Nick Edginton of Edginton Racing invited Lee to shake down and test a F3000 Reynard 89D which he has restored to its former glory. This was a unique opportunity for Lee to drive one of the last great manual gearbox single-seater race cars. On a very busy Donington test day Lee manages to steer the Reynard around some much slower cars but it gives us a feel of what a real race car is like!
Lee was given the rare opportunity to take part in the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed Supercar shootout event in the 1,100bhp Zenvo TS-R. It was the first time this beast of a car has been seen in the UK and the first time in the timed shootout event. Despite the big Zenvo running on normal used road tyres and no set-up time or adjustments to this amazing supercar, Lee did his best to hang on and get the powerful TS-R up the very tight course. Take a ride onboard!
#Petrolhead Lee Cunningham has been in the motor industry since he started working as an apprentice at the age of 16. Since then he has taken part in various championships, training and helping others achieve their goals. With over 17 years of expertise, he has worked for Lamborghini, Top Gear, Mercedes-Benz World’s Silver Arrows Display Team. He is also involved in designing kit and organising events within the industry and continues to enjoy taking part in races, having won at Brands Hatch last year. He discusses the highs and lows of his career.
Any victory and race win is special on the Brands Hatch GP circuit.
Lee Cunningham holds off more competitive cars and also has to drive with no clutch hydraulics in addition to an inconsistent and long traveling brake pedal for the whole race distance but still makes the top step of the podium!
Winning a championship is difficult but any one-make series is even harder. Lee shows strength and depth with his speed and racecraft in the final round on the Silverstone GP circuit, fighting off two fast young guns for the win in the 2015 Atom Cup Sprint championship which he won!
Lee demonstrates how to drive an F3 Dallara on the fastest circuit in the UK with a dominant win first time out in this type 398 chassis. Starting from pole position, Lee's lights to flag victory, with fastest lap, was only challenged by backmarkers as he was lapping them as we can see from the onboard footage, and winning by over 10 seconds!
Lee wins first time out in the 2013 Atom Cup series, racing on a very slippery and wet Brands Hatch GP track. In a cracking race, Lee holds off three other cars and wins by 0.2 seconds - with the top four covered by four tenths!
2012, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race at Spa, Belgium (28/07/2012). Onboard with Lee Cunningham, working hard in his stint after a delayed pit stop. He keeps pushing to make up places right down to the last corner of the last lap on slicks and it starts to rain!
Lee flat out on the Silverstone GP circuit, overtaking three much more powerful and faster cars in the last two laps of the 2011 Monoposto race to claim a podium finish, racing an F4 slicks and wings single-seater race car.
Lee on the limit with the front-running cars in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo race on the Grand Prix circuit in 2011. This was Lee's first time out in the series and in this car. His car finished 5th overall and was running 3rd in his stint.