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Artem Markelov

Artem Markelov

Race driver

Date of birth 10 September 1994
Place of birth Moscow, Russia
Nationality Russian

Artem Markelov

Biography

Artem Markelov joins Renault Sport Formula One Team as the team’s Test and Development Driver. Artem, runner-up in the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship with Russian Time, will get his first taste of Formula 1 involvement with Renault following four years of racing in GP2 and Formula 2. In 2018, alongside his Test Driver duties, Artem will race in Formula 2 for a fifth season with Russian Time. The 23-year-old Muscovite will attend Grands Prix with the team and is planned to appear in the team’s R.S.16 and R.S.18 over the course of the year.

2018 Test Driver for Renault Sport Formula One Team, alongside racing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Russian Time.
2017 Artem secured his best season in single-seaters in 2017, claiming second place in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Russian Time who were crowned Team Champions courtesy of a healthy 210-point contribution from the 23-year-old. Artem won five races last season, including at the season opener in Bahrain, the Sprint race in Austria, the Feature in Spa and back-to-back victories at the final two rounds in Jerez and Abu Dhabi.
2016 In 2016, Artem finished his third year in the GP2 Series in 9th place taking two podiums along the way, including his first GP2 win, which came in a dramatic Monaco Feature race. From 15th on the grid, Artem played the patient game, benefitting from several safety cars, before pipping Norman Nato by 1.5s at the flag. A number of fourth and fifth places kept Artem well in the top ten of the championship, and he capped the year off with a third place at the final round in Abu Dhabi.
2015 Artem recorded his first GP2 podium in 2015 on the way to finishing 13th in the Drivers’ standings. He took third place in the Feature race in Spa, round seven, after starting from 22nd. Fifth place finishes in the Belgium Sprint race and Monza Feature solidified the Russian’s spot in his second year of running in GP2.
2014 2014 saw Artem make the step up from German Formula 3 to GP2 with Russian Time. He endured a tough season, acclimatising to the bigger, faster cars whilst racing in a series which ran on 11 Grand Prix circuits. His best result came in the Hungary Sprint race where he finished seventh.
2011-2013 Artem finished fourth in the 2011 ADAC Formel Masters with Motopark, taking one win from 23 races. 2012 saw him move to German Formula 3 with Lotus finishing 7th in his rookie year, claiming two victories in the process. A year later he finished runner-up in the same series, recording 339 points courtesy of an excellent run of results which saw him take 21 podiums from 26 races including two wins.
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