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Congfu Cheng

Cheng Congfu (Frankie) (; pinyin: Chéng Cóng F?; born August 15, 1984) is a Chinese racing driver.

Career

Karting

In 1996, Cheng raced in karting in China, winning the national championship in 1998 (junior division), 2000 and 2001.[1] He also took part in the European Karting Open (15th in 1999) and the Asian Karting Championship (runner-up in 2001).

  • 1996 : 1st in Beijing Shunxiang Cup Karting Competition
  • 1997 : 1st in Beijing Shunxiang Cup Karting Competition ; 2nd in Beijing Zhuangzhou Karting
  • 1998 : 1st in Beijing Karting Championship ; 1st in China Karting Championship Junior division ; Macau Kart Racing Club ; 1st in Xiangmihu Kart Racing Club
  • 1999 : 15th in European Karting Open ; 2nd in China Karting Championship ; 1st in Macao Karting Championship ; 1st in Ericsson Masters Cup Challenge in Hong Kong
  • 2000 : 1st in China Karting Championship ; 1st in Ericsson Masters Cup Challenge in Hong Kong
  • 2001 : 1st in All-China Karting Championship ; 2nd in Asia Karting Championship

Racing career

Cheng Congfu started his formula racing career with the British Formula Ford Winter Series in 2001. In 2003 he will be supported by the McLaren Formula One team, as part of its driver development programme.[1]

Cheng driving for A1 Team China at Zhuhai in 2007.

He joined A1 Team China and drove in the A1 Grand Prix series from the 2006-07 season[2] in the 2008-09 season.

He raced in the Formula Three Euroseries for 2008.

He became the first Chinese driver to participate,[3] finish and score a class podium in the 24 Hours of Le Mans when his Saulnier Team LMP2 Pescarolo finished 3rd in the LMP2 class of the 2008 event, behind the teams of van Merksteijn and Team Essex, both running Porsche Spyder LMP2s.

Cheng made his DTM début at Hockenheim in 2010.

On 23-24 May 2009, Cheng Congfu participated in the ADAC Nurburgring 24 Hours, with teammates Altfrid Heger, Carlo van Dam, and Franck Mailleux in VW Motorsport III's #116 VW Scirocco GT 24 (4 cyl, 1.984 ccm, 1100 kg), the team finished 20th overall and 3rd in SP3T class after Volkswagen Motorsport II's #118 VW Scirocco GT 24 and #107 Audi A3. Cheng Congfu then became the first Chinese driver to participate, finish and score a class podium in the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

He drove in the 2010 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for Mercedes, becoming the second Asian driver - after Japan's Katsutomo Kaneishi in 2003 - to drive in the series.

In November 2011, Cheng Congfu partnered with 1998 and 1999 F1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen and Lance David Arnold to drive a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG at the 2011 6 Hours of Zhuhai race, a round of the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.[4]

Racing record

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points Pos.
2016 Audi R8 LMS Cup FAW-VW Audi Racing Team 12 0 0 0 70 7th
2015 Audi R8 LMS Cup Audi Ultra Team 11 0 0 0 160 2nd
2014 Audi R8 LMS Cup Audi R8 LMS Cup Team 12 2 1 0 130 4th
2013 Audi R8 LMS Cup Audi Ultra Team 9 0 0 1 98 5th
2008 Formula Three Euroseries RC Motorsport 16 0 0 0 0 29th
2007-08 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team China 20 0 0 4 55 13th
2007 British F3 Scholarship Class Performance Racing Europe 20 5 4 0 267 2nd
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team China 12 0 0 0 22 15th
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 France Manor Motorsport 2 0 0 0 NC
Formula Renault 2.0 UK 20 0 1 0 374 3rd
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Manor Motorsport 18 0 0 0 217 11th
2004 Formula Renault 2000 UK Winter Championship Manor Motorsport 4 1 2 101 2nd
Formula Renault 2000 UK 16 0 0 66 22nd
2003 Formula Renault 2000 UK Hill Speed Racing 9 0 0 19 30th
China Formula Renault Challenge 2 2
2002 Asian Formula Renault Challenge 6 1st

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

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

Complete DTM results

(key)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2010 Persson Motorsport AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 HOC
13
VAL
12
LAU
12
NOR
14
NÜR
12
ZAN
16
BRH
13
OSC
Ret
HOC
Ret
ADR
13
SHA
15
17th 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2008 France Saulnier Racing France Pierre Ragues
France Matthieu Lahaye
Pescarolo 01-Judd LMP2 333 18th 3rd
2013 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Switzerland Mathias Beche
Italy Andrea Belicchi
Lola B12/60-Toyota LMP1 275 40th 8th

References

  1. ^ a b Cheng presentation Archived December 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine a1teamchina.com.cn
  2. ^ Cheng Cong Fu Archived December 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine results.a1gp.com
  3. ^ "Cheng to be first Chinese at Le Mans". autosport.com. 2008-06-05. Retrieved .
  4. ^ 2011 ILMC Zhuhai Entry List Archived 2011-10-27 at the Wayback Machine www.lemans.org/en Retrieved 26 October 2011.

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