Patrick Kujala is a racing driver who competes under the flag of Finland in various GT racing championships.
From karting to Formula Renault
He was born on 15th of May 1996 in Marbella, Spain, and as a 9-year-old began to race karting in Spain. He won a couple of the regional championships until 2007 and later competed in the Spanish KF3 class against some well-known names, including Carlos Sainz Jr. His best result was 6th place won in 2009.
Kujala switched to single-seaters in 2011 and debuted in the 2011 French Formula 4 Championship. It was a solid season for Patrick who scored one win at Spa circuit and had a total of two podiums before finishing 5th in the standings.
Patrick Kujala, 2012
In 2012 Patrick moved to Formula Renault 2.0 Series. The results he achieved in the Eurocup series weren’t impressive. Driving for Koiranen Motorsport he finished 23rd in the championship with just 10 points on his account. However, the results the Alps series were better. Kujala again failed to score a single podium finish but amassed a total of 78 points before taking the 6th place in the final standings and also was awarded Rookie of the Year.
Two seasons in the GP3 Series
Patrick stayed with the Koiranen team in 2013 to race in the GP3 Series. His rookie season was far from perfect even after he appeared in all of 16 races but collected just five points, scoring in the final two rounds at Monza and Yas Marina Circuit, what was enough only for the 20th position in the championship.
Patrick Kujala, Manor Motorsport , 2014 GP3 Series
Kujala stayed in the series for another year but this time as a driver of Marussia Manor Racing during most of the season. In the final round, the Finn drove for Trident. The results were a bit better than in the previous campaign. He scored on four occasions and his best result was 4th place in the season-opening race in Barcelona. At the end of the season Patrick was 14th overall and that was his last year in single-seaters.
Switch to GT racing and double Lamborghini Super Trofeo champion
Since 2015 Kujala is racing in various GT championships. He debuted in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup with the GRT Grasser Racing Team and scored a podium finish in both races in which he has appeared. The main Patrick’s engagement that year was racing in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo and he did an extraordinary job. Driving for Bonaldi Motorsport, Kujala won 9 out of 12 races, scored six pole positions and four fastest laps before clinching the title.
Patrick Kujala won two consecutive title in Lamborghini Super Trofeo
In 2016 Kujala defended his Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe title, driving alongside Adrian Amstutz. This time he won the title with seven race wins, four pole positions and six fastest laps in his books. He also appeared as a guest in Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America with the US RaceTronics Team and finished 7th at Lamborghini Super Trofeo World Final.
Apart from his duties in 2016 Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Kujala also raced full time with Bonaldi Motorsport in the ADAC GT Masters but that campaign was one to forget as he finished 43rd, picking just seven points out of 12 races. Patrick also made a one-off appearance in the Italian GT Championship with Imperiale Racing.
Patrick Kujala in Lamborghini at Spa circuit,, Bonaldi Motorsport
In 2017 Kujala returned to the Blancpain GT Series but this time racing in the Endurance Cup and driving the Barwell Motorsport’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 alongside Martin Kodric and Adrian Amstutz.