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About Jake Dennis

Jake Dennis

Jake Dennis is a versatile British Racing Driver competing in the Blancpain GT Endurance Series with R-Motorsport.

Since his debut, Jake has competed in the highest pedigree of Junior Single Seater Racing Formula's, becoming a multiple race winner and championship contendor in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup, FIA Formula 3 European Championship and GP3 Series.

This season Jake will be competing in the 2018 Blancpain Endurance Series with R-Motorsport, in an Aston Martin Racing prepared V12 Vantage GT3.

Jake will be combining his racing duties with his Simulator and Development role at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing - which includes a Formula One testing outing at the Barcelona In-Season test.

Career

Jake has been racing since 2007, where he first started karting in the Comer Cadet class, competing in the MSA Cadet British Championship.
He won multiple MSA British Karting Championship and the U18 World Karting Championship before moving into single-seaters.

Jake dominated the inaugral Interseps Championship and moved into Formula Renault 2.0.
He won the Formula Renault Northern European Cup in his debut season as well as winning the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 2012, before going onto finish 4th in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in 2013.

Two years in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship saw Jake finish 3rd in 2015 with Prema Powerteam, taking multiple victories along the way. 
GP3 with Arden International was his next challenge, where after a challenging start, he finished 4th overall in the hugely competitive field, before making the move into GT Racing in 2017.

For more information and the highlights of Jake's racing career, view each of the keys periods in his racing story via the Timeline below.

Driver CV

Name:Jake Dennis
Date of Birth:16th June 1995 (23 years old)
Nationality: British
Residence: Nuneaton, UK
Height: 187cm
Weight: 70kg
Hobbies: Cycling, Squash, Table Tennis, Karting, Simulator Racing
Honours: 2012 McLaren BRDC Autosport Award Winner
Favourite Circuit: Spa-Francorchamps

Accolades

During his single-seater career, Jake was crowned champion in the MSA Intersteps Championship and Formula Renault Northern European Cup in successive seasons.

Jake is also a previous winner of the coveted McLaren BRDC Autosport Award, of which at the time he was the youngest ever driver to claim one of the most prestigious prize's in British Motorsport.

2018 Season

Karting

2007-2010

Karting

Jake Dennis started racing at the age of eight after watching his father Steve compete in national 250cc gearbox class events. With numerous club wins under his belt he stepped up to a full season of championship level racing in 2005, finishing the year as South West Cadet Champion and Best Up and Coming Cadet in the Rissington Club Championships. 


The following year he competed in the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow and Super 1 MSA Cadet Championships, he finished third in the Shenington Club Championship.

Throughout 2007 he continued to establish his credentials with numerous heat wins, fastest laps and record laps in club and championship events.

Since 2008 with the backing of the Racing Steps Foundation - Jake won the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Championship, the USA SuperNationals Junior Championship, the ABkC 0-Plate Championship, the MSA Super 1 British Junior Championship and the inaugural CIK-FIA U18 World Championship.

Intersteps

2011

Intersteps

In 2011, Jake moved up into single-seaters in the new Intersteps Championship, which uses the Formula BMW chassis.

At the first round at Silverstone, he was on pole twice, won both races and took the fastest lap in both races. He won one of the three races at Snetterton, and repeated that at the next round at Rockingham before a double win at Donington.

He continued to edge towards the title despite going win-less at Thruxton and Brands Hatch, before winning the first race at the season finale at Croft, sealing the championship with a second-place in race two and then winning the final race of the season.

Jake made his debut in Formula Renault at the end of 2011 by taking part in the UK Finals Series. He scored a best result of fifth from the six races, but also failed to finish three of them. That left him down in 19th in the final classification.

Formula Renault 2.0

2012-2013

Formula Renault 2.0

Jake was due to step up to Formula Renault UK full-time in 2012 but the series was cancelled as Jake was one of only five confirmed entries approaching the season opener. His Fortec team therefore switched to the Northern European Cup. At the season opener at Hockenheim, Jake came third in the first race, won the second race and then came third in the third race to put him in the championship lead.

Jake took three victories, two pole positions, three fastest laps and a further eleven podiums in the 2012 season. This took him to the 2012 Formula Renault NEC Championship with a round to spare!
His success in single-seaters put him in the coveted McLaren Autosport BRDC Award selection -where Jake became at the time, the youngest ever winner of the award.

He competed in a second season of Formula Renault 2.0 in 2013, this time in the Eurocup championship. In a hugely competitive season racing against current F1 drivers such as Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, as well as fellow RSF graduate Oliver Rowland, Jake finished 4th in his maiden season in the championship - prompting him to step up into FIA Formula 3 in 2014.

FIA Formula 3

2014-2015

FIA Formula 3

2014 saw Jake debut in the hugely competitive FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Carlin Motorsport. In his first season in the championship he was classified as a 'Rookie' in the hugely competitive class - racing against another batch of current F1 drivers; Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen.

Jake took 9th overall in the Driver's Championship and 3rd overall in the Rookie Championship - just behind Ocon and Verstappen. Jake took three overall podiums, as well as nineteen Rookie Podiums and three Rookie wins.

2015 saw Jake move to reigning Team's Champions Prema Powerteam. Jake was in the battle for the overall championship this season, taking six wins, sixteen podiums and six pole positions - taking him to 3rd overall in the championship on 377 points.

Jake's stand out performances included a triple pole position at the Grand Prix de Pau, double victory at Spa-Francorchamps and making his debut in the Macau Grand Prix. Jake's performances helped the Team once again to become FIA F3 champions once again.

GP3 Series

2016

GP3 Series

2016 saw Jake contest a dual campaign in the GP3 Series, aswell as a debut in LMP2 with Jota Sport., as a part of the partnership formed between Arden and Jota for the season.

Jake endured a difficult start to the season with the new GP3/16 Dallara car for the season, suffering terrible luck with several collisions from other drivers denying him valuable points. The second half of the season was much kinder to Jake, as he scored the most points out of all the drivers in the field in this period from Budapest onwards!

Jake took took 4th overall in the GP3 Series with two wins and five podium finishes in the Formula 1 support series - finishing on 149 points as the lead Arden and British Driver in the Championship.

In his outings with Jota Sport in the G-Drive Gibson LMP2, Jake put in some starring performances which put his name about in the GT3 and Endurance Racing stable. He competed in some iconic events such as the 6 Hours of Spa and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the World Endurance Championship (WEC)

At the end of 2016, Jake announced he will be pursuing a career as a professional racing driver in GT and Sportscar racing.

Blancpain GT

2017-2018

Blancpain GT

2017 saw Jake change disciplines and move into the Blancpain Endurance Championship with reigning champions WRT Audi.He went onto take his maiden pole position in GT racing that season, alongside multiple podiums in an impressive maiden campaign - which also saw him triumph in the GT Asia series as well.

Jake paired his GT driving duties with some early season outings for Carlin in FIA Formula 3, taking podiums and helping develop the new F317 Dallara car - which eventually saw the team take the Driver's Championship that season.

2018 will see Jake make the move to the newly formed R-Motorsport Aston Martin Racing Team, as well as beginning his direct involvement within Formula One, as he works with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing at a Simulator and Development Driver.

2007-2010

Karting

Jake Dennis started racing at the age of eight after watching his father Steve compete in national 250cc gearbox class events. With numerous club wins under his belt he stepped up to a full season of championship level racing in 2005, finishing the year as South West Cadet Champion and Best Up and Coming Cadet in the Rissington Club Championships. 


The following year he competed in the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow and Super 1 MSA Cadet Championships, he finished third in the Shenington Club Championship.

Throughout 2007 he continued to establish his credentials with numerous heat wins, fastest laps and record laps in club and championship events.

Since 2008 with the backing of the Racing Steps Foundation - Jake won the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Championship, the USA SuperNationals Junior Championship, the ABkC 0-Plate Championship, the MSA Super 1 British Junior Championship and the inaugural CIK-FIA U18 World Championship.

2007-2010

Karting

Jake Dennis started racing at the age of eight after watching his father Steve compete in national 250cc gearbox class events. With numerous club wins under his belt he stepped up to a full season of championship level racing in 2005, finishing the year as South West Cadet Champion and Best Up and Coming Cadet in the Rissington Club Championships. 


The following year he competed in the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow and Super 1 MSA Cadet Championships, he finished third in the Shenington Club Championship.

Throughout 2007 he continued to establish his credentials with numerous heat wins, fastest laps and record laps in club and championship events.

Since 2008 with the backing of the Racing Steps Foundation - Jake won the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Championship, the USA SuperNationals Junior Championship, the ABkC 0-Plate Championship, the MSA Super 1 British Junior Championship and the inaugural CIK-FIA U18 World Championship.

2011

Intersteps

In 2011, Jake moved up into single-seaters in the new Intersteps Championship, which uses the Formula BMW chassis.

At the first round at Silverstone, he was on pole twice, won both races and took the fastest lap in both races. He won one of the three races at Snetterton, and repeated that at the next round at Rockingham before a double win at Donington.

He continued to edge towards the title despite going win-less at Thruxton and Brands Hatch, before winning the first race at the season finale at Croft, sealing the championship with a second-place in race two and then winning the final race of the season.

Jake made his debut in Formula Renault at the end of 2011 by taking part in the UK Finals Series. He scored a best result of fifth from the six races, but also failed to finish three of them. That left him down in 19th in the final classification.

2011

Intersteps

In 2011, Jake moved up into single-seaters in the new Intersteps Championship, which uses the Formula BMW chassis.

At the first round at Silverstone, he was on pole twice, won both races and took the fastest lap in both races. He won one of the three races at Snetterton, and repeated that at the next round at Rockingham before a double win at Donington.

He continued to edge towards the title despite going win-less at Thruxton and Brands Hatch, before winning the first race at the season finale at Croft, sealing the championship with a second-place in race two and then winning the final race of the season.

Jake made his debut in Formula Renault at the end of 2011 by taking part in the UK Finals Series. He scored a best result of fifth from the six races, but also failed to finish three of them. That left him down in 19th in the final classification.

2012-2013

Formula Renault 2.0

Jake was due to step up to Formula Renault UK full-time in 2012 but the series was cancelled as Jake was one of only five confirmed entries approaching the season opener. His Fortec team therefore switched to the Northern European Cup. At the season opener at Hockenheim, Jake came third in the first race, won the second race and then came third in the third race to put him in the championship lead.

Jake took three victories, two pole positions, three fastest laps and a further eleven podiums in the 2012 season. This took him to the 2012 Formula Renault NEC Championship with a round to spare!
His success in single-seaters put him in the coveted McLaren Autosport BRDC Award selection -where Jake became at the time, the youngest ever winner of the award.

He competed in a second season of Formula Renault 2.0 in 2013, this time in the Eurocup championship. In a hugely competitive season racing against current F1 drivers such as Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, as well as fellow RSF graduate Oliver Rowland, Jake finished 4th in his maiden season in the championship - prompting him to step up into FIA Formula 3 in 2014.

2012-2013

Formula Renault 2.0

Jake was due to step up to Formula Renault UK full-time in 2012 but the series was cancelled as Jake was one of only five confirmed entries approaching the season opener. His Fortec team therefore switched to the Northern European Cup. At the season opener at Hockenheim, Jake came third in the first race, won the second race and then came third in the third race to put him in the championship lead.

Jake took three victories, two pole positions, three fastest laps and a further eleven podiums in the 2012 season. This took him to the 2012 Formula Renault NEC Championship with a round to spare!
His success in single-seaters put him in the coveted McLaren Autosport BRDC Award selection -where Jake became at the time, the youngest ever winner of the award.

He competed in a second season of Formula Renault 2.0 in 2013, this time in the Eurocup championship. In a hugely competitive season racing against current F1 drivers such as Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, as well as fellow RSF graduate Oliver Rowland, Jake finished 4th in his maiden season in the championship - prompting him to step up into FIA Formula 3 in 2014.

2014-2015

FIA Formula 3

2014 saw Jake debut in the hugely competitive FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Carlin Motorsport. In his first season in the championship he was classified as a 'Rookie' in the hugely competitive class - racing against another batch of current F1 drivers; Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen.

Jake took 9th overall in the Driver's Championship and 3rd overall in the Rookie Championship - just behind Ocon and Verstappen. Jake took three overall podiums, as well as nineteen Rookie Podiums and three Rookie wins.

2015 saw Jake move to reigning Team's Champions Prema Powerteam. Jake was in the battle for the overall championship this season, taking six wins, sixteen podiums and six pole positions - taking him to 3rd overall in the championship on 377 points.

Jake's stand out performances included a triple pole position at the Grand Prix de Pau, double victory at Spa-Francorchamps and making his debut in the Macau Grand Prix. Jake's performances helped the Team once again to become FIA F3 champions once again.

2014-2015

FIA Formula 3

2014 saw Jake debut in the hugely competitive FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Carlin Motorsport. In his first season in the championship he was classified as a 'Rookie' in the hugely competitive class - racing against another batch of current F1 drivers; Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen.

Jake took 9th overall in the Driver's Championship and 3rd overall in the Rookie Championship - just behind Ocon and Verstappen. Jake took three overall podiums, as well as nineteen Rookie Podiums and three Rookie wins.

2015 saw Jake move to reigning Team's Champions Prema Powerteam. Jake was in the battle for the overall championship this season, taking six wins, sixteen podiums and six pole positions - taking him to 3rd overall in the championship on 377 points.

Jake's stand out performances included a triple pole position at the Grand Prix de Pau, double victory at Spa-Francorchamps and making his debut in the Macau Grand Prix. Jake's performances helped the Team once again to become FIA F3 champions once again.

2016

GP3 Series

2016 saw Jake contest a dual campaign in the GP3 Series, aswell as a debut in LMP2 with Jota Sport., as a part of the partnership formed between Arden and Jota for the season.

Jake endured a difficult start to the season with the new GP3/16 Dallara car for the season, suffering terrible luck with several collisions from other drivers denying him valuable points. The second half of the season was much kinder to Jake, as he scored the most points out of all the drivers in the field in this period from Budapest onwards!

Jake took took 4th overall in the GP3 Series with two wins and five podium finishes in the Formula 1 support series - finishing on 149 points as the lead Arden and British Driver in the Championship.

In his outings with Jota Sport in the G-Drive Gibson LMP2, Jake put in some starring performances which put his name about in the GT3 and Endurance Racing stable. He competed in some iconic events such as the 6 Hours of Spa and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the World Endurance Championship (WEC)

At the end of 2016, Jake announced he will be pursuing a career as a professional racing driver in GT and Sportscar racing.

2016

GP3 Series

2016 saw Jake contest a dual campaign in the GP3 Series, aswell as a debut in LMP2 with Jota Sport., as a part of the partnership formed between Arden and Jota for the season.

Jake endured a difficult start to the season with the new GP3/16 Dallara car for the season, suffering terrible luck with several collisions from other drivers denying him valuable points. The second half of the season was much kinder to Jake, as he scored the most points out of all the drivers in the field in this period from Budapest onwards!

Jake took took 4th overall in the GP3 Series with two wins and five podium finishes in the Formula 1 support series - finishing on 149 points as the lead Arden and British Driver in the Championship.

In his outings with Jota Sport in the G-Drive Gibson LMP2, Jake put in some starring performances which put his name about in the GT3 and Endurance Racing stable. He competed in some iconic events such as the 6 Hours of Spa and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the World Endurance Championship (WEC)

At the end of 2016, Jake announced he will be pursuing a career as a professional racing driver in GT and Sportscar racing.

2017-2018

Blancpain GT

2017 saw Jake change disciplines and move into the Blancpain Endurance Championship with reigning champions WRT Audi.He went onto take his maiden pole position in GT racing that season, alongside multiple podiums in an impressive maiden campaign - which also saw him triumph in the GT Asia series as well.

Jake paired his GT driving duties with some early season outings for Carlin in FIA Formula 3, taking podiums and helping develop the new F317 Dallara car - which eventually saw the team take the Driver's Championship that season.

2018 will see Jake make the move to the newly formed R-Motorsport Aston Martin Racing Team, as well as beginning his direct involvement within Formula One, as he works with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing at a Simulator and Development Driver.

2017-2018

Blancpain GT

2017 saw Jake change disciplines and move into the Blancpain Endurance Championship with reigning champions WRT Audi.He went onto take his maiden pole position in GT racing that season, alongside multiple podiums in an impressive maiden campaign - which also saw him triumph in the GT Asia series as well.

Jake paired his GT driving duties with some early season outings for Carlin in FIA Formula 3, taking podiums and helping develop the new F317 Dallara car - which eventually saw the team take the Driver's Championship that season.

2018 will see Jake make the move to the newly formed R-Motorsport Aston Martin Racing Team, as well as beginning his direct involvement within Formula One, as he works with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing at a Simulator and Development Driver.