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Ho-Pin Tung
Ho-Pin Tung
A1 Grand Prix, Kyalami - China.jpg
NationalityChina Chinese
Netherlands Dutch
via dual nationality
Born (1982-12-04) December 4, 1982 (age 38)
Velp, Netherlands
FIA WEC - LMP2 career
Debut season2013
Current teamJackie Chan DC Racing
Car number37
Former teamsKCMG
OAK Racing
Pegasus Racing
Baxi DC Racing
Starts34
Championships0
Wins7
Poles5
Fastest laps1
Best finish2nd in 2017, 2018-19
Finished last season2nd
Previous series
2015-16
2015
2014-15
2014
2013-14
2012-15
2011
2011
2009, 2011
2008
2008
2007-08, 2010
2006-07, 2008-09
2004-06
2003
2002
2001
Championship titles
2015-16
2014
2006
2003
Asian Le Mans Series - LMP3
Asian Le Mans Series - LMP2
ATS Formel 3 Cup
Formula BMW Asia
Awards
2001KNAF Talent First
Ho-Pin Tung
Chinese

Ho-Pin Tung (Chinese: ; pinyin: D?ng Héb?n; born December 4, 1982) is a Chinese-Dutch racing driver who races with a Chinese license.

Career

Born in Velp, Gelderland, Netherlands, Tung started kart racing in the Netherlands in 1997 before graduating to single-seaters. In 2001 he raced in the Dutch Formula Ford championship with Van Amersfoort Racing. After winning the 2003 Formula BMW Asia series, he was rewarded with a test drive with the Williams F1 team.

In 2004, he joined the ATS Formel 3 Cup. Although he scored race wins and podium finishes, he finished 7th in his rookie year.

Tung stayed in the ATS F3 Cup in 2005, finishing the series in third place, before taking the title in 2006, winning 9 races, 4 pole positions and 5 fastest laps.

At the 2007 Chinese Grand Prix he was announced as a BMW Sauber test driver for the rest of the year.

Tung driving for Trident Racing at the Silverstone round of the 2008 GP2 Series season.

On 4 April 2007, BCN Competición announced that it had signed Tung as its second driver alongside Japanese driver Sakon Yamamoto for the 2007 GP2 series.

Tung drove for Trident Racing team in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series and GP2 Series, scoring his first podium finish in the latter.

In 2009, he raced in the Superleague Formula series. He raced in the first three rounds for Galatasaray S.K. and the latter three rounds for Atlético Madrid. He had his first win in the series at the Jarama round for Galatasaray.

In December 2009, Tung tested for the Renault F1 Team. In January he was announced as the team's third driver. As part of the deal, he returned to the GP2 Series with the DAMS team for the 2010 season.[1]

On 23 June 2010, the FIA granted Tung a four-race probationary super license, allowing him to compete in Formula One.[2]

At the Hungaroring round of the GP2 season, Tung sustained a minor fracture of one of his lumbar vertebrae as a result of a first-lap collision with Jules Bianchi, who spun in front of him and suffered a more serious break of the same bone.[3] Tung was replaced by Romain Grosjean while he recovered.[4] However, Grosjean kept the seat for the remainder of the season, leaving Tung without a drive until he was called up to replace Christian Vietoris at Racing Engineering for the final round, Vietoris suffering from appendicitis.

IndyCar

On 22 November 2010, Tung made sporting history as he officially became the first Chinese licensed driver to take the wheel of an IndyCar by testing with the FAZZT Race Team at Sebring International Raceway.[5]

Tung attempted to qualify for the 2011 Indianapolis 500 with Dragon Racing, but was unsuccessful due to a crash on Pole Day that resulted in a mild concussion. He made his IndyCar debut later that season in August at Infineon Raceway driving for the same team.

Sportscars

Tung at the wheel of the #38 Jackie Chan DC Racing Oreca 07 car, during the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone race

In 2016, Tung joined Baxi DC Racing to partner team owner David Cheng and French driver Nelson Panciatici (replaced mid-year by Paul-Loup Chatin) in the team's Alpine A460 entry for the LMP2 class of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. The team took a string of minor points placings during the year, and Tung finished the season in 13th position in the drivers' championship standings.

Tung remained with DC, now renamed Jackie Chan DC Racing, for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship. At the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, Tung became the first driver in the event's history to lead the race in an LMP2 car,[] after all the top class LMP1 entries either retired or faded away in the race. Ultimately, his Oreca 07 car finished second overall, and first in the LMP2 class, after it was overtaken by the number 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid car. The Jackie Chan DC crew were also the first Chinese-entered car to win a class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[] During the remainder of the season, Tung and his co-drivers Oliver Jarvis and Thomas Laurent took further class wins at Silverstone and the Nürburgring, and two other podium finishes, and finished the season in second place in the LMP2 championship.

Tung remained with Jackie Chan DC Racing for a third season in 2018, to contest the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship 'superseason'.

Racing record

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006-07 China NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
IDN
SPR

Ret
IDN
FEA

13
NZL
SPR

13
NZL
FEA

9
AUS
SPR

6
AUS
FEA

3
RSA
SPR

14
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR

6
MEX
FEA

10
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
15th 22
2008-09 NED
SPR

13
NED
FEA

9
CHN
SPR

17
CHN
FEA

12
MYS
SPR

10
MYS
FEA

9
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
RSA
SPR

13
RSA
FEA

Ret
POR
SPR

16
POR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
17th 4

Complete GP2 Series results

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2007 BCN Competición BHR
FEA

15
BHR
SPR

Ret
CAT
FEA

11
CAT
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

13
MAG
FEA

14
MAG
SPR

17
SIL
FEA

17
SIL
SPR

15
NÜR
FEA

16
NÜR
SPR

22+
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

Ret
IST
FEA

9
IST
SPR

9
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

16+
SPA
FEA

8
SPA
SPR

4
VAL
FEA

11
VAL
SPR

11
23rd 4
2008 Trident Racing CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

14
IST
FEA

11
IST
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

2
MAG
FEA

Ret
MAG
SPR

14
SIL
FEA

18
SIL
SPR

Ret
HOC
FEA

13
HOC
SPR

7
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

14
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

15
SPA
SPR

10
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

8
18th 7
2010 DAMS CAT
FEA

13
CAT
SPR

10
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

Ret
IST
FEA

11
IST
SPR

9
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

13
SIL
FEA

Ret
SIL
SPR

15
HOC
FEA

Ret
HOC
SPR

14
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

DNS
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
28th 0
Racing Engineering YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

13

Complete GP2 Asia Series results

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2008 Trident Racing DUB
FEA

22
DUB
SPR

10
SEN
FEA

Ret
SEN
SPR

6
SEP
FEA

Ret
SEP
SPR

16
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

7
DUB
FEA

10
DUB
SPR

DSQ
21st 1

Superleague Formula

(Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Operator 1 2 3 4 5 6 Position Points
2009 Atlético Madrid Alan Docking Racing MAG ZOL DON 15th 202
14 12 X 18 2 C 9 7 X
Galatasaray S.K. Ultimate Motorsport EST MOZ JAR 11th 239
17 7 X 8 7 C 16 1 4
2011 China Emilio de Villota Motorsport HOL BEL 14th 34
10 11 X

American Open-Wheel racing results

(key)

IndyCar

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2011 Dragon Racing Dallara Honda STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
DNQ
TXS TXS MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO NHM SNM
27
BAL MOT KTY LVS 45th 10
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Top 5s Top 10s Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Indianapolis 500

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2011 Dallara Honda DNQ Dragon Racing

Complete GT1 World Championship results

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2011 Exim Bank Team China Chevrolet Corvette C6.R ABU
QR
ABU
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
SAC
QR
SAC
CR
SIL
QR
SIL
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
PRI
QR
PRI
CR
ORD
QR

Ret
ORD
CR

12
BEI
QR

14
BEI
CR

11
SAN
QR
SAN
CR
39th 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

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

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Pts
2014 OAK Racing P Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 V8 DAY SEB LBH LGA DET WGL
2
MOS IMS
8
ELK COA 27th 80
Ligier JS P2 Honda HR28TT 2.8 L V6 Turbo PET
9
2018 Jackie Chan DCR JOTA P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
5
SEB LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 51st 26

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2016 Baxi DC Racing-Alpine LMP2 Alpine A460 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL
7
SPA
Ret
LMS
Ret
NÜR
7
MEX
5
COA
8
FUJ
9
SHA
8
BHR
6
13th 40
2017 Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
1
SPA
3
LMS
1
NÜR
1
MEX
9
COA
4
FUJ
3
SHA
4
BHR
2
2nd 175
2018-19 Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA
1
LMS
4
SIL
1
FUJ
2
SHA
1
SEB
6
SPA
3
LMS
2
2nd 166
2019-20 Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SIL
4
FUJ
2
SHA
2
BHR
3
COA
2
SPA
6
LMS
DSQ
BHR
1
5th 136

Complete Formula E results

(key)

Year Team Chassis Powertrain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos Points
2014-15 China Racing Spark SRT01-e SRT01-e BEI
16
PUT
11
PDE BUE
11
MIA LBH MCO BER MSC LDN LDN 26th 0

References

  1. ^ English, Steven (2010-02-01). "Renault's d'Ambrosio, Tung join DAMS". autosport.com. Haymarket Publishing. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "FIA World Motor Sport Council". 23 June 2010. Archived from the original on 26 June 2010.
  3. ^ Beer, Matt (2010-08-01). "Tung diagnosed with minor fracture". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Noble, Jonathan (2010-08-24). "Grosjean replaces Tung for Spa". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved .
  5. ^ INDYCAR: FAZZT Eyes Two Cars For 2011 Archived 2010-11-23 at the Wayback Machine Speedtv.com Media Release November 22, 2010 Indianapolis, IN

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Formula BMW Asia
Champion

2003
Succeeded by
Marchy Lee
Preceded by
Peter Elkmann
German Formula Three Champion
2006
Succeeded by
Carlo van Dam
Preceded by
David Cheng
Asian Le Mans Series
LMP2 Champion

2014
With: David Cheng
Succeeded by
Nicolas Leutwiler
Preceded by
Inaugural
Asian Le Mans Series
LMP3 Champion

2015-16
With: David Cheng
Succeeded by
Nigel Moore
Philip Hanson

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