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Luis Schiavo (born July 3, 1981, in Caracas, Venezuela) is a former racing driver. Schiavo won the 2001 Pro Mazda title and also participated in USF2000, Atlantic Championship among other series.

Luis Schiavo
NationalityVenezuelan
BornLuis Alberto Schiavo
(1981-07-03) July 3, 1981 (age 38)
Retired2008
Atlantic Championship
Years active2008
2006
TeamsEuroInternational (2008)
Brooks Associates Racing (2006)
Starts11
Wins0
Poles0
Fastest laps0
Best finish20th in 2008
Previous series
2001–2005
2002
1999–2000
1989–1999
Star Mazda
USF2000
Skip Barber Southern Series
Karting
Championship titles
2003Star Mazda

Racing careerEdit

Schiavo made his formula racing debut in the Skip Barber Southern Series in 1999 after a ten-year karting career.[1] The Venezuelan finished his first race, at Sebring International Raceway, in fourth place (behind Craig Duerson, Rafael Sperafico and Bud Risser).[2] Racing a partial schedule in the 1999-2000 season Schiavo ended 35th in the season standings.[3]

In 2001 Schiavo debuted in the Star Mazda series. He qualified eighth at Sears Point Raceway finishing the race in tenth place.[4] For 2002 Schiavo competed a partial Star Mazda season in combination with a full season in USF2000. In Star Mazda, Schiavo scored his first podium, at Road Atlanta.[5] An eighth place was his best result in USF2000.[6]

The following year, 2003, Schiavo made a title assault in Star Mazda. The Venezuelan won four races in the final season for the 'old' aluminium tube chassis Star Mazda car. Schiavo finished in the top five in eight out of nine races securing the titel. Failing to step up to the Atlantic Championship Schiavo returned to Star Mazda in 2004, now in the new carbon fiber monocoque chassis. The talented driver won the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and secured a fifth place in the series standings. For 2005 Schiavo ran a partial Star Mazda schedule. He ran the first four races of the season not scoring any significant results. Schiavo also tested a Lola B02/00 Champ Car prepared by Dale Coyne Racing. At Putnam Park Raceway Schiavo beat the team's previous best time at the track.[7]

Brooks Associates Racing announced Schiavo as one of their drivers for the 2006 Atlantic Championship season.[8] However, after three races the deal ended and Schiavo was left without a race seat. Schiavo had just scored his season best result of eleventh place at the Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey. After not racing in 2007 EuroInternational signed the driver for most of the 2008 Atlantic Championship season. Schiavo scored his best result at the season finale. In a seventeen car strong field Schiavo ended in seventh place.[9]

However, as Champ Car had ceased its operation after the merger with IndyCar, Schiavo was left without a focus. The Venezuelan returned to his home country and was the promoter for the Rotax Max Challenge Venezuela.[10] In 2011 he won the Rotax Max Challenge Venezuela in the DD2 Senior class.[11] After moving to Miami in 2012, Schiavo was a regular competitor in the Florida Winter Tour. He won Winter Tour championships in the Rotax DD2 Masters and Rotax Masters classes.

PersonalEdit

Schiavo first attended the University of St. Thomas (Texas) earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2002. In 2006 Schiavo earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary. In 2014 Schiavo was living in Miami with his wife and one daughter.[12]

Complete motorsports resultsEdit

American Open-Wheel racing resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest race lap)

Star Mazda ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2001 Racers Edge Motorsports  
TEX
 
SEB
 
SON
10
 
POR
37
 
MOS
10
 
LS1
38
 
ATL
4
 
LS2
41
??? ???
2002 Racers Edge Motorsports  
SEB
 
SON
 
PPI
 
MDO
 
ROA
7
 
WAS
20
 
MOS
 
LAG
29
 
ATL
2
20th 111
2003 Racers Edge Motorsports  
SEB
14
 
NAZ
4
 
LS1
1
 
ATL1
3
 
SON
1
 
MOS
1
 
ROA
2
 
LS2
4
 
ATL2
1
1st 349
2004 Racers Edge Motorsports  
SEB
10
 
MDO
7
 
LRP
24
 
SON
7
 
POR
22
 
MOS
16
 
ROA
5
 
ATL
2
 
PIR
12
 
LAG
1
5th 273
2005 Team HASA Racing  
SEB
4
 
ATL1
6
 
MDO
46
 
MON
40
 
PPR
 
SON1
 
SON2
 
POR
 
RAM
 
MOS
 
ATL2
 
LAG
33rd 66

USF2000 National ChampionshipEdit

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Points
2002 Roquin Motorsports  
SEB1
8
 
SEB2
10
 
MOS1
18
 
MOS2
12
 
IRP
17
 
MIL1
10
 
MIL2
13
 
MDO
13
 
ROA1
 
ROA2
 
VIR1
 
VIR2
15th 62

Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2006 Brooks Associates Racing  
LBH
15
 
HOU
26
 
MTY
11
 
POR
 
CLE1
 
CLE2
 
TOR
 
EDM
 
SJO
 
DEN
 
MTL
 
ROA
28th 16
2008 EuroInternational  
LBH
18
 
LS
18
 
MTT
DNS
 
EDM1
16
 
EDM2
14
 
ROA1
10
 
ROA2
12
 
TRR
16
 
NJ
 
UTA
 
ATL
7
20th 60

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003 North American Championship Driver" (PDF). Star Mazda. Archived from the original on August 21, 2003. Retrieved 27 March 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ "Rounds 1 & 2, - November 6 & 7, 1999". Skip Barber. Archived from the original on August 17, 2000. Retrieved 27 March 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ "2000 Formula Dodge Southern Race Series Point Standings". Skip Barber. Archived from the original on August 17, 2000. Retrieved 27 March 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ "2001 Results - Star Mazda Series - North American Series". Pro Mazda. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  5. ^ "LUIS SCHIAVO - OVERALL START/FINISH POSITIONS (CLASS POSITIONS NOT SHOWN)". Pro Mazda. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  6. ^ "LUIS SCHIAVO - OVERALL START/FINISH POSITIONS (CLASS POSITIONS NOT SHOWN)". USF2000. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Luis Schiavo Putnam test wrap-up". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Brooks sign Mazda graduate Schiavo". Crash.net. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Luis Schiavo". ChampCarStats. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Luis Schiavo". LinkedIn. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Luis Schiavo". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  12. ^ "eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – February 2014 – Luis Schiavo". eKartingNews.com. Retrieved 27 March 2016.