About US

Welcome to the family

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About us

Accelerating talent

We are MP Motorsport, a talent incubator for young race drivers with a dream to be a Formula 1 champion.

Ever since we were founded by Cock Kool back in 1994, we operate as a family. We value equality, care about each other and want everyone to be their best self. MP Motorsport started as a race team to ensure that Kool’s sons, Ferdinand and Mervyn, could have a racing career. The Multi Promo foundation, as it was called back then, was a place where sponsors could present themselves to the racing world while at the same time supporting young talents to fulfil their dreams.

Today, our family has grown into one of the biggest in Europe. With 60 members from many countries around the world we help our young talents grow both as a driver and a human being. We now race in four series that together create the perfect ladder preparing them for the final step that is advancing to Formula 1 and hopefully one day become World Champion.

History

Our history

1

Increasing results

MP proved their dominance in Formula 4 once again by finishing first in the team standings and filling the top-5 in the driver standings with MP drivers. Meanwhile, in Formula Renault 2.0, Franco Colapinto secured third place in the driver’s standings. In Formula 3 Richard Verschoor and Bent Viscaal represented the Dutch with Lukas Dunner as their teammate. With a second place in the opening weekend for Richard and a win at Silverstone for Bent, the team proved to be increasingly competitive in the class in which we have the shortest experience. The same can be said for our Formula 2 team where Felipe Drugovich as a rookie won three races while teammate Nobuharu Matsushita took another victory. Thanks to these efforts the team finished 6th in the team standings.

2020
2

Prestigious victory

The undoubted highlight of the season came right at the end when Richard Verschoor beat all the favorites in the FIA F3 World Cup through the streets of Macau, making history for the team. In the Formula Renault Eurocup, Victor Martins and Lorenzo Colombo took second and fourth respectively after a close-fought season, while Jordan King returned to MP to claim F2 podiums at Baku and Monza.

2019
3

Talent ladder

MP Motorsport completed its single-seater talent ladder by taking over the DAMS entry in GP3. The team now boasted all steps of the ladder to Formula 1: from Formula 4 and Formula Renault to GP3 and F2.

2018
4

Discovering more talent

In Formula 4, MP Motorsport continued its dominance as Christian Lundgaard followed in Verschoor’s footsteps by claiming both the NEZ and Spanish titles, after which he was duly picked up as a Renault junior, while Bent Viscaal took second in both championships. GP2 was now renamed Formula 2, and at Spa, Sergio Sette Camara took his first F2 win with MP Motorsport.

2017
5

Discovering talent

A brand new category was added to MP’s activities: Formula 4. Its debut season in the SMP NEZ and Spanish F4 championships would prove to be highly successful. Richard Verschoor took the titles in both series, with Jarno Opmeer taking the runner-up spot in the NEZ championship. As a result, Opmeer was picked up by the Renault junior programme while Verschoor had already become a Red Bull junior after a brilliant first weekend in motor racing.

2016
6

Our first GP2 victory

2014 marked the second season for MP in GP2. Alongside Daniel, three quick teammates drove in succession: Jon Lancaster, Tio Ellinas and Marco Sørensen, the latter taking MP’s first GP2 win at Sochi.

2014
7

Battling on four fronts

2013 became the busiest year for MP in history up until that date, as the team continued in AutoGP, the Eurocup and NEC. On top of that, it embarked an adventure in GP2 where MP took over the entry and assets of Scuderia Coloni. With this takeover, MP became the first Dutch team ever to compete in GP2.

2013
8

Moving to Westmaas

With all the expansion the old garage became too small for all the cars, so the team moved to its current workshop in Westmaas. 2012 also marks the year where Daniel together with his teammate and driver coach Chris van der Drift took second in the AutoGP championship’s team standings.

2012
9

More expansion

In 2011, we began spreading our wings internationally by entering Daniel for three AutoGP weekends. Daniel proved competitive from the start and took four top-10 finishes out of six races. Meanwhile, the team continued to focusd on the Eurocup and NEC, with Jordan King in the latter series arriving straight from karts.

2011
10

A successful Formula Renault year

MP raced in both the NEC and Renault Eurocup – and very successfully so. With podiums for Daniel de Jong, Karl-Oscar Liiv and Will Stevens the team ended up 5th in the teams’ final standings.

2010
11

Renault Eurocup

After two fine seasons in the NEC, MP moved up to the highest Formula Renault level – the Eurocup. When a wildcard was granted for a race at Spa, MP won against all odds! This is turn led to a full-season return in 2009.

2008
12

Northern European Cup

Looking for new challenges MP decided to look abroad and joined the NEC. Rookie Oscar Wilkens finished consistently around 10th place with a 4th place as his best result that season.

2006
13

A new owner 2.0

In 2005, the team would switch ownership for the last time, with Henk de Jong taking over as the new owner of MP Motorsport. When Arie van der Hoek wanted to sell the team, Henk jumped in with the aim to give his son Daniel the chance to gain more experience in motorsport.

2005
14

Formula Renault 2.0

2004 was the last year MP competed in Formula Ford before it changed to Formula Renault 2.0 Benelux. The team continued to focus on one series where Ardi van der Hoek was joined by Ricardo van der Ende and Sander Dorsman. Sander initially joined as Ricardo’s driver coach but has been MP’s team manager for many years now.

2004
15

A new owner

In 2002, MP secured a second title in the Formula Ford 1800 championship and with that came a new owner as well. The dad of third driver Ardi van der Hoek, Arie was handed the team by founder Cock Kool.

2002
16

First-time champion

After Koel’s remarkable season that saved MP, the team continued on its journey to win its first championship in 2000. With four poles and three wins in the first half of the season Koel managed to claim the Dutch championship for MultiPromo.

2000
17

A close call

At the start of the 1999 season, the team didn’t have any drivers to start the season with yet. One car was sold, management switched around and ultimately a driver arrived – Patrick Koel. With a 6th place in the championship, MP was back in the picture with new drivers.

1999
18

The first European tour

For the first time, the team embarked on a modest European campaign, finishing 4th in Hockenheim, 12th in Paul Ricard and 10th in Spa.

1998
19

A real team

MP moved into a new workshop in Oudenbosch, where they would stay until 2011 until it became too small for its expanding activities in motor racing.

1997
20

The start of MP

Cock Kool decided to make serious business of his sons’ future in motor racing by ensuring funding through creating the MultiPromo foundation.

1994
2020

Increasing results

MP proved their dominance in Formula 4 once again by finishing first in the team standings and filling the top-5 in the driver standings with MP drivers. Meanwhile, in Formula Renault 2.0, Franco Colapinto secured third place in the driver’s standings. In Formula 3 Richard Verschoor and Bent Viscaal represented the Dutch with Lukas Dunner as their teammate. With a second place in the opening weekend for Richard and a win at Silverstone for Bent, the team proved to be increasingly competitive in the class in which we have the shortest experience. The same can be said for our Formula 2 team where Felipe Drugovich as a rookie won three races while teammate Nobuharu Matsushita took another victory. Thanks to these efforts the team finished 6th in the team standings.

2019

Prestigious victory

The undoubted highlight of the season came right at the end when Richard Verschoor beat all the favorites in the FIA F3 World Cup through the streets of Macau, making history for the team. In the Formula Renault Eurocup, Victor Martins and Lorenzo Colombo took second and fourth respectively after a close-fought season, while Jordan King returned to MP to claim F2 podiums at Baku and Monza.

2018

Talent ladder

MP Motorsport completed its single-seater talent ladder by taking over the DAMS entry in GP3. The team now boasted all steps of the ladder to Formula 1: from Formula 4 and Formula Renault to GP3 and F2.

2017

Discovering more talent

In Formula 4, MP Motorsport continued its dominance as Christian Lundgaard followed in Verschoor’s footsteps by claiming both the NEZ and Spanish titles, after which he was duly picked up as a Renault junior, while Bent Viscaal took second in both championships. GP2 was now renamed Formula 2, and at Spa, Sergio Sette Camara took his first F2 win with MP Motorsport.

2016

Discovering talent

A brand new category was added to MP’s activities: Formula 4. Its debut season in the SMP NEZ and Spanish F4 championships would prove to be highly successful. Richard Verschoor took the titles in both series, with Jarno Opmeer taking the runner-up spot in the NEZ championship. As a result, Opmeer was picked up by the Renault junior programme while Verschoor had already become a Red Bull junior after a brilliant first weekend in motor racing.

2014

Our first GP2 victory

2014 marked the second season for MP in GP2. Alongside Daniel, three quick teammates drove in succession: Jon Lancaster, Tio Ellinas and Marco Sørensen, the latter taking MP’s first GP2 win at Sochi.

2013

Battling on four fronts

2013 became the busiest year for MP in history up until that date, as the team continued in AutoGP, the Eurocup and NEC. On top of that, it embarked an adventure in GP2 where MP took over the entry and assets of Scuderia Coloni. With this takeover, MP became the first Dutch team ever to compete in GP2.

2012

Moving to Westmaas

With all the expansion the old garage became too small for all the cars, so the team moved to its current workshop in Westmaas. 2012 also marks the year where Daniel together with his teammate and driver coach Chris van der Drift took second in the AutoGP championship’s team standings.

2011

More expansion

In 2011, we began spreading our wings internationally by entering Daniel for three AutoGP weekends. Daniel proved competitive from the start and took four top-10 finishes out of six races. Meanwhile, the team continued to focusd on the Eurocup and NEC, with Jordan King in the latter series arriving straight from karts.

2010

A successful Formula Renault year

MP raced in both the NEC and Renault Eurocup – and very successfully so. With podiums for Daniel de Jong, Karl-Oscar Liiv and Will Stevens the team ended up 5th in the teams’ final standings.

2008

Renault Eurocup

After two fine seasons in the NEC, MP moved up to the highest Formula Renault level – the Eurocup. When a wildcard was granted for a race at Spa, MP won against all odds! This is turn led to a full-season return in 2009.

2006

Northern European Cup

Looking for new challenges MP decided to look abroad and joined the NEC. Rookie Oscar Wilkens finished consistently around 10th place with a 4th place as his best result that season.

2005

A new owner 2.0

In 2005, the team would switch ownership for the last time, with Henk de Jong taking over as the new owner of MP Motorsport. When Arie van der Hoek wanted to sell the team, Henk jumped in with the aim to give his son Daniel the chance to gain more experience in motorsport.

2004

Formula Renault 2.0

2004 was the last year MP competed in Formula Ford before it changed to Formula Renault 2.0 Benelux. The team continued to focus on one series where Ardi van der Hoek was joined by Ricardo van der Ende and Sander Dorsman. Sander initially joined as Ricardo’s driver coach but has been MP’s team manager for many years now.

2002

A new owner

In 2002, MP secured a second title in the Formula Ford 1800 championship and with that came a new owner as well. The dad of third driver Ardi van der Hoek, Arie was handed the team by founder Cock Kool.

2000

First-time champion

After Koel’s remarkable season that saved MP, the team continued on its journey to win its first championship in 2000. With four poles and three wins in the first half of the season Koel managed to claim the Dutch championship for MultiPromo.

1999

A close call

At the start of the 1999 season, the team didn’t have any drivers to start the season with yet. One car was sold, management switched around and ultimately a driver arrived – Patrick Koel. With a 6th place in the championship, MP was back in the picture with new drivers.

1998

The first European tour

For the first time, the team embarked on a modest European campaign, finishing 4th in Hockenheim, 12th in Paul Ricard and 10th in Spa.

1997

A real team

MP moved into a new workshop in Oudenbosch, where they would stay until 2011 until it became too small for its expanding activities in motor racing.

1994

The start of MP

Cock Kool decided to make serious business of his sons’ future in motor racing by ensuring funding through creating the MultiPromo foundation.