Vital Statistics

Oliver Webb - Professional Racing Driver

  • Born: Manchester, UK
  • DOB: 20th March 1991
  • Height: 6ft
  • Weight: 68kg
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Blonde/brown
  • Lives: Knutsford, Cheshire, UK

Favourites

  • People: Ayrton Senna, Sir Stirling Moss
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Music: Varies
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Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Inception, Warrior, Bond Films
  • TV: Discovery Channel, Family Guy, Friends
  • Books: many racing biographies
  • Pastimes: Snow Skiing, Scuba Diving, Football, Cycling, Friends, Current Business Affairs.

Oliver Webb – Biography

Oli started karting aged 9 where he displayed his talent immediately; winning his first novice race. Since those early days he’s been a regular podium finisher, race victor and Championship winner and can now, aged just 25, claim to be 2014 European Le Mans Champion, 2015 Dubai 24 Hour Champion and 2016 Asian Le Mans Champion.
His continued success lead to a step up to the highest level of Endurance racing with the ByKolles race team for whom, in 2016, he drove a stunning LMP1 race car, the P1/01 in the highly acclaimed World Endurance Championship. It was a hard fought season where mechanical reliability proved plenty of challenges, however, Oli still managed to find himself on the podium.

In 2017 he’ll kick the season off with the Dubai 24 Hr race, an event where he’s never failed to finish on the podium, before announcing further plans for the rest of the year.

Off track he’s a highly trained athlete, supercar driver coach, film-maker, triathlete and has a passion for the extreme side of sport.

Racing CV

2002
1st Place in first ever Club kart race

2003
1st place in Minimax Karting Championship

2004
2nd place in Juniormax Championship, 1st place in Minimax Championship,1st place In Minimax Winter series Championship, 2nd place in Juniormax Winter series Championship

2005
2nd place in T.cars Winter series Championship

2006
Many T Car victories and 11 podiums , Record number of fastest laps, Formula BMW Testing, Winner of the Formula BMW Scholarship in Valencia

2007
1st Place in Formula BMW Scholarship Student of the Year

2008
2nd in the Spanish Formula Renault Winter Series

2009
3rd place in the UK Formula Renault Championship with 2wins,10 podiums and 2 lap records,  Awarded a place on the BRDC ‘Rising Stars’ programme, Awarded membership of the BRDC, Commenced British Formula 3 Test Programme with, Fortec Motorsport

2010
British Formula 3 International Series with Fortec Motorsport 3rd in Championship, 3 wins, 14podiums, 4 poles, 4 fastest laps, Awarded a place on the MSA Elite Programme, Awarded a place on the BRDC ‘Superstars’ programme

2011
Worldseries by Renault with Pons, 3rd in Rookie Championship with podiums

2012
Indy Lights with Sam Schmidt motorsports, teams 50th ever Pole at Detroit GP with Indycar Series and podium. Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb, Cholmondeley Pageant and Power Hill Climb

2013
Worldseries by Renault 3.5 with Fortec, 2nd in Teams Championship . Spa 24 Hrs with Mercedes AMG SLS GT3, British GT at Rockingham with Mercedes SLS GT3, Mercedes FIA GT3 Blancpain GT Finale at Baku, Azerbaijan SLS GT with Mercedes AMG GT3, LMP2 Testing, Gulf 12 Hrs of Abu Dhabi with McLaren, Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb, Cholmondeley Pageant and Power Hill Climb

2014
1st European Le Mans Series Champions with wins, 2nd in class in Dubai 24 hours with Lamborghini, 3rd at Le Mans 24 Hours in LMP2, 8th overall at Daytona 24 hours in LMP2 with Oak Racing, Worldseries by Renault feeder series to F1 at Monaco, Factory Driver for 2014, Goodwood Festival of Speed and Cholmondeley Pageant and Power Hill Climb

2015
Dubai 24 hour overall and class Champions with Mercedes Black Falson SLS. Record number of laps completed. World Endurance Championship with Sard Morand team Franck Muller Racing with podiums in first round competed at Spa Francorchamps, Silverstone Classic/Historic racing and Goodwood Festival of Speed

2016
Dubai 24 hour 2nd place overall and car of the race after a fire in practice led to starting 100th and last and finish 2nd in older machinery. Asian Le Mans Series Team Champions, LMP1 FIA WEC driver for ByKolles, Pure McLaren Driving