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Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
Nationality United Kingdom British
Date of birth 3 February 1991 (1991-02-03) (age 18)
Place of birth Pembury (United Kingdom)
2010 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Debut season 2007
Current team Motopark Academy
Car no. 6
Former teams BVM Minardi
Starts 36
Wins 1
Poles 1
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 4th in 2009
Previous series
2008
2008
2007, 2009
2007
2005–06
2005
Portuguese FR2.0 W. Series
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula BMW UK
T Cars
T Cars Autumn Trophy
Championship titles
2005
2005
T Cars
T Cars Autumn Trophy
Awards
2007
2006
MSA British Race Elite
BRDC Rising Star Award

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs (born 3 February 1991 in Pembury) is a British race car driver currently racing in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup series. He is notable for being the youngest driver to win the T Cars championship and the youngest ever winner of an MSA-sanctioned car racing series.

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Career

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2002-2006: Early career

Quaife-Hobbs began his career in 2002, racing in the Honda cadets category, winning four races in his first season and coming second in the Formula 6 Championship. 2003 saw the 12-year old Brit move up to the more powerful Mini Max category where Quaife-Hobbs took several podium finishes and a race victory. Quaife-Hobbs continued racing in the Mini Max series for 2004, winning the Bayford Meadows Championship. At the age of 14, Quaife-Hobbs moved up to the T Cars category where he won both the main T Cars Championship title, becoming the youngest Champion in the series' history at 14 years 8 months old, and winning the Autumn Trophy title as well. In 2006 Quaife-Hobbs competed in the first few T-car races and got a double win in the opening rounds and also won his last race at Rockingham before deciding to focus on a 2007 campaign in Formula BMW. 2006 also saw Quaife-Hobbs win the British Racing Drivers' Club's Rising Star Award, becoming the youngest driver to receive the award at the age of fifteen.[1]

2007–: Formula BMW and Formula Renault

For 2007, Quaife-Hobbs was promoted to the Formula BMW class, running in its UK series, racing for the current Champions Fortec Motorsport. The young Brit established himself in the first meeting of the championship at Brands Hatch: Coming eleventh on his debut and running in third for a majority of a second race before tyre issues forced him to yield the final podium place to Valle Mäkelä, the winner of race one. The young Brit finished his debut season tenth in the Drivers' Championship with 405 points. Following the closure of the 2007 FBMW UK season, Quaife-Hobbs decided to enter the Formula Renault Eurocup with BVM Minardi in order to gain experience in the FRenault cars. The Brit did well on his debut, despite retiring in the first race, he finished eighth in the second from thirteenth position, enough to earn him three points. Quaife-Hobbs also competed two Formula Renault NEC races with Motopark and at Spa Adrian got his first Formula Renault podium in only his third Renault Event. 2007 also saw Quaife-Hobbs win a place on the prestigious MSA British Race Elite scheme run by David Brabham.

The Brit entered the Eurocup for a full season in 2008 as well as the Italian championship, both with the BVM Minardi team in which he finished fourth. Adrian moved teams to compete with the Motopark Academy for 2009 campaigns in the Eurocup and Northern European Cup, finishing fourth in both series.

Statistics

Motor racing record

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2005 T Cars PR Motorsport 17 2 8 284 1st
T Cars Autumn Trophy 7 7 6 138 1st
2006 T Cars PR Motorsport 10 3 3 68 9th
2007 Formula BMW UK Fortec Motorsport 18 1 0 405 10th
Formula Renault Eurocup BVM Minardi 8 0 0 3 23rd
Formula Renault NEC Motopark Academy 4 0 0 70 18th
2008 Italian Formula Renault 2.0 BVM Minardi 14 0 1 250 4th
Formula Renault Eurocup 14 0 0 2 25th
2009 Formula Renault NEC Motopark Academy 14 1 1 229 4th
Formula Renault Eurocup 14 1 1 83 4th

References

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Will Bratt
T Cars Champion
2005
Succeeded by
Luciano Bacheta
Preceded by
N/A
T Cars Autumn Trophy
2005
Succeeded by
N/A
Awards
Preceded by
Incumbent
BRDC Rising Star Award
2006
Succeeded by
Jeremy Metcalfe
Preceded by
Incumbent
MSA British Race Elite
2007
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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