Marko Jantscher

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Marko Jantscher
Nationality Flag of Austria svg.png Austrian
Born 21th January 1995 (age 21)
Salzburg, Austria
Current Team Falik Arrows (F2RWRS)
Car Number 17
Former Teams Fusion Motorsports (F3RWRS)
Licor Beirão (F2RWRS)
Races 3 (1 start)
Championships 0
Victories 1
Podiums 1
Points 10
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
First Race 2015 F3RWRS Round of Australia
First Victory 2015 F3RWRS Round of the United Kingdom (sprint)
Last Victory 2016 F2RWRS British Grand Prix
Last Race N/A
Best Finish 5th (F3RWRS)


Marko Jantscher (born 21th January 1995 in Salzburg, Austria) is an Austrian race driver currently contracted to Falik Arrows. A former driver in German F3, he raced for Fusion Motorsports in his first F3RWRS season.

Early life

Marko was born in Salzburg to Florian, a director at a building aggregates company and Karina, a forensic scientist. The family moved to Düsseldorf when Jantscher was 12, where he first went karting. Discovering an innate talent, Jantscher entered a few championships in the west of Germany. Much to the anger of his rivals, the young Austrian dominated each championship he entered, bagging himself a drive in the ADAC Formel Masters championship.

Racing Career

Jantscher's current helmet

ADAC Formel Masters and Formula 3

Jantscher managed to come 2nd in his first season of the ADAC Formel Masters series, which included wins in all three races at Oschersleben. He was picked up for German Formula 3, and this time came 3rd in the championship with 289 points.

F3RWRS

Jantscher was announced alongside Leandro Moreira for the new Fusion Motorsports F3RWRS team. After a steady start, he had a run of five podiums in a row, culminating in a sprint race win at Donington. He won again in the sprint at the Norisring, and this run of good form alerted top teams like Jones Racing, Licor Beirão and Aston Martin. He signed a deal with Licor Beirão, but after the negotiations came to a close Jantscher endured some terrible luck. Having been hung out to dry at Ascari by his teammate Stefan Kuntz in the first Italy race, Nick Nurmester took him off in the second race. Suspension failure and electrical problems curtailed the hopes of more points at Fuji Speedway, taking the Austrian out of the title race. This hoodoo continued into the last race, where Daniel Melville made an overtaking manoeuvre on Jantscher at Surfers' Paradise. Unfortunatly, Jantscher had nowhere to go except the wall which capped off a disappointing end to an otherwise impressive year.

F2RWRS

After some long negotiations, Jantscher was confirmed as a Licor Beirão driver for 2016 F2RWRS season, and will replace the F1RWRS-bound Alberto Cara. After a disappointing 2015, the Portuguese team dropped into pre-qualifying, and despite Jantscher's obvious pace he was held back by his team-mate João António Soares. Having failed to qualify for the first two races, Jantscher was approached by Prince Falik to switch teams having just fired Josh Carlisle. He accepted, and won first time out at Brands Hatch with Falik Arrows.


Results

F3RWRS

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Pts
2015 Fusion Motorsports Fusion FM-01 Audi F3-1 AUS
R1
4
AUS
R2
21
TUR
R1
4
TUR
R2
9
MON
SP
3
USA
R1
2
USA
R2
3
GBR
R1
2
GBR
R2
1
GER
R1
21
GER
R2
1
SPA
SP
5
ITA
R1
37
ITA
R2
18
JPN
R1
Ret
JPN
R2
34
SUR
SP
Ret
5th 69

F2RWRS

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 DC Pts
2015 Aston Martin Motor Racing TAS
RSA
TUR
MON
FRA
GBR
GER
BEL
AUT
ITA
NDS
SIN
JPN
USA
100
Ret
39th 0
2016 Licor Beirão Portugal Racing AUS
DNPQ
PAC
DNPQ
GBR
ITA
AUT
TUR
USA
GER
NDS
MON
TBA
CHN
JPN
100
2nd* 25*
Falik Arrows AUS
PAC
GBR
1
ITA
Ret
AUT
3
TUR
16
USA
Ret
GER
5
NDS
4
MON
TBA
CHN
JPN
100