Alexander Sims (racing driver)

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Alexander Sims
Alexander sims brandshatch2014.JPG
Sims in 2014.
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British
Born (1988-03-15) 15 March 1988 (age 31)
London (United Kingdom)
GP3 Series career
Debut season 2011
Current team Carlin
Car no.9
Former teams Status Grand Prix
Starts22
Wins2
Poles0
Fastest laps3
Best finish6th in 2011
Previous series
2014-2015
2012-13, 15
2009-10, 12
2008
2008
2008
200708
2007
2007
200607
British GT
FIA European F3 Championship
Formula 3 Euro Series
Formula BMW Pacific
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC
Formula Renault UK
Formula Renault 2.0 France
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
FRUK 2.0 Winter Series
Awards
2008 McLaren Autosport Award

Alexander Sims (born 15 March 1988, in London) is a British professional racing driver, and BMW Motorsport works driver.

London Capital of the United Kingdom

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United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. The United Kingdom's 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi) were home to an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

BMW Motorsport is the division of BMW responsible for motorsport-related activities, including works-run competition programmes in touring car racing, sports car racing, motorcycle racing and Formula E.

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He was the winner of the 2008 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for promising young British drivers. Sims currently drives a factory BMW M6 at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. He wears an Ayrton Senna inspired helmet with yellow and a blue and a green stripe.

The McLaren Autosport BRDC Award is an award set up in 1989 to reward and recognise young racing drivers from the UK. As its names suggest, the award is backed by Formula One team McLaren, motorsport magazine Autosport, and the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC). As well as the prestige of winning the award, a test drive in a McLaren Formula One car and £100,000 – increased from £50,000 in 2010 – cash prize, the award winner is also presented with the Chris Bristow Trophy.

BMW M6 high-performance version of the 6-Series automobile, designed by the motorsport division of BMW

The BMW M6 is a high-performance version of the 6 Series coupé/convertible, designed and developed by the motorsport division of BMW. The BMW M6 was based on the subsequent generations of the 6 series. The M6 was replaced with the M8 in June 2019.

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sports car racing series based in the US and Canada and organized by the International Motor Sports Association

The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada and organized by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). It is a result of a merger between two existing North American sports car racing series, the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Sports Car Series. At its inception, the name was United SportsCar Championship, which subsequently changed to the Tudor United SportsCar Championship when Rolex SA signed their Tudor brand to a title sponsorship deal. WeatherTech later signed a deal to take over title sponsorship of the series starting in 2016, rebranding the series.

Career

Karting

Sims' kart racing career started in 1998 when he started competing in club competitions. In 2000, Sims had a successful campaign, he won the Super 1 MSA Cadet Championship, the Kartmasters Grand Prix, the 5 Nations Cup and came second in the Champions of The Future British Cadet Championship. Sims latterly added the JICA British Championship, the Monaco Kart Cup, three British Grands Prix and the Formula A World Championship, before moving into single-seaters in 2006.

Formula Renault

Having started his car racing career in late 2006, Sims scored a second place in his first ever car race in the Formula Renault UK 2.0 Winter Series, before finishing ninth in the championship standings. In 2007, Sims raced in the main series with Manor Competition. He finished eighth overall, after taking one win at Donington Park, and second places at Brands Hatch and Thruxton. He also forayed into the French and Northern European Cup championships during the season and added his first pole position in the category, at Val de Vienne during the French championship. Sims also contested the 2007 UK Winter Series, but failed to finish in three of the four races.

British Formula Renault Championship referred to one of two Formula Renault championships that were held in the United Kingdom. The main series was Renault Sport UK's Formula Renault 2.0 UK championship which was held from 1989 to 2011 and was generally recognized as the British Formula Renault championship. However, in March 2012 it was announced that the Formula Renault UK series would not take place in 2012, with the series being ended definitively in September 2012. A secondary championship organised by the British Automobile Racing Club and known as the Protyre Formula Renault Championship was held continuously between 1995 and 2014. The championship was the only Formula Renault 2.0 championship operating in the United Kingdom after the demise of the main series, but was ended after the 2014 season.

Manor Motorsport auto racing team based in the United Kingdom

Manor Motorsport Ltd, currently trading as Manor Endurance Racing Ltd is a British motor racing company that was formed in 1990 by former single-seater champion John Booth. Manor has participated as a team in many motorsport disciplines since its inception, including Formula One.

Donington Park race track

Donington Park is a motorsport circuit located near Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England. The circuit business is now owned by Jonathan Palmer's MotorSport Vision organisation, and the surrounding Donington Park Estate, still owned by the Wheatcroft family, is currently under lease by MotorSport Vision until 2038.

Sims remained with Manor Competition in Formula Renault UK for 2008, and challenged for the championship. Finishing every race, Sims actually scored the most points over the course of the championship, with 473. However, Formula Renault UK employs a points system that means that a driver must drop their two worst scores over the season. Unfortunately for Sims, his worst scores were a pair of ninths worth 24 points, and Adam Christodoulou, his main championship rival dropped two retirements. Thus, a 24-point swing resulted in Christodoulou turning a one-point deficit into a 23-point championship win. He also contested the final round of the Formula BMW Pacific in Macau, finishing sixth with fastest lap. In December 2008, Sims won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

Adam Christodoulou British racing driver

Adam Robert Christodoulou is a Greek-British racing driver, who won the 2008 British Formula Renault Championship, also won the 2009 Star Mazda Championship in the United States. His cousin Riki Christodoulou is also a racing driver, having competed in British Formula 3 Championship.

Guia Circuit race track

The Guia Circuit, or Circuito da Guia, is a street circuit located at the southeast region of the Macau Peninsula in Macau. It is the venue of the Macau Grand Prix and Guia Race of Macau. The circuit consists of long straights and tight corners, and features the characteristics of a typical street circuit - narrow, bumpy and limited overtaking opportunities. However, there are two special features that can rarely be found in other street circuits - variation in altitude and an ultra long main straight that allows top speed of 260 km/h (160 mph) on Formula Three cars. As a result, the circuit is recognised as one of the most challenging circuits in the world in terms of both driving and tuning, as cars have to maintain competitive speed to overcome hill-climbing, twisty corners and long straights in a single lap.

Formula Three

Sims competing at the second round of the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series at Hockenheim. Formel3 Dallara F308 Sims 2010 amk.jpg
Sims competing at the second round of the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series at Hockenheim.

At the 2008 Autosport Awards ceremony, Sims announced his plans to race with German team Mücke Motorsport in the Formula 3 Euro Series. [1] In a season dominated by Jules Bianchi, Sims took fourth place in the championship, with a win at the Nürburgring and four second places. He also took part in two rounds of the International Formula Master series, with two fourth places at the Hungaroring being his best results. For 2010, Sims will move to ART Grand Prix. [2]

The Autosport Awards are a series of awards presented by motor racing magazine Autosport to drivers that have achieved significant milestones each season. Some of the presentations are selected by the general public via a reader's poll. The awards have been presented every year since 1982.

Mücke Motorsport is an auto racing team based in Germany. Also known as ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg.

The Formula 3 Euro Series was a European-based junior single seater formula for Formula Three chassis that was launched in 2003 as a merger of the French Formula Three Championship and German Formula Three Championship. The Formula Three category, including this championship, is part of the established career ladder up which European drivers progress to the Formula One world championship, the highest form of single seater racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport's world governing body.

Formula E

In May 2017, Sims was present at the Monaco ePrix as a stand-by option for Robin Frijns. [3] Later that month, he was announced as a development driver for MS Amlin Andretti for the 2017-18 season. [4] He would join BMW for Season 5, partnering Antonio Felix Da Costa. At the final race of the season at the 2019 New York City ePrix Sims claimed pole position and the first podium of his Formula E career finishing 2nd.

2017 Monaco ePrix

The 2017 Monaco ePrix was a Formula E electric motor race held on 13 May 2017 at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo before a crowd of 18,000 people. It was the fifth round of the 2016–17 Formula E season and the second running of the event. The 51-lap race was won by e.Dams-Renault driver Sébastien Buemi after starting from pole position. Lucas di Grassi finished second for Audi Sport ABT and Mahindra driver Nick Heidfeld came in third.

Robin Frijns Dutch auto racing driver

Robin Frijns is a Dutch motor racing driver. He is the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion, and the first driver to have won the series in his debut season since Robert Kubica in 2005. Frijns is currently competing in Formula E driving for Envision Virgin Racing. Frijns achieved his first Formula E podium finish in his second outing in the category, and claimed his maiden victory at the 2019 Paris E-Prix.

Andretti Autosport American racecar team

Andretti Autosport is an auto racing team that competes in the IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, the FIA Formula E Championship and the Americas Rallycross Championship. The team also has a 37.5% ownership stake in the Australian Supercars Championship touring car team, Walkinshaw Andretti United. It is headed and owned up by former CART series champion Michael Andretti.

Sports car racing

In 2012, Sims drove a Lola-Judd LMP2 for Status Grand Prix at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and two rounds of the European Le Mans Series.

He joined Hexis Racing in 2013 to compete at the Blancpain Endurance Series with a McLaren MP4-12C, partnering with Álvaro Parente and Stef Dusseldorp.

In 2014 and 2015, Sims raced at the British GT Championship for Ecurie Ecosse with a BMW Z4.

The Brit competed at the 2016 Blancpain GT Series for Rowe Racing with a BMW M6, winning the 24 Hours of Spa.

In 2017 he competes at the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship with a factory BMW M6.

Sims competed in two races of the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship.

Racing record

Career summary

SeasonSeriesTeamRacesWinsPolesF/LapsPodiumsPointsPosition
2006 Formula Renault UK Winter Cup Manor Competition 40011529th
2007 Formula Renault UK Manor Competition 2010132728th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 200001637th
Formula Renault UK Winter Cup 400002019th
French Formula Renault 2.0 501001915th
Pole Services40000
2008 Formula Renault UK Manor Competition 20213124492nd
Formula Renault 2.0 WEC 200000NC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 SG Formula 20000719th
Formula BMW Pacific Team Meritus 100100NC†
2009 Formula 3 Euro Series Mücke Motorsport 201125544th
Masters of Formula 3 10000N/A5th
International Formula Master T.S.P.400000NC†
Macau Grand Prix City of Dreams/Räikkönen Robertson 10000N/A18th
2010 Formula 3 Euro Series ART Grand Prix 181005634th
British Formula 3 Championship 61012N/ANC†
Masters of Formula 3 10101N/A2nd
Auto GP Charouz-Gravity Racing 40000025th
Macau Grand Prix Räikkönen Robertson Racing 10000N/ANC
2011 GP3 Series Status Grand Prix 161025346th
British Formula 3 Championship Motopark 310011718th
Macau Grand Prix TOM'S 10000N/A18th
2012 European Le Mans Series Status Grand Prix 200011510th
24 Hours of Le Mans 10000N/ANC
Formula 3 Euro Series ThreeBond with T-Sport31021N/ANC†
FIA Formula 3 European Championship 20000N/ANC†
Macau Grand Prix 10000N/A15th
2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship ThreeBond with T-Sport12001511210th
Macau Grand Prix 10000N/A4th
GP3 Series Status Grand Prix 20001778th
Carlin 61012
Blancpain Endurance Series Hexis Racing 500012415th
FIA GT Series Boutsen Ginion Racing 100000NC†
2014 British GT Championship Ecurie Ecosse powered by Black Bull 82344129.53rd
Blancpain Endurance Series Triple 888 Racing 10000922nd
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am Ecurie Ecosse 100010NC†
2015 British GT Championship Ecurie Ecosse powered by Black Bull 92204143.52nd
Blancpain Endurance Series - Pro-Am Ecurie Ecosse 100002216th
FIA Formula 3 European Championship HitechGP 600100NC†
Macau Grand Prix Double R Racing 10001N/A3rd
2016 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup Rowe Racing 1000022311th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 51001564th
British GT Championship Barwell Motorsport500102314th
FIA Formula 3 European Championship HitechGP 300000NC†
Macau Grand Prix Double R Racing 10000N/A10th
2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM BMW Team RLL 1130243172nd
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Rowe Racing 40000627th
Intercontinental GT Challenge BMW 100000NC
2017-18 Formula E MS Amlin Andretti Development driver
2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTLM BMW Team RLL 1121043046th
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Rowe Racing 300012915th
24 Hours of Le Mans - LMGTE Pro BMW Team MTEK 10000N/ADNF
2018-19 Formula E BMW i Andretti Motorsport 1301015713th
FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro BMW Team MTEK 200012319th

As Sims was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results

(key)

YearEntrantChassisEngine123456789101112131415161718192021222324DCPoints
2009 Mücke Motorsport Dallara F308/005 Mercedes HOC
1

17
HOC
2

8
LAU
1

Ret
LAU
2

22
NOR
1

2
NOR
2

16
ZAN
1

13
ZAN
2

9
OSC
1

5
OSC
2

4
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

1
BRH
1

4
BRH
2

2
CAT
1

2
CAT
2

2
DIJ
1

8
DIJ
2

4
HOC
1

6
HOC
2

14†
4th54
2010 ART Grand Prix Dallara F308/048 Mercedes LEC
1

3
LEC
2

1
HOC
1

Ret
HOC
2

8
VAL
1

3
VAL
2

5
NOR
1

4
NOR
2

4
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

3
ZAN
1

4
ZAN
2

5
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

8
OSC
1

2
OSC
2

8
HOC
1

4
HOC
2

5
4th63
2012 ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara F312/008 ThreeBond Nissan HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

1
NÜR
3

12
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
NC‡0‡

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.
As Sims was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete Auto GP results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrant123456789101112PosPoints
2010 Charouz-Gravity Racing BRN
1
BRN
2
IMO
1
IMO
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
MAG
1
MAG
2
NAV
1

11
NAV
2

Ret
MNZ
1

9
MNZ
2

15
25th0

Complete GP3 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrant12345678910111213141516DCPoints
2011 Status Grand Prix IST
FEA

8
IST
SPR

1
CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

6
VAL
SPR

2
SIL
FEA

2
SIL
SPR

3
NÜR
FEA

12
NÜR
SPR

2
HUN
FEA

DSQ
HUN
SPR

9
SPA
FEA

Ret
SPA
SPR

Ret
MNZ
FEA

21†
MNZ
SPR

Ret
6th34
2013 Status Grand Prix CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SIL
FEA
SIL
SPR
NÜR
FEA

8
NÜR
SPR

2
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
8th77
Carlin SPA
FEA

5
SPA
SPR

1
MNZ
FEA

5
MNZ
SPR

6
YMC
FEA

2
YMC
SPR

7

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results

(key)

YearEntrantEngine123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233DCPoints
2012 ThreeBond with T-Sport ThreeBond Nissan HOC
1
HOC
2
PAU
1
PAU
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

12
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
HOC
1
HOC
2
NC‡0‡
2013 ThreeBond with T-Sport ThreeBond Nissan MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MNZ
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1

14
NOR
2

4
NOR
3

5
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

3
NÜR
3

Ret
ZAN
1

Ret
ZAN
2

10
ZAN
3

9
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

2
VAL
3

3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
10th112
2015 HitechGP Mercedes SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
PAU
1
PAU
2
PAU
3
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MNZ
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
ALG
1

25
ALG
2

15
ALG
3

13
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
HOC
1

5
HOC
2

DSQ
HOC
3

4
NC‡0‡
2016 HitechGP Mercedes LEC
1
LEC
2
LEC
3
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
PAU
1
PAU
2
PAU
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
IMO
1
IMO
2
IMO
3
HOC
1

9
HOC
2

11
HOC
3

5
NC‡0‡

As Sims was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.

Complete European Le Mans Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamClassCarEngine123RankPoints
2012 Status Grand Prix LMP2 Lola B12/80 Judd-BMW HK 3.6L V8 LEC
3
DON
Ret
PET 10th15

24 Hours of Le Mans Results

YearTeamCo-DriversCarClassLapsPos.Class
Pos.
2012 Flag of Ireland.svg Status Grand Prix Flag of the Netherlands.svg Yelmer Buurman
Flag of France.svg Romain Iannetta
Lola B12/80-Judd LMP2239DNFDNF
2018 Flag of Germany.svg BMW Team MTEK Flag of Portugal.svg António Félix da Costa
Flag of Brazil.svg Augusto Farfus
BMW M8 GTE GTE
Pro
223DNFDNF

Complete British GT Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamCarClass12345678910DCPoints
2014 Ecurie Ecosse
powered by Black Bull
BMW Z4 GT3 GT3 OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

1
ROC
1

2
SIL
1

3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

1
BRH
1

4
DON
1

Ret
3rd129.5
2015 Ecurie Ecosse
powered by Black Bull
BMW Z4 GT3 GT3 OUL
1

6
OUL
2

3
ROC
1

1
SIL
1

3
SPA
1

4
BRH
1

1
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

10
DON
1

Ret
2nd143.5
2016 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 GT3 BRH
1
ROC
1
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1

Ret
SPA
1

8
SNE
1

9
SNE
2

Ret
DON
1

5
14th23

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results

YearTeamCarClass12345678910Pos.Points
2016 Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 Pro MIS
QR

2
MIS
CR

3
BRH
QR

Ret
BRH
CR

16
NÜR
QR

7
NÜR
CR

9
HUN
QR

21
HUN
CR

13
CAT
QR

8
CAT
CR

24
11th23

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrantClassCarEngine1234567891011RankPoints
2017 BMW Team RLL GTLM BMW M6 GTLM BMW 4.4 L Turbo V8 DAY
8
SEB
6
LBH
4
COA
2
WGL
1
MOS
1
LIM
6
ELK
6
VIR
4
LGA
8
PET
1
2nd317
2018 BMW Team RLL GTLM BMW M8 GTE BMW S63 4.0 L Twin-turbo V8 DAY
9
SEB
2
LBH
8
MDO
2
WGL
7
MOS
7
LIM
7
ELK
6
VIR
1
LGA
1
PET
4
6th304

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearEntrantClassChassisEngine12345678RankPoints
2018–19 BMW Team MTEK LMGTE Pro BMW M8 GTE BMW S63 4.0 L Turbo V8 SPA LMS
Ret
SIL FUJ SHA SEB
2
SPA LMS 19th23

Complete Formula E results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

YearTeamCar12345678910111213PosPoints
2018–19 BMW i Andretti Motorsport Spark-BMW IFE.18 ADR
18
MRK
4
SAN
7
MEX
14
HKG
Ret
SNY
Ret
ROM
17
PAR
Ret
MCO
13
BER
7
BRN
11
NYC
4
NYC
2
13th57

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References

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Awards
Preceded by
Stefan Wilson
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
2008
Succeeded by
Dean Smith