Christian England
NationalityBritish
Born (1981-09-26) September 26, 1981 (age 39)
Barnsley (England)[1]
Current teamUnited Autosports
Best finish1st in 2016 European Le Mans Series LMP3
Previous series
2016
2016
2003
2002
2002
2002
2001
2001
2001

2001
2000
European Le Mans Series LMP3
Road to Le Mans LMP3
Formula 3 Britain National Class
UK Formula Ford Zetec Championship
Formula Ford Festival
Formula Ford Festival - Heats/Semi
Formula Ford Festival
Slick 50 Formula Ford Championship
Avon Tyres Formula Ford Eurotour - Class 1
Formula Ford Festival - Heats/Semi
Formula Ford Great Britain

Christian England (born September 26, 1981) is a British professional racing driver born and residing in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.[1]

Racing career

Professional Motorsport racing driver Christian England grew up on Park Road, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. He found his passion for the sport on Wombwell's go karting track, on Station Road, aged just eight years of age.[2]

Go karting turned into motor racing and in 2002 and 2003, England established himself as a rising talent in 2001 when he signed for Richard Dean's JLR British Formula Ford concern. A second season in 2002 brought six race wins and a second place in the championship, beaten narrowly by Westley Barber.[3] England career was starting to take off when he was nominated for the Young Driver 2002 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. A Formula Three deal awaited, and from then on the plan was to ascend the racing ladder to Formula One. However this never happened and England was beaten to the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award by dtm racer Jamie Green. England's last race was the British Formula Three Championship with the Promatecme team, this was the last time England drove a single-seater race car for over a decade as England walked away from the sport in 2003 due to lack of funding. To progress his career England joined the family hotel business. In 2016 England received a call from Richard Dean and Zak Brown of United Autosports offering him a place on the European Le Mans Series LMP3 team if he could secure sponsorship funding from Gala Performance.[4] England achieved second place in the Road to Le Mans pairing with Martin Brundle[5] then went on to win the 2016 European Le Mans Series LMP3 alongside Mike Guasch and Alex Brundle. [6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Driver Database". Driverdb.com. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "Barnsley driver set for world stage". Barnsley Chronicle. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Westley Barber Racing Career". driverdb.com. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "Back To The Big Time". PressReader.com. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "LMP3: second place Martin Brundle, Christian England, United Autosports at Road to Le Mans". Motorsport.com. June 18, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "DOMINANT UNITED AUTOSPORTS WRAPS UP LMP3 TITLE EARLY IN MAIDEN EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES CAMPAIGN". European Le Mans Series. Retrieved November 19, 2016.