Kourosh Khani

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Kourosh Khani
Nationality Iranian
Born (1989-07-03) 3 July 1989 (age 27)
Mashhad , Iran
Previous series
FIA Formula Two Championship
Formula Renault BARC
Formula Ford Great Britain

Kourosh Khani (born 3 July 1989 in city of Mashhad, Iran) is the first ever and only International Iranian racing driver. Kourosh is a unique racing driver, who dominated numerous karting championships in his home country before moving to the UK in 2006 to establish himself amongst the best junior drivers in the world, In 2007 Kourosh entered the prestigious British Formula Ford Championship, a breeding ground for future F1 stars that include graduates such as the 2009 World Champion Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Michael Schumacher and many more. In his rookie season Kourosh achieved good results.

2008 saw Kourosh move to the BARC Formula Renault Championship, which Is regarded as the most popular, and cost-effective junior single-seater series in the country.

Bridging the gap between karting and championships such as Formula Renault UK, BARC Formula Renault gave Kourosh the chance to gain vital race experience on the UK’s leading circuits in a state-of-the-art ‘slicks and wings’ carbon fibre car. In the following seasons Kourosh produced some positive results, gaining various race wins in the series.

It was the 2011 season that Kourosh produced his greatest championship finish to date, finishing fourth, earning a victory at the renowned Oulton Park Circuit.

In 2012 Khani graduated to the FIA Formula Two Championship, following in the footsteps of previous Formula Renault drivers who have won championships.


Formula Renault[edit]

Khani Joined the very competitive BARC Formula Renault Championship in the United Kingdom in 2008 to gain experience for the higher Formulas and competed in the championship until 2012, the year at which he had a shot at winning the championship but missed out due to a disqualification in the closing event at Silverstone Circuit supporting the British Touring Car Championship.

Formula 3[edit]

Khani took part in 4 races in the Formula 3 Cup UK and managed to win all 4 Races With an almost perfect record of 3 pole positions and 4 fastest race laps.

FIA Formula Two Championship[edit]

Khani made his debut at the official Formula Two test at Silverstone on 28 March 2012.[1]

Racing record[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2007 Formula Ford Great Britain – Scholarship Class GW Racing 3 3 3 3 3 33 N/A
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 UK BARC Winter Series Welch Motorsport 4 1 4 1 1 17 3
2009 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship Welch Motorsport 3 0 0 0 0 32 N/A
2010 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship Welch Motorsport 13 0 0 0 0 142 8
2011 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship Scorpio Motorsport 12 1 0 0 3 200 4
2012 Formula 3 Cup UK Lanan Racing 4 4 3 4 4 N/A N/A
2013 Formula Premium Championship Beta Epsilon 3 1 2 0 3 N/A N/A


  1. ^ "Khani shines at official F2 Test". Retrieved 10 April 2012. 

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