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Marc Gene Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Racing Career, Dating & More

Marc Gene Biography: Marc Gene is a professional racing driver from Spain. He is most known for his work as a Formula One tester for Williams and Ferrari, as a Minardi Formula One driver, and as the factory driver for Peugeot’s Le Man’s team, with which he won the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Marc Gene Biography

Marc Gene Biography: Marc Gene was born in Sabadell. At the age of 13, he finished second in the 1987 Catalan Kart Championship (National Class); he would go on to win both this & the National Class Spanish Kart Championship in 1988. He competed in both the European and World championships in 1989. Gené was the youngest driver to win the Spanish Kart Championship Senior Class in 1990. In 1991, he competed again in the World Championship, finishing 13th.

Marc Gene Biography

Marc Gene Wiki

NameMarc Gene
Date Of Birth29 March 1974
Birth PlaceSabadell, Spain
Height5ft 8inch
Weight69kg
Zodiac SignAries
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net WorthN/A
Car CollectionN/A

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Marc Gene Career

In 1999 Gene received his big break when the Minardi team offered him a race seat. He scored his first point, and Minardi’s first since 1995, with a sixth-place finish at the European Grand Prix, while his teammate Luca Badoer cried after his car’s gearbox failed and denied him his first points finish in Formula One, as he was in fourth place with 13 laps to go. In 2000, Gené remained with Minardi but failed to score a single point, finishing eighth in the Australian and Austrian Grands Prix. His teammate in 2000 was the Argentine Gastón Mazzacane, who finished eighth in the European Grand Prix.

Marc Gene Biography

Gené, unable to secure a competitive seat for 2001, opted to join Williams as a test driver. He drove three Grands Prix as a temporary replacement for the team. Due to a contusion, Ralf Schumacher could not compete in the Italian Grand Prix in 2003. Schumacher was back in the car for the next race in the United States, despite Gené collecting four points for a fifth-place finish in his stead. Following Schumacher’s back injury at the 2004 USGP, Gené drove in the French and British Grands Prix but gave up his seat to Antônio Pizzonia and did not race again in Formula One.

In November of 2004, Gené joined his former colleague Luca Badoer as a test driver for Scuderia Ferrari. His agreement was extended through 2007. In 2007 and 2008, he could not participate in Formula One due to a testing cap. After the 2010 season, Jules Bianchi replaced Gené, Badoer, and Giancarlo Fisichella as Ferrari’s test driver in preparation for the 2011 season.

Since 2007, Peugeot has also employed Gené as a factory driver for the 908 HDi FAP Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2008, during practice for the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans, Gené crashed his 908 severely but escaped with a broken toe. The Peugeot he shared with David Brabham and Alex Wurz in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, which he won, completed 382 circuits without incident. He completed his final stint for the team. He brought the 908 home to a standing ovation from the passionate French audience, who had just witnessed one of their cars end Audi’s recent dominance in the prestigious event.

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