About Robert Wickens
Robert Wickens is recognised as the brightest Canadian driving talent to emerge for two decades, and three years of winning in Europe have set him firmly on the path to becoming a Formula One™ star.
It was Wickens’ title-challenging campaign in 2010 in the GP3 Series which brought Wickens to Marussia’s attention. The Toronto-native took the battle for the title to final weekend at Monza, and finished a clear 2nd in the driver’s championships with three race wins. This followed on from an equally impressive 2009 season, when Wickens was vice-champion in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with the backing of Red Bull.
A multiple karting champion in North American, Wickens had joined Red Bull’s junior programme aged just 16, and won the 2006 Formula BMW USA title. After a race-winning season with Forsythe Racing in Formula Atlantic in 2007, he then journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean to chase his F1 dream in Europe.
A combined campaign in World Series FR3.5 with Carlin in 2008 was combined with a Euro Series F3 programme, and he showed his innate skill by winning races in both categories. He also made global headlines when he was selected to drive for A1 Team Canada and became the youngest-ever race winner in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.
Wickens returns to World Series FR3.5 this year with two years’ more experience and, teamed with Carlin again, starts as a clear favourite for championship honours which will open the doors to F1.