Ticktum joins Winter Asian F3 Series in a bid for Super License points

Published on 08 Jan 2019 16:23

In a bid to secure enough points for a Formula 1 Super Licence, Daniel Ticktum will take part in the Formula 3 Asian Winter Championship. Ticktum contested the European Formula 3 championship in 2018, but lost out on the title to Mick Schumacher.

The Briton didn't secure enough points to be promoted to Formula 1 by Red Bull, amid rumours that winning the championship would pave the way to a Toro Rosso switch. The top five finishers in the F3 Asian championship receive Super License points, with the winner gaining ten.

Winning the championship would give Ticktum the points he needs for an F1 seat. The second instalment of the series kicks off this month and concludes in February, with nine races in between. 

"I’m really looking forward to taking part in something I haven’t driven, at a lot of new circuits,” said Ticktum. “The main reason is to get my hands on some Super Licence points. I will however benefit from extra track time over the winter at two prestigious circuits, so overall I am really looking forward to getting started.”

Toro Rosso opted to bring back Danil Kvyat for the 2019 season and pair him up with Alexander Albon, who contended for the Formula 2 title in 2019. Ticktum will also compete in Super Formula this year, which also offers Super License points.

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Lest we forget . . . Ticktum, after a first-lap collision with Collard had dropped him to the back of the field, passed 13 yellow flags, four double-yellow flags, two white flags and 15 safety-car boards to catch back up to his rival during the safety-car period.Ticktum overtook 10 competitors under safety car conditions to catch and crash into MSA Formula championship rival Ricky Collard.
SE calle.itw 08 Jan 2019 22:230
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Probably why this is worthy of an article, methinks. Stuff like that should honestly never be forgotten.
GB LightIsRight 09 Jan 2019 06:310
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So? How many years ago? Big whoop. He made a great come back.

Have you never made a mistake?
SE calle.itw 09 Jan 2019 08:29+2
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I wouldnt say ignoring flags and intentionally colliding with another racer, as in intentionally engaging in a potentially dangerous scenario, is a mistake. Would you?
GB LightIsRight 09 Jan 2019 08:440
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Vettel banging into Hamilton ring a bell? Schumacher and Villeneuve? Don't see you harking on about them still? So get over it.
SE calle.itw 09 Jan 2019 11:08+2
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There is a difference between racing incidents and someone catching up to someone and just ramming into them innit?
GB LightIsRight 09 Jan 2019 11:170
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So you going to call the incident where Vettel droce up next to and then hit Hamilton under the safety car a racing incident? Interesting double standards you have....
GB LightIsRight 09 Jan 2019 11:190
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Drove not droce.

Anyway Schumacher took out and tried to take out several drivers through his career. He is not persecuted for it.
SE calle.itw 09 Jan 2019 11:52+2
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Gee, thanks.

The difference is intent. I dont think Vettel or Hammy have ever intentionally driven into each others, and the closest to this, Ros vs Hammy in Spain, dont compare since it was just that neither of them wanted to budge. They didnt ram into each other. And Maldonado caused incidents through pure incompetence. Ticktum caused a pretty tough incident very intentionally. That, is what I think should be remembered, 's all, and there is nothing double about that.
US ajpennypacker 10 Jan 2019 22:060
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I think comeback stories are great, and Ticktum paid the price of his abject stupidity. He got a pretty severe penalty and he served it. I'm ok with his checkered past as long as he learned his lesson. So far he has done great and it would be a great story if he earns by merit a seat in F1. However, I was tremendously annoyed by his comments about Mick Schumacher's rally to the title. He came across as pathetic and petty. But besides that Ticktum has been great. I wouldn't hold his past against him.

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