Posts Tagged ‘McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year’

14 Dec 2010: Alexander Sims: “You’ve got to fight for whatever you believe possible”

A past winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver award, Alexander Sims finished fourth in each of the last two Formula Three Euro Series championships and is now looking forward to a 2011 spent in either GP3 or GP2. He talked to BritsOnPole about a year of highs and lows and about what the future holds.

5 May 2010: GP3: Four Brits set to line up on Barcelona grid

Four British drivers will be lining up to race in the first ever GP3 event this weekend, due to be held as part of the upcoming Grand Prix weekend in Barcelona.

19 Apr 2010: Turvey contemplates F1 future after signing with McLaren

Oliver Turvey is the latest young driver to join McLaren’s prestigious development programme, thereby moving as close as anyone ever comes to a guarantee of following Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton into Formula One.

8 Apr 2010: GP3: Carlin swoops to save Smith’s season

Dean Smith, winner of the award for last year’s top young British driver, has been saved from a possible season on the sidelines after the Racing Steps Foundation teamed up with Carlin to secure him a seat in GP3.

4 Dec 2009: Coulthard: BRDC award is still as important as ever

The first-ever winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC young driver award has been reflecting on its 20 years of promoting British talent.

30 Nov 2009: F1: Turvey cashes in BRDC prize at Jerez

Prospective GP2 driver Oliver Turvey will be cashing in his BRDC Young Driver prize of a test with McLaren at Jerez.

20 Nov 2009: Wilson tests for McLaren at wet and windy Silverstone

Indy Lights hopeful Stefan Wilson has cashed in his prize for winning the Autosport BRDC Young Driver award – a Formula One test drive at Silverstone in Lewis Hamilton’s championship-winning McLaren.

9 Oct 2009: 2009 McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver shortlist is announced

Who will it be this year? Is one young British hopeful on his way to a dream career in the top flight of motorsport?

10 Dec 2008: Alexander Sims is BRDC Young Driver of the Year

And the winner is… Alexander Sims is the 20th young driver of the year to be named since David Coulthard took the first ever McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 1989.

30 Nov 2008: Opinion: Why Turvey’s ambition may be his downfall

So, Brendon Hartley has got a shot at a F1 test with Red Bull. What does that mean for his overlooked Carlin team-mate, the UK’s Oliver Turvey? Is he still the new Lewis Hamilton? Or the new Mike Conway instead?

 
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