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Zsolt Baumgartner

Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, 5th August 2006. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest, 5th August 2006. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

01 Jan 1981
Debrecen

Nationality:

Hungary

Grands Prix:

20 (2003-2004)

F3000 starts:

27 (2001-2003)

The first ever Hungarian driver to race in Formula 1. Now works as a TV commentator and businessman (he is involved in the oil industry) and more recently has taken a much more hands-on role in the very large family-owned pig farm which helped raise funds for his driving initially. No longer driving, Zsolt did some rallying, albeit infrequently, in his homeland for a bit. Kept links with Minardi, one of the two F1 teams he raced for, as both the driver of their two seater car, and in 2007, as their reserve and test driver for the Minardi Champ Car team. After the team disbanded, he struggled for drives and eventually moved into other things in life accordingly. However, in 2017, he returned to driving two-seater cars for the official F1 project.

Biography last updated 7 Nov 2017