Oliver Turvey

Oliver Turvey ( born April 1, 1987 in Penrith ) is a British racing driver. 2006 Turvey won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.


Turvey began his motorsport career in karting in 1996, which he held until 2002. In 2003 Turvey in the winter series of the British Formula Renault for the first time in Formula racing. The rest of the season was Turvey active in the British Formula Zip and finished fourth. From 2004 to 2006 he was active in the British Formula BMW and won in 2006, according to number 7 in 2004 and No. 8 in 2005, the runner-up title in this series. Parallel denied Turvey 2006, two races of the B-Class in the British Formula 3 Championship. 2007 Turvey went in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 at the start and finished eighth in the overall standings. He also appeared in the Italian Formula Renault, where he finished in eighth place in the overall standings, active. 2008 Turvey moved to Carlin Motorsport and raced in the British Formula 3 Championship. With four wins, he finished second in the championship behind his teammate Jaime Alguersuari. 2009 remained Turvey Carlin Motorsport faithful and entered into the World Series by Renault with Alguersuari on. With a win Turvey took the end of the season fourth overall and was thus better than his team-mate Alguersuari, who in Formula 1 was launched in parallel. Beginning of December 2009 took Turvey for McLaren Formula 1 test driving part.

After the season of the World Series by Renault Turvey went for iSport International at the 2009/2010 GP2 Asia Series season at the start. On the second race weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit Turvey won the feature race ahead of his teammate Davide Valsecchi and finish the season in sixth place overall. He also drove for iSport International in the GP2 Series 2010 season. Having scored his first points in the first race in fifth, some race weekends followed without points. At his home race at Silverstone he was in second for the first time on the GP2 podium. With a total of four podium finishes, he finished at the end of the season before Valsecchi sixth place in the overall standings. Following the GP2 season he completed again Formula 1 test driving for McLaren. 2011 Turvey went first in the GP2 Asia Series for Ocean Racing Technology at the start. He finished the season in 16th place overall. Due to lack of budget Turvey received a contract for the subsequent GP2 season. On the third race weekend of the GP2 Series, he entered once starting for Carlin. In the final classification, he finished 25th overall. At the end of the year he tested again for McLaren. In addition, Turvey debuted as McLaren works driver in GT racing and participated in three races of the Blancpain Endurance Series.

2012 Turvey acted as a Formula 1 test driver for McLaren. In this capacity, he conducted the first exit of the McLaren MP4 -27.


Turvey is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has written his final work as an engineer on " aerodynamics in Formula 1 ."


Career stations

  • 2007: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup (8th place )
  • 2008: British Formula 3 (2nd place)
  • 2009: World Series by Renault (4th place )
  • 2010: GP2 Asia Series ( 6th place)
  • 2010: GP2 Series ( 6th place)
  • 2011: GP2 Asia Series (No. 16)
  • 2011: GP2 Series (No. 25)
  • 2011: Blancpain Endurance Series
  • 2012: Formula 1 ( test driver )

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