BIOGRAPHY

Henning Enqvist

Born: 1994-04-04

Stockholm, Sweden

Education: B.Sc (Bachelor of Science) in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University

Current Series: European Le Mans Series & VdeV Series

 

That Henning´s interest for cars has been there since he could walk is not a mystery. His grandpa was a big car collector and Henning’s father was previously part-owner of a drag racing team. Henning being exposed to all of this and later also introduced to karting would suggest a racing career was just around the corner. However, growing up in a family for of entrepreneurs the academic choice was clear. Henning would prioritise the studies in front of motorsport. Aged 11 Henning got diagnosed with dyslexia (reading and spelling disorder) so his way to University was far from easy and  he knows how it is to fight for something in his own way. He studied at two of Sweden’s most prestige full schools before being admitted to Oxford Brookes University in Oxford where he studied Real Estate Management.

In his free time Henning has always been an avid athlete practicing in different sports while keeping the karting on a hobby level due to the studies.

In 2015 still at university Henning passion for racing overcame the academic choice. In between his UNI semesters Henning started racing Radical SR3’s punctually in the Scandinavian and European series. Later that year Henning got awarded the “Junior Rockie of the year” by Radical Cup Scandinavia after setting the fastest lap and scoring a 2nd place in his first ever race weekend.

In 2016 after graduating with a Bachelor the focus totally changed from academic to racing. Henning moved from Oxford (UK) to Valencia (Spain) to attend Campos academy, a fulltime development program which included professional physical, mental, nutritional and technical coaching alongside a testing program. 

He then joined the French racing team Duquiene Engineering racing LMP3 for the 2017 VdeV Series. This would be Henning’s first full season where he later won the 4 hours of Paul Ricard and finished 3rd in the 4 hours of Magney-Cours enabling him to fight for the championship until the last race of the season in Estoril where a mechanical issue put an end to all his chances.

Henning did a double program for the 2018 season racing in both the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and the VdeV Series. He signed with Team Virage for the full VdeV Series and joined the Virage Academy at the same time.

Unlucky circumstances in the VdeV series saw him having a bad start of the season. However, the second half of the season was stronger and in the penultimate weekend he managed to score a podium.

In the beginning of the 2018 European Le Mans Series season Henning raced for various teams VIRAGE, InterEuro pool Competition and DKR Engineering in the LMP3 category. Even here he was haunted by some unlucky events like food poisoning in Monza and an electrical failure at Red Bull Ring.

However, at the end of the season Henning had progressed so much he tested with the Panis-Bartez LMP2 team which went so well that when the last-minute offer came to race the two last races of the season in LMP2 with Graff Henning couldn’t say no. Since the penultimate race at Spa- Francorchamps (Belgium) got red flag half way in due to severe weather the last race of the season at Portimao (Portugal) would be Henning last chance. Setting top 5 Lap times in practice, starting on the grid next to Felipe Nasr and finishing 7 concluded Henning’s amazing progress.

At the end of 2018 Henning got offered to do the last LMP3 race of the Chines Endurance Series. He managed to score a podium in Beijing at the opening race of the brand new V1 auto world in Tianjin. Henning was racing together with Martin Cao for Eurasia Motorsport team.

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