Drivers Profile

Fairuz Fauzy

fairuz fauzy

Mohamed Fairuz bin Mohamed Fauzy was born on 24th October 1982 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From an early age, Fairuz began displaying a natural aptitude to speed – the kind that you find on four wheels. As a child, when most other kids his age were watching Saturday morning cartoons or playing with their friends, Fairuz could be found on a go-kart
circuit, honing his skills.

By the age of 12, he was already competing with senior drivers in international races. In 1995, Fairuz, 13, clinched his first victory in one of the championships – the Formula TKM Race in Buckmore Park, England – which became the base from which he would launch his bid for Formula 1.

A host of other championships followed, including securing the position of reigning Champion of the ASEAN Kart Prix 5 times consecutively, from 1996-2000. In 2000, Fairuz moved to the UK to participate in his first International series in single seater race cars, in the Formula Ford Zetec Championship where he finished 12th overall. Since then, he has participated in numerous races such as the British Renault Sport Winter Series, British Formula Renault Championship, British Formula 3 Scholarship Class and British Formula 3 Championship Class.

Fairuz Fauzy moved to the GP2 Series in 2005, signing with the DAMS team and becoming the first Malaysian and one of only a number of Asian drivers in the championship. Fairuz then contested the championship in 2006 with the Super Nova International Racing team. During this period, he was also beckoned to participate as one of the A1 Team Malaysia’s drivers alongside Alex Yoong in the A1GP World Championship. In 2007, Fairuz Fauzy was confirmed as Spyker F1’s test and reserve driver. He also participated in the World Series by Renault Formula 3.5 in 2007 with Cram Competition team, and again in 2008 with Fortec Motorsport. In 2008, he participated in the GP2 Asia Series, driving for the Super Nova team. He became the number 1 Asian driver after finishing fourth from overall 26 drivers in the championship. Fairuz is currently participating in the World Series by Renault for Mofazfortec Motorsport, the first Malaysian motorsport outfit fully-owned by a Malaysian entity in the world, as well as, positioned as the first driver for A1 Team Malaysia in season 2008/09.

Now, Fairuz is poised to win his way into Formula 1 through his determined involvement in the World Series Formula Renault 3.5.

Sten Pentus

Sten Pentus

Sten Pentus was born in the capital of Estonia, Tallinn. He started his racing career in go-karts, participating in classes like Raket and ICA Junior. Being evaluated as one of the most prospective young driver in Estonia, he participated in different international competitions in Finland and Denmark to gain experience.

When Sten turned 16, Estonian Autosport Union gave him a special license so that he could participate in Estonian and Baltic Championships in Formula 4 (F4). In the year 2000, Sten became Estonia’s, as well as, Baltic Champion in the F4 class and was selected as the best formula driver in Estonia.

The years 2001 and 2002 saw Sten competing in two racing classes simultaneously – he continued racing in the F4 class and also started racing in a production car series.

The first international experience in racing for Sten was at the International Polo Challenge final in Italy, at the Vallelunga circuit, where he finished 2nd, as well as, in Nürburgring’s annual 24-hour race from which he had to retire due to the technical problems while his team was holding second place in their class.

Sten has also driven in the Formula ADAC BMW Championship, Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and Formula Renault 2.0 UK. In 2008, Sten tested the GP2 series, as well as, the World Series Formula Renault 3.5 to gain experience and to prepare for the 2009 season. For the 2009 season, he joined the Mofazfortec Motorsport team to compete in the
Formula Renault 3.5 Championship.

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