Davison in 2016
|Born||3 November 1979 41) (age|
|Current team||Team Sydney|
|2020 Championship position||23rd (794 pts)|
Alexander Davison (born 3 November 1979) in Melbourne, Australia, is an Australian racing driver. He won the 2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship. As part of the Davison motorsport family, he is the older brother of Will Davison, grandson of Lex Davison and cousin of James Davison. He is currently racing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, driving the No. 19 Holden ZB Commodore for Team Sydney.
Starting in karts at a young age, he progressed to Formula Ford in 1998 racing a used 1995 Van Diemen RF95.With sponsorship from Wynn's and OAMPS Insurance, Davison upgraded to a year old Van Diemen RF98 for 1999 and finished third in one of the most competitive Australian Formula Ford seasons behind champion Greg Ritter. He had tied on points with Steve Owen in second, but on a countback of race wins, lost second place to Owen, who had five wins to Davison's four. After two years of Formula Ford, Davison's eyes turned to Europe.
Unable to break into an open-wheel series, Davison found a role with German Sports Car team Manthey Racing. After initially racing Porsche Carrera Cup in the German national series, Davison was promoted to the Porsche Supercup, a pan-European series supporting several legs of the Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship and finished sixth, including one victory at Indianapolis. Two more years with Manthey in the German series saw no significant improvement and Davison returned home to Australia during 2003.
Back in Australia, Davison made some appearances in the 2003 Australian Carrera Cup Championship. After breaking through for a round win at the end of 2003, Davison dominated the 2004 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, taking his first and only major championship title to date. Despite having competed in selected V8 Supercars events in 2004 and 2005, Davison was unable to find a full-time role in V8 Supercars, and returned to the Australian Carrera Cup in 2006, joining Paul Cruickshank Racing. He took the seat of outgoing champion Fabian Coulthard and finished second to Craig Baird in the 2006 season. Into 2007, Davison took over the seat Jim Richards vacated from his own team, as Richards concentrated on other series. Davison again finished runner-up this time to David Reynolds.
In 2008, an opportunity to return to Europe beckoned and Davison took up a drive with Team Felbermayr-Proton in the 2008 Le Mans Series season. Despite not winning a single race, Davison and co-driver Marc Lieb finished runner-up in the GT2 class in their Porsche 997 GT3-RSR behind Ferrari F430 GT2 driver Rob Bell. With the same team, Davison also contested the 2008 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving with Horst Felbermayr, Sr. and Wolf Henzler. They finished fifth in class. Some guest drives in the American Le Mans Series also cropped up, though to no significant success.
In 2012, Davison drove the Simjen 'Silver Bullet' in a return to Australian Carrera Cup. Davison won the first round of the season at the Adelaide Street Circuit before eventually finishing third in the championship.
In 2016, Davison once again entered the Australian Carrera Cup Championship full-time, winning two of the first four rounds at Albert Park and Hidden Valley Raceway.
Davison's Carrera Cup form led to him join the Perkins Motorsport V8 Supercars team for the 2004 endurance races, sharing Tony Longhurst's regular season car with Jamie Whincup. The pair finished a creditable 9th at the 2004 running of the Bathurst 1000.Davison later replaced Longhurst for the final two sprint events of the year when the veteran left the team. This in turn led to a full-time seat with Perkins in 2005 but with results not forthcoming Davison too found himself replaced before season's end.
Having returned from his European racing exploits, Davison returned to a full-time V8 Supercar seat with Stone Brothers Racing in 2009.The year was largely disappointing, and he finished the year 17th in the standings, with the highlight being a second-place finish at Hidden Valley thanks to a favourable soft tyre strategy. 2010 saw Davison fail to improve, with a ninth-place finish in the opening race of the season at the Clipsal 500 becoming one of only three top ten finishes for the year. He did, however, achieve his maiden pole position on his return to Hidden Valley, but a potential podium finish was scuppered by an electrical failure. Davison improved to finish 11th in the 2011 season, including his second career podium at the opening race of the year at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Despite his better season, Davison was replaced by Lee Holdsworth for 2012.
After spending 2012 in Carrera Cup, Davison was recalled to V8 Supercars in 2013 to drive for Team 18, a newly formed satellite team operating with Ford Performance Racing equipment.Davison had an above average season, finishing 13th overall, peaking with a third place at the Phillip Island event.
Davison has competed in V8 Supercars as an endurance co-driver on several occasions. In 2006, 2007 and 2012 he raced with Dick Johnson Racing while in 2008 he raced for Paul Cruickshank Racing. On all four occasions, he achieved top ten results at the Bathurst 1000.In 2014 and 2015, Davison entered the endurance races, now combined to form the Enduro Cup, with Erebus Motorsport, who ironically had bought out his former team Stone Brothers Racing. This provided Davison with the opportunity to co-drive with his brother Will Davison and included a 4th-place finish at the 2014 Bathurst 1000. Davison also entered the final sprint round of the 2015 season, the Sydney 500, for Erebus Motorsport as a replacement for Ashley Walsh.
After James Courtney’s departure from Team Sydney, Alex was drafted in by Jonathon Webb to drive the #19 Local Legends Holden ZB Commodore from the Eastern Creek Round onwards. He would partner Chris Pither (#22) As of November 28, it is unknown if Davison will remain in his drive for 2021
Davison is the son of Australian Formula 2 champion Richard Davison, grandson of four times Australian Grand Prix winner Lex Davison and brother to Will Davison. His uncle Jon Davison, and cousins James Davison and Charlie Davison also are linked with the sport. He has 2 children Luke Davison and Lily Davison and has been married to Melanie Davison since 2010.
|1995||Victorian Junior Kart Championship||1st||Richard Davison|
|1998||Australian Formula Ford Championship||7th||Van Diemen RF95 Ford||Richard Davison|
|1999||Australian Formula Ford Championship||3rd||Van Diemen RF98 Ford||Richard Davison|
|2000||Porsche Carrera Cup Germany||11th||Porsche 996 GT3 Cup||Manthey Racing|
|2001||Porsche Carrera Cup Germany||6th||Porsche 996 GT3 Cup||Manthey Racing|
|2002||Porsche Supercup||6th||Porsche 996 GT3 Cup||Manthey Racing|
|Porsche Carrera Cup Germany||8th|
|2003||Porsche Carrera Cup Germany||5th||Porsche 996 GT3 Cup||Manthey Racing|
|2004||Australian Carrera Cup Championship||1st||Porsche 996 GT3 Cup||Greg Murphy Racing|
|Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series||36th||Holden VX Commodore||Perkins Engineering|
|V8 Supercar Championship Series||38th|
|2005||V8 Supercar Championship Series||33rd||Holden VY Commodore||Perkins Engineering|
|2006||Australian Carrera Cup Championship||2nd||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||Paul Cruickshank Racing|
|V8 Supercar Championship Series||42nd||Ford BA Falcon||Dick Johnson Racing|
|2007||Australian Carrera Cup Championship||2nd||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||Jim Richards Racing|
|V8 Supercar Championship Series||36th||Ford BF Falcon||Dick Johnson Racing|
|2008||Le Mans Series GT2 Class||2nd||Porsche 997 GT3 RSR||Team Felbermayr-Proton|
|American Le Mans Series GT2 Class||26th||Porsche 997 GT3 RSR|| Flying Lizard Motorsports |
|2009||V8 Supercar Championship Series||17th||Ford FG Falcon||Stone Brothers Racing|
|2010||V8 Supercar Championship Series||21st||Ford FG Falcon||Stone Brothers Racing|
|2011||International V8 Supercars Championship||11th||Ford FG Falcon||Stone Brothers Racing|
|2012||Australian Carrera Cup Championship||3rd||Porsche 997 GT3 Cup||McElrea Racing|
|V8SuperTourer Championship||50th||Ford FG Falcon||International Motorsport|
|International V8 Supercars Championship||42nd||Dick Johnson Racing|
|2013||V8SuperTourers Championship||18th||Ford FG Falcon||MPC Motorsport|
|International V8 Supercars Championship||13th||Charlie Schwerkolt Racing|
|2014||International V8 Supercars Championship||37th||Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG||Erebus Motorsport|
|2015||International V8 Supercars Championship||37th||Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG||Erebus Motorsport|
|2016||Australian Carrera Cup Championship||2nd||Porsche 911 GT3 Cup||Buik Motorsport|
|2017||Virgin Australia Supercars Championship||49th||Holden VF Commodore||Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport|
|2018||Virgin Australia Supercars Championship||40th||Ford FG X Falcon||23Red Racing|
|European Le Mans Series - LMGTE||7th||Porsche 911 RSR||Gulf Racing UK|
|2018-19||FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE||17th||Porsche 911 RSR||Gulf Racing UK|
|2019||Virgin Australia Supercars Championship||32nd||Ford Mustang GT||23Red Racing|
|2020||Virgin Australia Supercars Championship||23rd||Holden ZB Commodore||Team Sydney|
|2004||Perkins Engineering||Holden Commodore VX||9th||160|
|2005||Perkins Engineering||Holden Commodore VZ||20th||129|
|2006||Dick Johnson Racing||Ford Falcon BA||9th||161|
|2007||Dick Johnson Racing||Ford Falcon BF||8th||161|
|2008||Paul Cruickshank Racing||Ford Falcon BF||10th||161|
|2009||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon FG||13th||161|
|2010||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon FG||13th||161|
|2011||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon FG||16th||161|
|2012||Dick Johnson Racing||Ford Falcon FG||10th||161|
|2013||Charlie Schwerkolt Racing||Ford Falcon FG||13th||161|
|2014||Erebus Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz E63 W212||4th||161|
|2015||Erebus Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz E63 W212||12th||161|
|2017||Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport||Holden Commodore VF||15th||159|
|2018||23Red Racing||Ford Falcon FG X||19th||159|
|2019||23Red Racing||Ford Mustang Mk.6||10th||161|
|2020||Team Sydney||Holden Commodore ZB||12th||161|
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2001||HP Racing Team||ITA1||ESP||AUT||MON|| GER1 |
|Carlin|| HUN |
|2002||Manthey Racing|| ITA1 |
| ESP |
| AUT |
| MON |
| GER1 |
| GBR |
| GER2 |
| HUN |
| BEL |
| ITA2 |
| USA1 |
| USA2 |
|2003||Walter Lechner Racing||ITA1|| ESP |
|2008||Porsche 997 GT3-RSR||GT2||309||27th||5th|
|2018||Porsche 911 RSR||GTE|
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