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Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy
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Fairuz Fauzy at the 2011 Nürburgring World series by Renault round
Nationality  Malaysian
Born (1982-10-24) 24 October 1982 (age 31)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2005
Current team Super Nova Racing
Car no. 16
Former teams DAMS
Starts 62
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 16th in 2011
Previous series
2008, 2011
2007–08, 2008–09
200709
2005–06
2002–2004
2001
2000
GP2 Asia Series
A1 Grand Prix

FRenault 3.5 Series
A1 Grand Prix
British Formula Three
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
British Formula Ford

Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy (born 24 October 1982 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a race car driver.

Early career[edit]

Fauzy started competing in karting events in 1994 before making the move to British Formula Ford at the start of 1999. He moved to British Formula Renault in 2000, developing his skills there before moving up to British Formula Three in 2002, albeit in the B-Class.

He moved up to the main class in 2003, driving for both the SYR and Promatecme teams, before driving for both the Menu and P1 teams in 2004. He moved to the GP2 Series for 2005, becoming one of a number of Asian drivers in the championship. Despite being the only driver to start every race and not score a point, he continued in the series for 2006, again scoring no points. During this time he was also one of A1 Team Malaysia's drivers (along with Alex Yoong) in the A1 Grand Prix series.

Fauzy raced in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series for the Cram Competition team.[1]

He returned to GP2 for 2008, driving for the Super Nova team in the GP2 Asia Series. In 2009, he competed in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series for Mofaz Racing. After entering the final race in sixth place, Fauzy finished second in the race at the Ciudad del Motor de Aragón and leapfrogged the four drivers above him, to finish as runner-up to Bertrand Baguette in the championship standings.

Formula One[edit]

Fauzy was confirmed as one of Spyker F1's test and reserve drivers for 2007,[2] Fauzy was tipped for a Lotus Racing reserve seat for 2010. On 9 November 2009 Lotus Racing chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne confirmed Fauzy will be the test driver for the team but cooled down talks he was going to get a race seat.[3]

Fauzy was announced as the third driver for Lotus on 13 December 2009.[4]

Fauzy during first practice at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Fauzy replaced Heikki Kovalainen in the first free practice session at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix,[5] as Jarno Trulli won a coin toss against Kovalainen.[6] He drove a total of nineteen laps during the session, setting the 22nd fastest time, beating the Hispania Racing cars of Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna. He also took part in the first practice session at the British Grand Prix, replacing Jarno Trulli, where he set the 23rd fastest time (1:39.510) ahead of the Hispania Racing car of Sakon Yamamoto.[7] He replaced Heikki Kovalainen for the first free practice session of the German Grand Prix and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. At the end of the 2010 season, Fauzy parted company with Lotus Racing after one year of his five year contract.[8]

The relationship between Lotus Racing and Group Lotus soured during 2010, resulting in GL deciding to withdraw its backing from the team and instead sponsoring Renault F1 for the 2011 season onwards. As part of the deal, Fauzy became one of Renault's test and reserve drivers, alongside Bruno Senna, Romain Grosjean and Ho-Pin Tung.[9]

Post-Formula One[edit]

Fauzy driving for Super Nova at the Monza round of the 2011 GP2 Series season.

After stating his desire to return to full-time racing for 2011, Fauzy re-signed for Super Nova Racing to drive in the 2011 GP2 Series and 2011 GP2 Asia Series, alongside Luca Filippi and Johnny Cecotto, Jr. respectively.[8][10] After finishing fourteenth in the Asia series, he scored his first main series points in the first round of the championship. He finished 18th in the main series championship.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Pos.
2003 British Formula Three season Promatecme UK /Team SYR 24 0 0 0 0 30.5 16th
2004 British Formula Three season Menu F3 Motorsport/P1 Racing 24 0 0 0 1 49 12th
2005 GP2 Series DAMS 23 0 0 0 0 0 24th
2005–06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Malaysia 4 0 0 0 0 8 5th (1)
2006 GP2 Series Super Nova Racing 21 0 0 0 0 0 25th
2007 Formula One Spyker F1 Test driver
2007–08 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Malaysia 6 0 0 0 0 7 15th (1)
2008 GP2 Asia Series Super Nova Racing 10 1 0 1 3 24 4th
2008–09 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Malaysia 12 1 1 1 3 43 6th (1)
2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Mofaz Racing 17 1 1 1 5 98 2nd
2010 Formula One Lotus Racing Test driver
2011 GP2 Asia Series Super Nova Racing 4 0 0 0 0 1 14th
GP2 Series Super Nova Racing 18 0 0 0 0 5 18th
Formula One Lotus Renault GP Test driver
Formula Renault 3.5 Series Mofaz Racing 4 0 0 0 1 15 16th

*(1) = Team standings.

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 Malaysia GBR
SPR

13
GBR
FEA

GER
SPR

GER
FEA

POR
SPR

8
POR
FEA

Ret
AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

MYS
SPR

8
MYS
FEA

UAE
SPR

UAE
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

USA
SPR

USA
FEA

CHN
SPR

CHN
FEA

5th 74
2007–08 NED
SPR

NED
FEA

CZE
SPR

CZE
FEA

MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

ZHU
SPR

ZHU
FEA

NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

AUS
SPR

20
AUS
FEA

17
RSA
SPR

9
RSA
FEA

5
MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

SHA
SPR

SHA
FEA

GBR
SPR

13
GBR
SPR

Ret
15th 25
2008–09 NED
SPR

1
NED
FEA

2
CHN
SPR

13
CHN
FEA

5
MYS
SPR

15
MYS
FEA

10
NZL
SPR

8
NZL
FEA

10
RSA
SPR

9
RSA
FEA

NC
POR
SPR

8
POR
FEA

3
GBR
SPR

GBR
SPR

6th 43

Complete GP2 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 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 DC Points
2005 DAMS SMR
FEA

17
SMR
SPR

12
ESP
FEA

12
ESP
SPR

7
MON
FEA

Ret
EUR
FEA

14
EUR
SPR

10
FRA
FEA

14
FRA
SPR

10
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

16
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

13
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

15
ITA
FEA

14
ITA
SPR

11
BEL
FEA

13
BEL
SPR

15
BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

10
24th 0
2006 Super Nova Racing VAL
FEA

15
VAL
SPR

10
SMR
FEA

Ret
SMR
SPR

15
EUR
FEA

19
EUR
SPR

9
ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

14
MON
FEA

10
GBR
FEA

12
GBR
SPR

7
FRA
FEA

Ret
FRA
SPR

15
GER
FEA

22
GER
SPR

10
HUN
FEA

16
HUN
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

14
ITA
SPR

10
24th 0
2011 Super Nova Racing TUR
FEA

12
TUR
SPR

5
ESP
FEA

14
ESP
SPR

6
MON
FEA

15
MON
SPR

10
VAL
FEA

16
VAL
SPR

16
GBR
FEA

21
GBR
SPR

15
GER
FEA

16
GER
SPR

12
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

7
BEL
SPR

21
ITA
FEA

18
ITA
SPR

Ret
18th 5

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 Super Nova International UAE1
FEA

8
UAE1
SPR

2
IND
FEA

8
IND
SPR

1
MAL
FEA

2
MAL
SPR

6
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

Ret
UAE2
FEA

11
UAE2
SPR

6
4th 24
2011 Super Nova Racing ABU
FEA

Ret
ABU
SPR

15
ITA
FEA

8
ITA
SPR

Ret
14th 1

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2007 Cram Competition MNZ
1

12
MNZ
2

10
NÜR
1

Ret
NÜR
2

22
MON
1

Ret
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

Ret
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

Ret
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

10
MAG
1

Ret
MAG
2

Ret
EST
1

8
EST
2

3
CAT
1

12
CAT
2

8
11th 51
2008 Fortec Motorsport MNZ
1

MNZ
2

SPA
1

SPA
2

MON
1

3
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

15
HUN
1

12
HUN
2

14
NÜR
1

DSQ
NÜR
2

Ret
BUG
1

13
BUG
2

19
EST
1

12
EST
2

20
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

6
18th 17
2009 Mofaz Fortec Motorsport CAT
1

8
CAT
2

7
SPA
1

15
SPA
2

15
MON
1

15
HUN
1

1
HUN
2

7
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

4
BUG
1

7
BUG
2

4
ALG
1

8
ALG
2

20
NÜR
1

2
NÜR
2

3
ALC
1

6
ALC
2

2
2nd 98
2011 Mofaz Racing ALC
1

ALC
2

SPA
1

SPA
2

MNZ
1

MNZ
2

MON
1

NÜR
1

11
NÜR
2

3
HUN
1

13
HUN
2

16
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

18
LEC
1

21
LEC
2

15
CAT
1

15
CAT
2

11
22nd 15

Complete Super GT results[edit]

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
2012 ThunderAsia Racing Mosler MT900M GT300 OKA
FUJ
SEP
Ret
SUG
SUZ
FUJ
AUT
MOT
NC 0
2013 apr Audi R8 LMS ultra GT300 OKA
14
FUJ
15
SEP
SUG
SUZ
FUJ
FUJ
AUT
MOT
NC 0

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2010 Lotus Racing Lotus T127 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 BHR
AUS
MAL
TD
CHN
ESP
MON
TUR
CAN
EUR
GBR
TD
GER
TD
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
TD
JPN
KOR
BRA
ABU
TD
 –  –

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fauzy to combine racing, testing.". crash.net. 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Spyker announces four test drivers". GPUpdate.net. 2007-02-01. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  3. ^ </http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?id=47397&PO=47397
  4. ^ The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/12/14/sports/sports-uk-motor-racing-lotus.html |url= missing title (help). [dead link]
  5. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (2010-04-01). "Fauzy gets Friday drive for Malaysia". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Kovalainen To Sit Out Practice After Coin Toss". speedtv.com (Speed). 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  7. ^ "British Grand Prix practice results". BBC News. 2010-02-24. 
  8. ^ a b "Fauzy released by Lotus". autosport.com. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  9. ^ "Fauzy joins Renault in test role". BBC News. 2011-01-18. 
  10. ^ http://gp2series.com/News-Room/News/2011/01_Jan/Fauzy-signs-for-Super-Nova/

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