|Base||Veggiano, Padua, Italy|
|Team principal(s)||Gianfranco Sovernigo
|Current series||FIA Formula 2 Championship|
|Former series||GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
|Current drivers|| Johnny Cecotto, Jr.
Nyck de Vries
2010: Pastor Maldonado
Rapax Team is an Italian motor racing team. The team's history can be traced back to when the GP Racing team was founded in 1997, and also to when Piquet Sports was created in 2000 by triple world champion Nelson Piquet. In 2007, Piquet Sports and GP Racing merged to create "Minardi Piquet Sports". In 2008, the team dropped "Minardi" from their name. In early 2009, the team was sold and rebranded as Piquet GP, but changed its name again in November to Rapax Team, once all remaining ties to part-owner Piquet were cut.
During 2009, the team was sold and all remaining ties with part-owner Nelson Piquet were severed. The team was rebranded "Rapax" (Latin for "predator") at the beginning of 2010, after the Legio XXI Rapax Roman legion. Pastor Maldonado rejoined the team, alongside Luiz Razia. Maldonado won six races on his way to the drivers' championship, and Razia backed him up with 11th place overall, allowing Rapax to win the teams' championship for the first time, and in the first year of its new identity. For 2011, Maldonado graduated to Formula One with the Williams team and Razia moved to the new Caterham Team AirAsia; Rapax signed Fabio Leimer and Julián Leal to replace them. Leimer won a single race but was unable build on it, restricting him to fourteenth place in the drivers' championship, whilst Leal did not score at all; Rapax dropped to tenth in the teams' championship. In 2012, the team improved to ninth overall through the combined efforts of Tom Dillmann, Stefano Coletti, Ricardo Teixeira and Daniël de Jong. Dillmann was the most successful with a single victory, but was dropped for budgetary reasons mid-season and replaced by De Jong. De Jong's Auto GP racing commitments also resulted in him missing the final two races of the championship, for which he was replaced by Scuderia Coloni refugee Coletti. By contrast, Teixeira competed in all but one round of the season, but failed to score any points.
FIA Formula 2 Championship
|2017||Dallara-Mecachrome||Nyck de Vries||14||1||0||0||72||8th*||5th*|
|Johnny Cecotto Jr.||8||0||0||0||16||14th*|
* Season still in progress.
|Daniël de Jong||8||0||0||0||0||26th|
|Johnny Cecotto, Jr.||4||0||0||0||18||18th|
- D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.
Notes and references
ART Grand Prix
|GP2 Series Teams' Champion