Nick Padmore - Professional Racing Driver

Nick Padmore is one the UK's leading racing drivers and driver development coaches. Throughout his 30+ year career, Nick has successfully raced everything from karts to saloon cars and sports cars to historic Formula One; along the way being crowned FIA Historic Formula One Champion no fewer than 3 times and twice setting the outright lap record at Goodwood Motor Circuit - inbetween numerous pole positions, wins and lap records. A BRDC member since 2018, Nick shares his passion, expertise and experience by helping other drivers all over the world and at all levels with his driver development program. Keep an eye on Nick's social media outlets for an insight into his world!

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Where it all began...

  • 1990-1993

    1990-1993

    Junior/Senior Karting: (3 novice wins straight off)

    1993 London Kart Club Champion

    Southern Area Championship race (1st)

    1990

  • 1994-1995

    1994-1995

    Formula First - Independant

    1994

  • 1996

    1996

    Formula First - Independant (3 races)

    Formula First Winter Series - Independant (4th)

    1996

  • 1998

    1998

    V6 Eurocar - Independant (6 races)

    Formula Palmer Audi Winter Series - (6th overall)

    Testing: Formula Renault Sport - Redgrave Racing (Snetterton)

    1998

  • 1999

    1999

    British GT (Silverstone) - Supporting British Grand Prix (Challenging for 2nd until mechanical failure)

    Kent County Formula Ford Zetec Championship - PA Motorsport, (6 wins and 3rd overall)

    1999

  • 2000

    2000

    Ford Credit Fiesta Championship - Independent, (6th overall and 3rd in class)

    Testing - Radical 1300 Enduro

    Ferrari 355 Challenge (Monza)

    2000

  • 2001

    2001

    Radical Enduro Championship (Zolder, Spa and Snetterton) - Private team

    Ford Credit Fiesta Championship - Brands Hatch (2nd) / awarded 'Driver of the Day'

    2001

  • 2003

    2003

    Radical Clubsport Championship  - partnering Peter le Noury and Nick Dove

    JCC 100km (Snetterton) - partnering Andrew Newman

    Britsports (Brands Hatch) - partnering Andrew Newman

    2003

  • 2004

    2004

    Radical Enduro Championship (Donington Park) - with Alex Mortimer

    Radical Championship (Brands Hatch) - with Matt Moore

    Britsports (Pembrey)

    Testing Radical Sportscars: New SR4, SR3 and Prosport

    2004

  • 2005

    2005

    Radical Enduro Championship - Radical SR8 with Richard Ince and Austin Reynolds

    Britsports (Silverstone International) - Radical SR8 with Austin Reynolds

    VW Fun Cup 25hr (Spa-Francorchamps)

    Britcar 24hr - Honda Integra

    Britcar Night Race - BMW M3

    Testing - Ex-Johny Ceccotto BMW Super Tourer, Goodwood (quickest out of 5 drivers).

    2005

  • 2006

    2006

    Radical Enduro Championship - Radical SR8 with Austin Reynolds

    Radical World Cup (Donington) - Radical SR8 with Austin Reynolds

    Britcar 24hr - Honda Integra (3rd)

    Britsports (Silverstone GP) - Radical SR8 with Austin Reynolds

    Dutch Supercar (Spa-Francorchamps) - BMW M3 E46

    Britcar 2hr (Donington Park) - BMW M3 E46

    2006

  • 2007

    2007

    Radical Enduro Championship - Radical SR8 with Austin Reynolds

    Brands Hatch Historic Festival - 1965 Mini Cooper S with Keith Padmore

    British GT Championship - Team RPM, Viper Competition Coupe with Henry Fletcher

    Britsports (Silverstone) - Radical SR3 with Jean-Lou Rihon

    VW Fun Cup 25hr

    2007

  • 2008

    2008

    V de V Endurance Proto Series - Race Team Solutions, Norma M20F with Jean-Lou Rihon

    UK V de V Championship - Race Team Solutions, Norma M20F with Jean-Lou Rihon

    VW Fun Cup Championship - Matrix Racing

    VW Fun Cup 25hr at Spa-Francorchamps - Matrix Racing

    Masters Series with Ian Bankhurst

    2008

  • 2009

    2009

    V de V Endurance Proto Series - Race Team Solutions, Norma M20F with Jean-Lou Rihon

    Speed Series UK - Race Team Solutions, Norma M20F with Jean-Lou Rihon

    Production BMW Championship - Independent, BMW 320i

    VW Fun Cup - Richmond Racing with Richard Ince

    World Sportscar Masters Series - PromotaSport, 1973 Arbath Osella PA1 with Ian Bankhurst

    Under 2litre Touring Car Championship - Independent, 1965 Mini Cooper S

    2009

  • 2010

    2010

    V de V Endurance Proto Series - Norma UK, Norma M20F with Jean-Lou Rihon

    Speed Series UK - Norma UK, Norma M20F with Jean-Lou Rihon

    World Sportscar Masters Series - 1971 Lola T212 with Phil Hall

    VW Fun Cup - Richmond Racing with Austin Reynolds

    Historic Formula 1 Testing - Accurate Racing, 1980 ex-Riccardo Patrese Warsteiner Arrows A3-Cosworth / 1983 ex-Michele Alboreto Benetton Tyrrell-Cosworth

    2010

  • 2011

    2011

    V de V Endurance Proto Series - Team TFT, Norma M20FC with Jean-Lou Rihon

    Speed EuroSeries - Team TFT, Norma M20FC with Jean-Lou Rihon

    World Sportscar Masters Series - 1971 Lola T212 with Phil Hall

    2011

  • 2012

    2012

    V de V Endurance Proto Series - Team TFT, Norma M20FC with Jean-Lou Rihon

    Dunlop Radical UK Cup - Radical Sportscars Radical SR3 RS

    Speed EuroSeries - Team TFT, Norma M20FC with Jean-Lou Rihon

    Under 2ltr Touring Car Championship - Independent, 1965 Mini Cooper S with Keith Padmore

    2012

  • 2013

    2013

    Masters Historic Formula One Championship - WDK Motorsport, former-Jacky Ickx 1976 Williams FW05

    HSCC Open Wheel - WDK Motorsport, March 783

    Masters Historic Pre-66 Touring Cars - Independent, 1965 Mini Cooper S with Keith Padmore

    FIA Masters Historic Sportscar Championship - Mirage, Lola T212 & Lola T70 Spyder

    Radical SR3 Challenge - Radical Sportscars works team, Radical SR3

    2013

  • 2014

    2014

    Historic Grand Prix of Monaco (3rd overall) - WDK Motorsport, 1976 Walter Wolf Racing Williams FW05

    Classic F3 - WDK Motorsport, March 783

    2014

  • 2015

    2015

    FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship (Pre-'78) - (CHAMPION) - WDK Motorsport, 1976 John Player Special Lotus 77

    Goodwood Revival - Whitsun Trophy (1st) - Complete Motorsport Solutions, 1966 Team Surtees Lola T70 Spyder

    Goodwood Members' Meeting - Bruce McLaren Trophy (1st + Goodwood lap record) [WATCH VIDEO] - Complete Motorsport Solutions, 1966 Team Surtees Lola T70 Spyder

    2015

  • 2016

    2016

    FIA Masters Historic Masters F1 - Williams FW07 (CHAMPION)

    Goodwood Revival - Lola T70 - Goodwood lap record [WATCH VIDEO]

    Peter Auto Series Porsche 911

    Masters Historic Saloon Car Series - Mini Cooper S

    Radical UK Cup

    Masters Historic Sportscar Championship - Chevron B19

    Mini Miglia Championship

    Goodwood Revival TT Corvette Stingray

    Spa 6hr - Lotus Elan 26R

    2016

  • 2017

    2017

    Goodwood Members' Meeting - Gerry Marshall Trophy - BMW 530i / Lotus Elan 26R

    Masters Historic F1 - Fittipaldi F5A / Shadow DN5 / Williams FW07

    Masters Historic Sportscar

    Mini Miglia Championship

    Peter Auto Series - Group C Nissan NTP90

    Goodwood Revival - Ford GT40 / Lotus 16 / E-Type TT

    Spa 6hr - Ford GT40

    2017

  • 2018

    2018

    Goodwood Members' Meeting - Gerry Marshall Trophy - BMW 530i

    Tony Dron Group A Saloon Car - BMW 635csi

    Monaco Historic Grand Prix - Shadow DN5 / Shadow  DN9 / Lotus 16

    Masters Historic F1 - Williams FW07 (CHAMPION)

    Mini Miglia Championship

    British GP Historic F1 Williams FW07

    Masters Historic Sportscar series Chevron B19

    Goodwood Revival - Lotus 16 / AC Cobra / Jaguar E-Type

    Spa 6hr - Ford GT40

    Suzuka Historic F1 race - Fittipaldi F5A

    2018

  • 2019

    2019

    Goodwood Revival - Betty Richmond Trophy - Historic Mini Cooper S

    Goodwood Revival - Gerry Marshall Trophy - BMW 530i

    Mini Miglia Championship

    Masters Historic Sportscar - Chevron B19

    Peter Auto Series - BMW 635csi / Chevron B21

    Williams Heritage test driver

    Silverstone Classic - Lola T212

    Goodwood Revival - Lister Knobbly / Lotus 16

    Spa 6hr - Lotus 26R / Chevron B8

    Portugal Classics - Chevron B19

    2019

  • 2020

    2020

    Peter Auto Series, 2005 Porsche GT3 RSR, BMW 635CSi, Chevron B21

    Mini Miglia Championship

    Goodwood Speedweek - Arrows A11 (Goodwood outright lap record) [WATCH VIDEO] / Euro NASCAR / Mini Cooper S / BMW 530i / Cobra / Porsche 935

    2020

  • 2021

    2021

    Masters Historic F1 - Lotus 77 with Chrome Cars

    Williams Heritage test driver

    Peter Auto Series

    Goodwood Members' Meeting

    Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Goodwood Revival

    2021

  • 2022

    2022

    Masters Historic F1 with Chrome Cars

    Monaco Historic Grand Prix

    Classic Le Mans

    Goodwood Members' Meeting

    Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Goodwood Revival

    Williams Heritage test driver

    Peter Auto Series

    Mini Miglia Championship

    2022

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