Milosh Pavlovich

Milosh Pavlovich

Serbian racing driver
Date of Birth: 08.10.1982
Country: Serbia

Content:
  1. Racing History
  2. International Success
  3. Transition to Formula Racing
  4. Formula Racing Career
  5. GP2 and FIA Formula 2

Racing History

Miloš Pavlović's racing career began in the summer of 1991 at the age of 9. Within a year, he became a double Yugoslav karting champion. With a desire to showcase his talent on the international stage, he moved to Italy in 1993, where karting was most developed. In his first season, Miloš became the regional champion of Italy and earned second place in the Winter Cup. In 1994, he became the vice-champion of Europe in Braga, Portugal, where he set a track record and won all qualifying races and the pre-final. This performance caught the attention of the popular karting magazine "Vroom," which published an article about him, nicknaming him "Magnificent Miloš."

International Success

Miloš Pavlović gained international motorsport fame in 1996 when he became the youngest winner in the history of the "Ayrton Senna Trophy" race in Japan. In this race, he defeated renowned drivers such as Giorgio Pantano and Jenson Button, earning the applause of 30,000 spectators. This victory was particularly significant to Miloš, who considered it the most valuable and challenging win of his career. His achievements drew the attention of Mauro Villa, a renowned engineer from Rotax, who predicted a bright future for the young racer.

Transition to Formula Racing

In 1997, Miloš Pavlović received an invitation from the International Automobile Federation (FIA) to participate in a race in Paris, where top karting drivers competed against Formula 1 pilots. Throughout 1997 and 1998, Miloš tested different formula series and completed Jim Russell Racing Drivers School in England. In 1999, he competed in the British Formula Vauxhall Championship, where he earned two pole positions, two wins, and three podium finishes. However, gearbox issues in the Trac Mon race caused him to lose his championship title, finishing the season in fourth place.

Formula Racing Career

In 2000, Miloš Pavlović moved to the British Formula 3 Championship with a debutant team and a new Opel-Speiss engine. Despite facing challenges, the team couldn't provide the necessary support, and Miloš struggled to finish races. In 2002, he joined the Italian Formula 3 Championship with Target Racing, a team that allowed him to compete for the title. Miloš convincingly won the championship with five pole positions, five wins, and three second-place finishes. His outstanding performance earned him a super-license to participate in Formula 1.

GP2 and FIA Formula 2

From 2005 to 2007, Miloš Pavlović aimed to reach Formula 1 but faced financial constraints, leading him to switch teams frequently. In 2007, his abilities shone through, as he finished on the podium in every race of the season. He earned 96 points and secured third place in his final year in the series. In 2008, Miloš joined BCN Competicion for the GP2 season but was released from the team after six races in favor of Carlos Iaconelli. He then transitioned to the revitalized FIA Formula 2 series in 2009, racing under the number 25.

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