Alex Davison

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Alex Davison
Nationality Australian
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 18
Current team Charlie Schwerkolt Racing
Series championships 0
Races 150
Race wins 0
Podium finishes 3
Pole positions 1
2014 Championship position 37th (414 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.

Carrera Cup[edit]

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.

V8 Supercar[edit]

Perkins Motorsport[edit]

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.

Sports Cars[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Career results[edit]

The Ford FG Falcon of Alex Davison at the 2010 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
The Ford FG Falcon of Alex Davison at the 2011 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Davison contested the 2012 Australian Carrera Cup Championship in this Roma Caravans entry
Season Series Position Car Team
1995 Victorian Junior Kart Championship 1st Richard Davison
1998 Australian Formula Ford Championship 7th Van Diemen RF95 Ford Richard Davison
1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship 3rd Van Diemen RF98 Ford Richard Davison
2000 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 11th Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Manthey Racing
2001 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 6th Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Manthey Racing
2002 Porsche Supercup 6th Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Manthey Racing
2002 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 8th Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Manthey Racing
2003 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 5th Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Manthey Racing
2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 1st Porsche 996 GT3 Cup Greg Murphy Racing
2004 Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series 36th Holden VX Commodore Perkins Engineering
2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series 38th Holden VY Commodore Perkins Engineering
2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series 33rd Holden VY Commodore Perkins Engineering
2006 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 2nd Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Paul Cruickshank Racing
2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series 42nd Ford BA Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2007 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 2nd Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Jim Richards Racing
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 36th Ford BF Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2008 Le Mans Series GT2 Class 2nd Porsche 997 GT3 RSR Team Felbermayr-Proton
2008 American Le Mans Series GT2 Class 26th Porsche 997 GT3 RSR Flying Lizard Motorsports
Farnbacher-Loles Motorsport
2009 V8Supercar Championship Series 17th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2010 V8Supercar Championship Series 21st Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 11th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2012 V8SuperTourer Championship 50th Ford FG Falcon International Motorsport
2012 Australian Carrera Cup Championship 3rd Porsche 997 GT3 Cup McElrea Racing
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 42nd Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2013 V8SuperTourers Championship 18th Ford FG Falcon MPC Motorsport
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 13th Ford FG Falcon Charlie Schwerkolt Racing

Complete Porsche Supercup results[edit]

(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 DC Points
2001 HP Racing Team ITA1
ESP
AUT
MON
GER1
5
GBR
GER2
NC 0
Carlin HUN
5
BEL
ITA2
USA1
USA2
2002 Manthey Racing ITA1
19
ESP
DNS
AUT
Ret
MON
9
GER1
Ret
GBR
4
GER2
7
HUN
2
BEL
6
ITA2
2
USA1
1
USA2
3
6th 117
2003 Walter Lechner Racing ITA1
ESP
6
AUT
MON
GER1
GBR
GER2
HUN
BEL
ITA2
USA1
USA2
NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2008 Germany Team Felbermayr-Proton Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
Germany Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR GT2 309 27th 5th

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