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Tomá? Enge
Tomas Enge 2007.jpg
Enge in 2007
Born (1976-09-11) 11 September 1976 (age 44)
Liberec, Czechoslovakia
Formula One World Championship career
NationalityCzech Republic Czech
Active years2001
TeamsProst
Entries3
Championships0
Wins0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
First entry2001 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry2001 Japanese Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2002-2010
TeamsProdrive, Aston Martin Racing, Young Driver AMR
Best finish4th (2009)
Class wins1 (2003) (LMGTS)

Tomá? Enge (Czech pronunciation: ['toma:? '?]) (born 11 September 1976) is a former professional racing driver from the Czech Republic, who has competed in many classes of motorsport, including three races in Formula One. He has twice been sanctioned professionally for drug offences.

Career

Born in Liberec, Enge started his career at the age of 16, entering a Ford Fiesta he bought with his own money in the Czechoslovakian Ford Fiesta Cup.

Enge driving for Prost at the 2001 United States Grand Prix.

Enge participated in the final three races of the 2001 Formula One season, becoming the first driver from the Czech Republic to compete in Formula One. He made his debut at the Italian Grand Prix on 16 September, after being brought in by Prost as a replacement for Luciano Burti, who was recovering from his crash at the previous race in Belgium. The Prost team folded before the start of the 2002 season, leaving Enge without a drive.

He obtained his Formula One break using the sponsorship from the local Coca-Cola subsidiary, which had also funded the Nordic Racing F3000 team he raced for that year. He finished third in the 2001 standings despite missing the final race, and was stripped of the 2002 title due to a positive marijuana test.[1] He returned to Formula 3000 in 2004, and then headed to America for 2005, driving for Panther Racing in the IRL, with modest success, although almost winning the race at Sonoma. Among his 17 career IRL starts was his rookie start in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. He then drove for Team Czech Republic in the 2005-2006 A1GP season. Enge has also been a frequent driver for Prodrive's sportscar teams, driving both their Ferrari 550 Maranellos and Aston Martin DBR9s in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2006 he was driver of the #007 Aston Martin Racing entry in the American Le Mans Series, but for 2007 will switch to the Petersen/White Lightning Ferrari F430.

On 31 March 2007, Enge was injured whilst driving his F430 at the ALMS St. Petersburg race. The car crashed whilst leading the GT2 class, suffering heavy damage to the driver's side and a brief fire. Enge was removed under medical supervision and transported to the local medical centre.[2] He was later revealed to have suffered a shattered elbow, cracked ribs, a partially collapsed lung and a potentially broken ankle, but not to be in any serious danger.[3]

On 21 July 2007, Enge was released from his contract with Peterson Motorsports/White Lightning Racing due to a penalty incurred after crashing into Mika Salo during the Acura Sports Car Challenge ALMS race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.[4]

In 2009 he drove for Aston Martin Racing in the Le Mans Series and won the championship alongside Stefan Mücke and Jan Charouz. He remained with Aston Martin, as he moved into the FIA GT1 World Championship for the 2010 season, joining Darren Turner at Young Driver AMR. The pairing finished fourth in the championship with three victories. Enge and Turner were split for the 2011 season; Turner was joined by Stefan Mücke, while Enge was partnered by Alex Müller. Enge and Müller achieved two victories as they finished fourth in the championship.

With Young Driver AMR pulling out of the championship to focus on other series, Enge moved to the Reiter Engineering Lamborghini squad for the 2012 season, where he partnered socialite Albert von Thurn und Taxis.[5] The pairing were lying tenth in the championship after four rounds; their best result was a second-place finish at the Slovakia Ring. On 19 June 2012, it was announced that Enge had tested positive for a banned substance at the Navarra round of the championship, and was suspended from racing.[6] At the beginning of August, it was announced that Enge was to be suspended from racing for 18 months. Enge is appealing the decision on the grounds that the positive test was caused by medication he is taking for a chronic cardiovascular condition.[7]

Racing record

Complete International Formula 3000 results

(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 DC Points
1998 Auto Sport Racing OSC IMO CAT SIL MON PAU A1R HOC
15
HUN
12
SPA
7
PER
Ret
NÜR
6
23rd 1
1999 WRT Fina IMO
DNQ
MON
DNQ
CAT
14
MAG
2
SIL
17
A1R
11
HOC
Ret
HUN
14
SPA
11
NÜR
Ret
11th 6
2000 MySAP.com IMO
5
SIL
13
CAT
Ret
NÜR
Ret
MON
DNQ
MAG
5
A1R
16
HOC
1
HUN
17
SPA
6
6th 15
2001 Coca-Cola Nordic Racing INT
12
IMO
3
CAT
1
A1R
3
MON
7
NÜR
1
MAG
3
SIL
5
HOC
5
HUN
11
SPA
4
MNZ 3rd 39
2002 Arden International INT
Ret
IMO
6
CAT
2
A1R
1
MON
3
NÜR
13
SIL
1
MAG
1
HOC
Ret
HUN
DSQ
SPA
4
MNZ
2
3rd 50
2004 Ma-Con Engineering IMO
5
CAT
Ret
MON
14
NÜR
7
MAG
2
SIL
3
HOC
Ret
HUN
4
SPA
4
MNZ
2
4th 38

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
2001 Prost Acer Prost AP04 Acer V10 AUS MAL BRA SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA
12
USA
14
JPN
Ret
24th 0

Complete American Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
1999 Team Rafanelli SRL LMP Riley & Scott Mk III Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 SEB
Ret
ATL MOS SON POR PET
6
MON LSV 64th 14
2002 Prodrive GTS Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9 L V12 SEB
6
SON MID AME WAS TRO MOS MON
1
MIA
3
PET
2
13th 94
2003 Veloqx Prodrive Racing GTS Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9 L V12 SEB
Ret
ATL
2
SON
4
TRO
Ret
MOS
2
AME
3
MON
DSQ
MIA
2
PET
1
7th 97
2005 Aston Martin Racing GT1 Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 SEB ATL MID LIM SON POR AME MOS PET
5
MON 14th 14
2006 Aston Martin Racing GT1 Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0l V12 SEB
3
LST
3
LMO
3
NEN
3
UTA
1
POR
2
AME
3
MOS
3
PET
1
MON
3
3rd 159

Complete European Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Rank Points
2001 Lanesra LMP900 Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S Élan 6L8 6.0L V8 SEB DON JAR EST MOS
2
VAL PLM 17th 21
2004 Larbre Compétition GTS Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 MNZ NUR SIL SPA
2
10th 8
2005 MenX GT1 Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 SPA
Ret
MNZ
2
SIL NUR IST 12th 8
2008 Team Modena GT1 Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 CAT
Ret
MNZ
1
SPA
3
NUR
1
SIL
1
3rd 36
2009 AMR Eastern Europe LMP1 Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 CAT
1
SPA
3
ALG
2
NUR
1
SIL
3
1st 39
2011 Young Driver AMR GTE Pro Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 PLR
Ret
SPA IMO SIL EST NC 0

Rolex Series career

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2007 SAMAX R24
6
MEX MIA VIR LAG WG6
Ret
MDO DAY IOW BAR MON WGI
Ret
SON
Ret
SLC
2
35th 93
2008 Peter Baron R24
Ret
MIA MEX VIR LAG WG6 MDO DAY BAR MON WGI SON NJ SLC NC 0
2009 Alegra Motorsports R24
Ret
VIR NJ LAG WG6 MDO DAY BAR WGI MON SLC MIA
12
44th 35
2011 Starworks Motorsport R24
Ret
MIA BAR VIR LIM WG6 ROA LAG NJ WGS LAG MON MDO NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results

American Open-Wheel

(key)

IndyCar Series

Year Team Chassis No. Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2004 Patrick Racing Dallara IR-04 20 Chevrolet Indy V8 HMS PHX MOT INDY TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR NZR CHI FON
16
TX2
13
27th 31
2005 Panther Racing Dallara IR-05 2 HMS
21
PHX
20
STP
16
MOT
DNS
INDY
19
TXS
19
RIR
7
KAN
11
NSH
23
MIL MIS KTY
11
PPIR
6
SNM
5
CHI
20
WGL
13
FON
8
16th 261
2006 Cheever Racing 51 Honda HI6R V8 HMS STP MOT
19
INDY WGL TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY SNM CHI 32nd 12

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

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

Complete FIA GT Championship results

Complete GT1 World Championship results

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos. Points
2014 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 Pro NOG
QR

9
NOG
CR

16
18th 16
Reiter Engineering BRH
QR

9
BRH
CR

Ret
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
SVK
QR

Ret
SVK
CR

DNS
G-Drive Racing ALG
QR

6
ALG
CR

4
ZOL
QR

13
ZOL
CR

9
BAK
QR
BAK
CR

Dakar Rally results

Year Class Team Vehicle Position
2021 Light Prototypes (T3) Buggyra Zero Mileage Racing Can-Am DV 21 10th

See also

References

  1. ^ Enge fails drug test (BBC Sport, 13 Sep 2002)
  2. ^ "Enge in stable condition after crash". autosport.com. 2007-04-01. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Tomas Enge medical update". motorsport.com. 2007-04-01. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing Releases Enge Effective Immediately (21 Jul 2007)
  5. ^ "Lineup of the Reiter Engineering Pilots for the GT1 World Championship Has Been Set". Reiter Engineering. Reiter Engineering GmbH & Co KG. 12 March 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Tomas Enge suspended from racing after failing drugs test". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ Knapp Schilke, Nancy (2012-08-01). "FIA suspends Tomas Enge for 18 months for failing drug test". motorsport.com. Motorsport.com. Retrieved .

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alexandre Prémat
Mike Rockenfeller
Le Mans Series Champion
2009 with:
Jan Charouz
Stefan Mücke
Succeeded by
Stéphane Sarrazin

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