Ever wondered what it takes to become a Formula 1 driver?

Dan Ticktum is regarded by many in motorsport as one of the most talented drivers of his generation. This year, he is racing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship for Carlin alongside Development Driver duties for Williams Racing: assisting with simulator work and car development.

Dan completed his inaugural FIA Formula 2 season with DAMS in 2020. In 2019, Dan took part in his first Formula 1 tests in Bahrain in April and in Barcelona a month later for Red Bull Aston Martin Racing.

In 2018, Dan raced in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship together with Motopark where he finished the season as Vice Champion. In November of that year, Dan won the legendary FIA Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix for the second consecutive year. He also competed at Sugo and Fuji, in two rounds of the 2018 Super Formula Championship with Team Mugen.

Dan finished seventh overall and was the second-best Rookie in the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup series racing with Arden International. He also competed in the final three rounds of the 2017 GP3 series at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Circuito de Jerez and the Yas Marina Circuit, achieving podium finishes. In November 2017, Dan won for the first time at Macau, becoming the youngest ever winner at this prestigious event. A month later, he claimed the 2017 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award – the most important accolade for a junior British racing driver.

After taking a short ban following an incident at Silverstone during the 2015 MSA Formula 4 Championship, Dan returned to motorsport in 2016 racing in a couple of Formula 3 races and the Macau Grand Prix. In 2014, Dan raced with Zanardi Strakka Racing as their number one driver in KFJ. Racing under Dino Chiesa’s guidance – having nurtured the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg – Dan finished the season as Vice Champion in WSK Masters and third in WSK Champions Cup. He also broke the lap record at the Brands Indy circuit on his first test in a single seater with Lanan Racing in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship.

Early into his racing career, he became the 2013 European Vice Champion in KF Junior (class for 13-15 years) and was the winner of the Margutti Trophy. While in 2011 he surpassed the likes of Hamilton and Jenson Button, winning the Grandslam of all four British National Championship titles (British MSA Formula Kart Stars Champion, the National ABkC Super One Champion, the British Open Champion (ABkC O plate) and the British Grand Prix Champion (GP plate)).

This website charts Dan’s career to date and offers visitors a chance to discover the hard work and sacrifices required to make it to the pinnacle of motorsport.

Career highlights
The motorsport world says

“We’re really excited to have Dan join the team. We’ve known Dan a long time and worked with him briefly in Macau a couple of years ago as well as in the post-season F2 tests in December. He’s very quick and a great racer and we are excited to see his true potential with us this year."

Trevor Carlin, Carlin Team Manager

“Having worked with Dan in 2017, it is clear that he is a highly talent individual. Dan has all the tools in his armoury to achieve anything he wants within the sport.”

Ben Salter, Arden International Team Manager

“Having spent some time with Dan since the end of 2016, I find him extremely intelligent and very interesting. He’s a great lad and I am very impressed with his performance on the way to climbing up the motorsport ladder.”

Marcus Simmons, Autosport Magazine

“I attended Dan’s first ever single-seater test at Pembrey, Wales and he was pushing right out of the box. He produced the best performance at a first test I have seen in 35 years of signing and developing young drivers.”

Richard Dutton, Team Owner of Fortec Motorsport

“Dan has an exceptional racing background and having been part of his early development in cars, I have no doubt that his talent and attitude will enable him to achieve even greater things in the future.”

Harry Tincknell, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team Racing Driver
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  • Williams Racing Development Driver
  • FIA Formula 2 Championship
  • BRDC Super Star
  • Williams Racing Development Driver
  • FIA Formula 2 Championship
  • BRDC Super Star
  • Williams Racing Development Driver
  • Took part in first F1 Young Driver Test in Bahrain
  • Took part in second F1 Young Driver Test in Barcelona
  • Super Formula Championship
  • Leading Red Bull Junior Team driver
  • FIA Formula 3 European Championship - 2nd
  • Super Formula Championship - competed in two rounds
  • Won the Macau Grand Prix
  • FIA Formula 2 Championship - competed in last round
  • Joined Red Bull Junior Team
  • Formula Renault Eurocup – 7th
  • GP3 Series – competed in last three rounds
  • Won the Macau Grand Prix
  • Winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
2015 & 2016
  • MSA Formula 4 Championship – 6th
  • MSA Formula 4 Rookie Cup – 2nd
  • FIA Formula 3 – testing program in Hockenheim to qualify for Macau Grand Prix
  • Macau Grand Prix – 8th in Saturday’s race
  • BRDC British Formula 3 Championship Autumn Trophy – won second race
  • WSK Masters - vice champion
  • WSK Champions Cup - 3rd
  • 4th in Europe
  • CIK FIA European vice champion KFJ
  • British Super One vice champion KFJ
  • Winner of the Margutti Trophy
  • Highest placed rookie in WSK Masters
  • Highest placed rookie in WSK Euro
  • Grand slam of 4 British national cadet titles achieved by only one other driver in history:
  • British MSA Formula Kart Stars champion
  • National ABkC Super One champion
  • British Open champion (ABKC O Plate)
  • British Grand Prix champion (GP Plate)