Date of birth: 25-01-1989
Nationality: Romanian
Sponsors: Romanian Tourism
Other Interests: Cycling, Tennis, Skiing
Official website: mihai-marinescu.ro/
“I’m happy to be back in F2 for the 2012 season. I enjoyed racing in the series, so it was a natural choice to continue here, in a friendly and familiar environment. Of course I aim to win the championship and to take the big prize – the test with the Williams F1 car – but I learned that the championship is long, you need consistency and to work very hard, every day, to achieve this dream."
 
 

2012 sees Mihai embark on his third season in Formula Two after an impressive season last year which saw him record his maiden win together with three podiums and a further seven top 10 finishes to end fifth overall.

The Romanian made a promising start to his 2011 season to record five points finishes from the first half of the season - four of which saw him secure top five or better. His three retirements though no doubt hampered his early campaign, but Mihai put these behind him and in Austria secured his maiden F2 podium with third in race one.

He repeated the feat in the second race before going even better at the next rounds in Monza to put his JPH1B car on pole and, despite losing the lead, came back to earn a deserved first victory.

Mihai's maiden F2 season in 2010 saw him again make a composed start with two top eight results in the opening round at Silverstone, before superb qualifying performances at Monza saw him line up third and fifth for the two races.

Points finishes in both races at Zolder followed, before Mihai took his best result of the year at Portimão - narrowly missing out on a maiden F2 podium after storming from 10th on the grid to fourth at the chequered flag, ending a respectable 11th overall.

Prior to F2 Mihai enjoyed a competitive season in Formula Renault 3.5 in 2009, as well as successful campaigns in Formula BMW Europe (2008) and Formula Renault Eurocup (2007).

2011 FIA Formula Two Championship 5th overall, 1 win, 3 podiums, 1 pole
2010 FIA Formula Two Championship 11th
2009 Formula Renault 3.5 30th
2008 Formula BMW Europe 11th
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
11th
5th
2006

Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Italian Formula Renault

6th
11th
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