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Jack Aitken (born 23 September 1995) is a British[1] racing driver currently competing in Formula 2 for Campos Racing.[2] Aitken began his career in karting at Buckmore Park, aged 7. He made the transition to cars when he competed in the Intersteps Championship with Fortec Motorsport, with whom he then went on to race with in the Formula Renault BARC Winter Series, Formula Renault NEC and Formula Renault Eurocup. He is also reserve driver for the Renault F1 Team.

Jack Aitken
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Aitken in 2018
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born (1995-09-23) 23 September 1995 (age 24)
London, England
FIA Formula 2 Championship career
Debut season2018
Current teamCampos Racing
Car number15
Former teamsART Grand Prix
Starts43
Wins4
Poles0
Fastest laps2
Best finish11th in 2018
Championship titles
2015
2015
2015
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Pro Mazda Winterfest

CareerEdit

KartingEdit

Aitken started his career karting, at Buckmore Park in Kent.

Formula Renault EurocupEdit

Aitken entered his first full season of Formula Renault Eurocup in 2014[3] with Fortec Motorsports. He won one race at the Hungaroring, and finished on the podium four times. During the first half of the campaign, he had to finish off his A Levels while attending Westminster School. At the start of 2015, he moved to Koiranen GP for the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season.

Aitken won the title at the final round in Jerez, after winning the Formula Renault Alps title at the same track one week previously.[4]

Formula Renault AlpsEdit

In 2015, Aitken entered the Formula Renault Alps Championship, alongside his campaign in Formula Renault Eurocup. He won this title at the final round in Jerez.

GP3 SeriesEdit

In January 2016, it was announced Aitken would step up to the series with Arden International. In his maiden season, he claimed a victory in the second race Spa-Francorchamps and claimed six additional podiums to finish fifth in the overall standings. In February 2017, it was announced that Aitken would remain in the series, switching to team champions ART Grand Prix.

Formula 2Edit

In January 2018, ART Grand Prix announced Aitken would join their Formula 2 team for the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship.[5] He took his first victory in the Barcelona sprint race.[6] For the 2019 season, Aitken moved to Campos Racing.[7] Aitken took his first win of the season, and Campos Racing's first win in Formula 2, at the Azerbaijan feature race. He also won his home sprint race at Silverstone, after overtaking Louis Delétraz on lap 17. Aitken also won the Monza sprint race after defending from the MP Motorsport car of Jordan King. King criticised Aitken’s defensive driving as he claimed after the race that Aitken was weaving down the straight.

Formula OneEdit

In February 2016, Aitken was one of four drivers confirmed to join the young driver program of Renault F1. In September 2017, Aitken sampled Formula One machinery for the first time, testing the Lotus E20 at Jerez. In February 2018, Aitken was appointed as third and reserve driver for Renault.[1][8] For 2019, Aitken was confirmed to continue as test driver for Renault.[9]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2012 Dunlop Intersteps Championship Fortec Motorsports 23 2 2 3 13 490 3rd
2013 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Fortec Motorsports 16 0 1 1 5 230 2nd
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
Manor MP Motorsport 4 0 0 0 0
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsports 14 1 1 0 4 86 7th
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 8 0 0 1 0 0 NC†
Pro Mazda Championship Team Pelfrey 2 0 0 0 0 31 20th
2015 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Koiranen GP 17 5 4 3 3 206 1st
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps 15 4 3 3 7 242 1st
Pro Mazda Winterfest Team Pelfrey 5 3 1 2 4 167 1st
2016 GP3 Series Arden International 18 1 0 2 7 148 5th
Euroformula Open Championship RP Motorsport 4 2 2 1 3 71 8th
Spanish Formula 3 Championship 2 1 1 1 1 27 7th
Formula V8 3.5 Series 4 0 1 0 0 14 15th
2017 GP3 Series ART Grand Prix 15 1 2 2 6 141 2nd
2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship ART Grand Prix 23 1 0 0 2 63 11th
Formula One Renault Sport F1 Team Third and reserve driver
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship Campos Racing 20 3 0 2 7 159 5th*
Formula One Renault F1 Team Test driver

As Aitken was a guest driver, he was ineligible for championship points.
* Season still in progress.

Complete GP3 Series resultsEdit

(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 Pos Points
2016 Arden International CAT
FEA

20
CAT
SPR

19
RBR
FEA

9
RBR
SPR

5
SIL
FEA

13
SIL
SPR

6
HUN
FEA

9
HUN
SPR

6
HOC
FEA

6
HOC
SPR

2
SPA
FEA

5
SPA
SPR

1
MNZ
FEA

2
MNZ
SPR

5
SEP
FEA

2
SEP
SPR

3
YMC
FEA

3
YMC
SPR

2
5th 148
2017 ART Grand Prix CAT
FEA

Ret
CAT
SPR

12
RBR
FEA

2
RBR
SPR

5
SIL
FEA

4
SIL
SPR

2
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

Ret
SPA
FEA

2
SPA
SPR

18
MNZ
FEA

2
MNZ
SPR

C
JER
FEA

3
JER
SPR

6
YMC
FEA

14
YMC
SPR

8
2nd 141

Complete Formula V8 3.5 Series resultsEdit

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Points
2016 RP Motorsport ALC
1
ALC
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
LEC
1
LEC
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
RBR
1
RBR
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
JER
1

DSQ
JER
2

4
CAT
1

11
CAT
2

9
15th 14

Complete FIA Formula 2 Championship resultsEdit

(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 23 24 DC Points
2018 ART Grand Prix BHR
FEA

9
BHR
SPR

18
BAK
FEA

2
BAK
SPR

11
CAT
FEA

6
CAT
SPR

1
MON
FEA

7
MON
SPR

Ret
LEC
FEA

11
LEC
SPR

DNS
RBR
FEA

Ret
RBR
SPR

18
SIL
FEA

13
SIL
SPR

12
HUN
FEA

4
HUN
SPR

10
SPA
FEA

11
SPA
SPR

10
MNZ
FEA

17†
MNZ
SPR

8
SOC
FEA

14
SOC
SPR

Ret
YMC
FEA

10
YMC
SPR

13
11th 63
2019 Campos Racing BHR
FEA

7
BHR
SPR

11
BAK
FEA

1
BAK
SPR

3
CAT
FEA

2
CAT
SPR

8
MON
FEA

17†
MON
SPR

13
LEC
FEA

3
LEC
SPR

4
RBR
FEA

10
RBR
SPR

18
SIL
FEA

5
SIL
SPR

1
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

5
SPA
FEA

C
SPA
SPR

C
MNZ
FEA

8
MNZ
SPR

1
SOC
FEA

7
SOC
SPR

11
YMC
FEA

YMC
SPR

5th* 159*

Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.
* Season still in progress.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Drivers – Jack Aitken". Renault Sport. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Aitken moves to Campos for 2019 F2 season". www.motorsport.com. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ http://jackaitken.com/blog/2014/01/20/jack-aitken-steps-up-to-eurocup-formula-renault-2-0-for-2014/
  4. ^ http://renaultsport.com/2015-an-exceptional-year-in-Formula-Renault-2-0.html
  5. ^ Horton, Phillip. "Formula 2: Jack Aitken expects to be among F2 leaders from the outset". Motorsport Week. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  6. ^ Horton, Phillip. "Formula 2: Renault tester Jack Aitken takes maiden F2 victory in Barcelona Sprint Race". Motorsport Week. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  7. ^ Horton, Phillip. "Formula 2: Jack Aitken secures switch to Campos for 2019". Motorsport Week. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  8. ^ Barretto, Lawrence (20 February 2018). "Renault F1 team gives reserve driver role to Jack Aitken". Autosport. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  9. ^ Horton, Phillip. "Formula 1: Sergey Sirotkin secures Renault F1 reserve role, F2's Jack Aitken as tester". Motorsport Week. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Spencer Pigot
Pro Mazda Winterfest
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)
Preceded by
Nyck de Vries
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
None
(Series ended)
Preceded by
Nyck de Vries
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Lando Norris