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Chris van der Drift

 

Chris van der Drift

Chris van der Drift
van der Drift as Olympiacos driver, holding his podium trophies at Silverstone's 2010 SF round.
Nationality New Zealander
Born (1986-03-08) 8 March 1986
Hamilton (New Zealand)
Blancpain Sprint Series career
Debut season 2014
Current team Bhaitech
Car no. 61
Starts 8
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 20th in 2014
Previous series
2013
2012
2009, 11
201011
2008–09
200708
2006
2006
200405
International GT Open
Auto GP World Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Superleague Formula
GP2 Asia Series
International Formula Master
Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula BMW ADAC
Championship titles
2008 International Formula Master

Christopher Jason van der Drift (born 8 March 1986 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a New Zealand racecar driver of Dutch descent.

Career

Van der Drift started karting at the age of 7 and in 1994 he raced his first year in cadets. From there he went on to win 6 New Zealand Championships and 6 North Island Championships until 2002.

After ten years of kart racing in New Zealand and also competing in Australia for two years in 2001 JICA and 2002 Ford Kart Stars (finishing both championships in 6th), he had to take the step into racing cars. At the time he had no sponsors so it was difficult just to step into a car as his parents didn't have enough to fund that as well.[1]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Formula BMW ADAC Team Rosberg 20 0 0 0 8 168 4th
2005 Formula BMW ADAC Team Rosberg 20 1 0 1 5 149 4th
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup JD Motorsport 14 2 2 1 6 91 2nd
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 14 4 7 4 7 267 2nd
2007 International Formula Master JD Motorsport 16 2 1 2 7 65 2nd
2008 International Formula Master JD Motorsport 16 6 6 8 10 101 1st
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Trident Racing 3 0 0 0 0 5 18th
A1 Grand Prix New Zealand 4 0 0 0 0 36† 7th†
2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Epsilon Euskadi 17 0 0 0 1 41 11th
2010 Superleague Formula Olympiacos CFP 18 4 2 3 10 653† 4th†
Galatasaray 3 0 0 0 0 358† 13th†
2011 Superleague Formula New Zealand 3 0 0 0 0 116† 7th†
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Mofaz Racing 7 0 0 0 1 43 12th
2012 Auto GP World Series Manor MP Motorsport 12 1 0 0 4 127 4th
2013 International GT Open Bhai Tech Racing 15 1 3 0 3 37 8th
2014 Blancpain Sprint Series Cup Bhaitech 3 0 0 0 0 0 32nd
Blancpain Endurance Series — Pro-Am Cup Boutsen Ginion Racing 3 0 0 0 0 0 -
2015 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour GT3 Endurance 1 0 0 0 0 - 8th

* Season in progress.

Team standings.

Complete GP2 Series results

Complete GP2 Asia Series results

() (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 DC Points
2008–09 Trident Racing CHN
FEA

7
CHN
SPR

4
UAE
FEA

Ret
UAE
SPR

C
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
QAT
FEA
QAT
SPR
MAL
FEA
MAL
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
18th 5

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

()
Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2008–09 New Zealand NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CHN
SPR

7
CHN
FEA

11
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
NZL
SPR

5
NZL
FEA

13
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
POR
SPR
POR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
7th 36

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

() (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 Epsilon Euskadi CAT
1

7
CAT
2

3
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

Ret
MON
1

7
HUN
1

13
HUN
2

4
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

19
LEM
1

15
LEM
2

11
ALG
1

Ret
ALG
2

7
NÜR
1

14
NÜR
2

10
ALC
1

9
ALC
2

8
11th 41
2011 Mofaz Racing ALC
1

8
ALC
2

13
SPA
1

11
SPA
2

3
MNZ
1

4
MNZ
2

6
MON
1

8
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
12th 43

Superleague Formula

() (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Position Points
2010 Olympiacos CFP GU-Racing International SIL
ASS
MAG
JAR
NÜR
ZOL
BRH
ADR
POR
ORD
BEI
NAV
4th 653
13 2 3 15 1 X 3 12 X 3 12 1 3 11 1 1 8 2 7 6 NS‡
Galatasaray Barazi-Epsilon 17 7 X 13th 358
2011 New Zealand Atech Reid Grand Prix HOL
BEL
7th 116
5 7 6

‡ Chris van der Drift qualified for the Super Final at Brands Hatch but was unable to compete due to suffering injuries from a large crash in race two which led to him being taken to hospital with a broken ankle, two broken ribs, a cracked shoulder blade, a dislocated shoulder and two broken fingers. His Super Final place was taken up by the seventh highest points-scorer of the weekend, Yelmer Buurman.

† Non Championship round

Complete Auto GP World Series results

() (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 Pos Points
2012 Manor MP Motorsport MNZ
1

5
MNZ
2

2
VAL
1

6
VAL
2

7
MAR
1

4
MAR
2

1
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

5
ALG
1

8
ALG
2

2
CUR
1

5
CUR
2

2
SON
1
SON
2
4th 127

References

  1. ^ Chris van der Drift

External links

  • Official website
  • Chris van der Drift career summary at DriverDB.com
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jérôme d'Ambrosio
International Formula Master
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Fabio Leimer
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