David Abbott

Date of Birth: July 1957
Current Hometown: Christchurch
Year/Class First Raced: About 1980, Formula Vees
First Raced F5000: 2002, after a 20 year break from racing
Best Result F5000: 2nd, Manfield, Nov 2004
Favourite Circuit: Brands Hatch, Silverstone, then Pukekohe (as it's the fastest)
Most Memorable Moment: Scoring a second place to Dennis Coles in my first ever WET F-Vee race at Pukekohe in 1981
Racing Career: Ended up 7th in the championship in my first year of racing the Vee in 1980. Next year (1981) didn't complete the second year of racing due work and marriage commitments. 20 year break. Sixth season of F5000 racing in New Zealand and Australia, in the Tasman Revival series, and the UK. Over 80 races in F5000's and still going.  
Major Sponsors: Anna, my wife and the children, George and Sophie plus NZ Express, Dold Industries, MSC Shipping, Pacifica, Toll, Smith and Davies and Bonney Transport  
Objectives This Season: To race safe and fast and have fun and hopefully let people enjoy the sight and sound of the magnificent F5000 cars  
Current Car: Lola T430 (HU #2)