Jamie Campbell-Walter
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Jamie Campbell-Walter

Jamie Campbell-Walter
Jamie Campbell-Walter.jpg
NationalityUnited Kingdom British
Born (1972-12-16) 16 December 1972 (age 50)
Oban (Scotland)
Championship titles
1999
2000
2013
British GT Championship
FIA GT Championship GT1
FIA World Endurance Championship LMGTE Am
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Years2005 - 2007, 2009, 2013
TeamsCreation Autosportif, Aston Martin Racing
Best finish14th (2005)
Class wins0

Jamie Campbell-Walter is a British-Hungarian[1] professional racing driver. He was born in Oban, Scotland on 16 December 1972. He won the FIA GT Championship in 2000 and took a World Endurance Championship title in 2013 as an Aston Martin Racing factory driver. He now owns and runs Bullet Sports Management[2] with business partner and former team-mate Nicolas Minassian.

Family

Jamie is the son of Richard & Annie Campbell-Walter. Richard Campbell-Walter is the brother of famous 50/60's model Fiona Campbell-Walter. Jamie is the grandson of Rear Admiral Keith McNeil Campbell-Walter.[]

Early career

Like many young drivers, Campbell-Walter started racing in single seaters. He made his debut in the Formula Vauxhall Junior Winter Series in 1993, taking second place in the championship, followed by a third place in the British national championship in 1994.[3] Campbell-Walter moved to the higher Formula Vauxhall series in 1995 where he was fifth in the championship, which he hoped would propel him into the British Formula 3 Championship the following year. However, even though he did perform one test in a British Formula 3 car, he was unable to find the funding necessary and did only 5 races for James Crofts Racing in the 1996 TVR Tuscan Challenge.[4]

National and international GT racing

Campbell-Walter's Harrier from the 1998 British GT Championship.

In 1997, Campbell-Walter returned to racing, taking a drive in the TVR Tuscan Challenge, a one-make trophy organised by the British manufacturer. He took fourth place in the series championship after winning two rounds for Colin Blower Motorsport. Blower, who was in charge of development for the TVR Cerbera's motorsport program, invited Campbell-Walter to co-drive with him in the racing Cerbera in selected rounds of the British GT Championship. The pair won the Donington Park round before the both of them made their debut in the FIA GT Championship at the 4 Hours of Donington Park, retiring after 38 minutes.

The following year, Campbell-Walter stayed with Colin Blower for the TVR Tuscan Challenge, where he took five wins but was only able to finish fourth in the drivers championship once more.[5] In the British GT Championship, he moved to the Harrier team, finishing 21st in the overall classification and 10th in the GT1 class.

A move to Lister Racing in 1999 saw Campbell-Walter take his first ever drivers championship, winning the British GT title driving alongside Julian Bailey in the Lister Storm GT1. The pair took seven wins in eleven rounds, including the Oulton Park Gold Cup, and lead the Blue Coral G-Force Porsche 911 GT1 driving line-up of Magnus Wallinder and Geoff Lister by 20 points, securing the championship before the season was even over.

Having taken part in selected rounds of the FIA GT Championship in the previous season, Lister Racing made a full force assault on the international series in 2000, retaining the line-up of Campbell-Walter and Bailey. The duo were once again successful, taking the GT1 title with 59 points after five wins in ten races. Campbell-Walter also won the two rounds of the British Championship he took part in, alongside David Warnock, and won six events with a partial season in the TVR Tuscan Challenge. At the end of the season, Campbell-Walter was awarded the John Cobb Memorial Trophy for most outstanding performance by a British driver in international competition.

For the following three seasons, Campbell-Walter remained at Lister Racing, taking another seven wins, and finishing fifth (2001), third (2002) and sixth (2003) in the drivers championship. Over those years he was partnered by Tom Coronel, Nicolaus Springer and Nathan Kinch. In 2002 it was awarded by Autosport Magazine Best international GT driver.

In 2004, Lister reduced its commitments to GT racing and Campbell-Walter moved to privateer Creation Autosportif. However, Creation's Lister was not as competitive as the works car had been on previous years, and Campbell-Walter, driving alongside partner Jamie Derbyshire scored no podium position and finished the championship in 13th place. In 2005, he made a lone appearance in FIA GT to drive in the Spa 24 Hours for Russian Age Racing, taking the wheel of a Ferrari 550 Maranello.

In 2006 Campbell-Walter also drove for the Red Bull BMW team in the Silverstone 24 hours race and won the race, his first 24-hour victory.

In 2007 Campbell-Walter once again won the Silverstone 24-hour race in the Red Bull BMW team and also won the Dubai 24 hours race with the same team and car.

For 2010 & 2011 Jamie joined the Sumo Power GT Team driving the infamous Nissan GTR in the FIA GT1 World Championship.[6] The first was a huge success for such a new car and Campbell-Walter was teamed up with Warren Hughes. For 2011, Campbell-Walter has stayed with the team and has been joined by David Brabham youngest son of 3 time Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham.

For 2012, Campbell-Walter drove for Gulf Racing in a Mclaren MP4 12C with Stuart Hall and Roald Goethe. They contested the Blancpain Endurance series including the famous Spa 24 hour race.

For 2013, Campbell-Walter was signed up by Aston Martin as a factory driver. He contested the FIA World Endurance Championship in an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE. A hugely successful year, winning 2 races and finishing on the podium 4 times going on to win the championship. This included a 4th-place finish at Le Mans 24hrs.[7]

Le Mans and prototype racing

Following their years in FIA GT, Creation Autosportif bought its own prototype program, having acquired the Reynard-built DBA 03S from RN Motorsport, later becoming known as the Creation CA06/H. Campbell-Walter was partnered with Nicolas Minassian for the 2004 Le Mans Endurance Series, taking two pole-positions and podium positions at Nurburgring and Spa.

In 2005, the team's fortunes improved and Campbell-Walter and Minassian (occasionally partnered also by Jean-Denis Délétraz) achieved a second place at Silverstone, a third place at Spa, and another third at Istanbul. Campbell-Walter also made his competition debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, following a failed attempt in 2003, where his Lister Storm LMP was crashed in qualifying. The Creation team took fourteenth place overall and seventh in class, with Campbell-Walter driving alongside Minassian and Andy Wallace.

For the 2006 season, while Creation expanded to two cars later in the season, Campbell-Walter was forced to drive an Aston Martin DBR9 on occasion for Cirtek Motorsport. Once reunited with Creation, he drove alongside Felipe Ortiz and Beppe Gabbiani to take third place at Donington. He also ran at Le Mans with Ortiz and Gabbiani, but retired three hours before the finish with engine failure.

For 2007, he was once more a driver for Creation Autosportif, driving alongside Shinji Nakano and Felipe Ortiz, taking the first points for the Creation CA07 at Nurburgring. Campbell-Walter achieved one podium in Interlagos, Brazil. Then contributed to getting the team's second and third podiums of the year at Laguna Seca and Petit Le Mans.(USA)

In 2008, Campbell-Walter suffered an accident at Monza, breaking 4 vertebra in his back, he escaped death after having a wishbone fail at 195 mph. Campbell-Walter returned to a race car within 7 months.

In 2009, Campbell-Walter competed at Le Mans 24hrs and finished 14th in class with Vanina Ickx.

In 2013, Campbell-Walter competed at Le Mans 24hrs and finished 4th in class at the wheel of a factory Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

Outside racing

In 2010, Campbell-Walter was the official Formula One driver for the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. He drove the ex Minardi 2 seater Formula One car for promotional purposes and for paying clients.

In 2019 Jamie Campbell-Walter founded a management company together with his former team-mate Nicolas Minassian and María Catarineu, Bullet Sports Management,[8] which represents drivers including FIA WEC and ELMS driver Ferdinand Habsburg, FIA F3 drivers Franco Colapinto and Rafael Villagomez, Euroformula Open driver Oliver Goethe, GT World Challenge Europe drivesr Benjamin Goethe and Diego Menchaca and FIA WEC and IMSA driver Rui Andrade.

Racing record

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/laps Podiums Points Position
1993 Formula Vauxhall Junior Winter Series 1st
1994 Formula Vauxhall Junior Series David Leslie Racing 9 1 1 3 77 3rd
Formula Vauxhall Lotus Winter Series
1995 Formula Vauxhall Lotus PTM Motorsport 1 1 48 5th
1996 TVR Tuscan Championship
1997 TVR Tuscan Championship Colin Blower Motorsport 3 564 4th
British GT Championship Harrogate Horseless Carriages 3 1 2 1 1 NC
1998 British GT Championship Harrier Cars with Evesham Micros 9 1 40 9th
TVR Tuscan Championship Colin Blower Motorsport 15 5 2 2 8 4th
1999 British GT Championship Newcastle United Lister Storm 11 7 2 1 9 177 1st
TVR Tuscan Championship Colin Blower Motorsport 6 4
FIA GT Championship Lister Storm Racing 2 NC
2000 FIA GT Championship Lister Storm Racing 10 5 6 8 59 1st
British GT Championship Cirtek Motorsport 4 2 3 2nd
TVR Tuscan Championship Colin Blower Motorsport 9 7 5 8
1000 km Suzuka Lister Storm Racing 1 1
2001 FIA GT Championship Lister Storm Racing 10 3 1 5 4 39 3rd
2002 FIA GT Championship Lister Storm Racing 10 3 7 4 5 46.5 3rd
Mil Milhas Brasil Lister Storm Racing 1 1 1
2003 FIA GT Championship Lister Storm Racing 10 1 1 1 3 32 6th
American Le Mans Series Lister Storm Racing 1 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans Lister Storm Racing 1 DNS
Le Mans 1000 Kilometres Lister Storm Racing 1 6th
2004 Le Mans Endurance Series Creation Autosportif 4 2 2 12 4th
FIA GT Championship Lister Storm Racing
American Le Mans Series Creation Autosportif
2005 Le Mans Endurance Series Creation Autosportif 5 24 5th
24 Hours of Le Mans Creation Autosportif 1 7th
2006 Le Mans Endurance Series Cirtek Motorsport 1 8th
Creation Autosportif 1 1 7th
24 Hours of Le Mans Creation Autosportif 1 DNF
American Le Mans Series Creation Autosportif 2 1 1 38 NC
Silverstone 24H Duller Motorsport 1 1 1 1 1 1st
2007 24 Hours of Le Mans Creation Autosportif 1 DNF
2008
2009 24 Hours of Le Mans Creation Autosportif 1 15th
2010 FIA GT1 World Championship Sumo Power GT 20 1 3 52 16th
2011 FIA GT1 World Championship Sumo Power GT 20 4 75 10th
2012 Blancpain Endurance Series Gulf Racing
Australian V8 SuperCars Brad Jones Racing 2 NC
2013 FIA World Endurance Championship Aston Martin Racing 8 2 1 1 4 129 1st
Blancpain Endurance Series 1 NC
24 Hours of Le Mans 1 6th
2014 Classic Endurance Championship Knapfield Racing 4 1 2 3 42 4th
2015 24H Series Gulf Racing 1 NC
2016 24H Series RAM Racing 1 1 NC
2017 24H Series Rofgo Racing 2 NC
2018 International GT Open Drivex 2 NC

Complete British GT Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
1998 Harrier Cars with Evesham Micros Harrier GT1-98 GT1 SIL
1
12
OUL
1
Ret
CRO
1

5
SNE
1

9
SIL
2

Ret
DON
1

5
SIL
2
5
SPA
1

DNS
SIL
3

Ret
9th 40
1999 Newcastle United Lister Storm Lister Storm GT SIL
1

3
OUL
1

1
SNE
1

1
BRH
1

1
SIL
2

2
DON
1

1
DON
2

1
SIL
2

4
CRO
1

1
SPA
1

1
SPA
1

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
1st 177
2000 Cirtek Motorsport Lister Storm GT THR
1
CRO
1
OUL
1
DON
1
SIL
1

11+
BRH
1

1
DON
1
CRO
1
SIL
1

1
SNE
1
SPA
1

Ret
SIL
1
16th 33

Complete FIA GT results

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1999 Lister Racing Lister Storm GT2 MON SIL HOC
4
HUN ZOL
12
OSC DON HOM WAT ZHU 26th 3
2000 Lister Racing Lister Storm GTM VAL
1
EST
1
MON
3
SIL
1
HUN
Ret
ZOL
1
A1R
Ret
LAU
3
BRN
2
MAG
1
1st 59
2001 Lister Racing Lister Storm GTM MON
1
BRN
4
MAG
1
SIL
Ret
ZOL
DSQ
HUN
Ret
SPA A1R
Ret
NÜR
1
JAR
Ret
EST
2
3rd 39
2002 Lister Racing Lister Storm GTM MAG
1
SIL
4
BRN
1
JAR
6
AND
Ret
OSC
2
SPA
DSQ
PER
1
DON
7
EST
3
3rd 46.5
2003 Lister Racing Lister Storm GTM CAT
Ret
MAG
6
PER
2
BRN
4
DON
Ret
SPA
Ret
AND
1
OSC
DSQ
EST
Ret
MON
3
6th 32

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2013 Aston Martin Racing LMGTE Am Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 SIL
4
SPA
4
LMS
5
SÃO
1
COA
1
FUJ
2
SHA
3
BHR
5
1st 129

Complete Le Mans Endurance Series results

Year Entrant Class Car Engine 1 2 3 4 5 Rank Points
2004 Creation Autosportif LMP1 DBA 03S Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8 MON

ovr:Ret

cls:Ret

NÜR

ovr:3

cls:3

SIL

ovr:Ret

cls:Ret

SPA

ovr:3

cls:3

4th 12
2005 Creation Autosportif LMP1 DBA 03S Judd GV5 5.0L V10 SPA

ovr:Ret

cls:Ret

MON

ovr:7

cls:5

SIL

ovr:2

cls:2

NÜR

ovr:3

cls:3

IST

ovr:3

cls:3

5th 25
2006 Cirtek Motorsport GT1 Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 IST SPA NÜR DON JAR

ovr:4

cls:4

8th 9
Creation Autosportif LMP1 Creation CA06/H Judd Judd GV5 5.0L V10 IST SPA NÜR DON

ovr:2

cls:2

JAR 7th 8
2007

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
2005 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif Ltd. France Nicolas Minassian
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
DBA 03S-Judd LMP1 322 14th 7th
2006 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif Ltd. Switzerland Felipe Ortiz
Italy Giuseppe Gabbiani
Creation CA06/H-Judd LMP1 240 DNF DNF
2007 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif Ltd. Japan Shinji Nakano
Switzerland Felipe Ortiz
Creation CA07-Judd LMP1 55 DNF DNF
2009 United States Creation Autosportif Belgium Vanina Ickx
France Romain Ianetta
Creation CA07-Judd LMP1 319 24th 15th
2013 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Germany Roald Goethe
United Kingdom Stuart Hall
Aston Martin Vantage GTE LMGTE Am 301 30th 6th

Britcar 24 Hour results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Car No. Class Laps Pos. Class
pos.
2007 Austria Duller Motorsport Austria Dieter Quester
Austria Johannes Stuck
Germany Dirk Werner
BMW Z4 M Coupé 1 GT3 596 1st 1st

Complete GT1 World Championship results

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2010 Sumo Power GT Nissan ABU
QR

13
ABU
CR

12
SIL
QR

5
SIL
CR

1
BRN
QR

21
BRN
CR

17
PRI
QR

3
PRI
CR

8
SPA
QR

19
SPA
CR

11
NÜR
QR

16
NÜR
CR

8
ALG
QR

9
ALG
CR

Ret
NAV
QR

5
NAV
CR

3
INT
QR

14
INT
CR

Ret
SAN
QR

13
SAN
CR

16
16th 52
2011 Sumo Power GT Nissan ABU
QR

8
ABU
CR

9
ZOL
QR

11
ZOL
CR

Ret
ALG
QR

3
ALG
CR

3
SAC
QR

8
SAC
CR

5
SIL
QR

Ret
SIL
CR

Ret
NAV
QR

4
NAV
CR

3
PRI
QR

9
PRI
CR

4
ORD
QR

3
ORD
CR

7
BEI
QR

11
BEI
CR

8
SAN
QR

7
SAN
CR

Ret
10th 75

Touring Car racing

V8 Supercar results

+ Not Eligible for points

References

  1. ^ "FIA - Driver categorisation". fia.com. FIA. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "TEAM". Bullet Sports Management Ltd. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Formula Vauxhall Junior 1994 standings". Driver Database.
  4. ^ "Jamie Campbell-Walter | BRDC Members | British Racing Drivers' Club". British Racing Drivers Club.
  5. ^ "Quaife/RPM - Team info". British GT Championship.
  6. ^ "Driver Blog: Jamie Campbell-walter>> Sumo in Spa". Speed Hunters. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ "Aston Martin's Campbell-Walter and Hall become world champions in Bahrain". Aston Martin. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "TEAM". Bullet Sports Management.

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