Jamie Davies

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Jamie Davies
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1974-02-16) 16 February 1974 (age 43)
Yeovil (England)
Previous series
2004
2004, 2006
2003, 200508
2002, 2008
19972000
1995–96
1994
1992–94
Le Mans Series
American Le Mans Series
FIA GT Championship
British GT Championship
International Formula 3000
British Formula Three
Formula Opel Lotus Nations Cup
Formula Vauxhall Lotus
Championship titles
2004
2003
2002
Le Mans Series
24 Hours of Le Mans GTS
British GT Championship GTO
Awards
1994 McLaren Autosport Award

Jamie Davies (born 16 February 1974 in Yeovil) is a British racing driver.

Career[edit]

Single-seaters[edit]

Davies began his career competing in karting, winning the South West Championship in 1988, the British Junior Championship in 1989 and the British Junior Open Championship in 1990.[1] He started his circuit racing career driving in the Formula Vauxhall Junior Championship in 1992, winning numerous races before moving up to the Formula Vauxhall Lotus Championship for the 1993 and 1994 seasons. Finishing runner-up in 1994 with five wins (one European round).[1] He also won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in that year, which earnt him a prize test with the McLaren Formula One team.[1] He raced in the British Formula Three Championship in 1995 and 1996, winning two races and leading the championship before a different engine supplier was used by TWR halting his Championship campaign. [1] He moved to the International Formula 3000 Championship in 1997, in which he raced for three seasons.[1] After leading the championship with four podiums including one win during his rookie season, Davies ended the 97 Championship in fourth position. The following two seasons contained flashes of speed including podiums at Oschersleben and Monaco but never quite the repeat success of his rookie year. 1998 also saw Davies return to the McLaren Formula One team for more testing duties. Davies guest appeared in the 2000 International Formula 3000 Championship at Monaco where he qualified in fourth position and finished the race second overall.

Sports cars[edit]

Davies raced for Panoz at the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001. For 2002 he moved to the British GT Championship, in which he won the GTO class.[1] In 2003 he competed in the FIA GT Championship and also won his class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the wheel of a Prodrive 550 GTS Ferrari. In 2004 he finished third overall at the Sebring 12 Hours and won the Le Mans Endurance Series overall sharing an Audi R8 with Johnny Herbert.[1] He also finished runner-up overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans having set the fastest race lap and starting the race from Pole Position. In 2005 he raced as a Pirelli works driver guesting in the FIA GT Championship, driving at Spa and Bahrain in a Maserati MC12 GT1, setting the fastest lap in Spa and finishing runner-up overall in Bahrain, again setting the fastest race lap. In 2006, again as a Pirelli driver, he raced for Vitaphone Racing in the FIA GT Championship, driving a Maserati MC12 GT1 with several overall victories and podium finishes. In 2007, continuing with Pirelli, he raced in the series for Aston Martin Racing BMS Scuderia Italia.[1] In 2008 he raced in the GT2 category of the series with Pirelli again, driving for Scuderia Ecosse.[1]

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1998 United States Panoz Motorsports Inc. Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 GT1 335 7th 7th
2001 United States Panoz Motorsports Germany Klaus Graf
South Africa Gary Formato
Panoz LMP07-Élan LMP900 86 DNF DNF
2003 United Kingdom Veloqx Prodrive Racing Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Netherlands Peter Kox
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GTS 336 10th 1st
2004 United Kingdom Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Audi R8 LMP1 379 2nd 2nd
2007 Italy Aston Martin Racing BMS Italy Fabio Babini
Italy Matteo Malucelli
Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 336 11th 6th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i http://www.jamiedavies.co.uk/ Official Website

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kelvin Burt
Marino Franchitti
British GT Champion
GTO Class

2002
Succeeded by
Tom Herridge
Preceded by
Ron Fellows
Johnny O'Connell
Oliver Gavin
24 Hours of Le Mans GTS Class
with:
Tomáš Enge
Peter Kox

2003
Succeeded by
Oliver Gavin
Olivier Beretta
Jan Magnussen
Preceded by
Inaugural championship
Le Mans Series LMP1 Class
with:
Johnny Herbert

2004
Succeeded by
Jean-Christophe Boullion
Emmanuel Collard
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ralph Firman
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
1994
Succeeded by
Jonny Kane