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Marcus Armstrong
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of New Zealand New Zealander
P.o.B. Flag of New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand
D.o.B. 29 July 2000
D.o.D.
Début Flag of Austria 2020 Red Bull Ring Feature Race
Best Finish
Formula Two Career
Entries 0 (8 Starts)
Wins 0
First Win
Poles 0
FLs 0
Podiums 2
Points 34
Former Teams
Current Season
Team Flag of France ART Grand Prix
Number Standings Points
5 11th 34

Marcus Armstrong (born 29 July 2000 in Christchurch, New Zealand), is a New Zealand born racing driver, who will compete in the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship.[1] A member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, Armstrong arrived in F2 having finished as runner-up to fellow FDA member Robert Shwartzman in the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship.[2][3]

Background

Armstrong began karting at the age of ten in his native New Zealand, and would claim his maiden Championship title in 2011.[4] After a further three seasons Armstrong secured his first seat in a single-seater, taking part in the 2014-15 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship, albeit while remaining in his various karting series.[4] After claiming a single win Armstrong dovetailed a season in the 2014-15 Toyota Finance 86 Championship alongside another year in karting, claiming three wins in the former series.[4]

European Endeavours: 2016

For the 2016 season Armstrong fully committed to racing in Europe, competing in various series including the German Kart Championship, Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and NEC.[4] He would also get a run in the Autumn edition of the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, although he would fail to win in any of his single-seater series.[4] Regardless, Armstrong was one of five young drivers to be selected for a young driver test with the Ferrari Driver Academy in November 2016, and duly earned a spot in the FDA.[2][4]

Ferrari Formula: 2017-2019

With Ferrari backing Armstrong joined the Prema Powerteam in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship for 2017, finishing second.[4] Armstrong also competed in the Italian F4 Championship, claiming the title, while also starting the season with a run to fourth in the Toyota Racing Series.[4] As a result, Armstrong was promoted to Prema's FIA Formula 3 European Championship team for 2018, while also getting the chance to run in the TRS for a second season.[4]

Armstrong would claim a single win in his maiden F3 campaign with Prema, battling to fifth in the Championship as teammate Mick Schumacher claimed the crown.[4][5] Armstrong would remain in F3 for the 2019 season, staying with Prema, and duly diced for the title with teammate and fellow FDA member Robert Shwartzman.[3] That duel was ultimately won by Shwartzman, although both the Russian racer and Armstrong would be promoted to F2 for 2020.[3]

Formula Two History

Armstrong got his first taste of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at the 2019 End of Season Test at Yas Marina, driving for ART Grand Prix, partnered by Christian Lundgaard.[6] Armstrong and Lundgaard performed well at the test, and were both signed by ART as their full time drivers for the 2020 Season, replacing defending F2 Champion Nyck de Vries and Nikita Mazepin.[1]

Post Formula Two Career

Full Formula Two Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Marcus Armstrong's career in Formula Two in statistical form.

Formula Two Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Marcus Armstrong during their F2 career:

Marcus Armstrong's Overall Formula Two Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2020 Flag of France ART Grand Prix[1] 5 Dallara F2 2018

Career Results

Below is a table showing Marcus Armstrong's full Formula Two record.

FIA Formula Two Championship 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 23 24
2020 Flag of Austria Flag of Styria Flag of Hungary Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Spain Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Tuscany Flag Unknown Flag Unknown 11th 34
F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S F S
2nd Ret 7th 3rd Ret 9th 16th 10th

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'Young Kiwi Marcus Armstrong to race alongside Michael Schumacher's son after F2 promotion', tvnz.co.uz, (TVNZ: 1 News, 28/11/2019), https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/motorsport/young-kiwi-marcus-armstrong-race-alongside-michael-schumachers-son-after-f2-promotion, (Accessed 04/03/2020)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Two new drivers at the FDA', fda.ferrari.com, (Ferrari S.p.A., 23/12/2016), https://fda.ferrari.com/en/two-new-drivers-at-the-fda/, (Accessed 04/03/2020)
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named F319Title
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 'Marcus Armstrong', driverdb.com, (Driver Database, 2020), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/marcus-armstrong/, (Accessed 04/03/2020)
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named MSCF318
  6. 'FIA F2 RETURNS FOR POST-SEASON TESTS IN ABU DHABI', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 04/12/2019), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2019/12_December/FIA-F2-returns-for-post-season-tests-in-Abu-Dhabi/, (Accessed 04/03/2020)
2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship
Entrants
ART Grand PrixBWT HWA RacelabCampos RacingCarlinCharouz Racing SystemDAMSHitech Grand PrixMP MotorsportPrema RacingTridentUNI-Virtuosi Racing
Manufacturers
DallaraMecachrome
Car/engine
Dallara F2 2018Mecachrome V634T 3.4l V6t
Drivers
1 Sean Gelael2 Dan Ticktum3 Guanyu Zhou4 Callum Ilott5 Marcus Armstrong6 Christian Lundgaard7 Yuki Tsunoda8 Jehan Daruvala9 Jack Aitken10 Guilherme Samaia11 Louis Delétraz12 Pedro Piquet14 Nobuharu Matsushita15 Felipe Drugovich16 Artem Markelov17 Giuliano Alesi20 Mick Schumacher21 Robert Shwartzman22 Roy Nissany23 Marino Sato24 Nikita Mazepin25 Luca Ghiotto
Races
Red Bull Ring FeatureRed Bull Ring SprintSpielberg FeatureSpielberg SprintHungaroring FeatureHungaroring SprintSilverstone FeatureSilverstone SprintAnniversary FeatureAnniversary SprintBarcelona FeatureBarcelona SprintSpa FeatureSpa SprintMonza FeatureMonza SprintMugello FeatureMugello Sprint
Tests
2019 Yas Marina Test2020 Bahrain Test2020 Yas Marina Test
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