Formula E: Ho-Pin Tung


Ho-Pin Tung is a Chinese racing driver who has competed in a range of motorsport series around the globe. Tung spent his early years in the Netherlands and began karting in 1997, winning the Dutch Cup in 1999. After spending a few years in Europe competing in a number of Formula Ford series, Tung raced in the Formula BMW Asia series, winning the series at the first attempt. As a result, Tung tested a Williams F1 car in December 2003.

The following season, Tung graduated to German Formula 3 and to won the championship in 2006. That year, Tung also represented Team China in the A1 Grand Prix championship and finished on the podium in the second Australian race.

Between 2007 and 2010, Tung raced for a number of teams in GP2. He came second in the sprint race of the 2008 Monaco GP2 round and finished 18th in the championship that year. In 2009 Tung took part in Superleague Formula, racing for the Atletico Madrid team in the first half of the season and Galatasaray, winning one race.

In 2009 Tung tested for the Renault F1 Team and was made the team’s official third driver early the following season. In 2011 Tung made his IndyCar series debut for Dragon Racing and finished 27th at Sonoma. Tung began racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in 2012 and has become a regular race winner. He made his debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2013 and finished in 12th place in 2014.

Career Highlights

2014 – WEC with Oak Racing-Team Asia, 12th Le Mans 24 Hours, Porsche CC Asia.
2013 – 2 wins in the Asian Le Mans Series and 1 win in Porsche CC Asia.
2012 – 3 podiums in Porsche CC Asia.
2011 – IndyCar debut with Dragon Racing, 2 races in FIA GT 1 with Team China.
2010 – Reserve driver for Renault F1 team and 28th in GP2.
2009 – 1 win in Superleague Formula and tests for Renault F1 team.
2008 – 18th in GP2 with a podium finish in Monaco sprint race.
2007 – A1 Grand Prix with team China with one 3rd place.
2006 – 9 wins and German F3 champion.
2005 – 2 wins and 3rd in German F3.
2004 – 7th in German F3.
2003 – Formula BMW Asia champion.
1999 – Dutch Cup karting champion.

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