James Weaver (racing driver)

James Weaver ( born March 4, 1955 in London ) is a British former racing driver.

Weaver began his career in the late 1970s in Formula 3, but soon moved to the touring and sports cars. In 1983 he gave his debut for Mazda at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1985, he reached the second place overall in a Porsche 956 with Richard Lloyd and Jonathan Palmer as partners his best overall. In 1998, he drove the unsuccessful LMP1 as a factory driver for Porsche. In 1999, he was the twelfth and final time at the Sarthe circuit at the start and played the race to failure of the vehicle in the Audi R8C closed.

He finished second in the British Touring Car Championship in 1989 behind John Cleland. In 1997, he won the 24 - hour race at Daytona on a Riley & Scott Mk III. This race went down in history, because by driver exchange within the team piloted seven riders the winning car. 2000 and 2001, he secured the overall title of the prototype class of the Grand-Am Sports Car Series. In the 2000s Weaver drove for Dyson Racing in the American Le Mans Series and declared after the end of the 2006 season, his retirement from motor sport.

Le Mans results