Davide De Gobbi comes from Italy, owning over 20 years experience in motorsports management area. He was voted “Promoter of the year” by Auto News in 2012 and was featured the cover story for Auto NEWS 2013 April issue.
In Italy, Davide has worked in the Top F3 team Prema Power for nearly 10 years, from the team engineer to technical director and the team manager, he has accumulated rich experience of racing and management. At the same time he served as driver coach and driver headhunter in Toyota F1 Academy, the coach of Robert Kubica , Kamui Kobayashi and Kazuki Nakajima. He could have landed a more senior position in F1, but he chose to come to China, developing the China’s motorsport business.
Davide started to contact China's motorsport market in 2004, later then he came to China as technical director, lead the Chinses team in the Asian Formula Renault to win the driver and team champion many times. Founding Topspeed Limited Shanghai, Davide started working on motorsport events and culture promotion. He helped VW Scirocco, Ferrari, Lamborghini to imported their one-make event brand and developed to be the models of China racing. Davide also worked on the top driving course, like Ferrari Corso Pilota, Lamborghini Driving Academia, Pure McLaren etc.
Davide’s biggest hope is one day to send the Chinese drivers to F1 podium.