How Formula E's polarising newcomer Ticktum can prove himself
OPINION: Few figures in racing today divide opinion like Dan Ticktum. The Formula 2 race winner now has the chance to wipe his professional slate clean with his move into Formula E, but it won't be easy at the squad which has brought up the rear for the past three years. Here are the three key criteria he must meet to make a lasting impression on the series.
Dan Ticktum is a polarising figure. While his progression up the single-seater ladder has been based on speed and not money, his temperament has repeatedly created backlash. When some desire motorsport to have more outspoken mavericks, just as many see no place for expletive-filled outbursts on team radio and live-streaming blunders deriding a points-scoring Williams Grand Prix colleague.
For every crime in Ticktum’s career to date, there has been a punishment. He served a two-year ban for wiping out Ricky Collard under the safety car in a 2015 MSA Formula race at Silverstone and was dropped by both Red Bull and Williams F1 development schemes for other matters.
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