| 30 October 1994 (age 21)
Tolyatti, Russia (1994-10-30) |Ivan Taranov (racing driver) Wikipedia
Ivan Taranov (Russian: Ива́н Тара́нов; [ɪˈvan tɐˈranəf]; born 30 October 1994) is a Russian racing driver.
Born in Tolyatti, Taranov began karting in 2010, finishing eighth in the Daytona Max Lightweight Sprint Series.
In 2011, Taranov moved into open-wheel racing, competing in Formula Renault BARC with Daytona Motorsport. He ended the season fourteenth, finishing in ten out of the series' twelve races.
Taranov remained in the series for the 2012 season, but switched to Antel Motorsport. He improved to tenth place in the series standings with just one retirement in fourteen races.
After competing for Scorpio Motorsport in the final round of the 2012 season, Taranov signed with the team for the 2013 season. He missed the rounds at Croft and Rockingham due to funding issues, but returned for the finale at Silverstone, where he scored his first wins in the series. He also competed in four races of the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps series with Tech 1 Racing.
In 2014, Taranov will graduate to the GP3 Series with Hilmer Motorsport supported by Force India F1 Team.