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Who Is Jacob Douglas?

Jacob Douglas

Jacob Douglas is a teenager from Christchurch who has a goal to become a professional race car driver. Jacob started racing at age 8, by age 15 he was 4 times New Zealand Karting Champion and stepped up to New Zealand Formula Ford where he finished 3rd and took out the South Island Rookie of the Year title.

Over the past 4 years, Jacob has won races in Germany, Italy, Thailand, the USA & Australia. He is also the only NZ racer ever to be selected by the FIA CIK to attend their World Academy Championship.

Age: 18 years
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 65 Kgs
Karting Debut: 2012

Single Seater Debut: 2020
Current Category: USF2000 Road to Indy
Home Town: Christchurch, New Zealand
Current Town: Indianapolis

Jacob's Story

Road To Indy – Having enjoyed a successful career in motorsport starting in Karts and competing at the highest level, Jacob has been transitioning into race cars competing in Formula Ford in 2020 and then into USA F4 and now TRS in New Zealand. Watch this amazing motorsport journey that Jacob and his family have shared together and now look forward to a professional career in hopefully one day the Indy Car championship. This is Jacobs story and this is “The Road To Indy”

Career Highlights


Full season USF2000 series

18 race starts

7 top 8 finishes

3 top 5 finishes

Favourite race: Streets of Toronto


New Zealand Junior Rotax Champion

New Zealand Junior DVS Champion

South Island Formula Ford Rookie Champion

New Zealand Formula Ford Class 2 – 3rd

Southern Series Junior Rotax Champion

US Formula Pro USA F4 – Laguna Seca, California
– Round 9 – 3rd
– Round 10 – 2nd


New Zealand Junior DVS Champion

New Zealand Representative at Rok World Finals
– Winner of every Heat
– DNF in Final

Southern Series Rotax Champion

Christchurch Junior Enduro Champion

Goldstar Round 3&4 Winner


New Zealand Representative at Rok World Finals

Rok Cup Bridgestone Trophy Winner

FIA Academy New Zealand Representative
– First driver from NZ and only one to date

Southern Series Rotax Junior Champion


New Zealand Vortex Mini

Rok Champion

South Island Mini Rok Champion

New Zealand Representative at Rok World Finals

Round Champion of Thailand


New Zealand Vortex Mini

Rok Champion

Christchurch Mini Rok Club Champion

New Zealand Representative at Rok World Finals

Jacob's Early Career