Энциклопедия Формулы 1:
1950-2017

Rambler's Top100

Гонщики

Курсивом отмечены гонщики,
выступавшие только
в Indy 500 (1950-1960)

Испания
Испания

Марк Жене

Gen?, Marc

Марк Жене / Gen?, Marc

Родился:

29.03.1974

Сабаделл, Барселона

Сезонов в Ф1:

3

Лет в Ф1:

6

Гран При:

36

Старты:

36

Победы:

подряд:

Подиумы:

подряд:

Поул-позиции:

подряд:

Первый ряд:

подряд:

Быстрые круги:

подряд:

Лучший финиш:

5

Лучший старт:

5

Дубли:

Хет-трики:

Лидирование старт/финиш:

Большие шлемы:

Круги:

1738

лидирования:

Километры:

8541.35

лидирования:

Очки:

5

за один сезон:

4

подряд:

Ф1: 1999-2004

Марк Жене / Gen?, Marc - 1999-2004

Год

Команда

Шасси

1999Minardi TeamMinardi M01
Minardi M01
2000Telef?nica Minardi FondmetalMinardi M02
Minardi M02
2003BMW WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams FW25
Williams FW25
2004BMW WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams FW26
Williams FW26

The Spaniard had taken the Italian Superformula championship in 1994, but his step up to British Formula 3 the following year proved somewhat disappointing when he struggled in the wake of his team-mate Helio Castro-Neves. In mitigation, Marc was at this stage still studying at university, which naturally curtailed the amount of time he could devote to his racing career.

Budget problems kept him out of action for much of 1996, but he managed to gain a place in the Pacific F3000 team at the start of 1997. Unfortunately an accident in the second round at Pau left Gen? with a cracked vertebra, which sidelined him for a month, and when he was fit to return his place in the team had gone. Although he was able to find another berth with Nordic for a couple of races his season lay in tatters.

So it was back to his day job as an accountant in Spain and competition in the less pressurised atmosphere of the Open Fortuna by Nissan single-seater series. Driving for Adrian Campos, Marc swept to a convincing championship win, chalking up six victories from twelve races. In truth there wasn't a huge amount of competition for him to beat, but it was to give his career a massive boost.

With the Spanish communications giant Telefonica backing Minardi in 1999, Marc was suddenly a shock candidate for a place with the Faenza team and immediately impressed the Minardi hierarchy with his hard work and willingness to learn.

Certainly he was not outclassed by his more experienced team-mate Badoer, and he had the great satisfaction of bringing his car into sixth place at the European Grand Prix. This single point pushed the little Italian team above the mega-rich British American Racing to ensure that, for one season at least, they were not bottom of the pile.

(c) 'Who is Who' by Steve Small, 2000

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