It’s #FormulaDriveSmart – the video! Watch the UK’s best young racing talent become road car stars too

Posted on 09/01/19 |

This new year begins with 15 new young advanced drivers on the roads – and IAM RoadSmart has produced a video showing their path to getting what is regarded as one of the best post-test driving achievements you can buy.

IAM RoadSmart, the UK’s biggest independent road safety charity, teamed up with the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) to put the club’s Rising Stars and SuperStars through a two-day version of the full advanced driving course and test which is available at £149 to any driver with a full licence in the UK.

#FormulaDriveSmart was hosted at the home of British motor racing, Silverstone.  

Those stars, who are all age between 18 and 24, included Volkswagen British Touring Car star Bobby Thompson, 2018 MINI JCW Champion Ant Whorton-Eales, 2018 Renault UK Clio Cup runner-up James Dorlin and 2018 GP3 Asia Champion Raoul Hyman.

Mike Quinton, IAM RoadSmart Chief Executive Officer, said: “These are some of the best up-and-coming young racing drivers in the UK, snapping at Lewis Hamilton’s heels to prove themselves the best of the best.

“But for all those track skills, we wanted to see if they could turn those skills into real-life safer driving skills on the roads.”

After the intensive training, all the 15 drivers took their advanced test in full test conditions – and all of them passed with flying colours.

Mike added: “We at IAM RoadSmart are passionate about improving the skills of young drivers as they head out onto the roads for the first time. Young men in their teens and early 20s are still the most likely to be involved in a serious or fatal car crash – more likely than any other age of motorist.

“These top young racers took part in #FormulaDriveSmart so enthusiastically, clearly showing that not only is advanced driving fun, it’s very relevant to young drivers.  It equips them with the skills to spot a road safety issue well in advance of it happening, and could save their own life or that of another road user one day.”

IAM RoadSmart believes that road safety education should be a part of the National Curriculum, and Graduated Driving Licences should operate across the UK for all drivers under 24. We are awaiting trials to potentially start in Northern Ireland later this year.

To watch the video click here:

The drivers who took part in #FormulaDriveSmart were:


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Jordan Albert

British GT Championship/McLaren GT Junior driver

Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Max Coates

Dubai 24 Hours/Renault Clio Cup

Richmond, N Yorkshire

James Dorlin

UK Renault Clio Cup

Barnsley, S Yorkshire

Sennan Fielding

British GT Championship/China GT Championship

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Raoul Hyman

FIA Formula 3 Asian Championship

Ealing, London

Stuart Middleton

Daytona 24 Hours/GT4 Championship

Ashington, Northumberland

Jack Mitchell

British GT Championship/China GT Championship

West Kingsdown, Kent

Sandy Mitchell

Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

Forfar, Angus

Seb Morris

Blancpain GT Series Cup/Int’l GT Open

Porthmadog, Gwynedd

Alex Reed

British GT Series

Horsham, W Yorkshire

Toby Sowery

Int’l GT Open/F4 Italian Ch’ship/Pro Mazda Series

Melbourn, Northamptonshire

Jordan Stilp

British GT4 Ch’ship/Renault Clio Cup

Potterspury, Northamptonshire

Bobby Thompson

British Touring Car Championship

Horchurch, Essex

William Tregurtha

Bathurst 12 Hours/GT4 European Championship

Milton Keynes, Bucks

Ant Whorton-Eales

MINI Challenge

Lichfield, Staffordshire


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IAM RoadSmart has a mission to make better drivers and riders in order to improve road safety, inspire confidence and make driving and riding enjoyable. It does this through a range of courses for all road users, from online assessments through to the advanced driving and riding tests. IAM RoadSmart is the trading name of all businesses operated by the UK’s largest road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and was formed in April 2016 combining the IAM, IAM Drive & Survive, PDS and IAM Driver Retraining Academy. The organisation has 92,000 members and campaigns on road safety on their behalf. At any one time there are over 7,000 drivers and riders actively engaged with IAM RoadSmart’s courses, from members of the public to company drivers, while our Driver Retraining Academy has helped 2,500 drivers to shorten their bans through education and support programmes.

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