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Ben Hanley
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom British
Date of Birth 22 January 1985
Date of Death Unknown
Début
Final Race Unknown
Titles 0
Teams Flag of China NextEV TCR
Formula E Career
Total Entries 0 (0 Starts)
Wins Points FanBoosts
0 0 0
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 0
Podiums 0
First Win Unknown
Ben Hanley (born 22 January 1985) is a British racing driver, who was meant to make his FIA Formula E Championship debut at the 2016 Berlin ePrix for NEXTEV TCR.[1] A former member of the Renault F1 Young Driver ProgrammeHanley was meant to enter the 2015/16 edition of the Championship in place of fellow Brit Oliver Turvey.[1]

However, Turvey would be able race at the Berlin ePrix, meaning Hanley ultimately missed out on his debut.

BackgroundEdit

After a spectacular start to his racing career in karting, Hanley got his first taste of racing cars in the Formula Renault 2.0 Italia in 2005, claiming third in the Championship in his début season and earning himself a place on the Renault F1 Young Driver Programme and a couple of drives in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.[2] Two full seasons in Formula Renault followed, with Hanley claiming second overall in the 2007 edition of the Championship, before a partial graduation to the GP2 Series.[2] However, Hanley could only make occasional appearances having lost his Renault backing, and so returned to karting at the end of the 2009 season.[2]

In the early months of 2016, Hanley finally secured a return to international motorsport, as he signed up to drive in the European Le Mans Series.[3]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Hanley was offered a chance to drive with the NEXTEV TCR outfit in mid-March 2016, after the release of the Super GT Championship calendar revealed that Oliver Turvey would miss the 2016 Berlin ePrix.[1] 

Formula E EntriesEdit

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Ben Hanley during their FE career:

Ben Hanley's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2015/16 Flag of China NextEV TCR 88 Spark-Renault SRT_01E Reserve

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Ben Hanley's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2015/16 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom NC 0
CAN

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'Ben Hanley to race for NEXTEV TCR in Berlin', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 17/03/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/march/ben-hanley-to-race-for-nextev-tcr-in-berlin.aspx, (Accessed 21/03/2016)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Ben Hanley', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 03/04/2016), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Hanley, (Accessed 25/04/2016)
  3. Gary Watkins, 'Ex-Renault protege Ben Hanley to make comeback in ELMS LMP2', autosport.com, (Haymarket Media, 24/02/2016), http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/122963, (Accessed 25/04/2016)