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Jaroslav Janis

Full Name:
Jaroslav "Jarek" Janis jr
8th July 1983 (Age 36)
Olomouc, Moravia
Most recent race (in database):

Jarek Janiš was a multiple national champion in karts and his car racing debut followed in German Formula Ford during 1999. Seventh for Eifelland Racing in his rookie year, Janiš finished as runner-up in Germany and fourth in Europe a year later.

Second in the Palmer-Audi Winter Series, 2001’s campaigns in Formula Renault and Formula 3 were less successful.

FIA Formula 3000

He ended 2001 as the youngest Formula 3000 driver in history when 16th at Monza on a one-off with Nordic Racing. He was also third on his Le Mans Series debut at Most that year when sharing a Panoz with Tomáš Enge.

Success in the lesser Euro 3000 series in 2002 persuaded manager Antonin Charouz to form an alliance with PSM for the 2003 FIA F3000 Championship. Janiš finished fourth at Barcelona and Monaco and qualified a fine third at Magny-Cours.

Formula 1 test, DTM and Champ Cars

He tested for Jordan Grand Prix at Jerez that winter but Janiš disappointed during 2004 in DTM with Team Rosberg’s Mercedes-Benz CLK and in the Surfers Paradise Champ Car race with Dale Coyne Racing.

Single-seater swansong and endurance racing switch

Janiš began 2005 in Formula Nippon but was reunited with Charouz to finish as runner-up behind Luca Filippi in that season’s Italian F3000 Championship. Winner of four of the first six races in the new International Masters in 2006, he left the series to concentrate on the FIA GT Championship when co-driver with Sascha Bert in Zakspeed Racing’s Saleen S7R-Ford.

Four pole positions and two victories confirmed their pace and Janiš – who drove a Race Alliance Motorsport Aston Martin DBR9 at the final race of the year – was fifth in the GT drivers’ standings. However, in keeping with his still young career, Janiš continued in sports cars into the new decade seemingly without a clear strategy as he hopped from series-to-series.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
2006/2007 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport
4 0 0 0
0% win rate
2006 FIA GT Championship
Zakspeed Racing
2 2 2 2 5th 58
2006 F3000 Masters 3rd 54
2005 F3000 Italia
Ma-Con Engineering
7 2 5 1
15% win rate
2nd 43
2004 Bridgestone Champ Car World Series
Dale Coyne Racing
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
24th 3
2004 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Team Rosberg
10 0 0 0
0% win rate
21st 0
2003 FIA International F3000 Championship
9 (1) 0 0 0
0% win rate
8th 20
2002 Euro F3000 Championship
Charouz Racing
9 3 4 2
23% win rate
3rd 36
2001 FIA International F3000 Championship
Coca-Cola Nordic Racing
1 0 0 0
0% win rate
2001 German F3 Championship 22nd 10