Chris Alajajian

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Chris Alajajian
Nationality Australian
Born (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 31)
Sydney
Dunlop V8 Supercar Series
Years active 2006–2007; 2009; 2013
Teams Jack Hillerman Racing
Jay Motorsport
Nandi Kiss Racing
Starts 28
Wins 1
Podiums 2
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 25th in 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
Previous series
2009–10
2007–08
2006–07
2004–08
2004–05
2003–04
Australian Mini Challenge
A1 Grand Prix
Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series
Australian Formula 3
Australian Performance Car
Australian Production Car
Championship titles
2004
2010
Australian Production Car
Australian Mini Challenge

Chris Alajajian (31 October 1986) is an Australian race car driver.

Early career[edit]

In 2004 he won the Australian Production Car Championship, becoming the youngest ever driver to win an Australian championship. In the same year he also contested some rounds of the Australian Formula 3 Championship with Piccola Scuderia and raced in the Australian GT Performance Car Championship.

Continuing in Australian Formula 3 in 2005, Alajajian started the year with Astuti Competition, before moving to Protecnica Racing. He finished third in the championship. Chris also won a number of races in the Australian Performance Car Championship with Protecnica Racing.

V8 Supercars[edit]

Alajajian moved to the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series for 2006. At Bathurst on Friday 6 October 2006 Alajajian was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of New Zealand racing driver Mark Porter. Porter's car spun in a section at the top of the mountain and was hit from behind by Alajajian and stalled, sitting sideways on the track. As fellow driver David Clark came around a blind corner he swerved to try and avoid Porter's car but slid sideways into the drivers door. Porter was airlifted to hospital with serious head and chest injuries but died in late afternoon of Sunday 8 October as the feature race was concluding. The incident was completely unavoidable as it occurred in a section of track that is blind to following drivers.

He continued in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 2007 and made a one-off appearance in 2009 and 2013.

A1 Grand Prix[edit]

First Test: In August 2007, Alajajian flew to the Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit in Great Britain to test for A1 Team Lebanon in the A1 Grand Prix series, before jetting back into Sydney in time for the fifth round of the Fujitsu V8s at Oran Park Raceway, west of Sydney.

The test in the 550 hp A1GP car was recognition of Alajajian's prowess behind the wheel of open-wheeled cars, finishing as high as second in the opening round of the 2007 Australian Formula 3 Championship – run in conjunction with the Australian round of the 2006–07 A1GP at Eastern Creek in February 2007.[1]

Racing: Chris made his debut in the series at the Dutch round in the 2007–08 season. After missing round 2 in Brno, he raced the next 4 rounds, being in a points scoring position in New Zealand before being hit from behind, and was 2nd quickest in Rookie Qualifying at Eastern Creek.

Mini Challenge[edit]

Alajajian moved to the Australian Mini Challenge later in 2009 where he finished second in the championship. His prize for that will be a trip to Spain with series champion Paul Stokell to represent Australia in the Mini Challenge World Finals in early 2010. In 2010 he won the Australian Championship.

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2003 Australian Production Car Championship 6th BMW 323i Wayne Russell
Australian Production Car Championship - Class B 3rd
2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship 8th Dallara F301 Spiess Opel Protecnica
Australian GT Performance Car Championship 27th Subaru Impreza WRX STi
Australian Production Car Championship 1st Subaru Liberty GT
2005 Australian Drivers' Championship (1) 3rd Dallara F304 Sodemo Renault Protecnica
Australian Performance Car Championship 11th Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 25th Holden VZ Commodore Jack Hillerman Racing
Australian Performance Car Championship – Privateers Cup 6th Subaru Liberty GT
Australian Drivers' Championship (1) 6th Dallara F304 Sodemo Renault Protecnica
2007 Australian Drivers' Championship (1) 12th Dallara F304 Sodemo Renault Protecnica
Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 34th Holden VZ Commodore Jack Hillerman Racing
2007–08 A1 Grand Prix 22nd (2) Lola A1GP – Zytek A1 Team Lebanon
2008 Australian Drivers' Championship (1) 12th Dallara F307 HWA-Mercedes-Benz Team BRM
2009 Australian Mini Challenge 2nd Mini JCW R56 Jack Hillerman Racing
2010 Australian Mini Challenge 1st Mini JCW R56 Jack Hillerman Racing
2013 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 38th Holden VE Commodore Nandi Kiss Racing

  • (1) = Contested concurrently with the Australian Formula 3 Championship
  • (2) = Team standings.

Complete V8 Development Series results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Position Points
2006 Jack Hillerman Racing Holden VZ Commodore ADE ADE WAK WAK WAK QLD
28
QLD
2
QLD
Ret
ORA
11
ORA
24
ORA
7
MAL
4
MAL
19
MAL
11
BAT
30
BAT
Ret
PHI
Ret
PHI
14
25th 634
2007 Jack Hillerman Racing Holden VZ Commodore ADE ADE WAK
1
WAK
Ret
WAK
Ret
WIN
Ret
WIN
17
WIN
19
QLD
Ret
QLD
Ret
QLD
DNS
ORA
Ret
ORA
15
ORA
17
BAT
Ret
BAT
DNS
PHI PHI 27th 26
2009 Jay Motorsport Holden VZ Commodore ADE
Ret
ADE
DNS
WIN WIN WIN TOW TOW TOW SAN SAN SAN QLD QLD QLD BAT BAT HOM HOM NC 0
2013 Nandi Kiss Racing Holden VE Commodore ADE
23
ADE
20
BAR BAR BAR TOW TOW TOW QLD QLD QLD WIN WIN WIN BAT BAT HOM HOM 38th 81

† Not Eligible for 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 DC Points
2007–08 A1 Team Lebanon NED
SPR

14
NED
FEA

19
CZE
SPR
CZE
FEA
MYS
SPR

14
MYS
FEA

Ret
CHN
SPR

Ret
CHN
FEA

13
NZL
SPR

15
NZL
FEA

Ret
AUS
SPR

19
AUS
FEA

19
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
22nd 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lebanon join Snetterton test". A1GP. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 28 September 2007.

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