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Brendon Hartley (born 10 November, 1989) is a New Zealand born professional racing driver and two time FIA World Endurance Championship Champion.[1] After serving as a test driver for Toro Rosso and Red Bull in his early twenties as part of the Red Bull Young Driver programme, Hartley's Formula One dream was all but over in 2012 after he lost his Red Bull funding to get into the top tier of motorsport. The Kiwi would subsequently complete simulator work for Mercedes, but was overlooked for a race seat after the 2012 Young Driver Test at Magny-Cours.[2]

Remarkably, Hartley managed to revive his single seater career despite racing in sports cars, winning the World Endurance Championship twice in 2015 and 2017 for Porsche.[1] In the midst of his second WEC title bid, Hartley himself approached Toro Rosso to replace Pierre Gasly, who was to miss the 2017 United States Grand Prix.[3] The Kiwi duly made his debut at the Circuit of the Americas for the Red Bull "B" team, ending his maiden Grand Prix down in thirteenth.[3]

One day after his debut, Hartley was confirmed to compete at the following Mexican Grand Prix, replacing Daniil Kvyat after the Russian was ousted from the team.[4] Hartley would go on to race for the Italian effort until the end of the season, before both himself and Gasly were signed up to a full campaign each for 2018.[5]

BackgroundEdit

Hartley's career began at the age of six, with the Kiwi entering his first go-kart race in his native New Zealand.[6] His first taste of single seater car racing came at the age of eleven, with Hartley fast tracked into Formula Vee the following season.[6] A successful first season for Harley saw the Kiwi earn a spot in the Formula Ford Festival of New Zealand, which the youngster duly won at the age of 13.[6]

Red Bull RacerEdit

Hartley's first season of Formula Ford proved to be a successful one, with the Kiwi ending the season second in the national New Zealand Championship.[6] His efforts earned him enough sponsorship for a campaign in the maiden Toyota Racing Series in 2005.[6] After finishing third in the inaugural TRS season, Hartley and his family contacted Red Bull for sponsorship money, with the Kiwi signing a contract in early 2006.[6]

Hartley would outgrow New Zealand in 2006, moving away from his family to join the Formula Renault NEC and Eurocup series at the age of fifteen.[6] His first seasons in both would see him finish mid-table, with a switch to the full Red Bull Formula Renault team in 2007.[6] The Kiwi would win the Eurocup that season, while also claiming third in the Italian Formula Renault series. His efforts also earned him a couple of runs in Formula 3 at the season ending Macau Grand Prix.

Junior JourneymanEdit

Hartley would be officially listed as the Toro Rosso test driver in 2008, although his efforts were still based in the junior categories. His maiden campaign in the British Formula 3 Championship saw the Kiwi end the season third, with first appearances in the Euro Series, and a podium spot in Macau. The Kiwi would dedicate himself to the Euro Series full time the following season, as well as a run in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

Unfortunately for Hartley, his arrival in Formula Renault 3.5 would come at the series' peak in terms of talent, meaning he failed to win a single race between 2009 and 2011.[6] His decline saw Red Bull's interest decline, with their backing officially dropped at the end of 2010.[6] Without Red Bull backing Hartley's career took a turn for the worse, with the Kiwi only appearing in a handful of races throughout 2012.

Yet, Hartley proved to be among one of the mentally strongest young drivers in the world during 2012, and after securing a maiden start in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and a simulator role with Mercedes, would begin to rebuild his career in sportscars. A seat was found in the European Le Mans Series, with the Kiwi performing excellently on his debut to earn a maiden podium.[7] Hartley also made a number of appearances in the final edition of the Rolex Sports Car Series in the United States, also picking up a win.[7]

Emerging EnduranceEdit

For 2014 Hartley was signed up to the new factory Porsche LMP1 team in the FIA World Endurance Championship, taking part in the full WEC season.[7] Although he would end his maiden WEC season winless, the Kiwi was re-signed in 2015, and would go on to dominate the season.[7] Four wins in eight races, as well as a podium finish at Le Mans, earned the Kiwi his first World Championship crown alongside ex-F1 racer Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard.[8]

Hartley's revived form carried through to 2016, although the Kiwi's four wins alongside Bernhard and Webber that season were not enough to see them lift the crown.[7] Another four win run followed in 2017, with the Porsche #2 car taking the first four wins of the season, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to win the Championship with a race to go.[1] Hartley would also claim a victory in the United SportsCar Championship, and successfully revive his F1 career.[3]

Hartley had signed a contract to drive in the Indy Car Series for 2018, although that contract was broken by mutual agreement after the Kiwi was offered a drive in F1 for the year.[9]

Formula One CareerEdit

Toro TesterEdit

Formula One Statistical OverviewEdit

Formula One RecordEdit

Year Entrant Team Pts WDC Pos. Report
2008 Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari Test Driver
2009 Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari Test Driver
Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault
2010 Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari Test Driver
Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault
2012 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes Test Driver
2013 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes Test Driver
2017 Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso 0 23rd Report

Career StatisticsEdit

Correct as of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying

Entries 4
Starts 4
Pole Positions 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 0
Laps Raced 125
Distance Raced 605 km

Career ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Pts Pos
2017 Flag of Australia Flag of China Flag of Bahrain Flag of Russia Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Malaysia Flag of Japan Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 0 23rd
13th Ret Ret 15th


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1stWinner Ret Retired
2ndPodium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5thPoints finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14thNon-points finish TD Test driver
NCNon-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
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ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jamie Klien, Gary Watkins, 'Shanghai WEC: Porsche seals both titles despite Toyota win', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 05/11/2017), https://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/shanghai-wec-porsche-seals-both-titles-despite-toyota-win-974831/?s=1, (Accessed 11/12/2017)
  2. Sabrina Beaudoin, Jonathan Noble, 'Brendon Hartley hopes F1 test leads to more opportunities', (Haymarket Media, 14/09/2012), https://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/102536/, (Accessed 11/12/2017)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Brendon Hartley to race with us in Austin". scuderiatororosso.com (Scuderia Toro Rosso). 13 October 2017. http://www.scuderiatororosso.com/en_IT/article/brendon-hartley-race-us-austin. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  4. "Toro Rosso confirm Hartley and Gasly for Mexico". Formula One World Championship Ltd. 23 October 2017. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2017/10/toro-rosso-confirm-hartley-and-gasly-for-mexico.html. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  5. 'Toro Rosso retain Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley for 2018 F1 season', bbc.co.uk/sport, (British Broadcasting Company, 16/11/2017), http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/42012243, (Accessed 11/12/2017)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 John Hindhaugh, Nick Daman, Tim Gray, 'Midweek Motorsport: Series 12 Episode 39', radiolemans.com, (Radio Show Ltd., 18/10/2017), http://www.radiolemans.co/2017/10/18/midweek-motorsport-series-12-episode-39/, (Accessed 15/12/2017), Podcast Audio
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 'Brendon Hartley', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 14/12/2017), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendon_Hartley, (Accessed 15/12/2017)
  8. John Dagys, 'Porsche Wins Bahrain, Claims Drivers Championship in Thriller', sportscar365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 21/11/2015), http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/porsche-wins-race-claims-drivers-title-in-bahrain-thriller/, (Accessed 15/12/2017)
  9. 'Hartley’s IndyCar deal had Formula 1 clause', speedcafe.com, (SpeedCafe, 02/11/2017), https://www.speedcafe.com/2017/11/02/hartleys-indycar-deal-formula-1-clause/, (Accessed 15/12/2017)
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See also
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3. Australia Daniel Ricciardo · 33. Netherlands Max Verstappen
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Christian Horner · Adrian Newey · Dietrich Mateschitz · Helmut Marko
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Mark Webber · David Coulthard · Scott Speed · Robert Doornbos · Vitantonio Liuzzi · Christian Klien · Sebastian Vettel · Daniil Kvyat
Cars
RB1 · RB2 · RB3 · RB4 · RB5 · RB6 · RB7 · RB8 · RB9 · RB10 · RB11 · RB12 · RB13
See also
Toro Rosso · Red Bull Ring
Full Results
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44. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton · 77. Finland Valtteri Bottas
World Champions
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1954, 1955) · United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2014, 2015, 2017) · Germany Nico Rosberg (2016)
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Michael Schumacher · Juan Manuel Fangio · Nico Rosberg · Hans Herrmann · Karl Kling · Stirling Moss · André Simon · Piero Taruffi · Hermann Lang
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v · t · e Teams and Drivers
2008 Teams and Drivers
Teams FerrariBMW SauberRenaultWilliamsRed BullToyotaToro RossoHondaSuper AguriForce IndiaMcLaren
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariBMWToyotaHonda
Race Drivers Räikkönen • 2 Massa • 3 Heidfeld • 4 Kubica • 5 Alonso • 6 Piquet, Jr • 7 Rosberg • 8 Nakajima • 9 Coulthard • 10 Webber • 11 Trulli • 12 Glock • 14 Bourdais • 15 Vettel • 16 Button • 17 Barrichello • 18 Sato • 19 Davidson • 20 Sutil • 21 Fisichella • 22 Hamilton • 23 Kovalainen
Other Drivers Badoer • Gené • Schumacher • Klien • Asmer • di Grassi • Grosjean • Yamamoto • Hülkenberg • Buemi • Kobayashi • Hartley • Wurz • Conway • Filippi • Liuzzi • Paffett • de la Rosa
2009 Teams and Drivers
Teams McLarenFerrariBMW SauberRenaultToyotaToro RossoRed BullWilliamsForce IndiaBrawn
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariBMWToyota
Race Drivers Hamilton • 2 Kovalainen • 3 Massa • Badoer • 4 Räikkönen • 5 Kubica • 6 Heidfeld • 7 Alonso • 8 Piquet, Jr • 8 Grosjean • 9 Trulli • 10 Glock • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Bourdais • 11 Alguersuari • 12 Buemi • 14 Webber • 15 Vettel • 16 Rosberg • 17 Nakajima • 20 Sutil • 21/3 Fisichella • 21 Liuzzi • 22 Button • 23 Barrichello
Other Drivers Paffett • de la Rosa • Gené • Klien • di Grassi • Hartley • Coulthard • Hülkenberg • Davidson • Wurz
2010 Teams and Drivers
Teams McLarenMercedesRed BullFerrariWilliamsRenaultForce IndiaToro RossoLotusHRTBMW SauberVirgin
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariCosworth
Race Drivers Button • 2 Hamilton • 3 Schumacher • 4 Rosberg • 5 Vettel • 6 Webber • 7 Massa • 8 Alonso • 9 Barrichello • 10 Hülkenberg • 11 Kubica • 12 Petrov • 14 Sutil • 15 Liuzzi • 16 Buemi • 17 Alguersuari • 18 Trulli • 19 Kovalainen • 20 Chandhok • 20/21 Yamamoto • 20 Klien • 21 Senna • 22 De la Rosa • 22 Heidfeld • 23 Kobayashi • 24 Glock • 25 Di Grassi
Other Drivers Paffett • Hartley • Ricciardo • Coulthard • Fisichella • Badoer • Gené • Bottas • Tung • D'Ambrosio • Charouz • Di Resta • Fauzy • Soucek • Razia
2012 Teams and Drivers
Teams Red Bull • McLaren • Ferrari • Mercedes • Lotus • Force India • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams • Caterham • HRT • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Button • 4 Hamilton • 5 Alonso • 6 Massa • 7 Schumacher • 8 Rosberg • 9 Räikkönen • 10 Grosjean • d'Ambrosio • 11 di Resta • 12 Hülkenberg • 14 Kobayashi • 15 Pérez • 16 Ricciardo • 17 Vergne • 18 Maldonado • 19 Senna • 20 Kovalainen • 21 Petrov • 22 de la Rosa • 23 Karthikeyan • 24 Glock • Pic
Other Drivers Buemi • Paffett • Turvey • Gené • Rigon • Fisichella • Bird • Hartley • Korjus • Bianchi • Daly • Guttiérrez • Bottas • Wolff • van der Garde • Rossi • González • Clos • Ma • Liuzzi • Chilton • de Villota
2013 Teams and Drivers
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 Di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Vergne • 19 Ricciardo • 20 Pic • 21 Van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kyvat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Razia • González • Ellinas


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