Oliver Jarvis

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Oliver Jarvis
Oliver Jarvis 2009 1000km of Okayama.jpg
Nationality British
Born (1984-01-09) 9 January 1984 (age 31)
Burwell (England)
DTM career
Debut season 2008
Current team Audi Sport Team Abt
Car no. 5
Starts 42
Wins 0
Poles 1
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 9th in 2009
Previous series
2009
2007
2007
2007
2006–07, 2007–08
2006
2006
2006
2005
2004–05
2003–04
2002–03
Asian Le Mans Series
Japanese F3
Super GT
Porsche Carrera Cup GB
A1 Grand Prix
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
British F3
Formula Ford 1600
Dutch Formula Renault
Formula Renault UK
FR2.0 UK Winter Series
British Formula Ford
Championship titles
2007
2005
Macau Grand Prix
Formula Renault UK
Awards
2005 McLaren Autosport Award
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Teams Kolles, Audi Sport North America
Best finish 3rd (twice), (2012) & (2013)
Class wins 0

Oliver Jarvis (born 9 January 1984) is a British professional racing driver from England currently racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship for Audi

Early life[edit]

Born in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, he was educated at The King's School, Ely.[1]

Racing career[edit]

Oliver was first introduced to motorsport from an early age when his father Carl was competing in Formula Ford 1600. Keen to try it for himself, and at just six years old, Oliver enjoyed his first motorcross competition, albeit then two wheels not four.

At the age of eight, Oliver made the transition to race karts. During his 10 years in karts, he achieved notable success in British and European events, as well as in World Karting as one of Tony Kart's Works driver.

Oliver moved from European Karting when he was 18 to the highly competitive British single seater car championships racing in the Formula Ford category for two successful seasons before moving up to Formula Renault.

2005 proved to be an outstanding year of achievements for Oliver when he became the 2005 Formula Renault UK Champion having gained 5 wins, 7 podiums, 4 pole positions and 3 ELF /Atol Driver of the Day Awards. He was also awarded BRDC Rising Star status.

Oliver's perfect end to the year was receiving the prestigious McLaren Autosport Young Driver of The Year Award that December, presented to him by Formula One legend Sir Stirling Moss.

2006 saw Oliver move up to the British F3 International Series, racing for the famous Carlin Motorsport team, run by Trevor Carlin. Jarvis was an instant success, and won two races, beating Bruno Senna (nephew of the late Ayrton) to 2nd in the standings. He went on to dominate the end of season Macau F3 Grand Prix in 2007, leading every lap and looking unchallenged throughout to take the biggest victory of his career.[2]

Jarvis was added to the roster for A1 Team Great Britain in A1 Grand Prix, and may get a chance to race often in 2006-07 season, should he impress more than Darren Manning and Robbie Kerr, or should the two be unavailable for any reason.

Jarvis driving for Audi (Phoenix) in the 2009 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season on the Hockenheimring.

Oliver did get his first chance at the Beijing International Streetcircuit in China, the third race weekend of the season. Through a problematic weekend, where problems with the track arose, Jarvis started the Sprint race in 8th, and finished in 7th in a race that saw little racing, following 7th-starting South Africa spinning, bringing out the Safety Car for a majority of the race. In the Feature race, Oliver therefore started 7th. After controversially making his mandatory pitstop on the lap the Safety Car was deployed (A1GP rules state that cars cannot pit during Safety Car periods), Jarvis ended up running 8th for a majority of the race, an 8th that was actually a net 4th, given the cars in the first four places were yet to pit. After they did, Oliver moved up to fourth, and looked to be heading for that position, until the leading duo, The Netherlands driver Jeroen Bleekemolen and Germany's Nico Hülkenberg both retired on the same lap, leaving Jarvis to finish second, behind Italy's Enrico Toccacelo.

Jarvis' next outing was at the Mexico round. This time Jarvis went one better, winning the Feature race for Great Britain's first ever A1 Grand Prix victory.

Jarvis competing in the 2014 Super GT season.

During the Pokka 1000km in Suzuka, Jarvis won the race partnering with Juichi Wakisaka and André Lotterer despite not having to drive throughout the race.[3]

Jarvis now raced from 2008 until 2011 in the DTM for Audi. Although he did not get a cockpit for the 2012 season,[4] he will race in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans for Audi.[5]

In 2013, Oliver Jarvis raced for Alex Job Racing with an Audi R8 Grand-Am in the 24 Hours of Daytona. He won the class. He also won the 2013 12 Hours of Sebring and came third at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans in an Audi R18 e-tron quattro.[6]

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 21 22 DC Points
2006–07 Great Britain NED
SPR
NED
FEA
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
BEI
SPR

7
BEI
FEA

2
MYS
SPR
MYS
FEA
IDN
SPR
IDN
FEA
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR

2
MEX
FEA

1
SHA
SPR
SHA
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
3rd 92
2007–08 NED
SPR

7
NED
FEA

1
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
MYS
SPR

6
MYS
FEA

12
ZHU
SPR

6
ZHU
FEA

5
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
RSA
SPR

2
RSA
FEA

11
MEX
SPR

2
MEX
FEA

2
SHA
SPR
SHA
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
3rd 126

Complete Super GT results[edit]

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2007 Toyota Team TOM'S Lexus SC430 GT500 SUZ OKA FUJ SEP SUG SUZ
1
MOT AUT FUJ 16th 20
2014 Lexus Team SARD Lexus RC F GT500 OKA
4
FUJ
6
AUT
11
SUG
6
FUJ
12
SUZ
11
BUR
7
MOT
9
13th 24

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters 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 Pos Points
2008 Team Phoenix Audi A4 DTM 2007 HOC
9
OSC
15
MUG
5
LAU
8
NOR
12
ZAN
17†
NÜR
13
BRH
12
CAT
9
BUG
Ret
HOC
10
13th 5
2009 Team Phoenix Audi A4 DTM 2008 HOC
3
LAU
Ret
NOR
Ret
ZAN
2
OSC
15†
NÜR
Ret
BRH
8
CAT
9
DIJ
15
HOC
6
9th 18
2010 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2009 HOC
Ret
VAL
14†
LAU
11
NOR
4
NÜR
11
ZAN
6
BRH
6
OSC
13
HOC
6
ADR
5
SHA
17
9th 18
2011 Abt Sportsline Audi A4 DTM 2009 HOC
9
ZAN
10
SPL
3
LAU
5
NOR
15
NÜR
10
BRH
9
OSC
9
VAL
6
HOC
8
10th 14
  • † — Retired, but was classified as he completed 90 per cent of the winner's race distance.

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2010 Germany Kolles Denmark Christian Bakkerud
Netherlands Christijan Albers
Audi R10 TDI LMP1 331 DNF DNF
2012 Germany Audi Sport North America Italy Marco Bonanomi
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R18 ultra LMP1 375 3rd 3rd
2013 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Spain Marc Gené
Brazil Lucas di Grassi
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 347 3rd 3rd
2014 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Portugal Filipe Albuquerque
Italy Marco Bonanomi
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1-H 25 DNF DNF
2015 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Brazil Lucas di Grassi
France Loïc Duval
Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 392 4th 4th

Complete GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2012 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi NOG
QR

2
NOG
CR

2
ZOL
QR

11
ZOL
CR

10
NAV
QR

8
NAV
QR

8
SVK
QR

6
SVK
CR

5
ALG
QR

3
ALG
CR

Ret
SVK
QR

Ret
SVK
CR

4
MOS
QR

3
MOS
CR

3
NUR
QR

7
NUR
CR

Ret
DON
QR

Ret
DON
CR

7
8th 81

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2013 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 3.7L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SIL SPA
3
LMS
3
SÃO CTA FUJ SHA BHR 9th 45
2014 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SIL SPA LMS
Ret
COA FUJ SHA BHR SÃO 27th 0
2015 Audi Sport Team Joest LMP1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro Audi TDI 4.0 L Turbo V6
(Hybrid Diesel)
SIL
5
SPA
7
LMS
4
NÜR COA FUJ SHA BHR 6th* 40*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jarvis chasing his F1 dream". Cambridge News. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  2. ^ Noble, Jonathan (18 November 2007). "Jarvis dominates Macau Grand Prix". Autosport. 
  3. ^ Formula 3 - SUPER GT: Rd.6, SUZUKA Race Report
  4. ^ O'Leary, Jamie (24 February 2012). "Oliver Jarvis dropped from Audi's 2012 DTM line-up". Autosport. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Audi UK (2 February 2012). "Allan McNish & Oliver Jarvis in Audi's Le Mans Lineup". fourtitude.com. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  6. ^ PR (17 March 2013). "Britain's Jarvis scores debut Sebring Victory with Audi". Endurance-Info.com. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Conway
British Formula Renault
UK series champion

2005
Succeeded by
Sebastian Hohenthal
Preceded by
Mike Conway
Macau Grand Prix Winner
2007
Succeeded by
Keisuke Kunimoto
Awards
Preceded by
Paul di Resta
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
2005
Succeeded by
Oliver Turvey