Phil McCracken

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Phil McCracken
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png British
Born 28 July 1981
Govan, Glasgow
F1RWRS
Debut Season 2013
Latest Season 2013
Current Team None
Car Number 35
Former Teams Virgin Inter Corse
Races 0 (16 entries)
Championships 0
Victories 0
Podiums 0
Points 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
First Race 2013 Tasman Grand Prix
First Victory N/A
Last Victory N/A
Last Race 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix
Best Finish DNPQ
F2RWRS
Debut Season 2014
Latest Season 2015
Current Team Aeroracing Engineering
Car Number 21
Former Teams Hydook Racing, Kit-Kat Warriors
Races 6 (10 entries)
Championships 0
Victories 0
Podiums 0
Points 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
First Race 2014 British Grand Prix
First Victory N/A
Last Victory N/A
Last Race 2015 German Grand Prix
Best Finish 14th


Phil McCracken (born 28/07/1981 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish racing driver, who has competed in various series such as F1RWRS, F2RWRS, F1RICS and the former F1 Rejects LFS Cup. McCracken is known for being chronically slow and useless at the wheel of a racing car, and prone to outbursts of profanity and violence when anyone points out his complete ineptitude to racing.

History

F1 Rejects LFS Cup

McCracken started his reject racing career at Virgin Inter Corse's F1 Rejects LFS team. While team-mate Todd Cockburn was beyond useless most of the time in the lead car, McCraken did a surprisingly good job, even winning a race during the season. But, too many bad races meant he couldn't quite take the title, but second place was a good effort for his debut season.

F1RWRS

He returned to the scene with Virgin Inter Corse in 2013, competing in that's years F1RWRS championship. It was something of a disaster - a poorly managed team, a poor chassis and poor engine meant he failed to pass pre-qualifying once in sixteen attempts that year. Virgin Inter Corse's F1RWRS team folded at the end of the season, leaving him without a drive.

F2RWRS

The following season, Virgin Inter Corse attempted to enter the feeder series of F2RWRS, with McCracken as one of the drivers. Their bid failed however, and soon the entire team went into administration after accumulating huge debts.

Scuderia Alitalia stepped in and bought the team, but still with no F2RWRS entry, he was instead sent out on loan to Kit-Kat Warriors to brush up on his skills. Once again, disaster ensued. His qualifying pace was the worst on the grid, and couldn't finish a race without incident to save his own life. He was promptly fired by Scuderia Alitalia, and his place at Kit-Kat was taken by Dutch rookie Bastiaan van Nieuwenhuijzen.

However, after Johannes Rueckert was served with a ban for the 2015 season opener, he was called up by Hydook Racing to replace the German driver. Later Niko Bellic faced problems with his F2RWRS licence and was forced to step down to F3RWRS, allowing McCracken to take his place in the Aeroracing Engineering team starting from the second race of the season. However, he retired from his first two races for the team, and when the team fell into prequalifying, he failed to clear it four times in a row. Despite being faster than team mate Tanner Jason in three of those four attempts, his age led to him being sacked after the German round.

F1 Rejects Indy Championship Series

McCracken in his Michael Bright Racing overalls

With his age making him a persona non grata in the youth-driven RWRS-sanctioned series, McCracken turned his attention to America for the F1 Rejects Indy Championship Series, which had succesfully been launched in 2015. He was soon signed by Michael Bright Racing for the 2016 season. However, his season didn't start well as he failed to qualify in the first three events.

F1 Rejects Masters

After briefly falling off the racing radar, McCracken was going to make a return in the F1 Rejects Masters, thanks to his second place championship finish in the LFS Cup. Along with other legends of reject racing such as HWNSNBM and Chris Dagnall, McCracken would've raced the #10 McEwans Lager Chevrolet Impala. However, the series never took off and when the franchise was restarted by Australian investors, McCracken was not invited to take part.

Results

F1RWRS

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2013 Virgin Inter Corse TAS
DNPQ
AUS
DNPQ
MEX
DNPQ
USA
DNPQ
MON
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
GER
DNPQ
NED
DNPQ
BEL
DNPQ
POR
DNPQ
MED
DNPQ
MAC
DNPQ
CHN
DNPQ
JPN
DNPQ
BRA
DNPQ
=30th 0

F2RWRS

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 DC Pts
2014 Kit-Kat Warriors TUR
MON
FRA
GBR
14
AUT
19
GER
Ret
NED
BEL
HUN
CZE
ITA
POR
ESP
CAN
100
NC 0
2015 Hydook Racing Team TAS
17
NC 0
Aeroracing Engineering RSA
Ret
TUR
Ret
MON
DNPQ
FRA
DNPQ
GBR
DNPQ
GER
DNPQ
NED
BEL
POR
ITA
SIN
JPN
USA
100

F1 Rejects LFS Cup

Year Entrant 1 2 NC 3 4 5 6 DC Pts
2011 Virgin Inter Corse SOU KYO AST† WES AST BLA FER 2nd 23
1 Ret 2 8 5 11

Aston Cadet hosted the F1RLFS Sprint Special, a non-championship charity event with test drivers from every team racing.

F1 Rejects Masters

Year Team 1 2 3 4 Points DC
2015 McEwans Chevrolet GER BEL USA GBR 0 NC
C C C C C C C C

F1RICS

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Pts
2016 Avis Michael Bright Racing Reynard 16i Chevrolet V6T SAO
DNQ
ARG
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
GAT
DNQ
LBH
DNQ
CAM
DNQ
POR
DNQ
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DNQ
DON
DNQ
EUR
DNQ
WGI
NHA
MIC
TOR
ROA
KEN
POC
MON
LAG
SUR
SUZ
TEX
FON
N/A* 0*

* Season in progress