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James Jakes

James Jakes, Indy Barber testing, Birmingham, Alabama, 15th March 2011. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2011. Used with Permission.

James Jakes, Indy Barber testing, Birmingham, Alabama, 15th March 2011. Copyright LAT Photographic 2011. Used with Permission.

Born:

04 Aug 1987
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Nationality:

Great Britain

Indy 500s:

3 (2011-2015)

GP2 graduate who moved over to the Indycar Series in 2011, and who then competed for three seasons in the category. In 2014, however, he was without a drive but the wait was worth it as he moved back to the championship in 2015. In 2016, James made a move away from single-seaters and moved into the World Endurance Championship. Jakes started racing cars at a very young age, racing in the BRSCC T-Car series as a fourteen-year-old back in 2002. James followed the normal lower formulae rungs up the ladder before his move Stateside nine years later.

Biography last updated 2 Mar 2016