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Theodore Racing
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Theodore Racing

Our History

Theodore Racing was founded in the 1970’s by Hong Kong businessman Teddy Yip. Over the years Theodore Racing has worked with some of the biggest names in the sport, including F1 World Champions Ayrton Senna, Keke Rosberg, Mika Hakkinen and Alan Jones.

Theodore Racing was founded by Hong Kong businessman Teddy Yip.
1973
Theodore Racing was founded by Hong Kong businessman Teddy Yip.
Theodore Racing first went to America with the Theodore Lola to race in the American Formula 5000 series at Laguna Seca and Riverside.
1974
Theodore Racing first went to America with the Theodore Lola to race in the American Formula 5000 series at Laguna Seca and Riverside.
First Macau Grand Prix win with Vern Schuppan.
1974
First Macau Grand Prix win with Vern Schuppan.
Theodore Racing enters its first Formula 1 race: The United States Grand Prix West, Long Beach. To this day Theodore is the first and only Chinese constructor in Formula 1 and has raced in 51 Grand Prix events.
1976
Theodore Racing enters its first Formula 1 race: The United States Grand Prix West, Long Beach. To this day Theodore is the first and only Chinese constructor in Formula 1 and has raced in 51 Grand Prix events.
Second Macau Grand Prix  win with Vern Schuppan.
1976
Second Macau Grand Prix win with Vern Schuppan.
The first IndyCar race entered with Mike Mosley at Phoenix raceway.
1979
The first IndyCar race entered with Mike Mosley at Phoenix raceway.
Geoff Lees takes the third Macau Grand Prix victory.
1979
Geoff Lees takes the third Macau Grand Prix victory.
Fourth Macau Grand Prix win, again with Geoff Lees.
1980
Fourth Macau Grand Prix win, again with Geoff Lees.
Teddy helped Desire Wilson enter into Formula 1. She became the only woman to win a Formula One race of any kind when she won at Brands Hatch in the short-lived British Aurora F1 Championship.
1980
Teddy helped Desire Wilson enter into Formula 1. She became the only woman to win a Formula One race of any kind when she won at Brands Hatch in the short-lived British Aurora F1 Championship.
Macau Grand Prix victory with Ayrton Senna.
1983
Macau Grand Prix victory with Ayrton Senna.
Theodore Racing last featured at the Indy 500.
1984
Theodore Racing last featured at the Indy 500.
Macau Grand Prix victory with Mauricio Gugelmin.
1985
Macau Grand Prix victory with Mauricio Gugelmin.
1992 was the last time Theodore Racing competed in Macau with future Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello until the team was revived.
1992
1992 was the last time Theodore Racing competed in Macau with future Formula 1 driver Rubens Barrichello until the team was revived.
The ‘Yip’ name returns to motorsport when Teddy Yip’s (Jnr) involvement begins with Status Grand Prix.
2008
The ‘Yip’ name returns to motorsport when Teddy Yip’s (Jnr) involvement begins with Status Grand Prix.
Status Grand Prix won the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport under the name “Team Ireland”.
2009
Status Grand Prix won the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport under the name “Team Ireland”.
After Championship success, Status Grand Prix entered into the Formula 1 feeder series ‘GP3’ and finished as Vice-Champions in Seasons 1 and 2.
2010
After Championship success, Status Grand Prix entered into the Formula 1 feeder series ‘GP3’ and finished as Vice-Champions in Seasons 1 and 2.
After making its debut at the famed Le Mans 24 Hours in 2006, the team expanded in 2011 into racing sportscars full-time and contested the Le Mans 24 Hours for the following three years.
2011
After making its debut at the famed Le Mans 24 Hours in 2006, the team expanded in 2011 into racing sportscars full-time and contested the Le Mans 24 Hours for the following three years.
Teddy Yip Jr. revived his father’s team ‘Theodore Racing’ and entered into a partnership with Prema Powerteam, Europe’s leading Formula 3 team. Following a 21-year absence from competition and to mark the 30th anniversary of Senna’s Macau Grand Prix victory, Theodore Racing made a spectacular return and won on the 60th Macau Grand Prix with Alex Lynn.
2013
Teddy Yip Jr. revived his father’s team ‘Theodore Racing’ and entered into a partnership with Prema Powerteam, Europe’s leading Formula 3 team. Following a 21-year absence from competition and to mark the 30th anniversary of Senna’s Macau Grand Prix victory, Theodore Racing made a spectacular return and won on the 60th Macau Grand Prix with Alex Lynn.
Status Grand Prix expanded to include GP3’s sister series ‘GP2’, now known as FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3.
2015
Status Grand Prix expanded to include GP3’s sister series ‘GP2’, now known as FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3.
Theodore Racing achieved a record eighth victory of the Macau Grand Prix with Felix Rosenqvist.
2015
Theodore Racing achieved a record eighth victory of the Macau Grand Prix with Felix Rosenqvist.
Teddy Yip expanded Theodore Racing’s partnership with Prema to include GP2, F3 and F4. That year Theodore Racing / Prema became champions at every level entered. In total, the team won six Championships.
2016
Teddy Yip expanded Theodore Racing’s partnership with Prema to include GP2, F3 and F4. That year Theodore Racing / Prema became champions at every level entered. In total, the team won six Championships.
Theodore Racing returned to America, embarking its biggest motorsport programme yet in partnership with RLL Racing. This included three races: Long Beach GP, GP of Indianapolis and Indy 500.
2016
Theodore Racing returned to America, embarking its biggest motorsport programme yet in partnership with RLL Racing. This included three races: Long Beach GP, GP of Indianapolis and Indy 500.
Prema Theodore Racing won the FIA Formula 2 Driver Champions with Charles Leclerc, whilst also securing the European FIA Formula 3 Team Championship.
2017
Prema Theodore Racing won the FIA Formula 2 Driver Champions with Charles Leclerc, whilst also securing the European FIA Formula 3 Team Championship.
Prema Theodore Racing won the ADAC Formula 4 Team & Driver Champions with Juri Vips and the Italian Formula 4 Driver Champions with Marcus Armstrong
2017
Prema Theodore Racing won the ADAC Formula 4 Team & Driver Champions with Juri Vips and the Italian Formula 4 Driver Champions with Marcus Armstrong
SJM Theodore Racing by Prema won the Macau Grand Prix qualification race with Callum Illot.
2017
SJM Theodore Racing by Prema won the Macau Grand Prix qualification race with Callum Illot.
European FIA Formula 3 Team & Driver Champions with Mick Schumacher in 2018.
2018
European FIA Formula 3 Team & Driver Champions with Mick Schumacher in 2018.
Italian Formula 4 Team & Driver Champions with Enzo Fittipaldi.
2018
Italian Formula 4 Team & Driver Champions with Enzo Fittipaldi.
Theodore supported Guanyu Zhou who hopes to become the World’s first Chinese Formula 1 driver.
2019
Theodore supported Guanyu Zhou who hopes to become the World’s first Chinese Formula 1 driver.
The team won the Macau Grand Prix qualification race with Robert Shwartzman.
2019
The team won the Macau Grand Prix qualification race with Robert Shwartzman.
Theodore Racing supported Darryl O'Young who won the Macau GT Cup qualification race.
2020
Theodore Racing supported Darryl O'Young who won the Macau GT Cup qualification race.
  • <strong>8</strong> Macau Victories

    8 Macau Victories

  • <strong>51</strong> Formula 1 Grand Prix Events

    51 Formula 1 Grand Prix Events

  • Founded in the <strong>70's</strong>

    Founded in the 70's

Theodore Racing Today

Theodore Racing is committed to continue its success with the World’s most talented young drivers and is proud to be supporting Guanyu Zhou, who hopes to become the World’s first Chinese Formula 1 racing driver. Currently Guanyu races for Uni-Virtuosi in the FIA Formula 2 Championship and has been given the role of test driver for Alpine Formula 1 team.

Theodore Racing Today
Theodore Racing Today

During the unprecedented times of 2020, Theodore Racing supported Darryl O'Young as he took on the Macau GT Cup. He claimed his fourth victory carrying the Theodore logo during the qualification race.

This year Theodore will once again compete at the Macau Grand Prix for the Formula 3 World Cup and hopes to return with a ninth victory!

Theodore Success

Theodore is proud to claim an exceptional list of alumni.

Of the 26 drivers who competed at Macau for Theodore between 1978-1992, no fewer than 25 went on to become Formula 1 drivers, the 26th went on to win the Indianapolis 500. Four also went on to become Formula 1 World Champions: Ayton Senna, Keke Rosberg, Mika Hakkinen and Alan Jones.

In the modern era seven Theodore drivers have gone on to Formula One, eight are pursuing a career in Formula E, one is thriving in the IndyCar series. Many more continue to compete across the highest level in both single-seater and endurance racing.
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Drivers Champion
Lance Stroll, 2016 FIA Formula 3 European
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Teams Champion
2016 FIA Formula 3 European
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Drivers Champion
Pierre Gasly, 2016 GP2 Series
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Teams Champion
2016 GP2 Series
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Drivers Champion
Charles Leclerc, 2017 FIA Formula 2
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Teams Champion
2017 FIA Formula 3 European
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Drivers Champion
Jüri Vips, 2017 ADAC Formula 4
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Teams Champion
2017 ADAC Formula 4
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Drivers Champion
Marcus Armstrong, 2017 Italian Formula 4
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Drivers Champion
Mick Schumacher, 2018 FIA Formula 3 European
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Drivers Champion
Enzo Fittipaldi, 2018 Italian Formula 4
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Teams Champion
2018 Italian Formula 4

Hall Of Fame

Richie Stanaway
FIA WEC
Richard Lyons
A1GP
Alex Lynn
Formula E
Esteban Ocon
Formula 1
Ayrton Senna
Formula 1
Jimmy Eriksson
Blancpain GT
Antonio Felix da Costa
Formula E
Keke Rosberg
Formula 1
Daniel Morad
Blancpain GT
Alexander Sims
Formula E
Alice Powell
W Series
Lewis Williamson
FIA WEC
Adam Carroll
A1GP
Niall Quinn
A1GP
Johnny Mowlem
Le Mans 24
Robert Wickens
IndyCar
Lucas Auer
DTM
Josh Webster
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Marlon Stockinger
Blancpain GT
Alfonso Celis Jr
IndyCar
Mick Schumacher
Formula 1
Mika Hakkinen
Formula 1
Sandy Stuvik
Blancpain GT Asia
Adderly Fong
Le Mans 24
Vern Schuppan
Formula 1
Dean Stirling
Le Mans Series
Nick Yelloly
GP2 Series
Felix Rosenqvist
IndyCar
Seb Morris
Blancpain GT
Pierre Gasly
Formula 1
Ralph Firman
Formula 1
Michael Devaney
A1GP
Guanyu Zhou
FIA F2
Nyck De Vries
Formula E
Robert Shwartzman
FIA F2
Nicholas Latifi
Formula 1
Antonio Fuoco
FIA F2
Callum Ilott
FIA F2
Ivan Lukashevich
ADAC GT Masters
Romain Iannetta
NASCAR
Yelmer Buurman
Blancpain GT
Antonio Giovinazzi
Formula 1
Jonathan Hirschi
Le Mans 24
Maximilian Günther
Formula E
Charles Lerclerc
Formula 1
Alex Fontana
Formula E
Tony Burgess
Le Mans 24
Frederik Vesti
FIA F3
Marcus Armstrong
FIA F2
Sean Gelael
FIA F2
Jake Dennis
Formula E
Rubens Barichello
Formula E
Derek Daly
Formula 1
David Kennedy
Formula 1
Geoff Lees
Formula 1
Oliver Rowland
Formula E
Lance Stroll
Formula 1
Nick Cassidy
Formula E