Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/thecheck/public_html/wp-content/themes/inhype/content-single.php on line 24
Formula Renault UK

Pittard Looking Forward To Prize Formula Renault Test

1 Mins read

David Pittard At His Recent Porsche Carrera Cup Test


A couple of weeks after enjoying a maiden test in a Porsche Carrera Cup Car, David Pittard is getting set for a switch of disciplines with a test in a Formula Renault, given to him as a prize for finishing on the podium at the Henry Surtees Foundation Kart event.

Pittard will test with championship winning squad Manor Competition at Silverstone later this month and will have to impress both Manor bosses Tony and Sarah Shaw, as well as ex-Formula One World Champion John Surtees. Pittard is looking forward to the test, which will be his first taste of the 210bhp single seater, a car with more downforce than he's ever driven before.

Pittard commented: “I am really looking forward to testing with the most successful Formula Renault UK team, and to working with the likes of Tony Shaw. To be able to follow in Lewis Hamiltons footsteps and drive for the same team in the same Formula is a serious honour.

“I think the added down force will be the biggest challenge, but I am going to Manor’s workshop on Monday to fit the seat and look through the data, so I am fully prepared with what I have to do and to ensure I gain maximum benefit from the test.

“I will have the added pressure of having the 1964 Formula 1 world champion John Surtees watching me during my test! It is an honour to have met him at the Henry Surtees trophy and I can’t thank him enough for this opportunity. I will be out to impress him and the team right from the word go.”

4147 posts

About author
Simon provides coverage of the support championships for the BTCC, having been a fixture in the TOCA paddock for over six years.
Related posts
Formula Renault UK

Formula Renault UK 2011: Where Are They Now?

10 Mins read
Following the news last month that a planned Formula Renault UK revival has been scrapped for this season, the 2011 edition of the single-seater championship…
Formula Renault BARCFormula Renault UK

No UK Formula Renault For 2015

2 Mins read
Plans to revive Formula Renault UK have been scrapped, meaning there will be no British Formula Renault series for the first time since 1988.
Formula Renault UK

Wells To Make Eurocup Debut At Catalunya

1 Mins read
Dan Wells will compete in a Formula Renault car for the first time in almost a year this weekend after announcing he…

Leave a Reply