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Postby jaydeep » Mon May 16, 2005 1:58 pm

Armaan Ebrahim - 15 yrs old and already won Formula BMW Asia race ... Check article from Rediff.
Indian Formula BMW junior and rookie Armaan Ebrahim (Team E-Rain) astounded the Asian racing fraternity with a brilliant victory in Round 4 of Formula BMW Asia at Sepang, Malaysia, on Sunday.

The 15-year old is the first rookie ever to win a round of the championship in just his fourth outing in the car. He drove the 20-lap race with a maturity way beyond his years. Second was fellow-BMW junior Robert Boughey (THA/Team Meritus), followed by series leader Salman Al Khalifa (BAH/Team E-Rain).

Said Ebrahim, who is being tipped for a test drive with India's A1GP Team and has aspirations to follow in the footsteps of his mentor, Narain Karthikeyan: "I never thought I'd win this quickly. I've been getting more experience and have learned from the first three races. Today I put my head down and am much more confident. You can expect more from me, but I have to thank BMW for giving me this opportunity and JK Tyre, my primary sponsors for having faith in me."

In the qualifying for the race, the fastest rookie was the Ebrahim, who, a mere eight minutes before the end of the session, came in for a set up change and returned to the track for a final three laps. The BMW junior beat Malaysia's Aaron Lim, who is made his racecar debut, to fourth place literally in the closing seconds of the session.

In the race, Al Khalifa was slow off the start and lost his pole position advantage immediately, with fellow-countryman Hamed Al Fardan (Team Meritus) who started from the grid third seizing the lead almost immediately.

Ebrahim was up to second by the end of lap one, ahead of Boughey, and began to close the gap on Al Fardan. Mid-way through the race, the Indian made a valiant effort to take the lead, but just couldn't quite pull it off.

Al Khalifa was on a charge to make up the places he lost at the start and set the fastest lap of the race and there was almost nothing between the top four. Ebrahim finally managed to grab the race lead on lap 16, while behind him Al Fardan came under pressure from a determined Boughey. The two battled it out over the next three laps until disaster struck Al Fardan on the final lap of the race when the two came together, taking him out of the contention and denying him a precious podium finish. That handed Al Khalifa third place, a position he later declared rightfully belonged to an inconsolable Al Fardan.

The Formula BMW is the world's leading entry-level class in Formula racing. In 2005 the series will be held in Germany, Britain, Asia and the USA. Up-and-coming drivers as young as 15-years-old are given the opportunity of entering motor racing with the high-tech, standard FB02 race car.
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Postby kallu » Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:31 am

Armaan's is in second place after Round 4 of the Formula BMW Asia championship.

way to go armaan :bounce: :bounce: woohoo

1. Salman Al Khalifa (BAH/Team E-Rain) 67 points,
2. Armaan Ebrahim (IND/Team E-Rain) 50 points,
3. Charlie-Ro Charlez (MAS/Team Meritus) 45 points,
4. Robert Boughey (THA/Team Meritus) 42 points,
5. Hamed Al Fardan (BAH/Team Meritus) 26 points,
6. Michael Patrizi (AUS/Team Meritus) 22 points,
7. An Suk-Won (KOR/Team E-Rain) 22 points,
8. Aaron Lim (MAS/Minardi Team Asia) 18 points,
9. Wang Jian-Wei (CHN/Ao’s Racing Team) 11 points,
10. Mitsunobu Endo (JPN/Team Meritus) 8 points,
11. Dejan de Zoysa (SRI/Minardi Team Asia) 8 points,
12. Jonathan Chan (HKG/Minardi Team Asia) 5 points.


Round 5 & 6 will be held on june 12th.... :goodluck:

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Postby jaydeep » Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:35 am

Thanks Kallu for updates .. Well done Armaan.

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Postby jaydeep » Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:40 am

After some not as such exciting results in last couple of races ... Armaan strike back in the eighth round in Beijing .. He finished both races on fourth place and climb to 3rd place in overall ranking.

Formula BMW ASIA Championship Points after 8 rounds:
1.Salman Al Khalifa (BAH/Team E-Rain) 110 points
2.Hamed Al Fardan (BAH/Team Meritus) 96
3.Armaan Ebrahim (IND/Team E-Rain) 80 points
4. Charlie-Ro Charlez (MAS/Team Meritus) 77 points
5. Michael Patrizi (AUS/Team Meritus) 67 points

Rookie Cup Winners: Charlez (3), Ebrahim (2) Patrizi (3)
Rookie Cup Points:
1. Charlie-Ro Charlez 114 points
2. Armaan Ebrahim 109 points
3. Michael Patrizi 101 points


And link of Formula BMW ASIA Championship site

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Postby kallu » Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:45 am

Good one Armaan

How come armaan is ahead of charlie in championship table but not the Rookie table ?? weird !! how are the rookie points awarded !!!

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Postby jaydeep » Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:08 am

I think for Rookie table they give points for fastest lap and completing race also (most probably).

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Postby Sporty » Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:45 pm

I guess the points are calculated differently for Rookie cup. I read in crash.net that Armaan had Gearbox issues. So 4th place with such an issue is good :) Damn this gear box issue happens to all the Indian drivers :)

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Postby kallu » Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:40 pm

I guess the points are calculated differently for Rookie cup. I read in crash.net that Armaan had Gearbox issues. So 4th place with such an issue is good Smile Damn this gear box issue happens to all the Indian drivers


haha yeah the indians sure seem to have problems with gear box..they should start putting stronger gear boxes for our boys !!

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Postby kallu » Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:23 pm

Dissapointing weekend for armaan in korea,

armaan slipped to 5th place last weekend, due to a DNF in first race in korea

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Postby jaydeep » Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:45 pm

Armaan produced superb result in qualifying and qualified 4th for 11th and 12th race in Formula BMW Asia Series at Japan Curcuit ... In first race he did not finished, but in 12th race he managed to finished on Podium.
Formula BMW Asia Series Autopolis Circuit, Japan Result Round 11

1. Salman Rashid AL KHALIFA (BAH) Team E-Rain
2. Michael Tony PATRIZI (AUS) Team Meritus
3. Charlie-Ro CHARLEZ (MAS) Team Meritus
4. Robert BOUGHEY (THA) Team Meritus
5. AN Suk-Won (KOR) Team E-Rain
6. Mitsunobu ENDO (JPN) Team Meritus
7. Hamza Dirani (JOR) Team Meritus
8. AO Chi Hong (MAC) China Macau Racing Team
9. Jonathan CHAN (HKG) Minardi Team Asia

DNF. WANG Jian-Wei (CHN) Ao’s Racing Team
DNF. Hamed AL FARDAN (BAH) Team Meritus
DNF. Armaan EBRAHIM (IND) Team E-Rai
DNF. Aaron LIM Say Joon (MAS) Minardi Team Asia

[url]Formula BMW Asia Series Autopolis Circuit, Japan Results Round 12[/url]

1. Salman Rashid AL KHALIFA (BAH) Team E-Rain
2. Michael Tony PATRIZI (AUS) Team Meritus
3. Armaan EBRAHIM (IND) Team E-Rain
4. Hamed AL FARDAN (BAH) Team Meritus
5. Jonathan CHAN (HKG) Minardi Team Asia
6. AN Suk-Won (KOR) Team E-Rain
7. Hamza Dirani (JOR) Team Meritus
8. Mitsunobu ENDO (JPN) Team Meritus
9. WANG Jian-Wei (CHN) Ao’s Racing Team

DNF. Charlie-Ro CHARLEZ (MAS) Team Meritus
DNF. Aaron LIM Say Joon (MAS) Minardi Team Asia
DNF. Robert BOUGHEY (THA) Team Meritus
DNS. AO Chi Hong (MAC) China Macau Racing Team

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Postby kallu » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:13 am

yeah its sux he had another DNF in the 11th round.. Other wise he could have been in 4th place !!..

but he sure is quick, it seems, Armaan and Patrizi had a good battle in the 12th round. This is what Patrizi had to say
"It was my toughest race in a long time. Armaan is very quick. He’s only 16, has a lot of talent, and there’s much more to come from him."

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Postby India1989 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:21 am

I think he could be our new hope. he is really young and could carry on for a long time. ANyways what class does he races in.

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Postby kallu » Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:17 am

he races in the entry-level class for formula racing. These are 140HP cars.So he has a long way to go. It will be interesting to see what he will do next year.
he has already tested a 550HP A1 car . So he might be the youngest driver out there thats driving a 550Hp open wheel car.

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Postby India1989 » Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:50 pm

Cool. That's really nice. I hope that in near future we see all 3 Indians racing in the Formula one together.

Anyways I want to know onething. How many different types of racing are there? Once I saw this jeeps racing, then NASCAR, then F-1,3, A1, THen i saw different varieties of car racing, drag racing etc. How many of these does INdia races in. Does India do a motorbike racing?

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Postby kallu » Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:02 pm

Shanghai Round 13
1 38 Hamed AL FARDAN (BAH) Team Meritus 22:10.217
2 88 •Charlie-Ro CHARLEZ (MAS) Team Meritus +4.730
3 17 •*Armaan EBRAHIM (IND) Team E-Rain +5.109
4 29 •*Michael Tony PATRIZI (AUS) Team Meritus +7.373
5 7 Salman Rashid AL KHALIFA (BAH) Team E-Rain +9.833
6 68 *Robert BOUGHEY (THA) Team Meritus +18.561
7 2 •Aaron LIM Say Joon (MAS) Minardi Team Asia +31.695
8 22 Jonathan CHAN (HKG) Minardi Team Asia +31.933
9 61 •*AN Suk-Won (KOR) Team E-Rain +37.569
10 9 •*WANG Jian-Wei (CHN) Ao’s Racing Team +40.240
11 99 #Hamza DIRANI (JOR) Team Meritus +45.940
12 23 #AO Chi Hong (MAC) Ao’s Racing Team +49.710
13 5 #SONG Ge (CHN) Ao’s Racing Team +52.020
14 58 Mitsunobu ENDO (JPN) Team Meritus +55.003

Shanghai Round 14
1 29 •*Michael Tony PATRIZI (AUS) Team Meritus 22:17.266
2 17 •*Armaan EBRAHIM (IND) Team E-Rain +0.801
3 2 •Aaron LIM Say Joon (MAS) Minardi Team Asia +4.509
4 61 •*AN Suk-Won (KOR) Team E-Rain +4.847
5 7 Salman Rashid AL KHALIFA (BAH) Team E-Rain +9.471
6 88 •Charlie-Ro CHARLEZ (MAS) Team Meritus +13.102
7 68 *Robert BOUGHEY (THA) Team Meritus +13.498
8 22 Jonathan CHAN (HKG) Minardi Team Asia +14.440
9 38 Hamed AL FARDAN (BAH) Team Meritus +21.701
10 99 #Hamza DIRANI (JOR) Team Meritus +28.325
11 58 Mitsunobu ENDO (JPN) Team Meritus +33.828
12 9 •*WANG Jian-Wei (CHN) Ao’s Racing Team +35.754
13 5 #SONG Ge (CHN) Ao’s Racing Team +67.058
14 23 #AO Chi Hong (MAC) Ao’s Racing Team DNS


So armaan had a pretty good weekend....He was on the podium in both the races !! Armaan finished 5th over all in the championship !!


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