NAME: EDWARD JONES
Home Town: DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Ed Jones is arguably the United Arab Emirates most successful racing driver.
INDY CAR 2018
Ed’s remarkable consistency speed and all-round performance has resulted in the announcement that he will be driving car Number 10 for Chip Ganassi Racing in the 2018 Indy Car Championship.
INDY CAR 2017
Having won the 2016 Indy Lights title, Jones stepped up to IndyCar for 2017. Ed drove the No. 19 Boy Scouts of America car for Dale Coyne Racing alongside Sébastien Bourdais. He achieved his first podium finish in the series taking 3rd position at the 2017 Indy 500.
Ed was the 2017 Indy Car Series Rookie of the Year.
INDY LIGHTS 2016 and 2015
In 2015, Jones moved to the Indy Lights series, the recognised feeder championship for the IndyCar Series. He was signed to drive for Carlin, as he did in Formula 3, and took pole position and the race victory in both his and Carlin's first event in the series in St Petersburg. He also won the second and third races of the season, and finished third in the championship standings.
In October 2015, it was announced that Jones would return with Carlin to the Indy Lights series for 2016. The level of competitiveness was exceptionally high but with two wins at Barber and Indianapolis, Ed claimed the Indy Lights championship.
Ed was awarded the Earl Howe trophy for the best performance by a British driver in North America in 2016.
Formula Three 2014 and 2013
After contesting the final round of the 2012 European F3 Open Championship for Team West-Tec, Ed moved into the series full-time the following year, competing for the same team. Despite missing the opening round, he secured the highly contested championship battle with six wins and another four podiums.
Ed, who already competed for Fortec in the Hockenheimring round of the FIA European Formula Three Championship in 2013, raced for Carlin Motorsport in 2014.
InterSteps and Formula Renault
In 2011 Jones made his debut in single-seaters taking part in the 2011 InterSteps championship for Fortec Motorsport, finishing the championship in fourth place with one win. Ed also raced for Fortec in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the British Formula Renault Championship, as well as the off-season Formula Renault UK Finals Series, finishing 15th in the standings with four-point-scoring finishes.
Ed continued his collaboration with Fortec into 2012, competing in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. His only points in the Eurocup was a ninth place at Le Castellet, that brought him 27th place in the series standings.
Ed remained at Fortec in 2013, competing again in some of the Formula Renault Eurocup rounds taking two podium positions at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, Spielburg. He finished 11th in the championship with 45 points.
Born in 1995 in Dubai, Ed started karting at the Jebel Ali Kart track at the age of 4.
He began his racing career in karting in local championships at the age of nine. In 2005 he clinched the United Arab Emirates karting championship title. He collected six titles in various classes before he started a karting campaign in Europe in 2008. He raced in the Rotax Max and KF3 categories until 2010.