Phil Andrews

Phil Andrews

20/12/1968

Starting racing in the early 1980's Birmingham's Phil Andrews quickly made his way up the Motorsports ladder winning many races in Formula Ford. Reaching Formula Three in 1988, Phil decided the more powerful cars of Formula 3000 were the way to go and he made his debut at his home track in Birmingham in 1988 before taking in a full season in the ultra competetive formula the following year. Joining Middlebridge Racing Phil teamed up with future F1 star Mark Blundell and put in some terrific qualifying performances, especially at Brands Hatch where he lined up 9th.Results though did not come his way and for the following year Phil joined the John MacDonald managed Superpower team. Another sensational qualifying performance at Brands saw him line up 4th on the grid but once again bad luck hampered him in the race.At the end of 1990 Phil took in the British F3000 finale at Donington and simply drove away from the opposition that included Alain Menu and series champion and future F1 driver Pedro Chaves. 1991 saw a move to the domestic F3000 championship in England where Phil was a consistent podium visitor and finished 3rd in the championship behind the late Paul Warwick and rapid Swede Fredrick Ekblom. Two more years in F3000 followed, even partnering David Coulthard at Pacific Racing in 1993. Phil also raced at Le Mans and Daytona with the ADA De Tomaso project. 2001 - Entered BTCC Production class. GR Motorsport, Ford Focus, No.95. Did not race. 2000 - British National Saloon Car Championship, GR Motorsport. 7th overall 1999 - No drive. Several trips to C.B.R Racing IRL team in USA. 1998 - Tested for C.B.R. Racing IRL Team at Phoenix International Raceway. 1997 - Dayton 24hrs. Serbring 12hrs. Both in semi-works Ford Mustang. 1996 - BRDC GT championship, TVR, full works Cerbera. 3rd overall. 1995 - Testing contract with DAMS F1 Ford. Competed in non-championship F 3000 South African GP, driving Reynard 92D Cosworth. 1994 - British F2, Apache Racing. 2nd overall. 1993 - British F2, Vortex Racing, Colin Bennett Racing. 1992 - FIA International F3000 Championship, Vortex Racing. Contested one round of FIA World Sports Car Championship, partnering H-H Frentzen. Finished 4th. Tested and promotional work for Jordan GP F1 Team. 1991 - British F3000, Superpower engineering. 1990 - FIA F3000 Championship, Superpower engineering. 1989 - FIA F3000 Championship, Middlebridge Racing. 1988 - British F3 Championship, Middlebridge Racing. 1987 - British F3 Championship, Isis Racing, Madgwick Motorsport. 1986 - Senior FF1600 Championship, Second City Racing. 1985 - Junior FF1600 Championship, Fleetray Racing. 1984 - Junior Ff1600 Championship, Murray Taylor Racing, Fleetray Racing. 1983 - 100cc Karting, 9 wins. Junior British Team Member

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