Dan Ticktum

Daniel Ticktum (born 8 June 1999) is a British racing driver who is due to compete in the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship . He is also currently a member of the Williams Driver Academy, serving as the team’s development and simulator driver.

Daniel Ticktum
Dan Ticktum em Macau 2018.jpg
Ticktum in 2018
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born (1999-06-08) 8 June 1999 (age 21)
London, England
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season2018
Car number2
Former teamsBWT Arden
DAMS
Starts26 (26 entries)
Podiums4
Poles3[a]
Fastest laps0
Best finish11th in 2020
Previous series
2019
2019
2017
2015, 2017
2015, 2017
2016
2015
Formula Regional European Championship
Super Formula Championship
FIA F3 European Championship
GP3 Series
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy
MSA Formula
Awards
2018
2017
Autosport National Driver of the Year
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award


Ticktum became a member of the Red Bull Junior Team in 2017.[2] During his time with Red Bull, Ticktum won the Macau Grand Prix in 2017 and 2018. He also finished second in the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, finishing as vice-champion. Ticktum was awarded the BRDC McLaren Autosport Award in 2017, and was named Autosport National Driver of the Year in 2018.

After a brief stint in the 2019 Super Formula Championship, Ticktum left the Red Bull Junior Team.[3]

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

 
Dan Ticktum in 2015

Born in London, Ticktum entered karting at the age of eight, competing in Honda Cadets with Project One Racing. He enjoyed early success, culminating in placing second in the National Super One Championship in 2010 before moving into Comer Cadet.[citation needed]

In 2011, he completed the Grand Slam of British national cadet titles — winning the British FKS Championship, National ABkC Super One Championship, British Open Championship and British Grand Prix Championship. This has been achieved by only one other driver.[citation needed]

A year later, Ticktum moved into the international scene, competing in the WSK Euro Series and WSK Masters Series, finishing both championships as the highest placed rookie.[citation needed]

In 2013, Ticktum joined Ricky Flynn Motorsport, finishing second in the CIK FIA European Championship, tying on points with the Champion, and second in the National Super One Championship. The same year Ticktum was awarded the KFJ Andrea Margutti Trophy; previous winners include F1 stars Giancarlo Fisichella, Robert Kubica and most recently Daniil Kvyat.[citation needed]

The following year, Ticktum finished second in the WSK Masters and during his first test with Lanan Racing, in BRDC Formula 4 Championship, he broke the lap record at the Brands Indy circuit.[citation needed]

MSA Formula and two year banEdit

In 2015, Ticktum graduated to MSA Formula with Fortec Motorsport.[4] He led the early rounds of the Championship, until an incident at Silverstone, where he purposely overtook several cars while under safety car conditions to crash into a rival, Ricky Collard. This saw him receive a two-year ban from motorsport, of which one year was a suspended ban.[5][6] As a result, he finished 6th in his first season of single seater racing.

FIA European Formula 3 ChampionshipEdit

In 2016, Ticktum returned to motorsport, competing in the final round of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in Hockenheim with Carlin. He then raced in the Macau Grand Prix with Double R Racing finishing 8th in Saturday's qualifying race before retiring early in the main race.[7]

Formula RenaultEdit

In January 2017, Ticktum was announced as a member of the Red Bull Junior Team, racing in the 2017 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 with Arden International.[8] He claimed his only win in the season at Hungaroring and finished the season seventh in the driver standings.[9]

GP3 SeriesEdit

In September 2017, Ticktum made his debut in the series at Monza with DAMS.[10] He claimed a podium finish in his second full race weekend at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

FIA Formula 3 World CupEdit

In November 2017, Ticktum competed in a one-off race at the Macau Grand Prix with Team Motopark and claimed victory after leaders Ferdinand Habsburg and Sérgio Sette Câmara crashed in the final corner.[11] He would win the race again in 2018 after dominating throughout the whole weekend.[12]

FIA European Formula 3 ChampionshipEdit

In December 2017, it was confirmed that Ticktum would contest the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Team Motopark in 2018.[13] He would finish the championship in second after leading during the early part of the season. Ticktum won four races and amassed five pole positions, becoming the highest-placed rookie in the final year of the series.

Super Formula ChampionshipEdit

Ticktum joined Team Mugen for the 2019 season [14] and competed in the first three rounds of the championship before parting ways with Red Bull.[15]

FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipEdit

Ticktum drove for Arden in the final round of the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship in Abu Dhabi.[16] In December 2019, it was announced Ticktum would contest the 2020 season with reigning team champions DAMS [17] alongside Sean Gelael. Ticktum scored his first podium in the sprint race in Austria, meanwhile his first victory came at his home race in Silverstone.[18] After a further two podiums and a win at Monza, a race from which he would be disqualified due to lack of fuel after crossing the line,[19][20] Ticktum finished his season 11th in the championship, being the fourth-highest rookie in the standings.[21] He would later make an appearance at the post-season test in Bahrain for Carlin alongside his F2 rival Jehan Daruvala.[22]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2015 MSA Formula Championship Fortec Motorsports 27 3 3 5 10 242 6th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen GP 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 4 0 0 0 0 41 23rd
2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Carlin 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy Double R Racing 3 1 0 1 2 59 4th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A DNF
2016–17 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 4 0 0 0 1 41 11th
2017 Formula Renault Eurocup Arden International 23 1 1 2 3 134 7th
Formula Renault NEC 5 0 0 0 1 0 NC†
GP3 Series DAMS 5 0 0 1 1 34 11th
Macau Grand Prix Motopark 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Motopark 30 4 5 1 8 308 2nd
Macau Grand Prix 1 1 1 1 1 N/A 1st
Super Formula Team Mugen 2 0 0 0 0 0 19th
FIA Formula 2 Championship BWT Arden 2 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2019 Super Formula Team Mugen 3 0 0 0 0 1 20th
F3 Asian Winter Series Dragon Hitech GP 6 0 2 0 1 38 9th
Formula Regional European Championship Van Amersfoort Racing 6 0 0 0 2 64 9th
Macau Grand Prix Carlin Buzz Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 13th
2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship DAMS 24 1 3[a] 0 4 96.5 11th
Formula One Williams Racing Development driver

As Ticktum was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship resultsEdit

(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 Carlin Volkswagen LEC
1
LEC
2
LEC
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
PAU
1
PAU
2
PAU
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
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

13
HOC
2

20
HOC
3

14
NC* 0
2018 Motopark PAU
1

3
PAU
2

Ret
PAU
3

5‡
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

Ret
HUN
3

2
NOR
1

4
NOR
2

Ret
NOR
3

1
ZAN
1

5
ZAN
2

6
ZAN
3

Ret
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

1
SPA
3

5
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

8
SIL
3

6
MIS
1

6
MIS
2

4
MIS
3

4
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

3
NÜR
3

4
RBR
1

8
RBR
2

17†
RBR
3

4
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

7
HOC
3

4
2nd 308

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.
* As Ticktum was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.

Complete GP3 Series resultsEdit

(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 Pos Points
2017 DAMS CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA

13
MNZ
SPR

C
JER
FEA

4
JER
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

4
YMC
SPR

3
11th 34

Complete Super Formula resultsEdit

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

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC Points
2018 Team Mugen SUZ AUT SUG
Ret
FUJ
11
MOT OKA SUZ 19th 0
2019 SUZ
8
AUT
Ret
SUG
15
FUJ MOT OKA SUZ 20th 1

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position points; races in italics indicate points for the fastest lap of top ten finishers)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2018 BWT Arden BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
BAK
FEA
BAK
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
LEC
FEA
LEC
SPR
RBR
FEA
RBR
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
SOC
FEA
SOC
SPR
YMC
FEA

11
YMC
SPR

Ret
23rd 0
2020 DAMS RBR
FEA

5
RBR
SPR

3
RBR
FEA

8
RBR
SPR

2
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

NC
SIL
FEA

8
SIL
SPR

1
SIL
FEA

15
SIL
SPR

7
CAT
FEA

9
CAT
SPR

10
SPA
FEA

6
SPA
SPR

10
MNZ
FEA

7
MNZ
SPR

DSQ
MUG
FEA

17
MUG
SPR

17
SOC
FEA

10
SOC
SPR

8‡
BHR
FEA

9
BHR
SPR

12
BHR
FEA

8
BHR
SPR

3
11th 96.5

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b 0 poles achieved during qualifying, and 3 poles given as a result of the reverse grid in the sprint race.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula 2 poles". results.motorsportstats.com. Motorsport Stats. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Daniel Ticktum joins Red Bull Junior Team for 2017". 19 January 2017.
  3. ^ Kuntschick, Gerhard. "Marko confirms: Ticktum no longer Red Bull junior". speedweek. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Dan Ticktum joins Fortec for debut season in MSA Formula". 26 February 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Daniel Ticktum gets two-year ban for 'disturbing' MSA Formula clash". 24 November 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  6. ^ Connor Jackson (24 November 2015). "Dan Ticktum Banned From Motorsport Competition For Two Years". Motorsport Safety Foundation.
  7. ^ Simmons, Marcus (11 October 2016). "Carlin returns to European Formula 3 with Norris, Hughes, Ticktum". Autosport. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Daniel Ticktum joins Red Bull Junior Team for 2017". 19 January 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  9. ^ Allen, Peter (1 July 2017). "Dan Ticktum clinches first Formula Renault win in Hungaroring opener". formulascout.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  10. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex (29 August 2017). "Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum to complete 2017 GP3 season with DAMS". Autosport. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  11. ^ "F3 World Cup – Ticktum wins sensational FIA F3 World Cup". Federation Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  12. ^ Simmons, Marcus. "Macau GP: Ticktum scores second Macau victory in crash-marred race". Autosport.com. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  13. ^ Turner, Kevin. "McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Ticktum secures 2018 F3 deal". Autosport.com. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  14. ^ https://www.autosport.com/other/news/140525/ticktum-auer-get-super-formula-deals
  15. ^ https://www.autosport.com/other/news/144407/red-bull-ticktum-set-to-lose-super-formula-seat
  16. ^ Wood, Elliot (21 November 2018). "Ticktum set to make F2 debut with Arden in Abu Dhabi". formulascout.com. Formula Scout. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ "GELAEL AND TICKTUM ANNOUNCED AT DAMS FOR 2020". 4 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  18. ^ Klein, Jamie. "Silverstone F2: Ticktum survives late Lundgaard charge for victory". Autosport.com. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  19. ^ "ROAD TO F1: Callum Ilott wins F2 Sprint Race as Dan Ticktum disqualified at Monza | Formula 1®". www.formula1.com. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  20. ^ Suttill, Josh; Boxall-Legge, Jake. "DAMS slams continued "unacceptable" F2 unreliability after Ticktum fuel DQ". Autosport.com. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  21. ^ "DAMS ends 2020 F2 season with podium finish in Bahrain - automobilsport.com". www.automobilsport.com. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  22. ^ Thukral, Rachit. "Ticktum joins Carlin for Bahrain F2 tests, Armstrong switches to DAMS". Autosport.com. Retrieved 9 December 2020.

External linksEdit

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