Jones 107

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Jones 107
Jones 107.png
Category F1RWRS
Constructor Jones
Designer Tom Taylor
Predecessor 105
Successor 109
Chassis Carbon fibre honeycomb composite
Engine Ford Zetec XR8B
Transmission Seven-speed semi-automatic gear box, seamless shift
Fuel BP
Tyres Dunlop
Competition History
Notable Entrants Jones Racing
Notable Drivers Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies
Flag of Italy svg.png Rosco Vantini
Flag of Italy svg.png Fredo Mestolio
Debut 2016 F1RWRS Australian Grand Prix
Races 16
Wins 2
Podiums 12
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 1
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 1

The Jones 107 was an F1RWRS racing car designed and manufactured by the Jones Racing Group and used by the Castrol Jones Ford Team team for the 2016 F1RWRS season. The team won its first (and to date only) Drivers' Championship with the car, with Rhys Davies taking the honours.

Alongside Davies, the car was driven by Rosco Vantini and also Fredo Mestolio. The latter replaced Vantini after six races when it was deemed Rosco has failed to build on an impressive debut year in 2015 and was costing the team valuable points. At the end of the season, Sammy Jones blamed Vantini's poor performances as the reason the team didn't secure the Constructors' Championship as they were pipped by Scuderia Alitalia by just a single point. Davies' ultra consistent performances in the 107 saw him score points in all bar two races, and finish on the podium ten times, however he only won once, in Belgium. Mestolio also won a race at Road America and finished the season seventh overall in the championship.

The car was heavily updated from the 105 chassis of 2015, with a whole new rear end built around a brand new Ford engine design, dubbed the XR8B and shrouded in slimmer, more efficient bodywork. In addition to the new chassis and engine, the team signed a two year deal with Dunlop for tyres, replacing a long-standing relationship with Goodyear that Jones had maintained since the team was launched in 2011.

Complete F1RWRS Results

Year Team Engine # Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points CC
2016 Castrol Jones Ford Team Ford Zetec XR8B AUS NSW GBR ITA AUT CAN USS USN GER NED MON BEL MEX ARG CHN JPN 96 2nd
3 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies 5 4 3 2 2 Ret 4 2 2 3 2 1 3 3 5 Ret
4 Flag of Italy svg.png Rosco Vantini 8 Ret Ret 5 10 7
Flag of Italy svg.png Fredo Mestolio 3 1 6 9 Ret Ret 5 6 Ret 7