James Jakes

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James Jakes
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1987-08-04) 4 August 1987 (age 27)
Leeds (Great Britain)
2014 IndyCar Series
Debut season 2011
Current team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Car no. 16
Starts 38
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 1
Best finish 19th in 2013
Previous series
2002–03
2004–05
2006
2007–08
2008-2010
2010
2010
T-Cars
British Formula Renault
British Formula Three
Formula Three Euroseries
GP2 Asia Series
GP2 Series
GP3 Series

James Jakes (born 4 August 1987 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is a racing driver.

Career[edit]

T-Cars[edit]

Jakes started his racing career in 2002 competing in 5 rounds of the T-Car Championship. In 2003 James continued in T-cars, finishing 2nd in the championship.

Formula Renault[edit]

For the 2004 season, Jakes moved into the British Formula Renault Championship with Team AKA. Jakes progressed his skills as a racing driver to the point where he was regularly contending for race wins, helping him to attain 3rd in the championship in 2005. His two seasons in Formula Renault also helped him to attain a McLaren Autosport BRDC Award Nomination and also receive BRDC Rising Star status.

Formula Three[edit]

Jakes did one round of the 2005 British Formula Three Championship in the National Class. In 2006 James made the move to the British Formula Three Championship full-time with Hitech Racing where he finished 8th and also finished 6th in the Macau Grand Prix.

For 2007 James moved on to the Formula Three Euroseries with Manor Motorsport. He finished fifth in the championship, with one win coming at Magny-Cours. Staying in the championship for the 2008 season, Jakes changed teams to be one of the four drivers at the highly successful ART Grand Prix team. He joined fellow Brit Jon Lancaster in the team, with his other team-mates being Frenchman Jules Bianchi, and German Nico Hülkenberg. He did lie in fifth place at one point in the season, having won on the street circuit at Pau but tailed off to be thirteenth in the championship.

GP2 Series[edit]

He drove in the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season for the Super Nova Racing team. He did not race in any category during the summer of 2009, but rejoined Super Nova for the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season. He equalled his best finish of third during the first race in Abu Dhabi, but was replaced by the team's 2010 main series driver Marcus Ericsson for the second round.[1] Following the conclusion of the GP3 season, he made his GP2 Series début at the final round of the 2010 season, replacing Álvaro Parente at Scuderia Coloni.

GP3 Series[edit]

Jakes signed to drive for Manor Motorsport in the inaugural GP3 Series season for 2010. Despite missing two rounds of the championship, he scored three podium finishes to take eighth position in the drivers' championship.

IndyCar Series[edit]

Jakes had signed with Coloni to race in the GP2 Asia Series in 2011, but in March tested an IndyCar Series car for Dale Coyne Racing at Barber Motorsports Park. It was subsequently announced that Jakes would be replaced in Coloni's GP2 car by Luca Filippi[2] and that Jakes would race for Coyne in the 2011 IndyCar Series season opener at St. Petersburg.[3]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2006 Hitech Racing Dallara F305/037 Mercedes HOC1
1

9
HOC1
2

8
LAU
1
LAU
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

4
NOR
1
NOR
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
LMS
1
LMS
2
HOC2
1
HOC2
2
16th 7
2007 Manor Motorsport Dallara F305/020 Mercedes HOC1
1

11
HOC1
2

5
BRH
1

2
BRH
2

8
NOR
1

6
NOR
2

5
MAG
1

6
MAG
2

1
MUG
1

4
MUG
2

Ret
ZAN
1

8
ZAN
2

6
NÜR
1

4
NÜR
2

7
CAT
1

4
CAT
2

7
NOG
1

18
NOG
2

Ret
HOC2
1

21
HOC2
2

Ret
5th 42
2008 ART Grand Prix Dallara F308/049 Mercedes HOC1
1

12
HOC1
2

11
MUG
1

12
MUG
2

15
PAU
1

1
PAU
2

6
NOR
1

25
NOR
2

13
ZAN
1

10
ZAN
2

7
NÜR
1

24
NÜR
2

22
BRH
1

21
BRH
2

17
CAT
1

5
CAT
2

4
LMS
1

13
LMS
2

5
HOC2
1

11
HOC2
2

Ret
13th 19

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2010 Scuderia Coloni ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
TUR
FEA
TUR
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
ABU
FEA

15
ABU
SPR

18
31st 0

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 Super Nova Racing CHN
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

11
DUB
FEA

12
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

22
BHR1
SPR

Ret
QAT
FEA

9
QAT
SPR

9
MAL
FEA

3
MAL
SPR

Ret
BHR2
FEA

10
BHR2
SPR

14
16th 7
2009–10 Super Nova Racing ABU1
FEA

3
ABU1
SPR

10
ABU2
FEA

ABU2
SPR

BHR1
FEA

BHR1
SPR

BHR2
FEA

BHR2
SPR

14th 6
2011 Scuderia Coloni ABU
FEA

17
ABU
SPR

13
ITA
FEA

ITA
SPR

24th 0

Complete GP3 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2010 Manor Racing ESP
FEA

9
ESP
SPR

7
TUR
FEA

2
TUR
SPR

8
VAL
FEA

8
VAL
SPR

3
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

11
GER
FEA

2
GER
SPR

Ret
HUN
FEA

HUN
SPR

BEL
FEA

BEL
SPR

ITA
FEA

13
ITA
SPR

Ret
8th 21

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points
2011 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara Honda STP
15
ALA
25
LBH
15
SAO
15
INDY
DNQ
TXS
25
TXS
28
MIL
15
IOW
25
TOR
18
EDM
18
MDO
23
NHM
18
SNM
19
BAL
27
MOT
13
KTY
21
LVS
C
22nd 189
2012 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
26
ALA
16
LBH
11
SAO
15
INDY
15
DET
23
TXS
10
MIL
21
IOW
13
TOR
8
EDM
25
MDO
19
SNM
12
BAL
24
FON
12
22nd 232
2013 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
15
ALA
23
LBH
12
SAO
17
INDY
20
DET
10
DET
2
TXS
12
MIL
18
IOW
18
POC
12
TOR
12
TOR
23
MDO
13
SNM
25
BAL
23
HOU
6
HOU
17
FON
22
19th 294
* Season still in progress
Years Teams Races Poles Wins Podiums
(Non-win)*
Top 10s
(Non-podium)**
Indianapolis 500
Wins
Championships
3 2 50 0 0 1 4 0 0
* Podium (Non-win) indicates 2nd or 3rd place finishes.
** Top 10s (Non-podium) indicates 4th through 10th place finishes.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2011 Dallara Honda DNQ Dale Coyne Racing
2012 Dallara Honda 17 15 Dale Coyne Racing
2013 Dallara Honda 20 20 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GP2 main series drivers Josef Kral and Marcus Ericsson announced at Autosport show". Super Nova Racing (Ridom Ltd.). 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ Filippi Replaces Jakes At Coloni For Imola, The Checkered Flag, March 17, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-21
  3. ^ Cavin, Curt. Coyne, Conquest finalize St. Pete plans, Indianapolis Star, March 21, 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-21

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