Emil Bernstorff
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom British/Danish
P.o.B. London, Middlesex, UK
D.o.B. 7 June 1993
Date of Death
Début Flag of the United Arab Emirates 2016 Yas Marina Feature Race
Titles 0 (25th 2016)
GP2 Series Career
Entries 2 (0 Starts)
Wins Points Poles
0 0 0
Fastest Laps


First Win
Teams Flag of the United Kingdom Arden

Emil Bernstorff (born 7 June 1993) is an Anglo-Danish racing driver, who competed in two races of the 2016 FIA GP2 Series with Arden.[1] Bernstorff got his one-off shot in GP2 in place of the budget-less Jimmy Eriksson, although a lack-lustre weekend saw the Anglo-Dane miss out on a seat in 2017.[2]


Bernstorff began his career in karting at the age of ten, competing almost exclusively in the UK.[2] In 2010 Bernstorff would make the leap into racing cars, taking a seat in the British Formula Ford Championship, claiming seventh at the end of the campaign.[2] 2011 saw the Anglo-Dane move into the w:c:motorsport:ADAC Formel Masters, with an impressive rookie season seeing Bernstorff ultimately finish runner-up to Pascal Wehrlein.[2]

A European Adventure

His impressive maiden run in Formel Masters was enough for Bernstorff to secure a seat in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship for 2012, resulting in the Anglo-Dane finishing tenth with a single podium.[2] 2013 saw Bernstorff drop back to the German Formula 3 Championship with a strong season seeing the Anglo-Dane challenge for the title.[2] The GP3 Series proved to be Bernstorff's next port-of-call in 2014, having finished third in German F3 the previous season.[2]

Bernstorff claimed one win in his maiden GP3 campaign, finishing fifth in the Championship and securing a second season in the Series for 2015.[2] The Anglo-Dane would go one better that season, claiming two wins and fourth in the Championship having switched to Arden International.[2]

GP2 Series History

Bernstorff did not secure a race seat for the 2016 season, although remained on Arden's books as a potential reserve driver for the GP2 Series that season.[3] Ultimately, Bernstorff's shot in GP2 came at the season finale, with the Anglo-Dane called up to replace the budget deprived Jimmy Eriksson.[3] Unfortunately for Bernstorff it would be a pointless weekend in Abu Dhabi, failing to score in either race, meaning the Brit was overlooked for a seat in 2017.[4]

Post GP2 Series Career

Bernstorff was unable to secure a seat in any racing series after the conclusion of the 2016 season.[2]

Full GP2 Series Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Emil Bernstorff's career in the GP2 Series in statistical form.

GP2 Series Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Emil Bernstorff during their GP2 career:

Emil Bernstorff's Overall GP2 Series Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2016 Flag of the United Kingdom Arden[1] 25 Dallara GP2/11 25th 0

Career Results

Below is a table showing Emil Bernstorff's full GP2 Series record.

FIA GP2 Series Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
2016 Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Malaysia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 25th 0
17th 15th


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