Paolo Maria Nocera

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Paolo Maria Nocera
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 28)
Rome (Italy)
Previous series
2008
2008
2006
2006
2006
2004–05, 2007
2003–04
2003
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Euroseries 3000
Formula Three Euroseries
Italian Formula 3000
Italian Formula Three Championship
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Championship titles
2007 Italian Formula Three Championship

Paolo Maria Nocera (born July 22, 1985 in Rome) is an Italian former racing driver.

Career[edit]

Formula Renault[edit]

Nocera began his car racing career by driving in the Italian Formula Renault Championship championship in 2003; also competing in one race of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. For 2004 he stayed in the Italian series, but only finished twentieth in the drivers' championship in both this and the previous year.

Formula Three[edit]

Nocera first raced in the Italian Formula Three Championship in 2004. Staying with the Lucidi Motors team throughout his time in this formula, he finished thirteenth overall in his first year and improved to third place in the standings in 2005. Following an unsuccessful foray into the Formula Three Euroseries in 2006, Nocera returned to Italy for 2007 and won the F3 championship at his third attempt.

Formula 3000[edit]

In 2006, Nocera also drove in the Euroseries 3000 for Formula One driver Giancarlo Fisichella's team. He finished thirteenth in the drivers' championship.

GP2 Series[edit]

Nocera was recruited by the BCN Competicion team to drive for them in the 2008 GP2 Series season. However, he was released after one round of the championship in favour of Adrián Vallés, who had himself been replaced at Fisichella's GP2 team by Adam Carroll.[1]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

It was announced on August 25, 2008, that Nocera had signed for RC Motorsport in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, replacing British driver Duncan Tappy who had encountered budget problems.[2] After a further two rounds of the championship, Tappy returned to the seat, and Nocera has not raced since.

Racing record[edit]

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2003 Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Imola Racing 12 0 0 10 20th
Cram Competition
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Imola Racing 1 0 0 0 NC
2004 Italian Formula Three Lucidi Motors 7 1 0 28 13th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia RP Motorsport 11 0 0 8 20th
2005 Italian Formula Three Lucidi Motors 12 5 3 168 3rd
2006 Euroseries 3000 Fisichella Motor Sport 12 5 3 13th 13th
Formula Three Euroseries Prema Powerteam 8 0 0 0 NC
Masters of Formula Three Prema Powerteam 1 0 0 N/A 29th
2007 Italian Formula Three Lucidi Motors 16 5 6 114 1st
2008 GP2 Series BCN Competición 2 0 0 0 34th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series RC Motorsport 4 0 0 0 32nd

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 DC Points
2008 BCN Competición ESP
FEA

17
ESP
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA
TUR
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
FRA
FEA
FRA
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
EUR
FEA
EUR
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
34th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valles replaces Nocera at BCN". autosport.com. 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Agreement reached with Paolo Maria Nocera". rcmotorsport.it. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2008-08-26. [dead link]
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mauro Massironi
Italian Formula Three Champion
2007
Succeeded by
Mirko Bortolotti