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Formula 2: Arman Ebrahim Scores Points at Brands Hatch

616   //    24 Jul 2011, 00:52 IST

Armaan Ebrahim at Brands

India’s Armaan Ebrahim ended his points’ drought with a ninth place finish in the ninth round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at the famous Brands Hatch circuit near here on Saturday.

Starting 15th on the grid, the 22-year old Armaan, sponsored by JK Tyre, Amaron and Trimex, quickly made places to move into ninth where he stayed to score two points and take his tally to eight in the championship.

Armaan, who had picked up six points by finishing seventh in the second round at Silverstone in April, said: “I am obviously pleased that I picked up some points.

“We had an issue with the turbo which we changed last evening after the free practice session and it made some difference to my straight-line speed that I didn’t have in the previous rounds.

“Going into the qualifying, we made a mistake of running the new tyres on low pressure, something we won’t repeat tomorrow for the second qualifying.

“I thus started in a funny position on the grid because of the slope. I lost a couple of places at the start but made places thereafter. However, I got stuck behind James Cole although I was quicker. I did my best to pass him, but it is very difficult to overtake at Brands.

“Overall, it was a consistent performance during the race and I look forward to getting into the top half on Sunday. The car feels good and I am hoping for the best.”

About Armaan Ebrahim

Date of birth: May 17, 1989, Chennai.

2011 – Third season in F2.

2010 – Second season in F2; Overall 10th in championship; 1 Podium; points in all 12 races completed.

2009 – Debut in F2; 17th in Championship; 5 top-10 finishes in 10 races completed.

2008 – GP2 Asia (5 rounds) with DPR team; top-10 finish in Indonesia.

2007 – Formula V6 Asia; second in Championship with 5 wins, 3 podium finishes.

2006 – A1 GP (2006-07, 5 rounds); Formula Renault UK; 5th in Graduate Cup.

2005 – Formula BMW, 3rd in Championship; won in Malaysia, 2nd and 3rd in Shanghai, 3rd in Japan; A1 GP (2005-06, 6 rounds).

2004 – Indian National champion in Formula LGB.

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