Summarize

Born in Durban, South Africa, Raoul’s motorsport career started fairly late, when he entered the South African Rotax Mini Max category in 2008, at the age of 12. Described as the ‘find of 2008’ he won the Rookie Cup in that year, the National Mini Max Title the following year, various club championships, consecutive victor ludorums, and qualified for the World Finals twice thereafter.

He moved to the United Kingdom in 2011, and won the ‘Rookie of the Year’ title in the British Super 1 National Championship in Rotax Junior Max that year. He finished a very close 3rd in the British Super 1 National Championship in 2012, having been a regular race winner and podium finisher. He represented Team GB at the Rotax Grand Finals in November 2012 in Portimao, Portugal, before making his main track debut in Formula 4 in 2013.

He finished an impressive 7th overall in his first year in cars, and came tantalisingly close to taking the Formula 4 Title in 2014. Whilst his four wins, five 2nd’s, and two 3rd place finishes saw him notch up a series record number of podiums, it was two unfortunate DNF’s that cost him the Formula 4 Championship in 2014.


About Raoul

Born: 12 May 1996

Age: 20

Lives: London, England

Interests: Formula1, Music, London Hillsong Youth, Wildlife Photography


Career highlights

2008 South African National Championship – Mini Max, Rookie of the Year

                Zwartkops Club Champion, Mini Max

                Bridgestone Adrenaline Champion, Mini Max

2009 South African National Champion, Mini Max

                Junior Victor Ludorum, South African Northern Regions

                Zwartkops Club Champion, Mini Max

                Bridgestone Adrenaline Champion, Mini Max

2010 Junior Victor Ludorum, South African Northern Regions

                First driver to be awarded consecutive Victor Ludorums in region

                Rok World Finals - Italy, Bridgestone Cup, 3rd Overall

2011 British Super 1 National Championship – Rotax Junior Max, Rookie

2012 British Super 1 National Championship – Rotax Junior Max, 3rd Overall

                Multiple podiums and race wins

                Qualified for Rotax Grand Final, Portimao Portugal

2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship, Rookie Year – 7th Overall

                Multiple Top 10 Finishes, Four Podiums

                Invited to join Young Racing Driver Academy by Arden International

2014 BRDC Formula 4 Championship – 3rd Overall

                Four Wins, Five 2nds, Two 3rds, Multiple Top 1’s.

                Highest Number of Podiums: 12

                Selected as British Racing Drivers Club ‘Rising Star’

                BRDC Rising Star Award 

                YRDA Nominee 

2015       FIA Formula 3 European Championship 

                Five top-ten finishes, one Rookie Podium

                Frontrunner throughout off-season testing

                Selected as finalist in highly acclaimed Porsche Youth Development Programme

2016 MSA SA Motorsport Development Academy Nominee


Raoul’s Sponsors

R3R Internationale

Solomon Capital Investments

Bethesda Healthcare

Westhampnett House

Otterbourne Grange

The Business of Sport

Young Racing Driver Academy

7 Legal


Contact Person: Trevor Hyman
Contact Email: Trevor Hyman
Website: http://www.raoulhyman.com/