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Dean Smith (racing driver)

Nationality  British
Name  Dean Smith
Role  Racing driver

Dean Smith (racing driver)
Born  22 March 1988 (age 27) Wolverhampton, England (1988-03-22)
2010–11 2008–09 2008–09 2008 2008 2007 2006–07, 2009 2004–05  GP3 Series Porsche Carrera Cup GB Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Formula Renault 2.0 WEC British Formula 3 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Formula Renault UK Formula BMW UK
2009 2005  Formula Renault UK Formula BMW UK
2009  McLaren Autosport Award

Dean Smith (born 22 March 1988 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands) is a British racing driver, who was the 2009 champion of the British Formula Renault Championship and winner of that year's McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Formula BMW

After previously competing in karting, Smith was awarded a Formula BMW scholarship in 2004, finishing 15th in the Formula BMW UK championship. He took three wins on his way to winning the championship in 2005.

Formula Renault

Smith moved up to the British Formula Renault Championship in 2006, finishing 9th in the overall standings. In 2007, he finished as runner-up to Fortec Motorsport teammate Duncan Tappy. He made the move to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2008 for Fortec, but finished down in 17th place. Smith finished 2008 by scoring two fourth-placed finishes on his British Formula 3 debut with Fortec. A lack of funds prevented him from a full F3 campaign in 2009, meaning he moved to the Porsche Carrera Cup. He was then given the opportunity to join British Formula Renault team Manor Competition, and took seven victories on his way to winning the title, despite missing the opening round of the championship at Brands Hatch due to him competing in the supporting Porsche races at the circuit. He also took second place in the final race of the Eurocup season at the brand-new Ciudad del Motor de Aragón circuit in Spain.

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In December 2009 he was awarded the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. As part of the prize he will test a McLaren Formula One car.

GP3 Series

Smith will race in the new GP3 Series in 2010, with Carlin, after securing support from the Racing Steps Foundation.

Complete GP3 Series results

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

References

Dean Smith (racing driver) Wikipedia


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