Last year Pickfords teamed up with British racing driver Dean Stoneman to compete in the Powerboat P1 Championship. Dean dominated the season and won the title at a canter – a feat made all the more impressive given that he was taking his first steps back into competitive motorsport after receiving the news that he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer at the end of 2010. Dean had impressed in Formula Two during that season, securing a test with the Williams F1 Team and impressing during his drive in Abu Dhabi, and seemed set for further success when he received the devastating news.
After two years out of competitive motorsport Dean came back in 2013, competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series, winning five of 18 races to finish fifth in the championship. He has now announced that he is returning to single-seater racing, competing in the GP3 series that runs alongside sections of the Formula One season. Dean will be on track during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend on 1-3 November and all of us at Pickfords would like to congratulate him on this superb achievement!