Richard "SPIKE" Goddard Career


I was born on 17 August 1992.


I got the nickname Spike when I was a few months old from my grandfather because my hair stuck up. Still does.


I always knew that I liked speed as when I was two years old we had a little red Jeep and I told my grandfather to make it go faster.


I grew up in Sydney, Australia and am the youngest of three boys (poor mum). In 2011 I moved to the UK to compete in the British Formula Ford Championship.


When did I know that I wanted to be a racing driver?


In March 2006, at the age of 13, I went with my dad to the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. The first morning we went for a pit walk and into the Ferrari garage. The first time I heard those F1 cars ‘scream’ and ‘fly’ down the straight I immediately knew that I wanted to be a racing driver. Soon afterwards my dad bought two go karts and I started racing against my brother and my best friend.


Racing career


2010 – Australian Formula Ford State Championships –

NSW and Victoria

Team –  Anglo Australian Motorsport

NSW – 2nd overall

Victoria – 2nd overall


2011 – British National and Euro-Cup Formula Ford Championships  

Team - Jamun Racing

British – 10th overall

Euro-Cup – 10th overall


2012 – British Formula 3 International series National Class  

Team - T-Sport

National Class - Champion (12 class wins)


2013 – FIA Formula 3 European Championship  

Team - ThreeBond by T-Sport


Favourite racing tracks


UK                 Silverstone GP       great corners and history

Germany      Nurburgring            layout and history

Belgium        Spa                        fast corners (Eau Rouge, Blanchimont)

France          Pau



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Spike Goddard racing in Formula Ford for Jamun
Richard Spike Goddard in a Formula Ford
Spike Goddard Formula 3 racing driver raced in Formula Ford
Jamun signed Spike Goddard
Formula 3 National Series logo
Spike Goddard on the podium at the 2011 Formula Ford festival at Brands Hatch
Spike Goddard and Scott Malvern, Formula Ford Festival, Brands Hatch 2011
Formula three website news - Spike goddard joins T-Sport for 2012