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Brendon Hartley

Brendon Hartley, Monza, Italy, British F3, 2008. Copyright Stella-Marie Thomas, 2018. Used with permission.

Brendon Hartley, Monza, Italy, British F3, 2008. Copyright Stella-Marie Thomas, 2018. Used with permission.

Born:

10 Nov 1989
Palmerston North

Nationality:

New Zealand

Grands Prix:

25 (2017-2018)

Initially, Hartley looked to join the ranks of one-off Grand Prix drivers in 2017 after a successful sportscar career led to him being eyed by Formula 1 teams. However Hartley did well for Toro Rosso and earned a few more GP races that year and a contract for 2018. Son of Bryan Hartley, who raced in Formula Atlantic, Brendon progressed in racing in both his homeland and Europe before becoming a Red Bull junior driver. Whilst his team-mate in 2018, Pierre Gasly has had Red Bull backing all the way in three seasons; Hartley found the other side of the Red Bull programme; spat out after not really excelling in GP2. Hartley forged a successful career in sportscars, winning the 2015 and 2017 World Endurance Championship titles and then, also in 2017, won at Le Mans. Hartley became the first driver from New Zealand to compete in Formula 1 since Mike Thackwell in 1984. In 2019, Hartley moved to the World Endurance Championship and stays there in 2020.

Biography last updated 3 Aug 2019