Smile of success. Harry Tincknell scored his first victory in the 2010 Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship last weekend at Rockingham. The CRS Racing driver started both events of the weekend from pole position and was runner-up in race one after setting the fastest lap.
Tincknell talked about his maiden victory saying, “The sun came out just before the start of the second race and I felt very confident as we came around on the formation lap. I knew that if I was first into turn one it was my race.
“I made one little mistake a few laps in but I held position and took it all the way to the flag. I’m very happy to get my first main series win. The team has worked long hours to get me here so I’m very happy for them.
“We need to keep the momentum going now but my confidence is high and I can’t wait for Brands Hatch.”
Momentum has been building for the 18-year old driver from Exeter since last year’s Formula Renault UK championship in which he was Rookie of the Year, and followed that with championship success in the winter series.
F1 Weekly is pleased to follow Tincknell’s career since our first meeting in the desert of California. In late 2007 he tested Formula BMW machinery in beautiful Button Willow, near equally lovely Bakersfield, in preparation for his single-seater career.
Please visit his website at www.harrytincknellracing.com for more information on this exciting young talent.
— Nasir Hameed
Racing regards and Cheers from California!