Ben Barnicoat Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ben Barnicoat Quick Info
Height5 ft 10.5 in
Weight64 kg
Date of BirthDecember 20, 1996
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Eye ColorDark Brown

Ben Barnicoat is a British racing driver, best known for as the factory driver for McLaren starting in 2017. He is also known as the winner of the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Championship driving for Fortec Motorsport.

Born Name

Ben Barnicoat

Nick Name


Ben Barnicoat in an Instagram post as seen in February 2020
Ben Barnicoat in an Instagram post as seen in February 2020 (Ben Barnicoat / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom





He attended The Bolsover School in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom as the Class of 2013.


Racing Driver


  • Father – Paul Barnicoat (Manager of the PF International Karting Circuit)
  • Siblings – Lucy Barnicoat (Sister)
  • Others – Jordan “Jord” Falding (Maternal Half-Brother), Courtney Witts (Sister-in-Law). He also has an uncle.

Car Number

  • 5 – McLaren
  • 24 – HitechGP
  • 27 – Ogden Motorsport
  • 33 – Fortec Motorsports
  • 45 – Thunderhead Carlin
  • 47 – Teo Martin Motorsport
  • 58 – Strakka Racing
  • 60 – Garage 59, McLaren
  • 72 – Track-Club, Balfe Motorsport
  • 76 – Compass Racing
  • 99 – 2 Seas Motorsport
  • 279 – Mick Barrett Racing




5 ft 10.5 in or 179 cm


64 kg or 141 lbs

Ben Barnicoat as seen in March 2020
Ben Barnicoat as seen in March 2020 (Ben Barnicoat / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ben Barnicoat has dated –

  1. Perrie Mason (2012) – Rumor
  2. Tallia Storm (2016) – He was rumored to be dating a British singer, songwriter, and social media star, Tallia Storm, in 2016.
  3. Jessica Lowther (2018)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Ben Barnicoat in an Instagram post in January 2020
Ben Barnicoat in an Instagram post in January 2020 (Ben Barnicoat / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • Dimpled smile
  • Droopy eyelids

Brand Endorsements

Ben Barnicoat has endorsed brands such as –

  • Pure Sims
  • Wentvalley Aggregates & Recycling
  • Richard Mille
  • Arai Helmets

He is an ambassador for the Sean Edwards Foundation. He also ran a half-marathon on April 18, 2020, alongside Sam Bird and many other BRDC Silverstone racers and raised funds for NHS England.



Ben Barnicoat Favorite Things

  • DJMartin Garrix
  • Movie – Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
  • Racing DriversAyrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen, John Surtees
  • Video Game – Dirt 3
  • TV Series – South Park
  • Vacation Spots In 2020 – Port Lincoln, South Australia & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Source –, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram

Ben Barnicoat as seen in April 2020
Ben Barnicoat as seen in April 2020 (Ben Barnicoat / Instagram)

Ben Barnicoat Facts

  1. He started karting at the age of 9, at the Cadet level. He moved to Junior Karting in 2009 and to Senior Karting in 2012.
  2. Ben was very passionate about kayaking in 2012.
  3. A 4-time Formula One World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, signed one of his winning trophies in 2012.
  4. Ben was a member of the McLaren Young Driver Development program between 2010 and 2015.
  5. He started flying at the age of 15 and estimated he made between 65 and 70 flights a year starting at the age of 18. In his estimation, he has flown 1 million air miles between the ages of 15 and 23.
  6. His dad is his biggest fan.
  7. Ben made his debut in single-seaters in 2013. This was made possible by the Racing Steps Foundation, an organization that financed his career endeavors.
  8. His teammate driving for Fortec Motorsports at the 2015 British Racing Drivers’ Club Formula 4 Championship was Faisal Al Zubair.
  9. Ben won Kart Masters GP Trophy in 2015 in lame X30 class and the Senior Rotax. This made him the 1st racing driver to win 2 Kart Masters Championships in a single day.
  10. In January 2017, Ben discovered his name was among the top 3 list of “Notable people to come from Chesterfield” list based on the town’s Wikipedia article.
  11. When he’s not racing, Ben is either mountain biking or running to stay in shape.
  12. He became a member of the McLaren GT Driver Academy, in 2017.
  13. During the lockdown due to coronavirus in 2020, Ben discovered grass cutting is an activity he’s best at after racing.
  14. Ben used to be represented by All Road Management. The agency that also represents Marcus Armstrong, Jose Maria Lopez, Felipe Massa, Charles Leclerc, Gabriele Mini, James Calado, Caio Collet, and Daniil Kvyat.

Featured Image by Ben Barnicoat / Instagram

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