MEET SPIKE

Richard ‘SPIKE’ Goddard

Spike’s obsession with speed began at two years old, when he requested his grandfather’s help to make his little Jeep buggy go faster. From there, the passion grew into an obsession. Spike was 13 years old when, at the Australian Grand Prix, he saw first-hand the spectacle of F1 racing and knew immediately that he wanted to be a racing driver. The sight and sound of the cars screaming down the straight had sealed it. Shortly afterwards, he was racing mates in go karts.

After racing in Australian Formula Ford State Championship in Australia in 2010, Spike moved to the UK to race Formula Fords in 2011. The following year, he won the British Formula 3 International Series National Class with 12 class wins. From there, Spike launched himself into the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. In 2013, Spike entered the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand, racing against an international field of drivers, before returning to Europe and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2014. The culmination of Spike’s career to date was testing with the Sahara Force India F1 team in 2014, with Spike finishing the day in sixth place.

Spike switched from open-wheeler to GT racing in 2015, entering the German Carrera Cup and the Mobil 1 Supercup in a 991 GT3 Cup.

For more details on Spike’s racing journey, click here.

Favourite Racing Tracks

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Silverstone GP (UK) Great corners and history. F3, Formula Ford, Carrera Cup
Nurburgring Nordschleife (GER) Layout and history. Raced in Carrera Cup
Spa (BELGIUM) Fast corners (Eau Rouge, Blanchimont) F3, Formula Ford, Carrera Cup
Pau (FRANCE) Like a miniature Monaco. F3

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DOB: 17 August 1992
Born: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Currently Residing: Sydney, Australia

 

“I got the nickname Spike when I was a few months old from my grandfather because my hair stuck up. Still does, so the name has stuck too.”