Renger van der Zande (born 16 February 1986 in Dodewaard, Gelderland) is a Dutch race-car driver who currently competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Chip Ganassi Racing and in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Inter Europol Competition. He is the son of the 1978 National Dutch Rallycross Champion Ronald van der Zande. In 2016, van der Zande won his first major sports car championship with co-driver Alex Popow and Starworks Motorsport in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship PC Class.[1] Renger resides in Amsterdam with his partner Carlijn and their daughter.

Career

van der Zande in 1998 with his first go kart
Van der Zande in 2005

Having won the 2005 Formula Renault 2000 Netherlands championship with Van Amersfoort Racing, van der Zande drove three races for the A1GP Netherlands team in the 2006–07 season. He raced for the Prema Powerteam in the Formula Three Euroseries in 2007 and 2008, and made his GP2 Series début by competing in the second round of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season for Trust Team Arden, where he replaced Mika Mäki.[2] However, he was himself replaced by Euroseries rival Edoardo Mortara for the third round in Bahrain.[3]

Having not acquired the budget for a GP2 campaign, van der Zande moved into the British Formula 3 Championship, competing for Hitech Racing.[4] On his debut, he won the first race at Silverstone. He returned to the Euroseries midway through the season, as Atte Mustonen had to pull out of the Oschersleben rounds due to health problems.[5] He returned in Barcelona, again replacing Mustonen at Motopark.[6] This was due to the fact that Daniel Ricciardo had sealed the 2009 British F3 title, before the final round. Hitech teammate Walter Grubmüller overhauled his points tally, and finished as runner-up in the title race. After scoring a point in the first race in Barcelona, van der Zande won the second race from pole position.

In 2010, van der Zande joined RSC Mücke Motorsport for the debut season of the GP3 series, the feeder series for the GP2 Series, earning one podium finish. The Dutch driver also competed in the Windsor Arch F3 Macau Grand Prix with Team Motopark Academy, finishing 5th.

From GP3, van der Zande advanced to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters in 2011 with Persson Motorsport, earning a third-place finish at the Munich Olympic Stadium event. From there, he continued his journey in sports cars for 2012, joining Konrad Motorsport for the first two rounds of the Porsche Supercup at Bahrain. That year, he also joined the Lotus LMP2 team in the FIAWEC for two rounds, qualifying 5th at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

The 2013 was a busy one for van der Zande. He competed in six races in the American Le Mans Series LMPC class with Mishumotors, earning one pole position and one podium. He also competed in the 16 race BRL-V6 season with Teunissen Racing, winning the championship with six race wins and four pole positions. He also competed in select events in the International GT Open with Seyffarth Motorsport in the Mercedes SLS AMG, earning two wins, one pole, and three podiums. That year, he also raced in the Macau GT Cup with Erebus Motorsport, getting as high as third before contact ended his run early.

Van der Zande expanded his racing career to America for the 2014 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship race season, joining Starworks Motorsports with Mirco Schultis. The duo earned wins at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Road America, and Petit Le Mans, and earned an additional four podiums. In Europe, he finished first at the 12 Hours of Zandvoort with Car Collection in the Mercedes-Benz SLS, and also competed GT Masters Nürburgring for HTP Motorsport, and the Macau GT Cup with AMG Driving Academy.

For 2015, van der Zande returned to American sports car racing with Starworks Motorsports and co-driver Mirco Scultis in the IMSA PC class. The duo finished 5th in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship PC class after winning at Detroit and Watkins Glen.[7] He also joined EFFORT Racing for the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Sonoma, filling in for full-time driver Ryan Dalziel. van der Zande earned the Race 1 pole position and earned the win in Race 2.[8] Near the end of the season, van der Zande participated in the 24H Barcelona Trofeu Fermi Vélez, earning the pole position in the #5 Car Collection Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.[9]

In 2016, van der Zande joined forces with Starworks Motorsport for a third year, racing with co-driver Alex Popow. After winning Detroit, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock Park and Austin, the pair earned the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship PC class championship in the final race of the season at Petit Le Mans.[10] He also competed in the Blancpain GT Series, finishing second at Spa-Franchorchamps, and also second at the Nürburgring 24 Hour.

In November 2016, it was announced van der Zande would advance to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class for 2017 with Visit Florida Racing, and with Marc Goosens as his co-driver.

For the 2019 edition of the 24 hours of Daytona, van der Zande teamed up with Jordan Taylor, Fernando Alonso and Kamui Kobayashi.[11]

In 2020, van der Zande stayed with Wayne Taylor Racing for a third full season in the team's No. 10 car.[12] He won Petit Le Mans with the team after two leaders took each other out in the closing minutes of the race.[13] After being told by the team in August he would be retained for a fourth season, van der Zande was informed by the team of his release on October 21.[14]

In 2021, van der Zande will race in the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R alongside Kevin Magnussen, as well as in the Oreca 07 of Inter Europol Competition in the World Endurance Championship alongside Alex Brundle and .

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing ? ? ? ? ? 103 7th
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 4 0 0 0 0 24 26th
2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands Van Amersfoort Racing 12 4 4 5 9 203 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 14 4 3 2 5 228 5th
Formula Renault 2.0 Nordic Series 2 0 0 ? 2 31 9th
2006 German Formula Three Championship SMS Seyffarth Motorsport 20 0 1 0 8 89 4th
2006–07 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Netherlands 3 0 0 0 0 57‡ 5th‡
2007 Formula 3 Euro Series Prema Powerteam 20 1 0 0 2 21 11th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 17th
2008 Formula 3 Euro Series Prema Powerteam 20 2 0 0 5 47 4th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Arden Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 31st
2009 British Formula 3 Hitech Racing 16 3 5 7 9 178 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
Formula 3 Euro Series Motopark Academy 8 1 0 0 1 7 15th
Macau Grand Prix Räikkönen Robertson Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
Porsche Supercup Federsand-Jetstream Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 9 17th
2010 GP3 Series RSC Mücke Motorsport 16 0 0 0 1 6 21st
Formula 3 Euro Series Motopark Academy 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2011 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Persson Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 0 17th
2012 World Endurance Championship Lotus 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Porsche Supercup Konrad Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 14 19th
2013 BRL V6 Teunissen Racing 16 6 2 ? 13 298 1st
American Le Mans Series – PC DragonSpeed 6 0 1 0 1 46 13th
International GT Open – GTS Seyffarth Motorsport 8 2 1 0 3 28 12th
FIA GT World Cup Erebus Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 20th
2014 United SportsCar Championship – PC Starworks Motorsport 10 3 0 1 7 282 2nd
ADAC GT Masters HTP Motorsport 2 0 0 0 1 21 30th
FIA GT World Cup Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy 1 0 0 1 1 N/A 2nd
2015 United SportsCar Championship – PC Starworks Motorsport 10 2 0 3 4 268 5th
ADAC GT Masters Car Collection Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain Endurance Pro-Am Cup 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24H Series – A6-Pro 1 0 1 0 0 0 NC
VLN Endurance – SP9 Rowe Racing 3 0 0 0 1 0 NC
24 Hours of Nürburgring – SP9 GT3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
Pirelli World Challenge – GT EFFORT Racing 2 1 1 1 2 266 33rd
FIA GT World Cup Mercedes AMG Driving Academy 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – PC Starworks Motorsport 11 4 1 4 8 355 1st
Intercontinental GT Challenge Mishumotors 1 0 0 0 0 25 6th
AMG - Team AKKA ASP 1 1 0 0 1
24H Series – A6 Pro GDL Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Elite 1 Alex Caffi Motorsports 2 0 0 0 0 158 27th
Blancpain Endurance Series – Pro Cup AMG - Team AKKA ASP 2 0 0 0 1 18 22nd
VLN Endurance – SP9 AMG-Team HTP-Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Nürburgring – SP9 GT3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 2nd
Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour – Class A-Am Mishumotors 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
FIA GT World Cup Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – P VisitFlorida Racing 9 1 0 0 2 233 7th
VLN Endurance – SP9 Haribo Racing Team Mercedes - AMG 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24 Hours of Nürburgring – SP9 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
ADAC GT Masters Callaway Competition 4 1 0 0 1 37 20th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup AKKA ASP 1 0 0 0 0 15 21st
Black Falcon 1 0 0 0 0
GRT Grasser Racing Team 1 0 0 0 0
FIA GT World Cup Honda Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – P Wayne Taylor Racing 10 1 2 0 4 270 3rd
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Mercedes-AMG Team Mann Filter 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
VLN Endurance – SP9 Mercedes-AMG Team HTP 2 0 0 1 1 7.75 48th
24 Hours of Nürburgring – SP9 Pro Mercedes-AMG Team Mann Filter 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 16th
24 Hours of Le Mans DragonSpeed 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship 3 0 0 0 0 8.5* 18th*

‡ Team standings.
† – As van der Zande was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 A1 Team The Netherlands NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR

9
MEX
FEA
CHN
SPR

9
CHN
FEA

4
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
5th 57

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results

(key)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2007 Prema Powerteam HOC
1

4
HOC
2

21
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

19†
NOR
1

15†
NOR
2

Ret
MAG
1

12
MAG
2

8
MUG
1

8
MUG
2

3
ZAN
1

9
ZAN
2

5
NÜR
1

19
NÜR
2

8
CAT
1

6
CAT
2

1
NOG
1

16
NOG
2

14
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

11
11th 21
2008 Prema Powerteam HOC
1

8
HOC
2

1
MUG
1

5
MUG
2

20
PAU
1

8
PAU
2

2
NOR
1

10
NOR
2

5
ZAN
1

7
ZAN
2

1
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

Ret
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

3
CAT
1

24
CAT
2

10
LMS
1

18
LMS
2

25
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

5
4th 46
2009 Motopark Academy HOC
1
HOC
2
LAU
1
LAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
OSC
1

DSQ
OSC
2

13
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
CAT
1

8
CAT
2

1
DIJ
1

Ret
DIJ
2

13
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

16†
15th 7
2010 Motopark Academy LEC
1
LEC
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
OSC
1

14
OSC
2

5
HOC
1
HOC
2
NC N/A

As van der Zande was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2010 RSC Mücke Motorsport CAT
FEA

15
CAT
SPR

24
IST
FEA

Ret
IST
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

24
SIL
FEA

11
SIL
SPR

7
HOC
FEA

3
HOC
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

Ret
21st 6

Complete DTM results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
2011 Persson Motorsport AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 HOC
18
ZAN
13
SPL
10
LAU
14
NOR
10
NÜR
11
BRH
15
OSC
Ret
VAL
DSQ
HOC
12
17th 0

Complete Porsche Supercup 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 DC Points
2009 Federsand-Jetstream Motorsport BHR BHR CAT MON IST SIL
9
NÜR HUN ESP SPA MNZ YMC YMC 17th 9
2012 Konrad Motorsport BHR
11
BHR
7
MON VAL SIL GER HUN HUN SPA MNZ 19th 14

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pos. Points
2012 Lotus LMP2 Lola B12/80 Lotus (Judd) 3.6 V8 SEB SPA
Ret
LMS SIL SÃO BHR FUJ SHA NC 0
2018–19 DragonSpeed LMP1 BR Engineering BR1 Gibson GL458 4.5 V8 SPA LMS
Ret
SIL
25
FUJ SHA
6
SEB
Ret
SPA LMS
Ret
28th 8.5
2021 Inter Europol Competition LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA
5
ALG MNZ
4
LMS
3
BHR
BHR
7th* 52*

* Season still in progress.

American Le Mans Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Pts
2013 DragonSpeed PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 V8 SEB LBH LAG
5
LIM
5
MOS
2
ROA
6
BAL COA
5
VIR
6
PET 13th 46

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Points
2014 Starworks Motorsport PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
5
SEB
3
LGA
1
KAN
2
WGL
7
IMS
10
ELK
1
VIR
6
COA
3
PET
1
2nd 282
2015 Starworks Motorsport PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
6
SEB
5
LGA
6
DET
1
WGL
1
MOS
6
LIM
3
ELK
6
COA
6
PET
2
5th 268
2016 Starworks Motorsport PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
4
SEB
3
LBH
2
LGA
2
DET
1
WGL
1
MOS
2
LIM
1
ELK
6
COA
1
PET
6
1st 355
2017 VisitFlorida Racing P Riley Mk. 30 Gibson GK428 4.2 V8 DAY
3
SEB
6
LBH
WD
COA
7
DET
9
WGL
5
MOS
10
7th 233
Ligier JS P217 ELK
5
LGA
1
PET
7
2018 Wayne Taylor Racing P Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
15
SEB
2
LBH
3
MDO
5
DET
5
WGL
5
MOS
2
ELK
4
LGA
12
PET
1
3rd 270
2019 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
1
SEB
2
LBH
10
MDO
6
DET
9
WGL
4
MOS
6
ELK
5
LGA
4
PET
2
4th 274
2020 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
1
DAY
6
SEB
2
ELK
2
ATL
5
MOH
3
PET
1
LGA
6
SEB
7
2nd 264
2021 Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing DPi Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 5.5 L V8 DAY
5
SEB
5
MDO
5
DET
1
WGL
6
WGL
2
ELK
3
LGA
2
LBH
2

4th* 2879*

* Season still in progress.

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018 United States DragonSpeed United Kingdom Ben Hanley
Sweden Henrik Hedman
BR Engineering BR1-Gibson LMP1 244 DNF DNF
2019 United States DragonSpeed United Kingdom Ben Hanley
Sweden Henrik Hedman
BR Engineering BR1-Gibson LMP1 76 DNF DNF
2020 United States DragonSpeed USA United Kingdom Ben Hanley
Sweden Henrik Hedman
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 361 16th 12th
2021 Poland Inter Europol Competition Poland Jakub Śmiechowski
United Kingdom Alex Brundle
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 360 10th 5th

Complete European Le Mans Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2019 DragonSpeed LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 LEC MNZ
10
CAT SIL SPA ALG 33rd 1

Complete NASCAR results

Whelen Euro Series – Elite 1

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Elite 1 results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NWES Pts
2016 Alex Caffi Motorsport 33 Chevy VAL
VAL
VEN
VEN
BRH
BRH
TOU
TOU
ADR ADR ZOL
5
ZOL
4
27th 158

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dutch Formula Renault
Champion

2005
Succeeded by
Preceded by
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
PC Champion

2016
With: Alex Popow
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Michelin Endurance Cup
Champion

2020
With: Ryan Briscoe
Succeeded by
Incumbent