Daniël de Jong

Daniël de Jong

Daniël de Jong
Nationality Netherlands Dutch
Date of birth 9 July 1992 (age 18)
Place of birth Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Debut season 2011
Current team Comtec Racing
Car no. TBA
Previous series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Finnish Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Dutch Winter Endurance Series

Daniël de Jong (born 9 July 1992 in Rotterdam) is a professional racing driver from the Netherlands.


Formula Renault 2.0

After a lengthy karting career in his native Holland and a brief stint in the Dutch Winter Endurance Series, de Jong made his single–seater debut in 2008 in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup (NEC), finishing the season 13th overall. He also contested two races in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEZ series, taking two pole positions and a race victory to finish the season in 8th place, and a single round of the Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup at Spa–Francorchamps.

In 2009, de Jong took part in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championships with MP Motorsport. In the Eurocup, he took a single points–finish at the Hungaroring to be classified in 25th place, whilst in the NEC series he took podium places at the Nürburgring and Spa–Francorchamps to finish 9th, despite missing the third round of the season at Alastaro.

2010 saw de Jong remain in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series for a second season. After finishing second to Kevin Korjus in the first race of the season at Motorland Aragón, he finished in the points on a further eight occasions to finish 9th in the standings. He also took part in selected events of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season, taking a race win at the final event of the season at the Nürburgring together with a second–place at Brno earlier in the season. He finished the year 11th in the standings, despite only taking part in six of the 18 races.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series

In October 2010, de Jong drove a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, testing for Draco Racing at the first post–season test in Barcelona. A week later he tested for Comtec Racing at Motorland Aragón and it was announced in February 2011 that he had signed to race for the team in the 2011 season, partnering British Formula Three graduate Daniel McKenzie.

Auto GP

Alongside his Formula Renault 3.5 commitments, de Jong will also contest the Auto GP season in 2011, driving for his long–time Formula Renault 2.0 team MP Motorsport.

Racing record

Career summary

† – As de Jong was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.


External links

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