Michele Faccin
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Michele Faccin
Michele Faccin
NationalityItaly Italian
Born (1990-01-19) January 19, 1990 (age 31)
Padova (Italy)
European F3 Open Championship career
Debut season2009
Current teamQ8 Oils Hache Team
Starts10
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish18th in 2009
Previous series
2009
2009
2008
2007
2007-08
2006
2006
Italian Formula Three
British Formula Three
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Azzurra
Italian FR2.0 Winter Series

Michele "Miky" Faccin (born January 19, 1990 in Padova) is a professional racing driver from Italy.

Career

Karting

Faccin began his motorsport career in karting back in 2002, and two years later finished fourth in the Italian Championship ICA Junior class. In 2005, he finished as runner-up in the same category whilst also competing in the Italian Open Masters and European Championship ICA Junior classes.

Formula Azzurra

In 2006, aged just sixteen years old, Faccin made his debut in single-seaters, racing in the Formula Azzurra series in his native Italy. He took four podium places in thirteen races, including one victory, to end the season in fifth place.

Formula Renault

Towards the end of 2006, Faccin graduated to Formula Renault, taking part in the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 Winter Series for CO2 Motorsport. He once again finished fifth in the championship, behind Mirko Bortolotti and Jaime Alguersuari.[1]

The following year, he contested a full season in the series, finishing in twentieth place. He also took part in the Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 championship. Despite missing the round at Varano, he finished fifth in the championship, taking race wins at Dijon and Most.

In 2008, Faccin took part in both the Italian Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championships, racing for the Jenzer Motorsport team. In the Italian series, he finished as runner-up to teammate Pål Varhaug, taking four podium places including race wins at Vallelunga and a double victory at Spa-Francorchamps.[2] In the Eurocup, he finished in the points on seven occasions and despite not recording a top three finish, he was classified in ninth place in the standings.

Formula Three

2009 saw Faccin make the step up to Formula Three, racing in the newly named European F3 Open Championship for the Q8 Oils Hache Team.[3] Racing in the secondary Copa de España class, for the previous generation Dallara F306 chassis, Faccin took part in ten of the first twelve races before missing the final four races of the season. He took four class podiums, including two at Donington Park, to finish fifth in the Copa de España standings, whilst in the main championship he finished in eighteenth place.[4]

In May 2009, he made his debut in the Italian Formula Three Championship, driving for the Corbetta Competizioni team at the opening round of the series at Adria International Raceway. He took the final points-scoring position of tenth in race one before retiring from the second event.

In August 2009, Faccin made an appearance in the British Formula Three Championship round at Silverstone.[5] Driving in the National Class for Team West-Tec, he finished the two races in eighteenth and twentieth places respectively, which equated to fourth place in the National Class on each occasion.

Other Series

In November 2009, Faccin tested a World Series by Renault car for the first time, driving for the Pons Racing team alongside Nelson Panciatici at the Circuit de Catalunya. Over the course of the two-day test, he completed a total of 174 laps, recording a best time of 1:35.949 on the final day.[6]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2006 Formula Azzurra PKF Racing 13 1 0 1 4 64 5th
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 (Winter Series) CO2 Motorsport 4 0 0 ? 0 64 5th
2007 Italian Formula Renault 2.0 CO2 Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 29 20th
Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 10 2 2 5 5 168 5th
2008 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Jenzer Motorsport 14 0 0 0 0 33 9th
Italian Formula Renault 2.0 14 3 4 4 4 271 2nd
2009 European F3 Open Q8 Oils Hache Team 10 0 0 0 0 9 18th
European F3 Open (Copa de España) 10 0 1 2 4 37 5th
Italian Formula Three Corbetta Competizioni 2 0 0 0 0 1 19th
British Formula Three (National Class) Team West-Tec 2 0 0 0 0 20 7th

References

  1. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy Winter series 2006". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 2008". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Faccin signs with Hache Team". italiaracing.net. 2009-04-24. Archived from the original on 2010-06-15. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "European F3 Open 2009". driverdb.com. Driver Database. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Faccin joins Team West-Tec's British F3 challenge". teamwest-tec.com. 2009-08-04. Archived from the original on August 7, 2009. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Formula Renault 3.5 Series - Test Barcelona 2009: Session 4". renault-sport.com. Renault Sport. 2009-11-04. Retrieved .[permanent dead link]

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