Dean Smith (racing Driver)
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Dean Smith Racing Driver

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 CAT
FEA

4
CAT
SPR

5
IST
FEA

22
IST
SPR

10
VAL
FEA

17
VAL
SPR

23
SIL
FEA

6
SIL
SPR

22
HOC
FEA

9
HOC
SPR

12
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

3
SPA
FEA

6
SPA
SPR

4
MNZ
FEA

Ret
MNZ
SPR

16
7th 24
2011 Addax Team IST
FEA

9
IST
SPR

6
CAT
FEA

7
CAT
SPR

3
VAL
FEA

5
VAL
SPR

11
SIL
FEA

8
SIL
SPR

2
NÜR
FEA

24
NÜR
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

24
HUN
SPR

19
SPA
FEA

20
SPA
SPR

20
MNZ
FEA
MNZ
SPR
12th 18

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/2900/career/ Career statistics at Driver Database
  2. ^ a b O' Leary, Jamie (7 December 2009). "McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC: D. Smith". autosport.com. Haymarket Publishing. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ "Smith joins Carlin for GP3". carlin.co.uk. Carlin. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 2010.[permanent dead link]

External links

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

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