Drivers > Ethan Hammerton
Clip Cup Driver
Date of Birth: 25/9/00
Place of Birth: Northallerton, UK
Lives: Northallerton, UK
Height: 1.79 m
Weight: 80 kg
2018: Team HARD GKR Scholarship Winner & WV Cup & Spa Francorchamps 25 Hour Fun Cup Winner & British Touring Car Championship
2017: Renault UK Clio Cup Junior – Vice Champion & Junior Saloon Car Championship – Vice Champion
2016: Junior Saloon Car Championship – (Rookie of the year & 4th Overall)
2015: Rowrah Club Championship & Northern TKM
2014: Rowrah Club Championship
Debut: Outlon Park – JSCC – March 2016
Best Championship: Double Vice Champion 2017 in Renault uk Clio Cup Junior & Junior Saloon Car Championship.
First Win: Silverstone – March 2017
Last Win: Spa Francorchamps – July 2018
Pole positions: 1
Front Row Starts: 18
Fastest Laps: 8
Number of Seasons with Team HARD:
This is my second season with Team HARD. Racing
What made you chose Team HARD?
I have always followed Team HARD and I entered their driver scholarship competition which I won last year to race a fully funded season in the VW Racing Cup. Then Tony Gilham offered me a drive in the BTCC for the final two rounds of the 2018 Championship. We have got a very strong relationship with the team and doing the Renault UK Clio Cup this season which should put me in good stead to get back in the BTCC for a full season with the team in 2020. Team HARD have a huge fan base and this will help raise both mine and my team mate Max Coates’s profile massively.
What are your hopes for the 2019 season?
Win the Renault UK Clio Cup Graduate Championship and get some outright podiums.
How long have you been racing?
3 years in cars and 2 years in Karts.
What made you want to become a racing driver?
Attending BTCC events at a very young age and watching Formula One. I always wanted to become a racing driver.
What other championships have you raced in?
British Touring Car Championship, Volkswagen Cup, VW Fun Cup, Renault UK Clio Cup Junior, Junior Saloon Car Championship, Northern TKM, Rowrah club Championship, Warden Law Club Championship.
What is your favourite track?
Brands Hatch GP is just a fantastic track, I absolutely love it!
What is your favourite car you have driven?
It must be the Team HARD VW CC Touring Car, what a beast!
If you could drive one race car what would it be?
Porsche LMP1 Car would be amazing to drive, they have incredible amounts of grip.