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Edward Jones (born 12 February 1995) is an Emirati-born British racing driver.[1] At different points in his career Jones has competed under both British and Emirati licences,[2][3] most recently under the latter in the IndyCar Series for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2018.[4] He is the 2016 Indy Lights champion, winning for Carlin Motorsport in his second season in the series. He joined the IndyCar Series in 2017 racing for Dale Coyne Racing, placing 3rd at that year's Indianapolis 500.

Ed Jones
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Jones at the Firestone Grand Prix in 2019
NationalityBritish
BornEdward Jones
(1995-02-12) 12 February 1995 (age 24)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
IndyCar Series career
26 races run over 2 years
Team(s)Nos. 20/63 (Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa)
2018 position13th
Best finish13th (2018)
First race2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Last race2019 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 3 0
Previous series
2016
2014
2013
201213
2012
201113
2011
2011
Indy Lights
FIA European F3 Championship
British F3
European F3 Open Championship
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault UK
InterSteps Championship
Championship titles
2013
2016
European F3 Open Championship
Indy Lights

For 2019, Jones signed to drive the road and street course races and Indianapolis 500 for the joint entry Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa.[5]

Contents

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Born in Dubai, Jones began his racing career in karting in local championships at the age of nine. In 2005 he clinched the United Arab Emirates karting championship title.[6] He collected six titles in various classes before he started a karting campaign in Europe in 2008. He raced in the Rotax Max and KF3 categories until 2010.[7]

InterSteps and Formula RenaultEdit

In 2011 Jones made his debut in single-seaters taking part in the new-for-2011 InterSteps championship for Fortec Motorsport, finishing the championship in fourth place with one win.[8] As well as this, Jones raced for Fortec in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the British Formula Renault Championship, as well as the off-season Formula Renault UK Finals Series, finishing 15th in the standings with four-point-scoring finishes.[9]

Jones continued his collaboration with Fortec into 2012, competing in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0.[10] His only points in the Eurocup was a ninth place at Le Castellet, that brought him 27th place in the series standings.

Jones remained at Fortec in 2013, competing again in some of the Formula Renault Eurocup rounds taking two podium positions at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, Spielburg. He finished 11th in the championship with 45 points.[11]

Formula ThreeEdit

 
Ed Jones in F3 - Hockenheimring 2014

After contesting the final round of the 2012 European F3 Open Championship for Team West-Tec, Jones moved into the series full-time the following year, competing for the same team.[12] Despite missing the opening round, he exceeded Sandy Stuvik in the championship battle with six wins and another four podiums.[13]

Jones, who already competed for Fortec in the Hockenheimring round of the FIA European Formula Three Championship in 2013, raced for Carlin Motorsport in 2014.[14]

Indy LightsEdit

In 2015, Jones moved to the Indy Lights series, the recognised feeder championship for the IndyCar Series. He was signed to drive for Carlin, as he did in Formula 3, and took pole position and the race victory in both his and Carlin's first event in the series in St Petersburg.[15] He also won the second and third races of the season, and finished third in the championship standings.

In October 2015, it was announced that Jones would return with Carlin to the Indy Lights series for 2016.[16] With two wins at Barber and Indianapolis, Jones would claim the Lights championship over Santiago Urrutia in a controversial ending. During the last lap of the last race of the 2016 series in Laguna Seca, Jones was holding the 5th position but was helped by his teammate Félix Serrallés who was holding 4th position in the race. Serralles moved aside and gave his position to Jones making him the champion by a slim points difference.[17] Consequently he won the Earl Howe trophy for the best performance by a British driver in North America in 2016 [18]

IndyCarEdit

Dale Coyne Racing (2017)Edit

Having won the 2016 Indy Lights title, Jones stepped up to IndyCar for 2017. On 14 November 2016 he was announced as the driver of the No. 19 for Dale Coyne Racing alongside Sébastien Bourdais.[19] He achieved his first podium finish in the series at the 2017 Indy 500.[20] Jones was the 2017 Rookie of the Year.[21]

Chip Ganassi Racing (2018)Edit

On 25 October 2017, he was announced as the driver of the No. 10 for Chip Ganassi Racing alongside Scott Dixon for 2018.[22] In September 2018 it was announced that he would be replaced for 2019 by Felix Rosenqvist.[23]

Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa (2019)Edit

On 17 October 2018, it was confirmed that Jones would run all non-oval events as well as the 2019 Indianapolis 500 for a joint venture between Ed Carpenter Racing and Scudiera Corsa, driving the No. 20 in the road/street events and the No. 63 in the Indy 500.[24] In his first race with the team, Jones broke a bone in his hand after a shunt that knocked him out of the race.[25]

Jones with Scudiera Corsa places in the Fast 9 in Indianapolis 500 qualifying and eventually placed 5th overall in the field. Jones also topped a practice session as well.

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Podiums Points Position
2011 InterSteps Championship Fortec Motorsports 20 1 5 3 9 427 4th
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Formula Renault UK 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Formula Renault UK Finals Series 6 0 0 0 0 42 15th
2012 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 14 0 0 0 0 2 27th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 11 0 0 0 1 85 20th
European F3 Open Team West-Tec F3 2 0 0 0 1 0 NC†
2013 European F3 Open Team West-Tec F3 14 6 4 3 10 130 1st
British Formula 3 Championship - National Class 6 5 4 4 5 103 3rd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 12 0 0 0 2 45 11th
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 5 0 0 0 0 43 29th
FIA European Formula 3 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 19th
2014 FIA European Formula 3 Championship Carlin 20 0 0 0 2 70 13th
2015 Indy Lights Carlin 16 3 2 3 7 324 3rd
2016 Indy Lights Carlin 18 2 8 0 8 363 1st
2017 IndyCar Series Dale Coyne Racing 17 0 0 0 1 354 14th
2018 IndyCar Series Chip Ganassi Racing 17 0 0 0 2 343 13th

As Jones was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete FIA European Formula 3 Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 DC Points
2013 Fortec Motorsports Mercedes MNZ
1
MNZ
2
MNZ
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
HOC
1

20
HOC
2

23
HOC
3

20
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
RBR
1
RBR
2
RBR
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
NÜR
3
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
ZAN
3
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
HOC
1
HOC
2
HOC
3
NC† 0†
2014 Carlin Volkswagen SIL
1

8
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

15
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

3
HOC
3

15
PAU
1

8
PAU
2

Ret
PAU
3

17
HUN
1
HUN
2
HUN
3
SPA
1
SPA
2
SPA
3
NOR
1
NOR
2
NOR
3
MSC
1
MSC
2
MSC
3
RBR
1

NC
RBR
2

6
RBR
3

6
NÜR
1

10
NÜR
2

8
NÜR
3

DNS
IMO
1

13
IMO
2

13
IMO
3

Ret
HOC
1

13
HOC
2

14
HOC
3

9
13th 70

As Jones was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

American open-wheel racing resultsEdit

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2015 Carlin STP
1
STP
1
LBH
1
ALA
4
ALA
11
IMS
3
IMS
4
INDY
10
TOR
5
TOR
3
MIL
8
IOW
2
MDO
9
MDO
9
LAG
3
LAG
4
3rd 324
2016 Carlin STP
10
STP
7
PHX
2
ALA
1
ALA
2
IMS
1
IMS
4
INDY
2
RDA
4
RDA
13
IOW
3
TOR
6
TOR
5
MDO
6
MDO
11
WGL
2
LAG
2
LAG
4
1st 363

IndyCar SeriesEdit

(key)

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2017 Dale Coyne Racing Dallara DW12 Honda STP
10
LBH
6
ALA
16
PHX
11
IMS
19
INDY
3
DET
9
DET
22
TXS
17
ROA
7
IOW
18
TOR
20
MDO
21
POC
17
GTW
13
WGL
13
SNM
19
14th 354
2018 Chip Ganassi Racing STP
8
PHX
20
LBH
3
ALA
20
IMS
22
INDY
31
DET
6
DET
3
TXS
9
ROA
9
IOW
13
TOR
12
MDO
15
POC
12
GTW
8
POR
24
SNM
10
13th 343
2019 Ed Carpenter Racing
Scuderia Corsa
Chevrolet STP
21
COA
14
ALA
19
LBH
16
IMS
6
INDY
DET
DET
TXS
RDA
TOR
IOW
MDO
POC
GTW
POR
LAG
17th* 78*

* Season still in progress.

Indianapolis 500Edit

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2017 Dallara Honda 11 3 Dale Coyne Racing
2018 Dallara Honda 29 31 Chip Ganassi Racing
2019 Dallara Chevrolet 4 Scuderia Corsa with Ed Carpenter Racing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dubai-born Ed Jones wins Indy Lights Series to earn place at 2017 Indy 500 | The National". Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  2. ^ "2014 FIA FORMULA 3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON – Entry List" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Ed Jones - IndyCar". IndyCar.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ Errington, Tom. "Chip Ganassi reveals surprise Ed Jones signing for 2018 IndyCar". Autosport.com.
  5. ^ https://racer.com/2018/10/17/ecr-confirms-scuderia-corsa-indycar-partnership-jones/
  6. ^ "United Arab Emirates Championship – Cadet 2004". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  7. ^ "ABOUT". ej-racing.com. Edward Jones. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  8. ^ "InterSteps Championship 2011". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  9. ^ "ENTRY LIST". British Formula Renault Championship. Facebook. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  10. ^ "Fortec signs Jones for 2012 Eurocup campaign". Fortec Motorsports. Fortec Motorsports Ltd. 22 December 2011. Archived from the original on 4 January 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  11. ^ "A generation full of promise". World Series by Renault. Renault Sport. 18 February 2013. Archived from the original on 12 April 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  12. ^ Paice, Simon (20 December 2012). "Ed Jones makes Euro F3 switch". The Checkered Flag. BlackEagleMedia Network. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  13. ^ David, Gruz (10 November 2013). "Cougnaud takes maiden win, Jones secures title". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  14. ^ Tremayne, Sam (9 January 2014). "Carlin signs Ed Jones for 2014 European F3 campaign". Autosport. Haymarket. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race 1". IndyCar.com. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Jones Returns with Carlin, has sights on '16 title". IndyCar.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Ed Jones clinches Indy Lights title". F1Today.net. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  18. ^ http://www.mso.net, MSO.net -. "British Racing Drivers' Club". www.brdc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Indy Lights champion Jones signs with Coyne". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  20. ^ Reporter, Ashley Hammond, Staff (29 May 2017). "Landmark Indy 500 podium a stepping stone for Ed Jones". GulfNews. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Jones' season impresses, despite lack of rookie competition". IndyCar.com.
  22. ^ "Chip Ganassi Racing signs IndyCar Rookie of the Year Ed Jones". Autoweek.
  23. ^ "Rosenqvist to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019". Indianapolis Star.
  24. ^ "ECR confirms Scuderia Corsa IndyCar partnership, Jones". RACER. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  25. ^ Koelle, Christian. "Ed Jones Suffers Broken Bone in Hand in Accident in St. Petersburg Season Opener". Frontstretch. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Niccolò Schirò
European F3 Open Championship
Champion

2013
Succeeded by
Sandy Stuvik
Preceded by
Spencer Pigot
Indy Lights
Champion

2016
Succeeded by
Kyle Kaiser