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|V8 Supercar Record|
|Current team||Charlie Schwerkolt Racing|
|2012 Championship position||42nd (242 pts)|
Alex Davison, born 3 November 1979, in Melbourne, Australia, is best known as a racing driver. Davison currently races for Charlie Schwerkolt Racing driving a Ford FG Falcon in the International V8 Supercars Championship.
The son of Australian Formula 2 champion Richard Davison, and grandson of four times Australian Grand Prix winner Lex Davison and brother to Will Davison, he has the sport running through his veins. His uncle Jon Davison, and cousins James Davison and Charlie Davison also are linked with the sport.
Starting in karts at a young age, he progressed to Formula Ford in 1998 racing a used 1995 Van Diemen. Davison, with the backing of Wynn's, upgraded to a year old car for 1999 and finished third in one of the most competitive Australian Formula Ford seasons behind champion Greg Ritter and tying on points with Steve Owen, but losing second place on a countback. After two years of Formula Ford, Davison's eyes turned to Europe.
Unable to break into an open wheel series Davison found a role with German Sports Car team Manthey Racing. After initially racing Porsche Carrera Cup in the German national series, Davison was promoted to the Porsche Supercup, a pan-European series supporting several legs of the Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship and finished sixth. Two more years with Manthey in the German series saw no significant improvement and Davison returned home to Australia during 2003 and made some appearances in the 2003 Australian Carrera Cup Championship. After breaking through for a round win at the end of 2003, Davison dominated the 2004 Australian Carrera Cup. In 2012, Davison driving the Simjen 'Silver Bullet' in the Carrera Cup. In round one of the 2012, Davison took first place and secured silver in the round two.
Davison's Carrera Cup form led to him join Perkins Motorsport for the 2004 V8 Supercar endurance racing season, sharing Tony Longhurst's regular season car with Jamie Whincup. Davison later replaced Longhurst when the veteran left the team prior to season's end. This in turn led to a full-time seat with Perkins in 2005 but with results not forthcoming Davison too found himself replaced before seasons end.
Unable to find a full-time role in V8 Supercar, Davison returned to the Australian Carrera Cup, joining Paul Cruickshank Racing, taking up the seat of outgoing champion Fabian Coulthard and finished second to Craig Baird in 2006. Into 2007 Davison took over the seat Jim Richards vacated from his own team as Richards concentrated on other series. Davison again finished runner up this time to David Reynolds. During this time Davison raced with Dick Johnson Racing regularly during the endurance racing season.
An opportunity to return to Europe beckoned and Davison took up a drive with Team Felbermayr-Proton in the 2008 Le Mans Series season. Despite not winning a single race Davison and co-driver Marc Lieb finished runner-up in the GT2 class in their Porsche 997 GT3-RSR behind Ferrari driver Rob Bell. Some guest drives in the American Le Mans Series also cropped up though to no significant result.
Stone Brothers Racing
Davison returned to Australia for a full-time V8 Supercar seat with Stone Brothers Racing. The year was largely disappointing, finishing the year 17th in the standings but had a second place finish in Darwin due to the right tyre strategy. 2010 has not been an improvement with a ninth place finish at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide being a season highlight result. Pole position came on his return to Hidden Valley but a good finish was overlooked by an unexpected Electrical problem.
Charlie Schwerkolt Racing
After spending 2012 in Carrera Cup, Davison was recalled to V8 Supercar to fill the driving role at new race team Charlie Schwerkolt Racing, a satellite team operating with Ford Performance Racing equipment. Davison had an above average season, finishing 13th overall, peaking with a third place at the Phillip Island round.
Complete Porsche Supercup results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2001||HP Racing Team||ITA1
|2003||Walter Lechner Racing||ITA1
24 Hours of Le Mans results
|2008||Team Felbermayr-Proton|| Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
|Porsche 997 GT3-RSR||GT2||309||27th||5th|