23 Facts About Artem Markelov


Artem Valeryevich Markelov is a Russian racing driver who last competed in the FIA Formula 2 Championship for HWA Team in 2020.


In 2011, Artem Markelov moved into open-wheel racing, competing in ADAC Formel Masters with Motopark Academy, taking eleven podiums in twenty-three races, including one win at Red Bull Ring.


Artem Markelov finished seventh in the standings, scoring three podiums, including sprint-race wins at Lausitz and Hockenheim.


Artem Markelov stayed in the German series for another year in 2013, remaining with Motopark.


Artem Markelov had eighteen podiums in twenty-three races, including wins in both main races at Lausitz.


Artem Markelov finished as runner-up to his teammate Marvin Kirchhofer.


Artem Markelov made his GP2 Series debut in 2014 with Russian Time, where he joined Mitch Evans.

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Artem Markelov had only one point-scoring finish at Spa, finishing the season 24th, twenty positions behind Evans in the drivers' championship.


Artem Markelov took his first podium at Spa, when he started from the 22nd position on the grid.


Artem Markelov made the progress in the championship to the thirteenth place, being more consistent, but he was still eight positions behind the Evans in the standings.


Artem Markelov continued to race with Russian Time in 2016, but this time he was joined in the team by Raffaele Marciello.


Artem Markelov claimed his first GP2 Series win in the feature race in Monaco, starting from the fifteenth starting position.


Artem Markelov won the first race in the FIA Formula 2 Championship history.


Artem Markelov collected wins at Spielberg, Spa, Jerez and Abu Dhabi While it wasn't enough to prevent Charles Leclerc winning the drivers' championship, he brought the teams' championship to Russian Time with the help of Ghiotto.


However, following Jordan King's participation in the 2019 Indianapolis 500, Artem Markelov was called up by MP Motorsport for the Monaco round as a one-off replacement.


Artem Markelov scored points in both races, with a sixth place in the first race and a fourth place in the second race.


In 2020, Artem Markelov continued to race in F2 with the same team, now HWA Racelab.


Artem Markelov was joined by Giuliano Alesi, son of former Formula One driver Jean Alesi, who left Trident at the end of the 2019 season.


However Artem Markelov had a disappointing season scoring only 5 points compared to championship winner Mick Schumacher's 215.


In February 2018, Artem Markelov was announced as Renault development driver for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship and drove in an official Formula One session for the first time at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix.


Artem Markelov then made an appearance for the team at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test.


Artem Markelov is married to former TV show host Katya Zhuzha.


Artem Markelov is the step father of Katya Zhuzha's child from another marriage, Nicole Markelova.