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Jake Dennis
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom.png British
P.o.B. Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK
D.o.B. 16 June 1995
Date of Death Unknown
Début Flag of Saudi Arabia.png 2021 Diriyah E-Prix I
Final Race
Best 3rd (2020/21)
First Win Flag of Spain.png 2021 Valencia E-Prix II
Teams Unknown
Formula E Career
Entries 23 (23 Starts)
Wins 2
Poles 1
F.L.s 0
T.P.s 0
Podiums 3
FanBoosts 1
Current Season
Team Flag of the United States.png Avalanche Andretti Formula E
Number Standings Points
27 11th 28

Jake Dennis (born 16 June 1995 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK) is a British racing driver, who competes in the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with Avalanche Andretti.[1] Entering his sophomore season having joined FE as a factory driver with BMW and Andretti in 2020/21, Dennis came to FE after competing in a mix of series including the DTM and GP3 Series.[2]

Dennis' rookie season saw him partner Maximilian Günther at the BMW-Andretti entry, with a slow start to the campaign seeing Dennis come under early scrutiny.[2] Yet, a maiden victory at the 2021 Valencia E-Prix II would kick-start Dennis' season and set him up as a title pretender, although a crash at the final race while running in the lead group saw him end the season in third.[3]

With BMW leaving FE at the end of the season, Dennis signed with Andretti as their lead driver for the 2021/22 season, partnered by FE rookie Oliver Askew.[1]

Background

Dennis began his career in karting at the age of ten, before progressing through the ranks until the end of 2010.[4] For 2011 Dennis would move into the InterSteps Championship, claiming the title, while also getting a run at the Formula Renault UK Finals Series at the end of the season.[4] That led him into a seat with Fortec Motorsport in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2012, claiming the title in the latter.[4]

Single-Seater Starlet: 2012 - 2017

Dennis' performance in 2012 saw him nominated, and ultimately win, the 2012 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award, becoming the youngest ever winner.[4] The Brit would subsequently spend 2013 in the two aforementioned Formula Renault Series, while also securing funding to race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.[4] Dennis duly made his F3 debut in 2014, claiming ninth in the Championship having steadily improved across the season.[4]

2015 saw Dennis again improve in European F3, sweeping to six victories and third in the Championship after a switch to Prema Powerteam.[4] He duly switched to the GP3 Series for 2016, while also getting a chance to drive in the World Endurance Championship in the LMP2 class.[4] His maiden GP3 Season ended with two race wins and fourth in the Championship, although his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut ended with a retirement.[4]

GT Gains: 2017 - 2018

For 2017 Dennis would move away from single-seater racing, although he would start the season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, before switching to the Blancpain GT Series with Team WRT.[4] A quiet season saw Dennis fail to challenge for any titles, although he would secure an Audi supported campaign in the ADAC GT Masters for 2018.[4]

DTM Drama: 2019 - 2020

For 2019 Dennis was offered a seat in the fledgling Aston Martin programme in the DTM, signing for their lead team alongside Paul di Resta.[4] The Brit went on to secure the British marque's maiden points in the Series, although a turbulent season saw him slip to seventeenth in the Championship, before the programme was cancelled at the end of the season.[4] For 2020 Dennis was left without a permanent seat, although he did get one-off drives in the ELMS and GT International Championship.[4]

Formula E History

Dennis was announced as the second driver for the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team ahead of the 2020/21 FIA Formula E World Championship, partnering Maximilian Günther for the campaign.[2] The Brit was a surprise choice for the second BMW factory seat, after widespread reports that they would choose one of their roster of DTM drivers, several of whom had tested their FE cars in the past.[2]

Rookie Rise: 2020/21

Dennis endured a slow start to his rookie FE season, opening his campaign with a quiet run to twelfth at the season opening 2021 Diriyah E-Prix I, while also claiming his first FanBoost win.[5]

Andretti Ace: 2021/22

After BMW left FE ahead of the 2021/22 season, Dennis opted to sign a deal with Andretti to remain in the series for a second season, with the American squad partnering him with American rookie Oliver Askew.[1]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Jake Dennis's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Jake Dennis during their FE career:

Jake Dennis's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2020/21 Flag of the United States.png BMW i Andretti Motorsport[2] 27 BMW iFE.21 3rd 91
2021/22 Flag of the United States.png Avalance Andretti Formula E[1] 27 BMW iFE.21

Career Results

Below is a table showing Jake Dennis's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
2020/21 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Spain.png Flag of Spain.png Flag of Monaco.png Flag of Mexico.png Flag of Mexico.png Flag of the United States.png Flag of the United States.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png 3rd 91
12th Ret Ret 13th 8th 1stG 16th 5th 5thG Ret 16th 1st 9th 5th Ret
2021/22 Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Saudi Arabia.png Flag of Mexico.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Italy.png Flag of Monaco.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Germany.png Flag of Indonesia.png Flag of Morocco.png Flag of the United States.png Flag of the United States.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png Flag of the United Kingdom.png Flag of South Korea.png Flag of South Korea.png 11th 28
3rd 5th 10th 13th Ret 9th 13th 13th

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sam Smith, 'DENNIS KEEPS ANDRETTI FE SEAT, INDY NAMES IN MIX TO JOIN HIM', the-race.com, (The Race, 13/08/2021), https://the-race.com/formula-e/dennis-keeps-andretti-fe-seat-indy-names-in-mix-to-join-him/, (Accessed 13/08/2021)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Valentin Khorounzhiy, 'BMW PICKS DENNIS AS SURPRISE SIMS REPLACEMENT', the-race.com, (The Race, 30/10/2020), https://the-race.com/formula-e/bmw-picks-dennis-as-surprise-sims-replacement/, (Accessed 30/10/2020)
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Ber21R2
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 'Jake Dennis', driverdb.com, (Driver Database, 2020), https://www.driverdb.com/drivers/jake-dennis/, (Accessed 26/05/2020)
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Dir21R1
2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDragon/Penske AutosportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingJaguar RacingMahindra RacingMercedes-EQ Formula E TeamNIO 333 FE TeamNissan e.DamsROKiT Venturi RacingTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraMercedes-BenzNIONissanPenskePorsche
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE07BMW iFE.21DS E-Tense FE20DS E-Tense FE 21Jaguar I-Type VMahindra M7ElectroMercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02NIO 333 FE 001Nissan IM02Nissan IM03Penske EV-4Penske EV-5Porsche 99X Electric
Drivers
4 Robin Frijns5 Stoffel Vandoorne6 Nico Müller/Joel Eriksson7 Sérgio Sette Câmara8 Oliver Turvey10 Sam Bird11 Lucas di Grassi13 António Félix da Costa17 Nyck de Vries20 Mitch Evans22 Oliver Rowland23 Sébastien Buemi25 Jean-Éric Vergne27 Jake Dennis28 Maximilian Günther29 Alexander Sims33 René Rast36 André Lotterer48 Edoardo Mortara71 Norman Nato88 Tom Blomqvist94 Alex Lynn99 Pascal Wehrlein
E-Prix
Diriyah IDiriyah IIRome IRome IIValencia IValencia IIMonacoPuebla IPuebla IINew York City INew York City IILondon ILondon IIBerlin IBerlin II
Cancelled E-Prix
Marrakesh E-PrixMexico City E-PrixParis E-PrixSantiago E-PrixSanya E-PrixSeoul E-Prix
Tests
Valencia
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Entrants
Avalanche Andretti Formula EDragon/Penske AutosportDS TecheetahEnvision RacingJaguar TCS RacingMahindra RacingMercedes-EQ Formula E TeamNIO 333 FE TeamNissan e.DamsROKiT Venturi RacingTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team
Manufacturers
BMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraMercedes-BenzNIONissanPenskePorsche
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE07BMW iFE.21DS E-Tense FE21Jaguar I-Type VMahindra M7ElectroMercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02NIO 333 FE 001Nissan IM03Penske EV-5Porsche 99X Electric
Drivers
3 Oliver Turvey4 Robin Frijns5 Stoffel Vandoorne7 Sérgio Sette Câmara9 Mitch Evans10 Sam Bird11 Lucas di Grassi13 António Félix da Costa17 Nyck de Vries22 Maximilian Günther23 Sébastien Buemi25 Jean-Éric Vergne27 Jake Dennis28 Oliver Askew29 Alexander Sims30 Oliver Rowland33 Dan Ticktum36 André Lotterer37 Nick Cassidy48 Edoardo Mortara94 Pascal Wehrlein99 Antonio Giovinazzi
E-Prix
Diriyah IDiriyah IIMexico CityRome IRome IIMonacoBerlin IBerlin IIJakartaMarrakeshNew York City INew York City IILondon ILondon IISeoul ISeoul II
Cancelled E-Prix
Cape Town E-Prix • Vancouver E-Prix
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Valencia
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