Ben Barnicoat is a British racing driver, best known for as the factory driver for McLaren starting in 2017. He is also known as the winner of the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Championship driving for Fortec Motorsport.

Born Name

Ben Barnicoat

Nick Name

Barny

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

Residence

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

 

Education

He attended The Bolsover School in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom as the Class of 2013.

Occupation

Racing Driver

Family

  • Father – Paul Barnicoat (Manager of the PF International Karting Circuit)
  • Siblings – Lucy Barnicoat (Sister)
  • Others – Jordan “Jord” Falding (Maternal Half-Brother), Courtney Witts (Sister-in-Law). He also has an uncle.

Car Number

  • 5 – McLaren
  • 24 – HitechGP
  • 27 – Ogden Motorsport
  • 33 – Fortec Motorsports
  • 45 – Thunderhead Carlin
  • 47 – Teo Martin Motorsport
  • 58 – Strakka Racing
  • 60 – Garage 59, McLaren
  • 72 – Track-Club, Balfe Motorsport
  • 76 – Compass Racing
  • 99 – 2 Seas Motorsport
  • 279 – Mick Barrett Racing

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10.5 in or 179 cm

Weight

64 kg or 141 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ben Barnicoat has dated –

  1. Perrie Mason (2012) – Rumor
  2. (2016) – He was rumored to be dating a British singer, songwriter, and social media star, Tallia Storm, in 2016.
  3. Jessica Lowther (2018)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Dimpled smile
  • Droopy eyelids

Brand Endorsements

Ben Barnicoat has endorsed brands such as –

  • Pure Sims
  • Wentvalley Aggregates & Recycling
  • Richard Mille
  • Arai Helmets

He is an ambassador for the Sean Edwards Foundation. He also ran a half- on April 18, 2020, alongside and many other BRDC Silverstone racers and raised funds for NHS England.

Religion

Christianity

Ben Barnicoat Favorite Things

  • DJ –
  • Movie – Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
  • Racing Drivers – , , , John Surtees
  • Video Game – Dirt 3
  • TV Series – South Park
  • Vacation Spots In 2020 – Port Lincoln, South Australia & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Source – Sportscar365.com, , ,

Ben Barnicoat Facts

  1. He started karting at the age of 9, at the Cadet level. He moved to Junior Karting in 2009 and to Senior Karting in 2012.
  2. Ben was very passionate about kayaking in 2012.
  3. A 4-time Formula One World Champion, , signed one of his winning trophies in 2012.
  4. Ben was a member of the McLaren Young Driver Development program between 2010 and 2015.
  5. He started flying at the age of 15 and estimated he made between 65 and 70 flights a year starting at the age of 18. In his estimation, he has flown 1 million air miles between the ages of 15 and 23.
  6. His dad is his biggest fan.
  7. Ben made his debut in single-seaters in 2013. This was made possible by the Racing Steps Foundation, an organization that financed his career endeavors.
  8. His teammate driving for Fortec Motorsports at the 2015 British Racing Drivers’ Club Formula 4 Championship was Faisal Al Zubair.
  9. Ben won Kart Masters GP Trophy in 2015 in lame X30 class and the Senior Rotax. This made him the 1st racing driver to win 2 Kart Masters Championships in a single day.
  10. In January 2017, Ben discovered his name was among the top 3 list of “Notable people to come from Chesterfield” list based on the town’s Wikipedia article.
  11. When he’s not racing, Ben is either or to stay in shape.
  12. He became a member of the McLaren GT Driver Academy, in 2017.
  13. During the lockdown due to coronavirus in 2020, Ben discovered grass cutting is an activity he’s best at after racing.
  14. Ben used to be represented by All Road Management. The agency that also represents , , , , Gabriele Mini, , Caio Collet, and .

Featured Image by Ben Barnicoat / Instagram

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Facts of Ben Barnicoat

  • full nameBen Barnicoat
  • Date of Birth December 20, 1996
  • Age 24 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Sagittarius
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone Turquoise
  • Lucky Color Orange
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius
  • weight64 kg
  • height5 ft 10.5 in

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