Firman, Ralph (GB)

b 20/05/1975





1986 - Started karting. Won two titles.
1993 - Formula Vauxhall Junior, Champion, 163 points:-
       Mar 27   Silverstone     5th, 16:07.12 
       May 2    Snetterton      9th, 15:53.37 
       May 3    Snetterton      1st, 11:33.99
       May 16   Donington Park  1st, 19:53.18 
       May 31   Silverstone     1st, 18:03.35/FL 1:46.40 
       Jun 12   Brands Hatch    1st, 12:10.55
       Jun 26   Pembrey         engine
       Jul 25   Knockhill       Broke ankle, missed both races 
       Aug 8    Oulton Park     1st, 17:39.81/FL 1:44.91/Pole 
       Aug 21   Brands Hatch    2nd, 12:16.03/FL 47.55s/Pole 
       Aug 22   Brands Hatch    1st, 12:06.69/FL 47.53s 
       Sep 12   Donington Park  1st, 19:25.80/FL 1:55.45/Pole 
       Sep 19   Silverstone     1st, 15:49.16/Pole 
1994 - Donington F3 challenge (Paul Stewart Racing Dallara Mugen Honda F394) 
       Oct 16   Donington Park  9th, 22:43.41. 
       Formula Vauxhall Lotus (Paul Stewart Racing), 4th, 149 points:- 
       Apr 4    Thruxton        2nd, 15:13.11
       Apr 17   Brands Hatch    1st, 15:06.24/Pole/FL 44.31s 
       May 15   Silverstone     1st, 19:57.23/FL 59.18s 
       May 31   Oulton Park     >10th (puncture)/FL 1:38.50 
       Jun 14   Donington Park  engine 
       Jun 26   Brands Hatch    3rd, 17:30.76 
       Jul 30   Knockhill       3rd, 17:32.78 
       Jul 31   Knockhill       accident 
       Aug 14   Oulton Park     1st 19:46.35/Pole/FL 1:37.89 
       Aug 29   Brands Hatch    1st, 15:15.01/Pole/FL 44.60s 
       Sep 4    Silverstone     accident 
                Silverstone     1st, 19:35.43/Pole/FL 1:55.82 
       Sep 18   Donington       accident 
       Formula Opel Euroseries: 
       Jul 9    Silverstone     2nd, 28:46.56 
1995 - UK F3 (Paul Stewart Racing Dallara Mugen Honda F935), 176 points, 2nd:-
       Mar 26   Silverstone     1st, 14:59.36/Pole 
                Silverstone     1st, 14:24.94/Pole 
       Apr 17   Thruxton        retired - accident damage 
                Thruxton        2nd, 14:09.20 
       Apr 24   Donington       accident 
       May 29   Silverstone     2nd, 23:58.81/Pole 
       Jul 15   Silverstone     3rd, 30:17.40
       Jul 30   Donington Park  retired - accident damage/Pole 
                Donington Park  1st, 20:17.91/Pole/FL 1:31.05 
       Aug 19   Oulton Park     9th, 24:08.31/Pole/FL 1:33.68 
       Aug 27   Brands Hatch    1st, 17:59.12/Pole/FL 42.17s 
       Aug 28   Brands Hatch    1st, 17:59.12/Pole/FL 42.00s 
       Sep 10   Snetterton      accident 
       Sep 24   Pembrey         1st, 18:30.28/Pole 
                Pembrey         7th, 18:59.60 
       Oct 8    Silverstone     DSQ 
                Silverstone     12th, 17:37.94 
       Oct 15   Thruxton        7th, 24:06.05 
       International F3 Challenge:- 
       Jul 9    Silverstone     1st, 30:32.48/Pole
       Zandvoort Marlboro Masters, 10th, 35:16.730.
       Macau (Nov 19), retired on lap 6 due to accident. 
1996 - UK F3 (Paul Stewart Racing Dallara Mugen Honda F396), champion, 188 pts 
       Mar 31   Silverstone     4th, 16:07.15/FL 1:18.94 
                Silverstone     2nd, 20:06.06 
       Apr 14   Thruxton        3rd, 12:01.87/Pole 
       May 5    Donington Park  DNS - accident/Pole 
       May 27   Brands Hatch    1st, 17:57.737/Pole/FL 42.366s 
                Brands Hatch    1st, 17:09.563/Pole/FL 42.130s 
       Jun 8    Oulton Park     1st, 31:42.17 
       Jun 23   Donington Park  2nd, 27:40.95 
       Jul 13   Silverstone     2nd, 27:24.81 
       Jul 28   Thruxton        2nd, 24:05.72 
       Aug 11   Snetterton      6th, 7:14.27 
       Sep 1    Pembrey         13th, 17:56.16 
                Pembrey         5th, 17:43.48 
       Sep 29   Zandvoort       5th, 25:06.301 
                Zandvoort       4th, 24:06.400/FL 1:05.825 
       Oct 13   Silverstone     4th, 29:43.12 
       Macau International F3 race: 1st, 1:03:14.79 (crashed in second heat, 
       but red flag shown and positions were taken at the end of the 
       previous lap) 
1997 - Japanese GT Championship (Porsche 911 GT2) 
       Mar 30   Suzuka          13th 
       May 4    Fuji            7th
       Japanese Formula Nippon 
       Apr 27   Suzuka          spun 
       May 18   Mine            4th, 1h21m59.59 
       Jun 1    Fuji            spun 
       Jul 6    Suzuka          6th, 1h04m40.55 
       Aug 3    Sugo            2nd, 1h09m50.15 
       Aug 31   Fuji            13th 
       Sep 14   Mine            electrics 
       Sep 28   Motegi          5th, 1h10m24.00
       Oct 19   Fuji            spin 
       Nov 9    Suzuka          11th 
       Formula 3 (Paul Stewart Racing Dallara Mugen Honda F397) 
       Nov 16   Macau           crash 
1998 - Formula Nippon (Nova Engineering Lola Mugen T97/51), J7th, 13 pts 
       Apr 19   Suzuka          12th 
       May 17   Mine            ret/stall, accident 
       (Nova Engineering G-Force Mugen GF02) 
       May 31   Fuji            ret/electrical 
       Jun 14   Motegi          ret/driveshaft 
       Jul 5    Suzuka          ret/under tray 
       (Nova Engineering Lola Mugen T96/51) 
       Aug 2    Sugo            2nd, 1h34m35.71 
       Sep 20   Mine            4th, 1h22m05.72 
       Oct 18   Fuji            3rd, 1h46m56.30 
       Nov 28   Suzuka          7th, 1h04m24.520 
1999 - Formula Nippon (Nova Engineering G-Force Mugen GF03), 4th, 21 pts 
       Apr 18   Suzuka          ret/spin
       May 9    Motegi          3rd, 1h15m38.844 
       May 23   Mine            2nd, 1h42m13.088/FL 1:33.428
       Jun 6    Fuji            9th, 1h04m48.306 
       Jul 4    Suzuka          ret/accident 
       Aug 1    Sugo            6th, 1h16m11.308 
       Sep 5    Fuji            10th 
       Sep 19   Mine            9th, -1 lap 
       Oct 3    Motegi          8th, 1h14m51.818 
       Nov 14   Suzuka          1st, 1h07m34.833
2000 - Formula Nippon (Nova Engineering G-Force Mugen Honda GF03B)
       Mar 26   Suzuka          ret/5 laps/crash
       Apr 16   Motegi          11th
       May 21   Mine            ret/4 laps/suspension
       Jun 4    Fuji            6th, 1h07m23.431
       Jul 2    Suzuka          7th, 1h22m38.426
       Jul 30   Sugo            2nd, 1h15m44.370
       Aug 20   Motegi          10th, 1h16m04.800
       Sep 3    Fuji            13th, 50m15.483
       Sep 17   Mine            5th, 1h21m46.889 
       Nov 5    Suzuka          ret/15 laps/overheating
       All Japan GT Championship (SARD Toyota Supra), with M.Kageyama
       Apr 2    Motegi          10th, -1 lap
       May 28   Sugo            6th, 1h56m38.20
       Jun 25   Sepang          19th
       Aug 6    Fuji            2nd, 1h41m35.300
       Oct 1    Mine            8th
       Oct 22   Suzuka          32nd
       Suzuka 1000 km (Toyota Supra), Q2 but retired.
2001 - F.Nippon (Nakajima Planning Reynard-Mugen 99L): 4th, 29 pts
       Mar 25   Suzuka          5th, 1h16m41.176
       Apr 22   Motegi          ret/12th/fuel pump
       May 20   Mine            2nd, 1h19m43.597
       Jun 3    Fuji            6th, 1h07m21.472
       Jul 1    Suzuka East     ret/loose wheel nut
       Jul 29   Sugo            ret/engine
       Sep 2    Fuji            7th, 1h07m23.052
       Sep 23   Mine            9th, -7 laps
       Oct 21   Motegi          1st, 1h14m10.308
       Nov 18   Suzuka          1st, 1h04m06.917
2002 - F.Nippon (PIAA Nakajima Reynard-Mugen Honda 01L): Champion, 62 pts
       Mar 24   Suzuka          1st, 1h03m11.587
       Apr 7    Fuji            2nd, 1h08m16.360
       May 19   Mine            ret/35 laps/transmission
       Jul 7    Suzuka East     1st, 1h11m28.336
       Jul 21   Motegi          9th, 1h16m11.942
       Aug 4    Sugo            1st, 1h24m26.082
       Sep 1    Fuji            2nd, 1h07m15.970
       Sep 22   Mine            2nd, 1h20m50.543
       Oct 9    Motegi          1st, 1h13m18.262
       Nov 3    Suzuka          3rd, 1h04m22.133
       Japanese GTs (Nakajima Planning Honda NSX): 2nd, 74 pts, with T.Matsuda
       Apr 14   TI Aida         1st, 2h04m24.933
       May 4    Fuji            11th, -2 laps
       May 26   Sugo            ret/33 laps/engine
       Jun 23   Sepang          1st, 1h52m58.555
       Jul 28   Fuji            12th, 1h52m39.800
       Sep 15   Motegi          17th, -4 laps
       Oct 27   Mine            6th, 1h50m55.892
       Nov 17   Suzuka          1st, 1h46m44.403
2003 - F1 (Jordan-Ford EJ13): 19th, 1 pt
       Date    Q      R       Venue        	Time/Reason
       9/3     17     -       Australia         ret/6 laps/accident
       23/3    20     10      Malaysia          -1 lap
       6/4     16     -       Brazil            ret/17 laps/suspension
       20/4    19     -       San Marino        ret/51 laps/engine
       4/5     15     8       Spain             -1 lap
       18/5    16     11      Austria           -1 lap
       1/6     16     12      Monaco            -2 laps
       15/6    19     -       Canada            ret/20 laps/engine
       29/6    14     11      Europe            -2 laps
       6/7     18     15      France            -3 laps
       20/7    17     13      Britain           -1 lap
       3/8     18     -       Germany           ret/0 laps/accident
       24/8                   Hungary           practice crash
       28/9    18     -       America           ret/48 laps/spin
       12/10   15     14      Japan             -2 laps
2004  World Series by Nissan (Gabord Reyco)
       Mar 28	Jarama		14th, -1 lap
       Mar 28	Jarama		ret/8 laps/handling
2005 - Japanese Super GT Championship (Arta Honda NSX): 2nd, 61 pts, with D.Ito
       Mar 27	Okayama			4th, 2h03m00.432
       May 4	Fuji			12th, -1 lap
       Jun 26	Sepang			2nd, 1h52m44.159
       Jul 24	Sugo			6th, 78 laps
       Sep 4	Motegi			16th, -4 laps
       Oct 16	Autopolis		1st, 1h56m36.074
       Nov 6	Suzuka			12th, 1h42m46.794
       A1GP (Team Ireland):
       Oct 9	Lausitzring		9th, 30m37.010
       Oct 9	Lausitzring		6th, 58m53.781
       Oct 23	Estoril			19th, -1 lap
       Oct 23	Estoril			3rd, 1h01m21.387
       Nov 20	Sepang			7th, 29m35.423
       Nov 20	Sepang			9th, 1h00m42.240
       Dec 11	Dubai			4th, 27m06.574
       Dec 11	Dubai			ret/7 laps/gearbox electrics
2006  A1GP (Team Ireland)
       Jan 29	Durban			4th, 31m12.890
       Jan 29	Durban			ret/14 laps/spin
       Feb 12	Sentul			6th, 24m17.094
       Feb 12	Sentul			ret/21 laps/gearbox
       Feb 26	Fundidora Park		ret/0 laps/accident
       Feb 26	Fundidora Park		ret/16 laps
       Mar 12	Laguna Seca		5th, 31m31.812
       Mar 12	Laguna Seca		6th, 1h01m13.779
       Japanese Super GT (Arta Honda NSX): 7th, 68 pts, with D.Ito
       Mar 19	Suzuka			3rd, 1h43m47.154
       Apr 9	Okayama			7th, 2h02m23.392
       May 4	Fuji			7th, 3h03m07.112
       Jun 25	Sepang			1st, 1h51m41.405
       Jul 23	Sugo			8th, -1 lap
       Aug 20	Suzuka			6th, -1 lap	(& with T.Kaneishi)
       Sep 10	Motegi			39th, 45 laps
       Oct 15	Autopolis		11th, -1 lap
       Nov 5	Fuji			14th, -2 laps
2007  Japanese Super GT (ARTA Honda NSX): Champion, 94 pts, with D.Ito
       Mar 18	Suzuka			12th, -1 lap
       Apr 8	Okayama			1st, 2h01m14.759
       May 6	Fuji			9th, -1 lap
       Jun 24	Sepang			6th, 1h49m45.935
       Jul 29	Sugo			1st, 2h01m17.063
       Aug 19	Suzuka 1000 km		2nd, 6h04m20.923 (& Y.Ide)
       Sep 9	Motegi			12th, -3 laps
       Oct 14	Autopolis		1st, 1h55m57.024
       Nov 4	Fuji			8th
       A1GP (Team Ireland):
       Sep 30	Zandvoort		8th, 18m12.839
       Sep 30	Zandvoort		6th, 1h10m25.281
2008  Super GT (ARTA Honda NSX): 8th, 49 pts, with T.Izawa
       Mar 16	Suzuka			14th, -5 laps
       Apr 13	Okayama			3rd, 2h02m27.525
       May 4	Fuji			ret/-34 laps
       Jun 22	Sepang			11th, 1h49m13.163
       Jul 27	Sugo			15th, -19 laps
       Aug 24	Suzuka 1000 km		13th, -6 laps
       Sep 14	Motegi			2nd, 1h55m20.799
       Oct 19	Autopolis		3rd, 1h57m12.510
       Nov 9	Fuji			12th, -1 lap
2009  Super GT (ARTA Honda NSX): 2nd, 81 pts, with T.Izawa
       Mar 22	Okayama			3rd, 2h21m01.050
       Apr 19	Suzuka			14th, 47 laps
       May 4	Fuji			3rd, 2h26m28.785
       Jun 21	Sepang			3rd, 1h52m18.216
       Jul 26	Sugo			14th, 77 laps
       Aug 23	Suzuka			12th, -37 laps/fire
       Sep 13	Fuji			1st, 1h49m39.143
       Oct 18	Autopolis		4th, 1h58m13.689
       Nov 8	Motegi			1st, 1h43m30.913
2010  Super GT (ARTA Honda HSV 010): 11th, 29 pts, with Y.Ide
       Mar 21	Suzuka			ret/42 laps/accident
       Apr 4	Okayama			6th, 2h03m14.750
       May 2	Fuji			11th, -26 laps
       Jun 20	Sepang			11th, -1 lap
       Jul 25	Sugo			12th, -4 laps
       Aug 22	Suzuka			1st, 4h07m10.085 (& T.Kobayashi)
       Oct 24	Motegi			7th, 1h37m55.748
       JAF Grand Prix Fuji Sprint: 11th
2011  GT Open (Ferrari 458 GT Italia): with A.Barde.
       Le Mans Series (Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia): with A.Beltoise, F.Jakubowski
       Jul 3	Imola 6 Hrs		ret/189 laps/suspension
       Petit Le Mans (Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia): 18th (7th GT), with 
       F.Jakubowski, D.Hallyday. Zhuhai 6 Hrs (Luxury Racing Ferrari 458 Italia): 
       ret/110 laps/gearbox, with A.Beltoise, D.Farnbacher.
2012  Japanese Super GT (ARTA Honda HSV-010 GT): 16th, 12 pts, with T.Kobayashi
       Apr 1	Okayama			6th, 2h01m53.941
       May 4	Fuji			ret/5 laps
       Jun 10	Sepang			12th, -7 laps
       Jul 29	Sugo			ret/33 laps/accident damage
       Aug 19	Suzuka 1000 km		7th, -1 lap
       Sep 9	Fuji			9th, 1h48m40.390
       Sep 30	Autopolis		11th, -1 lap
       Oct 28	Motegi			13th, -1 lap
2013  Japanese Super GT (Autobacs Racing Team Aguri Honda HSV-010): 11th, 31 pts, 
       with K.Matsuura
       Apr 7	Okayama			9th, 2h00m18.438
       Apr 28	Fuji			8th, 2h57m39.034
       Jun 16	Sepang			8th, 1h50m52.158
       Jul 28	Sugo			1st, 1h51m41.342
       Aug 18	Suzuka 1000 km		12th, -2 laps
       Sep 8	Fuji			8th, 1h54m07.967
       Oct 6	Autopolis		15th, -4 laps
       Nov 3	Motegi			ret/38 laps/accident
       Nov 24	Fuji (NC)		22nd, 35:14.309