H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique

Ferdinand Zandbergen - 12

TEAM: Red Devil - SMC F1 Team
HULL: Baba
COUNTRY: The Netherlands
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: Warmond, NED
DATE OF BIRTH: 19/10/1995
PLACE OF BIRTH: Wageningen, NED
HEIGHT: 185 CM
WEIGHT: 75 KG
RACING SUPER LICENSE:
MECHANICS - CREW:

1 - ROBERTO MOLITERNO (RADIOMAN)
2 – MALCOM JAMIESON (PONTOON MECHANIC)
3 – JUHA NISULA (PONTOON MECHANIC)
4 - JARNO HAPPONEN (PONTOON MECHANIC)
5 – VICTOR CORTES (OTHER MECHANIC)
6 – JONI JUVONEN (OTHER MECHANIC)
7 – MARKO MAKINEN (MEDIA)
8 – MERITA MAKINEN (MEDIA)

DEBUT: 2021
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 13
RACE STARTS: 13
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 0
BEST OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: 5
BEST RACE FINISH: 1
BEST QUALIFYING POSITION: 1
CAREER PODIUMS: 4
WIN: 1
2ND: 1
3RD: 2
CAREER POINTS: 82
POLE POSITION: 1
LAST WIN: San Nazzaro 2022
LAST PODIUM: 3 - Olbia 2023
LAST POLE: San Nazzaro 2022
PROFILE

FERDINAND ZANDBERGEN started out in F1H2O in Portugal in 2021 and finished fifth in the Drivers’ Championship in his full debut season in 2022, the highlight being pole position and a race victory at the FIM Grand Prix of Italy in San Nazarro. In 2023, as a member of the Sharjah Team alongside Sami Seliö, he finished fourth in the Drivers’ Championship with 39 points, finished second in France and third in China and Sardinia.
He now has 13 Grand Prix starts and four career podiums and has joined Seliö in the new Red Devil SMC-F1 Team for the 2024 season.
Born in Wageningen in the Netherlands, Zandbergen had been introduced to the H2O Racing family through the popular F4-S Trophy that used to run in conjunction with rounds of the F1H2O series. Zandbergen finished as runner-up in 2016.
Away from the on-water action, the Dutchman is a successful businessman and works for the family business, Ferdinand Zandbergen B.V., that is involved in the production of meat and the distribution of poultry for the food industry.

CAREER INFOS

2023 - 4th F1H2O World Championship
2022 - 5th F1H2O World Championship