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History-maker: Ma became the first Chinese driver to win an FIA world championship motor race when he won WTCC Race of Russia in 2014, his debut in the series.
Then what? He played an important role in Citroën’s WTCC success, winning again on the streets of Vila Real in 2015. But when Citroën restructured its line-up for 2016, Ma switched his focus to other disciplines. However, the Shanghai racer returned in a Sébastien Loeb Racing C-Elysée WTCC at Macau in 2017 and set the fastest lap in the Main Race.
Diversity rules: As well as success in touring car racing, Ma has experience in FIA Formula E, A1 Grand Prix, Formula 3000, British Formula 3, TCR Asia and China and FIA World Rallycross.
And Formula One too: Ma was the first Chinese driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when joined HRT for Free Practice 1 at the Italian Grand Prix in 2012 in place of Narain Karthikeyan.
Did you know: Ma’s seventh place in Race 3 at WTCR Race of China-Wuhan made him the first Chinese driver to score WTCR OSCARO points.
CAREER SO FAR:
2005: 16, Asian Formula Renault Challenge
2006: 22, A1 Grand Prix series
2008: 7, Spanish Formula 3 Cup
2009: 10, British Formula 3 Championship, National Class
2010: 19, Superleague Formula
2011: 1 (3 wins), China Touring Car Championship, Class 1600 (Hyundai)
2012: Formula One test driver (HRT)
2013: Formula One test driver (Caterham); GP2 Series
2014: 13 (1 win), World Touring Car Championship (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC)
2015: 4 (1 win), WTCC (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC)
2015-16: 19 (best result 11), FIA Formula E Championship (Team Aguri Spark-Renault SRT 01E)
2016-17: 25 (best result 15), FIA Formula E (Techeetah Spark-Renault Z.E. 16)
2017: TCR Asia; TCR China; NC (best result 12), WTCC (Citroën C-Elysée WTCC)
2018: 30 (best result 7 from eight races), WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO (Honda Civic Type R TCR); won TCR China finale at the Guangdong International Circuit (Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris)