1978 – He was born this year in Sheffield, England.
1987 – He began racing karts this year.
1998 – He was a finalist in the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award.
2001 – He was the winner of this year’s Formula 3000 championship.
2002 – His height proved a liability, and prevented him from securing a Formula 1 ride for this year.
2003 – He struggled to raise the money needed to get a Formula One seat with the Minardi team in this year, so his management team came up with the idea of selling "shares" in him to the public to raise the £1.2 million needed.
2004 – At the beginning of this year, he joined the Champ Car World Series with Mi-Jack Conquest Racing. He qualified as high as 2nd in his rookie season and finished the year 11th place in points.
2006 – He also took part in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona event for the first time in his career, racing for the Michael Shank Racing team in a Lexus powered Riley & Scott Daytona Prototype chassis.