James Jakes’ Sole Podium Performance

James Jakes piloting his Acorn entry during the 2013 season.
Photo: 3D Car Shows

James Jakes will drive for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) for the 2015 IndyCar season. The team announced Jakes as their second driver on Monday to partner with James Hinchcliffe.

Jakes raced in the IndyCar series in 2013 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The 2013 season was also the year when the Englishmen secured his first and only podium in the series.

The podium came in the form of a second place finish at Detroit in the second race of the doubleheader event. Jakes qualified in second and led four laps on the way to taking P2 behind the Frenchman Simon Pagenaud. 

Jakes raced all 19 races that season but was only able to secure 19th in the Driver’s Championship; he had a season high of 12th place in the standings after Belle Isle. 

James Jakes will be competing in his fourth IndyCar season when the 2015 season kicks off on March 29th in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

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