Ed Jones (racing driver)

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Ed Jones
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Jones at the 2018 ABC Supply 500
NationalityEmirati
BornEdward Jones
(1995-02-12) 12 February 1995 (age 27)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
IndyCar Series career
63 races run over 4 years
Team(s)No. 18 (Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan)
2019 position20th
Best finish13th (2018)
First race2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Last race2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach (Long Beach)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 3 0
Previous series
2016
2014
2013
201213
2012
201113
2011
2011
Indy Lights
FIA European F3 Championship
British F3
European F3 Open Championship
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault UK
InterSteps Championship
Championship titles
2013
2016
European F3 Open Championship
Indy Lights

Edward Jones (born 12 February 1995) is an Emirati-born British racing driver,[1] competing in the IndyCar Series for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan. At different points in his career, Jones has competed under both British and Emirati licences.[2][3] He is the 2016 Indy Lights champion, winning for Carlin Motorsport in his second season in the series. He joined the IndyCar Series in 2017 driving for Dale Coyne Racing, and placed third at the 2017 Indianapolis 500. He left after the year to race in IndyCar for Chip Ganassi Racing and a joint entry between Ed Carpenter Racing and sports car team Scuderia Corsa. After a one-year switch to the DTM championship in 2020 (where he didn't compete due to COVID-related travel restrictions), he returned to IndyCar in 2021 with Dale Coyne Racing, driving the team's joint entry with Vasser-Sullivan Racing.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Born in Dubai, Jones began his racing career in karting in local championships at the age of nine. In 2005 he clinched the United Arab Emirates karting championship title.[4] He collected six titles in various classes before he started a karting campaign in Europe in 2008. He raced in the Rotax Max and KF3 categories until 2010.[5]

InterSteps and Formula Renault[edit]

In 2011 Jones made his debut in single-seaters taking part in the new-for-2011 InterSteps championship for Fortec Motorsport, finishing the championship in fourth place with one win.[6] As well as this, Jones raced for Fortec in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the British Formula Renault Championship, as well as the off-season Formula Renault UK Finals Series, finishing 15th in the standings with four-point-scoring finishes.[7]

Jones continued his collaboration with Fortec into 2012, competing in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0.[8] His only points finish in the Eurocup was a ninth place at Le Castellet, that brought him 27th place in the series standings.[citation needed]

Jones remained at Fortec in 2013, competing again in some of the Formula Renault Eurocup rounds taking two podium positions at the Red Bull Ring in Spielburg, Austria.[citation needed] He finished 11th in the championship with 45 points.[9]

Formula Three[edit]

Ed Jones in F3 - Hockenheimring 2014

After contesting the final round of the 2012 European F3 Open Championship for Team West-Tec, Jones moved into the series full-time the following year, competing for the same team.[10] Despite missing the opening round, he exceeded Sandy Stuvik in the championship battle with six wins and another four podiums.[11]

Jones, who already competed for Fortec in the Hockenheimring round of the FIA European Formula Three Championship in 2013, raced for Carlin Motorsport in 2014.[12]

Indy Lights[edit]

In 2015, Jones moved to the Indy Lights series, the recognised feeder championship for the IndyCar Series. He was signed to drive for Carlin, as he did in Formula 3, and took pole position and the race victory in both his and Carlin's first event in the series in St. Petersburg, Florida.[13] He also won the second and third races of the season, and finished third in the championship standings.[citation needed]

In October 2015, it was announced that Jones would return with Carlin to the Indy Lights series for 2016.[14] With two wins at Barber and Indianapolis, Jones would claim the Lights championship over Santiago Urrutia in a controversial ending. During the last lap of the last race of the 2016 series in Laguna Seca, Jones was holding the fifth position but was helped by his teammate Félix Serrallés who was holding fourth position in the race. Serralles moved aside and gave his position to Jones, making him the champion by a slim points difference.[15] Consequently he won the Earl Howe trophy for the best performance by a British driver in North America in 2016.[16]

IndyCar[edit]

Dale Coyne Racing (2017)[edit]

Having won the 2016 Indy Lights title, Jones stepped up to IndyCar for 2017. On 14 November 2016 he was announced as the driver of the No. 19 for Dale Coyne Racing alongside Sébastien Bourdais.[17] He achieved his first podium finish in the series at the 2017 Indy 500.[18] Jones was the 2017 Rookie of the Year.[19]

Chip Ganassi Racing (2018)[edit]

On 25 October 2017, he was announced as the driver of the No. 10 for Chip Ganassi Racing alongside Scott Dixon for 2018.[20] In September 2018 it was announced that he would be replaced for 2019 by Felix Rosenqvist.[21]

Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa (2019)[edit]

On 17 October 2018, it was confirmed that Jones would run all non-oval events as well as the 2019 Indianapolis 500 for a joint venture between Ed Carpenter Racing and Scuderia Corsa, driving the No. 20 in the road/street events and the No. 63 in the Indy 500.[22] In his first race with the team, Jones broke a bone in his hand after a shunt that knocked him out of the race.[23]

Jones with Scuderia Corsa placed in the Fast 9 in Indianapolis 500 qualifying and eventually placed fifth overall in the field. He also topped a practice session.[24]

DTM[edit]

In December 2019, it was announced that Jones would be driving for Audi in the 2020 DTM series.[25]

However, he was replaced by Harrison Newey in the beginning of the season as he was stuck in Dubai due to travel restrictions because of COVID-19.[26]

Return to IndyCar[edit]

Return to Dale Coyne Racing (2021)[edit]

In January 2021, Dale Coyne Racing announced they have re-signed Ed Jones to compete in the 2021 IndyCar season.[27]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2011 InterSteps Championship Fortec Motorsports 20 1 5 3 9 427 4th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Formula Renault UK 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Formula Renault UK Finals Series 6 0 0 0 0 42 15th
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 14 0 0 0 0 2 27th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 11 0 0 0 1 85 20th
European F3 Open Team West-Tec F3 2 0 0 0 1 0 NC†
2013 European F3 Open Team West-Tec F3 14 6 4 3 10 130 1st
British Formula 3 Championship - National Class 6 5 4 4 5 103 3rd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 12 0 0 0 2 45 11th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 5 0 0 0 0 43 29th
FIA European Formula 3 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 19th
2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Carlin 20 0 0 0 2 70 13th
2015 Indy Lights Carlin 16 3 2 3 7 324 3rd
2016 Indy Lights Carlin 18 2 8 0 8 363 1st
2017 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 17 0 0 0 1 354 14th
2018 IndyCar Series Chip Ganassi Racing 17 0 0 0 2 343 13th
2019 IndyCar Series Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa 13 0 0 0 0 217 20th
2021 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan 16 0 0 0 0 233 19th
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD Scuderia Corsa 1 0 0 1 0 194 68th
2022 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Jota 2 0 0 0 0 15 9th*
IMSA SportsCar Championship - LMP2 G-Drive Racing with APR 1 0 0 0 0 0 *

As Jones was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points. * Season still in progress.

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 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 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2013 Fortec Motorsports Mercedes MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MNZ
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1

20
HOC
2

23
HOC
3

20
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
NC† 0†
2014 Carlin Volkswagen SIL
1

8
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

15
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

3
HOC
3

15
PAU
1

8
PAU
2

Ret
PAU
3

17
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
MSC
1
MSC
2
MSC
3
RBR
1

NC
RBR
2

6
RBR
3

6
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

8
NÜR
3

DNS
IMO
1

13
IMO
2

13
IMO
3

Ret
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

14
HOC
3

9
13th 70

As Jones was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2015 Carlin STP
1
STP
1
LBH
1
ALA
4
ALA
11
IMS
3
IMS
4
INDY
10
TOR
5
TOR
3
MIL
8
IOW
2
MDO
9
MDO
9
LAG
3
LAG
4
3rd 324
2016 Carlin STP
10
STP
7
PHX
2
ALA
1
ALA
2
IMS
1
IMS
4
INDY
2
RDA
4
RDA
13
IOW
3
TOR
6
TOR
5
MDO
6
MDO
11
WGL
2
LAG
2
LAG
4
1st 363

IndyCar Series[edit]

(key)

Year Team Chassis No. Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2017 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 19 Honda STP
10
LBH
6
ALA
16
PHX
11
IMS
19
INDY
3
DET
9
DET
22
TXS
17
ROA
7
IOW
18
TOR
20
MDO
21
POC
17
GTW
13
WGL
13
SNM
19
14th 354
2018 Chip Ganassi Racing 10 STP
8
PHX
20
LBH
3
ALA
20
IMS
22
INDY
31
DET
6
DET
3
TXS
9
ROA
9
IOW
13
TOR
12
MDO
15
POC
12
GTW
8
POR
24
SNM
10
13th 343
2019 Ed Carpenter Racing
Scuderia Corsa
20 Chevrolet STP
21
COA
14
ALA
19
LBH
16
IMS
6
DET
20
DET
14
TXS
RDA
22
TOR
12
IOW
MDO
13
POC
GTW
POR
14
LAG
23
20th 217
63 INDY
13
2021 Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan 18 Honda ALA
15
STP
20
TXS
12
TXS
22
IMS
14
INDY
28
DET
9
DET
17
ROA
23
MDO
26
NSH
6
IMS
14
GTW
24
POR
11
LAG
10
LBH
12
19th 233

* Season still in progress.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2017 Dallara Honda 11 3 Dale Coyne Racing
2018 Dallara Honda 29 31 Chip Ganassi Racing
2019 Dallara Chevrolet 4 13 Scuderia Corsa with Ed Carpenter Racing
2021 Dallara Honda 11 28 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan

Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2021 Scuderia Corsa GTD Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L Turbo V8 DAY
14
SEB MDO DET WGL WGL LIM
ELK LGA LBH VIR PET 68th 194
2022 G–Drive Racing By APR LMP2 Aurus 01 Gibson GK428 V8 DAY
5†
SEB
LGA
MDO
WGL
ELK
PET
-* 0*

Points only counted towards the Michelin Endurance Cup, and not the overall LMP2 Championship. * Season still in progress.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2022 Jota LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SEB
5
SPA
Ret
LMS
MNZ
FUJ
BHR
9th* 15*

* Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dubai-born Ed Jones wins Indy Lights Series to earn place at 2017 Indy 500 | The National". Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  2. ^ "2014 FIA FORMULA 3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON – Entry List" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Ed Jones - IndyCar". IndyCar.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "United Arab Emirates Championship – Cadet 2004". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  5. ^ "ABOUT". ej-racing.com. Edward Jones. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  6. ^ "InterSteps Championship 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  7. ^ "ENTRY LIST". British Formula Renault Championship. Facebook. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Fortec signs Jones for 2012 Eurocup campaign". Fortec Motorsports. Fortec Motorsports Ltd. 22 December 2011. Archived from the original on 4 January 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  9. ^ "A generation full of promise". World Series by Renault. Renault Sport. 18 February 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  10. ^ Paice, Simon (20 December 2012). "Ed Jones makes Euro F3 switch". The Checkered Flag. BlackEagleMedia Network. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  11. ^ David, Gruz (10 November 2013). "Cougnaud takes maiden win, Jones secures title". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  12. ^ Tremayne, Sam (9 January 2014). "Carlin signs Ed Jones for 2014 European F3 campaign". Autosport. Haymarket. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race 1". IndyCar.com. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Jones Returns with Carlin, has sights on '16 title". IndyCar.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  15. ^ "Ed Jones clinches Indy Lights title". F1Today.net. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  16. ^ "British Racing Drivers' Club". www.brdc.co.uk. MSO.net. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Indy Lights champion Jones signs with Coyne". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  18. ^ Ashley Hammond (29 May 2017). "Landmark Indy 500 podium a stepping stone for Ed Jones". GulfNews. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Jones' season impresses, despite lack of rookie competition". IndyCar.com.
  20. ^ "Chip Ganassi Racing signs IndyCar Rookie of the Year Ed Jones". Autoweek. 25 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Rosenqvist to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019". Indianapolis Star.
  22. ^ "ECR confirms Scuderia Corsa IndyCar partnership, Jones". RACER. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  23. ^ Koelle, Christian (12 March 2019). "Ed Jones Suffers Broken Bone in Hand in Accident in St. Petersburg Season Opener". Frontstretch. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Practice - Results" (PDF). imscdn.com. 16 May 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 July 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  25. ^ Errington, Tom (11 December 2019). "New WRT DTM driver line-up, Haas Formula 1's Fittipaldi won't return". Autosport.com. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  26. ^ "Harrison Newey replaces ed Jones in WRT Audi in 2020 DTM".
  27. ^ "Ed Jones returns to IndyCar with Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan". www.autosport.com. Retrieved 21 September 2021.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by European F3 Open Championship
Champion

2013
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Preceded by Indy Lights
Champion

2016
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