Davide Rigon

Davide Rigon ( born August 26, 1986 in Thiene, Province of Vicenza ) is an Italian race car driver. He twice won the championship title of the Superleague Formula ( 2008, 2010 ) and once the champion of Euro Series 3000 ( 2007).


After Rigon was active between 1998 and 2002 in karting, he started in 2003 in the German Formula BMW. Then Rigon started in 2004 half a season in the Italian Formula 3 Championship and finished eleventh in the standings. He was also runner-up of the Italian Formula Gloria. In addition, he participated in the Italian Formula Renault race. 2005 Rigon was in several racing series active: in the Italian Formula Renault, he won a race and was finally sixth in the overall standings. With five victories in ten races, Rigon also secured the championship of Formula Azzurra. In addition, Rigon went with four races of the Formula Renault 3.5 at the start and was in the season 26th in the standings. 2006 Rigon was with four wins runner-up of the Italian Formula 3 Championship. He also competed for Minardi in two races of the Euro Series 3000 and finished at the end of the season 14 overall.

2007 went Rigon again for Minardi in the Euro Series 3000 at the start and won the championship by a large margin ahead of his teammate Diego Nunes. 2008, the Italian was again in several racing series in the International Formula Master, the Euro Series 3000, the Superstars Series and the FIA GT Championship, active. Rigon won a race in the GT2 class of the FIA GT Championship and finished eighth this rating. Successes celebrated Rigon 2008 in the Superleague Formula. As a pilot of the Chinese Football Association Beijing Guoan Rigon convincingly won the championship title with three victories.

2009 started Rigon in Qatar as the successor of Adrián Vallés for Trident Racing for the first time in GP2 Asia Series. With a podium placement Rigon finished the season 17th in the overall standings. In addition, Rigon denied the European GP2 Series for Trident Racing. Due to financial problems Rigon was replaced at a race weekend by Rodolfo Gonzalez. After he had brought upon his return his first points in GP2, he finished at the end of the season 22 overall. He also competed in seven races in the Superleague Formula 2009 season for assisted GU -Racing International team of Olympiakos Piraeus. His best finish here was a second place at Magny -Cours. 2010 Rigon returned in the Superleague Formula and piloted the only driver of the supervised Azerti Motorsport cars for RSC Anderlecht. He twice won the first race and was three times "Weekend Winner ." Overall, he was in 31 starts on the podium 16 times and won the championship title at the end of the season for RSC Anderlecht. Rigon it thus succeeded to the second time a team in the Superleague Formula to help the league title.

Rigon, who already has experience in a Formula 1 car in 2005 and completed tests for Minardi in 2011 Formula 1 test driver for Scuderia Ferrari. He introduced mainly by the test work in the simulator. Racing applications should Rigon complete in the GP2 Series in 2011. After James Jakes had left the Scuderia Coloni before the season starts, Rigon received its cockpit. In the second round of the first race weekend in Istanbul Rigon collided on the start -finish straight with Julian Leal. In this accident, the safety cell suspension was damaged by parts of the vehicle and Rigon injured. He retired to multiple fractures to the left tibia and fibula. In a subsequent operation to him 21 pins were used to stabilize. It turned out for the rest of the season. In the overall classification, he finished 29th overall. Early 2012, was extended by the Scuderia Ferrari until the end of the 2013 season Rigons test driver contract. Racing commitments he graduated in 2012 in the Blancpain Endurance Series. Together with Stefano Gattuso and Daniel Zampieri he reached the tenth place of the GT3 Pro- rating. In addition, he participated in an event ever Formula Renault 3.5 and the SPEED Euro Series.

Career stations

  • 2006: Italian Formula 3 (2nd place)
  • 2006: Euro Series 3000 ( 14th)
  • 2007: Euro Series 3000 ( Master )
  • 2008: Superleague Formula (Master)
  • 2008: Euro Series 3000 ( 15th place)
  • 2008: International Formula Master ( 29th place )
  • 2008: FIA GT Championship GT2 (8th place )
  • 2008: Superstars Series ( 6th place)
  • 2009: GP2 Asia Series (No. 17)
  • 2009: GP2 Series (No. 22)
  • 2009: Superleague Formula
  • 2010: Superleague Formula (Master)
  • 2011: GP2 Series (No. 29)
  • 2011: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2012: Blancpain Endurance Series, GT3 Pro ( place 10 )
  • 2012: Formula Renault 3.5 (ranked 33)
  • 2012: SPEED Euro Series ( No. 33 )
  • 2012: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2013: Formula 1 ( test driver )