Matt Grove

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Matt Grove (born 1995/96) is an Australian racing driver. He currently drives for The Crusaders in the 2016 F1RDS season.

Early career

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2015: F1RDS, F3RWRS

The promising Grove entered the Rejects ladder system at the very bottom, the inaugural season of the Formula 1 Rejects Development Series.

To build experience before the season, he, along with his fellow drivers, competed in the Winter Cup. Matt showed a good ability to make up places, which would be necessary to compensate his lack of qualifying pace. He scored the fastest lap at the second race in Motegi, and made his way from 16th to sixth position in Fuji. In total, he scored seven points, enough for 15th place overall.

In the actual championship, things didn't start off that well. Despite generally qualifying in the midfield, he finished just outside the points in Australia and San Marino. The season picked up at Monaco, where Matt started 14th, his best result at that point, and finished in fifth place after dodging the trouble going on in the streets.

These performances meant that Rosenforth chose Matt to compete in the F3RWRS Monaco SuperPrix alongside Ryan Zimmer and Daniel Melville. The team was leading the constructors' championship, so Matt had his first opportunity in higher-class machinery, and he indeed did his job, staying on the road to qualify 20th and finish 17th in a field of 62 drivers.

After this, his season became a bit more consistent, and with some better race performances, he started to score consistent lower-points-finishes. As of the first race in Donington Park, he is 20th in the championship, with 16 points.

Complete racing results

F1RDS Winter Cup Results

Year Team Engine 1 2 3 DC Pts
2015 Rosenforth Engineering Toyota 2.0L L4DOHC SUZ
12
MOT
Ret
FUJ
6
15th 7

F1RDS Results

Year Team Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2015 Rosenforth Engineering Toyota 2.0L L4DOHC AUS
11
SM1
13
SM2
12
MON
5
FR1
10
FR2
9
CZ1
17
CZ2
9
GB1
8
GB2
17
GER
19
BEL
2
ITA
11
NE1
19
NE2
13
20th* 30*
2016 The Crusaders Kawasaki-Cosworth V6 2.0L SP1
12
SP2
12
UK1
3
UK2
Ret
ITA
3
AUT
8
TU1
TU2
FR1
FR2
GER
NED
EN1
EN2
BE1
BE2
CZ1
CZ2
JP1
JP2
8th* 28*

F3RWRS Results

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Pts
2015 ZimSport-Rosenforth Dallara F3R15 Holden LSF3-15 AU1
AU2
US1
US2
TU1
TU2
MON
17
GB1
GB2
GE1
GE2
BEL
IT1
IT2
JP1
JP2
SUR
NC†* 0†*

* Season currently in progress
† Driver ineligible for the championship