Ben Barnicoat

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Ben Barnicoat
File:Barnicoat at Spa-Francorchamps.JPG
Barnicoat at Spa-Francorchamps
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1996-12-20) 20 December 1996 (age 23)
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
FIA European Formula 3 career
Debut season 2016
Current team Hitech GP
Car no. 24
Starts 12
Wins 2
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Previous series
2015
2014-15
2014-15
2014
2014
2013
BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Protyre Formula Renault
Protyre FR Autumn Cup
Championship titles
2015
2014
2013
BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Protyre FR Autumn Cup
Awards
2014 Autosport Club Driver of the Year

Ben Barnicoat (born 20 December 1996) is a British racing driver who is a part of the McLaren Young driver programme.

Career

Karting

Born in Chesterfield, Barnicoat began his racing career in karting at the age of nine. In 2007 he clinched the WTP Cadet Open and Motors TV Cadet Karting Championship titles as well as becoming WTP "Little Green Man" Vice Champion.[1] In 2008 he graduated to KF3 category in which he participated in the MSA Formula Kart Starts championship and Kartmasters GP. He did remarkably well in both, securing 4th in Formula Kart Stars and 7th at Kartmasters. Ben returned the year after and won Kartmasters GP, Formula Kart Stars and finished Vice-Champion in the Super One Junior Championship. By 2012, Barnicoat had claimed the CIK-FIA KF2 European Championship too. In 2015 Barnicoat claimed the Kart Masters GP Trophy in both the Senior Rotax and Iame X30 class, becoming the first driver to take two Kart Masters Championships in one day. [2]

Formula Renault

In 2013 Barnicoat made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the Protyre Formula Renault Autumn Cup for Fortec Motorsports, and won the cup with two wins.[3]

Barnicoat continued his collaboration with Fortec into 2014, competing in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series.[4]

European Formula 3

On 15 November 2015, it was announced that Barnicoat would race with Prema Powerteam for the 2016 season. However it was later announced that Barnicoat would race with HitechGP.[5]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2013 Protyre Formula Renault Autumn Cup Fortec Motorsports 3 2 3 2 3 96 1st
2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Fortec Motorsports 15 2 1 1 5 258 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 0 0 0 0 32 14th
Protyre Formula Renault Championship 3 0 0 0 0 60 13th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2015 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 17 3 2 1 6 174 4th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 1 0 1 2 0 NC†
BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy 8 3 2 5 6 211 1st
2016 European Formula 3 Hitech GP 12 2 0 0 2 88 5th*

* Season still in progress. As Barnicoat was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2016 HitechGP Mercedes LEC
1

4
LEC
2

Ret
LEC
3

11
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

10
HUN
3

1
PAU
1

1
PAU
2

5
PAU
3

11
RBR
1

10
RBR
2

15
RBR
3

5
NOR
1

NOR
2

NOR
3

ZAN
1

ZAN
2

ZAN
3

SPA
1

SPA
2

SPA
3

NÜR
1

NÜR
2

NÜR
3

IMO
1

IMO
2

IMO
3

HOC
1

HOC
2

HOC
3

5th* 88*

* Season still in progress.

References

  1. "Profile". benbarnicoat.com. Ben Barnicoat. Retrieved 20 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "CIK-FIA European KF2 Championship 2012 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 20 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Protyre Formula Renault Championship — Autumn Cup 2013 standings". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 20 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Goddard, Stephen (6 December 2013). "Barnicoat steps up to Formula Renault 2.0 NEC with Fortec". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 20 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Simmons, Marcus (14 January 2016). "Ben Barnicoat seals Hitech European Formula 3 Championship deal". Autosport. Retrieved 9 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Seb Morris
(Winter Series)
Protyre Formula Renault Autumn Cup
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)
Preceded by
Matt Parry
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Champion

2014
Succeeded by
Louis Delétraz
Preceded by
Will Palmer
(Winter Series)
BRDC Formula 4 Autumn Trophy
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Daniel Cammish
Autosport Awards
British Club Driver of the Year

2014
Succeeded by
Will Palmer