Michael Devaney (racing driver)

Michael Devaney ( born November 29, 1984 in Dublin ) is a former Irish race car driver.


Devaney began his motorsport career in 1997 in karting, where he was active until 2000. In 2001, he debuted in the Irish Formula Ford single-seater racing. In 2002 he moved to the German Formula BMW. With a win Devaney finished the season in fifth place. A season later he decided three races for themselves and improved to fourth place in the championship. 2004 joined Devaney in the German Formula 3 Cup. He won two races and finished the season in fourth place in the drivers' standings. In 2005 he completed his second season in the German Formula 3 with five victories, he was runner-up behind Peter Elkmann.

In winter 2005/2006 Devaney started to three events of the newly founded A1 Grand Prix. Two fourth places were doing their best results. The other races for the Irish team graduated Ralph Firman. The team reached the eighth place in the championship. In the summer Devaney attended only two races of the British Porsche Carrera Cup. In the A1GP 2006/2007 season Devaney began for the Irish team. After four events, however, he was replaced by Richard Lyons, who drove the following seven race weekends. Devaney had scored a point, Lyons seven points.

Devaney joined in 2007 for Ultimate Motorsport in the British Formula 3. Two fourth places were his best results and he won the team-internal duel against Esteban Guerrieri. At the end of the season he was on the twelfth. In addition, he completed two guest appearances in the Formula 3 Euro Series. 2008 Devaney remained in the British Formula 3 Championship at Ultimate Motorsports. His team was in contrast to most other teams Mygale chassis one. Devaney decided two races for himself and was the only Mygale pilot who won. He was also the first winner of a Mygale Formula 3 chassis. In the overall standings, he improved to eighth place.

Since 2009, Devaney has competed in no more international racing series.

Career stations

  • 2004: German Formula 3 (4th place )
  • 2005: German Formula 3 (2nd place)
  • 2006: A1 Grand Prix
  • 2006: British Porsche Carrera Cup
  • 2007: A1 Grand Prix
  • 2007: British Formula 3 ( 12th place)
  • 2008: British Formula 3 (8th place )