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Fairuz Fauzy

Full Name:
Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy
24th October 1982 (Age 38)
Kuala Lumpur
Most recent race (in database):

Fairuz Fauzy made his racing debut in British Formula Ford during 1999 and spent his formative years in England. A couple of seasons in Formula Renault and 2002 in the national class of the British Formula 3 Championship were not particularly spectacular.

Formula 3 and GP2

He graduated to the main F3 class in 2003 – hopping between teams and enjoying one happy weekend at Thruxton. His Promatecme Dallara F303-Mugen finished fourth in race one and qualified second for race two which he led before running off the track. A second place finish for P1 Racing at Oulton Park in 2004 was his best result of another inconsistent campaign in the category.

Two seasons in GP2 followed with DAMS in 2005 and Super Nova a year later but the Malaysian failed to score a point. Despite that lack of tangible success, Fauzy was one of Spyker’s test drivers for the 2007 Formula 1 season while representing his country in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport at the time.

Fauzy’s GP2 fortunes took a marked step forward in 2008 with victory for Super Nova in the sprint race at Sentul as he took fourth in the inaugural Asian series. Victory in the opening round of the 2008/09 A1GP season at Zandvoort suggested a driver finally finding his single-seater form.

His father bought Fortec Motorsport in 2009 and Fauzy drove for the renamed Mofaz (after the family corporation) concern in that year’s Formula Renault 3.5 series. He won once and finished as (an albeit distant) runner-up behind Bertrand Baguette.

Formula 1 test driver

Fauzy joined the new F1 Lotus Racing team as test driver for 2010 on a five-year contract. He drove the Lotus T127-Cosworth on the Friday of five Grand Prix weekends but was released from that contract before the end of the season.

So joining Renault as a reserve driver for 2011 – the team sponsored by Group Lotus – was something of an irony. He also returned to GP2 with Super Nova and scored top-six finishes in the first two sprint races. However, those were his best finishes of the season as he came 18th overall.

Championship seasons

Season Name Starts Poles Podiums Wins Position Points
2011 GP2 Series
Super Nova Racing
18 0 0 0
0% win rate
18th 5
2011 GP2 Asia Series
Super Nova Racing
4 1 0 0
0% win rate
14th 1
2011 World Series by Renault
Mofaz Racing
10 0 1 0
0% win rate
22nd 15
2010 F1 World Championship
Lotus Racing
0 (5) 0 0 0 0
2009 World Series by Renault
Mofaz Fortec Motorsport
17 2 5 1
6% win rate
2nd 98
2008/2009 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport
A1 Team Malaysia
12 1 3 1
9% win rate
2008 GP2 Asia Series
Super Nova Racing
10 2 3 1
10% win rate
4th 24
2008 World Series by Renault
Fortec Motorsports
13 2 1 0
0% win rate
18th 17
2007/2008 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport
A1 Team Malaysia
6 0 0 0
0% win rate
2007 World Series by Renault
Cram Competition
17 1 3 0
0% win rate
11th 51
2006 GP2 Series
Super Nova Racing
21 0 0 0
0% win rate
2005/2006 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport
Chamberlain Engineering
4 0 0 0
0% win rate
2005 GP2 Series
23 0 0 0
0% win rate
2004 British F3 Championship 12th 49
2003 British F3 Championship 16th 30.5