Apr 15, 2010

Wickens is new Status symbol

My latest column for the Globe and Mail...

Arguably Canada's best shot at having another driver in Formula One, Robert Wickens will be racing this year thanks to a countryman with long roots in motor racing.

He's Vancouver businessman Teddy Yip Jr., majority owner of the Status Grand Prix team that signed Wickens to race in the GP3 series late last month. Although relatively new to the racing business, Yip's motorsports roots run all the way back to F1 in the 1970s when his father, Theodore, owned a team.

“Naturally, being immersed in the motor racing environment from such an early age developed my love of the sport, and I've always maintained a keen interest,” he said.

More at: Globe Drive

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