The MINI John Cooper Works Team
The MINI John Cooper Works Team is back in the racing game. The team first made a splash in 2019 with the Manufacturers’ title and five race victories. It was certainly not an anomaly, though, as proved by the 2020 season.
At the start of the last season, the John Cooper Works MINI team managed some amazing performances. In fact, they captured the Manufacturers’ title in the Circuit of Americas.
The season started in March 2020 where #60, Tomas Mejia and #61 Mark Pombo finished strong with a 1-2 finish in the first race and Mejia grabbing the checkered flag in the second race.
July helped them further realize their goals at the Virginia International Raceway with six podiums. Pombo took home two wins alone!
A race at the Sonoma Raceway had them take home five podium spots. Due to limited fan attendance, all of the races were streamed live on YouTube, with both the MINI John Cooper Works Team owner and Pombo taking part in live debriefing sessions.
Unfortunately, the series had to take a break because of COVID19 restrictions, with the cancellation of a number of different races.
They finally took the title at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in October. Coming in with a 64 point lead in the title standings, the team managed to maintain that lead and take home the big trophy, fielding three different cars in that finale: Mejia, Pombo, and Clayton Williams.
Mejia managed to finish second overall in drivers’ standings while Pombo finished third.
The upcoming season begins in March and many expect similar amazing performances from this fantastic team.
Many are looking forward to an exciting season, maybe even one with enhanced fan ability to see the races in person. One thing is certain: the Mini John Cooper Works team is absolutely amazing and will continue to be.