Matias ”Matso” Laine, born April 25th, 1990 Joensuu, Finland

Without doubt Matso is one the most promising young Finnish single seater drivers of his generation. He already has a successful career in karting to his name at international circuits all over the world. During the 2009 season  he raced in the Formula Renault Euro Cup and also the British Championship, where Matso  immediately showed  his speed and reliability. He was one of the fastest rookies out on track!

Matso is an experienced racing driver and used to the demands of competing at European and international circuits. On track he displays incredible fighting spirit and never gives up until the chequered flag is waved for the final time! Off track he is a calm and relaxed young man who also understands the necessity and needs of the media, PR and sponsors. Matso is always ready to give his best in everything he puts his mind to.



2013        Wolrd Series Renault 3.5, P1 Motorsport

2012        GP3 series, MW Arden

2011        GP3 series, Marussia Manor Racing

2010        Formula 3 Euroseries, Motopark Academy

2009        Formula Renault British Championship, CRS Racing
                Formula Renault Eurocup, Motopark Academy   
2008        Karting, Tony Kart, international series and EC & WC   
2007        Karting, Finnish Champion
                Karting Driver of the Year   
2006        Karting, EC and Finnish Championship   
2005        Karting, Finnish Champion  


2014        Wolrd Series Renault 3.5 / GP2 / F1


Laine posted the fastest lap of the race at Spa
Finland’s Matias Laine, starting the race in eighth position after...
Laine close to first ever podium at Spa
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Laine has worked hard to find more qualifying pace
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Laine fight 10th and 12th places in Monza
Strong Monza fightback secures Laine top 12 finish in Formula Renault...
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