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Marc Gene

Marc Gene, 2000. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Marc Gene, 2000. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Marc Gene, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 26th June 2015. Copyright Richard Jenkins.

Marc Gene, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 26th June 2015. Copyright Richard Jenkins.

Born:

29 Mar 1974
Sabadell

Nationality:

Spain

Grands Prix:

36 (1999-2004)

F3000 starts:

4 (1997)

Ferrari test driver, still in the role after a number of years, who was also in the same role with Williams and deputised on a few occasions in Formula 1 for the latter. He also concentrates on his karting circuit and appears at historic or special events for Ferrari. From 2007 onwards, he has been more involved with racing in endurance events and won Le Mans in 2009. Also works in TV as a commentator and pundit. Gene, whilst as a young driver, took the unusual step of gaining a degree - in economics - as well as racing, being based in Buckingham somewhat deliberately to be as close to Silverstone as possible. He was awarded his degree by the former British Prime Minister, Baroness Thatcher.

Biography last updated 2 Apr 2018