Jake’s immense talent was established early in his career winning multiple MSA British Karting Championships, the U18 World Karting Championship, the Formula Renault Northern European Cup and the prestigious McLaren BRDC Autosport Award. At the time of winning in 2012, Dennis was the youngest-ever recipient of the prize.
The 26-year-old’s vast racing career developed into single-seaters with two years in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with highly successful teams Carlin and PREMA, as well as a year in GP3 (Now FIA F3) with Arden in 2016.
His move into GT racing the following year proved a fruitful decision, achieving multiple podiums for WRT Audi. Off the back of this success, and around the same time as his move to R-Motorsport Aston Martin Racing Team, Jake was selected as a simulator and development driver for Red Bull Racing in F1. This led to a test session with the Milton Keynes outfit at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
From 2018 until 2020, Jake drove for R-Motorsport, competing with the team in a wide range of top championships such as the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and the Intercontinental GT Challenge, continuously proving himself as gifted behind the wheel.
Besides a win and several podium finishes in the Blancpain GT Series, one of Jake’s most remarkable race performances was his pole position and a second-place finish in Bathurst 12 Hours with R-Motorsport in the 2019 season.
After his 2020 campaign with R-Motorsport was halted by the coronavirus pandemic, Jake dedicated his racing season to assisting Red Bull’s F1 campaign through his development driver duties in the simulator.
In 2021, Jake made the switch to Formula E with BMW I Andretti. In an outstanding rookie campaign, Jake showed impressive adaptability and skill to challenge for the drivers’ title. He was in title contention until the final race in Berlin, missing out on the championship by just eight points as he took two victories on his way to third in the standings.
Spearheading Avalanche Andretti’s pursuit in 2022, Jake enjoyed another remarkable campaign, scoring the team’s only win in front of his home crowd in London en route to sixth in the final standings.
While the season as a whole fell short of his title aspirations, the new ‘Gen 3’ era in 2023 is giving Jake the perfect opportunity to fight once again for the title. Jake got his title charge off in style with a commanding victory at the Mexico City E-Prix.