Scott Malvern

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Scott Malvern
Nationality  British
Born (1989-02-23) 23 February 1989 (age 31)
Barking, United Kingdom
Formula Renault BARC career
Debut season 2012
Current team Cullen Motorsport
Car no. 4
Former teams Cliff Dempsey Racing
Starts 14
Wins 3
Poles 1
Fastest laps 7
Best finish 1st in 2012
Previous series
2011
201011
2009
2009
Formula Ford EuroCup
British Formula Ford Championship
Club Formula Ford
Irish Formula Ford 1600
Championship titles
2012
2011
2011
2009
2009
Formula Renault BARC
Formula Ford Festival
British Formula Ford Championship
Club Formula Ford National, Post '89
Club Formula Ford, Midland South
Awards
2012
2011
2010
Autosport Club Driver of the Year
BRDC Henry Surtees Award
BRDC Rising Star

Scott Aaron Malvern (born 23 February 1989) is a British racing driver, best known for winning the 2011 British Formula Ford Championship, the 2012 Formula Renault BARC championship and twice being nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Career

Karting

Born in Barking, Malvern had an extensive karting career, competing between 1998 and 2007 in various series. His first championships came in 1999 at the 60 cc Comer Cadet level,[1] winning the BPKC Henry Moore Memorial Shield and Lydd Club Championship for Keith Baines Motorsport. He won several more club level championships but the closest he came to winning a national championship title was when he finished runner-up, for Project One Racing, in the 2005 Super 1 National Formula TKM Extreme Championship, finishing 37 points behind Adam Constable in the final championship standings.[2] He also won the Renault Champion of Champions title in 2005.[1]

Formula Ford

Malvern did not race during the 2008 season, but remained within the Formula Ford environment with Jamun Racing. Along with testing the team's cars during the season, Malvern worked as a mechanic on the car of Tim Blanchard,[3] one of the team's drivers in that season's British Formula Ford Championship; Blanchard finished the season as runner-up to another Jamun driver, Wayne Boyd. Malvern returned to the wheel of a Formula Ford car competitively in the 2009 season, moving to the Cliff Dempsey Racing team in Club Formula Ford. Competing in the class for cars built after 1989, Malvern won the national championship with six victories in the season's fourteen races; the title was not confirmed until two months after the season-ending race at Mondello Park.[4] He also won the Midlands South sub-championship, as well as finishing third in the North West sub-championship, and won a race in the Irish Formula Ford 1600 series. Malvern's season ended with a second-place finish to Rory Butcher in the Kent class of the Formula Ford Festival, missing out on victory by just 0.069 seconds.[5]

Malvern remained with Cliff Dempsey Racing as he moved into the British Formula Ford Championship for the 2010 season.[6] In his first meeting at Oulton Park, Malvern won the second of the weekend's three races as well as finishing second in the other two races to hold the championship lead ahead of Jamun Racing's Scott Pye.[7] Pye and Malvern maintained their title battle throughout the season; Pye won a total of twelve races during the season compared to two for Malvern – adding to his Oulton Park win with a victory at the sixth meeting of the year at Silverstone – but Malvern's greater consistency allowed him to maintain the gap to Pye. Malvern out-scored Pye over the course of the season, by 582 points to 581, on gross points scoring, but championship regulations stipulated that a driver's best 23 scores – from the 25 races scheduled – counted towards the final drivers' championship standings.[8] As a result, Malvern had to drop a tenth-place finish from Donington Park and a twelfth place at Knockhill – slowed after a collision with Pye's Jamun team-mate Josh Hill – while Pye did not have to drop points after three retirements, one of which came after a collision with Malvern; ultimately, Pye won the title by 19 points. Malvern finished the season with fourteen podium finishes, and finished all bar three races in the top five placings. He finished the season with a fourth-place finish in the Duratec class of the Formula Ford Festival, and was nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, but lost out to Formula Renault UK driver Lewis Williamson.[9]

Having set his sights on a move into the British Formula Three Championship, Malvern remained in Formula Ford for a second season in 2011, and returned to Jamun Racing for the first time since working as a mechanic three years previously.[10] Malvern was the dominant driver during the campaign, taking no fewer than a record seventeen overall victories, as well as another British series win – eighteen wins in total[11] – when he was the top placed British-registered driver during one of the season's rounds at Zandvoort. He also dominated the revived Formula Ford EuroCup, held alongside the British Formula Ford season. Malvern amassed the most points at each of the four meetings scheduled[12] – all non-championship events – amassing nine wins from the eleven races to be held over the course of the EuroCup. He rounded off the season with victory in the 40th Formula Ford Festival,[13][14] becoming the first driver since Wayne Boyd in 2008 to add the Festival victory to a championship title. Malvern was nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for the second year in succession, but again lost out, this time to Formula Renault UK driver Oliver Rowland.[15]

Formula Renault

After taking part in 2011 post-season testing in both GP3 Series and FIA Formula Two Championship machinery,[16][17][18] budgetary concerns meant that Malvern remained in domestic formulae racing into the 2012 season; he moved into the Formula Renault BARC series and returned to Cliff Dempsey Racing,[19] after one season with Jamun. With very little pre-season testing, Malvern achieved a race victory during his first meeting at Snetterton, winning the third of the weekend's races.[20] From that point on, Malvern finished all bar two races on the podium, taking two further victories during the season at Thruxton – taking the championship lead[21] – and Donington Park.[22] Despite a mid-season split from Cliff Dempsey Racing,[23] Malvern ran with Cullen Motorsport for the remainder of the season – as well as undertaking a driver coach role for the team's British Formula Ford driver Ryan Cullen – maintaining title emphasis during his first season of "slicks-and-wings" racing. Malvern entered the final round of the season with a 23-point lead over MGR Motorsport's Josh Webster,[24] with two podiums securing him the title by 42 points on gross scores, and 33 points overall – 368 points to 335 – after dropped scores came into effect.[25]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2009 National Formula Ford – Post '89 Cliff Dempsey Racing 14 6 2 6 12 221 1st
Midland South Club Formula Ford 5 3 1 2 4 91 1st
North West Club Formula Ford – Post '89 4 2 1 3 4 71 3rd
Formula Ford 1600 Ireland 3 1 0 2 1 N/A NC†
Formula Ford Festival – Kent class 1 0 0 1 1 N/A 2nd
2010 British Formula Ford Championship Cliff Dempsey Racing 25 2 2 5 14 562[N 1] 2nd
Formula Ford Festival – Duratec class 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2011 British Formula Ford Championship Jamun Racing 24 18 12 11 20 614 1st
Formula Ford EuroCup 11 9 7 4 10 N/A[N 2]
Formula Ford Festival – Duratec class 1 1 1 0 1 N/A 1st
2012 Formula Renault BARC Cliff Dempsey Racing with Cullen Motorsport 14 3 1 7 11 368[N 3] 1st
Cullen Motorsport
2013 British Formula Ford Championship Jamun Racing 3 0 0 2 1 45 17th
Atom Cup  ? 2 1 0 1 2 N/A NC†
Walter Hayes Trophy Kevin Mills Racing 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
2014 Radical SR3 Challenge Kevin Mills Racing 12 1 0 0 2 0 NC†
Walter Hayes Trophy  ? 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2015 Radical Enduro Championship Kevin Mills Racing 13 1 3 4 6 445 3rd
Radical European Masters - Supersport 1 0 0 0 0 30 14th
2016 British GT Championship - GT4 Class Simpson Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 13.5 13th*

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

Complete British GT Championship results

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2016 Simpson Motorsport Ginetta G55 GT4 GT4 BRH
1

Ret
ROC
1

21
OUL
1

19
OUL
2

21
SIL
1

SPA
1

SNE
1

SNE
2

DON
1

13th* 13.5*

* Season still in progress.

Notes

  1. Net championship points; Malvern scored 582 points in total, but had to discard his two lowest points scores per the championship's regulations.
  2. Events were held separately as one-off meetings, with points not accrued over the season. Malvern was the "Weekend Winner" at each of the four meetings held.
  3. Net championship points; Malvern scored 379 points in total, but had to discard his lowest points score per the championship's regulations.

References

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External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Scott Pye
British Formula Ford Championship
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Antti Buri
Preceded by
Dennis Lind
Formula Ford Festival
Winner

2011
Succeeded by
Antti Buri
Preceded by
Dino Zamparelli
Formula Renault BARC
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
Chris Middlehurst