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James Jakes

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James Jakes (born 4 August 1987 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is a racing driver, currently driving in the GP2 Asia Series for Super Nova Racing.

Career

Jakes started his racing career in 2002 competing in 5 rounds of the T-Car Championship. In 2003 James continued in T-cars, finishing 2nd in the championship. This stepping stone propelled James to the next stage of his racing career.

For the 2004/05 season, Jakes moved into the British Formula Renault Championship with Team AKA. Jakes progressed his skills as a racing driver to the point where he was regularly contending for race wins, helping him to attain 3rd in the championship. His two seasons in Formula Renault also helped him to attain a McLaren Autosport BRDC Award Nomination and also receive BRDC Rising Star status.

In 2006 James made the move to the British Formula Three Championship with Hitech Racing where he finished 8th and also finished 6th in the Macau Grand Prix.

For 2007 James moved on to the Formula Three Euroseries with Manor Motorsport. He finished fifth in the championship, with one win coming at Magny-Cours. Staying in the championship for a sophomore season, Jakes changed teams to be one of the four drivers at the highly successful ART Grand Prix team. He joined fellow Brit Jon Lancaster in the team, with his other team-mates being Frenchman Jules Bianchi, and German Nicolas Hülkenberg. He did lie in fifth place at one point in the season, having won on the street circuit at Pau but tailed off to be thirteenth in the championship.

He drove in the 2008-09 GP2 Asia Series season for the Super Nova Racing team.

Racing record

Complete GP2 Series results

Complete GP2 Asia Series results

(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 DC Points
2008-09 Super Nova Racing CHN
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

11
UAE
FEA

12
UAE
SPR

C
BHR
FEA

22
BHR
SPR

Ret
QAT
FEA

9
QAT
SPR

9
MAL
FEA

3
MAL
SPR

Ret
BHR
FEA

10
BHR
SPR

14
16th 7

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