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Jean Alesi, F1 driver


11 June 1964 (59)
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1st (1995 Canadian Grand Prix)
241 (1.2 points per race avg)
92 (1.9%)
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83 (41.1%)
1989 French Grand Prix
2001 Japanese Grand Prix
1995 Canadian 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.

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

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wins Jean Alesi

# event constructor
1 1995 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari

pole positions Jean Alesi

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

teams & teammates Jean Alesi

season teammate
1989 Jonathan Palmer
Michele Alboreto
Johnny Herbert
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1990 Satoru Nakajima
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1991 Alain Prost
Gianni Morbidelli
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1992 Ivan Capelli
Nicola Larini
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1993 Gerhard Berger
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1994 Gerhard Berger
Nicola Larini
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1995 Gerhard Berger
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1996 Gerhard Berger
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1997 Gerhard Berger
Alexander Wurz
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1998 Johnny Herbert
Sauber compare 1998
1999 Pedro Diniz
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2000 Nick Heidfeld
Prost compare 2000
2001 Gastón Mazzacane
Luciano Burti
Tomáš Enge
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Jarno Trulli
Ricardo Zonta
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Having qualified only sixth, Ferrari’s Jean Alesi didn’t much look like a contender for victory when he made an awful getaway and made matters worse by spinning at Turn 1, narrowly missing his team-mate Gerhard Berger but succeeding in causing a chain-reaction crash behind him – Tyrrell’s Mika Salo being rear-ended by a flying Luca Badoer (Minardi). Ligier’s Olivier Panis went off on the ...

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The French GP slips off the schedule this year, after a four-year return to the calendar at Paul Ricard from 2018-2022, that could mean another lengthy spell on the sidelines.
It was previously dormant from 2009-2017 after an 18-year run at Magny-Cours, which took over from Ricard in 1991 due to political reasons.
Former Tyrrell, Ferrari, Benetton, Sauber, Prost and Jordan F1 racer Alesi ...

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Already a successful entrant of other people?s cars, Ken Tyrrell became a Formula 1 constructor at the end of 1970. By the time his team closed its doors at the end of 1998, after being bought by British American Tobacco, Tyrrell had racked up 23 world championship grand prix victories, two drivers? titles and a constructors? crown.
While much of that success came in the team?s early ...

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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.
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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Observed from an angle slightly above and behind the rear wing, the video offered a unique perspective of an F1 car being pushed to its limit around the Monte Carlo streets.
As Alesi darted through the iconic corners, and blasted through the tunnel, the sensation of speed accompanied to the sound of the 3-litre flat 12 engine, demonstrated the magic of a racing car in a fresh way.
In fact ...

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Ayrton Senna is perplexed. He?s just won the 1990 United States Grand Prix but has been surprised by the fighting spirit of young Tyrrell racer Jean Alesi, who had the impudence to repass him after what was supposed to be the winning overtaking move in a vastly-superior car on better tyres.

Not only did it mean he had to pass Alesi again on the following lap, even then the upstart almost ...

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Arnoux was scheduled to contest the event in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic led to its postponement to this year.
The delay has allowed German entrant Methusalem Racing team to get Alesi on board as well.
The former Ferrari works drivers will take part in the Serie F event, for 3-litre F1 cars from the 1973-76 era.
Arnoux raced in the Monaco GP on 10 occasions between 1979 and 1989 ...

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Alesi Snr first tested a Ferrari 641 in November 1990, before an action-packed, five-year F1 career with the Scuderia. Son Giuliano, who has been racing in FIA Formula 2 for the past two seasons, got his first F1 run in a 2018-spec SF71H ? sporting the same number 28 that his dad used in his inaugural season at Ferrari in 1991.
?It came as a surprise to me, I cannot believe he looked into ...

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Alesi Sr first tested a Ferrari 641 in November 1990, and his son got his chance in a 2018-spec SF71H ? sporting the same number, 28, that his dad used in that test and his inaugural season at Ferrari in 1991.

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