Jamie Green is a British racing driver who spent most of his career in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters). Green had a DTM debut in 2005 with Mercedes, and since 2013 he is driving for Audi.
Prior to DTM, Green raced in the Formula Renault and Formula 3, winning the 2004 Formula 3 Euro Series title.
Jamie started racing with ministox cars
Jamie Green was born on June 14th, 1982, in Leicester, England. Ten years old Jamie started his racing career with ministox cars and he won the British championship title in his debuting season. In 1993, Green switched to karting and over the years he progressed in the competition, winning a few national titles. He also competed in the European and World championships, before moving to Formula Renault in 2001. His first competition was the Formula Renault Winter Series, driving for Fortec Motorsports.
Formula Renault vice-champion, ahead of Lewis Hamilton
He remained with the same team in 2002 and finished as a runner-up in the British Formula Renault 2.0 championship, with two wins in 13 races. The champion was Danny Watts, but it's interesting that the third-placed driver was Lewis Hamilton.
During 2002, Green had a one-off appearance in the Formula Renault Eurocup and he won the Formula Renault Asian Challenge race at Macau in November. The highlight of the year was award McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year, which Green got against five other nominated finalists.
2004 Formula 3 Euro Series champion
With this award in his pocket, 20-year old Jamie progressed to Formula 3. He moved to Carlin Motorsport and finished 2nd in the championship, driving the Dallara F303 (Mugen-Honda). Jamie won four races and scored 12 podiums, but the champion was South African Alan van der Merwe.
Green also competed in the Formula 3 Euro Series, driving six races for Team Kolles and two races for ASM. He took only one podium in eight races. In 2004, Green continued to drive in the F3 Euro Series for ASM team and he won the title dominantly, with seven wins and 14 podiums in 19 races.
ASM team was using Mercedes-powered Dallara F303 single-seater car. The connection with Mercedes resulted with Jamie's move to DTM. He joined Persson Motorsport, which was one of the Mercedes customer teams.
Fastest lap in debuting DTM race
In his DTM debut at Hockenheim, Jamie earned his first points with sixth place and surprised all with the fastest lap of the race, driving the old AMG-Mercedes C-Class. He was also fastest at Hockenheim in the last race of the season, which he finished in the second place. Between those two races, Jamie scored one more podium at Oschersleben. He finished 6th in the championship standings.
Promotion to the factory line-up in 2006
After satisfying debuting season, Jamie was promoted to the Mercedes factory line-up, run by HWA Team. His teammates were Bruno Spengler, multiple DTM champion Bernd Schneider and F1 veteran Mika Häkkinen. Schneider and the team won the titles, Green finished fifth in the championship with three podiums in ten races.
Maiden DTM victory in Catalunya
In 2007, Green remained in the HWA Team and progressed one more place in the final standings, finishing 4th in the championship. He missed the podiums in eight races and then he won last two races of the season. Green's maiden DTM win was achieved at Circuit de Catalunya in September and three weeks later he won at Hockenheim.
Return to Persson Motorsport in 2009
Green was fourth again in the 2008 season, driving the AMG-Mercedes C-Class for HWA Team. He won two races (at Mugello and Norisring) and added two more podiums. Despite the good performances, Green was demoted to the Persson Motorsport for 2009 and he continued to use a 2008-spec car. He won the race at Norisring and finished 7th in the final classification.
One victory every season
One more season with Persson Motorsport's old car followed in 2010 and Jamie was again the winner at Norisring. He added two more podiums to his score and finished 6th in the championship.
In 2010, Green returned to the HWA Team but the results were not that impressive. He finished second at Norisring and won the season-closing race at Hockenheim to take fifth place in the championship standings.
Third-place finish in the last season with Mercedes
Green's last and most successful season with Mercedes was that of 2012 when the new coupe cars debuted in the competition and BMW returned to DTM. Green was driving the #5 AMG-Mercedes C-Coupe and he finished third in the championship. Fourth time in his career he won a DTM race at Norisring and it was his only victory in 2012.
First two seasons in Audi RS5 without victories
In 2013, after eight seasons with Mercedes, Green moved to Audi. He was driving the #12 Audi RS5 of Abt Sportsline team and he finished 11th in the final classification, making that season his worst in his entire DTM career. The highlight of the season was the race at Oschersleben, where Jamie took pole position and finished third.
One more tough season followed in 2014, with Team Rosberg's #21 Audi RS5. Green was on podium two times, at Norisring and Hockenheim, and that helped him finish 10th in the championship.
Four wins in 2015 for the second place in the championship
And then, everything changed. Jamie Green was one of the dominant drivers in the 2015 season and after four wins in 18 races he finished as a runner-up, behind Pascal Wehrlein. The #53 Audi RS5 was the winning car two times at Hockenheim and two times at Lausitzring.
In the 2016 DTM season, Green's car was again the #53 Audi RS5 of the Audi Sport Team Rosberg. He was the race winner just once, at Zandvoort, finishing third in the championship. In 2017, Green has a fantastic start of the season, winning two races in first two rounds of the championship, at Hockenheimring and Lausitzring. He added one more win in the last round at Hockenheim, finishing again third in the points.
After many years competing in the DTM exclusively, Green expanded his racing programme in 2017, driving for Audi teams as a guest in different GT competitions (ADAC GT Masters, Blancpain GT Series).
2018 - a season to forget
In 2018, Jamie Green had the worst season since his debut in the DTM. In twenty races, he was in the points just five times, finishing the season 18th in the final classification, the last of all full-time drivers. He also gained no success, driving occasionally for Audi in the ADAC GT Masters, Blancpain GT Series and VLN series.
In 2019, the season started better and Green reached the podium in the second round at Zolder. Then, he missed the third round at Misano due to an illness. He won a race in the penultimate round at Nurburgring and finished eighth in the final standings.