Matt Parry

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Matt Parry
Nationality  British
Born (1994-01-14) 14 January 1994 (age 20)
Cardiff (Wales)
2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Debut season 2013
Current team Fortec Motorsports
Car no. 30
Starts 16
Wins 5
Poles 3
Fastest laps 3
Best champ.
finish
1st in 2013
Previous series
2013
2013
2012
2011
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
InterSteps Championship
Formula Ford UK
Championship titles
2013
2012
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
InterSteps Championship
Awards
2013 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award

Matthew "Matt" Parry (born 14 January 1994) is a British racing driver who is part of the Caterham F1 driver development programme.[1]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Born in Cardiff, Parry entered karting in 2006, when he finished second in the Hoddesdon Kart Club Championship Minimax.[2] His biggest success was in the last year of his karting career, winning the Super 1 National Rotax Max Junior championship in 2010.[3]

Formula Ford & InterSteps[edit]

In 2011 Parry made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the British Formula Ford Championship with Fluid Motorsport.[4] He finished eighth with eighteen point-scoring finishes in 24 races.[5]

For 2012, he decided to switch to the InterSteps championship for Fortec Motorsports. He took thirteen wins and a total of 21 podiums in 23 races on his way to the championship title.[1][6]

Formula Renault[edit]

Parry continued his collaboration with Fortec for the 2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season.[7] He won five races during the season to take the championship title, taking four further podium finishes.[8] His performances earned him a nomination for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for the first time.[9] On 1 December 2013, after the evaluation tests held at Silverstone, Parry was named as the winner of the award, taking the £100,000 cash prize and a Formula One test with McLaren.[10]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2011 British Formula Ford Championship Fluid Motorsport 24 0 0 1 0 291 8th
Formula Ford EuroCup 11 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Formula Ford Festival 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th
2012 InterSteps Championship Fortec Motorsports 23 13 13 10 21 649 1st
2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Fortec Motorsports 16 5 3 3 9 289 1st
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Koiranen GP 2 0 0 0 1 0 NC†

† – As Parry was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allen, Peter (30 September 2012). "Caterham junior wins Intersteps title". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hoddesdon Kart Club Championship Minimax 2006". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Super 1 National Rotax Max Junior 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kart star Parry chooses Fluid Van Diemen for title bid". British Formula Ford Championship (Max Communications). 2011-01-20. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "InterSteps Championship 2012". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Allen, Peter (26 January 2013). "Matt Parry joins Fortec’s FR2.0 NEC squad". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Khorounzhiy, Valentin (12 October 2013). "Third victory for Rowland as Parry secures title". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award 2013 nominees announced". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). 10 October 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Mitchell, Scott (1 December 2013). "AUTOSPORT Awards 2013: Matt Parry wins McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 1 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jake Dennis
Intersteps
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
Series folded
Preceded by
Jake Dennis
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Awards
Preceded by
Jake Dennis
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent