Matt Parry

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Matt Parry
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1994-01-14) 14 January 1994 (age 23)
Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
GP3 Series career
Debut season 2015
Current team Koiranen GP
Car no. 14
Starts 36
Wins 1
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 8th in 2015
Previous series
2013
2013
2012
2011
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
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 competing in his second season of GP3 Series.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

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

Formula Ford & InterSteps[edit]

In 2011 Parry made his début in single-seaters, taking part in the British Formula Ford Championship with Fluid Motorsport.[3] He finished eighth with eighteen point-scoring finishes in 24 races.[4]

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.[5][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]

In 2014, Parry continued racing in Formula Renault, this time competing in Formula Renault Eurocup. He again raced with Fortec Motorsports, with whom he competed for in 2012 and 2013. He continued to race as part of the Caterham Racing Academy, of which he has been part since 2011.

GP3 Series[edit]

In 2015, Parry made his GP3 debut with Koiranen GP alongside Jimmy Eriksson and Adderly Fong.

In July 2016, Parry won his first race at the Hungaroring in Hungary after starting from second place on the grid. He had a good weekend overall, topping Friday practice and almost being on pole until he was pipped by Nyck dy Vries. In the second race the following morning Parry crossed the line in P6, later to finish P5 as fellow GP3 driver Jack Aitken got a 5-second penalty for causing a collision with Parry's teammate Ralph Boschung.

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
Pau Formula Renault 2.0 Trophy 1 0 1 0 0 N/A 5th
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†
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 14 0 0 0 1 59 11th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 6 0 0 0 1 N/A NC†
2015 GP3 Series Koiranen GP 18 0 0 0 3 67 8th
2016 GP3 Series Koiranen GP 18 1 0 0 2 82 9th

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

Complete GP3 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 18 Pos Points
2015 Koiranen GP CAT
FEA

13
CAT
SPR

9
RBR
FEA

13
RBR
SPR

7
SIL
FEA

3
SIL
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

3
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

DSQ
MNZ
SPR

Ret
SOC
FEA

7
SOC
SPR

Ret
BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

3
YMC
FEA

6
YMC
SPR

24
8th 67
2016 Koiranen GP CAT
FEA

12
CAT
SPR

20
RBR
FEA

6
RBR
SPR

7
SIL
FEA

4
SIL
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

5
HOC
FEA

3
HOC
SPR

7
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

9
MNZ
SPR

17
SEP
FEA

9
SEP
SPR

4
YMC
FEA

Ret
YMC
SPR

12
9th 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hoddesdon Kart Club Championship Minimax 2006". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Super 1 National Rotax Max Junior 2010". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kart star Parry chooses Fluid Van Diemen for title bid". British Formula Ford Championship. Max Communications. 2011-01-20. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Allen, Peter (30 September 2012). "Caterham junior wins Intersteps title". Paddock Scout. 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
None
(Series ended)
Preceded by
Jake Dennis
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Ben Barnicoat
Awards
Preceded by
Jake Dennis
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
2013
Succeeded by
George Russell