Ricardo Divila, Formula One designer and SUPER GT engineer, passed away on April 25.
Ricardo Divila began working for Nissan / NISMO as an engineer on the 1999 Le Mans 24-Hour project. From there, he took up a track engineer position with Nissan Teams and NISMO in SUPER GT, where he exerted considerable influence on NISMO’s racing engineering and activities.
After returning to Europe from Japan, Divila, a Brazilian national, performed an engineering support role across NISMO’s various racing activities, and contributed to the success of the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 race car in Europe. He also worked as a vehicle engineer in LMP2 where NISMO supplied engines, contributing to many wins.
Nissan and NISMO would like to express our great fondness and respect for Ricardo. He was a skilled and passionate race engineer with a warm personality, who always had time for his team and drivers.
We have shared below some of our favourite images and memories of Ricardo, mostly at trackside, where he loved to be. Rest in peace, Ricardo.