Ben Fleet

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Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Ben Fleet
Nationality British
Born
Current Team Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Alitalia
Car Number 2
Former Teams Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Foxdale
Flag of Australia svg.png GRM
Flag of Italy svg.png DGNgineering
Races 23 (23 entries)
Championships 0
Victories 0
Podiums 1
Points 10
Pole Positions 7
Fastest Laps 2
First Race 2013 Monaco Grand Prix
First Victory
Last Victory
Last Race 2014 Chinese Grand Prix (ongoing)
Best Finish 14th (2014)


Ben Fleet is a British racing driver, currently driving in the Formula 1 Rejects World Race Series for the DGNgineering team for the 2014 season.

Originally Fleet, a so called 'pay driver' who brought with him significant personal wealth from his family, was employed by the Foxdale Auto Racing Team team part-way through the 2013 season, due to the teams dire unreliability and a shortfall in their budget which meant they were unable to rectify the problems preventing them from finishing races. Fleet's money for his drive went towards curing the issue, and was credited with providing the team with Douglas Mann's race victory at the Macau GP. Ben's season though was entirely made up of race retirements, but he showed promise by taking a string of pole positions and fastest laps through the year, to the extent that he held the record for the total of number of pole positions for an F1RWRS driver (7) before being tied for it with Phillippe Nicolas during 2014.

For the 2014 season, Fleet was initially out of a drive, before being handed a one-off outing for GRM in place of Frank Zimmer at the Brazilian Grand Prix. There he retired, but was back driving again after missing only one further race, but this time for defending champions DGNgineering. Fleet replaced the outgoing Nathan Scott who had left the team following some poor performances, and with DGN looking for an additional funding source to try and overcome the leading MRT cars, Fleet and his wealth were hired for the remainder of the season. Having never actually crossed the finish line in any of his previous 12 races, Ben scored first time out for DGNgineering with a sixth place at the US GP, though this was bettered by a brilliant second place in Germany. There was still a high volume of retirements for Fleet in his second season though, but he enjoyed two consecutive finishes towards the end of the year, with one bringing more points as Ben finished in fourth at Macau.

Away from racing, Fleet is currently dating the Foxdale team principal Pippa Mann with the two sharing a close relationship.

Complete F1RWRS results

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2013 Foxdale Auto Racing Team Foxdale 001 Hart 415T TAS AUS MEX USA MON
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
NED
11†
BEL
Ret
POR
Ret
MED
Ret
MAC
Ret
CHN
Ret
JPN
Ret
BRA =30th 0
2014 Garry Rogers Motorsport GRM-002 HSV L12-2 TAS AUS BRA
Ret
MEX 14th 10
DGNgineering CD-02 Zakspeed 1500 USA
6
MON
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
2
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
MED
Ret
NED
7
MAC
4
CHN
Ret
JPN
  • * Season in progress
  • † Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.