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Jazeman Jaafar

Jazeman Jaafar
Jazeman Jaafar.jpg
Jazeman in 2013.
Nationality Malaysian
Born (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 28)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup career
Debut season2016
Current teamStrakka Racing
Car number59
Former teamsHTP Motorsports
Starts10
Wins1
Poles1
Fastest laps0
Best finish2nd in 2016
Previous series
2010-12
2008-09
2007, 2009
2006
2013-15
British Formula 3
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW Pacific
Formula Renault Asia
Formula Renault 3.5
Championship titles
2007Formula BMW Asia

Jazeman Firhan Jaafar (born 13 November 1992) is a Malaysian racing driver.

Career

Karting

Jazeman started his career at a tender age of 6 in Shah Alam, Malaysia. A hobby which turned to a full time career, Jazeman has won a total Eleven Karting Championships in Malaysia, Asia and also won the Belgian Open Kart Championship Race in Mariembourg.

Formula Renault

In 2006, Jazeman competed in Asian Formula Renault 2.0 for the Macanese outfit Asia Racing Team at a young age of 13. He was the youngest ever driver to be granted with a International C Licence from the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). He finished third in the championship, behind champion Pekka Saarinen, taking four podiums during the season.[]

Formula BMW

In 2007, Jazeman competed in Formula BMW Asia. Jazeman was again given a special allowance to gain an International C License from the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to compete in the series when he was fourteen. Jazeman won the championship but not before the following February due to the appeal of a technical infringement.

After Round 22, and following the receipt of a post-race scrutineering report, Race Stewards issued a Decision to exclude the cars of Jazeman and team-mate Jack Lemvard for a technical infringement of the regulations. In view of the severity of the offence and the fact that the same team had contravened the technical regulations on an earlier occasion during the season, the decision also included the exclusion of CIMB Team Qi-Meritus from the 2007 championship.[1] The decision put Jazeman second in the drivers' classification at the end of the season, just one point behind Zahir Ali. Meritus submitted an official appeal on the disqualification of their drivers in the race and their exclusion from the team championship.

The Federation Automobile of Sport China confirmed that they received the letter of appeal from the team dated 5 November 2007. Team Qi-Meritus learned that the appeals lodged with FASC against the decisions of the stewards at Zhuhai were overturned in favour of the drivers and team. The decision meant that Jazeman was handed back the drivers' title and Qi-Meritus also won the constructors' trophy. Jazeman became the youngest ever winner in the history of Formula BMW at 14 years old. [2]

Jazeman contested two seasons in Formula BMW Europe in seasons 2008 and 2009, driving for Holzer Rennsport and Eifelland Racing respectively; finishing fourteenth and ninth in the two seasons.

Jaafar driving in the 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone.

Formula Three

Jazeman moved into the British Formula 3 Championship, starting with the 2010 season and driving for Carlin.

In 2012, Jazeman finished second in the overall drivers' championship in the British F3 International Series and also being the First Asian to win the Grand Prix de Pau. He crossed the line in third place at the final round in Donnington Park race weekend to seal the runner-up spot with 306 points.[3] Jazeman is setting his sights on either the World Series by Renault or the GP2 Series in 2013 as the natural career progression after achieving his best overall placing in the British F3 championship.[4]

Formula Renault 3.5

Jazeman stepped up to Formula Renault 3.5 with Carlin for the 2013 season.[5] In his 3 seasons of Formula Renault 3.5, he collected a total of 1 Pole Position, 7 Podiums and became the Winner of the Monaco Grand Prix. He drove for the Czech based ISR Racing and English, Fortec Motorsports respectively.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 Asian Formula Renault 2.0 Asia Racing Team 12 0 0 0 4 182 3rd
2007 Formula BMW Asia CIMB Qi-Meritus 22 10 0 5 16 768 1st
Formula BMW World Final AM-Holzer Rennsport GmbH 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 18th
2008 Formula BMW Europe AM-Holzer Rennsport GmbH 16 0 0 0 0 67 14th
Formula BMW World Final Eifelland Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
2009 Formula BMW Europe Eifelland Racing 16 0 0 2 2 123 9th
Formula BMW Pacific Räikkönen Robertson Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC+
2010 British Formula 3 Championship Carlin 30 0 0 0 2 85 12th
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 14th
2011 British Formula 3 Championship Carlin 30 0 0 0 4 187 6th
FIA Formula 3 International Trophy 8 0 0 0 1 21 7th
Formula 3 Euro Series 3 0 0 0 0 N/A NC+
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 10th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 8th
2012 British Formula 3 Championship Carlin 28 3 0 3 15 306 2nd
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin 17 0 0 0 1 24 17th
British Formula 3 Championship 3 2 2 0 3 58 9th
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series ISR Racing 17 0 0 0 2 73 10th
2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Fortec Motorsports 17 1 1 1 4 118 8th
2016 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup HTP Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 5 23rd
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 5 1 1 0 2 67 2nd
Intercontinental GT Challenge Mercedes-AMG 1 0 0 0 0 10 13th
2017 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Strakka Racing 5 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Intercontinental GT Challenge McLaren 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2017-18 Asian Le Mans Series Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota 3 1 0 2 2 50 4th
2018 24 Hours of Le Mans - LMP2 Jackie Chan DC Racing 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th
2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP2 Jackie Chan DC Racing 5 1 1 0 4 98 4th
Asian Le Mans Series Jackie Chan DC Racing X Jota Sport 1 0 0 0 0 0 10th
2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia Triple Eight Race Engineering Australia 6 0 0 3 0 22 24th
Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia - Pro-Am 6 0 0 3 2 59 14th

+ As Jazeman was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos Points
2013 Carlin Motorsport MNZ
1

7
MNZ
2

Ret
ALC
1

18
ALC
2

12
MON
1

3
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

19+
MSC
1

Ret
MSC
2

13
RBR
1

10
RBR
2

13
HUN
1

20
HUN
2

20
LEC
1

14
LEC
2

14
CAT
1
CAT
2
17th 24
2014 ISR Racing MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

7
ALC
1

13
ALC
2

9
MON
1

3
SPA
1

3
SPA
2

6
MSC
1

5
MSC
2

12
NÜR
1

15
NÜR
2

9
HUN
1

10
HUN
2

8
LEC
1

Ret
LEC
2

5
JER
1

14
JER
2

Ret
10th 73
2015 Fortec Motorsports ALC
1

2
ALC
2

7
MON
1

1
SPA
1

2
SPA
2

6
HUN
1

18
HUN
2

4
RBR
1

10
RBR
2

9
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

Ret
NÜR
1

3
NÜR
2

17
BUG
1

13
BUG
2

14
JER
1

6
JER
2

8
8th 118

Complete Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup results

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos. Points
2016 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 Pro MIS
QR

DNS
MIS
CR

19
BRH
QR

4
BRH
CR

19
NÜR
QR

14
NÜR
CR

23
HUN
QR

19
HUN
CR

12
CAT
QR

20
CAT
CR

9
23rd 5

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2018-19 Jackie Chan DC Racing LMP2 Oreca 07 Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8 SPA
3
LMS
2
SIL
2
FUJ
1
SHA
4
SEB SPA LMS 4th 98

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2018 China Jackie Chan DC Racing Malaysia Nabil Jeffri
Malaysia Weiron Tan
Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 361 8th 4th

Personal life

Jazeman resides in Malaysia and his hobbies are training and reading. ,[6] while his idol is Ayrton Senna.[6]

In September 2012, Jazeman was confirmed as a new member of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) Rising Star programme, following an invitation from the Club. The BRDC Rising Stars programme aims to assist the very best British and Commonwealth drivers achieve their goal of success in top level motorsport. Jazeman, the first Malaysian driver to be a BRDC Rising Star, carried the unique BRDC Rising Stars 'blue roundel' on his race suit and race car, represented the BRDC as he raced and as part of the scheme and was the first Asian 'Junior Member' of the BRDC, which he received the privileges enjoyed by full members of the Club. Moving forward to 2014, The BRDC awarded Jazeman a Full Membership. The BRDC is, arguably, the most exclusive club in motor racing. With a membership of only 850, home to the most successful racing drivers from Great Britain and the Commonwealth, who have met the exacting entry criteria and achieved at the highest levels of the sport. Membership of the BRDC is highly sought after and difficult to achieve and the list of Members, past and present, reads like a 'Who's Who' of motorsport.

With the successful season in 2016 with Jazeman crowned as Vice Champion in the Blancpain Endurance Series, He was awarded as SIC-MAM International Racing Driver of the Year Award.

In 2017, The establishment of the Johor State Road Safety Council shows the seriousness of the government in collaborating with the private sector in reducing the rate of road accidents in Johor. The target of the State Government is to reduce mortality rate due to road accidents and to raise awareness to the younger generation about the importance of road safety. In an effort to raise awareness on road safety, Jazeman was appointed as the Council's Vice Chairman with having had various road safety programs implemented in selected districts to attract more interest for the younger generation to follow all road safety programs in order to safeguard road safety in the eyes of the younger generation.

Jazeman created history and was crowned as SIC-MAM Petronas International Racing Driver of the Year Award for the second time and was also awarded as Malaysia's Motorsports Hall of Fame presented by the then Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad after his successful campaign in the World Endurance Championship.

In March 2019, Jazeman has been placed as an Executive Director of the Board of Sepang International Circuit (SIC) by The Youth and Sports Ministry of Malaysia. SIC was looking to further enhance its expansion with its Development and Nurturing future generation of young Malaysian talents. Jazeman is only in his mid 20s and has already over 20 years of Motorsports Experience, which the Malaysian Government saw as a perfect fit for the role.

References

  1. ^ Lim, Teik Huat (5 November 2007). "Jazeman shocker: Racer disqualified, loses title". The Star. Star Publications (M) Bhd. Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Congratulations! Jazeman Jaafar, 2007 Formula BMW Asia Champion". PaddockTalk.com. PaddockTalk. 31 January 2008. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ Lim, Teik Huat (2 October 2012). "Jazeman places second overall in British F3". The Star. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012.
  4. ^ Lim, Teik Huat (3 October 2012). "Jazeman mulling move to World Series or GP2". The Star. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012.
  5. ^ Freeman, Glenn (7 January 2013). "Jazeman Jaafar moves to Formula Renault 3.5 with Carlin". Autosport.com.
  6. ^ a b "Formula BMW Europe. 2009 Championship Guide" (PDF). bmw-motorsport.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2009. Retrieved 2009.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Earl Bamber
Formula BMW Asia
Champion

2007
Succeeded by
Ross Jamison
(Formula BMW Pacific)

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