Kuba Śmiechowski

My first contact with motorsport was at the age of 14. My father took me to a karting track in Lublin (Poland) and I instantly fell in love with it. Not long after that I had my first professional test with the German DP Racing team, based in Jüterbog (Germany).

Sadly, the racing possibilities in Poland are very small, so my first steps had to be taken abroad. The beginnings were slow, but in my second year I made an appearance in the German Kart Championship.

During the next season, I was a regular contestant and moved to a Polish team, which was part of the Peter de Bruijn racing family. In 2009 I became the Polish Kart Champion in the KF2 category, and I also had my first test in a Formula Renault 2.0. Before the year ended I entered my first single-seater race.

In 2010 I took part in FR2.0 NEC series where I scored my first podium finish and ended the championship in 7th place. I moved to the Inter Europol Competition team in 2011, continuing my adventure in the Formula Renault.

In the year 2014 I took part in BOSS GP Series in a GP2 car, claiming the championship in my first year. In 2015 I lost the championship by just one point.

Since 2016 I am racing with a Ligier LMP3 in endurance races. Together with my teammate in the VdeV Martin Hippe, we claimed the 2016 championship in LMP3 Class. After some bad luck in the first couple of races in the ELMS, we still managed some good results and finished 12th in the team classification.

This year we will defend the VdeV title and hopefully claim one in the ELMS.

In short:

2005 / 2006: Karting Category ICA Junior
2007 / 2008: Karting Category KF2
2009: Karting Category KF2: KF2 Polish Champion
2010: Formula Renault 2.0 NEC: 7th place overall
2011 / 2012: Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
2013: Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula Renault FIA-CEZ 3rd place overall
2014: Formula GP2 BOSS GP Champion
Formula 3 ESET V4 Cup Formula: 2nd place overall
2015: Formula GP2 Boss GP Vice Champion
Formula 3 ESET V4 Cup 2nd place overall
2016: LMP3 VdeV Endurance Series Champion
LMP3 ELMS 12th overall