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Jack Harvey

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Born: 15 April 1993 in Bassingham, Lincolnshire, UK

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Jack Harvey (racing driver) page on 1 August 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Karting

Harvey began his kart racing career at the age of nine. In 2006 he won the MSA Super One British title by a single point, and the Kartmasters British Grand Prix, both in the ICA-J class.

In 2007 Harvey become a driver for the Italian Maranello team, in the newly created KF3 category. He ended up winning four trophies by the end of the year, with the Andrea Margutti Trophy, another Kartmasters title, the Italian Open Masters championship and became European Champion in KF3.

For the 2008 season, Harvey signed with the Birel Motorsport team as an KF2 driver, and became Asia-Pacific Champion.

Formula BMW

Harvey began his formula racing career in the 2009 Formula BMW Europe season with Fortec Motorsport. Harvey is a member of the Racing Steps Foundation, helping young British drivers achieve success in the national and international series. He finish seventh overall in the championship, with a win at the Masters of Formula 3-supporting round at Zandvoort and two poles at Zandvoort and Monza. Following his successes, the British Racing Drivers' Club made him a member of their "Rising Star" initiative.

In 2010 Harvey finished the year as vice–champion after an intense battle with Robin Frijns and eventual champion, entering the final round of the championship with a seven-point lead over Frijns, Harvey extended its lead by taking the pole position for both races, unfortunately he was pushed out of the track in the first race by DAMS driver Javier Tarancón.

Formula 3

For 2011, Harvey moved into the British Formula 3 Championship with Carlin. Harvey finished 9th, scoring one victory and four podiums, in his first season. For 2012 he set his sights on winning the championship opting to extend his commitment with Carlin.

After 7 wins amassing a total of 12 podium finishes. Jack Harvey became the 2012 British Formula 3 champion. After 29 races Jack Harvey gained 319 points. Winning the championship earned Harvey an entry for the Formula Renault 3.5 rookie test.

GP3

Harvey signed with Lotus GP to race in the GP3 Series in 2013 and retained the backing from Racing Steps Foundation. In the same week Harvey was named official driver coach for Sean Walkinshaw Racing in the new BRDC Formula 4 series.

Indy Lights

For the 2014 season Harvey moved to the United States and signed to race for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the Indy Lights series, the established junior feeder series for the Indycar Series. He finished the season in second place in the championship standings, after collecting four wins and 10 podiums in 14 races. As a consequence, in recognition of his position as the top performing British driver in North American motor sport he was also awarded the British Racing Drivers' Club's Earl Howe Trophy for 2014. Harvey returned to Schmidt Peterson for the 2015 Indy Lights season. He collected two wins, six second-place finishes and 12 top 5s in 16 races, which put him runner-up in the overall standings behind Spencer Pigot.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
28 March 2015Podium Finish and Qualifying Run for SPMMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
29 March 2015Another Podium Finish for Harvey Brightens Tough Day at the Track for SPMMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
18 April 2015Pole Position for Harvey as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Prepares to Race at Long BeachMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
19 April 2015Ups and Downs for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Long BeachMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
26 April 2015Seventh Place Finish for Hinchcliffe While Harvey Achieves Back-to-Back Podiums at BarberMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
8 May 2015Harvey Wins First Lights Race at Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
22 May 2015Harvey Wins Freedom 100 in a 1-2-3-4 Finish for Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
5 August 2015Mikhail Aleshin to Test and Race with SPM at Sonoma; Jack Harvey to Participate in Sonoma TestMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
20 July 2016Claman De Melo and Harvey to Test for Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsMonica Hilton, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports


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