Alexander Tyuryumin

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Vladimirovich and the family name is Tyuryumin.

Aleksander Vladimirovich Tyuryumin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Тюрю́мин; IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ tʲʉˈrʲʉmʲɪn], born 20 March 1980 in Moscow[1]) is a Russian auto racing driver. He had no karting experience in his childhood but at the age of 21 he showed good results in recreational karting and hence he decided to try racing.[2] His racing debut happened in the Russian VW Polo cup. In his first season, he was on the podium 3 times, finished in 4th place overall the championship and first place among the novice racers.[3]

Later he participated in Russian Formula 3, Formula 1600, Formula RUS and the Lada Revolution series, winning the Formula 1600 Russian championship in 2003.

Outside Russia he participated in European Formula Palmer Audi series with 2 second places and 4th overall position in the championship and also was a reserve driver in A1 GP series. He retired from racing after the 2005 season.

Alexander's grandfather, Alexander Mikhailovich Tyuryumin was an aviation test pilot for Ilyushin Design Bureau. He currently also lives in Moscow and holds the title of Hero of the soviet union and more than 10 international world records.[4]

Alexander's last name is misspelled as Truryumin in several web sources.

Racing career[edit]

Year Series or championship Team Races Wins Poles Podiums Points Pos.
2001 Russian VW Polo cup[5] NotaBene RS Competition Team 6 N/A N/A 3 115 4
2001 Russian Formula 3 N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002 Russian Formula 1600 N/A N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002 Formula RUS N/A 1 1 N/A 1 N/A N/A
2003 Russian Formula 1600 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1
2003 Formula RUS N/A 2 N/A N/A N/A 2
2004 Formula Palmer Audi 12 0 0 5 151 4
2005 A1 GP Russia 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://midland-russia.ru/driven/turumin.htm
  2. ^ Alexander Tyuryumin: If I don't get into F-1, I'll go win Le Mans // Sport-express newspaper (In Russian) [1]
  3. ^ http://sport.rian.ru/sport/20011030/6294.html
  4. ^ Ilyushin Il-86#Setting records
  5. ^ http://sport.rian.ru/sport/20011030/6294.html