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Jean Alesi


11 June 1964 (56)
Jackie Stewart (11 June 1939)
Bob Evans (11 June 1947)
Tom Pryce (11 June 1949)


1 (0.5%)
32 (15.8%)
2 (1%)
0 (0%)
1st (1995 Canadian Grand Prix)
241 (1.2 points per race avg)
92 ) (1.9%)
0 (0%)
83 (41.1%)
1989 French Grand Prix
2001 Japanese Grand Prix

about Jean Alesi

Jean Alesi (born Giovanni Alesi; 11 June 1964) is a French racing driver of Italian origin. His father, Franco, was a mechanic from Alcamo, Sicily, and his mother was from Riesi.

After successes in the minor categories, notably winning the 1989 Formula 3000 Championship, his Formula One career included spells at Tyrrell, Benetton, Sauber, Prost, Jordan and Ferrari, where he proved very popular among the tifosi. During his spell at Ferrari from 1991 to 1995, his aggressive driving style, combined with the use of the number 27 on his car, led some journalists, and the tifosi, to compare him to Gilles Villeneuve and he won the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, but this proved to be the only win of his Formula One career. During his time in Formula One, Alesi was particularly good in the wet, and was a mercurial and passionate racer, whose emotions sometimes got the better of him.

After leaving Formula One, from 2002 to 2006 Alesi raced in the DTM championship, winning some races, and his best result was a fifth place in the drivers' championship. He raced in the Speedcar Series in 2008 and 2009, and raced at Le Mans in 2010. He raced in the Indianapolis 500 in 2012 and became the oldest professional driver to perform the rookie test for admission to the competition. For several years he was also a commentator for the Italian TV show Pole Position. In 2006 Alesi was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.

source: Wikipedia


1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,

finishing positions

grid positions


# event constructor
1 1995 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1994 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
2 1997 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Benetton

teams & teammates

season teammate
1989 Michele Alboreto
Jonathan Palmer
Johnny Herbert
Tyrrell compare 1989
1990 Satoru Nakajima
Tyrrell compare 1990
1991 Alain Prost
Gianni Morbidelli
Ferrari compare 1991
1992 Ivan Capelli
Nicola Larini
Ferrari compare 1992
1993 Gerhard Berger
Ferrari compare 1993
1994 Gerhard Berger
Nicola Larini
Ferrari compare 1994
1995 Gerhard Berger
Ferrari compare 1995
1996 Gerhard Berger
Benetton compare 1996
1997 Gerhard Berger
Alexander Wurz
Benetton compare 1997
1998 Johnny Herbert
Sauber compare 1998
1999 Pedro Diniz
Sauber compare 1999
2000 Nick Heidfeld
Prost compare 2000
2001 Gastón Mazzacane
Luciano Burti
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Tomáš Enge
Jarno Trulli
Ricardo Zonta
Prost compare 2001


Driving the number 27 Ferrari made famous by Gilles Villeneuve, at the circuit named after the country's fallen hero, Alesi finally delivered a win after years of frustrating near misses in F1. To cap it all, it came on his birthday too.<br>But as was so typical of his career, the afternoon in Montreal in 1995 was not a straightforward affair. It was one full of challenges, frustrations, emotional ...

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In the F2 sprint race at Sochi, Jack Aitken and Nikita Mazepin collided while travelling across the run-off area at Turn 2 on the first lap, triggering major contact with the barriers for Nobuharu Matsushita.<br>Mazepin was deemed to be at fault by the stewards, and subsequently received a 15-place grid penalty for the next race in Abu Dhabi.<br>The incident came just a few weeks after the F2 ...

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Alesi actually signed a deal to drive for Williams for ‘91, which would have placed him at the team ahead of one of its most dominant periods. But, after a protracted contractual wrangle featuring some of the sport’s biggest names, he never drove for the British team, and signed for Ferrari instead – where he would struggle with unreliable machinery and only score one grand prix win.<br>Big ...

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Thirty years ago Jean Alesi established himself as the most exciting driver of his time, announcing his presence on the Grand Prix grid with an astounding F1 debut with the Tyrrell team at Paul Ricard. With legendary talent spotters Eddie Jordan and Ken Tyrrell behind him, Alesi became the hottest prospect on the grand prix grid at the start of the Nineties.<br>When asked to reflect on it all ...

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