Jesus Plaza

From F1 Alternate
Jump to: navigation, search
Jesus Plaza
Nationality Flag of Mexico svg.png Mexican
Born 22 November 1985
Mexico City, Mexico
Current Team American Racing Conglomerate
Car Number 15
Former Teams None
Races 32 (29 starts)
Championships 0
Victories 0
Podiums 1
Points 11
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
First Race 2013 F1RWRS Tasman Grand Prix
First Victory N/A
Last Victory N/A
Last Race 2014 F1RWRS Japanese Grand Prix(ongoing)
Best Finish =13th (2013)


Jesus Plaza (born 22 November 1985 in Mexico City) is a Mexican racing driver. He currently drives for American Racing Conglomerate in the Formula 1 Rejects World Racing Series. Plaza collected ARC's first podium at the 2013 British Grand Prix and has been retained by ARC for the 2014 F1RWRS season

Racing career

Career in Lower Formulae

Jesus Plaza's first taste of racing came while on a trip to the United States where he first rode in a go-kart. He persuaded his parents to finance his rise through the racing ranks. After a distinguished karting career, he then went to the U.S. where he competed in Formula BMW USA. He finished second in the championship in 2003 but he then took a step backwards to Formula Ford. After handily winning the 2004 Formula Ford USA championship, he moved up to F3 Euroseries where he finished a stellar fourth in the championship at the tender age of 19. 2005 was a disappointing year for Plaza as his career stalled. He made a one-off appearance in A1GP (racing against his future teammate, Collin Pratchett) but only finished thirteenth in F3. Plaza then joined GP2 in 2006 and became one of the series' stalwarts. After a four-year stint in GP2 (where he won six races), Plaza finally got his big break and became a test driver for HRT in 2010. Plaza remained as test driver until the end of 2011. He then joined Trueba Racing Team as a reserve driver, but the cash-strapped team did not utilize his services. Finally, Plaza got his big break, at the age of 28, joining American Racing Conglomerate as their second driver.

F1RWRS - American Racing Conglomerate

Plaza's debut in the F1RWRS 2013 Tasman Grand Prix for ARC was surprising. The untested rookie had to battle through pre-qualifying but he passed the test, taking the second fastest time in the session. Plaza then proceeded to qualify in sixth place for the race. Although he retired later on, Plaza's performance drew several glances from the other teams. Plaza qualified again in Australia but failed to qualify for his home race in Mexico. Plaza qualified in Dallas for the United States Grand Prix but DNPQ'd in Monaco. However, things began to turn around at the British Grand Prix where Plaza qualified seventh, then drove a consistent race and ended up in second place. It was his and his team's first ever podium and Plaza celebrated heartily.

Although Plaza missed the qualifying cut again in the German Grand Prix, it would be the last time that ARC would face pre-qualifying as Plaza's second place lifted them from the pre-qualifying teams. Plaza's podium revitalized his season and he would take two more points finishes and finish 13th in the championship. Plaza continued to impress by finishing a spectacular second to Jack Christopherson in the 2013 F1RWRS Indianapolis 500. With teammate Pratchett finishing fifth, ARC capped of their season with a bang and confirmed both drivers for next season.

Complete F1RWRS Results

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2013 American Racing Conglomerate ARC 1-13 Ford HB IV TAS
Ret
AUS
Ret
MEX
DNPQ
USA
Ret
MON
DNPQ
FRA
Ret
GBR
2
GER
DNPQ
NED
8†
BEL
Ret
POR
8
MED
4
MAC
Ret
CHN
Ret
JPN
6
BRA
11
=13th 10
2014 American Racing Conglomerate ARC 1-14 HB IV TAS
Ret
AUS
6
BRA
Ret
MEX
Ret
USA
Ret
MON
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
MED
Ret
NED
12
MAC
Ret
CHN
Ret
JPN
Ret
=24th 1
  • * Denotes a season currently in progress.
  • † Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.