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Brendon Hartley (born 10 November 1989) is a New Zealand professional racing driver currently competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Porsche in LMP1-H. On November 21, 2015, he was crowned champion alongside his team mates Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard.

Career Edit

Hartley was born in Palmerston North in a family well integrated within motorsport. His father, Bryan, had raced in many forms of motorsport, most notably Formula Atlantic. At the age of six, Hartley began his motor racing career in kart racing, following his brother, Nelson's footsteps. Six years later, the young New Zealander competed in his first full–scale race championship, competing in the Formula First category. Up against many seasoned veterans, Hartley finished the season in seventh. In 2003, the thirteen-year-old got his first major break as he won that year's New Zealand Formula Ford Festival which resulted in him getting a drive for the following year's Formula Ford championship. In a car his brother used the previous year, he started four races and won two of them. After a season in Formula Toyota New Zealand, Hartley moved to Europe, competing in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC). The New Zealander finished 14th and 10th in the Drivers' Championship in the Eurocup and North European Cup respectively, taking a podium position at Anderstorp in the latter. His second year in Formula Renault saw him stay in the Eurocup, but move from the NEC to the Italian championship. That year saw him take three wins in the Eurocup and three podiums in the Italian championship, and took championship title in the Eurocup. In 2007 Hartley also made his Formula Three debut in the Masters of Formula 3 at Zolder event, finishing 4th. This resulted in a test with A1 Team New Zealand and the role of the rookie driver for the series. In 2008, Hartley competed in the British Formula 3 Championship for Carlin Motorsport winning five times and eventually finished the championship in third. He would have placed higher up, due to a greater amount of retirements compared to that of his team-mates Jaime Alguersuari and Oliver Turvey. They had two each, while Hartley had six. He also competed in eight races in the Formula Three Euroseries for Carlin and RC Motorsport, and achieved two finishes in the points, although he was ineligible for points. In non-championship races, Hartley finished fifth at the Masters of Formula 3, and a sensational drive at the Macau Grand Prix to finish third, after crashing in the qualification race. He started 20th on the grid and recorded the fastest race lap. He stayed with Carlin for the full F3 Euroseries in 2009, finishing eleventh despite missing two rounds due to Formula Renault 3.5 Series commitments. In that series, Hartley competed for the defending champion Tech 1 Racing team, and ended fifteenth in the championship. He has been confirmed at Tech 1 for a full season of Formula Renault 3.5 in 2010, where he was partnered by Australian and fellow Red Bull Junior driver, Daniel Ricciardo. During the series' summer break it was announced that Hartley had been dropped from the Red Bull Junior Team. His seat was taken by British Formula 3 championship leader Jean-Éric Vergne. Despite the loss of his Red Bull backing, Hartley made his GP2 Series début at Monza in September, replacing Vladimir Arabadzhiev at the Coloni team. He scored a point in the season finale at Yas Marina to place 27th in the championship. For 2011, Hartley returned to Formula Renault 3.5, driving alongside Jan Charouz for the Gravity–Charouz Racing team. He also returned to GP2 for the eighth round of the series at Spa-Francorchamps, replacing Kevin Mirocha and driving alongside Johnny Cecotto Jr. in the Ocean Racing Technology team, for whom he had tested before the start of the season.[5] He finished in fifth place in his first race with the team, and 19th in the overall championship. Hartley began the 2012 season without a drive, but returned to Ocean for the second round of the championship in Bahrain in place of Jon Lancaster. After the two rounds in Bahrain, he was in turn replaced by Víctor Guerin. He finished 25th in the championship. With no suitable single-seater drives available, Hartley joined the Murphy Prototypessportscar team, which was competing in the LMP2 class in the European Le Mans Series. Following the cancellation of the second round of the ELMS championship (which would have been Hartley's début event) and the series' future in doubt, Murphy was one of several ELMS teams invited to compete as a guest entry in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, a round of the more prestigious FIA World Endurance Championship. Driving the team's Oreca 03-Nissan, Hartley finished tenth overall and third in the LMP2 class with team-mates Warren Hughes and Jody Firth. The trio teamed up again for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but retired from the race after completing 196 laps of the circuit.

Formula One Edit

In February 2008, aged 18, Hartley got his first taste of Formula One. He was invited to perform a show run for Red Bull Racing in Riyadh. From here he performed the initial three-day shake-down test for Scuderia Toro Rosso's 2008 spec car, the STR3. In November 2008, it was announced he would be providing cover for Mark Webber, who had broken his leg in a cycling accident, by performing testing duties alongside permanent test driver Sébastien Buemi for Red Bull in the 2008 RB4 F1 car. For the 2009 season, Hartley was appointed as official reserve driver for both the Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso teams. However, unable to get his mandatory superlicence approved until April 2009, he was replaced in this role by retired F1 driver David Coulthard for the first races in Melbourne and Sepang. Hartley made his debut as reserve and test driver at the Spanish Grand Prix on 8 May. He is the first New Zealander to achieve F1 driver status since Mike Thackwell in 1984. He was replaced in the role by fellow Red Bull Junior driver Jaime Alguersuari for the second half of the season. However Hartley didn't return to the reserve driver role with Red Bull and Toro Rosso following Jaime Alguersuari's promotion to a race seat, preferring to focus on his F3 and Renault World Series season. David Coulthard again took over the role. For the 2010 season, Hartley was again appointed official reserve driver for both Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso. He shared the reserve driver duties with his Formula Renault 3.5 team-mate, Australian Daniel Ricciardo. The two drivers shared the duties on a race-by-race basis until round six of the championship. Following this race, Hartley's support from Red Bull was dropped, based on the fact he had not won a race in his season and a half in the championship. On 13 September 2012, he participated in the young driver test at Magny-Cours. He drove 87 laps for AMG Mercedes F1 on the final day, setting the third quickest time behind Jules Bianchi (Ferrari) and Rodolfo González (Force India).

Mercedes (2012–2013) Edit

He said the simulator development work and the test drive with AMG Mercedes would give him a new opportunity to get back into Formula One.

Sports prototypes Edit

Hartley has been signed to drive an Oreca 03-Nissan for Murphy Prototypes in the 2013 European Le Mans Series season. Porsche later announced him as a factory driver of the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Racing record Edit

Career summary Edit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2002–03 Formula First New Zealand 6 0  ?  ? 0 335 8th
2003–04 Formula Ford New Zealand 18 6 6 3 9 239 2nd
2005 Toyota Racing Series New Zealand GVI 15 3 1 2 7 807 3rd
2005–06 Toyota Racing Series New Zealand Victory Motorsport 12 1 0 0 8 711 8th
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Motorsport Arena 14 0 0 1 1 151 10th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 14 0 0 0 0 21 13th
2006–07 Toyota Racing Series New Zealand Mark Petch Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Epsilon Red Bull Team 14 4 6 4 8 134 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia 14 1 1 5 5 236 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 ASL Mücke Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
Macau Grand Prix Formula Three Carlin Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
2008 British F3 Championship Carlin Motorsport 22 5 5 4 11 208 3rd
Formula 3 Euroseries 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
RC Motorsport
Masters of Formula 3 Carlin Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 1 1 N/A 3rd
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test Driver
2009 Formula 3 Euroseries Carlin Motorsport 16 1 0 0 1 15 11th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 13 0 1 3 1 26 15th
Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test and reserve Driver
Red Bull Racing
Macau Grand Prix Carlin 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2010 Formula One Scuderia Toro Rosso Test and reserve Driver
Red Bull Racing
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Tech 1 Racing 11 0 0 2 1 50 10th
P1 Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0
GP2 Series Scuderia Coloni 4 0 0 0 0 1 27th
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Gravity–Charouz Racing 16 0 0 2 3 95 7th
GP2 Series Ocean Racing Technology 4 0 0 0 0 4 19th
2012 24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Murphy Prototypes 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
GP2 Series Ocean Racing Technology 4 0 0 0 0 1 25th
Formula One Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Test Driver
2013 24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Murphy Prototypes 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
Rolex Sports Car Series Starworks Motorsport 11 1 1 2 2 252 12th
Formula One Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Test Driver
2014 FIA World Endurance Championship Porsche Team 8 0 1 0 3 64.5 9th
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2015 FIA World Endurance Championship Porsche Team 8 4 5 0 6 166 1st
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 2nd
2016 FIA World Endurance Championship Porsche Team 4 1 1 0 1 28.5 8th*
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 13th

* Season still in progress. † – Hartley was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results Edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate 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 DC Points
2008 R.C. Motorsport powered by Volkswagen DallaraF308/077 Volkswagen HOC

1

HOC

2

MUG

1

MUG

2

PAU

1

PAU

2

NOR

1

NOR

2

ZAN

1

ZAN

2

NÜR

1
Ret

NÜR

2
14

BRH

1

BRH

2

NC† 0†
Carlin Motorsport DallaraF308/055 Mercedes CAT

1
14

CAT

2
6

BUG

1
8

BUG

2
22

HOC

1
Ret

HOC

2
14

2009 Carlin Motorsport DallaraF308/074 Volkswagen HOC

1
19

HOC

2
Ret

LAU

1
4

LAU

2
4

NOR

1
Ret

NOR

2
11

ZAN

1
10

ZAN

2
8

OSC

1
21

OSC

2
21

NÜR

1
22

NÜR

2
17

BRH

1
8

BRH

2
1

CAT

1

CAT

2

DIJ

1
Ret

DIJ

2
11

HOC

1

HOC

2

11th 15

† As Hartley was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results Edit

(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
2009 Tech 1 Racing CAT

SPR
12

CAT

FEA
9

SPA

SPR
11

SPA

FEA
10

MON

FEA
17

HUN

SPR
17

HUN

FEA
12

SIL

SPR
5

SIL

FEA
13

BUG

SPR

BUG

FEA

ALG

SPR

ALG

FEA

NÜR

SPR
13

NÜR

FEA
2

ALC

SPR
15

ALC

FEA
16

15th 26
2010 Tech 1 Racing ALC

1
6

ALC

2
6

SPA

1
Ret

SPA

2
6

MON

1
4

BRN

1
2

BRN

2
6

MAG

1
Ret

MAG

2
Ret

HUN

1
4

HUN

2
9

HOC

1

HOC

2

10th 50
P1 Motorsport SIL

1
Ret

SIL

2
15

CAT

1

CAT

2

2011 Gravity–Charouz Racing ALC

1
21

ALC

2
Ret

SPA

1
4

SPA

2
8

MNZ

1
5

MNZ

2
Ret

MON

1
3

NÜR

1
15

NÜR

2
7

HUN

1
8

HUN

2
5

SIL

1
21

SIL

2
7

LEC

1
3

LEC

2
20

CAT

1
DNS

CAT

2
3

7th 95

Complete GP2 Series results Edit

(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 23 24 DC Points
2010 Scuderia Coloni ESP

FEA

ESP

SPR

MON

FEA

MON

SPR

TUR

FEA

TUR

SPR

VAL

FEA

VAL

SPR

GBR

FEA

GBR

SPR

GER

FEA

GER

SPR

HUN

FEA

HUN

SPR

BEL

FEA

BEL

SPR

ITA

FEA
Ret

ITA

SPR
Ret

ABU

FEA
9

ABU

SPR
6

27th 1
2011 Ocean Racing Technology TUR

FEA

TUR

SPR

ESP

FEA

ESP

SPR

MON

FEA

MON

SPR

VAL

FEA

VAL

SPR

GBR

FEA

GBR

SPR

GER

FEA

GER

SPR

HUN

FEA

HUN

SPR

BEL

FEA
5

BEL

SPR
9

ITA

FEA
22

ITA

SPR
20

19th 4
2012 Ocean Racing Technology MYS

FEA

MYS

SPR

BHR1

FEA
10

BHR1

SPR
Ret

BHR2

FEA
13

BHR2

SPR
16

ESP

FEA

ESP

SPR

MON

FEA

MON

SPR

VAL

FEA

VAL

SPR

GBR

FEA

GBR

SPR

GER

FEA

GER

SPR

HUN

FEA

HUN

SPR

BEL

FEA

BEL

SPR

ITA

FEA

ITA

SPR

SGP

FEA

SGP

SPR

25th 1

Sportscars/GT results Edit

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results Edit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class

Pos.

2012 Murphy Prototypes Jody Firth

 Warren Hughes

Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 196 DNF DNF
2013 Murphy Prototypes Karun Chandhok

 Mark Patterson

Oreca 03-Nissan LMP2 319 12th 6th
2014 Porsche Team Timo Bernhard

 Mark Webber

Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1-H 346 NC NC
2015 Porsche Team Timo Bernhard

 Mark Webber

Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 394 2nd 2nd
2016 Porsche Team Timo Bernhard

 Mark Webber

Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 346 13th 5th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results Edit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2012 Murphy Prototypes LMP2 Oreca 03 NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8 SEB SPA

3

LMS

Ret

SIL

9

SAO BHR FUJ SHA NC† 0
2013 Murphy Prototypes LMP2 Oreca 03 NissanVK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS

7

SÃO CTA FUJ SHA BHR NC† 0
2014 Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche2.0 L Turbo V4 (Hybrid) SIL

3

SPA

12

LMS

NC

COA

5

FUJ

3

SHA

6

BHR

3

SÃO

Ret

9th 64.5
2015 Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche2.0 L Turbo V4 (Hybrid) SIL

Ret

SPA

3

LMS

2

NÜR

1

COA

1

FUJ

1

SHA

1

BHR

5

1st 166
2016 Porsche Team LMP1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Porsche2.0 L Turbo V4 (Hybrid) SIL

Ret

SPA

26

LMS

10

NÜR

1

MEX
COA
FUJ
SHA
BHR
8th* 28.5*

 As Hartley was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points. * Season still in progress.

Rolex Sports Car Series results Edit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap. Results are overall/class)

Rolex Sports Car Series results
Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2013 Starworks Motorsport Riley BMW DP DAY

14

TXS

13

BAR

12

ATL

10

BEL

8

LEX

10

S6H

3

IMS

4

ELK

1

KAN

6

LGA

16

LRP
12th 252
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