Hometown: Adelaide, SA
Hobbies: Wakeboarding, downhill mountain bike riding and racing.
Years Racing: 10 years
Current Series: PORSCHE MICHELIN GT3 CUP CHALLENGE
Formal Education: 3rd year apprentice mechanic
Top Racing Accomplishment: 2017 Australian Formula Ford Champion
Career Goals: To be a professional racing driver around the world
Career highlights and accomplishments:
2018 PORSCHE MICHELIN GT3 CUP CHALLENGE
Round 1. The Bend Motorsport Park, Round winner Qualified 9th, 2 x win,1 x 2nd
Round 2. Sandown, 4th. Set new lap record Qualified 2nd, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd, 1 x 4th
Round 3. Phillip Island, 8th Qualified 2nd, 1 x 2nd, 1 x 9th, 1 x dnf
2018 Burson Future Star recipient
AUSTRALIAN FORMULA FORD CHAMPION
Round 1. Sandown Raceway, Round winner Qualified 7th, 1 x win, 2 x 2nd
Round 2. Wakefield Park, Round winner Qualified 2nd, 2 x wins, 1 x 4th
Round 3. Winton Raceway, 2nd for the round Qualified 3rd, 1 x win, 1 x 2nd
Round 4. Queensland Raceway, 3rd for the round Qualified Pole, 1 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd
Round 5. Sydney Motorsports Park, 3rd for the round Qualified 2nd, 2 x 3rd 1 x 5th
Round 6. Phillip Island, 5th for the round
Qualified Pole, 1 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd
VICTORIAN FORMULA FORD CHAMPION
Round 1. Phillip Island, Round winner Qualified Pole, 3 race wins
Round 2. Sandown, Round winner Qualified Pole, 1 x 5th, 2 wins
Round 3. Sandown, Round winner Qualified Pole. 2 wins, 1x 2nd
Round 4. Winton, Round winner Qualified 2nd, 3 race wins
Round 5. Phillip Island, Round winner. Lap record
Qualified pole 3 wins.
Reset Jamie Whincup's Winton Raceway Formula Ford lap record
Masters of Mallala Round 4 HQ's Qualified Pole, 1 x 4th 2 x 2nd 1 x win,
2015 KARTING AUSTRALIA & CAMS
KA - SA Titles round 1. 2nd place
KA - Vic Country Series Round 1. 1st place
KA - Lap Record. Jnr Clubman Portland Kart Club
KA - Vic Country Series Round 2. 2nd place
KA - Lap Record. Jnr Clubman Horsham Kart Club
KA - SA State Titles Round 2. 3rd place
KA - Vic Country Series Round 3. 5th place
KA - SA State Titles Round 3. 3rd place
CAMS - Masters of Mallala round 3. Circuit Excels 2nd place Mallala Raceway Circuit Excel Lap Record
KA - Vic Country Series. Rnd 4 Hamilton. 2nd place
2014 KARTING AUSTRALIA & AIDKA
KA - Festival State Cup Jnr Hvy 4th place KA - City of Adelaide Titles 2nd place JNH KA - Jnr Top Guns 3rd place
AIDKA - SA State Title 3rd place Jnr Hvy AIDKA - Angas Go Kart Club Jnr Best and Fairest
AIDKA - Australian Titles 1st place Jnr Hvy AIDKA - SA Titles 1st place Jnr Hvy
AIDKA - Angas Go kart Club, Jnr Hvy Club Champ AIDKA - Jnr Showdown Champ
AIDKA - NT State Titles 1st place. Jnr Lght AIDKA - WA State Titles 1st place. Jnr Hvy AIDKA - Angas Go Kart Club Jnr Best and Fairest
At age 7, first dirt kart and raced in rookies.
Racing is something that has always been in my life. Before I was old enough to race myself, we were busy with my dad and drag racing.
At the age of 7 I started racing Dirt Karts. I didn’t want to get out. I travelled near and far. Winning the Australian Junior Heavy Title in Alice Springs was the biggest highlight of racing dirt karts.
At the age of 12 I started racing Bitumen Karts. After some race wins and track records it was decided to step up to circuit racing.
On my 14th birthday my dad and I built my first race car. Circuit Excels was a great stepping stone, learning about clutch gear changes and suspension movements. After mastering this I managed to reset the lap record 3 meetings in a row. After discussing my driving future with a couple of professional drivers, I decided Formula Ford was the way to go as the calibre of drivers that has gone through speaks for itself.
We contacted Sonic Motor Racing Services, one of the best teams in Australia. A meeting was set up and I was hooked. To win the Victorian State Championship (2016) in my rookie year and to get a lap record, (previously held by Jamie Whincup for 14 years) at Winton was something else. To follow this up the following year (2017) to win the Australian Formula Ford Championship was fantastic. I then had the opportunity to compete in the Mazda Road To Indy Shootout. (10-11 Dec 2017) Competing against 19 other champions from around the globe in Phoenix, Arizona.
I am very excited to see what happens next. After the success of Formula Ford, my step for this year is for me to be competing in GT3 Cup Challenge.
In the Media
Auto Action - Max Vidau claims Australian formula Ford title (2017)
Chequered Flag Media - Vidau On Top In Captivating Second Formula Ford Round (2017)
Shepparton News - Vidau takes it to the max to smash record (2016)