|Date of Birth||8 June 1999|
|Date of Death|
|Début||2018 Yas Marina Feature Race|
|Formula Two Career|
|Entries||2 (2 Starts)|
|Former Teams||Arden International|
Dan Ticktum, born 8 June 1999, is a British born racing driver whom made his FIA Formula Two Championship during the 2018 season for Arden International. A member of the Red Bull Junior Team, Ticktum will not compete in F2 full time in 2019, despite having finished as runner-up in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2018.
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 to be served immediately, although the second year was to be 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 instead opted to drive in Super Formula with Red Bull continuing to fund his exploits.
Post Formula Two Career
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|
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 1.3 1.4 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)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 '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)