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Laurens Vanthoor

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Laurens Vanthoor (born May 8, 1991 in Hasselt, Belgium) is a Belgian auto racing driver.

Career

Karting

Vanthoor began his kart racing career at an early age. In 2005 he became French and Belgian Champion in the ICA-J class, and he also finished fourth in the European Championship.

In 2007 Vanthoor become an official factory driver for the CRG racing team in the KF2 category. He ended up being out of action for five months out due to an accident, resulting in six fractures. His best result in the season was a runner-up position in the North European Championship.

German Formula Three

Vanthoor began his formula racing career in the 2008 German Formula Three season, jumping from karting directly into Formula Three. He finished fourth overall in the championship, with two wins and three poles. Following his successes, the Belgian Automobile Club (RACB) made him a member of their "National Team" initiative and Volkswagen Motorsport made him a official driver. Vanthoor also became the youngest driver ever in the history of the Macau Grand Prix, and he finished in sixth position.

With Frédéric Vervisch and Sebastian Saavedra both moving Stateside and Johnny Cecotto, Jr. moving up to the F3 Euroseries and GP2, Vanthoor became the main title contender for the 2009 season. Vanthoor followed Vervisch's lead of 2008, by dominating the field, wrapping up the title at the Nürburgring.

Racing Record

Career summary

Season Series Team Car No. Races Poles Wins FLaps Points Position
2008 German Formula Three van Amersfoort Racing 2 18 3 2 2 85 4th
Macau Grand Prix RC Motorsport 30 1 0 0 0 N/A 6th
2009 German Formula Three van Amersfoort Racing 5 18 11 11 10 163 1st
Masters of Formula 3 Carlin Motorsport 1 0 0 0 N/A 15th
Macau Grand Prix Signature 15 1 0 0 0 N/A 13th
Belgian Touring Car Series SEAT Belgium 2 1 0 0 0 NC†

† - As Vanthoor was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete German Formula Three results

(key) (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 18 Pos Pts
2008 van Amersfoort Racing
HOC
12

HOC
Ret

OSC
2

OSC
8

NÜR
Ret

NÜR
2

HOC
Ret

HOC
7

TTA
6

TTA
3

NÜR
2

NÜR
2

LAU
2

LAU
11

SAC
2

SAC
1

OSC
18

OSC
1
4th 85
2009 van Amersfoort Racing
OSC
1

OSC
11

NÜR
1

NÜR
2

HOC
2

HOC
1

OSC
1

OSC
1

LAU
1

LAU
2

TTA
1

TTA
1

NÜR
1

NÜR
12

SAC
Ret

SAC
1

OSC
1

OSC
2
1st 163

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