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Frédéric Makowiecki
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of France.png French
Date of Birth 22 November 1980
Date of Death
Experience World Endurance Championship
Formula E Career
Tests 2
Début Flag of Morocco.png 2018 Rookie Test
Teams Flag of China.png Techeetah; Flag of Germany.png Porsche Formula E Team

Frédéric Makowiecki (born 22 November 1980 in Arras, Hauts-de-France, France) is a French racing driver, who has served as am ABB FIA Formula E Championship test driver for Techeetah and the Porsche Formula E Team.[1] A factory Porsche driver, Makowiecki would also aid Michelin in the development of their Pilot Sport tyre designed for FE, as well as help to develop Porsche's first FE powertrain.[2]

Background

Makowiecki began his career in karting, before graduating to single-seater racing in 2000 when he entered the French Formula 3 Championship.[3] Finishing fourth in Class B, Makowiecki made an interesting decision to switch to GT racing in 2001, entering the French GT Championship and duly finishing as runner-up in his rookie season.[3] Makowiecki remained in French GT until the end of the 2006 season, securing the title in 2004 with six victories alongside a run to third in the Porsche Carrera Cup France.[3]

Gun for Hire: 2007 - 2013

For 2007 Makowiecki expanded his horizon to a continental scale, securing a drive in the FIA European GT3 Championship with Aston Martin alongside campaigns in French GT and Porsche Carrera Cup France.[3] After two seasons in European GT3, Makowiecki added the International GT Open with a customer Ferrari team to his plans in 2009, combined with a run to third in the French Carrera Cup.[3] 2010 saw Makowiecki claim the Carrera Cup France title alongside third in the GT1 World Championship with Aston Martin as he continued to bounce between various GT based series.[3]

For 2011 Makowiecki would be selected to compete for a customer Ferrari team in the Le Mans Series, culminating in his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut with the Italian marque.[3] 2012 saw McLaren hire Makowiecki's services to join their various GT3 programmes in the Blancpain Endurance Series and the GT World Championship, with the Frenchman finishing as runner-up in the World Championship in the GT3 class.[3] 2013 saw Makowiecki return to Aston Martin's roster of drivers to secure a seat in the World Endurance Championship in LMGTE Pro, claiming two class victories en-route to ninth.[3]

Porsche Placements: 2014 - 2021

In 2014 Makowiecki would find a permanent home with Porsche as one of their factory GT drivers, who subsequently handed him a drive in their WEC GT programme resulting in the Frenchman claiming second at the end of the campaign.[3] 2015 saw Makowiecki enter both the WEC and the endurance races in the IMSA USCC, before the latter became his main programme for 2016, alongside various GT3 level drives.[3] In 2017 Makowiecki returned to the WEC in a campaign that ended with the Frenchman in second in the GT Drivers World Championship, before the Frenchman stepped back from Porsche's main GTE programmes.[3]

From 2018 onward Makowiecki's services were primarily used in GT3 based series, although he would remain on Porsche's GTE books as a third/reserve driver for their WEC programme.[3] Two second place finishes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans would follow for Makowiecki in 2018 and 2019, as well as an outright victory at the 24h Nürburgring in 2018.[3] For 2020, however, Porsche would move to their roster of American GTE drivers, resulting in a run to fifth with two class victories, before stepping back to GT3 level series in 2021.[3]

Formula E History

Makowiecki was approached by Michelin to aid them in developing the tyres for the second phase of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, the Sport EV2 compound introduced for the 2016/17 season.[2] In 2017/18 the Frenchman was offered the chance to test for Techeetah at the 2018 Rookie Test alongside James Rossiter, and would lap a second slower than the Brit.[4] After sitting out the 2019 Rookie Test, Makowiecki was selected by Porsche to complete the 2020 Rookie Test during the 2019/20 season, and this time would outpace temporary teammate Thomas Preining by a second and a half.[5]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Frédéric Makowiecki's career in Formula E in statistical form:

Frédéric Makowiecki's Formula E Test Record
Year Entrant No. Car Role
2017/18 Flag of China.png Techeetah[6] 25 Renault Z.E. 17 Test Driver
2019/20 Flag of Germany.png TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team[1] 99 Porsche 99X Electric Test Driver

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 'Porsche sending Makowiecki and Preining to Formula-E', sportscarillustrated.com, (Sport Car Illustrated, 20/02/2020), https://sportscarillustrated.com/news_20/b/news20b_0117_formula-e_porsche_drivers.html, (Accessed 20/02/2020)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Michelin
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 'Frédéric Makowiecki', driverdb.com, (DriverDB AB, 2021), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/frederic-makowiecki/, (Accessed 26/12/2021)
  4. Scott Mitchell, 'Audi's Muller sets lap record in Formula E rookie test', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 14/01/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/audi-muller-tops-formula-e-rookie-test-with-new-lap-record-995760/, (Accessed 15/01/2018)
  5. 'Nick Cassidy sets fastest time for Envision Virgin Racing in Rookie Test', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 01/03/2020), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/feb/marrakesh-rookie-test-round-up, (Accessed 01/03/2020)
  6. 'Rossiter and Mako to test for TECHEETAH', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/12/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/december/rossiter-and-mako-to-test-for-techeetah/, (Accessed 19/12/2017)
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