Tomáš Enge

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Tomáš Enge
Tomas Enge 2007.jpg
Enge in 2007
Born (1976-09-11) 11 September 1976 (age 44)
Liberec, Czechoslovakia
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech
Active years 2001
Teams Prost
Entries3
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums0
Career points0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2001 Italian Grand Prix
Last entry 2001 Japanese Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years 20022010
Teams Prodrive, Aston Martin Racing, Young Driver AMR
Best finish4th (2009)
Class wins1 (2003) (LMGTS)

Tomáš Enge (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtomaːʃ ˈɛŋɡɛ] ) (born 11 September 1976) is a former professional racing driver from the Czech Republic, who has competed in many classes of motorsport, including three races in Formula One. He has twice been sanctioned professionally for drug offences.

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Career

Born in Liberec, Enge started his career at the age of 16, entering a Ford Fiesta he bought with his own money in the Czechoslovakian Ford Fiesta Cup.

Enge participated in the final three races of the 2001 Formula One season, becoming the first driver from the Czech Republic to compete in Formula One. He made his debut at the Italian Grand Prix on 16 September, after being brought in by Prost as a replacement for Luciano Burti, who was recovering from his crash at the previous race in Belgium. The Prost team folded before the start of the 2002 season, leaving Enge without a drive.

He obtained his Formula One break using the sponsorship from the local Coca-Cola subsidiary, which had also funded the Nordic Racing F3000 team he raced for that year. He finished third in the 2001 standings despite missing the final race, and was stripped of the 2002 title due to a positive marijuana test. [1] He returned to Formula 3000 in 2004, and then headed to America for 2005, driving for Panther Racing in the IRL, with modest success, although almost winning the race at Sonoma. Among his 17 career IRL starts was his rookie start in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. He then drove for Team Czech Republic in the 2005-2006 A1GP season. Enge has also been a frequent driver for Prodrive's sportscar teams, driving both their Ferrari 550 Maranellos and Aston Martin DBR9s in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2006 he was driver of the #007 Aston Martin Racing entry in the American Le Mans Series, but for 2007 will switch to the Petersen/White Lightning Ferrari F430.

On 31 March 2007, Enge was injured whilst driving his F430 at the ALMS St. Petersburg race. The car crashed whilst leading the GT2 class, suffering heavy damage to the driver's side and a brief fire. Enge was removed under medical supervision and transported to the local medical centre. [2] He was later revealed to have suffered a shattered elbow, cracked ribs, a partially collapsed lung and a potentially broken ankle, but not to be in any serious danger. [3]

On 21 July 2007, Enge was released from his contract with Peterson Motorsports/White Lightning Racing due to a penalty incurred after crashing into Mika Salo during the Acura Sports Car Challenge ALMS race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. [4]

In 2009 he drove for Aston Martin Racing in the Le Mans Series and won the championship alongside Stefan Mücke and Jan Charouz. He remained with Aston Martin, as he moved into the FIA GT1 World Championship for the 2010 season, joining Darren Turner at Young Driver AMR. The pairing finished fourth in the championship with three victories. Enge and Turner were split for the 2011 season; Turner was joined by Stefan Mücke, while Enge was partnered by Alex Müller. Enge and Müller achieved two victories as they finished fourth in the championship.

With Young Driver AMR pulling out of the championship to focus on other series, Enge moved to the Reiter Engineering Lamborghini squad for the 2012 season, where he partnered socialite Albert von Thurn und Taxis. [5] The pairing were lying tenth in the championship after four rounds; their best result was a second-place finish at the Slovakia Ring. On 19 June 2012, it was announced that Enge had tested positive for a banned substance at the Navarra round of the championship, and was suspended from racing. [6] At the beginning of August, it was announced that Enge was to be suspended from racing for 18 months. Enge is appealing the decision on the grounds that the positive test was caused by medication he is taking for a chronic cardiovascular condition. [7]

Racing record

Complete International Formula 3000 results

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

YearEntrant123456789101112DCPoints
1998 Auto Sport Racing OSC IMO CAT SIL MON PAU A1R HOC
15
HUN
12
SPA
7
PER
Ret
NÜR
6
23rd1
1999 WRT Fina IMO
DNQ
MON
DNQ
CAT
14
MAG
2
SIL
17
A1R
11
HOC
Ret
HUN
14
SPA
11
NÜR
Ret
11th6
2000 MySAP.com IMO
5
SIL
13
CAT
Ret
NÜR
Ret
MON
DNQ
MAG
5
A1R
16
HOC
1
HUN
17
SPA
6
6th15
2001 Coca-Cola Nordic Racing INT
12
IMO
3
CAT
1
A1R
3
MON
7
NÜR
1
MAG
3
SIL
5
HOC
5
HUN
11
SPA
4
MNZ 3rd39
2002 Arden International INT
Ret
IMO
6
CAT
2
A1R
1
MON
3
NÜR
13
SIL
1
MAG
1
HOC
Ret
HUN
DSQ
SPA
4
MNZ
2
3rd50
2004 Ma-Con Engineering IMO
5
CAT
Ret
MON
14
NÜR
7
MAG
2
SIL
3
HOC
Ret
HUN
4
SPA
4
MNZ
2
4th38

Complete Formula One results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

YearTeamChassisEngine1234567891011121314151617WDC Points
2001 Prost Acer Prost AP04 Acer V10 AUS MAL BRA SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA
12
USA
14
JPN
Ret
24th0

Complete American Le Mans Series results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngine12345678910RankPoints
1999 Team Rafanelli SRL LMP Riley & Scott Mk III Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 SEB
Ret
ATL MOS SON POR PET
6
MON LSV 64th14
2002 Prodrive GTS Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9 L V12 SEB
6
SON MID AME WAS TRO MOS MON
1
MIA
3
PET
2
13th94
2003 Veloqx Prodrive Racing GTS Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9 L V12 SEB
Ret
ATL
2
SON
4
TRO
Ret
MOS
2
AME
3
MON
DSQ
MIA
2
PET
1
7th97
2005 Aston Martin Racing GT1 Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 SEB ATL MID LIM SON POR AME MOS PET
5
MON 14th14
2006 Aston Martin Racing GT1 Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0l V12 SEB
3
LST
3
LMO
3
NEN
3
UTA
1
POR
2
AME
3
MOS
3
PET
1
MON
3
3rd159

Complete European Le Mans Series results

YearEntrantClassChassisEngine1234567RankPoints
2001 Lanesra LMP900 Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S Élan 6L8 6.0L V8 SEB DON JAR EST MOS
2
VAL PLM 17th21
2004 Larbre Compétition GTS Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 MNZ NUR SIL SPA
2
10th8
2005 MenX GT1 Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 SPA
Ret
MNZ
2
SIL NUR IST 12th8
2008 Team Modena GT1 Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 CAT
Ret
MNZ
1
SPA
3
NUR
1
SIL
1
3rd36
2009 AMR Eastern Europe LMP1 Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 CAT
1
SPA
3
ALG
2
NUR
1
SIL
3
1st39
2011 Young Driver AMR GTE Pro Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 PLR
Ret
SPA IMO SIL EST NC0

Rolex Series career

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

YearTeam1234567891011121314RankPoints
2007 SAMAX R24
6
MEXMIAVIRLAGWG6
Ret
MDODAYIOWBARMONWGI
Ret
SON
Ret
SLC
2
35th93
2008 Peter Baron R24
Ret
MIAMEXVIRLAGWG6MDODAYBARMONWGISONNJSLCNC0
2009 Alegra Motorsports R24
Ret
VIRNJLAGWG6MDODAYBARWGIMONSLCMIA
12
44th35
2011 Starworks Motorsport R24
Ret
MIABARVIRLIMWG6ROALAGNJWGSLAGMONMDONC0

24 Hours of Le Mans results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
2002 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Prodrive Flag of Sweden.svg Rickard Rydell
Flag of Switzerland.svg Alain Menu
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GTS167DNFDNF
2003 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Veloqx Prodrive Racing Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Kox
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jamie Davies
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GTS33610th1st
2004 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Prodrive Racing Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Kox
Flag of Switzerland.svg Alain Menu
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GTS32511th4th
2005 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Aston Martin Racing Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Kox
Flag of Portugal.svg Pedro Lamy
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1327DNFDNF
2006 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Aston Martin Racing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Darren Turner
Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Piccini
Aston Martin DBR9 GT13506th2nd
2007 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Aston Martin Racing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Johnny Herbert
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Kox
Aston Martin DBR9 GT13379th4th
2008 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Charouz Racing System
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Aston Martin Racing
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Charouz
Flag of Germany.svg Stefan Mücke
Lola B08/60-Aston Martin LMP13549th9th
2009 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg AMR Eastern Europe Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Charouz
Flag of Germany.svg Stefan Mücke
Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 LMP13734th4th
2010 Flag of Germany.svg Young Driver AMR Flag of Denmark.svg Christoffer Nygaard
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Kox
Aston Martin DBR9 GT131122nd3rd

American Open-Wheel

(key)

IndyCar Series

YearTeamChassisEngine1234567891011121314151617RankPoints
2004 Patrick Racing Dallara IR-04 Chevrolet Indy V8 HMSPHXMOT INDY TXSRIRKANNSHMILMISKTYPPIRNZRCHIFON
16
TX2
13
27th31
2005 Panther Racing Dallara IR-05 Chevrolet Indy V8 HMS
21
PHX
20
STP
16
MOT
DNS
INDY
19
TXS
19
RIR
7
KAN
11
NSH
23
MILMISKTY
11
PPIR
6
SNM
5
CHI
20
WGL
13
FON
8
16th261
2006 Cheever Racing Dallara IR-05 Honda HI6R V8 HMS STP MOT
19
INDY WGLTXSRIRKANNSHMILMISKTYSNMCHI32nd12

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

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

YearEntrant12345678910111213141516171819202122DCPoints
2005–06 Czech Republic GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
GER
SPR

11
GER
FEA

Ret
POR
SPR

5
POR
FEA

9
AUS
SPR

Ret
AUS
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

16
MYS
FEA

3
UAE
SPR

3
UAE
FEA

Ret
RSA
SPR

5
RSA
FEA

Ret
IDN
SPR

10
IDN
FEA

13
MEX
SPR

5
MEX
FEA

7
USA
SPR

18
USA
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

6
CHN
FEA

1
12th56
2006–07 NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR

5
CZE
FEA

2
BEI
SPR

8
BEI
FEA

6
MYS
SPR

Ret
MYS
FEA

14
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
NZL
SPR

17
NZL
FEA

12
AUS
SPR

9
AUS
FEA

5
RSA
SPR

11
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
SHA
SPR
SHA
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
12th27
2007–08 NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
ZHU
SPR

5
ZHU
FEA

8
NZL
SPR

Ret
NZL
FEA

11
AUS
SPR

18
AUS
FEA

15
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
SHA
SPR
SHA
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
19th10

Complete FIA GT Championship results

YearTeamChassisEngineClass123456789101112PosPoints
2001 Coca-Cola Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6N-GT MNZ BRN
7
MAG
3
MNZ ZOL DIL BUD SPA A1 NUR JAR EST 31st4
2002 BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12GT MAG SIL BRN
Ret
JAR AND OSC SPA PER DON EST NC0
2003 MenX Ferrari 360 Modena GT Ferrari 3.6L V8N-GT BAR
6
MAG
Ret
PER
Ret
BRN
5
DON SPA AND OSC
10
EST MNZ 37th7
2006 Aston Martin Racing BMS Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12GT1 SIL BRN OSC SPA
4
RIC DIJ MUG HUN ADR DUB 30th5.5
2007 Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0L V8GT2 ZHU
3
SIL BUC MNZ
7
OSC SPA
Ret
ADR 18th9
RBImmo Racing Team
Konrad Motorsport
Saleen S7R Ford 7.0L V8GT1 BRN
13
NOG ZOL NC0
2008 IPB Spartak Racing
Reiter Engineering
Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT Lamborghini 6.0 L V12GT2 SIL MNZ ADR OSC SPA
5
BUC BRN 16th8
Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 Aston Martin 4.5 L V8G2 NOG
1
ZOL
1
SAN NC0

Complete GT1 World Championship results

YearTeamCar1234567891011121314151617181920PosPoints
2010 Young Driver AMR Aston Martin ABU
QR

Ret
ABU
CR

11
SIL
QR

4
SIL
CR

EX
BRN
QR

2
BRN
CR

2
PRI
QR

10
PRI
CR

16
SPA
QR

10
SPA
CR

6
NÜR
QR

1
NÜR
CR

1
ALG
QR

4
ALG
CR

10
NAV
QR

Ret
NAV
CR

4
INT
QR

2
INT
CR

10
SAN
QR

10
SAN
CR

15
4th104
2011 Young Driver AMR Aston Martin ABU
QR

Ret
ABU
CR

6
ZOL
QR

3
ZOL
CR

3
ALG
QR

Ret
ALG
CR

Ret
SAC
QR

10
SAC
CR

Ret
SIL
QR

1
SIL
CR

2
NAV
QR

Ret
NAV
CR

13
PRI
QR

2
PRI
CR

3
ORD
QR

16
ORD
CR

14
BEI
QR

1
BEI
CR

2
SAN
QR

5
SAN
CR

10
4th103
2012 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini NOG
QR

3
NOG
CR

8
ZOL
QR

Ret
ZOL
CR

8
NAV
QR

12
NAV
QR

14
SVK
QR

2
SVK
CR

Ret
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
MOS
QR
MOS
CR
NUR
QR
NUR
CR
DON
QR
DON
CR
19th18

Complete Blancpain Sprint Series results

YearTeamCarClass1234567891011121314Pos.Points
2014 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 Pro NOG
QR

9
NOG
CR

16
18th16
Reiter Engineering BRH
QR

9
BRH
CR

Ret
ZAN
QR
ZAN
CR
SVK
QR

Ret
SVK
CR

DNS
G-Drive Racing ALG
QR

6
ALG
CR

4
ZOL
QR

13
ZOL
CR

9
BAK
QR
BAK
CR

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alexandre Prémat
Mike Rockenfeller
Le Mans Series Champion
2009 with:
Jan Charouz
Stefan Mücke
Succeeded by
Stéphane Sarrazin