Alex Crosbie

Car Number: 41
Country: New Zealand
Age: 16
Team: Giles Motorsport



Hot on the heels of 2019 champion Liam Lawson’s impressive debut run in Formula One, Crosbie is aiming to be the next Kiwi name on the big stage and he’s bringing an impressive racing CV to his first campaign in the New Zealand-based international FIA series.

In an eye-catching 2023 season racing in Formula Ford, the 16-year-old Southland Boys High School student took seven wins in the NAPA Autoparts New Zealand Formula Ford Championship on his way to the title, and five more wins on his way to second overall in the Yokohama South Island Formula Ford Championship.

Crosbie already has mileage in the Castrol Toyota FR Oceania Championship’s Toyota FT-60 car under his belt with two full test days at Hampton Downs as part of his prioze for winning the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship twice and will race an earlier series FT-50 car in the domestic Formula Open championship as part of his preparation ahead of the season’s first round in January.

The championship, which will include Alex racing in the first New Zealand Grand Prix to be held at Highlands Motorsport Park and the South Island’s first since 2007, will still be a step up for the youngster but one he is relishing.

“It’s going to be tough but I’m happy I’ll get time in the earlier car and race miles at the North Island circuits we will race on when CTFROC begins,” he said. “Mum and dad will be running that car too, so it’ll be fun as well as being valuable. Alastair Wootten at Formula Fit oversees my training programme now, so hopefully we’re doing everything we can to be competitive.

“It’s a great time to be a Kiwi in motorsport and I know there will be plenty of interest in CTFROC 2024. I’d love to win and that would be the objective, but I know it’s going to be super competitive and a top five or top three overall would also be an awesome outcome.”