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(1989-11-11) 11 November 1989
|GP3 Series career|
|Current team||Bamboo Engineering|
Status Grand Prix
|Best finish||8th in 2011|
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Formula Renault UK
FR2.0 Portugal Winter Series
FR2.0 UK Winter Series
McLaren Autosport Award
BRDC Rising Star
Lewis Williamson (born 11 November 1989) is a British racing driver.
Born in Dundee, Williamson began karting at the age of eight, and spent a successful decade racing in the various classes around the United Kingdom. By the time Williamson moved into the junior formulae in 2008, he had claimed three Scottish karting championship titles at Cadet and MiniMax levels, before taking a clean sweep in 2008. The first driver to record such a feat, Williamson won the British Open, British Grand Prix Super Kart, the Scottish Open, as well as the 125 ICC Championship.
After a guest drive in Formula Jedi at Brands Hatch in which he won one of the two races, Williamson moved up into Formula Renault, contesting the 2008 Formula Renault UK Winter Series after Highland Arena Ltd, an organisation set up by three family friends helping to promote sporting talent from the Scottish Highlands – where Williamson resides – leased a car from CR Scuderia. In his second race in the category at Croft, Williamson finished on the podium, taking a third-place finish behind James Calado and Henry Surtees. He added another third place in the final race at Rockingham Motor Speedway, finishing behind Surtees and Dean Stoneman, to end up in sixth place in the championship standings, a point behind fifth-placed William Buller. He also contested the Estoril round of the Portuguese Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series, taking second and fifth-place finishes for CR Scuderia. CR Scuderia, under their new name of CRS Racing, signed Williamson for the 2009 season as part of a four-car team alongside Harry Tincknell, Matias Laine and Joshua Scott. Williamson's Winter Series campaign ruled him ineligible for the Graduates Cup for drivers aged nineteen or under. During the season, Williamson finished 17 of the 20 races, taking a third place at Donington Park and a second place at Brands Hatch en route to a tenth place championship finish. Williamson moved to defending champions Manor Competition for the 2010 season, again as part of a four-car team with Will Stevens, Thomas Hylkema and Josh Mulholland, with Ollie Millroy replacing Mulholland during the season. In the first round of the season at Thruxton, Williamson claimed the first pole position, and thus became the first driver to take pole in the Barazi-Epsilon-designed car introduced for the 2010 season. Several races later at Brands Hatch, Williamson threw away a chance at his first victory, spinning out of the lead and eventually finishing seventh. The first victory came a month later at Oulton Park, overtaking Tom Blomqvist at the start of the first race and was never headed. Williamson took further wins at Croft and Silverstone – a rescheduled race from Brands Hatch which Williamson had qualified on pole for – as he and Blomqvist commenced their battle for the championship along with Tamás Pál Kiss and Will Stevens. Williamson trailed Pál Kiss by 27 points and Blomqvist by 15 before the World Series by Renault meeting at Silverstone. Williamson won both races from pole position, to trail Blomqvist by one point on dropped scores heading into the final round at Brands Hatch. In the first race, Williamson finished second, ahead of Blomqvist in third, but Blomqvist claimed fastest lap to draw level with Williamson before the final race. In the final race, Blomqvist made a better start and with team-mate Alex Lynn acting as rear gunner, Blomqvist won the championship with his second place. Despite this, Williamson was nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award due to his performances in the series. On 5 December 2010, after the evaluation tests held at Silverstone, Williamson was named as the winner of the award, taking the £100,000 cash prize and a Formula One test with McLaren.
After the end of his Formula Renault campaign, Williamson took part in the post-season GP3 Series test in Estoril, Portugal. Driving for Atech CRS GP, Williamson set the fastest time in the afternoon session on the second and third days, having arrived at the circuit the day before after a chance conversation with team boss David Hayle. Williamson was eventually signed by MW Arden to graduate into GP3 in February 2011.
After testing for ISR Racing during the final test session of 2010, Williamson took part in the opening round of the 2011 season for the team at Motorland Aragón, deputising for regular driver Daniel Ricciardo who was on third driver duties for Scuderia Toro Rosso at the Chinese Grand Prix.
Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position 2008 British Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series Highland Arena Ltd. 4 0 0 0 2 57 6th Portuguese Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series CR Scuderia 2 0 0 0 1 18 4th Formula Jedi Team Jedi 2 1 2 0 1 ? ? 2009 Formula Renault UK CRS Racing 20 0 0 0 2 229 10th 2010 Formula Renault UK Manor Competition 20 5 5 4 9 459 2nd 2011 GP3 Series MW Arden 16 1 0 1 2 31 8th Formula Renault 3.5 Series ISR Racing 4 0 0 0 0 0 33rd 2012 GP3 Series Status Grand Prix 8 0 0 0 0 11 17th Formula Renault 3.5 Series Arden Caterham 5 0 0 0 0 0 32nd 2013 GP3 Series Bamboo Engineering 14 0 0 0 1 44 12th 2016 Renault Sport Trophy - Pro Class Strakka Racing 3 1 2 1 2 43 6th Renault Sport Endurance Trophy 2 0 1 1 1 21 15th World Endurance Championship - LMP2 4 0 0 0 0 32 18th 2017 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Strakka Racing 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC* Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup - Silver Cup 8 3 3 3 5 86 2nd* Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 4 0 0 0 0 4 33rd* Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Pro-Am 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC* Season still in progress.
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap) Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points 2011 MW Arden IST FEA Ret IST SPR 20 CAT FEA 14 CAT SPR 9 VAL FEA 2 VAL SPR 6 SIL FEA 7 SIL SPR 1 NÜR FEA 2 NÜR SPR 14 HUN FEA 6 HUN SPR Ret SPA FEA 9 SPA SPR DNS MNZ FEA 18 MNZ SPR 10 8th 31 2012 Status Grand Prix CAT FEA CAT SPR MON FEA MON SPR VAL FEA VAL SPR SIL FEA SIL SPR HOC FEA 13 HOC SPR Ret HUN FEA 10 HUN SPR 5 SPA FEA 8 SPA SPR 7 MNZ FEA 19 MNZ SPR Ret 17th 11 2013 Bamboo Engineering CAT FEA 11 CAT SPR 7 VAL FEA 19 VAL SPR 17 SIL FEA 25† SIL SPR 14 NÜR FEA 4 NÜR SPR 4 HUN FEA 24 HUN SPR Ret SPA FEA 14 SPA SPR 10 MNZ FEA 4 MNZ SPR 3 YMC FEA YMC SPR 11th 44
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap) Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points 2011 ISR Racing ALC 1 15 ALC 2 20 SPA 1 SPA 2 MNZ 1 MNZ 2 MON 1 NÜR 1 NÜR 2 HUN 1 HUN 2 SIL 1 SIL 2 LEC 1 LEC 2 CAT 1 18 CAT 2 Ret 33rd 0 2012 Arden Caterham ALC 1 14 ALC 2 Ret MON 1 13 SPA 1 19 SPA 2 16 NÜR 1 NÜR 2 MSC 1 MSC 2 SIL 1 SIL 2 HUN 1 HUN 2 LEC 1 LEC 2 CAT 1 CAT 2 32nd 0
Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points 2016 Strakka Racing LMP2 Gibson 015S Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 SIL SPA LMS NÜR 4 MEX 4 COA Ret FUJ 6 SHA BHR 18th 32
Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points 2017 Strakka Racing McLaren 650S GT3 Silver MIS QR 19 MIS CR 13 BRH QR 14 BRH CR 11 ZOL QR 11 ZOL CR 25 HUN QR 25 HUN CR Ret NÜR QR NÜR CR 2nd* 86* Season still in progress.
Despite his recent success in formulae cars, Williamson combines his racing with an apprenticeship at Ross-Shire Engineering, working as a fabrication engineer in Muir of Ord, a 100-mile round trip from his home in Golspie.