Armaan Ebrahim

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Armaan Ebrahim
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Ebrahim driving for David Price Racing in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series
Nationality India Indian
Born (1989-05-17) May 17, 1989 (age 25)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India [1]
2014 FIA Formula Two Championship
Debut season 2009
Current team MotorSport Vision
Car no. 6
Starts 41
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 10th in 2010
Previous series
2005
2005-07
2006
2007–08
2008
Formula BMW Asia
A1 Grand Prix
Formula Renault UK
Formula V6 Asia
GP2 Asia Series

Armaan Ebrahim (Tamil: அர்மான் ஏப்ரஹிம்; born May 17, 1989) is a car racer from Chennai, India. He is the son of the ex-Indian F3 champion Akbar Ebrahim.

Career[edit]

Armaan Ebrahim started his career in karting and became Formula LGB Champion in 2004. He later moved to Formula BMW Asia for the 2005 season. During the same year he represented Team India in the A1 Grand Prix Championship, driving in 6 races, before the team was disbanded due to lack of funds. Armaan continued his racing during the summer in the UK, racing in the British Formula Renault Championship where he finished 24th in points. He again drove for A1 Team India in the 2006–07 season. In 2007 he also drove in Formula V6 Asia where he captured five race wins and finished second in points as one of only four drivers to compete in every round of the championship.

He drove for the DPR team in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series where he finished 26th in points.

On December 12, 2008 Ebrahim was announced as the first (and ultimately, only) Asian driver to sign up for the rebirth of FIA Formula Two in 2009, driving car number six.[2] He finished seventeenth in points, with two sixth-place finishes at Brno being his best results. The Formula Two website rated Armaan as the "Driver with the Best Race Form". On an average Armaan overtook 8 cars per race in Formula 2. The second best driver was Edoardo Piscopo who managed an average of 5.[3] Ebrahim returned to FIA Formula Two in 2010 driving for MotorSport Vision. He captured his first F2 podium finish at Circuit de Valencia and improved to tenth in points. He returned to the series and team in 2011 but left the series after twelve of the sixteen races. He had a best finish of sixth and finished 15th in points.

In 2012 Ebrahim signed to race in the American Firestone Indy Lights series for the new Fan Force United team owned by former IndyCar Series driver Tyce Carlson.[4] Ebrahim and the team mutually parted ways after five races.[5] He had a best finish of 8th in the season opener and ultimately wound up 13th in the championship.

Armaan is popular in the Indian media and featured on a special programme on national television with former F1 superstar David Coulthard, during the latter's visit to India in October, 2009.[6]

Armaan Ebrahim is set to compete for BMW Auto Service Team India in the FIA GT Series, beginning on April 1, 2013.[7]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Formula BMW Asia Team E-Rain 14 1 1 1 4 129 5th
Formula BMW World Final Team E-Rain 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 23rd
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team India 11 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Position 1 Racing 19 0 0 0 0 54 24th
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team India 10 0 0 0 0 13 16th
2007 Formula Renault V6 Asia Team TARADTM 12 5 0 2 8 116 2nd
2008 Formula V6 Asia Black Tara 6 2 0 4 1 59 7th
GP2 Asia David Price Racing 10 0 0 0 0 0 26th
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 15 0 0 0 0 7 17th
ATS Formel 3 Cup van Amersfoort Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC†
2010 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 18 0 0 0 1 78 10th
2011 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 12 0 0 0 0 16 15th
2012 Firestone Indy Lights Fan Force United 3 0 0 0 0 60* 12th*

* Season in progress
† As Ebrahim was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points

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 India GBR
SPR

GBR
FEA

GER
SPR
GER
FEA
POR
SPR

17
POR
FEA

13
AUS
SPR

17
AUS
FEA

13
MYS
SPR

11
MYS
FEA

EX
UAE
SPR

20
UAE
FEA

14
RSA
SPR

14
RSA
FEA

Ret
IDN
SPR

18
IDN
FEA

15
MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

USA
SPR
USA
FEA
CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA
24th 0
2006–07 NED
SPR

Ret
NED
FEA

Ret
CZE
SPR

17
CZE
FEA

18
CHN
SPR

18
CHN
FEA

11
MYS
SPR

16
MYS
FEA

19
IDN
SPR

18
IDN
FEA

Ret
NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

GBR
SPR

GBR
SPR

16th 13

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 David Price Racing UAE
FEA

21
UAE
SPR

Ret
IND
FEA

Ret
IND
SPR

9
MAL
FEA

Ret
MAL
SPR

19
BHR
FEA

13
BHR
SPR

16
UAE
FEA

19
UAE
SPR

Ret
26th 0

Complete Formula Two results[edit]

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

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2009 6 VAL
1

15
VAL
2

16
BRN
1

6
BRN
2

6
SPA
1

DNS
SPA
2

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

10
DON
1

8
DON
2

Ret
OSC
1

9
OSC
2

13
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

Ret
CAT
1

12
CAT
2

10
17th 7
2010 6 SIL
1

8
SIL
2

9
MAR
1

6
MAR
2

6
MON
1

Ret
MON
2

5
ZOL
1

5
ZOL
2

Ret
ALG
1

7
ALG
2

Ret
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

7
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

13
OSC
1

11
OSC
2

10
VAL
1

3
VAL
1

7
10th 78
2011 3 SIL
1

11
SIL
2

7
MAG
1

12
MAG
2

Ret
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

20
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

13
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

6
SPL
1

14
SPL
2

Ret
MON
1

MON
2

CAT
1

CAT
2

15th 16

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2012 Fan Force United STP
8
ALA
12
LBH
12
INDY
13
DET
10
MIL IOW TOR EDM TRO BAL FON 13th 97

FIA GT competition results[edit]

GT1 World Championship results[edit]

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2012 Sunred Ford NOG
QR
NOG
CR
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
QR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
ALG
QR
ALG
CR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
MOS
QR

11
MOS
CR

9
NUR
QR
NUR
CR
DON
QR
DON
CR
25th 2

FIA GT Series results[edit]

Year Class Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Pro-Am BMW Sports Trophy Team India BMW NOG
QR

14
NOG
CR

18
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
QR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
TBA
QR
TBA
CR
8th* 4*

* Season in progress.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maps Of India - bio
  2. ^ "Armaan Ebrahim signs up for F2". FIA Formula Two Championship. 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  3. ^ "The season so far - 2009 statistics". FIA Formula Two Championship. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  4. ^ Fan Force United Enters Series with Ebrahim, eFormulaCarNews, January 3, 2012, Retrieved 2012-01-12
  5. ^ Armaan leaves Fan Force United!, Auto India Sports, June 6, 2012, Retrieved 2012-06-06
  6. ^ "On pole with David Coulthard". NDTV. 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  7. ^ "Armaan to drive in FIA GT Series". The Hindu. 2013-03-18. 

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