Born: 10th February
Job description: Race Engineer
2017 - Race Engineer for Lance Stroll, Williams
2014 – 2016 - Race Operations Analyst, Williams
2011 - 2014 - Race Engineer, GP2, Caterham Racing
2010 - Race Engineer, Auto GP, Super Nova Racing
2007 – 2010 - Data/Performance Engineer, GP2, Super Nova Racing
2006 - 2007 - Data Engineer, A1GP, Team New Zealand, Super Nova Racing
2005 - 2006 - Mechanic, GP2 Series, Super Nova Racing
2004 - Mechanic, European Le Mans Series; British GT Championship
2002 - 2004 - Mechanic, British Touring Car Championship; UK Formula Renault
2002 - Master of Engineering, Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University
James graduated in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University.
Soon after graduating from Loughborough, James worked as a mechanic in various championships, including the British Touring Car Championship and UK Formula Renault, where he spent a combined two years before moving on to the British GT Championship and the European Le Mans Series.
In 2005 James made the move to GP2 as a Number Two Mechanic with Super Nova Racing, before becoming a Data Engineer for Team New Zealand in A1GP and continuing in GP2 as a Data/Performance Engineer.
James’ first spell as a Race Engineer came in Auto GP in 2010 whilst combining duties as Performance Engineer in GP2, before he moved to Caterham Racing in 2011.
James was a Race Engineer in GP2 for at Caterham Racing until 2014, when he joined Williams as Race Operations Analyst. His position swiftly developed into a factory-based Performance Engineer and in the last two years has also fulfilled positions of both trackside Performance Engineer and Race Engineer for in-season testing, before becoming Lance Stroll’s Race Engineer for the 2017 season.