Date of Birth

19 January 1969


Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

Marital Status

Single, girlfriend Roz


Sunderland, England


Close family – his parents are retired but used to work in the pub trade, brother, Mark is ‘Grand Prix Editor At Large’ on Autosport magazine

First drove a car

Aged 13, father’s Alfasud Sprint in parent’s pub car park

First drove in competition

1986, local kart race in Felton, Northumberland

First racing machine

Aged 17, Kestrel 100cc kart

First victory

1987, Jim Russell Racing School training course

Hobbies / interests

Music, fitness

Favourite food

Vegetarian - especially Italian food

Favourite drink



5’ 9", 175 cm


144lbs, 65 kgs

Career Highlights

The runaway winner of the MGF Cup Championship in 1999, has been a Formula One and a BTCC test driver in the past but has spent most of his career racing in Formula 3 and Formula 3000 where he has been battling it out at the front of the field.


Italian F3000 Championship (2nd)


Tested for the WilliamsF1 team


MGF Cup Champion


Final round of the British Formula Three Championship (3rd)


British Formula Three Championship (4th)


Six rounds of the British Formula Three Championship


Four rounds of the STW Cup German Touring Car Championship


British Formula Three Championship (4th)


Four rounds of British Formula Three Championship


Final five rounds of the Japanese Formula Three Championship


Tested for F1 Team Lotus


British Formula Three Championship (4th)


Formula Vauxall Lotus Championship (2nd)


Duckhams Formula Ford Festival (2nd)


Won both British Formula Ford Championships