Jonathan Summerton

Jonathan Summerton (born 21 April 1988, in Kissimmee, Florida) is an American race car driver.


Summerton began his motorsport career in karting in 2002 and remained active until 2004 in this sport. As early as 2003 he made in a regional Skip Barber series, his first experience in Formula racing. In 2004 he competed in the U.S. Formula BMW and was with four wins third in the championship. His team-mate Andreas Wirth won the title. After being launched in two races in the German Formula BMW in 2004, he joined in 2005 to complete in this series. With a podium placement he finished the season in tenth place. In addition, he participated in four races in the U.S. Formula BMW.

In 2006, Summerton for Mücke Motorsport in the Formula 3 Euro Series. With a win at the season finale at the Hockenheimring, he finished ninth overall. He left Sébastien Buemi, who was his teammate this season, behind. In A1GP 2006/2007 season of racing for the team U.S. launched at four race weekends in the A1 Grand Prix. His best finish was a second place. After the Americans in the summer was at first without the cockpit, he started in the second half of the season of the Formula 3 Euro Series season in 2007 for RC Motorsport as a guest at three race weekends. Then broke Summerton Buddy Rice from the 2007/2008 A1GP season and started at eight race weekends. He won a race.

Then Summerton returned to North America and started for Newman wax Racing in the Atlantic Championship. With two victories, he finished the season as the second- best rookie in third place. He sat down with it within the team against his team mate Simona de Silvestro through. In 2009, he remained in the Atlantic Championship. After he started the season at Genoa Racing, he returned after the fourth race wax Newman Racing and was team-mate John Edwards. With four wins he had at the end of the season as many points and wins as Edwards. As Edwards and four Summerton had scored three second places, Edwards won the league title and Summerton was runner-up. He also took part in the first six races of the Indy Lights for RLR / Andersen Racing. With a second place as best result he was 17th in the overall standings. After the Atlantic Championship was set, he moved in 2010 within the Indy Lights for Walker Racing. After the first race he was replaced by Dan Clark and played no further races in the season, which he finished on the 28th place in the overall standings.

Career stations

  • 2002-2004: Karting
  • 2004: American Formula BMW ( 3rd place)
  • 2005: German Formula BMW (No. 10); American Formula BMW ( 14th)
  • 2006: Formula 3 Euro Series (No. 9)
  • 2007: Formula 3 Euro Series; A1 Grand Prix
  • 2008: Atlantic Championship ( 3rd place); A1 Grand Prix
  • 2009: Atlantic Championship ( 2nd place); Indy Lights ( 17th)
  • 2010: Indy Lights ( # 28 )