H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique

Ben Jelf - 9

TEAM: F1 Atlantic Team
HULL: Dragon
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: Maidstone, GB
DATE OF BIRTH: 17/06/2000
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kent, GB
HEIGHT: 170 CM
WEIGHT: 82 KG
RACING SUPER LICENSE:
MECHANICS - CREW:

1 - JENI JELF (RADIOMAN)
2 – NIGEL ST (PONTOON MECHANIC)
3 – PAUL PENFOLD (PONTOON MECHANIC)
4 – KELVIN ELMORE (PONTOON MECHANIC)
5 – NIKKI DRUMMOND (OTHER MECHANIC)
6 – ARAGAO FERNANDES (OTHER MECHANIC)

DEBUT: 2022
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 7
RACE STARTS: 7
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 0
BEST OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: 15
BEST RACE FINISH: 7
BEST QUALIFYING POSITION: 14
CAREER PODIUMS: 0
CAREER POINTS: 7
PROFILE

BEN JELF followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, father and uncle and started powerboat racing from the age of nine. He joined the F1H2O series for the last race of the 2022 season in Sharjah and is a member of the F1 Atlantic Team.
He finished the 2023 season in 17th position in the Drivers’ Championship after picking up his first points of the season with eighth place in Sharjah.
He has already secured one World Championship, four European titles and 16 British Championship titles, in addition to holding four World and 10 British speed records. From the age of 11, he became Britain's most successful junior powerboat racer and claimed the title of Britain's youngest champion and world record holder.
In 2018, he laid claim to his 14th & 15th British Championship titles as well as taking a Bronze in the F4 European Championship. He also become the youngest Brit to break the 100mph Speed Record setting the British F2 & Supercat records at 124.27mph & 124.38mph respectively and becoming the third generation of Jelf Racing to achieve a coveted K7 Gold Star.
He also competed in the German series in 2018, the French Championship in 2022 and was invited to compete in the 24Hr Rouen race in 2019.
He was asked to compete as part of Team Amaravati as the team’s F4 driver at the F1H20 Grand Prix of India and navigated in 2022 in the F1 Offshore Racing class alongside Max Walker. In 2022, as well as securing a 16th British title. He worked with his father Colin testing and developing the new Mercury 200APX engine and boat set-up.

CAREER INFOS

2023 - 17th F1H2O World Championship
2022 - 15th F1H2O World Championship