FIA F3 European Championship
Hockenheim – Race 3

Start: 10.55 (GMT+02:00)  |  Grid slot: P5

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A journey to the top

Climbing the ladder of international motor racing, Sweden’s Joel Eriksson is devoted to life in the fast lane. Finishing as FIA Formula 3 European vice-champion in 2017, Joel steps into a works BMW drive for the 2018 DTM campaign, taking on the established stars of the high-profile championship. Take your seat for a journey aimed just one way: to the top.



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Brands Hatch (Great Britain)
11-12 August

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Time table (GMT+01:00)

Saturday 11 August
Free Practice 1: 08.40-09.05
Free Practice 2: 09.15-09.40
Qualifying 1: 11.00-11.20
Race 1: 13.10-14.10

Sunday 12 August
Free Practice 3: 09.40-10.00
Qualifying 2: 11.00-11.20
Race 2: 13.10-14.10

Championship standings

After 10/20 races

1: Gary Paffett (GBR), Mercedes, 148 p.
2: Paul Di Resta (GBR), Mercedes, 121 p.
3: Timo Glock (GER), BMW, 101 p.
4: Marco Wittmann (GER), BMW, 98 p.
5: Edoardo Mortara (ITA), Mercedes, 97 p.

14: Joel Eriksson (SWE), BMW, 27 p.

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Rules and regulations: DTM


Joel Eriksson

Born: 28 June, 1998
Lives: Tomelilla (SWE)
Club: Kristianstad Karting Club


Team: BMW Team RBM
Engine: 4-litre V8, 500+ bhp


2017: Swedish junior driver of the year
Swedish junior driver of the year
2015: Swedish young driver of the year
2015: International accomplishment
2015: Swedish junior driver of the year
2014: Swedish young driver of the year
2014: Rydell Special Award

Swedish National Team

Joel Eriksson is part of the Swedish National Team of motor racing, being the scheme’s youngest representative.

CV You can download Joel Eriksson’s full CV here.


  • 2017

    Almost the entire way

    FIA F3 European Championship

    Joel’s second season of Formula 3 competition, with the outright European Championship title in target. Seven wins and 14 podiums from 30 races eventually nets him the runner-up slot, as he hands Team Motopark their best-ever FIA F3 European Championship result. Joel continues to form part of the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme, completing further DTM tests for the Bavarian marque.

  • 2016

    An emphatic F3 debut

    FIA F3 European Championship

    Progressing to the ultra-competitive FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2016, Joel notches up his maiden F3 podium on his very first weekend in the category, and goes on to bag his first win at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) later in the season. With ten podiums from 30 races, he comfortably claims Rookie of the Year honours and ends up a strong fifth overall in the final standings. He also manages to win the prestigious Masters of F3 standalone event in the Netherlands at his first attempt, and debuts at November’s Formula 3 World Cup in Macau (China) to cap off the season.

    Signed up by BMW during the summer, Joel becomes one of the marque’s official Junior drivers, testing the squad’s DTM car at Jerez (Spain) shortly before Christmas.  

  • 2015

    Two till the end

    ADAC Formula 4

    Another successful year in Joel’s fledgling single-seater career as he fights for the ADAC Formula 4 title until the final round of the season, eventually finishing the campaign as championship runner-up in a 35-car field. He scores a total of seven wins and ten podiums, leading the Team Motopark charge by over 200 points at season’s end.

  • 2014

    Single-seater debut with a taste of victory

    ADAC Formel Masters

    2014 marks a milestone in Joel’s quest for motor racing greatness, as he steps out of karting to join the single-seater ranks. The championship of choice is Germany’s national ADAC Formel Masters, where he bursts onto the scene to claim a maiden victory in only the fourth round of the campaign. The venue for this significant occasion is Austria’s Red Bull Ring, and with another five podiums to his season tally, Joel eventually takes fifth in the overall standings. 

  • 2007-2013

    Swedish champion


    Like so many of his peers, Joel starts out in karting. Contesting his first race back in Sweden in 2007, he progresses from the Formula Micro category into Junior 60 in 2008. By 2010, he becomes regional champion, and a year later, he claims the outright Swedish championship Formula Yamaha crown.

    Victory in the competitive Gothenburg Grand Prix – Scandinavia’s main karting race – follows in 2012, with Joel then bidding farewell to karting with a sole season of KZ2 racing at the age of 14 in 2013. As the youngest driver in the field, he goes on to beat significantly more experienced rivals to lift the Swedish championship title.

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The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) is Germany’s top racing series, and the leading touring car championship of the world. The 2018 season spans ten weekends of racing, with five rounds taking place in Germany and five in other European countries. Joel Eriksson is one of six works drivers spearheading BMW’s main factory attack.

The cars used in the DTM are custom-built for the championship by its three manufacturers: BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The bodywork is designed to replicate the look of normal road cars, but the performance is more in line with a single-seater racer. The DTM engines provide more than 500 bhp. All drivers are employed by the manufacturers directly, ensuring a high standard of competition throughout the field.  

2018 calendar

  • 4-6 May

  • 18-20 May

  • 1-3 June

  • 22-24 June

  • 13-15 July

  • 11-12 Aug

  • 24-26 Aug

  • 7-9 Sep

  • 21-23 Sep

  • 12-14 Oct


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