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Flag of England.png Ollie Woods
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Nationality Flag of England.png English
Year Joined 2004
First Race
Series Entered
Current Team(s) Woods Racing, Velocity Racing


Supercup Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2010
Associated Teams Woods Racing
Races 1
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Race 2010 Supercup Chinese Grand Prix


Formula Challenge Career (up to August 2013)
Debut Year 2012
Associated Teams Woods Racing, Velocity Racing
Races 16
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 0
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 0
First Race 2012 Challenge Dutch Grand Prix


Masters Series Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2009
Associated Teams Woods Racing, RB Racing
Races 0
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Race


World Sport Series Career (up to December 2012)
Debut Year 2012
Associated Teams FA Racing
Races 1
Championships 0
Race Wins 0
Podium Finishes 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First Race 2011 Spanish Sport Series



Ollie Woods is a English sim-racer who is the owner and manager of Woods Racing in the GPVWC Superleague. He also drives for Velocity Racing in Formula Challenge and is a co-commentator on Superleague broadcasts.

Contents

Early Sim-Racing Career

Ollie was born in 1989. He quickly got into motorsport thanks to his father, Graham, who was a champion in Mini Cooper S racing until he broke his back in an accident at Brands Hatch. His first simracing experience was GP Circuit on MS-DOS before moving to Grand Prix 2 in 1995/6. It wasn't until 2002, for his thirteenth birthday, that Woods moved onto Grand Prix 3 (and 2000 season when it decided to install properly) and, after a chance search on the internet at school, found the GPTC and GPVWC and moved into online simracing. He originally joined GPTC as a team manager and GPVWC as a (bad) carpainter, as well as taking part in races as a driver and a manager at GPChampionship. GPChampionship remains the only place where Woods has ever scored points as a driver (not including Novice Cup points in the Masters Series).

Superleague

2004

Woods entered the Superleague in 2004 with his team Woods Racing aged just 13. The team had a rocky start to their Superleague career, with retirements and no-shows regularly occurring. The team scored their first points at the Monaco Grand Prix with a surprise fourth place for Chris Goodley. Their next points came courtesy of Philip Williams, who came in to cover Vincent Keersmaekers, his teammate from another league (who incidentally no-showed every race that he was scheduled to drive for Woods). Williams took the team's first ever victories at the British and German Grands Prix to uproar from the rest of the community. After more no-shows from the team's drivers the team finished seventh in the championship but were dropped from the league for 2005.

2005

The team were reinstated midway through the season as MMC went bankrupt and pulled out of the Superleague. The team originally linked up with Vod:Bul - making use of the team's extensive driver roster in exchange for VB at the end of the team's name - but this was scrapped when it was obvious that such drivers were not forthcoming. Philip Cullen and William Ponissi drove the hugely underdeveloped car - famously called a "shitbox on wheels" by Cullen - for the team's return at the Italian Grand Prix and Mark Wicks joined Cullen from Brazil onwards. The team unsurprisingly scored no points.

2006

The team finally found some stability as Mark Fuller joined Mark Wicks to make the "Mark and Mark" lineup that would continue for the next three seasons. Points were not forthcoming, despite both drivers knocking on the door several times - the only scoring opportunity came for Wicks at the San Marino Grand Prix. The team finished on one point, last of the teams to compete in the whole season.

2007

Mark and Mark continued into the new season and were aided by Peter van Oostende as reserve driver. The team continued to use Cosworth engines. The team fared a lot better than in the 2006 season, scoring two podiums - a third place each for the Marks - and the number of retirements was much lower than previous seasons. The team finished eighth overall.

2008

While Mark and Mark continued with the "old" league, Woods struggled to field drivers for the complete GPVWC season and as such missed the final races of the year. Mark Wicks lit up the league, taking four wins on the way to finishing runner up in the championship. Martijn Vosselman partnered Wicks and scored points mixed with retirements. The team finished third overall.

2009

The team's first foray into online racing saw a merry-go-round of drivers. Mark Wicks once again stayed constant but he was partnered by a succession of drivers. Juha Tanskanen was due to start the season but was absent in Melbourne, leaving Dave Carr-Smith to step in at short notice, getting on the podium in his Woods debut. Carr-Smith would replace Juha Tanskanen, sensationally winning the British Grand Prix, but then quit to form CSG Racing. Dan Rusu took over but was plagued by retirements, only managing eleventh in the final race of the season. Despite this the team finished as runners up.

2010

Irish driver and league veteran Kieran Ryan joined the team for the 2010 season, with Mark Wicks returning once again. The team enjoyed great success, only missing out on points when the cars didn't finish. The team took podium finishes throughout the year and Kieran Ryan won the Bahrain Grand Prix. The team again finished runners up with Wicks and Ryan finishing second and third respectively - the team were cruelly denied a chance at the Constructors Championship by the sheer dominance of Nordsjoen's Janne Tanskanen.

2011

After the success in 2010 the team saw Wicks and Ryan return for another season. This season was much tougher with a big influx of new talent and the team failed to make the podium. They finished fifth overall. The team were rocked by news that Wicks was leaving the team after six seasons to form his own team.

2012

Young upstart Tom Parker joined Ryan to complete the racing lineup, assisted by Boyd Bryson as test driver and Dan Rusu who was fired for going AWOL. The season was in some ways a disaster, with retirements coming with alarming regularity. Parker took three sixth place finishes to finish in the tenth overall but Ryan struggled and could only score six points, finishing nineteenth overall. Woods finished ninth overall, their worst finish since 2006. The team parted ways with Ryan and Bryson at the end of the season who both went to join long term collaborator Andy Graydon at Phoenix F1.

2013

Attempts to attract a superstar name to the team failed and the team hired Teemu Toikka alongside Parker, with Ben Warren as test driver in a bid to build a strong team of friends. They also began to manufacture Trinity engines. Parker left after two races for personal reasons and the team sensationally bought Mark Wicks, now a Supercup driver, back into the fold as an emergency driver. Once his emergency period was over he was released back to SrS in the Supercup. Adam Rouse, a Woods target for so long, joined the team. While results haven't been akin to the "glory days" of 2009/10 the team is on the up and currently sits seventh in the championship.

Ollie also made his Superleague bow after ten seasons, taking part in a test and a practice session for Kernow Sport and surprisingly not finishing last.

Supercup

2010

Ollie made his Supercup debut at the Chinese Grand Prix in 2010 driving for his own team. He retired from the race shortly after half distance after repeatedly crashing.

Formula Challenge

2012

Ollie made his Formula Challenge debut in Assen in 2012 Formula Challenge season driving for his own team. He would retire from both races held at the Dutch circuit due to mistakes and contact from other drivers.

2013

Ollie decided to attempt as much of a season as work commitments would allow, driving for Velocity Racing as part of the Woods stable. A race finish was the first goal and he achieved this in Malaysia despite tricky wet conditions. His best finishes were in Turkey, finishing nineteenth in the first race and twentieth in the second race - he started the second race from pole but spun on the line and then was caught up in a melee while in the points. He has had bad luck in the second races, retiring from four of these due to accidents. He is yet to score a point but the improvement over previous seasons has been obvious.

Masters Series

2009

The less said about 2009 the better. Ollie was unable to handle the cars without traction control and spun off regularly, retiring in all the races he took part in.

2011

After a year away Ollie brought Woods Racing back into the Masters, alongside Mark Wicks and Phil Perkins. Ollie struggled with a lack of a racing wheel, finishing in the low thirties for the races he competed in. Perkins and Wicks fared a little better and the team finished ninth overall.

2012

Woods Racing returned with Tom Parker, Mark Wicks, Mark Fuller and Wopke Hoekstra driving for the team. They finished equal seventh with counterparts RB Racing, comprising of Kieran Ryan, Boyd Bryson and Ollie. Ollie took points in the Novice Cup for the first time but still only had a highest finish of seventeenth overall.

World Sport Series

2012

Ollie made his World Sport Series debut in Barcelona in 2012 World Sport Series season driving for FA Racing. He retired from the event after pitting to let his (angry) fiancee into their flat, in what must be one of the most bizarre retirements recorded. He did, however, manage to overtake Mark Wicks.

Racing Career Results

Supercup

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
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Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Formula Challenge

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Chassis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 WDC Points
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Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

World Sport Series

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 WDC Points
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Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

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