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personalia

Italian
23 December 1956
25 April 2001 (44)
Bertrand Gachot (23 December 1962)

statistics

5 (2.3%)
23 (10.7%)
2 (0.9%)
0 (0%)
1st
14
215
194
186.5 (0.9 points per race avg)
113 (52.6%)
1981 San Marino Grand Prix
1994 Australian Grand Prix

about Michele Alboreto

Michele Alboreto (23 December 1956 – 25 April 2001) was an Italian racing driver. He was runner up to Alain Prost in the 1985 Formula One World Championship, as well as winning the 1997 24 Hours of Le Mans and 2001 12 Hours of Sebring sports car races. Alboreto competed in Formula One from 1981 until 1994, racing for a number of teams, including five seasons (1984–88) for Ferrari.

The Italian's career in motorsport began in 1976, racing a car he and a number of his friends had built in the Formula Monza series. The car, however, achieved very little success and two years later Alboreto moved up to Formula Three. Wins in the Italian Formula Three championship and a European Formula Three Championship crown in 1980 paved the way for the Italian's entrance into Formula One with the Tyrrell team.

Two wins, the first in the final round of the 1982 season in Las Vegas, and the second a year later in Detroit, earned him a place with the Ferrari team. Alboreto took three wins for the Italian team and challenged Alain Prost for the 1985 Championship, eventually losing out by 20 points. The following three seasons were less successful, however, and at the end of the 1988 campaign, the Italian left Ferrari and re-signed with his former employers Tyrrell, where he stayed until joining Larrousse mid-way through 1989.

Further seasons with Footwork, Scuderia Italia and Minardi followed during the tail end of his F1 career. In 1995, Alboreto moved on to sportscars and a year later the American IndyCar series. He took his final major victories, the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours and 2001 Sebring 12 Hours, with German manufacturers Porsche and Audi respectively. In 2001, a month after his Sebring victory, he was killed testing an Audi R8 at the Lausitzring in Germany.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 1982 Caesars Palace Grand Prix round 16 Tyrrell
2 1983 Detroit Grand Prix round 7 Tyrrell
3 1984 Belgian Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
4 1985 Canadian Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
5 1985 German Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1984 Belgian Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
2 1985 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari

teams & teammates

season teammate
1981 Eddie Cheever
Kevin Cogan
Ricardo Zunino
Tyrrell compare 1981
1982 Slim Borgudd
Brian Henton
Tyrrell compare 1982
1983 Danny Sullivan
Tyrrell compare 1983
1984 René Arnoux
Ferrari compare 1984
1985 René Arnoux
Stefan Johansson
Ferrari compare 1985
1986 Stefan Johansson
Ferrari compare 1986
1987 Gerhard Berger
Ferrari compare 1987
1988 Gerhard Berger
Ferrari compare 1988
1989 Jonathan Palmer
Jean Alesi
Johnny Herbert
Philippe Alliot
Yannick Dalmas
Éric Bernard
Tyrrell compare 1989
1990 Bernd Schneider
Alex Caffi
Arrows compare 1990
1991 Alex Caffi
Stefan Johansson
Footwork compare 1991
1992 Aguri Suzuki
Footwork compare 1992
1993 Luca Badoer
Lola compare 1993
1994 Pierluigi Martini
Minardi compare 1994

news

Michele Alboreto was not someone who became interested in racing only once he was involved. He was like you or I – a pure fan – long before he became a driver, and each year he’d make the 45min journey from home in Milan to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. In 1970, he was left tearful on witnessing Jochen Rindt’s fatal accident in practice, then felt the exhilaration 24 hours later as ...

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