Julian Bailey

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Julian Bailey
Julian Bailey 1991 USA.jpg
Born (1961-10-09) 9 October 1961 (age 52)
Woolwich, London, England, UK
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality United Kingdom British
Active years 1988, 1991
Teams Tyrrell, Lotus
Races 20 (7 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last race 1991 Monaco Grand Prix
BTCC record
Teams Nissan
Toyota
Drivers
championships
0
Wins 1
Podium finishes 3
Poles 1
Fastest laps 1
Debut season 1991
First win 1993
Best championship position 5th (1993)
Final season (1995) position 9th (94 points)

Julian Bailey (born 9 October 1961 in Woolwich, London) is a former Formula One driver who raced for the Tyrrell and Lotus teams.

Although born in the United Kingdom, he was raised in Menorca, Spain. He became an accomplished Formula Ford 1600 racer in Britain, winning the important Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch. In 1987 he got his chance to race in Formula 3000, in a GA Motorsport Lola, in which he won in only his second Formula 3000 race, becoming the first British driver to win a race in the formula. This attracted the attention of Ken Tyrrell, and Bailey was recruited to drive for the Formula One team the following year. The car was very uncompetitive and he did not score a single point, while his teammate Jonathan Palmer scored five. In 1989 he joined the Nissan sports car factory team, and tried to get back into Formula One in 1991 with Lotus. He finished sixth in the San Marino Grand Prix but didn't retain his drive after Monaco. During his Formula One career he was entered in 20 Grands Prix, qualifying for seven at a time when the grids were over-subscribed, and scored a total of one championship point.

In 1993 he joined the Toyota BTCC team, finishing fifth in the championship, although his season is best remembered for his collision with teammate Will Hoy, which flipped Hoy's car onto its roof. The next two seasons were less successful, although he outscored 1991 champion Hoy in both their seasons as teammates. In 1996, Bailey competed in the South African Touring Car Championship (SATCC) for Minolta Toyota. He has raced primarily in sports cars since, winning the British GT Championship in 1999 and the FIA GT Championship in 2000 in a Lister Storm.

In 2008, he joined with ESPN Star Sports as a guest commentator for a number of Formula One races.

Julian's stepson, Jack Clarke, is also a racing driver with experience in Formula BMW and Formula Palmer Audi. In 2009 he graduated to the FIA Formula Two Championship.

Top Gear[edit]

On the show Top Gear, he was one of several drivers to race as The Stig.[1]

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 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 DC Points
1987 GA Motorsports SIL
VAL
SPA
PAU
DON
Ret
PER
4
BRH
1
BIR
Ret
IMO
NC
BUG
6
JAR
Ret
7th 13

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1988 Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 017 Cosworth V8 BRA
DNQ
SMR
Ret
MON
DNQ
MEX
DNQ
CAN
Ret
DET
9
FRA
DNQ
GBR
16
GER
DNQ
HUN
DNQ
BEL
DNQ
ITA
12
POR
DNQ
ESP
DNQ
JPN
14
AUS
DNQ
- 0
1991 Team Lotus Lotus 102B Judd V8 USA
DNQ
BRA
DNQ
SMR
6
MON
DNQ
CAN
MEX
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
ESP
JPN
AUS
18th 1

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Pos Pts
1991 Nissan Janspeed Racing Nissan Primera eGT SIL
SNE
DON
THR
SIL
BRH
SIL
DON
1

DON
2

OUL
BRH
1

BRH
2

DON
Ret
THR
Ret
SIL
12
29th 0
1992 Team Securicor ICS Toyota Toyota Carina SIL
THR
OUL
SNE
BRH
DON
1

DON
2

SIL
KNO
1

KNO
2

PEM
BRH
1

16
BRH
2

Ret
DON
9
SIL
13
23rd 2
1993 Team Securicor Toyota Toyota Carina E SIL
Ret
DON
7
SNE
2
DON
5
OUL
15
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

9
PEM
4
SIL
Ret
KNO
1

2
KNO
2

1
OUL
5
BRH
7
THR
7
DON
1

7
DON
2

17
SIL
6
5th 88
1994 Toyota Castrol Racing Toyota Carina E THR
20
BRH
1

19
BRH
2

10
SNE
Ret
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

5
OUL
10
DON
1

8
DON
2

5
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

9
SIL
DNS
KNO
1

8
KNO
2

7
OUL
9
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

6
SIL
1

5
SIL
2

6
DON
1

6
DON
2

6
12th 66
1995 Team Toyota GB Toyota Carina E DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

8
THR
1

7
THR
2

8
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

DNS
OUL
1

4
OUL
2

9
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

6
DON
1

6
DON
2

7
SIL
4
KNO
1

6
KNO
2

9
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

Ret
SNE
1

11
SNE
2

6
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

4
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

5
9th 94

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1989 C1 24 D Nissan R89C
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
Japan Nissan Motorsports United Kingdom Mark Blundell
United Kingdom Martin Donnelly
5 DNF DNF
1990 C1 24 D Nissan R90CK
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
Japan Nissan Motorsports International United Kingdom Mark Blundell
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli
142 DNF DNF
1997 GT1 46 D Lister Storm GTL
Jaguar 7.0L V12
United Kingdom Newcastle United Lister Brazil Thomas Erdos
Australia Mark Skaife
77 DNF DNF
2001 LMP675 33 M MG-Lola EX257
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
United Kingdom MG Sport & Racing Ltd. United Kingdom Mark Blundell
United Kingdom Kevin McGarrity
92 DNF DNF
2002 LMP675 27 M MG-Lola EX257
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
United Kingdom MG Sport & Racing Ltd. United Kingdom Mark Blundell
United Kingdom Kevin McGarrity
219 DNF DNF

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tommy Byrne
Formula Ford Festival Winner
1982
Succeeded by
Andrew Gilbert Scott
Preceded by
Olivier Beretta
Karl Wendlinger
FIA GT Champion
2000 with:
Jamie Campbell-Walter
Succeeded by
Christophe Bouchut
Jean-Philippe Belloc