Carter Simpson

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Carter Simpson
Nationality Flag of Australia svg.png Australian
Born 7th June 1991
Penrith, NSW, Australia
F3RWRS
Debut Season 2014
Latest Season 2014
Current Team N/A
Car Number N/A
Former Teams ZimSport-Rosenforth
Races 19 (18 starts)
Championships 0
Victories 1
Podiums 3
Points 58
Pole Positions 1
Fastest Laps 0
First Race 2014 Round of Australia
First Victory Race 1, Round of Belgium
Last Victory Race 1, Round of Belgium
Last Race 2014 Surfers SuperPrix
Best Finish 5th (2014)
F2RWRS
Debut Season 2015
Latest Season 2016
Current Team GRM Holden Young Lions
Car Number 14
Former Teams None
Races 19 (15 starts)
Championships 0
Victories 0
Podiums 3
Points 38
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 1
First Race 2015 Tasman Grand Prix
First Victory N/A
Last Victory N/A
Last Race 2016 Italian Grand Prix (ongoing)
Best Finish 11th (2015)


Carter Simpson (born 7th June 1991 in Sydney) is an Australian racing driver, known for winning the 2013 GP2 Series championship and is currently racing in the F2RWRS. His is the cousin of former F1 world champion Rhys Davies.

Early Career

Just 9 years old when his cousin won his first championship, Simpson's interest in racing is largely accredited to Davies' success, encouragement and support. Simpson debuted in the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2007, finishing second, and Davies helped him find a drive in British Formula 3 the next year. He paid back his cousin's faith by winning the championship, and was runner up in 2009. In 2010, he moved into Formula Renault 3.5, winning a few races and finishing third at the end of the year. The next season, he dominated and took an easy championship victory. He signed to drive for Coloni in the 2012 GP2 season, and finished fifth overall, with victories at Bahrain and Monaco. In 2013, still with Coloni, he won 7 straight races, and a few more near the end of the year, to prove that he was most certainly a brilliant driver.

F3RWRS

Simpson received offers to drive for Marussia and Caterham in the 2014 F1 season, however his cousin advised him to reject them and try to find success in the F1RWRS instead. Davies used his contacts to land him a drive for ZimSport in the first season of the F3RWRS. Simpson got off to a slow start, with the highlight of his early season a podium in race 3 at Laguna Seca, however with some coaching by team principal John Zimmer, he improved enough to take ZimSport's first round victory at the Round of Belgium, scoring pole and victory in race 1. He backed this up with second place at the Surfers SuperPrix. He finished the season fift in the championship, the best of ZimSport's drivers.

F2RWRS

His efforts were enough to gain him a drive for the Holden Young Lions in the 2015 F2RWRS season, alongside Canadian Tommy Nash. He was also appointed as a test driver for the Holden Racing Team that year, with Nash and John Zimmer.

Complete F3RWRS Results

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 DC Pts
2014 ZimSport-Rosenforth Dallara F314 Holden LSF3-14 AUS
1
7
AUS
2
12
AUS
3
7
USA
1
9
USA
2
6
USA
3
2
GBR
1
8
GBR
2
Ret
GBR
3
X
GER
1
5
GER
2
Ret
GER
3
7
BEL
1

1
BEL
2
14
BEL
3
2
CHN
1
9
CHN
2
14
CHN
3
6
SUR
1
2
5th 58

Complete F2RWRS Results

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2015 GRM Holden Young Lions Lola F2-15 Holden LSF2-15 TAS
13
RSA
Ret
TUR
7
MON
2
FRA
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
GER
Ret
BEL
Ret
AUT
8
ITA
DNPQ
NED
Ret
SIN
5
JPN
8
USA
2
100
DNPQ
11th 24
2016 GRM Holden Young Lions Dallara F2R16 Holden LSF2-16 AUS
4
PAC
2
GBR
Ret
ITA
Ret
AUT TUR USA GER SEA BEL MON MEX CHN JPN TR1 TR2 2nd* 14*