Will Stevens

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Will Stevens
Will Stevens 2015 Malaysia.jpg
Born William Stevens
(1991-06-28) 28 June 1991 (age 23)
Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Team Marussia-Ferrari
Car number 28
Races 5 (3 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Last race 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix
Previous series
201214
2010
200911
200910
2008–09
2008
2008
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
FR2.0 Northern European Cup
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault UK
Toyota Racing Series
FRUK Winter Series
FR2.0 Portugal Winter Series
Stevens during Race 1 of the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season at Moscow Raceway.

William Stevens, known as Will Stevens, (born 28 June 1991 in Rochford, Essex)[1] is a British racing driver. He has competed in such series as Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Toyota Racing Series and the British Formula Renault Championship. He has also raced for Caterham F1 in the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, replacing Marcus Ericsson for the double points race.

On 25 February 2015, Manor F1 announced that they had signed Stevens for the 2015 season.[2]

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Stevens started his racing career in 2003 at age of 12 in karts. After one year of racing in the National Cadet championship he joined Rotax Mini Max. After racing in a lot of different championships in Britain and outside, and mostly because of winning the Asia-Pacific Championship in 2007, he joined Formula Renault 2.0

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

He ended 7th in the 2009 Formula Renault 2.0 UK and 4th in 2010. In 2011 he switched to the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, where he resulted 4th.

Formula Renault 3.5[edit]

Stevens jumped to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2012, resulting 12th in his first year. In 2013 he scored five podiums in 17 races and ended fourth in the season standings. The driver got two wins and four podiums in 2014 to finish sixth in points.

Formula One[edit]

Marussia, Caterham (2014)[edit]

In October 2014 Marussia F1 announced that Stevens had joined the team as a reserve driver for the remainder of the 2014 season. They had originally planned to run him in first practice session of the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix; however they were unable to return the relevant paperwork to the FIA Contract Recognition Board in time.[3]

The following month he made his Formula One debut with Caterham F1 at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, having previously tested for the team.[4] He finished the race in 17th place, one lap down.[5] He paid £500,000 for the privilege [6]

Manor (2015)[edit]

Stevens driving for Manor at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix

In February 2015, Manor F1, the successor of Marussia, announced Stevens as one of their drivers, along with Roberto Merhi.[2]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2008 Formula Junior FR2.0 Fortec Motorsport 4 0 0 1 1 15 8th
Formula Renault 2.0 4 0 0 0 0 54 8th
2008–09 Toyota Racing Giles Motorsport 9 0 1 0 5 491 9th
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0 N/A NC†
Formula Renault UK 20 0 0 0 1 247 7th
2010 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC MP Motorsport 3 1 1 0 1 58 17th
Formula Renault 2.0 Manor Competition 2 0 0 0 1 N/A NC†
Formula Renault UK 20 1 1 0 7 397 4th
2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsport 14 1 3 0 4 116 4th
Formula Renault UK 4 0 1 0 2 76 14th
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Carlin 17 0 0 0 1 59 12th
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 P1 by Strakka Racing 17 0 0 2 5 148 4th
Formula One Caterham F1 Team Test driver
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Strakka Racing 17 2 1 0 4 122 6th
Formula One Caterham F1 Team 1 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2015 Formula One Manor Marussia F1 Team 4 0 0 0 0 0* 19th*

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2012 Carlin ALC
1

6
ALC
2

8
MON
1

12
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

8
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

13
MSC
1

10
MSC
2

8
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

6
HUN
1

23
HUN
2

3
LEC
1

11
LEC
2

11
CAT
1

4
CAT
2

9
12th 59
2013 P1 Motorsport MNZ
1

18
MNZ
2

Ret
ALC
1

2
ALC
2

4
MON
1

7
SPA
1

Ret
SPA
2

2
MSC
1

4
MSC
2

3
RBR
1

4
RBR
2

6
HUN
1

8
HUN
2

Ret
LEC
1

5
LEC
2

13
CAT
1

2
CAT
2

3
4th 148
2014 Strakka Racing MNZ
1

1
MNZ
2

Ret
ALC
1

12
ALC
2

3
MON
1

8
SPA
1

7
SPA
2

2
MSC
1

6
MSC
2

9
NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

7
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

10
LEC
1

12
LEC
2

8
JER
1

1
JER
2

13
6th 122

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2014 Caterham F1 Team Caterham CT05 Renault Energy F1‑2014 1.6 V6 t AUS MAL BHR CHN ESP MON CAN AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA BRA ABU
17
23rd 0
2015 Manor Marussia F1 Team Marussia MR03B Ferrari 059/3 1.6 V6 t AUS
DNP
MAL
DNS
CHN
15
BHR
16
ESP MON CAN AUT GBR HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN RUS USA MEX BRA ABU 19th* 0*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Will Stevens". DriverDB. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Will Stevens secures Manor Formula 1 race seat". autosport.com. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Benson, Andrew (3 October 2014). "Japanese GP: Briton Will Stevens joins Marussia". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Caterham sign Britain's Will Stevens for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix". BBC Sport. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014 Results". BBC Sport. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Will Stevens: Who is Formula 1's new English driver?". BBC Sport. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 

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