Michael Devaney (racing driver)

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Not to be confused with Steve McQueen's character Michael Delaney, from the 1971 film Le Mans

Michael Devaney
Nationality Republic of Ireland Irish
Born (1984-11-29) November 29, 1984 (age 29)
Dublin, Ireland
Previous series
200708
2007
200507
2006
2004–2005
2002–2003
British Formula Three
Formula Three Euroseries
A1 Grand Prix
Porsche Carrera Cup UK
German Formula 3
Formula BMW ADAC

Michael Devaney (born November 29, 1984 in Dublin) is an Irish racing driver. Michael Devaney has been racing since 1997 when he had a successful stint in the Irish Junior Karting Championship winning the All-Ireland and National Championships. He moved into Irish Formula Ford in 2001 aged 16 winning many races, he then moved on to German Formula BMW in 2002 and won in just his second race ahead of Nico Rosberg. Devaney moved up to German Formula 3 in 2004 and became Ireland's youngest ever Formula 3 race winner, in 2005 he fought for the championship and finished 2nd overall despite missing the first two races due to lack of funding. The Dublin man then became the driver for A1 Team Ireland in the A1 Grand Prix series for the 2006-07 season after some strong showings in 2005 while substituting for Ralph Firman Jnr.

After leaving his drive with Team Ireland, Devaney signed for newly formed Ultimate Motorsport to compete in the International British Formula 3 Championship with new Formula 3 constructor Mygale. He took the team's first two victories thanks to a double win at Snetterton. He is currently without a drive after Ultimate pulled out of British F3.

Awards[edit]

Devaney driving for Ultimate Motorsport at the Croft round of the 2008 British Formula Three season.

Michael Devaney has won the following awards during his short time in motorsport:

  • Irish karting ‘Rookie of the Year’ 1997
  • Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year 2001
  • Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year 2002

He has also achieved:

  • Winner of IRL Plate (1999)
  • Irish National Junior Karting Champion (2000)
  • 2 race wins in the Irish Formula Ford Zetec Championship (2001)
  • 4 race wins total in German Formula BMW (2002 & 2003)
  • 7 race wins total in the German F3 Championship (2004 & 2005)
  • Runner-up in the 2005 German F3 Championship
  • First ever victories for French constructor Mygale in Formula 3. (2008)
  • First ever race car victory for Ultimate Motorsport(Snetterton, British F3(2008)

Racing career[edit]

Complete A1 Grand Prix 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 DC Points
2005–06 Ireland GBR
SPR

10
GBR
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

GER
FEA

POR
SPR

POR
FEA

AUS
SPR

4
AUS
FEA

14
MYS
SPR

MYS
FEA

UAE
SPR

UAE
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

USA
SPR

USA
FEA

CHN
SPR

4
CHN
FEA

Ret
8th 68
2006–07 NED
SPR

15
NED
FEA

14
CZE
SPR

13
CZE
FEA

13
BEI
SPR

20
BEI
FEA

Ret
MYS
SPR

14
MYS
FEA

10
IDN
SPR

IDN
FEA

NZL
SPR

NZL
FEA

AUS
SPR

AUS
FEA

RSA
SPR

RSA
FEA

MEX
SPR

MEX
FEA

SHA
SPR

SHA
FEA

GBR
SPR

GBR
SPR

19th 8

Complete Formula 3 Euro Series record[edit]

(key)

Yr Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Points
2007 Ultimate Motorsport Mygale M07/001 Mercedes HOC1
1
HOC1
2
BRH
1
BRH
2
NOR
1
NOR
2
MAG
1

18
MAG
2

16
MUG
1
MUG
2
ZAN
1
ZAN
2
NÜR
1
NÜR
2
CAT
1
CAT
2
NOG
1
NOG
2
HOC2
1
HOC2
2
NC 0

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