Jake Dennis

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Jake Dennis
Nationality  British
Born (1995-06-16) 16 June 1995 (age 19)
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Debut season 2012
Current team Fortec Motorsports
Car no. 7
Starts 20
Wins 0
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 4th in 2013
Previous series
2012
2011
2011
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Formula Renault UK Finals Cup
InterSteps Championship
Championship titles
2012
2011
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
InterSteps Championship
Awards
2012 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award

Jake Dennis (born 16 June 1995) is a British racing driver who lives in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Dennis began his racing career in karting at the age of eight with Andy Cox Racing. In 2005 he clinched South West Cadet championship title. Following year he finished third in the Shenington Club Championship. In 2008 he received Racing Steps Foundation backing and graduated to KF3 category. in his first year he became British champion in KF3. By 2010 he claimed MSA Super 1 British Junior Championship and the CIK-FIA U18 World Championship.[1]

InterSteps & Formula Renault[edit]

In 2011 Dennis made his début in single-seaters taking part in the new-for-2011 InterSteps championship for Fortec Motorsport, dominated in the championship and won the title with eight wins.[2] Also he raced for Fortec in off-season Formula Renault UK Finals Series, finishing 19th in the standings with just three point-scoring finishes.[3]

Dennis continued his collaboration with Fortec for Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (initially in British Formula Renault Championship but the championship was closed due to lack of entries) and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0.[4][5]

Dennis was nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award due to his performances in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series,[6] Jake then went on to win the prestigious award, and became the youngest ever participant at only 17 years of age.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2011 InterSteps Championship Fortec Motorsports 20 8 7 5 16 539 1st
Formula Renault UK Finals Series 6 0 0 0 0 38 19th
2012 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Fortec Motorsports 20 3 2 3 11 376 1st
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 6 0 0 0 1 19 12th
2013 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 14 0 1 1 1 130 4th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 4 1 0 0 1 42 31st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jake Dennis". racingsteps.co.uk. Racing Steps Foundation. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "InterSteps Championship 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "ENTRY LIST". British Formula Renault Championship (Facebook). 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Paice, Simon (29 March 2012). "Fortec four confirm NEC switch". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Spa-Francorchamps: Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Collective Test 1" (PDF). World Series by Renault Timing. Alkamel Systems;Renault Sport. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award nominees 2012 announced". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 27 September 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural
Intersteps
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Matt Parry
Preceded by
Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Champion

2012
Succeeded by
Matt Parry
Awards
Preceded by
Oliver Rowland
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
2012
Succeeded by
Matt Parry