• Yuanpu Cui

Career

Yuanpu was born in Xi’an, China, in 2008 and first drove a go-kart at the age of six. He joined the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’s junior squad in 2021, off the back of a positive season of growth and development in 2020.

Racing is in Yuanpu’s blood because his father was also a racing driver. Yuanpu first began racing professionally in 2014 with events in China and by 2016, he finished second in the Chinese Rotax series.

Over the next few seasons, he began to expand his racing outside of China, competing in events all around the world. This included podium finishes in Italian National events, WSK Open Cup, WSK Final Cup, the ROK Cup Superfinal and WSK Euro Series in the 60 Mini and Mini ROK classes, across the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

In 2020, he picked up a P2 position in the 31° Andrea Margutti Trophy in OK Junior, scored victories and podiums in the WSK Champions Cup in 60 Mini and scored podiums in the WSK Super Master Series in 60 Mini. He also achieved a podium in the 2020 Florida Winter Tour in Mini ROK.

For 2021, he continued racing in OK Junior classes with Kart Republic (Argenti Motorsport), competing in a number of different karting series. 2022 will see him step up to the OK category.

Profile

Nationality: Chinese
Date of Birth: 18 February 2008
Place of Birth: Xi’an, China
2021 Champions of the Future (OK Junior) – P33 
  WSK Super Master Series (OK Junior) – P26 
  WSK Euro Series (OK Junior) – P43 
  WSK Open Cup (OK Junior) – P42
  WSK Final Cup (OK Junior) – P23 
2020 Florida Winter Tour (Mini ROK) – P21
  WSK Champions Cup (60 Mini) – P11
  WSK Super Master Series (60 Mini)
  31° Andrea Margutti Trophy (OK Junior) – P2
2019 30° Andrea Margutti Trophy (60 Mini) – P21
  WSK Euro Series (60 Mini) – P32
  ROK Cup Superfinal (Mini ROK) – P30
  48° Trofeo delle Industrie (60 Mini) – P16
  WSK Open Cup (Mini) – P6
  WSK Final Cup (60 Mini) – P17
2018 ROK the Rio (Mini ROK) – P16
2017 IAME International Final (X30 Mini) – P14
2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals (Mico MAX) – P33