Constantin Grimminger

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Constantin Grimminger
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Nationality Germany.png German
Born 14 July 1992
Ulm, Germany
Car number 14
TCC career
Current team MPG Competition
Entries 63
Wins 7
Podiums 25
Career points 765
Pole positions 4
Fastest laps 6
First entry 2018 Spa
Best finish 2nd in 2018
WEC career
Current team MPG Competition Team Asia
Entries 8
Wins 3
Podiums 5
Career points 140
Pole positions 3
Fastest laps 3
First entry 2019 Silverstone
Best finish 3rd in 2019 (GTE)
JTC career
Current team CGD MPG自動車
Entries 2
Wins
Podiums
Career points 20
Pole positions
Fastest laps
First entry 2020 Okayama
Best finish TBD
OWC career
Current team MPG Competition
Entries
Wins
Podiums
Career points
Pole positions
Fastest laps
First entry TBD
Best finish TBD
Previous series
2019 WEC
2020 JTC
Notable results
Titles Formula E: 2018–19
Event wins 2.4 Hours of Le Mans: 2019 (GTE)

Constantin Grimminger (born 14 July 1992) is a German sim racer, competing for MPG Competition in the IVRC World Endurance Championship.

In early 2019, after some controversy about his multiple functions as league admin and active racer broke out at round three of the Touring Car Championship, he decided to stop his sim racing career after 2019 and focus on his role as league administrator and main commentator. However, he's "planning to return to single events in the future" and as a stand-in for his team mates at MPG Competition.

Sim racing career

Grimminger started his sim career in mid-2005 in minor German leagues, using F1 Challenge 99-02. In the late first decade of the millenium he joined the league F1C-Fun, a league with a career system, where he gained his first major success by finishing third in the rookie-level A1GP Championship and thus graduated to the league's GP2 series. However, he wasn't able to keep up his success and dropped off the season early.

This left Grimminger without a league drive until 2011, when he partnered up with long-time friend Martin Jatzek to start the Race4Speed precessor GP2League.com, a league which lasted for only three rounds. However, both drivers weren't willing to let go and finally founded Race4Speed. In the same time he participated in DLM Racing e.V.'s FormelDRL; also he took part in the 2017 NASCAR season at GPLatina and other leagues.

Unlike other drivers, he competed as keyboard driver in most of his early career before finally buying a used Logitech Driving Force GT in mid-2014 from his then-R4S GP3 team mate Benjamin Röske. Grimminger used this wheel until 2017, when he bought a Logitech G29.

Touring Car Championship

With the beginning of IVRC, Grimminger joined the Touring Car Championship for it's debut season in 2018. At the halfway point of 2018, Grimminger held the lead in the driver's championship. However, partly due to missing two rounds in the second half of the championship, he just ended the inaugural season on second, still with six wins and 18 podiums in 28 starts.

For 2019-1 he returned once again with MPG Competition, trying to push Marc Stwerka off the drivers' championship throne. However, after a difficult and unlucky season start, which peaked in a massive controversy at round 3, he decided to step out of the championship and quit his main racing career. However, he appeared already at the next event which happened just one week later as stand-in for his team mate Martin Jatzek. After that plus another stand-in he finally left TCC and concentrated on being the main commentator for the TCC live streams.

Nürburgring Endurance

For the first edition of the IVRC Nürburgring Endurance race Grimminger participated with MPG Competition. After initially going for a 24h race, the race directors shortened the race distance to 90 minutes and forbid shared entries. In the process, Grimminger started the race from 4th on the grid and finished 2nd behind team mate Carlos Frau.

GT3 World Cup

For the first edition of the IVRC GT3 World Cup, Grimminger participated with MPG Competition Asia in a Nissan GT-R GT3. After scoring a surprising front row start for the Qualifying Race, he crashed out of in the last lap while easily being in 2nd. This forced him to start the Main Race in the mid pack, where he collided with team mate Jatzek and thus was robbed of any chance to get a good result.

F3 World Cup

For the first edition of the IVRC F3 World Cup, Grimminger participated with MPG Competition in a Volkswagen-powered Dallara F312. After a solid run to place himself into first third in Qualifying and finishing the Qualifying Race in 3rd, he fought for P2 in the Main Race against Dionysis Faraos, where he was forced to take avoiding action and crashed into the wall. After a lengthy repair stop he finished the race in 7th.

World Endurance Championship

For the first edition of the IVRC World Endurance Championship, Grimminger originally planned to compete for MPG Competitions LMP2 team. However, as the class was cancelled shortly before the season start, he jumped into GTE just one day prior to the event and was, to his own surprise, able to dominate the class in the first event. Two lucky wins at Spa and the 2.4 Hours of Le Mans followed, before team mate Carlos Frau was finally able to beat him.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2018 TCC MPG Competition 28 6 3 4 18 418 2nd
Nürburgring Endurance 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
GT3 World Cup MPG Competition Asia 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
F3 World Cup MPG Competition 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 7th
2018-19 Formula E MPG Swinegel Racing 5 0 2 0 4 84 1st
2019 RoC no team 5 2 N/A N/A 0 N/A 5th
TCC-1 MPG Competition 21 1 1 2 7 264 5th
TCC-2 6 0 0 0 0 28 22nd
WEC MPG Competition Team Asia – GTE 8 3 3 3 5 140 3rd
2.4 hrs of Le Mans 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
2019-20 Zastava Yugo MPG Competition 6 0 0 0 0 32 9th
2020 6 hrs of Daytona MPG Competition – LMP2 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 1st
TCC MPG Competition 8 0 0 0 0 55 5th*
JTC CGD MPG自動車 2 0 0 0 0 20 7th*
OWC MPG Competition 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD
  • D.C. = Drivers' Championship position
  • F/L = Fastest Laps

* Season still in progress.

Touring Car Championship results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 DC Points
2018 MPG Competition Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV-TCR SPA
R1

Ret

SPA
R2

2

ZOL
R1

5

ZOL
R2

1

ZAN
R1

2

ZAN
R2

5

BRA
R1

2

BRA
R2

1

DON
R1

4

DON
R2

4

KNU
R1

1

KNU
R2

3

NÜR
R1

3

NÜR
R2

2

HOC
R1

2

HOC
R2

2

HUN
R1


HUN
R2


RBR
R1

2

RBR
R2

11

IMO
R1

3

IMO
R2

1

BAR
R1


BAR
R2


ROA
R1

11

ROA
R2

1

LAS
R1

2

LAS
R2

3

BAT
R1

4

BAT
R2

1

MAC
R1

Ret

MAC
R2

6

2nd 418
2019-1 MPG Competition Audi RS3 LMS SPA
R1

2

SPA
R1

3

SPA
R3

12

SIL
R1

5

SIL
R2

1

SIL
R3

9

NÜR
R1

5

NÜR
R2

2

NÜR
R3

DNS

NOR
R1

5

NOR
R2

4

NOR
R3

DSQ

KNU
R1


KNU
R2


KNU
R3


HUN
R1

2

HUN
R2

4

HUN
R3

5

RBR
R1

2

RBR
R2

4

RBR
R3

2

SUZ
R1


SUZ
R2


SUZ
R3


SIN
R1

6

SIN
R2

4

SIN
R3

5

BAT
R1


BAT
R2


BAT
R3


5th 264
2019-2 MPG Competition Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV-TCR MEL
R1


MEL
R2


MEL
R3


DAY
R1


DAY
R2


DAY
R3


MON
R1


MON
R2


MON
R3


VAR
R1

11

VAR
R2

9

VAR
R3

6

PAU
R1


PAU
R2


PAU
R3


NÜR


BRN
R1


BRN
R2


BRN
R3


ABU
R1


ABU
R1


ABU
R1


OKA
R1

Ret

OKA
R2

10

OKA
R3

DNS

MAC
R1


MAC
R2


MAC
R3


22nd 28
2020 MPG Competition Opel Astra TCR BRA
R1

4

BRA
R2

13

VEN
R1

4

VEN
R2

20†

USA
R1

5

USA
R2

C

GBR
R1

6

GBR
R2

11

BEL
R1


BEL
R2


GER


AUT
R1


AUT
R2


ITA
R1


ITA
R2


ESP
R1


ESP
R2


NED
R1


NED
R2


SWE
R1


SWE
R2


LTU
R1


LTU
R2


POL
R1


POL
R2


CZE
R1


CZE
R2


JPN
R1


JPN
R2


MAC
R1


MAC
R2


5th* 55*

Winter Series results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 DC Points
2018-19 MPG Swinegel Racing CHN

3

MON

4

ARG

2

FRA

3

FRA

2

1st 81
2019-20 MPG Competition CRO
R1

11†

CRO
R2

9

MKD
R1

DNS

MKD
R2

6

LAT
R1

6

LAT
R2

Ret

9th 32

World Endurance Championship results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2019 MPG Competition Team Asia GTE Aston Martin Vantage GTE GBR

1

BEL

1

FRA

1

AUT

3

GER

5

BHR

4

JPN


CHN


BRA

5

USA

2

3rd 140

Japanese Touring Championship results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC Points
2020 CGD MPG自動車 LC 500 Lexus LC 500 GT500 OKA

7

FUJ

5

SUZ


MAL


THA


AUT


USA


7th* 20

Nürburgring Endurance results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018 Germany.png MPG Competition Ferrari 488 GT3 SP9 11 2nd 2nd
2020 Germany.png MPG Competition TBA SP9 TBD TBD TBD

GT3 World Cup results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Car Laps Pos.
2018 Macau.png MPG Competition Asia Nissan GT-R GT3 10 6th

F3 World Cup results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Laps Pos.
2018 Germany.png MPG Competition Volkswagen 15 7th

2.4 Hours of Le Mans results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Car Class Laps Pos. Class.
Pos.
2019 Macau.png MPG Competition Team Asia Aston Martin Vantage GTE GTE 37 9th 1st

6 Hours of Daytona results

(Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Car Class Laps Pos. Class.
Pos.
2020 Germany.png MPG Competition Oreca 07 LMP2 221 6th 1st