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Jazeman Jaafar


Jazeman Jaafar

Jazeman Firhan Jaafar
Jaafar in 2013.
Nationality  Malaysian
Born (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 21)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Debut season 2013
Current team Carlin
Car no. 12
Starts 15
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 17th in 2013
Previous series
2007, 2009
British Formula Three
Formula BMW Europe
Formula BMW Pacific
Formula Renault Asia
Championship titles
2007 Formula BMW Asia

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



After beginning in karting aged six, Jaafar has won a total eleven kart race victories in both his home country Malaysia and in Belgium.

Formula Renault

In 2006, Jaafar competed in Asian Formula Renault 2.0 for the Macanese outfit Asia Racing Team at young age of 13. He finished third in the championship, eighty–one points behind champion Pekka Saarinen, taking four podiums during the season.

Formula BMW

In 2007, Jaafar competed in Formula BMW Asia. Jaafar was given special allowance to gain an international license to compete in the series when he was fourteen. Jaafar 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 Jaafar 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 Jaafar 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 Jaafar was handed back the drivers' title and Qi-Meritus also won the constructors' trophy.[2]

Jaafar 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.

Formula Three

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

In 2012, Jazeman Jaafar finished second in the overall drivers' championship in the British F3 International Series. He cross the line in third place in the final race of the 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 Jaafar will step up to Formula Renault 3.5 with Carlin for the 2013 season.[5]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Name Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Final Placing
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 Three 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 Three 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 Three Carlin 28 3 0 3 15 306 2nd
2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Carlin 17 0 0 0 1 24 17th
British Formula Three 3 2 2 0 3 58 9th

As Jaafar 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

















17th 24

Personal life

Jaafar's hobbies are training, music and reading,[6] while his favourite driver is Ayrton Senna.[6] His favourite circuit is the Circuit de Valencia.[6]


External links

  • Official website
  • Career statistics from Driver Database
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Earl Bamber
Formula BMW Asia
Drivers' Champion

Succeeded by
Ross Jamison

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