Armaan Ebrahim

Armaan Ebrahim (born 17 May 1989) is a car racer from Chennai, India. He is the son of the ex-Indian F3 champion Akbar Ebrahim.

Armaan Ebrahim
Nationality Indian
Born (1989-05-17) 17 May 1989 (age 33)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Blancpain Sprint Series season career
Debut season2009
Current teamFortec Motorsport
Car number6
Former teamsA1 Team India, David Price Racing, MotorSport Vision, Fan Force United, BMW Auto Service Team India
Starts41
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish10th in 2010
Previous series
2005
2005
2005-07
2006
2007–08
2008
2009, 2010 & 2011
2012
Formula BMW Asia
Formula BMW World Final
A1 Grand Prix
Formula Renault UK
Formula V6 Asia
GP2 Asia Series

FIA Formula Two Championship
Firestone Indy Lights

CareerEdit

Ebrahim started his career in karting and became Formula LGB Champion in 2004. He later moved to Formula BMW Asia for the 2005 season. During the same year he represented A1 Team India in the A1 Grand Prix Championship, driving in 6 races, before the team was disbanded due to lack of funds. He again drove for A1 Team India Part Season in the 2006–07 A1 Grand Prix season. In 2007 he also drove in Formula V6 Asia where he captured five race wins and finished second in points.

He drove for the David Price Racing team in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series where he finished 26th in points with a best finish of 9th position.

On 12 December 2008 Ebrahim was announced as the first (and ultimately, only) Asian driver to sign up for the rebirth of FIA Formula Two in 2009, driving car number six.[1] He finished seventeenth in points, with two sixth-place finishes at Brno being his best results. The Formula Two website rated Armaan as the "Driver with the Best Race Form". On an average Armaan overtook 8 cars per race in Formula 2. The second best driver was Edoardo Piscopo who managed an average of 5.[2] Ebrahim returned to FIA Formula Two in 2010 driving for MotorSport Vision. He captured his first F2 podium finish at Circuit de Valencia and improved to tenth in points. He returned to the series and team in 2011 but left the series after twelve of the sixteen races. He had a best finish of sixth and finished 15th in points.

In 2012 Ebrahim signed to race in the American Firestone Indy Lights series for the new Fan Force United team owned by former IndyCar Series driver Tyce Carlson.[3] Ebrahim and the team mutually parted ways after five races.[4] He had a best finish of 8th in the season opener and ultimately wound up 13th in the championship.

Ebrahim is popular in the Indian media and featured on a special programme on national television with former F1 superstar David Coulthard, during the latter's visit to India in October, 2009.[5]

Ebrahim has competed for BMW Auto Service Team India in the FIA GT Series, which began on 1 April 2013.[6]

Ebrahim competed in 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series season with Team Fortec Motorsport where he secured seven podiums in the silver cup.[7]

X1 RacingEdit

In 2019, with fellow Indian driver, Aditya Patel, Ebrahim created the X1 Racing, the world's first professional franchise-based motorsport league.[8][9]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Formula BMW Asia Team E-Rain 14 1 1 1 4 129 5th
Formula BMW World Final Team E-Rain 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2005-06 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team India 11 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Position 1 Racing 19 0 0 0 0 54 24th
2006-07 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team India 10 0 0 0 0 13 16th
2007 Formula Renault V6 Asia Team TARADTM 12 5 0 2 8 116 2nd
2008 Formula V6 Asia Black Tara 6 2 0 4 1 59 7th
GP2 Asia David Price Racing 10 0 0 0 0 0 26th
2009 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 15 0 0 0 0 7 17th
2010 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 18 0 0 0 1 78 10th
2011 FIA Formula Two Championship MotorSport Vision 12 0 0 0 0 16 15th
2012 Indy Lights Fan Force United 3 0 0 0 0 60 12th

† As Ebrahim was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points

Complete A1 Grand Prix resultsEdit

(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 India GBR
SPR
GBR
FEA
GER
SPR
GER
FEA
POR
SPR

17
POR
FEA

13
AUS
SPR

17
AUS
FEA

13
MYS
SPR

11
MYS
FEA

EX
UAE
SPR

20
UAE
FEA

14
RSA
SPR

14
RSA
FEA

Ret
IDN
SPR

18
IDN
FEA

15
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
USA
SPR
USA
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
24th 0
2006–07 NED
SPR

Ret
NED
FEA

Ret
CZE
SPR

17
CZE
FEA

18
CHN
SPR

18
CHN
FEA

11
MYS
SPR

16
MYS
FEA

19
IDN
SPR

18
IDN
FEA

Ret
NZL
SPR
NZL
FEA
AUS
SPR
AUS
FEA
RSA
SPR
RSA
FEA
MEX
SPR
MEX
FEA
CHN
SPR
CHN
FEA
GBR
SPR
GBR
SPR
16th 13

Complete GP2 Asia Series resultsEdit

(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 David Price Racing UAE
FEA

21
UAE
SPR

Ret
IND
FEA

Ret
IND
SPR

9
MAL
FEA

Ret
MAL
SPR

19
BHR
FEA

13
BHR
SPR

16
UAE
FEA

19
UAE
SPR

Ret
26th 0

Complete FIA Formula Two Championship resultsEdit

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

Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Points
2009 VAL
1

15
VAL
2

16
BRN
1

6
BRN
2

6
SPA
1

DNS
SPA
2

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

10
DON
1

8
DON
2

Ret
OSC
1

9
OSC
2

13
IMO
1

Ret
IMO
2

Ret
CAT
1

12
CAT
2

10
17th 7
2010 SIL
1

8
SIL
2

9
MAR
1

6
MAR
2

6
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

5
ZOL
1

5
ZOL
2

Ret
ALG
1

7
ALG
2

Ret
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

7
BRN
1

Ret
BRN
2

13
OSC
1

11
OSC
2

10
VAL
1

3
VAL
1

7
10th 78
2011 SIL
1

11
SIL
2

7
MAG
1

12
MAG
2

Ret
SPA
1

13
SPA
2

20
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

13
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

6
RBR
1

14
RBR
2

Ret
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
15th 16

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2012 Fan Force United STP
8
ALA
12
LBH
12
INDY
13
DET
10
MIL IOW TOR EDM TRO BAL FON 13th 97

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Armaan Ebrahim signs up for F2". FIA Formula Two Championship. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. ^ "The season so far - 2009 statistics". FIA Formula Two Championship. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  3. ^ Fan Force United Enters Series with Ebrahim Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, eFormulaCarNews, 3 January 2012, Retrieved 2012-01-12
  4. ^ Armaan leaves Fan Force United! Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, Auto India Sports, 6 June 2012, Retrieved 2012-06-06
  5. ^ "On pole with David Coulthard". NDTV. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Armaan to drive in FIA GT Series". The Hindu. 18 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Blancpain Sprint Series 2014 Standings". Blancpain GT Series Official Website. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  8. ^ "X1 league will help change India's motorsport profile:Ebrahim". 29 October 2019 – via Business Standard.
  9. ^ Rebello, Maleeva (14 October 2019). "'X1 is extreme, it's extraordinary': Armaan Ebrahim talks about X1, the new franchise based motor racing league". The Economic Times. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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