Fairuz Fauzy

Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy ( born October 24, 1982 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a Malaysian race car driver. It was 2009 runner- Formula Renault 3.5. In 2011 he took part in the GP2 Series and Formula Renault 3.5 race at and was a test driver in Formula 1 team Renault.


Fairuz began in 1994 with the karting before he left in 1999 for two seasons in British Formula Ford at the start. After he was also parallel in the British Formula Renault, launched in 2000, the young gun was also in the following season in the series, finishing in seventh place overall. In 2002, Fauzy in the national class of the British Formula 3 Championship and finished ninth overall in this category. From 2003, he spent two seasons in the British Formula 3 Championship at the start. After he finished 16th overall in the first season, he was in 2004 twelfth in the standings.

After three years in the British Formula 3 Fauzy moved in 2005 to the newly founded GP2 Series and went as team-mate José María López for the French DAMS team at the start. He did not stop with his teammate and finished at the end of the season with no points scored to have the 24th overall. After he had taken part in four races of the A1GP 2005/2006 season in the winter, he moved in 2006, together with López for Super Nova Racing. Fauzy managed again not keeping up with López, and took the end of the season without points 24th place overall.

Despite weak performances in the GP2 Series Fauzy in 2007 as a Formula 1 test driver of Spyker F1. Parallel to his Formula 1 involvement was Fauzy 2007 for Cram Competition in the Formula Renault 3.5 at the start. With two second places as the best results Fauzy finished at the end of the season in eleventh place overall. In winter Fauzy started in six races of the A1GP season 2007/2008. He also returned to Super Nova Racing and competed in the first season of the GP2 Asia Series. In contrast to his results in the GP2 series, he drove in the GP2 Asia Series with front and won a race in Citeureup. At the end of the season he finished fourth overall.

After the first two race weekends of the Formula Renault 3.5 Fauzy was obliged to replace Julian Theobald of Fortec Motorsport. With a third place at the end of the season, he finished 18th overall. In winter Fauzy started at twelve of the 14 races of the A1GP season 2008/2009. With a win, he scored in the first race, the Malaysian A1 team finished the season in sixth place overall. 2009 remained Fauzy at Fortec Motorsport, who had renamed during the season in Mofaz Racing, and denied his third season in Formula Renault 3.5. Although he only won one race at the Hungaroring, he secured the end of the season runner-up title behind Bertrand Baguette.

For the Formula 1 2010 season Fauzy has been committed as a test and reserve driver for Lotus Racing. In this role, he was at his home race, the Malaysian Grand Prix, his debut at a Formula 1 weekend and drove the first free practice. Overall, he was employed at five Grand Prix weekends. In the GP2 Series in 2011 Fauzy returned back to Super Nova Racing and stepped back on to race. He took part in both the GP2 Asia, as well as at the GP2 series. In the GP2 Asia Series he finished 14th in the GP2 Series, he finished with a fifth place as best result 18th overall. Team Intern he lost the duel against his teammates Luca Filippi and Adam Carroll, who contested only half a season. In addition, Fauzy took for the family team Mofaz Racing since the fifth race weekend of the Formula Renault 3.5 part. With a third place as the single point result he was at the end of the season at the 22nd place in the Drivers' Championship and was the worst pilot of the team. In addition, Fauzy 2011 was in Formula 1 test driver for Renault.

Career stations

  • 2006: A1 Grand Prix
  • 2006: GP2 Series (No. 24)
  • 2007: Formula Renault 3.5 (11th )
  • 2007: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2008: A1 Grand Prix
  • 2008: GP2 Asia Series (4th place )
  • 2008: Formula Renault 3.5 ( 18th place)
  • 2009: A1GP
  • 2009: Formula Renault 3.5 (2nd place)
  • 2010: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2011: GP2 Asia Series (No. 14)
  • 2011: GP2 Series (No. 18)
  • 2011: Formula Renault 3.5 (ranked 22)
  • 2011: Formula 1 ( test driver )