Jim Pla

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Jim Pla
Nationality France French
Born (1992-10-06) 6 October 1992 (age 21)
Béziers (France)
2014 Porsche Carrera Cup France
Debut season 2013
Current team Nourry Competition
Previous series
2010
2010
2009
200809
2007
Formula 3 Euro Series
GP3 Series
Formula BMW Pacific
Formula BMW Europe
FR Campus France

Jim Pla (born 6 October 1992 in Béziers) is a French racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Renault Campus France[edit]

Pla began his formula racing career in the 2007 Formula Renault Campus France season. He finished sixth overall in the championship, with one win and 70.5 points.

Formula BMW[edit]

The following season, Pla competed in the Formula BMW Europe for DAMS. He finished seventeenth in standings, taking five points-scoring positions in sixteen races. For 2009, Pla remained in the series, staying with DAMS. He finished fifth behind Danish driver Michael Christensen in the championship with four wins in row at Valencia Street Circuit,[1][2] and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.[3][4]

Formula Three[edit]

Pla competing at the second round of the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series at Hockenheim.

2010 saw Pla move to the Formula 3 Euro Series, competing for multiple champions ART Grand Prix, joining Valtteri Bottas and Alexander Sims at the team.[5] He finished 10th in the championship with one win and four points finishes out of 18 races. For 2011, Pla was set to switch to the Signature Team.

GP3 Series[edit]

Pla made his debut in GP3 Series at Istanbul Park round replacing his fellow Formula Renault Campus rival Jean-Éric Vergne.[6]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Campus Renault Formule Campus 13 1 3  ? 4 70.5 6th
2008 Formula BMW Europe DAMS 16 0 0 0 0 54 17th
Formula BMW World Final 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2009 Formula BMW Europe DAMS 16 4 3 2 6 222 5th
Formula BMW Pacific EuroInternational 1 0 0 0 1 N/A NC†
2010 Formula 3 Euro Series ART Grand Prix 18 1 0 0 1 13 10th
Masters of Formula 3 0 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
GP3 Series Tech 1 Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 36th

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2010 ART Grand Prix Dallara F308/070 Mercedes LEC
1

7
LEC
2

11
HOC1
1

13
HOC1
2

6
VAL
1

DNS
VAL
2

8
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

8
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

4
ZAN
1

10
ZAN
2

13
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

12
OSC
1

9
OSC
2

1
HOC2
1

12
HOC2
2

11
10th 13

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 Tech 1 Racing ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

20
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
36th 0

Personal life[edit]

He is no relation to fellow French driver Olivier Pla. Pla list his hobbies as skiing, cinema, quad biking and soccer,[7] while his favourite circuit is Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, where he won twice during the 2009 Formula BMW Europe season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula BMW Europe Valencia Race 1". bmw-motorsport.com. Formula BMW. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Formula BMW Europe Valencia Race 2". bmw-motorsport.com. Formula BMW. 2009-08-23. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Formula BMW Europe Spa Race 1". bmw-motorsport.com. Formula BMW. 2009-08-29. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Formula BMW Europe Spa Race 2". bmw-motorsport.com. Formula BMW. 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  5. ^ Costa, Massimo (2009-11-13). "Carlin e Manor via dal campionato". ItaliaRacing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  6. ^ "GP3 Series – Istanbul: Round 2 Preview". GP3 Series (GP2 Motorsport Limited). 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  7. ^ "Formula BMW Europe. 2009 Championship Guide.". bmw-motorsport.com. Formula BMW. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 

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