Felix Rosenqvist
Felix  Rosenqvist
Chip Ganassi Racing
10 Honda Sweden Sunoco Rookie
UAK18 Road-Street
Felix Rosenqvist
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Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
0
Race Wins
0
Birthday
Nov 7, 1991
Website felixracing.se/
Hometown
Värnamo, Sweden
Residence
Malmö, Sweden

Felix began his career in karting, finishing second in the Nordic Championship in 2005 and competing successfully on the international stage until 2007 when he stepped up into single-seat racing and Asian Formula Renault. After finishing fourth overall and ending his debut season as rookie of the year, Rosenqvist stayed on in the Far East and won 10 out of 15 races to claim the 2008 Formula Asia 2.0 title.

In 2009, he returned to Sweden and won both the North European Zone and Swedish Formula Renault championships. At the end of the year, he did two one-offs – resulting in a SEAT Leon Supercopa podium on his touring car debut in France as well as two victories and a new lap record at the Formula Palmer Audi finale at Snetterton, Great Britain.

2010 saw Rosenqvist make the transition to Formula 3 with an assault on the German championship, winning two races and finishing on the podium eight times before ending the season on a high by coming home ninth on his debut in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix street race in China.

For 2011, Rosenqvist progressed into Formula 3 Euro Series with German outfit Mücke Motorsport, racking up ten podiums and one win. 2011 also saw Felix become the first Swede ever to win the tradition-steeped Masters of Formula 3 event at Zandvoort – a feat he would later repeat in emphatic fashion in 2013, winning comfortably from pole position and throwing in the fastest lap of the race.

In 2012, Rosenqvist dovetailed a second season of Formula 3 Euro Series racing with an attack on the revived FIA European F3 Championship, in which he finished third overall – winning four out of the final six races.

At the end of the campaign, he once again underlined his status as one of the fastest F3 drivers on the globe by finishing a close second in the Macau Grand Prix.

In 2013, the restructured FIA Formula 3 European Championship gathered all the leading F3 teams and drivers under one umbrella, with Rosenqvist again racing for Mücke Motorsport and finishing second overall with ten wins and 18 podiums from 30 races.

He also equaled the record previously held by F1 star Valtteri Bottas as he bagged a second Masters of Formula 3 triumph.

In November 2014, Rosenqvist became the first Swede in 22 years to win the end-of-season F3 world finale in Macau, completing a season of street track success on the back of victory in the Grand Prix de Pau (France) earlier in the year.

Having won each of the major F3 standalone events, 2015 finally saw Rosenqvist add the only remaining accolade to his list of F3 achievements; the FIA F3 European Championship title. Now racing for Italian squad Prema Powerteam, he was crowned champion with one round to spare after a dominant display at the Nürburgring which netted him a clean-sweep of pole positions, race wins and fastest laps.

He then brought the season to a perfect end by repeating his Macau Grand Prix win of the previous year, becoming only the second driver in history to win the event twice.

Felix Rosenqvist is part of the Swedish national motor racing team and supported by the Mercedes-Benz young driver development program.

He currently holds the all-time F3 lap records at the Portimão, Nürburgring, Zandvoort and Ricardo Tormo (Valencia) circuits.

Hobbies: Skiing, skateboarding, hiking, music, video games

Racing Goal: The Verizon IndyCar Series, Formula One, DTM

Racing Hero: Mika Hakkinen

Fitness: Running, everything that doesn't include the gym

Snapshot: Visually, I am a typical Swede, but I am a bit more laid back and easy going. I like all kinds of extreme sports. I did all of them when I was younger until I realized it was too dangerous to combine with my racing career. I have done a 360 on BMX and a back flip on skis. Everything from Coldplay to Slipknot.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2016 Indy Lights 10 3 3 4 8 125 10

RAF = Running at Finish

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Felix's Road to Indy

  • 2015
    • Won the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with 13 race wins, 24 podium finishes and 16 poles from 33 races
    • Became the first ever repeat Macau Grand Prix winner after qualifying on the pole
  • 2014
    • Finished eighth in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship
    • Won both the Grand Prix de Pau (France) and the traditional end-of-season Macau Grand Prix after qualifying on the pole
  • 2013
    • Finished second in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with 10 race wins and 18 podium finishes from 30 races
    • Won the Masters of Formula 3 event at Zandvoort (Holland)
  • 2012
    • Finished third in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with four race wins
    • Finished fourth in the largely concurrent Formula 3 Euro Series
    • Finished second in the Macau Grand Prix
  • 2011
    • Finished fifth in the German Formula 3 Championship with two wins and one pole position
    • Won the Masters of Formula 3 non-championship event at Zandvoort
  • 2010
    • Finished fifth in the German Formula 3 Championship with two wins and one pole position
  • 2009
    • Won the Formula Renault 2.0 Asia Championship with 10 wins, 12 podium finishes and eight poles from 13 races
    • Won two of the three Formula Palmer Audi races he contested at Snetterton in England
  • 2008
    • Won the Formula Renault 2.0 Asia Championship with 10 wins, 12 podium finishes and eight poles from 13 races
  • 2007
    • Finished fourth in the Asian Formula Renault Challenge in his first season of car racing, winning once and claiming six podium finishes
  • 2005
    • Raced previously in karts, finishing second in the 2005 Nordic Championship
Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi created his own one-car Indy car team in 1990. Today, his racing empire includes entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and World Endurance Championship.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s open-wheel teams have amassed 11 championships and more than 100 wins, while overall his teams can claim 18 championships and recently earned its milestone 200th win when it won the GT Le Mans class at the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Chip Ganassi Racing solidified its place in open-wheel racing history, becoming the first team to amass four consecutive CART championships with Jimmy Vasser (1996), Alex Zanardi (1997-98) and rookie Juan Pablo Montoya (1999).

Following a switch from CART to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003, Ganassi and driver Scott Dixon captured the championship. Dixon claimed his second title for Ganassi in 2008, while Dario Franchitti won three straight series titles from 2009-11, allowing the team to amass another four consecutive Indy car titles. Dixon won his third title with a dramatic rally in the final third of the 2013 season and claimed the 2015 title on a tiebreaker after claiming a win in the season finale.

In 2010, Ganassi was responsible for the first American auto racing “Triple Crown” (Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 wins) and added the first-ever “Chip Slam” of motorsports to his resume with a victory in the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona (holding all four major titles at one time).

For 2018, Chip Ganassi Racing has a two-car lineup with Dixon in the familiar No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing entry and 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Ed Jones in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing entry.

 

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