Dean Stoneman
Dean  Stoneman
Andretti Autosport
Dean Stoneman
rank
05
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Jul 24, 1990
27 United Kingdom
Hometown
Croydon, England
Residence
Southampton, England

Like many drivers, Stoneman began his career in karting. He made his first steps in single-seaters in 2006 when he competed in selected rounds of the Formula Renault BARC. He raced in the series full-time in 2007, finishing as runner-up to Hywel Lloyd. He also finished sixth in the Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Series.

Stoneman moved to the main Formula Renault 2.0 UK championship in 2008 and took three wins on his way to fourth in the standings. He was also nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. Stoneman finished fourth again in the standings in 2009, this time with just one race win.

Stoneman won the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2010, securing a test drive with the Williams F1 team at the end of the season. On the first day of the young drivers test in Abu Dhabi he set the fifth fastest time, just under two seconds slower than pacesetter Daniel Ricciardo.

In 2011 Stoneman had been planning to progress to the Formula Renault 3.5 series, joining fellow young driver tester Ricciardo at ISR Racing, but he was forced to skip the season after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Stoneman spent 2012 competing in powerboat racing (his father, Colin, was a previous champion) as he regained fitness, winning the P1 SuperStock UK powerboat title in 2012. He returned to car racing in the 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain season after recovering from his illness, winning both races on his debut weekend along with pole position in qualifying. Later in the season, Stoneman had accumulated too many points on his licence and was given a two race ban, which he served at the Rockingham race weekend. Stoneman returned to single-seater racing in late 2013 driving for Koiranen GP in the last two races of the 2013 GP3 Series season. Stoneman signed with Marussia Manor Racing for 2014 GP3 season. Stoneman drove for Manor in the first seven race weekends. Following Manor's folding four races before season's ending, Stoneman switched to Koiranen GP replacing Carmen Jordá. Stoneman finished second in the drivers championship.

In 2015, Stoneman moved to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with DAMS having picked up the backing of the Red Bull Junior Team.

In 2016, he shifted his attention to North America, joining Andretti Autosport's Indy Lights program.

Hobbies: Boating, cycling, flying, racing, spending time with my children

Racing Goal: Win

Fitness: It varies between strength and conditioning, endurance cycling and running.

Interesting Note: I am one in few drivers to win a championship on land and sea (auto racing and powerboat racing).

Snapshot: In my spare time I like designing and building powerboats. I enjoy nurturing my young sons in karting.

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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2016 Indy Lights 18 2 0 10 15 64 16

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

The company boasts four Verizon IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005, 2007 and 2014.

Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

Team Website andrettiautosport.com

Dean's Road to Indy

  • 2015
    • Finished sixth as a Red Bull Jr. driver in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with four podium finishes, highlighted by seconds at the Monaco Grand Prix and the Red Bull Ring in Austria
    • Contested final three rounds of the FIA GP2 Series, scoring a point on his debut with a ninth-place finish at the Sochi Autodrom in Russia
  • 2014
    • Finished second in the FIA GP3 Series, claiming five race wins and one additional podium finish
  • 2013
    • Finished fifth in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Series in his first attempt at sports car racing, despite missing one race weekend, scoring five wins, 10 podium finishes and two poles
    • Returned to open-wheel racing for the final weekend of the FIA GP3 Series, finishing second at Abu Dhabi
  • 2012
    • Returned to competition in spectacular style by dominating the P1 SuperStock Powerboat Championship
  • 2011
    • Cancer Survivor - Took a year off for the battle.
  • 2010
    • Won the FIA Formula 2 Championship as a rookie with six race wins and seven additional podium finishes
    • Awarded F1 test with Williams, in which he posted the fifth fastest time during the F1 Young Driver test at Abu Dhabi
  • 2009
    • Finished fourth in the Formula Renault UK 2.0 Championship with one race win and seven additional podium finishes
  • 2008
    • Finished fourth in the Formula Renault UK 2.0 Championship with three wins, eight additional podium finishes and three poles
    • Finished third in the Formula Renault UK 2.0 Winter Cup
  • 2007
    • Finished second in the Formula Renault BARC Championship with three wins, eight additional podium finishes and three poles
  • 2006
    • Graduated into car racing after a successful karting career with a partial season in the Formula Renault BARC Championship