Oliver Jarvis ( born January 9, 1984 in Burwell, Cambridgeshire ) is a British racing driver. He was from 2008 to 2011 in the DTM active and drove in 2010 and 2011 for Abt Sportsline.
Jarvis began his motorsport career in karting in 1993 and was active until 2001 in this sport. In 2002, in the Formula racing and finished seventh in the British Formula Ford Championship in the following winter, he finished third overall. 2003 Jarvis remained in the British Formula Ford, who scored three podium places and finished the season off in eighth place overall. Following the season he moved to the British Formula Renault Winter Series and finished 14th in the driver standings. In 2004 he joined for Motaworld Racing in the British Formula Renault and finished the season in eighth place. He was starting for Manor Motorsport third in the series of the British Formula Renault winter then. 2005 Jarvis remained with Manor Motorsport in the British Formula Renault. He won five of twenty races and decided the championship titles. In addition, he took part in two races of the Dutch Formula Renault.
In 2006, Jarvis to Carlin Motorsport in the British Formula 3 Championship. He won three races and finished with 250 to 321 points behind runner-up Mike Conway. He also replaced Hayanari Shimoda at Victory Engineering at the season finale of the World Series by Renault, in whose Appreciation he was 37. He then participated in four A1 Grand Prix race for the British team in the winter of 2006 /2007. He scored two second places and a victory. Following the season, he joined the Japanese Formula 3 Championship TOM'S. Jarvis was with 16 podium finishes from 20 races of the pilot with the most podium finishes. While his team-mate Kazuya Oshima won the championship title, Jarvis finished the season with three wins in third place in the championship. In November Jarvis took part for TOM'S at the Macau Grand Prix. He started from the pole position and won the race ahead of Kodai Tsukakoshi and Ōshima. In addition, he took this year to two races of the British Porsche Carrera Cup and in a race of the Super GT, which he won, in part. In the 2007/2008 season, Jarvis told the British A1GP cockpit with Robbie Kerr and launched half a season in the Championship. He won a race and the team finished the season in third place.
2008 Jarvis left the Formula racing and got into the touring car racing. Team Phoenix, he received a DTM cockpit in an Audi A4 DTM from the previous year. While his team-mate Alexandre Prémat finished tenth overall, Jarvis was with a fifth place as best result thirteenth in the overall standings. 2009 remained at the Jarvis Team Phoenix and achieved third place already during the season opener his first podium placement in the DTM. In the fourth race of the season at Zandvoort, he was the first pilot to achieve a so-called " last year's car ," the pole position. In the race, he scored with a second place his best result so far in the DTM. At the end of the season he was the best driver of a year-old Audi car ninth overall. In addition, Jarvis took part in two races of the Asian Le Mans Series for the team Kolles. With a podium placement he was fourth in the LMP1 championship.
After Tom Kristensen had left the DTM, Jarvis received the 2010 DTM season a current Audi model and switched to Abt Sportsline. With a fourth place as best result he finished the season as the worst pilot of his team in ninth place overall. In addition, Jarvis took in 2010 in a set of Kolles Audi R10 TDI for the first time participate in the 24 - hour race at Le Mans. 2011 remained at Jarvis Abt Sportsline. After two races without points, he finished the race in Spielberg in third place. It was his first podium position since joining Dept. The season he finished as the worst pilot of a current Audi vehicle on the tenth overall.
2012 Jarvis was not a DTM cockpit at Audi. Instead, he will take part for Audi at the 24 - hour race at Le Mans.
Jarvis lives in Ermatingen on Lake Constance since 2009.
- 2005: British Formula Renault (Master)
- 2005: Dutch Formula Renault ( 20th place )
- 2006: British Formula 3 (2nd place)
- 2006: World Series by Renault ( 37th )
- 2007: A1 Grand Prix
- 2007: Japanese Formula 3 ( 3rd place)
- 2007: Super GT ( 16th place)
- 2007: British Porsche Carrera Cup
- 2008: A1 Grand Prix ( 3rd place) *
- 2008: DTM ( 13th place)
- 2009: DTM ( 9th place)
- 2009: Asian Le Mans Series, LMP1 (4th place )
- 2010: DTM ( 9th place)
- 2011: DTM ( 10th place )
* Team placement
Individual results in the DTM
Le Mans results
The British Racing Drivers ' Club recorded in 2005 the then 21 -year-old as a "Rising Star" of the same year he won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.