Talking with Tinks
We now invite you to enjoy our conversation with British Formula 3 race winning driver Harry Tincknell. Harry is a young man in a hurry after discovering karting in Sardinia while on a family vacation.
Harry and I first met in the desert of central California in 2007 when he came out to test a Formula BMW car at beautiful Button Willow. It is a very nice facility for testing but not a place for champagne and caviars.
His first full season in single seaters was in 2009, he was fifth in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship, and won the Winter Cup, winning two of the four races.
He repeated the Formula Renault Championship, again finishing fifth, scoring two wins and 7 podium finishes.
Last season he moved up to British Formula 3 with Fortec Motorsports, taking one win and four podium finishes to finish 11th in the final standings.
Tincknell is also on Twitter and we invite you to visit his website: www.harrytincknellracing.com
Hope you enjoy the conversation, thank you.
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!
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Harry Tincknell: Born 29 October 1991 is a British Racing driver from Exeter, Devon.
After a successful career in karting where he was runner-up in the Rotax Max Euro Challenge, he competed in the British Formula Renault Championship Winter Series in 2008 and finished 7th. In 2009 he is racing in the main championship of the series with CRS Racing.
Frederic Vervish: is a 22 year old racing driver from Belgium. In his first ever race in America, he finished second in the Formula Atlantic season opener at Sebring, where this conversation took place. His credentials include winning the 24 hours karting of Francorchamps three times in four years. Last year he won the ATS German Formula 3 championship against some good competition, taking 7 wins and 10 podium finishes from 16 races. He also won the 2007-08 Asian F3b series with 11 wins and 17 podium finishes from 18 races. My thanks to Frederic and all the best to him in his racing career.
A1GP practice times:
Pos Driver Team Time
1. Robert Doornbos Netherlands 1:31.962
2. Earl Bamber New Zealand 1:32.030 + 0.068
3. Clivio Piccione Monaco 1:32.242 + 0.280
4. Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy 1:32.568 + 0.606
5. Filipe Albuquerque Portugal 1:32.570 + 0.608
6. Neel Jani Switzerland 1:32.635 + 0.673
7. Andre Lotterer Germany 1:32.762 + 0.800
8. Nicolas Prost France 1:32.894 + 0.932
9. Daniel Morad Lebanon 1:33.019 + 1.057
10. John Martin Australia 1:33.221 + 1.259
11. Adrian Zaugg South Africa 1:33.379 + 1.417
12. Narain Karthikeyan India 1:33.448 + 1.486
13. Marco Andretti USA 1:33.500 + 1.538
14. Adam Carroll Ireland 1:33.732 + 1.770
15. Fairuz Fauzy Malaysia 1:33.745 + 1.783
16. Ho-Pin Tung China 1:34.087 + 2.125
17. Zahir Ali Indonesia 1:35.064 + 3.102
18. Salvador Duran Mexico 1:56.253 + 24.291
19. Felipe Guimaraes Brazil no time
20. Dan Clarke Great Britain no time