Fabio Onidi

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Fabio Onidi
Nationality  Italian
Born (1988-03-09) 9 March 1988 (age 26)
Milan (Italy)
2014 GP2 Series
Debut season 2012
Current team Scuderia Coloni
Car no. 15
Starts 24
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 20th in 2012
Previous series
20082010
2008–09
2008
2007
2007
2007
200506
200405
Auto GP
A1 Grand Prix
Radical European Masters
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
British Formula Renault 2.0
Formula BMW ADAC

Fabio Onidi (born 9 March 1988 in Milan) is a professional racing driver from Italy.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Prior to starting his racing career, Onidi raced in karting for a number of years, finishing sixth in the European Championship ICA Junior category and winning the Italian Championship ICA Junior title in 2003.

Formula BMW[edit]

Onidi began his single–seater career in 2004 in the Formula BMW ADAC series, as one of current Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel's team–mates at ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. He finished his debut season in eighth place with the highlight being a Pole position at Brno. He continued in the championship in 2005, switching to the Eifelland Racing team. He finished the season in 11th place despite missing three races during the year. Onidi also took part in the end–of–season Formula BMW World Final, held at the Bahrain International Circuit, but he retired from the event.

Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

At the end of 2005, Onidi joined Fortec Motorsport to contest the British Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series. He scored 20 points in the four races to finish 17th in the standings. He continued with the team into the main championship in 2006, finishing the season as the best rookie driver in 11th place.[1]

In 2007, Onidi joined the Motorsport Arena team to contest both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup. He took a best finish of eighth place to finish 20th in the Eurocup standings, whilst in the Northern European Cup, he took podium places at both Zandvoort and Nürburgring to finish ninth in the championship, despite missing the last six races of the season.

In November 2007, Onidi took part in the four race Italian Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series with RP Motorsport, taking two podiums to finish third in the standings. He finished level on points with the Cram Competition entry of Daniel Zampieri, but lost out on countback.[2]

Euroseries 3000/Auto GP[edit]

For 2008, Onidi moved up to the Euroseries 3000 championship with the GP Racing team. He won his debut race at Vallelunga and took a second victory at Valencia later in the season to finish runner–up in the championship behind Nicolas Prost.[3] In the accompanying Italian Formula 3000 series, he also ended the year as runner–up, finishing a single point behind Durango's Colombian driver Omar Leal.[4]

Onidi remained in the championship in 2009, moving to fellow Italian team Fisichella Motor Sport to partner Rodolfo González.[5] He again took two victories during the season, at Portimão and Vallelunga, but despite leading the championship heading into the final round at Monza, he finished third in the standings, behind Marco Bonanomi and eventual champion Will Bratt.[6]

Onidi continued in the series for a third season in 2010, when the championship was re–branded as Auto GP. He raced for Team Lazarus in a single–car team.[7] After taking a podium at the first event in Brno, Onidi added a further three podium positions to finish the season in eighth place, level on points with Carlos Iaconelli, who took seventh place due to his three race wins.[8] He remained with Lazarus for the 2011 and was joined by compatriot Fabrizio Crestani; the two proved evenly matched, finishing fifth and sixth in the championship with Onidi seven points ahead.

A1 Grand Prix[edit]

Onidi made his A1 Grand Prix debut in October 2008, racing for A1 Team Italy at the first round of the 2008–09 season at Zandvoort in the Netherlands.[9] Despite treacherous weather conditions, he finished seventh in the sprint race, although he retired from the feature race after a collision with the A1 Team South Africa car of Adrian Zaugg.

GP2 Series[edit]

In the autumn of 2008, Onidi took part in GP2 Series testing at Paul Ricard, testing for BCN Competición, Piquet GP and Super Nova Racing, and a year later he tested for Coloni Motorsport at Jerez.[10] He made his GP2 racing début in the non-championship 2011 season finale with the Super Nova team alongside Giacomo Ricci, and switched to the category full-time for the 2012 season with the Coloni team, where he was paired with Stefano Coletti. He finished 20th in the final championship standings.

Other series[edit]

In April 2010, he drove for Tech 1 Racing in the final GP3 Series pre–season test held at the Circuit de Catalunya,[11] and in October 2010 he sampled a Formula Renault 3.5 Series car for the first time, testing for Fortec Motorsport and ISR Racing at Motorland Aragón.[12]

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2004 Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg e.V. 20 0 1 0 0 54 8th
2005 Formula BMW ADAC Eifelland Racing 17 0 0 1 0 48 11th
British Formula Renault 2.0 – Winter Series Fortec Motorsport 4 0 0  ? 0 20 17th
Formula BMW World Final ASL Team Mücke Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
2006 British Formula Renault 2.0 Fortec Motorsport 20 0 0 0 0 197 11th
2007 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Motorsport Arena 14 0 0 0 0 6 20th
Formula Renault 2.0 North European Cup 10 0 0 0 2 118 9th
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 – Winter Series RP Motorsport 4 0 0 0 2 86 3rd
2008 Euroseries 3000 GP Racing 15 2 0 6 6 58 2nd
Italian Formula 3000 8 2 0 3 4 34 2nd
Radical European Master Series – SR3 1500cc PoleVision Racing  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 67 12th
2008–09 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Italy 2 0 0 0 0 17† 16th†
2009 Euroseries 3000 Coloni Motorsport 13 2 0 2 8 65 3rd
Italian Formula 3000 7 1 0 1 5 36 3rd
2010 Auto GP Team Lazarus 12 0 0 0 4 24 8th
2011 Auto GP Lazarus 13 1 0 0 3 99 5th
GP2 Final Super Nova Racing 2 0 0 0 0 0 14th
2012 GP2 Series Scuderia Coloni 24 0 0 0 0 13 20th

* Season in progress.

† – Team standings.

‡ – The team were known as FMS International until the second round of the season.

Complete GP2 Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2012 Scuderia Coloni MYS
FEA

20
MYS
SPR

13
BHR1
FEA

8
BHR1
SPR

14
BHR2
FEA

20
BHR2
SPR

9
ESP
FEA

6
ESP
SPR

18
MON
FEA

Ret
MON
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

13
VAL
SPR

17
GBR
FEA

22
GBR
SPR

8
GER
FEA

19
GER
SPR

22
HUN
FEA

11
HUN
SPR

24
BEL
FEA

16
BEL
SPR

12
ITA
FEA

21
ITA
SPR

Ret
SGP
FEA

Ret
SGP
SPR

20
20th 13

FIA GT Series results[edit]

Year Class Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos. Points
2013 Pro-Am AF Corse Ferrari NOG
QR

DNS
NOG
CR

DNS
ZOL
QR
ZOL
CR
ZAN
QR
ZAN
QR
SVK
QR
SVK
CR
NAV
QR
NAV
CR
TBA
QR
TBA
CR
NC* 0*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 UK 2006". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy Winter series 2007". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  3. ^ "2008 Euroseries 3000". speedsport-magazine.com (Speedsport Magazine). Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Formula 3000 Italy 2008". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  5. ^ "Fabio Onidi e Rodolfo Gonzalez i piloti 2009 del team FMSI". italiaracing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  6. ^ "PartyPoker Euroseries 3000 2009". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Fabio Onidi in Auto GP with Team Lazarus". autogp.org (Auto GP). 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  8. ^ "Auto GP 2010". driverdb.com (Driver Database). Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  9. ^ "Il team Italia si presenta, Onidi atteso al via di Zandvoort". italiaracing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  10. ^ "Bonanomi, Bratt e Onidi a Jerez con Coloni". italiaracing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  11. ^ "Driver entry list for Barcelona test". gp3series.com (GP3 Series). 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  12. ^ "Onidi ad Alcaniz con ISR e Fortec". italiaracing.net (in Italian) (Inpagina). 2010-10-17. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 

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