Oliver Turvey enjoyed a successful junior single-seater career with backing from the Racing Steps Foundation. In 2006, he won the prestigious McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award, which led to him making his Formula 1 test debut for the British team in 2009. He remains part of McLaren’s testing roster to this day.
In 2008, Turvey was runner-up to Jaime Alguersuari in British F3, which led to a season of Formula Renault 3.5, during which he won at Monaco. He was a winner in GP2 Asia but never repeated that in the main series and in2012 he moved into GT racing with McLaren. He currently races in Super GT and sportscars in the LMP2 class and was the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours class winner for Jota.
Turvey entered the sport at the final round of the championship in London. The British driver impressed immediately and was able to compete with Nelson Piquet Jr, who became world champion on that weekend.
Turvey will be looking to replicate the form he showed in London throughout the course of the season.