James Winslow

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James Winslow
NationalityBritish
Born (1983-04-16) 16 April 1983 (age 35)
Witham (England)
Australian Drivers' Championship career
Debut season2007
Current teamR-Tek Motorsport
Car no.9
Former teamsPiccola Scuderia
Team BRM
Astuti Motorsport
Starts46
Wins30
Poles9
Fastest laps14
Best finish1st in 2008, 2012
Previous series
201011
2009
2009
2007
2005–06
Indy Lights
Atlantic Championship
Development V8 Supercar
Formula V6 Asia
Asian F3
Championship titles
2008, 2012
2007
Australian Drivers' Champ.
Formula V6 Asia

James Winslow (born 16 April 1983) is a British professional racing driver. He is the winner of seven motorsport championships and is currently the FRD LMP3 Champion and competes in the Le Mans 24 hours, European Le Mans series and Asian Le Mans Series.

Racing career[edit]

2004–2008[edit]

In 2004, Winslow won the British ARP Formula 3 Championship in 2004, winning 10 races driving an older model car.[citation needed] He then went on and won the Asian Formula Three Championship and also won the Australia Grand Prix Formula 3 support race in 2006 beating Bruno Senna and Tim Macrow. In 2007, he won races in both the Australian Formula Three Championship and the Formula V6 Asia championships. In September 2007, he took part in a Champ Car test at Sebring International Raceway with a view to securing a full-time drive in 2008,[1] but the series ultimately folded.

Winslow, driving for Team Meritus, won the Formula Asia V6 Championship at the last round of the season in Zhuhai, China, beating Armaan Ebrahim. Winslow had the chance to test drive a World Series by Renault race car at Paul Ricard test track on 8 and 9 November 2007 as the prize for winning the championship. He returned to the Australian Formula 3 for 2008 winning six times and taking the overall championship at the final round. He also won the final of the three the Formula 3 showcase races on the streets of Surfers Paradise in support of the Nikon Indy 300 IndyCar race.

2009–2010[edit]

Winslow then participated as a "Rookie Driver" for A1 Team Great Britain in A1 Grand Prix with a best result of 2nd. In 2009 Winslow drove in the American Atlantic Championship series for four different teams (primarily Genoa Racing) where his best result was 3rd and finished 6th after missing two events without a DNF.

For 2010, Winslow signed with Sam Schmidt Motorsports to drive in the Firestone Indy Lights series; a development category sanctioned by the Indy Racing League.[2] Winslow made 6 starts for the team from 12 rounds, all on road and street courses, and finished 14th in points with a best finish of 3rd at Watkins Glen.

2011[edit]

The start of the 2011 Indy Lights season saw Winslow drive for Andretti Autosport for the opening four rounds of the 2011 Indy Lights season championship at St. Petersburg [3] and Barber Motorsports Park.[4]

At the St Petersburg race, which was Winslow's first time in the Andretti Autosport car, he ran well through the weekend, but mayhem early in the race saw him suffer damage to the front wing while running 3rd, which forced him to pit and finish tenth.[5]

At the Barber Motorsports Park race, Winslow ran 3rd for the duration of the 50 minute race until after a caution period he was hit from behind on the restart and forced to retire.

The Long Beach event was Winslow's best race with Andretti Autosport running first in practice and qualified at the front after a nasty accident in qualifying. Winslow ran well in the race and after an eventful race come home in 4th position. The Freedom 100 was the final race of Winslow's 2011 season in Indy Lights. He qualified fifth but crashed out of the 40 lap race on lap 20[6] in what would be his first and only oval start.

2012[edit]

The start of the 2012 season saw Winslow join a new team R-Tek Motorsport in the Australian Formula 3 Championship for a full season. Winslow won 12 races, breaking the record for the most wins in a single season in the 57-year history of the Australian Gold Star Awarded series and went on to dominate the Australian Formula 3 series winning the Championship for a second time at Queensland Raceway with a clean sweep of pole position, 3 race wins and a new lap record.

Outside racing[edit]

Winslow was featured on BBC One programme Accidental Heroes on 25 September 2008, for his rescue of former rival in the Asian Formula Three Championship Moreno Suprapto, after the two collided in a round of the championship, at Sentul in Indonesia.

Racing record[edit]

Complete A1 Grand Prix 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
2007–08 Great Britain NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
ZHU
SPR
ZHU
FEA
NZL
SPR

PO
NZL
FEA

PO
AUS
SPR

PO
AUS
FEA

PO
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
SHA
SPR
SHA
FEA
GBR
SPR

PO
GBR
SPR

PO
3rd 126
2008–09 NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
NZL
SPR

PO
NZL
FEA

PO
RSA
SPR

PO
RSA
FEA

PO
POR
SPR
POR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
10th 28

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2009 Conquest Racing SEB
8
8th 72
Jensen MotorSport UTA
8
Genoa Racing NJ1
9
NJ2
9
LIM
7
ACC1
8
ACC2
9
MDO
6
TRR
7
MOS ATL
7
LS
7

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2010 Sam Schmidt Motorsports STP
7
ALA
15
LBH
12
INDY IOW WGL
5
TOR
11
EDM
DNP
MDO
9
SNM CHI KTY HMS 14th 130
2011 Andretti Autosport STP
10
ALA
10
LBH
5
INDY
17
MIL IOW TOR EDM1 EDM2 TRO NHM BAL KTY LVS 19th 83

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2014 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport United Kingdom Michael Munemann
United Kingdom Alessandro Latif
Zytek Z11SN-Nissan LMP2 31 DNF DNF
2016 Switzerland Race Performance Switzerland Nicolas Leutwiler
Japan Shinji Nakano
Oreca 03R-Judd LMP2 289 44th 17th
2017 France Graff France Eric Trouillet
France Enzo Guibbert
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 318 43rd 18th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keller, Scott. Sebastian Bourdais leads testing at Sebring, FastMachines, 25 September 2007, Retrieved 2010-03-29
  2. ^ Winslow signs with Schmidt, Crash.net, 25 March 2010, Retrieved 2010-03-29
  3. ^ Winslow signs with Andretti Autosport, Official James Winslow Press Release, on MotorSportRelease.com, 25 March 2011, Retrieved 2011-03-29
  4. ^ Winslow back with Andretti Autosport, IndyCar.com, 5 April 2011, Retrieved 2011-04-14
  5. ^ Winslow on the pace in St Petersburg, Official James Winslow Press Release, on MotorSportRelease.com, 2 April 2011, Retrieved 2011-04-14
  6. ^ Patterson, Doug. IndyLights – 2011 Firestone Freedom 100 Recap, Open Paddock, 27 May 2011, Retrieved 2012-08-24

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Karun Chandhok
Formula V6 Asia champion
2007
Succeeded by
James Grunwell
Preceded by
Tim Macrow
Winner of the Australian Drivers' Championship
2008
Succeeded by
Joey Foster
Preceded by
Chris Gilmour
Winner of the Australian Drivers' Championship
2012
Succeeded by
Tim Macrow