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Oliver Turvey
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom British
Date of Birth 1st April 1987
Date of Death Unknown
Début 2015 London ePrix I
Championships 0
Wins 0
First Win Unknown
Former Teams Unknown
Formula E Career
Total Entries 24 (24 Starts)
Poles 1
Fastest Laps 0
Total Points 41
FanBoosts 4
Current Season
Team NEXTEV TCR
Number Standings Points
88 12th 26
Oliver Turvey (born 1st April 1987) is a British racing driver, set to race for NextEV NIO in the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Turvey was an important factor in ensuring that teammate Nelson Piquet Jr. won the title in the inaugural season, before going on to demolish the Brazilian in their inter-team battle through 2015/16.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Turvey was an established name in karting, before making his debut in Formula Renault during the 2003 Winter Series, followed by three seasons in Formula BMW UK.[3] Turvey was rewarded with the runners up spot in 2006 in Formula BMW by McLaren, winning the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, which would fund his career for the next few years.[3] A few seasons in various one make Formulas followed, before Turvey became an official McLaren F1 test driver, and spent a few seasons in GP2.[3]

Turvey remained a test driver for McLaren throughout the remainder of his single seater career, before a 2012 switch to the GT3 Championship with McLaren.[3] In 2013, Turvey moved into purpose built Le Mans Prototypes, entering the World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[3] 2014 saw a similar schedule for Turvey, backed by a class win at Le Mans, before a 2015 switch saw him make his bow in Super GT in Japan.[3]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Turvey got his first taste of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E at the 2015 London ePrix I at the end of June, driving in support of Nelson Piquet, Jr. at NEXTEV TCR.[4] Turvey's involvement was also crucial to the outcome of the Championship, as his strong pace in the Second London ePrix allowed Piquet to save energy in his first car while running behind the Brit as he battled in front.[2] Turvey's pace earned him two ninth place finishes, all the more impressive when his relative inexperience in the car is taken into account.[2]

NEXTEV's Next ManEdit

After his impressive results in an unfamiliar car, it was no surprise that NEXTEV TCR decided to resign Turvey for the 2015/16 season, partnering him with Piquet for the full season.[5] Unfortunately for both drivers, the NEXTEV TCR FormulaE 001 proved to be a pig of a car, with both struggling to get any solid running at the 2015 Donington Test. Yet, fortune would favour the Brit at the opening round of the season, with Turvey surviving well to earn sixth place at the season opener in Beijing, a result which the team could only dream of after pre-season.[6]

As it happened, Turvey's sixth place in Beijing would prove to be the best result of the season for the team, although the Brit would be more competitive after the 2015 Punta del Este Test. A ninth place at the 2016 Buenos Aires ePrix was followed by a run of races where Turvey challenged for points but ultimately fell short.[7] Indeed, Turvey would not score again until the season ending race in London, with the Brit securing a final point for the season after a race long scrap with teammate Piquet, the first time they had both scored in the same race all season.[8]

Testing ResolveEdit

Turvey's ability to beat Piquet consistently in 2015/16 saw him retained for the 2016/17 season, as NEXTEV attempted to build a significantly better car.[1] The new car did indeed prove to be an improvement on the old car, with both Turvey and Piquet able to complete multiple laps throughout the 2016 Donington Test, with the Brit by far the quicker of the two.

Full Formula E RecordEdit

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Oliver Turvey's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E EntriesEdit

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

Oliver Turvey's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2014/15 People's Republic of China NEXTEV TCR 88 Spark-Renault SRT_01E 22nd 4
2015/16 People's Republic of China NEXTEV TCR 88 NEXTEV TCR FormulaE 001 14th 11
2016/17 People's Republic of China NextEV NIO 88 NEXTEV TCR FormulaE 002

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Oliver Turvey'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 12
2014/15 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 22nd 4
9th 9th
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 14th 11
6th Ret 12th 9th 11th 12th 13th 12th CAN 15th 10th
2016/17 Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Morocco Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Canada 12th 26
8th 7th 9th Ret 13th 11th 10th 9th 6th 14th 15th 17th

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Sam Smith, 'NEXTEV TCR to split with Campos for season three', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 24/04/2016), http://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/nextev-tcr-to-split-with-campos-for-season-three-689455/, (Accessed 08/07/2016)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Bird hails ‘unbelievable’ end to season', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 28/06/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/bird-hails-unbelievable-end-to-season.aspx, (Accessed 30/06/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 'Driver's Club: Oliver Turvey', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/drivers-club/oliver-turvey.aspx, (Accessed 16/05/2015)
  4. 'Turvey gets NEXTEV TCR drive', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 18/06/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/turvey-gets-nextev-tcr-drive.aspx, (Accessed 18/06/2015)
  5. 'Turvey completes NEXTEV line-up', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/09/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/september/turvey-completes-nextev-line-up.aspx, (Accessed 17/09/2015)
  6. 'Buemi to the max in Beijing', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 24/10/2015),http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/october/buemi-wins-swusp-beijing-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 25/10/2015)
  7. 'Buemi flies in Punta test', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 20/12/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/december/buemi-flies-in-punta-test.aspx, (Accessed 21/12/2015)
  8. 'BUEMI WINS TITLE AFTER SPECTACULAR FINALE: VISA FASTEST LAP ENDS UP DECIDING THE 2015/16 FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/07/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/july/buemi-wins-title-after-spectacular-finale/, (Accessed 04/07/2016)

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