Ed Jones
Ed  Jones
Ed Jones
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
Race Wins
Feb 12, 1995
11 Honda United Arab Emirates Road To Indy Graduate
Website ej-racing.com/
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ed Jones is arguably the United Arab Emirates most successful racing driver. Born in 1995 in Dubai, Ed’s first major success came in 2006 where he won the National UAE karting championship. From here Ed won a further 6 titles in the UAE and competed and won at top level international events. In 2011 Ed made the transition from karting to cars and finished fourth in his debut year of the Intersteps Championship. 2012 & 13 saw Ed graduate to Formula Renault and Formula 3 where in the latter year he clinched the European F3 Open Championship despite missing the first round.

During 2014 Ed raced with legendary team Carlin to compete in the ultra competitive FIA European F3 Championship. Following in the footsteps of over 80% of the current F1 grid who have raced in Formula 3 Ed’s ambition to race at the sport’s top level is well within sight.

For 2016, Ed will continue racing in the United States Indy Lights Series for his second season with Carlin Racing.

Hobbies: Karting, boxing, music, cycling and football

Racing Goal: Make it to the Verizon IndyCar Series

Fitness: I workout every day trying to maintain muscle strength while keeping up a high level of cardio

Interesting Note: I was born and grew up in Dubai

Snapshot: Most of my days are consumed by everything to do with my racing. However, when I have the chance I completely separate my racing and private life and do a mixture of things as I try my hardest to do something off the chart as often as I can. The more, the better.

2016 Indy Lights 18 2 8 12 16 145 17
2015 Indy Lights 16 3 3 11 15 148 15

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish

Carlin Racing

In December 2014, British race team Carlin will expand in 2015 to incorporate the American series Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. The multi-race and championship winning team will add the INDYCAR-sanctioned feeder series to its already comprehensive ladder of junior formula, taking drivers from karting to the door of the pinnacle of single-seater motorsport. The Carlin Indy Lights team will operate out of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., with personnel from both the U.K. and the U.S.

Racing Director Trevor Carlin commented, “We’re extremely excited to be taking the Carlin team to the U.S. and embarking on this new challenge into the Indy Lights series. We’ve had one eye on the U.S. for some time now and the time is right to widen our focus. We’re seeing more and more drivers look across the Atlantic from categories such as Formula 3 and GP2 Series to careers in Indy Lights and IndyCar and it makes sense as a European team to offer that route to our customers.

“While we remain completely focused on our race programs in Europe, it is also important to take on new challenges and projects that maintain our momentum as a company of people. By offering new opportunities we are able to offer strong team members new goals and challenges internally and retain them within Carlin. By no means do we underestimate the challenge ahead but we believe we have a great team of people to help us be competitive in Indy Lights. We see this as an important new chapter for Carlin and the entire team are excited for the future.”

Team Website carlin.co.uk

Ed's Road To Indy

  • 2015
    • Finished third in his rookie Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season, with victories in the first three races of the year
    • Claimed a total of seven podium finishes and three pole positions
  • 2014
    • Earned two podium finishes in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Carlin Racing.
    • Missed three races mid-season due to a back injury.
    • Claimed eight podiums and one pole position in the inaugural Florida Winter Series, organized by the Ferrari Driver Academy.
  • 2013
    • Became the youngest European F3 Open Champion, with six wins, 10 podium finishes and four pole positions.
    • Finished third in the British Formula 3 National Class with five wins and four poles in six races.
    • Competed in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup/2.0 NEC.
  • 2012
    • Competed in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0/2.0 NEC.
  • 2011
    • Made debut in single-seaters in the Intersteps Championship, finishing fourth overall with one victory.
    • Raced in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, the British Formula Renault Championship and the Formula Renault UK Finals Series.
  • 2010
    • Earned the UAE Junior Rotax Championship.
  • 2008-2009
    • Earned the UAE Junior Rotax Championship.
    • Posted a fifth-place finish in the British Championship.
  • 2007-2008
    • Earned the UAE Junior karting championship.
    • Won the Middle East Cup in Dubai.
  • 2006-2007
    • Earned the UAE Cadet Championship.
  • 2004
    • Began karting at the age of nine.