Date of birth: February 14, 1996 (19 y/o)
Ambition : To become a multipe F1 world champion
Idols : Lewis Hamilton, DAD!
School : Northamptonshire Grammar School, Pitsford
Place of birth: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK
I have lived in Great Bowden near Market Harborough all of my life except for a couple of years spent in Lyon, France, where at the age of 4 I had my first go at karting (ending in the gravel!).
Races entered: 71
Fastest laps: 7
Pole Positions: 4
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2015 Mobil 1 Porsche Supercup
2014 EuroFormula Open F3, World Series Renault 3.5
2013 European F3 Open - Championship Cup 2nd place final position.
16 races. 2 win. 9 podiums. 2 fastest lap. 1 pole
Team: Team West-Tec F3 Car: Dallara F308 (Toyota)
2013 Formula 3 Britain National Class Final Position: 4 (82 points)
6 races. 6 podiums (only competed in 6 of 12 races)
Team: Team West-Tec Car: Dallara F308/312 (Toyota)
2013 Formula 3 - European F3 Open Winter Series – Copa
Position: Only entered 1 round
1 race. 3rd position, 1 podium
Team: Team West-Tec Car: Dallara F308 (Toyota)
2012 Pro-tyre Formula Renault BARC Winter Series with Michelin Position: 6th
Team: SWB Motorsport Car: Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)
2012 Dunlop InterSteps Championship Position: 4 (412 points)
23 races. 7 podiums. 1 fastest lap.
Team: Fortec Motorsport Car: Mygale FB02 (BMW)
Top scorer in 2 of the last 3 rounds
2011 Super 1 Junior Rotax 3 rounds only before deciding to switch to cars.
2010 Super 1 Junior Rotax 35th place (213 points)
2010 Rotax International Open Zuera, Qualify P2, Finish 9th, first international race.
2010 Whilton Mill Club championship 2nd place
2009 started karting, local championships Whilton Mill, 5th place junior rotax.
I started racing at 13 competing in Junior Rotax, my first year I managed to gain 5th place in the very competitive Whilton Mill Club Championship and match the lap record set by Ed Brand. Having done well in my first year we moved on to Formula Kart Stars and Super 1 the following year. Not running with a team we managed to secure some good finishes and a reasonable position in the championship as well as learning a massive amount, also managing to claim 2nd in the Whilton Mill Club Championship.
At the start of 2011 the plan was to continue karting and we moved to a larger team with the intention of going for some national honours, however, as I was now winning heats and finals we took the decision not to continue with karting in April and start working toward a move to cars in 2012. During the summer we visited multiple championships and decided to enter Intersteps in 2012, we then tested with a couple of teams and signed with Fortec for the following season. We also started an intensive training program with a personal trainer and at the iZone facility to prepare as well as we could.
2012 was very much a learning curve in a car for me, with several of the drivers having a year or multiple years of car racing already it took a while for me to get on to their pace but I was fortunate to be with a team that had access to all the best data and I learnt a tremendous amount during this first championship. Starting the year in 9th place after round one and moving steadily up to a comfortable 4th place and outscoring the top 3 in 2 of the last 3 rounds I was very pleased with my achievements and had on numerous weekends during the year received the awards for most improved driver.
2012 I entered the Renault winter series but we made a mistake choosing the team that we ran with, the car was extremely unreliable during testing and in the races we struggled with everything from broken dampers to a stuck throttle, however, I managed to finish every race and secure 6th place in the standings, the first finisher in a single car team. This championship taught me a massive amount about what can be wrong with a car and was also when we met Ollie Millroy who has since become my driver coach.
2013 We decided to take a different route to many of my peers with a move to the F3 Open Copa Class. This was not a difficult decision after testing multiple cars I felt 100% certain that the F3 was the car I wanted to drive. The F3 open also offered an opportunity to drive learn and race at many of the current F1 tracks that other championships did not. Choosing the Copa class rather than the Open was based on the fact that regardless of the standard of competition in my class there would always be faster cars on track to chase and learn from, and with West-Tec I would have access to data from faster cars even if I was the fastest copa car. It also meant that I would be starting in the middle of a field of 30+ F3 cars that would give me some valuable experience of starts, turn 1 and lap 1 in comparison to the small field in the Intersteps championship.
During 2013 I gained an incredible amount of knowledge about car set-up and its importance above everything else in the F3 car, when the car is balanced and set-up correctly the F308 is an amazing car as I showed at the first round of the British F3 by finishing on the podium 3 times against higher powered 311 and 312 cars, in theory my best finish should have been 5th in all 3 races based but working with my engineer and with Dallara on their simulator we hit the perfect set-up and I was able to achieve three 3rd places.
I have entered two rounds of British F3 this year but this was due to the issues we had during winter testing, I only completed 45mins during all of the winter testing due to mechanical and engine issues as well as several tests being cancelled due to weather. To compensate for this lack of testing the team gave me the British F3 rounds at Silverstone and Brands Hatch.
I competed at in Paul Ricard in the first round of the winter series finishing 3rd on my F3 debut but this was my only winter running, this meant that every track I have raced at in 2013 other than Paul Ricard has been totally new to me on the Friday morning, including Silverstone for the British F3.
To finish second in the championship is a credit to everyone around me who helped me prepare for every event, I was so well prepared that when I arrived it felt like I had been there before and it is very rare that I was not near the top of the timesheets in the first session of the day against drivers and team-mates that have nearly all raced and tested at these tracks before.
In 2013 I had 23 races in F3 and finished on the podium 16 times, and I have had my first and second win in formula cars. I have top scored in multiple rounds and briefly co-lead the championship before a bad weekend in Monza. I was the only driver to have scored in 8 of the first 10 rounds and but for a throttle linkage issue in the Algarve that dropped me from 2nd to 7th and a wrong tyre choice of slicks rather than wets in Paul Ricard I might well have scored in all 10.
In my racing career so far I have now competed and finished in 49 out of 50 races started, I have completed every lap of every race except for race 2 at Spa 2013 when I was involved in a 12 car pile-up that started a few cars behind me.