driver titles with Lando Norris and Sacha Fenestraz.

GP3 SeriesEdit

In 22 August, 2018 Roberto Merhi left 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship, as Dorian Boccolacci will go this series. Verschoor goes to the GP3 Series at the round Spa-Francorchamps.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2016 SMP F4 Championship MP Motorsport 20 11 10 9 16 339 1st
F4 Spanish Championship 20 17 9 16 19 387 1st
V de V Challenge Monoplace 3 1 3 1 2 0 NC†
ADAC Formula 4 Championship Motopark 6 0 0 0 0 34 15th
Italian F4 Championship Bhaitech Engineering 3 0 0 0 1 31 21st
2017 Formula Renault Eurocup MP Motorsport 23 0 0 0 1 89 9th
Formula Renault NEC 7 1 0 0 3 90 9th
Toyota Racing Series Giles Motorsport 15 3 0 2 7 843 3rd
2018 Formula Renault Eurocup Josef Kaufmann Racing 12 0 0 0 1 34 13th
Formula Renault NEC 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
GP3 Series MP Motorsport 8 0 0 0 1 30 15th
Toyota Racing Series M2 Competition 15 6 4 4 12 911 2nd

As Verschoor was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

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
2018 MP Motorsport CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
LEC
FEA
LEC
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA

17
SPA
SPR

7
MNZ
FEA

8
MNZ
SPR

9
SOC
FEA

4
SOC
SPR

3
YMC
FEA

14
YMC
SPR

7
15th 30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allen, Peter (4 September 2016). "Richard Verschoor takes SMP F4 title with another hat-trick". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  2. ^ "CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy 2014 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  3. ^ "German Kart Championship 2015 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  4. ^ Allen, Peter (12 May 2016). "Red Bull snaps up Richard Verschoor to Junior Team". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Full line-up for MP Motorsport in the F4 Spanish Championship". F4Spain.com. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Red Bull Junior in ADAC Formula 4". 13 May 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Red Bull adds Ticktum, Verhagen to Junior Team for 2017". 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  8. ^ Waring, Bethonie (29 October 2017). "Sacha Fenestraz crowned Eurocup champion as Shwartzman wins again at Barcelona". formulascout.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Dutch teen Verschoor to lose Red Bull junior status". Motorsport.com. 1 December 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Niko Kari
SMP F4 Championship
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Christian Lundgaard
Preceded by
Inaugural
F4 Spanish Championship
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Christian Lundgaard
Preceded by
Jehan Daruvala
New Zealand Grand Prix
Winner

2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent