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#1 weareracing

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 23:38

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Watch this kid,

Lewis this kid is GOOD!

Formula BMW Europe!!

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#2 rhukkas

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 23:43

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Watch this kid,

Lewis this kid is GOOD!

Formula BMW Europe!!

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nyck de vries

nuff said!

#3 aditya-now

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 00:03

Jack Harvey, the British Fernando Alonso.

Apart from the fact that he can drive, he got character as well! :up:

#4 weareracing

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 00:17

Great Start in 2010, :up:
Come on Jack, do it again at Zandvoort :smoking:
See you in F1 soon :clap:

#5 weareracing

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 15:47

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Pole again for both races (rounds 5 & 6) in Valencia, Jack looks one to watch for the future :up:
Early days in his career but I would be very surprised if someone with his speed and performance did not make it to a higher level, at 17 his future looks good :clap:
It COULD be a very good motorsport weekend for the Brits in Valencia :smoking:
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#6 weareracing

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 16:06

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Excellent result for Jack Harvey, 3rd win of the year in the 1st race at Valencia today, and looking for a repeat from pole position tomorrow :up:
Keep watching this 17 year old, :clap:
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#7 Disgrace

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 20:23

So how are you related to him, then?

#8 weareracing

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 20:44

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I'm NOT :kiss:
I just think that young talent such as his is worthy of a mention :clap:
Just remember the name and keep an eye on his progress, he needs, as every aspiring driver does, exposure when his results are so consistently good :up:
Thanks for posting though :smoking:
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#9 Lewis

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 21:05

nyck de vries

nuff said!


Too bad that most talent in autosport is lost because of the financial needed (rich daddy) influences. These kids are driving so much karts that they will get good even with a small pack of talent. Only time will tell if they are good enough for f1.

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#10 weareracing

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 23:53

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Yes, it is often the case that £,$, replaces talent.
NOT in this case though and we ain't talking RICH KID either.
Jack has the POTENTIAL, that's all, and to date HE HAS DELIVERED :up:
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#11 rhukkas

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 00:49

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Yes, it is often the case that £,$, replaces talent.
NOT in this case though and we ain't talking RICH KID either.
Jack has the POTENTIAL, that's all, and to date HE HAS DELIVERED :up:
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Well if a bunch of rich kids are merely racing another bunch of rich kids, then it's only the most talented rich kid that wins. Jack happens to be good, but he is packing some serious cash too.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 13:36

Well if a bunch of rich kids are merely racing another bunch of rich kids, then it's only the most talented rich kid that wins. Jack happens to be good, but he is packing some serious cash too.

It might be rich kids v rich kids but not many of those rich kids were capable of spending over 100k a year running a cadet kart!


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Posted 27 June 2010 - 15:46

Well if a bunch of rich kids are merely racing another bunch of rich kids, then it's only the most talented rich kid that wins. Jack happens to be good, but he is packing some serious cash too.


Umm you guys do realise that he's getting backing from Racing Steps Foundation right? Which is there for kids who don't have the funding?

#14 arknor

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 15:49

Umm you guys do realise that he's getting backing from Racing Steps Foundation right? Which is there for kids who don't have the funding?

doubt hes exactly poor it still costs over 10k a year to go karting even at the noobie noobie levels

#15 weareracing

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 16:07

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Another win for Jack in Valencia today :up:
And as for rich, the poster above got it spot on Racing Steps Foundation, HELPING a kid with talent develop :clap:
Keep on stringing it together young Jack Harvey, see you in GP2 soon I hope, and let's see what you can do at the next level :up:
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#16 kosmic33

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 16:49

doubt hes exactly poor it still costs over 10k a year to go karting even at the noobie noobie levels

And the harveys were spending a minimum of 250k a year when he was racing kf3/kf2 in europe

#17 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 17:12

How can you spend that much karting? You can do F3 for that money.

#18 arknor

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 17:43

How can you spend that much karting? You can do F3 for that money.

very easily the KF1 Class (SUPER KF) can spend £70k a year just on british championship.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 17:47

Still, that's the same for everyone else he's racing against but he's winning so seems thread-worthy to me..

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#20 kosmic33

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 18:34

How can you spend that much karting? You can do F3 for that money.

In 2002 Michael Ammermuller paid €320,000 to drive for tony kart in the formula super a (5 round, europe based) world championships
The kf engines are a heck of a lot more expensive to run than a FSA rotary valve was.......

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 18:36

In 2002 Michael Ammermuller paid €320,000 to drive for tony kart in the formula super a (5 round, europe based) world championships
The kf engines are a heck of a lot more expensive to run than a FSA rotary valve was.......


money well spent!

#22 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 18:46

In 2002 Michael Ammermuller paid €320,000 to drive for tony kart in the formula super a (5 round, europe based) world championships
The kf engines are a heck of a lot more expensive to run than a FSA rotary valve was.......


I know karting is stupidly expensive, but nothing is that expensive for that few races. The karts simply aren't sophisticated enough. And it can't be all engine costs, 320k for 5 races is more expensive than leasing an Indycar motor!

Guys I knew who raced Formula A in North America back when it was a proper series were on 100k budgets.

#23 arknor

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 19:09

I know karting is stupidly expensive, but nothing is that expensive for that few races. The karts simply aren't sophisticated enough. And it can't be all engine costs, 320k for 5 races is more expensive than leasing an Indycar motor!

Guys I knew who raced Formula A in North America back when it was a proper series were on 100k budgets.

how long ago?

the money will cover travel , living and hotel expenses aswell its not just spent on the karts everything costs money.

no "poor" families do karting they cant afford it because even the basic noobie leagues are out of their price range

#24 weareracing

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 21:07

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Whoa there, can we focus on his ability, results and progress please :smoking:
I doubt ANYONE who has made the grade in the last decade of motorsport has been able to do so WITHOUT MAJOR FINANCIAL BACKING.
Looking forward to rounds 7 & 8 to see if Jack can keep his focus and add to the number of poles, podiums and wins in the 2010 Formula BMW Europe Series :up:
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#25 kosmic33

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 21:18

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Whoa there, can we focus on his ability, results and progress please :smoking:
I doubt ANYONE who has made the grade in the last decade of motorsport has been able to do so WITHOUT MAJOR FINANCIAL BACKING.
Looking forward to rounds 7 & 8 to see if Jack can keep his focus and add to the number of poles, podiums and wins in the 2010 Formula BMW Europe Series :up:
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Hows business over there at Magpie PR anyway? :wave:

#26 weareracing

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 21:28

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Nope, not Magpie PR or any other PR.
Jack comes fom a village called Bessingham in Lincolnshire, about 6 miles from where I live.
Local lad doing good deserves a BIG :up:
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#27 weareracing

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 08:38

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Jack, Good luck at Silverstone.
Be the 1st Brit to stand on the podium this week-end :up:
He starts from 2nd on the grid in today's race, and 3rd on the grid in Sunday's race.
And congratulations to Carlos Sainz jnr for his pole positions, "Rookie" of the year award :smoking:
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#28 Suzy

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 20:34

He drove brilliantly today - the crowd who stayed to watch the final race of the day were very impressed. Nice to see Jack so elated too.

#29 weareracing

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 20:42

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Thanks Suzy for putting this up, like I say I figure he IS a talent to watch for the future :up:
Enjoy your day again tomorrow, another Brit on the podium tomorrow and not just Jack in the formula BMW series :smoking:
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#30 weareracing

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 22:16

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Without wishing to irritate, but a win and a 3rd place at Silverstone leaves Jack leading the Championship on 203 points :up:
Well done once again Jack, keep the momentum going and CLAIM the title :clap:
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 22:31

It's nice to know about promising young drivers. We'll see how far he gets, hopefully he can make it.


P.S that waving smilie is the most irritating thing on this forum

#32 weareracing

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 22:34

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I Know :smoking:
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#33 arknor

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:14

maybe one day he can be a pay driver in f1

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:23

maybe one day he can be a pay driver in f1

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#35 weareracing

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:31

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Maybe he will be PAID to drive, 6 wins out of 8 is pretty good in ANY formula :smoking:
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Posted 04 August 2010 - 18:52

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Maybe he will be PAID to drive, 6 wins out of 8 is pretty good in ANY formula :smoking:
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he had 5 out of 7 when you wrote this haha.

but now he has 6 out of 12 and only 1 time he hasnt been on the podium, the future looks bright *fingers crossed*

#37 Villes Gilleneuve

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 19:02

How can you spend that much karting? You can do F3 for that money.



Eddie Cheever's Dad spent $100K in one year of karting in Europe in the 70s.

Between tires, engine prep, engineers, etc. it adds up quickly.



#38 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 22:25

Jack Harvey, the British Fernando Alonso.

Apart from the fact that he can drive, he got character as well! :up:

apart from the fact that fernando can also drive where is his character?
he doesn't show it too much

#39 Brandz07

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 15:21

So the season starts tomorrow, anywhere we can watch f3 races online?

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 14:49

Big turn in form for Jack Harvey in the last 3 race meetings, 1 race win and 4 points finished.

P5 in the race at the moment.

Good signs! :)

Edited by Brandz07, 17 July 2011 - 14:50.


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 15:06

Big turn in form for Jack Harvey in the last 3 race meetings, 1 race win and 4 points finished.

P5 in the race at the moment.

Good signs! :)


Seems to have struggled with the step up from F-BMW to F3 for the first half of the season but he appears to be getting adjusted now, been making steady progress, hopefully he can continue that form and progression this season then push on and challenge the top end of the points table next year.

Edited by olliek88, 17 July 2011 - 15:07.


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Posted 17 July 2011 - 15:06

Yeah, looks like he's finally getting the hang of this F3 business. Good to see.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 16:57

podium in the final race of the day, even better :)

Next year will be good i hope!

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:52

As far as i know from the conversations i've had he will be relatively lucky to get continued back from RSF for next year. His win don't forget was a reverse grid race.

His talent is not that big and certainly not yet worthy of an F1 test or something similar. He has a MASSIVE way to go.

Not yet in any way impressed at all and yet another driver that makes me wonder if it is all PR and marketing. Why is he a BRDC Superstar for example?

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:53

As far as i know from the conversations i've had he will be relatively lucky to get continued back from RSF for next year. His win don't forget was a reverse grid race.

His talent is not that big and certainly not yet worthy of an F1 test or something similar. He has a MASSIVE way to go.

Not yet in any way impressed at all and yet another driver that makes me wonder if it is all PR and marketing. Why is he a BRDC Superstar for example?


he only just missed out on the formula bmw title last year... people have BRDC superstar status for less than that

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 13:56

f bmw is perceived to be an arrive and drive championship at the lowest entry level. it was not that highly regarded although it did have good media coverage which confused the issue.

The drivers from this series in the last few years are not that great.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 14:22

f bmw is perceived to be an arrive and drive championship at the lowest entry level. it was not that highly regarded although it did have good media coverage which confused the issue.

The drivers from this series in the last few years are not that great.


See that is wrong. The series was highly regarded. It competed with and for a short period, prevailed in terms of attracting the top talent over Formula Renault and Formula Ford.

I think the driving talent as a whole hasn't been that great from the new drivers in the last couple years or so. Formula 3 has been weak since GP3 was introduced last year, and even the GP3 grid (while filled with plenty of talent) isn't that strong either. Felipe Nasr might be dominating British F3, but who is he really competing against?

I think the driver mentioned in the thread title went about picking the wrong series. But while he is a BRDC Rising Star driver he, I guess, doesn't have much of a choice.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 15:10

Felipe Nasr might be dominating British F3, but who is he really competing against?


On paper nobody, but it appears Lucas Foresti seems the closest man to Nasr in terms of outright pace and consistancy. Last two weekends have been very poor though although hes been fairly impressive upto that point. I dare tip him for good things in future.

Nobody else seems complete compared to Felipe. (Or Foresti for that matter.) Jazeman Jaafar is consistant but lacks the ultimate pace, ditto Huertas. Idafar is very rapid but horridly inconsistant. I want to say Magnussen Jr but hes had almost no luck at all this year. :|

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 17:58

On paper nobody, but it appears Lucas Foresti seems the closest man to Nasr in terms of outright pace and consistancy. Last two weekends have been very poor though although hes been fairly impressive upto that point. I dare tip him for good things in future.

Nobody else seems complete compared to Felipe. (Or Foresti for that matter.) Jazeman Jaafar is consistant but lacks the ultimate pace, ditto Huertas. Idafar is very rapid but horridly inconsistant. I want to say Magnussen Jr but hes had almost no luck at all this year. :|


Foresti is only 19, but he'd been moved around so many different series (with little success outside Brazil) that he's not giving us anything to give any many props to his countryman for.

I know only the Carlin guys have competed from Brit F3 in the FIA F3 Trophy, but there are some challengers there, yet Nasr or Harvey (trying to stay on topic) have contested. Not even the Pau Grand Prix. Once the premier F3 even in Europe next to the F3 Masters, it has fallen back and with Jaafar and Huertas finishing in the back at the event, it questions how Nasr would finish to the F3 Euroseries drivers.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 21:09

all fair points, and I'm glad to see that none of you think Harvey is talented in any way shape or form.