|D.o.B.||8 June 1999|
|Début||2018 Yas Marina Feature Race|
|Best Finish||0 (23rd 2018)|
|Formula Two Career|
|Entries||2 (2 Starts)|
|Former Teams||Arden International|
Daniel Ticktum (born 8 June 1999 in London, UK) is a British born racing driver who competes with DAMS in the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship. A Williams Racing Driver Academy member and former alumni of the Red Bull Junior Team, Ticktum originally made his F2 debut at the end of the 2018 season with Arden International.
Ticktum's junior career proved to be rather controversial despite his various successes, with the Brit serving part of a two year ban for an incident in 2015.
Ticktum began his racing career in karting at the age of eight, racing though the various categories until 2014, when he would finish as Vice Champion in the WSK Masters series. He duly signed up to join the recently formed MSA Formula and would take an early lead in the 2015 Championship while forming an intense rivalry with Ricky Collard. That, ultimately, came to a head at the Silverstone round, where Ticktum overtook ten cars during a safety car in order to deliberately crash into Collard.
As a result Ticktum would receive a two-year ban from competing in any motorsport event, effective from December 2015, although the second year was suspended.
Ticktum would make his racing return towards the end of 2016, miraculously obtaining a seat in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Carlin for the season finale. The Brit also secured a drive at the Macau Grand Prix, before becoming a member of the Red Bull Junior Team in January 2017. With Red Bull backing Ticktum would secure a seat in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2017.
One win in Formula Renault in 2017 would see Ticktum finish in seventh overall, although he would end the season on a high by sweeping to victory at the Macau Grand Prix. He would also make a handful of appearances in the GP3 Series, claiming a podium in the final race of the season, before obtaining a full season seat in the European F3 Championship for 2018. It would be another controversial season for Ticktum, in which he would imply that Championship rival Mick Schumacher was getting better equipment, before ultimately finishing as runner-up to the German come the end of the season.
Formula Two History
Ticktum would get the chance to join the FIA Formula Two Championship ahead of the 2018 season finale in Yas Marina, with Arden International looking for a replacement for Maximilian Günther after the German switched to Formula E. He duly signed up to partner Nirei Fukuzumi for the final two races of the season, although would fail to score points in either race. Yet, in-spite of the fact that Arden had two potential race seats on offer for 2019, Ticktum moved into the Japanese Super Formula Championship at the behest of Red Bull.
DAMS Demands: 2020
After losing his Red Bull support during 2019, Ticktum received support from the Williams F1 Team, who signed the Brit to their Racing Driver Academy for 2020, making him a development driver for the season. Williams' backing aided Ticktum in securing a full-time return to the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2020, with the Brit signing with DAMS alongside Sean Gelael shortly before his Williams deal was announced.
Post Formula Two Career
For 2019 Ticktum would race in the 2019 Super Formula Championship, alongside multiple other programmes in a bid to enhance his tally of FIA Super Licence points. Yet, it proved to be a poor season for the Brit, who was dropped from Super Formula after just three races, having lost his Red Bull Junior Team support. He would, however, get his debut in a Formula One car with Red Bull during the 2019 season, before securing a development driver deal with the Williams F1 Team for the 2020 season.
Full Formula Two Record
Shown below are a series of tables outlining Dan Ticktum's career in Formula Two in statistical form.
Formula Two Entries
The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Dan Ticktum during their F2 career:
|Dan Ticktum's Overall Formula Two Record|
|2018||BWT Arden||11||Dallara F2 2018||23rd||0|
|2020||DAMS||2||Dallara F2 2018|
Below is a table showing Dan Ticktum's full Formula Two record.
|FIA Formula Two Championship Record|
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 'GELAEL AND TICKTUM ANNOUNCED AT DAMS FOR 2020', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 04/12/2019), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2019/12_December/Gelael-and-Ticktum-announced-at-DAMS-for-2020-/, (Accessed 04/03/2020)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Jack Benyon, 'Macau winner Ticktum to make F2 debut in Abu Dhabi finale', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 20/11/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/dan-ticktum-debut-abu-dhabi/4301003/, (Accessed 20/11/2018)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 'DAN TICKTUM JOINS WILLIAMS RACING DRIVER ACADEMY', williamsf1.com, (Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd., 17/12/2019), https://www.williamsf1.com/news/2019/12/dan-ticktum-joins-williams-racing-driver-academy, (Accessed 13/03/2020)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Connor Jackson, 'Dan Ticktum Banned From Motorsport Competition For Two Years', motorsport-safety.org, (Motorsport Safety Foundation Corp., 24/11/2015), https://www.motorsport-safety.org/media/news/dan-ticktum-banned-motorsport-competition-two-years, (Accessed 28/11/2018)
- ↑ Marcus Simmons, 'Carlin returns to European Formula 3 with Norris, Hughes, Ticktum', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 11/10/2016), https://www.autosport.com/f3/news/126612/norris-makes-fia-f3-debut-as-carlin-returns, (Accessed 28/11/2018)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 'Red Bull Junior Team announcement 2017', juniorteam.redbull.com, (Red Bull, 2017), http://juniorteam.redbull.com/article/red-bull-junior-team-announcement-2017, (Accessed 28/11/2018)
- ↑ 'F3 WORLD CUP - TICKTUM WINS SENSATIONAL FIA F3 WORLD CUP', fia.com, (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, 19/11/2017), https://www.fia.com/news/f3-world-cup-ticktum-wins-sensational-fia-f3-world-cup, (Accessed 28/11/2018)
- ↑ Alex Kalinauckas, 'Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum to complete 2017 GP3 season with DAMS', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 29/08/2017), https://www.autosport.com/gp3/news/131518/red-bull-junior-ticktum-gets-dams-gp3-seat, (Accessed 28/11/2018)
- ↑ Kevin Turner, 'McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Ticktum secures 2018 F3 deal', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 04/12/2017), https://www.autosport.com/f3/news/133428/award-winner-ticktum-secures-2018-f3-deal, (Accessed 28/11/2018)
- ↑ 'Ticktum questions Schumacher’s F3 surge', planetf1.com, (Planet F1, 24/09/2018), https://www.planetf1.com/news/ticktum-questions-schumachers-f3-surge/, (Accessed 28/11/2018)
- ↑ Sam Smith, 'Guenther to Join Lopez at Dragon', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 07/11/2018), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/guenther-to-join-lopez-at-dragon/?fbclid=IwAR3w_cLOwpk55WcfAHvNvtkViye-NkGquXT1kkZ_LC87KRy_i9vOKgZ2JhQ, (Accessed 07/11/2018)
- ↑ 'FUOCO DOMINATES SEASON CLOSER', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 25/11/2018), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2018/11_November/Fuoco-dominates-season-closer/, (Accessed 26/11/2018)
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- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Marcus Simmons, 'Red Bull F1 junior Ticktum loses Super Formula seat for rest of '19', autosport.com, (Motorsport Network, 27/06/2019), https://www.autosport.com/other/news/144407/red-bull-ticktum-set-to-lose-super-formula-seat, (Accessed 13/03/2020)