James Jakes (born 4 August 1987 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is a racing driver. 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. For the 2004 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 in 2005. His two seasons in Formula Renault also helped him to attain a McLaren Autosport BRDC Award Nomination and also receive BRDC Rising Star status. Jakes did one round of the 2005 British Formula Three Championship in the National Class. In 2006 James made the move to the British Formula Three Championship full-time 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.
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