Michael Bartels
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Michael Bartels

Michael Bartels
NationalityGermany German
Born (1968-03-08) 8 March 1968 (age 53)
Plettenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
FIA GT1 World Championship career
Debut season2010
Current teamVitaphone Racing
Car number18
Starts38
Wins8
Poles3
Fastest laps2
Best finish1st in 2010
Previous series
2004-09
2004
2003
2000-02
1997-99
1994-1996
1990-93
1988-89
1986-87
FIA GT Championship
Le Mans Series
V8Star Series
DTM
Super Tourenwagen Cup
DTM
International Formula 3000
German F3
Formula Ford
Championship titles
1986
2006, 08-09
2010
German Formula Ford 1600
FIA GT Championship GT1
FIA GT1 World Championship
Formula One World Championship career
Active years1991
TeamsLotus
Entries4 (0 starts)
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry1991 German Grand Prix
Last entry1991 Spanish Grand Prix

Michael Bartels (born 8 March 1968 in Plettenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German professional racing driver. He is a multiple FIA GT champion and former Grand Prix driver who attempted to qualify for four races in 1991 with Lotus.

Career

Bartels was the 1985 German karting champion and the 1986 German Formula Ford 1600 champion. He competed in the German Formula Three Championship in 1988 and 1989, before stepping up to International Formula 3000 in 1990.

Bartels filled in at Lotus for Johnny Herbert, who had commitments in Japanese Formula 3000, at four Grands Prix during the 1991 Formula One season, but failed to qualify at all four races. Bartels continued in F3000, finishing 4th in 1992, before switching to the DTM in 1994, where he continued to race until the series ended at the end of 1996. Bartels raced in the Super Tourenwagen Cup for the next three years, before the DTM was resurrected in 2000. He won the 24 Hours Nürburgring in 2000 (in a works Porsche 911 GT3) and 2001 (in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R).

Michael Bartels' Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti exits Old Hairpin at Donington 1995
Michael Bartels in the Vitaphone Racing Maserati MC12

After racing in the final year of the V8Star Series in 2003, finishing third behind Pedro Lamy and Thomas Mutsch, he switched to the FIA GT Championship for 2004 with Konrad Motorsport (in a Saleen S7R). For the 2005 season he began racing a Maserati MC12 for his own Bartels Motor & Sport team under the Vitaphone Racing banner, alongside compatriot Timo Scheider. Andrea Bertolini replaced Scheider for 2006 and the pairing won the championship in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Bartels also won the Spa 24 Hours in 2005, 2006 and 2008.

Racing record

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(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 Pos. Pts
1990 CoBRa Motorsport Reynard 90D Mugen Honda DON
11
SIL
Ret
PAU
DSQ
JER
Ret
MNZ
Ret
PER
7+
HOC
Ret
BRH
11
BIR
Ret
BUG
13
NOG
6
22nd 1
1991 GA Motorsport Ralt RT23 Ford Cosworth VAL
DNQ
NC 0
First Racing Reynard 91D PAU
8
JER
Ret
MUG
15
PER HOC BRH SPA BUG NOG
1992 Crypton Engineering Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth SIL
Ret
PAU
2
CAT
Ret
PER
4
HOC
2
NÜR
2
SPA
3
ALB
Ret
NOG
Ret
MAG
DSQ
4th 25
1993 Pacific Racing Reynard 93D Ford Cosworth DON
Ret
SIL
3
PAU
Ret
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
NÜR
Ret
SPA
Ret
MAG NOG 11th 4

Complete Formula One results

(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 WDC Pts
1991 Team Lotus Lotus 102B Judd EV 3.5 V8 USA BRA SMR MON CAN MEX FRA GBR GER
DNQ
HUN
DNQ
BEL ITA
DNQ
POR ESP
DNQ
JPN AUS NC 0

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft/Masters results

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

  • + -- Retired, but was classified as he completed 90% of the winner's race distance.

Complete Super Tourenwagen Cup results

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

Complete International Touring Car Championship results

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Pos. Pts
1995 Euroteam Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti MUG
1

13
MUG
2

DNS
HEL
1

Ret
HEL
2

DNS
DON
1

19
DON
2

Ret
EST
1

21+
EST
2

DNS
MAG
1

18+
MAG
2

DNS
26th 0
1996 JAS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI HOC
1

14
HOC
2

14
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

Ret
EST
1

18
EST
2

DNS
HEL
1

4
HEL
2

Ret
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

DNS
DIE
1

8
DIE
2

Ret
SIL
1

DSQ
SIL
2

8
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

14
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

Ret
MUG
1

20+
MUG
2

DNS
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

Ret
INT
1

Ret
INT
2

17
SUZ
1

15
SUZ
2

17+
21st 16

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. Pts
2010 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12 ABU
QR

3
ABU
CR

4
SIL
QR

3
SIL
CR

7
BRN
QR

1
BRN
CR

5
PRI
QR

1
PRI
CR

1
SPA
QR

Ret
SPA
CR

7
NÜR
QR

10
NÜR
CR

6
ALG
QR

2
ALG
CR

1
NAV
QR

7
NAV
CR

6
INT
QR

8
INT
CR

9
SAN
QR

12
SAN
CR

7
1st 138
2012 BMW Team Vita4One BMW Z4 (E89) NOG
QR

11
NOG
CR

10
ZOL
QR

1
ZOL
CR

2
NAV
QR

3
NAV
QR

5
SVK
QR

3
SVK
CR

1
ALG
QR

2
ALG
CR

5
SVK
QR

1
SVK
CR

1
MOS
QR

10
MOS
CR

7
NÜR
QR

4
NÜR
CR

4
DON
QR

9
DON
CR

9
3rd 144

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Pts
2014 Vita4one Racing Team BMW Z4 GT3 Pro-Am NOG
QR
NOG
CR
BRH
QR
BRH
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
ZOL
QR

18
ZOL
CR

16
BAK
QR
BAK
CR
55th 0

Personal life

From 1992 to 1999, Bartels dated tennis player Steffi Graf.[1]

References

  1. ^ Roberts, John (1 November 1999). "Andre takes courtly bow with Steffi". The Independent. Retrieved 2017.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joachim Winkelhock
Guia Race winner
1999
Succeeded by
Patrick Huisman
Preceded by
Gabriele Gardel
FIA GT Champion
2006 with:
Andrea Bertolini
Succeeded by
Thomas Biagi
Preceded by
Thomas Biagi
FIA GT Champion
2008-2009 with:
Andrea Bertolini
Succeeded by
None
(Series Ended)
Preceded by
None
(Series Started)
FIA GT1 World Champion
2010 with:
Andrea Bertolini
Succeeded by
Lucas Luhr
Michael Krumm

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