Chris van der Drift

Car Number: 31
Country: New Zealand
Age: 34

With multiple international championship wins to his name, single seater and GT specialist Chris van der Drift will line up for the 66th running of the New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs in January as a potential winner.

Van der Drift has an impressive international racing resume with three European championships to his name - in Formula BMW, Formula Renault 2.0 and International Formula Masters as well as race starts in categories such as A1GP, Superleague Formula and World Series by Renault. Add to that he is also a three-time Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion and won the most recent Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championship.

Slated as one of the race favourites, the 34-year-old now resides in Hamilton having forged most of his racing career overseas. He has done limited racing in his home country, but is eager to add a New Zealand Grand Prix title to his resumé.