Javier Villa

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Javier Villa
Nationality Spain Spanish
Born (1987-10-05) 5 October 1987 (age 27)
Colunga, Asturias (Spain)
2014 NASCAR
Debut season 2003 FJUNIOR
Current team Scorpus racing
Car no. 9
Starts 220
Wins 42
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 1º in 2011
Previous series
2008–09, 2009–10
2008
2007
200609
2004–06
2010-11
2011
GP2 Asia Series

International GT Open
Formula One testing
GP2 Series
Spanish Formula Three
Spanish Mini Challenge
World Touring Car Championship
Championship titles
2010 NASCAR Europe Junior Trophy, 2 Spanish Championship

Javier Villa García (born 5 October 1987 in Colunga, Asturias, Spain) is a Spanish racing driver living in Arriondas, Asturias, Spain. He was the most experienced driver in the history of the GP2 Series. In 2010 he switched to touring cars, driving at the Spanish Mini Challenge and later the World Touring Car Championship. Villa finished third at the 2012 Racecar Euro Series stock car championship.

Career[edit]

Villa driving for Racing Engineering at the Magny-Cours round of the 2008 GP2 Series season.

Before driving in the GP2 Series in 2006, he raced in the Spanish F3 Championship, where he finished 4th overall in the 2005 season, with the Racing Engineering team.

Graduating to GP2 with Racing Engineering the next year, his first season was pointless, but 2007 was a significant improvement. He took his first GP2 victory in 2007 at the sprint race at Magny-Cours. He started from second on the grid by dint of finishing seventh in the previous day's feature race.[1] He then won the sprint races at the Nürburgring[2] and Hungaroring[3] from pole position. He stayed with Racing Engineering for a third season of GP2 in 2008. This season was disappointing as he slipped back to seventeenth in the championship, whereas team-mate Giorgio Pantano won it.

Villa drove for Super Nova Racing in the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season, and also drove for the team in the 2009 GP2 Series season. He was linked with a race seat at Formula One team Campos Grand Prix for 2010 but when they turned into Hispania Racing Team he wasn't linked anymore.[4]

The 2010 season he forged links with BMW driving in the Spanish Mini Challenge Championship. He won that title and was rewarded with a drive in the final round of the 2010 Australian Mini Challenge in Sydney finishing seventh.[5] [6]

In 2011 Villa will move to the World Touring Car Championship with Proteam Motorsport BMW team, where he scored his first podium in Hungary. He had a disappointing end to the season falling out of the top ten finishing 12th for the season. He was voted best rookie in the World Touring Car Championship for the 2011 season. [7]

He was linked with the Formula One team Hispania Racing with a view to replace Vitantonio Liuzzi.[8] He again competed in the Spanish Mini Challenge in 2011 and despite missing three races, still finished in fifth position for the championship.

Villa moved for 2012 to the Racecar Euro Series, a NASCAR-sanctioned stock car championship, where he finished third with a win and six podiums

Racing record[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Podiums Points Position
2004 Spanish F3 Championship Elide Racing 14 0 1 1 29 9th
2005 Spanish F3 Championship Racing Engineering 14 2 2 6 96 4th
2006 GP2 Series Racing Engineering 21 0 0 0 0 26th
Spanish F3 Championship 2 0 0 1 10 15th
2007 GP2 Series Racing Engineering 21 0 3 5 42 5th
2008 GP2 Series Racing Engineering 19 0 0 0 8 17th
International GT Open Roger Racing 1 0 0 0 0 NC
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series Super Nova Racing 11 0 0 1 12 10th
2009 GP2 Series Super Nova Racing 20 0 0 3 27 10th
2009–10 GP2 Asia Series Arden International 6 0 0 2 19 4th
2010 Spanish Mini Challenge BMW Spain 6  ? 4 6 214 1st
2011 World Touring Car Championship Proteam Racing 24 1 0 1 59 12th
Spanish Mini Challenge BMW Spain 12 7 4 3 217 5th

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 DC Points
2006 Racing Engineering VAL
FEA

18
VAL
SPR

9
SMR
FEA

13
SMR
SPR

18
EUR
FEA

9
EUR
SPR

20
ESP
FEA

14
ESP
SPR

15
MON
FEA

Ret
GBR
FEA

14
GBR
SPR

13
FRA
FEA

17
FRA
SPR

16
GER
FEA

11
GER
SPR

13
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

15
TUR
FEA

15
TUR
SPR

16
ITA
FEA

9
ITA
SPR

Ret
26th 0
2007 Racing Engineering BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

10
ESP
FEA

8
ESP
SPR

2
MON
FEA

Ret
FRA
FEA

7
FRA
SPR

1
GBR
FEA

13
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

8
GER
SPR

1
HUN
FEA

8
HUN
SPR

1
TUR
FEA

12
TUR
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

6
ITA
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

4
BEL
SPR

15
VAL
FEA

8
VAL
SPR

2
5th 42
2008 Racing Engineering ESP
FEA

14
ESP
SPR

6
TUR
FEA

7
TUR
SPR

15
MON
FEA

14
MON
SPR

13
FRA
FEA

14
FRA
SPR

10
GBR
FEA

13
GBR
SPR

Ret
GER
FEA

10
GER
SPR

5
HUN
FEA

13
HUN
SPR

6
EUR
FEA

Ret
EUR
SPR

5
BEL
FEA

17
BEL
SPR

8
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

EX
17th 8
2009 Super Nova Racing ESP
FEA

10
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

10
MON
SPR

8
TUR
FEA

7
TUR
SPR

2
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

15
GER
FEA

5
GER
SPR

6
HUN
FEA

3
HUN
SPR

5
VAL
FEA

18
VAL
SPR

9
BEL
FEA

13
BEL
SPR

10
ITA
FEA

7
ITA
SPR

10
POR
FEA

13
POR
SPR

2
10th 27

Complete GP2 Asia 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 DC Points
2008–09 Super Nova Racing CHN
FEA

4
CHN
SPR

3
DUB
FEA

9
DUB
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA

9
BHR1
SPR

5
QAT
FEA

13
QAT
SPR

10
MYS
FEA

19
MYS
SPR

18
BHR2
FEA

15
BHR2
SPR

12
10th 12
2009–10 Arden International ABU1
FEA

ABU1
SPR

ABU2
FEA

4
ABU2
SPR

11
BHR1
FEA

3
BHR1
SPR

3
BHR2
FEA

7
BHR2
SPR

6
4th 19

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 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
2011 Proteam Racing BMW 320 TC BRA
1

14
BRA
2

8
BEL
1

9
BEL
2

10
ITA
1

8
ITA
2

8
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

7
CZE
1

9
CZE
2

7
POR
1

Ret
POR
2

17
GBR
1

17
GBR
2

16
GER
1

12
GER
2

10
ESP
1

6
ESP
2

19
JPN
1

12
JPN
2

8
CHN
1

10
CHN
2

Ret
MAC
1

11
MAC
2

10
12th 59

† Season in progress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GP2 France sprint race: Villa's maiden win". Maximummotorsport.co.uk. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 
  2. ^ "GP2 Nürburgring sprint race: Villa dominates". Maximummotorsport.co.uk. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ "GP2 Hungary sprint race: Who else but Villa?". Maximummotorsport.co.uk. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 
  4. ^ "De la Rosa for Campos?". grandprix.com. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  5. ^ http://www.mini.com.au/mini/john_cooper_works_challenge/index.html 2011 Australian Mini Challenge Rd 7, retrieved Mini Challenge Official site 17/4/2011
  6. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com.au/2010/11/24/spanish-invasion-at-homebush-mini-challenge/ retrieved from Speedcafe 17/4/2011
  7. ^ http://www.touringcartimes.com/article.php?id=7236 Readers vote Javier Villa as the best rookie in 2011
  8. ^ http://italiaracing.net/translatenews.asp?id=32352&cat=1&lang=en

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