Mark Stanton

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Flag of England.png Mark Stanton
Mark Stanton helmet.png
Nationality Flag of England.png English
Year Joined 2009
First Race 2009 Australian Grand Prix
Series Entered Superleague
Current Team(s) Constant Racing
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Superleague Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2009
Associated Teams Constant Racing
R4 Engineering
Evans Blue Racing
Races 69
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 2
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 1
First Race 2009 Australian Grand Prix


Supercup Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2010
Associated Teams Red 5 Racing
Constant Racing
Races 10
Championships 0
Race Wins 1
Podium Finishes 3
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Race 2010 Supercup Chinese Grand Prix


Masters Series Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2009
Associated Teams Constant Racing
Races 0
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Race 2009 Laguna Seca Masters


World Sport Series Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2012
Associated Teams Constant Racing
Races 4
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Race 2012 Hungarian Sport Series


Mark Stanton is an English sim-racing driver currently driving for Constant Racing in the GPVWC Superleague. Stanton has competed in the GPVWC since 2009 and is co-owner of Constant Racing with Joe Consiglio. Stanton has achieving a career two podium finishes in the Superleague, his last coming at the Canadian Grand Prix in 2010 when he finished in third position. He is the younger brother of David Stanton.

Early Sim-Racing Career

Stanton had an interest in motorsports from a young age and began pc based sim racing on the Codemasters BTCC game TOCA Touring Cars with his older brother David Stanton. Stanton would drive using the keyboard until in 1997 when he began to race using the Microsoft ForceFeedback wheel on the highly realistic, critically acclaimed Grand Prix Legends, a simulator based on the 1967 Formula 1 season.

Over the years he moved onto console based simulators such as Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsports, the former of which he played upon first meeting his friend and fellow Constant Racing co-owner Joe Consiglio in 2006. Stanton lost the races.

Some of Stanton's first experiences of online, PC based sim-racing was on the independently developed Live For Speed, where he focused more on drifting instead of circuit racing.

Superleague

2009

Stanton driving the CL-SL09 during Constant Racing debut at the 2009 French Grand Prix.

In late 2008, Stanton was introduced to GPVWC and rFactor by Consiglio, leading to Stanton starting his online sim-racing career. After the pre-season test shortly before the start of the 2009 Superleague season, Stanton acquired a test driver position at Evans Blue Racing, standing in for Jyri Lylykorpi.

At his first race in the 2009 Australian Grand Prix Stanton showed a promising start, working his way up to sixth place, before a heavy crash at turns ten and 11. At the following race however, he redeemed himself with a podium finish, taking third place behind Joe Consiglio and Mark Wicks. For the third race in Suzuka, Lylykorpi had returned and Stanton was left without his seat, but with a desire to race. He spoke to league Administrator William Ponissi and it was agreed that Stanton could race in the clearly absent R4 Engineering car.

Following Suzuka, the R4 Engineering team was withdrawn from the series, which opened the doors for Stanton and Consiglio to create Constant Racing, an idea they had discussed months earlier. The new team acquired R4's Renault engines, Stanton designed the striking red and white livery and, joined by American Ryan McConkey, they debuted at the French Grand Prix in Charade.

Stanton competed in nine races for his new team in the 2009, handing his seat to Italian driver William Ponissi at the Canadian Grand Prix.

2010

Official CR-SL10 Release image.

Stanton returned in the 2010 Superleague season with the new CR-SL10, retaining the Renault engine for a second year. After a rough start to the season, filled with accidents, disconnections and computer issues, Stanton went on to achieve tenth in the final drivers standings. Stanton was joined for the entire season by team-mate and league administrator William Ponissi and the pair competed for points throughout the season, with Ponissi finishing only a handful of points behind Stanton. During the 2010 season, Stanton invested in a Logitech G25 steering wheel, which he has set to an unusually high 720 degrees of rotation.

Leading up to the season start, Stanton spent a lot of time designing the new livery. The final design was adapted through a number of changes before all three members of the team (Stanton, Ponissi and Consiglio) agreed that it was finished. Stanton has also designed liveries, logo's and helmets for a many teams and drivers in the league, most notably Red Archer, whose car Stanton has designed both years since they were founded in 2010.

2011

Official CR-SL11 Release image.

The 2011 Superleague season was a tough year for Stanton due to increased pace from the competition, lacking development work, unstable line up and general bad luck. Early season results showed promise after Stanton missed out on pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix by just 0.039 seconds to Jason Muscat. Stanton eventually finished fifth in the race, which stood as his best qualifying and race result of the season, while also achieving his first fastest lap in a race.

After a steady string of points, Stanton began to suffer from disconnections and accidents, and in the second half of the year he was plagued by five retirements in six races in a mix of disconnects, accidents and a gearbox failure. These retirements included Canada and Italy, where Stanton has had good results in races and tests in the past.

Stanton scored some valuable points in the last quarter of the season, bringing his final points position to 12th with 32 points. Although this is his worst points finishing position, he equaled his most points in a season.

2012

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2013

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Supercup

2010

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2011

Stanton competed in one race during the 2011 Supercup season. He took part in the British Grand Prix for Red 5 Racing. Stanton qualified in tenth position but retired after six laps of racing.

Masters Series

2009

During the summer break in 2009, the Masters Series was introduced. This side series featured BMW 320i touring cars and proved popular among drivers for it's close racing and mixed results due to it's 2 race, reversed starting grid format. Stanton entered Constant Racing into the series and was joined by Richard Bayes and co-owner Consiglio, who at the time was unsure about racing touring cars. Bayes stayed with the team until round five, when he left the series. He was replaced by Stanton's brother, David. The team ultimately finished second in the constructors championship behind the dominant MMC Racing. Stanton finished fifth in the drivers championship and was the only driver to compete in all 18 races.

2010

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2011

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2012

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World Sports Series

2012

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Racing Career Results

Superleague

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

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2009 Evans Blue Racing EBR-09 Cosworth Flag of Australia.png

Ret

Flag of the People's Republic of China.png

3

10th 19
R4 Engineering R4-09 Renault Flag of Japan.png

7

Constant Racing CR-SL09 Renault Flag of France.png

7

Flag of the Republic of Ireland.png

Ret

Flag of Monaco.png

9

Flag of the United Kingdom.png

Ret

Flag of Czech Republic.png

-

Flag of Bahrain.png

4

Flag of South Africa.png

Ret

Flag of Canada.png

-

Flag of Mexico.png

-

Flag of Brazil.png

Ret

Flag of Italy.png

-

Flag of Spain.png

-

Flag of Belgium (civil).png

-

Flag of the Netherlands.png

Ret

Flag of Singapore.png

5

2010 Constant Racing CR-SL10 Renault Flag of Australia.png

Ret

Flag of the People's Republic of China.png

Ret

Flag of Japan.png

7

Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png

Ret

Flag of Hungary.png

8

Flag of Monaco.png

12

Flag of the United Kingdom.png

6

Flag of Portugal.png

Ret

Flag of Bahrain.png

8

Flag of Turkey.png

7

Flag of Canada.png

3

Flag of Mexico.png

Ret

Flag of Brazil.png

8

Flag of Argentina.png

Ret

Flag of Spain.png

-

Flag of Italy.png

Ret

Flag of Belgium (civil).png

-

Flag of the Netherlands.png

-

Flag of Singapore.png

Ret

10th 32
2011 Constant Racing CR-SL11 Renault Flag of Australia.png

Ret

Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png

8

Flag of Japan.png

10

Flag of the People's Republic of China.png

5

Flag of South Africa.png

11

Flag of Austria.png

9

Flag of France.png

Ret

Flag of Monaco.png

9

Flag of the United Kingdom.png

9

Flag of Bahrain.png

16

Flag of San Marino.png

Ret

Flag of Turkey.png

Ret

Flag of Mexico.png

Ret

Flag of Canada.png

Ret

Flag of Brazil.png

6

Flag of Italy.png

Ret

Flag of Spain.png

6

Flag of Belgium (civil).png

9

Flag of the Netherlands.png

7

Flag of Singapore.png

14

13th 32
2012 Constant Racing CR-SL12 Volkswagen Flag of Australia.png

11

Flag of the People's Republic of China.png

13

Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png

8

Flag of Hungary.png

12

Flag of Spain.png

Ret

Flag of Monaco.png

9

Flag of Canada.png

14

Flag of South Korea.png

13

Flag of Turkey.png

14

Flag of the United Kingdom.png

10

Flag of Italy.png

Ret

Flag of Belgium (civil).png

Ret

Flag of the Netherlands.png

14

Flag of Germany.png

Ret

Flag of the United States of America.png

Ret

Flag of Brazil.png

12

Flag of Japan.png

10

Flag of Singapore.png

Ret

18th 7
2013 Constant Racing CR-SL13 Potentia Flag of Australia.png

14

Flag of Malaysia.png

Ret

Flag of Austria.png

14

Flag of Hungary.png

-

Flag of Spain.png

-

Flag of Monaco.png

-

Flag of Canada.png

-

Flag of South Korea.png

-

Flag of Turkey.png

-

Flag of the United Kingdom.png

-

Flag of Italy.png

-

Flag of Belgium (civil).png

-

Flag of France.png

-

Flag of Germany.png

-

Flag of the United States of America.png

-

Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png

-

Flag of Japan.png

-

Flag of Brazil.png

-

- -

Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Supercup

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

Year Team Chassis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2010 Constant Racing SL-010 Flag of Australia.png


Flag of the People's Republic of China.png

6

Flag of Japan.png

-

Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png

-

Flag of Hungary.png

4

Flag of Monaco.png

Ret

Flag of the United Kingdom.png

3

Flag of Portugal.png

-

Flag of Bahrain.png

3

Flag of Turkey.png

-

Flag of Canada.png

Ret

Flag of Mexico.png

Ret

Flag of Brazil.png

-

Flag of Argentina.png

-

Flag of Spain.png

-

Flag of Italy.png

1

Flag of Belgium (civil).png

-

Flag of the Netherlands.png

-

Flag of Singapore.png

Ret

6th 58
2011 Red 5 Racing SC-010 Flag of Australia.png


Flag of the United Arab Emirates.png


Flag of Japan.png


Flag of the People's Republic of China.png


Flag of South Africa.png


Flag of Austria.png


Flag of France.png


Flag of Monaco.png


Flag of the United Kingdom.png

Ret

Flag of Bahrain.png

-

Flag of San Marino.png

-

Flag of Turkey.png

-

Flag of Mexico.png

-

Flag of Canada.png

-

Flag of Brazil.png

-

Flag of Italy.png

-

Flag of Spain.png

-

Flag of Belgium (civil).png

-

Flag of the Netherlands.png

-

Flag of Singapore.png

-

NC 0

Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.