Adam Khan

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Adam Khan
Adam Khan.JPG
Khan in 2007.
Nationality (United KingdomPakistan) Pakistani British
Born (1985-05-24) 24 May 1985 (age 29)
Bridlington, England
2014 Euroseries 3000
Debut season 2008
Current team TP Formula
Car no. 14
Starts 12
Wins 3
Poles 2
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 3rd in 2008
Previous series
2008
2008
2005-06-2007-08
2005
2004-2005
2003 & 2005
2003
2002
Euroseries 3000
GP2 Asia Series
A1GP
Austrian F3
British F3
German Formula 3
Formula Renault V6 Eurocup
Spanish F3

Adam Khan (born 24 May 1985), is a Pakistani British sportsman and racing driver of Pakistani descent from Bridlington, Yorkshire. He is fluent in six languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Urdu and Mandarin Chinese.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

At the age of 17, Khan was offered the opportunity to test-drive a Porsche GT car. An intensive five-day driving course at Silverstone followed, where he took part in the Silverstone School Race Series allowing him to gain his competition licence. However he declined it to due to the great news of his cousin ben khan winning a tennis tournament and took a year out to help him train. Once returning he took the opportunity to race in silverstone with a record score

In 2001 he competed in the six-race British Formula Ford series, achieving runner-up position in his first season of professional racing with three podiums.

Eddie Jordan endorsed Adam Khan's career when Khan was 17 years of age. Khan competed in various races in the British F3 championship whilst undertaking studies at school. Khan contested four races in the 2002/03 British Formula Three Winter Series, finishing runner-up in the Scholarship Class which included a win in his second race and has finished on the podium in the majority of F3 races in which he contested.

In 2005 Adam Khan was selected as the driver for the Pakistani A1 Team for the A1 Grand Prix. Team Pakistan's 05/06 A1 season started off with an immediate impact with Khan getting up to 3rd position at the season opener at Brands Hatch against vastly more experienced drivers, though a stuck wheel nut during the pit stop put an end to a chance of a podium result. Further costly team errors occurred during races where Khan was in strong positions, however Team Pakistan managed to finish the season on a high note with a 5th place at Shanghai. In 2006 Khan took a break from racing, instead concentrating on his business studies Bsc. course at King's College London.

Khan stated in 2006 that he was going to wear the Pakistan flag in future races.[1] He has been officially appointed as the ambassador for motor sports in Pakistan by the government. Khan was awarded a young achievers award by the President of Pakistan in London on 29 September 2006.

In 2007, Khan returned to racing in the World Series by Renault, driving for the Italian RC Motorsport team.[2] After testing with the team, he was given a seat as the third driver. This allowed Khan to test for the Pakistani A1 Team at Silverstone and he look set to rejoin the team for the 07/08 season.

Khan was driving for the Arden team in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series, but left after 2 races to concentrate on A1GP and university work.

In summer 2008 Khan joined the F3000 Euroseries 3000 in June, after missing the start of the season through injury. Khan still had a successful season, in 12 races he won 3 races, two second places and one third place, and finished the season in third. This was the first time Pakistan's national anthem was heard in a European championship event.

On 10 September 2008, it was announced that Khan would take on the dual role of race driver and seat holder of A1 Team Pakistan for the 2008-09 A1 Grand Prix season.[3]

On 27 January 2009, Khan joined the Renault F1 team to demonstrate their Formula One car at World Series by Renault events and other presentations.[4]

TV appearances[edit]

Although Khan rarely makes TV appearances, in July 2011 Adam appeared on UK based Pakistani TV channel Venus TV's (Sky TV Channel 805) Venus Special. This episode of Venus Special was an hour-long in-depth interview with Khan, in which he discussed his work and future plans. Adam Khan is a regular guest on BBC Asian Network Radio.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races wins Poles Fast laps Points Pos.
2008 Euroseries 3000 TP Formula 12 3 3 2 55 3rd
2008 Italian Formula 3000 TP Formula 6 2 1 1 25 6th
2008 GP2 Asia Series Team Arden 4 0 0 0 0 28th
2007-08 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Pakistan 20 0 0 0 1 20th (1)
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Pakistan 14 0 0 0 10 20th (1)
2005 British Formula Three - National Class Performance Racing Europe 4 0 0 0 18 11th
2005 German Formula Three Performance Racing Europe 2 0 0 0 1 18th
2005 Austrian Formula Three Series 7 0 0 0 40 6th
2004 British Formula Three - Scholarship Class Alan Docking Racing 9 0 0 0 78 6th
2003 Formula Renault V6 Eurocup DAMS 10 0 0 0 4 22nd
2003 German Formula Three Performance Racing Europe 2 0 0 0 2 23rd
2002 Spanish Formula Three G-Tech 1 0 0 0 0 -
  • (1) = Team standings.

† At the Durban round he was injured after crash in practice sessions.

Complete A1 Grand Prix results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 DC Points
2005–06 A1 Team Pakistan GBR
SPR

7
GBR
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

12
POR
SPR

Ret
POR
FEA

15
AUS
SPR

12
AUS
FEA

11
MYS
SPR

13
MYS
FEA

Ret
UAE
SPR

16
UAE
FEA

Ret
RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

USA
SPR

USA
FEA

CHN
SPR

12
CHN
FEA

5
20th 10
2007–08 NED
SPR

18
NED
FEA

17
CZE
SPR

15
CZE
FEA

20
MYS
SPR

17
MYS
FEA

14
CHN
SPR

14
CHN
FEA

14
NZL
SPR

10
NZL
FEA

11
AUS
SPR

Ret
AUS
FEA

12
RSA
SPR

12
RSA
FEA

Ret
MEX
SPR

Ret
MEX
FEA

18
CHN
SPR

16
CHN
FEA

17
GBR
SPR

18
GBR
FEA

Ret
20th 1

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2008 Trust Team Arden UAE1
FEA

18
UAE1
SPR

15
IND
FEA

Ret
IND
SPR

11
MAL
FEA
MAL
SPR
BHR
FEA
BHR
SPR
UAE2
FEA
UAE2
SPR
28th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?142691
  2. ^ "Khan secures RC drive.". crash.net. 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Khan to lead and race for Pakistan". a1gp.com. 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Khan signs on as Renault driver". sportinglife.com. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 

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