James Weaver (racing driver)

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Weaver in a Porsche 962 at the 1990 IMSA Del Mar Grand Prix

James Weaver (born 4 March 1955 in London) is a British former racing driver.

He began his career in the European F3. In 1982 he was the Eddie Jordan Racing team's primary driver, but in 1983 he went back to the European F3. He debuted in the British Touring Car Championship in 1989 at the Oulton Park circuit in March that year. He finished second overall in the British Touring Car Championship that year behind the winner John Cleland. He won Class B that year.

In 1987, Weaver joined Dyson Racing, for whom he drove for twenty years. He resulted IMSA GT Championship runner-up in 1995, won the 1998 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2000 and 2001 Rolex Sports Car Series, and collected two vice-championships in the 2004 and 2006 American Le Mans Series.

Among his wins, he triumphed at the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1997, 2000 and 2002 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. He also finished second at the 1985 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1999 12 Hours of Sebring.

Weaver officially retired after the 2006 American Le Mans Series season.

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Saloon / Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1984–1990 in class) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded ?–1989 in class)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Pts Class
1984 BMW GB Ltd. BMW 635GSi A DON
8
SIL
6
OUL
1
THR
Ret
THR
DNS
SIL
4
SNE
Ret
BRH
2
BRH
4
DON
Ret
SIL
4
13th 26 4th
1988 BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1 BMW M3 B SIL OUL
DNS
THR DON
7‡
THR SIL SIL BRH SNE BRH BIR
C
DON
11
SIL 20th 15 6th
1989 BMW Team Finance BMW M3 B OUL
6
SIL
13
THR
8
DON
11
THR
8
SIL
13
SIL
13
BRH
9
SNE
12
BRH
7
BIR
11
DON
12
SIL
10
2nd 109 1st
1992 Nissan Janspeed Racing Nissan Primera eGT SIL THR OUL SNE BRH DON
1
DON
2
SIL KNO
1
KNO
2
PEM BRH
1

13
BRH
2

11
DON
8
SIL
Ret
22nd 3

‡ Endurance driver.

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

PPG Indycar Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
1989 Dyson Racing PHX
LBH
11
INDY
MIL
DET
22
POR
CLE
24
MEA
TOR
MCH
POC
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
30th 2


Sources[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Thomas Bscher
John Nielsen
BPR Global GT Series
Champion

1996 with:
Ray Bellm
Succeeded by
Bernd Schneider
(FIA GT Championship)