Daniel McKenzie (racing driver)

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Daniel McKenzie
Daniel Mckenzie Half Portrait.jpg
Daniel McKenzie in his 2013 Beechdean Racing Suit. Currently competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series.
Nationality  British
Born (1988-10-24) 24 October 1988 (age 26)
Reading (England)
2014 Blancpain Endurance Series
Debut season 2013
Current team Beechdean Motorsport
Car no. 99
Previous series
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2008
2007
200607
2005
FIA Formula Two Championship
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
British F3 International Class
British F3 National Class
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Formula BMW ADAC
Formula BMW UK
Radical SR4 Biduro Championship
Championship titles
2009 British F3 National Class

Daniel McKenzie (born 24 October 1988 in Reading, Berkshire) is a professional British racing driver from England.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Like most young drivers, McKenzie began his career in karting, racing in the Junior Rotax class before making his car racing debut in the Radical SR4 Biduro Championship in 2005, where he finished in fourth place.[1]

Formula BMW[edit]

In 2006, McKenzie made his debut in single–seaters, taking part in the Formula BMW UK series with the Promatecme – RPM team. In his maiden season he scored three points to finish in 19th place. At the end of the year, he changed to the Fortec Motorsport team to contest the Formula BMW World Final in Valencia, where he finished 20th.

McKenzie continued with Fortec in Formula BMW UK for 2007, ending the season in eleventh position, with team–mate Marcus Ericsson taking the title.[2] He once again entered the Formula BMW World Final in Valencia at the end of the season, but retired from the race. He also competed in two races of the Formula BMW ADAC championship in Germany.

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

The following year, McKenzie graduated to Formula Renault, racing in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup with Fortec Motorsport. In the Eurocup he failed to score a point,[3] taking a best race result of 14th in his home round at Silverstone, whilst in the West European Cup he took one points finish at Estoril to be classified 23rd in the final standings.[4]

Formula Three[edit]

In 2009, McKenzie made the step up to the British Formula Three Championship with Fortec, racing in the National Class for older Dallara F307 chassis.[5] He secured the title at the penultimate round of the season in Portimão, on the same weekend when Daniel Ricciardo won the International Class title.[6] During the season, he took nineteen podium places out of a possible twenty races, including eleven class wins, with his only race retirement coming in the first race at Hockenheim, where he collided with National Class rival Gabriel Dias.[7]

At the end of the season, McKenzie made his first appearance in the famous Macau Grand Prix event. After finishing 25th in the qualification race, he was forced to retire from the main event following a multi–car accident on the opening lap.[8]

McKenzie moved into the International Class for the 2010 season, staying with Fortec where he was joined by Oliver Webb and Max Snegirev.[9] He finished the season in ninth place overall, taking two reverse–grid victories at Rockingham Motor Speedway and Brands Hatch along with two other podium places. He was also the only driver in the International Class to finish all 30 races during the season.[10]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Daniel McKenzie at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round

After taking part in Formula Renault 3.5 Series testing with Fortec in October 2010, McKenzie stepped up to the series for the 2011 season, joining former champions Comtec Racing where he partnered Formula Renault 2.0 graduate Daniël de Jong.[11][12]

Formula Two[edit]

In March 2012, it was announced McKenzie would make the switch to the FIA Formula Two Championship for 2012.[13]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Radical SR4 Biduro Championship RPM Motorsport  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 4th
2006 Formula BMW UK Promatecme – RPM 20 0 0 0 0 3 19th
Formula BMW World Final Fortec Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 20th
2007 Formula BMW UK Fortec Motorsport 18 0 0 0 0 402 11th
Formula BMW ADAC 2 0 0 0 0 20 30th
Formula BMW World Final 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup Fortec Motorsport 15 0 0 0 0 4 23rd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 12 0 0 0 0 0 36th
2009 British Formula Three Championship – National Class Fortec Motorsport 20 11 6 11 19 351 1st
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2010 British Formula Three Championship Fortec Motorsport 30 2 1 1 4 109 9th
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Comtec Racing 17 0 0 0 0 0 30th
2012 FIA Formula Two Championship Motorsport Vision 16 0 0 0 2 95 9th

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

(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 17 DC Points
2011 Comtec Racing ALC
1

18
ALC
2

23
SPA
1

19
SPA
2

17
MNZ
1

13
MNZ
2

Ret
MON
1

15
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

20
HUN
1

18
HUN
2

22
SIL
1

17
SIL
2

Ret
LEC
1

18
LEC
2

Ret
CAT
1

17
CAT
2

12
30th 0

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2012 20 SIL
1

5
SIL
2

4
ALG
1

13
ALG
2

6
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

8
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

18
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

8
LEC
1

3
LEC
2

8
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

9
MNZ
1

11
MNZ
2

10
9th 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British F3 International series 2009: Daniel McKenzie driver profile". mirror.co.uk (Daily Mirror). 10 April 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Formula BMW UK 2007". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 WEC 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "McKenzie snares National Class drive – for now". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 28 February 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Hornsby, Tom (13 September 2009). "Brit F3: Ricciardo and McKenzie crowned champions in Portugal". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ericsson dials up second win". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 6 June 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Macau – Race results (2)". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 22 November 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  9. ^ Wilkinson, Andy (5 February 2010). "Brit F3: National Class champion to step up". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  11. ^ Wilkinson, Andy (22 February 2011). "Comtec sign McKenzie and de Jong for FR 3.5 Series". motorstv.com (Motors TV). Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  12. ^ Mills, Peter (9 October 2011). "Robert Wickens takes Formula Renault 3.5 title as Albert Costa wins chaotic finale". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Daniel McKenzie switches from Formula Renault 3.5 to F2". FIA Formula Two Championship (FIA Formula Two Championship). 15 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jay Bridger
British Formula Three
National Class
Champion

2009
Succeeded by
Menasheh Idafar