Will Davison

V8 Supercar Driver

Caption =
Name = Will Davison
Nationality = flagicon|Australia Australian
Car number = 18
Team = Dick Johnson Racing
Championships = 0
Races = 41
Wins = 1
Podiums = 3
Poles = 0
2007 Championship position = 10th (343 pts)

Will Davison (born August 30, 1982 in Melbourne) is an Australian racing driver. He won the 2001 Australian Formula Ford Championship while competing against Champ Car racer Will Power and Leanne Ferrier.

Davison dynasty

His grandfather Lex Davison won the Australian Grand Prix four times. His brother Alex Davison is also a racing driver and has won numerous National titles including The Porsche Cup. Continuing the family tradition, cousin James Davison is currently racing in a Team Australia Jnr position after competing the 2005 Victorian Formula Ford series.

Racing in Europe

Taking a common route to Formula One, Davison picked up and moved to Buckinghamshire in England where he competed in the 2002 British Formula Renault Championship finishing fourth at seasons end. For 2003 he moved up to the British Formula 3 Championship with Alan Docking Racing but an enforced mid-year change of teams to Menu F3 did not help his campaign. Davison continued with Menu F3 into 2004 but it was cut short for financial reasons.


In 2005 he raced in several V8 Supercar races back in Australia after signing with Team Dynamik as a full time driver. A change of ownership after the season opening Formula 1 support race at Albert Park left him without a seat until the endurance events, the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000, where he was picked up by Dick Johnson Racing, co-driving with Steven Johnson in the #17 Westpoint Falcon.

During his time between Formula 3 and V8 supercar seats, Davison drove for A1 Team Australia in the inaugural season of the A1 Grand Prix where he was again under Alan Docking Racing. This time he experienced many ups and downs with many instances where he was taken out of a race due to no fault of his own. On the ups his highest finishing position was sixth at both the Portuguese and Australian rounds, where despite a rocky start in Portugal, proved vital in scoring points for the team.

By mid-November, 2005 Davison was issued a full-time seat in the 2006 V8 Supercar Championship, driving the number 18 Ford with Dick Johnson Racing. In 2006 Davison was plagued by technical difficulties, resulting in a 19th position finish in the championship.

In 2007 Davison demonstrated he has the talent and speed to be a V8 Supercar champion which culminated in his first win in race 2 at Eastern Creek Raceway in Round 2, 2008. This was the middle of a dream run which saw him claim his first V8 supercar round win along with giving DJR their first round victory in 7 seven years.

Career results

External links

* [http://www.v8supercar.com.au/drivers/DriverDetails.asp?ind=M&DID=254 Will Davison's Profile on V8 Supercar website]
* [http://www.djr.com.au Dick Johnson Racing Website]
* [http://www.djr.com.au/Forum/ Offical Fan Forum]

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