Can Artam

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Can Artam
Can Artam in 2013.jpg
Artam at podium for Borusan in 2013.
Nationality Turkey Turkish
Born (1981-06-30) June 30, 1981 (age 33)
Istanbul, Turkey
Artam driving for iSport International in 2005.

Can Artam (born June 30, 1981 in Istanbul) is a Turkish race car driver born into a car racing family. He raced in the 2005 GP2 Series for the iSport team and was the 2001 US Barber Formula Dodge champion.

Career[edit]

Artam's career begun in karting in 1999, and he moved up to the Turkish Touring Car Championship in 2001. Later in the year he also raced in US Barber Formula Dodge, winning the title.

He remained in the TTCC in 2002, also racing in North American Fran Am 2000 Pro Championship and some races of Turkish Formula Three Championship, whilst returning to karting for some events. The Formula Renault would be the only series he would compete in in 2003, though with the new year seeing part seasons in both British Formula Three's National-Class and Formula Renault V6 Eurocup.

On May 29, 2004, Can Artam got his shot in Formula 3000 in Imola as the first Turkish driver racing in this category, driving part of the season for the Coloni team,[1] and later driving some races for Super Nova.[2] In 2005, he drove in GP2, the replacement series for F3000, for the iSport International team alongside Scott Speed, although without much success, scoring just two points with seventh place at the Monaco round of the inaugural GP2 championship. Until 2013 he has not raced in any major championships.

In 2013 he started racing again in the Turkish Touring Car Championship with Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport.[3] He finished the first race of the season 3rd despite a flat tire.

Racing record[edit]

International Formula 3000[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
2004 Coloni Motorsport IMO
Ret
CAT
10
MON
Ret
NUR
13
MAG
Ret
SIL HOC
10
NC 0
Super Nova Racing HUN
14
SPA
13
MNZ
9

GP2 Series[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 23 DC Points
2005 iSport International SMR
FEA

16
SMR
SPR

Ret
ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

7
EUR
FEA

17
EUR
SPR

Ret
FRA
FEA

17
FRA
SPR

16
GBR
FEA

18
GBR
SPR

14
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

14
HUN
SPR

12
TUR
FEA

11
TUR
SPR

16
ITA
FEA

9
ITA
SPR

9
BEL
FEA

Ret
BEL
SPR

22
BHR
FEA

17
BHR
SPR

16
22nd 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Can Artam ilk 10'da". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2004-05-19. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Can Artam SüperNova ile anlaştı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2004-08-12. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Can Artam yeni takımında". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 

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