Lirim Zendeli

Team TJ Speed Motorsport

BORN

October 18, 1999
Bochum, Germany

NATIONALITY
German/Albanian

LENGUAGES
German, Albanian, English

HEIGHT
171 cm

WEIGHT
62 kg

CAREER START: 2016
WINS: 14
POLES: 12
PODIUMS: 30
FASTEST LAPS: 14

THE NEW TALENT
FROM THE BALKANS
Lirim Zendeli is the fourth driver to join our management and the only active one of true Albanian heritage, having being born in Bochum to North Macedonian parents. His passion for motorsports came alive when he was only 10 and his dad took him to a karting track. As a young kart racer he once met Michael Schumacher, whom he still calls ‘my racing idol’. Another encounter that turned out to be decisive occurred when Lirim met MIM’s founder Salvatore Gandolfo in 2018. At that time, Zendeli was on his way to clinching the title in the champ-forging ADAC F.4 series, with a stunning total of 10 race wins and 348 points over 21 starts. From there, Lirim moved on to race in Formula 3, F.3 Regional, Toyota Racing and finally Formula 2 with both MP Racing and Campos. Now, a new career path has been traced for him with the help and support of Monaco Increase. In 2023, he will compete in the USF Pro2000 series, the ideal gateway to the upper categories of Indycar racing, with the reigning champ team TJ Speed Motorsports. Meanwhile, he’s determined to become the first Albanian driver to sit behind the wheel of an F1 car one day.
RESUMÉ
Discover the story of Lirim Zendeli and his achievements over time.