This is the Spaniard’s twelfth year with Ferrari.
Born on 29 March 1974 in Sabadell, Spain, Marc Gené made his motor-racing debut in 1987 in the Catalan Kart Championship.
In just his second season, he picked up two titles, winning both the Catalan and the Spanish Kart championships.
In 1990 Marc became the youngest driver to win the Senior Spanish Kart Championship, and the very next season took the Catalan Championship. The next year he made the move to Spanish Formula Ford, and after a series of wins in 1992 and 1993, he progressed to Formula 3.
For the next two years Marc competed in the British Formula 3 Championship and in 1996 he won the II Golden Cup FISA Superformula. He then went on to race in the international F3000 Championship in 1997. Marc made his F1 debut in 1999 with Minardi.
He raced again for the Faenza outfit for two seasons, starting 51 races in total.
In 2001 he was taken on by BMW-Williams as a test driver, where he worked until 2004.
As well as being their test driver, he also competed in three races for the team: Prix (Italy 2003, France and Great Britain 2004), standing in for driver Ralf Schumacher at three races. Marc joined Scuderia Ferrari as a test driver in November 2004, and on just his second day, took to the track in Barcelona at the wheel of the F2004. He has worked with the team to develop their Formula 1 cars ever since.
2009 was a significant year for Marc, who secured the most prestigious result of his career, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours with Peugeot.
The Catalan driver also continued to work with Scuderia Ferrari, for whom he will again fill the role of a test driver during 2010. From 2011 he is on the books as a development driver for Scuderia Ferrari.
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