Bradley James Downton, (born 17 July 1994) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Caterham team.
In November 2011, Downton made his debut behind the wheel of a Formula One car, driving for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes at the young driver test held at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi . He drove for two of the three days with Oliver Turvey driving the third day.
Downton was announced as a Caterham driver shortly before the start of the new season. He impressed on his first outing, qualifying 18th, ahead of seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher and having a solid race to fight with such names as Schumacher, as well as defending Champion Sebastian Vettel . He eventually finished 18th.
Downton qualified a career best fifth place in a wet qualifying session for Malaysia. This was the first time Caterham have made Q3 since joining F1 in 2010. The race wasn't so good as a series of problems left him 13th, being passed by teammate Heikki Kovalainen on the final lap.
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
(races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
† Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
* Season in progress.