Dean Smith (racing driver)

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Dean Smith
Nationality British
Born (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 32)
Wolverhampton, England
Previous series
201011
200809
200809
2008
2008
2007
200607, 2009
2004–05
GP3 Series
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
British Formula 3
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula Renault UK
Formula BMW UK
Championship titles
2009
2005
Formula Renault UK
Formula BMW UK
Awards
2009 McLaren Autosport Award

Dean Smith (born 22 March 1988 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands) is a British racing driver, who was the 2009 champion of the British Formula Renault Championship and winner of that year's McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Career

Formula BMW

After previously competing in karting, Smith was awarded a Formula BMW scholarship in 2004, finishing 15th in the Formula BMW UK championship.[1] He took three wins on his way to winning the championship in 2005.[1]

Formula Renault

Smith competing during the 2009 Formula Renault UK season at Oulton Park.

Smith moved up to the British Formula Renault Championship in 2006, finishing 9th in the overall standings.[1] In 2007, he finished as runner-up to Fortec Motorsport teammate Duncan Tappy.[1] He made the move to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2008 for Fortec, but finished down in 17th place.[1] Smith finished 2008 by scoring two fourth-placed finishes on his British Formula 3 debut with Fortec. A lack of funds prevented him from a full F3 campaign in 2009, meaning he moved to the Porsche Carrera Cup. He was then given the opportunity to join British Formula Renault team Manor Competition, and took seven victories on his way to winning the title, despite missing the opening round of the championship at Brands Hatch due to him competing in the supporting Porsche races at the circuit.[1] He also took second place in the final race of the Eurocup season at the brand-new Ciudad del Motor de Aragón circuit in Spain.

In December 2009 he was awarded the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.[2] As part of the prize he will test a McLaren Formula One car.[2]

GP3 Series

Smith will race in the new GP3 Series in 2010, with Carlin, after securing support from the Racing Steps Foundation.[3]

Complete GP3 Series results

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2010 Carlin ESP
FEA

4
ESP
SPR

5
TUR
FEA

22
TUR
SPR

10
VAL
FEA

17
VAL
SPR

23
GBR
FEA

6
GBR
SPR

22
GER
FEA

9
GER
SPR

12
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

3
BEL
FEA

6
BEL
SPR

4
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

16
7th 24
2011 Addax Team TUR
FEA

9
TUR
SPR

6
ESP
FEA

7
ESP
SPR

3
VAL
FEA

5
VAL
SPR

11
GBR
FEA

8
GBR
SPR

2
GER
FEA

24
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

24
HUN
SPR

19
BEL
FEA

20
BEL
SPR

20
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
12th 18

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/2900/career/ Career statistics at Driver Database
  2. 2.0 2.1 O' Leary, Jamie (7 December 2009). "McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC: D. Smith". autosport.com. Haymarket Publishing. Retrieved 7 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Smith joins Carlin for GP3". carlin.co.uk. Carlin. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Awards
Preceded by
Alexander Sims
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
2009
Succeeded by
Lewis Williamson
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tim Bridgman
Formula BMW UK
Champion

2005
Succeeded by
Niall Breen
Preceded by
Adam Christodoulou
Formula Renault UK
Champion

2009
Succeeded by
Tom Blomqvist