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

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 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 will join 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.

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.

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 1 0 0 0 1 15 3rd*
  • 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 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 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

Winter Series results

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

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

3

MON


ARG


FRA


GBR


3rd* 15

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 MPG Competition Ferrari 488 GT3 SP9 11 2nd 2nd

GT3 World Cup results

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

Year Entrant Car Laps Pos.
2018 Macau 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 MPG Competition Volkswagen 15 7th