Felix began his career in karting, finishing second in the Nordic Championship in 2005 and competing successfully on the international stage until 2007 when he stepped up into single-seat racing and Asian Formula Renault. After finishing fourth overall and ending his debut season as rookie of the year, Rosenqvist stayed on in the Far East and won 10 out of 15 races to claim the 2008 Formula Asia 2.0 title.
In 2009, he returned to Sweden and won both the North European Zone and Swedish Formula Renault championships. At the end of the year, he did two one-offs – resulting in a SEAT Leon Supercopa podium on his touring car debut in France as well as two victories and a new lap record at the Formula Palmer Audi finale at Snetterton, Great Britain.
2010 saw Rosenqvist make the transition to Formula 3 with an assault on the German championship, winning two races and finishing on the podium eight times before ending the season on a high by coming home ninth on his debut in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix street race in China.
For 2011, Rosenqvist progressed into Formula 3 Euro Series with German outfit Mücke Motorsport, racking up ten podiums and one win. 2011 also saw Felix become the first Swede ever to win the tradition-steeped Masters of Formula 3 event at Zandvoort – a feat he would later repeat in emphatic fashion in 2013, winning comfortably from pole position and throwing in the fastest lap of the race.
In 2012, Rosenqvist dovetailed a second season of Formula 3 Euro Series racing with an attack on the revived FIA European F3 Championship, in which he finished third overall – winning four out of the final six races.
At the end of the campaign, he once again underlined his status as one of the fastest F3 drivers on the globe by finishing a close second in the Macau Grand Prix.
In 2013, the restructured FIA Formula 3 European Championship gathered all the leading F3 teams and drivers under one umbrella, with Rosenqvist again racing for Mücke Motorsport and finishing second overall with ten wins and 18 podiums from 30 races.
He also equaled the record previously held by F1 star Valtteri Bottas as he bagged a second Masters of Formula 3 triumph.
In November 2014, Rosenqvist became the first Swede in 22 years to win the end-of-season F3 world finale in Macau, completing a season of street track success on the back of victory in the Grand Prix de Pau (France) earlier in the year.
Having won each of the major F3 standalone events, 2015 finally saw Rosenqvist add the only remaining accolade to his list of F3 achievements; the FIA F3 European Championship title. Now racing for Italian squad Prema Powerteam, he was crowned champion with one round to spare after a dominant display at the Nürburgring which netted him a clean-sweep of pole positions, race wins and fastest laps.
He then brought the season to a perfect end by repeating his Macau Grand Prix win of the previous year, becoming only the second driver in history to win the event twice.
Felix Rosenqvist is part of the Swedish national motor racing team and supported by the Mercedes-Benz young driver development program.
He currently holds the all-time F3 lap records at the Portimão, Nürburgring, Zandvoort and Ricardo Tormo (Valencia) circuits.
Hobbies: Skiing, skateboarding, hiking, music, video games
Racing Goal: The Verizon IndyCar Series, Formula One, DTM
Racing Hero: Mika Hakkinen
Fitness: Running, everything that doesn't include the gym
Snapshot: Visually, I am a typical Swede, but I am a bit more laid back and easy going. I like all kinds of extreme sports. I did all of them when I was younger until I realized it was too dangerous to combine with my racing career. I have done a 360 on BMX and a back flip on skis. Everything from Coldplay to Slipknot.