Jack Clarke (racing driver)

Jack Clarke ( * March 1, 1988 in Effingham ( Surrey ) ) is a British racing driver. He joined from 2009 to 2011 in Formula 2 at. Clarke is the stepson of former Formula 1 racing driver Julian Bailey.


Unlike most racing drivers not Clarke began his career in karting, but entered 2006 directly in Formula racing in the British Formula BMW and ended his debut season at the 22nd place overall. In 2007 he moved to Formula Palmer Audi, in which he finished fourth overall with two wins. He was also third in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Championship. 2008, the British remained in the Formula Palmer Audi. He again won two races and finished the season ranked fifth in the championship. In the fall championship of Formula Palmer Audi he was this year in fourth.

2009 Clarke moved to the revived Formula 2 Brands Hatch, the Briton was involved in a tragic incident: output of Westfield Clarke lost control of his car and spun into the barriers. In the collision, a wheel broke away from his race car, which jumped back on the track. After a few riders were able to dodge the wheel, the wheel Henry Surtees met at the helm. Surtees lost consciousness on the spot and beat the next curve in the track boundary there. In the evening Surtees died in a hospital. At the end of the season Clarke finished with a fifth place as best result 18th overall. 2010 Clarke remained in Formula 2 and finished with two second places for the best results in ninth place overall. 2011 graduated from Clarke his third season in Formula 2 at Brands Hatch, he won his first Formula 2 victory. In the overall standings, he improved to seventh place.


Clarke is the stepson of the British racing driver Julian Bailey, who is driven, among other things in Formula 1.

Career stations

  • 2006: British Formula BMW (No. 22)
  • 2007: Formula Palmer Audi (4th place )
  • 2008: Formula Palmer Audi ( 5th place)
  • 2009: Formula 2 ( 18th place)
  • 2010: Formula 2 ( 9th place)
  • 2011: Formula 2 (7th )