Felix Rosenqvist (born 7 November 1991) is a Swedish professional racing driver who currently drives the No. 6 Chevrolet for Arrow McLaren SP in the NTT IndyCar Series.[1][2] He was named Rookie of the Year for the IndyCar Series in 2019.

Racing career

Formula Renault

Rosenqvist started his single-seater career in Asia, he won the 2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Asia and 2009 Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden/NEZ titles.

German Formula 3 Championship

In 2010 he was fifth in the German Formula Three Championship with two victories, eight podiums, and one pole position. He also attended the 2010 Macau Grand Prix Formula Three where he finished ninth after having qualified seventh in his debut with the same Swedish/British racing team Performance Racing.

European Formula 3 Championship

For 2011, he graduated to the Formula 3 Euro Series with the Mücke Motorsport team, where he finished fifth with one win, 10 podiums, and five fastest laps, and won the Masters of Formula 3 in his rookie year.

In 2012 he finished third in the 2012 European Formula 3 Championship and finished second in Macau Grand Prix.

The year after he narrowly missed out on the 2013 European Formula 3 Championship title to Raffaele Marciello, however winning the Masters of Formula 3 for a second time from pole position. In Macau Grand Prix he started the race from the front row but collided with Raffaele Marciello and Pipo Derani to retire in the first lap.

In his fourth year with Mücke Motorsport, the Swede finished eighth in the 2014 European Formula 3 Championship in a disappointing campaign. He ended the year with a very welcomed win in the 2014 Macau Grand Prix from pole position ahead of teammate Lucas Auer

In 2015 he switched to Prema Powerteam, claiming the 2015 European Formula 3 Championship title with 13 victories, 24 podiums, and 17 pole positions. He would also take his second consecutive victory in the 2015 Macau Grand Prix, again from pole position. His extended Formula 3 career meant that he would become the most successful Formula 3 racer of all time.

Rosenqvist driving for Mahindra Racing at the 2017 Berlin ePrix

Indy Lights

In February 2016 he announced that he would compete in the 2016 Indy Lights series for Belardi Auto Racing[3] as he failed to bring the budget for a continued programme in GP2 Series with Prema Powerteam. Rosenqvist had a reduced programme in the series, competing in only 10 of the 18 races, as he later in the season would have clashing commitments with his sportscar programme with Mercedes-Benz in Europe. He scored 3 wins in his campaign. He had a successful test in IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, saying he would be happy to return to the American racing scene later in his career.

GT Racing

Rosenqvist joined the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup together with French Tristan Vautier, driving a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for AKKA-ASP Team where they together scored 1 victory, 3 podiums out of the 10 races and finished 7th in the overall standings. The same duo together with Renger van der Zande lined up for the classic 2016 24 Hours of Spa where they reached 2nd place after all Mercedes-Benz cars have been given a 5-minute stop and go penalty.

DTM

Rosenqvist started 2016 with a role as official reserve driver, having continued his long partnership with Mercedes-Benz before being promoted to a race seat with one of the cars run by ART Grand Prix following Esteban Ocon's departure to Manor Racing in Formula One. He made an impressive debut in Moscow where he finished 10th and scored points in his first-ever race in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters.

Formula E

Rosenqvist on the podium after his first Formula E victory at the 2017 Berlin ePrix

On 22 August 2016, it was announced that Rosenqvist would partner former Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld at the Mahindra Formula E team for the 2016–17 Formula E season.[4] On 10 June 2017, he won the first race at the Berlin ePrix. It would be the first victory for him, as well as for his team.[5] At the end of 2018, he made his last race start in Formula E before moving on to the Indy Car Series.

Street circuits

Rosenqvist is known to be a street circuit specialist having won in Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto, Grand Prix de Pau, Norisring and Macau Grand Prix twice, where he has started 7 times from the front row.

Super Formula

Rosenqvist raced in the Super Formula series for the 2017 season with Team LeMans. The same team that his manager Stefan Johansson raced with in Japanese F2 in 1981.

Super GT

Rosenqvist raced in the Super GT series for the 2018 season with Team LeMans, the same team he raced in the Super Formula series the year before. He replaced Andrea Caldarelli's position in the team.[6]

IndyCar Series

Rosenqvist driving for Arrow McLaren SP at the 2021 Indianapolis 500

Rosenqvist signed with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2019 IndyCar Series. He went on to win Rookie of the Year honors after finishing sixth in the championship standings.[7] In the 2020 season, Rosenqvist won his first IndyCar race at the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America.[8]

On 13 October 2020 it was announced Rosenqvist would leave the team and join Arrow McLaren SP in 2021, replacing Oliver Askew in the organization's No. 7 entry.[9]

On 12 June 2021, at the first of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix weekend doubleheader, Rosenqvist suffered a significant crash on lap 28 as his #7 Arrow McLaren car experienced a stuck throttle and as a result, his car crashed hard into the wall. He did not suffer any life-threatening injuries but was taken to a downtown Detroit hospital for further evaluation. Rosenqvist was released the following day from the hospital but was not cleared to participate in the second Detroit race nor the following round at Road America a week later. He was replaced in said races by Oliver Askew and Kevin Magnussen respectively, with Magnussen making his IndyCar debut.

He stayed with McLaren for 2022, and picked up his first podium with the team at Toronto. It was announced in September that he would also be driving for the team in 2023.[10]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Asian Formula Renault Challenge March3 Racing 14 1 1 1 6 193 4th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Trakstar Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 Asia March3 Racing 13 10 8 5 12 215 1st
Asian Formula Renault Challenge 2 2 0 1 2 60 8th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy Prema Powerteam 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 Sweden BS Motorsport 14 6 6 3 13 115 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ 10 3 2 1 9 193 1st
Formula Palmer Audi PalmerSport 3 2 0 2 2 48 21st
2010 German Formula 3 Championship Performance Racing 18 2 1 0 8 83 5th
2011 Formula 3 Euro Series Mücke Motorsport 27 1 0 5 10 219 5th
Masters of Formula 3 1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2012 Formula 3 Euro Series Mücke Motorsport 24 4 3 3 9 212.5 4th
FIA Formula 3 European Championship 20 4 3 3 7 192 3rd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Mücke Motorsport 30 10 4 10 18 457 2nd
Masters of Formula 3 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Mücke Motorsport 33 1 1 3 2 198 8th
Macau Grand Prix 1 1 1 0 1 N/A 1st
Formula Acceleration 1 Acceleration Team Sweden 4 2 1 2 3 73 5th
2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Prema Powerteam 33 13 16 13 24 518 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
2016 Indy Lights Belardi Auto Racing 10 3 3 3 3 185 12th
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup AKKA ASP 10 1 1 1 3 51 7th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 1 18 23rd
Intercontinental GT Challenge AMG – Team AKKA ASP 1 1 0 0 1 25 7th
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Mercedes-Benz DTM Team ART 8 0 0 0 0 5 25th
ADAC GT Masters AMG – Team Zakspeed 2 0 0 0 0 13 37th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – PC Starworks Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 1 31st
Macau Grand Prix Prema Powerteam 1 0 0 1 1 N/A 2nd
2016–17 Formula E Mahindra Racing 12 1 3 2 5 127 3rd
2017 Super Formula SUNOCO Team LeMans 7 0 0 2 3 28.5 3rd
Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia Mtech Competition 4 3 4 3 3 0 NC†
24 Hours of Le Mans – LMP2 DragonSpeed – 10 Star 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 12th
FIA GT World Cup Scuderia Corsa 0 0 0 0 0 N/A DNS
2017–18 Formula E Mahindra Racing 12 2 3 1 2 96 6th
2018 Super GT Lexus Team LeMans Wako's 7 0 0 0 1 41 10th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – Prototype Jackie Chan DCR JOTA 1 0 0 0 0 20 55th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Ram Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup – Pro-Am 1 0 1 0 0 5 24th
Porsche Supercup Dr. Ing h. c. F. Porsche AG 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2018–19 Formula E Mahindra Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2019 IndyCar Series Chip Ganassi Racing 17 0 1 0 2 425 6th
2020 IndyCar Series Chip Ganassi Racing 14 1 0 2 1 306 11th
2021 IndyCar Series Arrow McLaren SP 14 0 0 0 0 205 21st
Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia Porsche Experience Racing 2 0 1 0 2 38 14th
2022 IndyCar Series Arrow McLaren SP 17 0 2 0 1 393 8th

As Rosenqvist was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 DC Points
2011 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes LEC
1

2
LEC
2

4
LEC
3

Ret
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

5
HOC
3

3
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

3
ZAN
3

2
RBR
1

Ret
RBR
2

10
RBR
3

Ret
NOR
1

DSQ
NOR
2

5
NOR
3

5
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

2
NÜR
3

4
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

Ret
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

6
VAL
3

4
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

Ret
5th 219
2012 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes HOC
1

3
HOC
2

3
HOC
3

3
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

Ret
RBR
1

9
RBR
2

Ret
RBR
3

11
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

4
NOR
3

14
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

3
NÜR
2

Ret
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

6
ZAN
3

4
VAL
1

13
VAL
2

8
VAL
3

1
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

9
HOC
3

1
4th 212.5

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2012 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes HOC
1

3
HOC
2

3
PAU
1

4
PAU
2

6
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

Ret
RBR
1

9
RBR
2

11
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

14
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

Ret
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

Ret
ZAN
1

1
ZAN
2

4
VAL
1

13
VAL
2

1
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

1
3rd 192
2013 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

4
MNZ
3

11
SIL
1

3
SIL
2

1
SIL
3

2
HOC
1

8
HOC
2

10
HOC
3

1
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

5
BRH
3

3
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

1
RBR
3

1
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

2
NOR
3

1
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

9
NÜR
3

5
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

1
ZAN
3

1
VAL
1

10
VAL
2

9
VAL
3

6
HOC
1

1
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

2
2nd 457
2014 Mücke Motorsport Mercedes SIL
1

9
SIL
2

14
SIL
3

7
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

7
HOC
3

Ret
PAU
1

14
PAU
2

Ret
PAU
3

1
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

4
HUN
3

17
SPA
1

7
SPA
2

4
SPA
3

9
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

6
NOR
3

11
MSC
1

8
MSC
2

7
MSC
3

5
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

Ret
RBR
3

Ret
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

7
NÜR
3

Ret
IMO
1

4
IMO
2

9
IMO
3

Ret
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

6
HOC
3

4
8th 198
2015 Prema Powerteam Mercedes SIL
1

1
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

12
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

1
HOC
3

2
PAU
1

14
PAU
2

5
PAU
3

6
MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

1
MNZ
3

1
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

5
NOR
1

3
NOR
2

17
NOR
3

13
ZAN
1

2
ZAN
2

1
ZAN
3

3
RBR
1

2
RBR
2

1
RBR
3

2
ALG
1

3
ALG
2

1
ALG
3

1
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

1
NÜR
3

1
HOC
1

3
HOC
2

3
HOC
3

1
1st 518

American open-wheel racing results

Indy Lights

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2016 Belardi Auto Racing STP
7
STP
1
PHX
15
ALA
14
ALA
8
IMS
4
IMS
6
INDY
9
RDA RDA IOW TOR
1
TOR
1
MDO MDO WGL LAG LAG 12th 185

IndyCar Series

(key)

Year Team Chassis No. Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2019 Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara DW12 10 Honda STP
4
COA
23
ALA
10
LBH
10
IMS
8
INDY
28
DET
4
DET
16
TXS
12
RDA
6
TOR
5
IOW
14
MDO
2
POC
22
GTW
11
POR
2
LAG
5
6th 425
2020 TXS
20
IMS
15
ROA
18
ROA
1
IOW
14
IOW
15
INDY
12
GTW
8
GTW
7
MDO
6
MDO
22
IMS
5
IMS
11
STP
18
11th 306
2021 Arrow McLaren SP 7 Chevrolet ALA
21
STP
12
TXS
13
TXS
16
IMS
17
INDY
27
DET
25
DET ROA MDO
23
NSH
8
IMS
13
GTW
16
POR
6
LAG
19
LBH
13
21st 205
2022 STP
17
TXS
21
LBH
11
ALA
16
IMS
6
INDY
4
DET
10
ROA
6
MDO
27
TOR
3
IOW
26
IOW
7
IMS
9
NSH
7
GTW
16
POR
10
LAG
4
8th 393
2023 6 STP
TXS
LBH
ALA
IMS
INDY
DET
ROA
MDO
TOR
IOW
IOW
NSH
IMS
GTW
POR
LAG
- 0

* Season still in progress.

Indianapolis 500

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2019 Dallara Honda 29 28 Chip Ganassi Racing
2020 14 12
2021 Dallara Chevrolet 14 27 Arrow McLaren SP
2022 8 4

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2016 AKKA ASP Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro MIS
QR

7
MIS
CR

32
BRH
QR

9
BRH
CR

9
NÜR
QR

27
NÜR
CR

10
HUN
QR

2
HUN
CR

4
CAT
QR

3
CAT
CR

1
7th 51

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 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 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2016 Mercedes-Benz DTM Team ART Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM HOC
1
HOC
2
SPL
1
SPL
2
LAU
1
LAU
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
MSC
1

10
MSC
2

20
NÜR
1

12
NÜR
2

18
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

11
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

Ret
25th 5

Complete Formula E results

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

Year Team Chassis Powertrain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Points
2016–17 Mahindra Racing Spark SRT01-e Mahindra M3Electro HKG
15
MRK
3
BUE
18
MEX
16†
MCO
6
PAR
4
BER
1
BER
2
NYC
15
NYC
2
MTL
9
MTL
2
3rd 127
2017–18 Mahindra Racing Spark SRT01-e Mahindra M4Electro HKG
14
HKG
1
MRK
1
SCL
4
MEX
Ret
PDE
5
RME
Ret
PAR
8
BER
11
ZUR
15
NYC
14
NYC
5
6th 96
2018–19 Mahindra Racing Spark SRT05e Mahindra M5Electro ADR
Ret
MRK SCL MEX HKG SYX RME PAR MCO BER BRN NYC NYC 25th 0

Driver did not finish the race but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.

Complete Super Formula results

(Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2017 SUNOCO Team LeMans SUZ
11
OKA
12
OKA
4
FUJ
2
MOT
3
AUT
2
SUG
5
SUZ
C
SUZ
C
3rd 28.5

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017 United States Dragonspeed – 10 Star Sweden Henrik Hedman
United Kingdom Ben Hanley
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 343 14th 12th

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2016 Starworks Motorsport PC Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 DAY
7†
SEB LBH LGA DET WGL MOS LIM ELK COA PET 31st 1
2018 Jackie Chan DCR JOTA P Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 DAY
11
SEB LBH MDO DET WGL MOS ELK LGA PET 55th 20

Rosenqvist did not complete sufficient laps in order to score full points.

24 Hours of Daytona

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
2016 United States Starworks Motorsport United States Sean Johnston
Germany Maro Engel
United States Mark Kvamme
Oreca FLM09-Chevrolet PC 179 DNF DNF
2018 China Jackie Chan DCR JOTA Netherlands Robin Frijns
Spain Daniel Juncadella
Canada Lance Stroll
Oreca 07-Gibson P 777 15th 11th

Complete Super GT results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2018 Lexus Team LeMans Wako's Lexus LC 500 GT500 OKA
4
FUJ
5
SUZ CHA
2
FUJ
7
SUG
11
AUT
9
MOT
6
10th 41


References

  1. ^ "Ganassi signs Rosenqvist for 2019, extends deal with NTT DATA".
  2. ^ "Rosenqvist joins Ganassi IndyCar team for 2019". 28 September 2018.
  3. ^ Simmons, Marcus (23 February 2016). "Macau GP winner and F3 champ Rosenqvist secures Indy Lights move". autosport.com. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Scott (22 August 2016). "Felix Rosenqvist joins Nick Heidfeld at Mahindra for 2016/17 season". Autosport. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Berlin ePrix: Rosenqvist passes di Grassi to grab maiden win". www.motorsport.com.
  6. ^ "Rosenqvist gets 2018 Super GT drive with Lexus". Motorsport.com. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  7. ^ "ROSENQVIST ON FIRST INDYCAR SEASON: 'BIGGEST CHALLENGE I'VE HAD'". Indycar.com. 25 September 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  8. ^ "ROSENQVIST CHASES DOWN O'WARD FOR THRILLING FIRST CAREER INDYCAR VICTORY AT ROAD AMERICA". Indycar.com. 12 July 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  9. ^ Malsher-Lopez, David (13 October 2020). "Rosenqvist to leave Ganassi and join Arrow McLaren SP". Motorsport. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  10. ^ Cleeren, Filip (14 September 2022). "Palou stays with Ganassi in IndyCar for 2023, Rosenqvist remains at McLaren". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 15 September 2022.

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