Ollie Hancock

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ollie Hancock
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1987-08-25) August 25, 1987 (age 27)
Windsor (England)
Related to Sam Hancock (brother)
2014 FIA Formula Two Championship
Debut season 2009
Current team MotorSport Vision
Car no. 44
Starts 6
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 25th in 2009
Previous series
2009
2008
200708
2007
2007
2004, 2006
2003
Formula Renault UK
FRUK Winter Series
Formula Renault BARC
Sports Racing Masters
World Sportscar Masters
Classic Formula Ford 2000
Classic FF2000 Winter Series
Championship titles
2008 Formula Renault BARC

Ollie Hancock (born August 25, 1987 in Windsor, Berkshire) is a British racing driver. Hancock is the son of historic racing driver Anthony Hancock, and the younger brother of sportscar racer Sam Hancock.

Career[edit]

Formula Ford[edit]

Hancock began karting at the age of eight, however he competed in just five races due to a lack of budget. However, he preferred to hone his motorsport fill by riding motorcycles around the Hancock family home. He eventually moved into single-seaters in 2003, competing in the winter series of the Classic Formula Ford 2000 championship, campaigning a Van Diemen RF82. He would go on to win the championship.

Hancock moved up into the series full-time in 2004, and would finish up second overall, just a point behind the champion; achieving four pole positions, a win and ten podiums in the process. He did not acquire a sufficient budget for the 2005 racing season, but instead of sitting out the whole season, Hancock chose to improve his technical ability by taking the #2 mechanic role at the Formula Renault UK team Welch Motorsport, in the hope of returning to racing in 2006. He did return to the series in 2006 but again finished as runner-up, despite three wins, three poles and podiums in every race.[1]

Formula Renault[edit]

Hancock moved up to the Formula Renault BARC Championship for 2007, competing for Mark Burdett Motorsport. He finished as the best rookie driver in the championship, in third overall, with two pole positions and a win all coming at Silverstone. He continued in the series in 2008, and dominated the championship, wrapping up the title with a round to spare. Five wins, three poles and six fastest laps allowed him to sit out the Silverstone finale, as he already had a 44-point lead over closest challenger Johannes Seidlitz.[2] During the season, the British Racing Drivers' Club awarded him with a Rising Star invitation to that particular scheme.[3]

Hancock planned to graduate the main Formula Renault UK championship for the season finale at Brands Hatch,[4] but decided to focus on his 2009 campaign instead. He raced in the first twelve rounds of the championship, before encountering budgetary troubles.[5] His best finish was fourth in the second race at Donington Park.[6]

Formula Two[edit]

Hancock moved up to the FIA Formula Two Championship starting with the rounds at Oschersleben. He replaced the late Henry Surtees in the championship, but did not drive his #7 machine.[7] He instead competed in car number 44.[8] He finished 25th in the championship, with no points.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 Classic Formula Ford 2000 Winter Series 3  ?  ?  ? 1  ?  ?
2004 Classic Formula Ford 2000  ? 1 4  ? 10  ? 2nd
2006 Classic Formula Ford 2000 10 3 3  ? 10  ? 2nd
2007 Formula Renault BARC Mark Burdett Motorsport 12 1 2 1 4 85 3rd
Sports Racing Masters 1 0 1 0 0  ?  ?
World Sportscar Masters 1 1 0 1 1  ?  ?
2008 Formula Renault BARC Apotex Scorpio Motorsport 10 5 2 6 9 130 1st
Formula Renault UK Winter Series 3 0 0 0 0 41 10th
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 6 0 0 0 0 0 25th
Formula Renault UK Apotex Scorpio Motorsport 12 0 0 0 0 64 22nd

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 DC Points
2009 44 VAL
1

VAL
2

BRN
1

BRN
2

SPA
1

SPA
2

BRH
1

BRH
2

DON
1

DON
2

OSC
1

10
OSC
2

18
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

11
CAT
1

18
CAT
2

18
25th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sowman, Ian (2006-10-13). "Hancock wins FF2000 finale". snappyracers.com. FF1600.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-08-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Hancock Races To Title At Home Circuit". renaultsport.co.uk (Renaultsport UK). 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Ollie Hancock Named As A BRDC Rising Star". paddocktalk.com (PaddockTalk). 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Hancock To Make Formula Renault UK Graduation". paddocktalk.com (PaddockTalk). 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Tough call for Hancock". Basingstoke Gazette (Newsquest Media Group). 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  6. ^ "2009 Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship: Round 6 - Classification". tsl-timing.com. TSL Timing. 2009-05-17. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  7. ^ Straw, Edd (2009-08-24). "Hancock to fill Surtees' F2 slot". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Ollie Hancock joins Formula Two". FIA Formula Two Championship. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hywel Lloyd
Formula Renault BARC
Champion

2008
Succeeded by
Kieren Clark