Paolo Maria Nocera

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Paolo Maria Nocera
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1985-07-25) July 25, 1985 (age 35)
Rome (Italy)
Previous series
2004–05, 2007
GP2 Series
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Euroseries 3000
Formula Three Euroseries
Italian Formula 3000
Italian Formula Three Championship
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Championship titles
2007 Italian Formula Three Championship

Paolo Maria Nocera (born July 22, 1985 in Rome) is an Italian former racing driver.


Formula Renault

Nocera began his car racing career by driving in the Italian Formula Renault Championship championship in 2003; also competing in one race of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. For 2004 he stayed in the Italian series, but only finished twentieth in the drivers' championship in both this and the previous year.

Formula Three

Nocera first raced in the Italian Formula Three Championship in 2004. Staying with the Lucidi Motors team throughout his time in this formula, he finished thirteenth overall in his first year and improved to third place in the standings in 2005. Following an unsuccessful foray into the Formula Three Euroseries in 2006, Nocera returned to Italy for 2007 and won the F3 championship at his third attempt.

Formula 3000

In 2006, Nocera also drove in the Euroseries 3000 for Formula One driver Giancarlo Fisichella's team. He finished thirteenth in the drivers' championship.

GP2 Series

Nocera was recruited by the BCN Competicion team to drive for them in the 2008 GP2 Series season. However, he was released after one round of the championship in favour of Adrián Vallés, who had himself been replaced at Fisichella's GP2 team by Adam Carroll.[1]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series

It was announced on August 25, 2008, that Nocera had signed for RC Motorsport in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, replacing British driver Duncan Tappy who had encountered budget problems.[2] After a further two rounds of the championship, Tappy returned to the seat, and Nocera has not raced since.

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Final Placing
2003 Formula Renault 2.0 Italia Imola Racing 12 0 0 10 20th
Cram Competition
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Imola Racing 1 0 0 0 NC
2004 Italian Formula Three Lucidi Motors 7 1 0 28 13th
Formula Renault 2.0 Italia RP Motorsport 11 0 0 8 20th
2005 Italian Formula Three Lucidi Motors 12 5 3 168 3rd
2006 Euroseries 3000 Fisichella Motor Sport 12 5 3 13th 13th
Formula Three Euroseries Prema Powerteam 8 0 0 0 NC
Masters of Formula Three Prema Powerteam 1 0 0 N/A 29th
2007 Italian Formula Three Lucidi Motors 16 5 6 114 1st
2008 GP2 Series BCN Competición 2 0 0 0 34th
Formula Renault 3.5 Series RC Motorsport 4 0 0 0 32nd


  1. "Valles replaces Nocera at BCN". 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-05-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Agreement reached with Paolo Maria Nocera". 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2008-08-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mauro Massironi
Italian Formula Three Champion
Succeeded by
Mirko Bortolotti