Born in Florence in 1978, Simone is a hill climb champion and Marangoni team driver. Stimulated by his father’s passion, he debuted at the tender age of eighteen in the Italian Hill Climb Championships. He immediately proved he had the right stuff by winning the Group N 2000 Italian Cup.
Three years later Simone routed the competition and in class CN3 racked up 9 victories and 1 second place out of 10 races. From that moment on he’s not just been a promise, but rather a certainty on the national and European hill climb scene. This was proven the following year when, despite moving up to category CN4 and despite being the youngest driver to take part in the Italian Hill Climb Championships with a sport prototype vehicle, he only narrowly missed out on the overall win. He didn’t fail in 2002 though, in a triumphal march that saw him become the youngest Italian champion in the history of the competition.
The following year he repeated his domination in the Italian championships and very nearly repeated the feat in the European Championships on his debut. In 2004 he became the official Osella driver and began his adventure alongside Marangoni: he once again won the Italian Hill Climb Championships.
The following year he also triumphed in the European Championships and, in 2006, he became team manager and celebrated the Faggioli Team with another Italian title. Success then continued until he won the European title
in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and the Italian titles in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. CSAI also
awarded Simone Faggioli the 'Volante d'Oro 2010’ (Golden Steering Wheel), the
most sought-after Italian motoring prize, given only to the leading players in
the automotive industry.