Affonso Giaffone

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Affonso Giaffone (born April 6, 1968, Santos, Brazil), is a former driver in the Indy Racing League. His family has closed relation with auto racing; he is a cousin of Felipe Giaffone, an ex-IRL driver, and a cousin-in-law of Rubens Barrichello. His father Affonso Giaffone Filho was also a racecar driver.

He raced in the 1996–1997 season with eight career starts, including the 1997 Indianapolis 500.[1] His best career finish was in fourth position at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1997. Before the IRL he finished third in the 1995 Indy Lights championship behind Greg Moore and Robbie Buhl. He was the 1991 Formula Three Sudamericana Champion with five victories.

Motorsports Career Results[edit]

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1995 Brian Stewart Racing MIA
8
PHX
5
LBH
25
NAZ
2
MIL
2
DET
5
POR
2
TOR
4
CLE
23
NHA
6
VAN
4
LS
2
3rd 122

Indy Racing League[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
1996-1997 Team Scandia United States
NHM
United States
LVS
10
United States
WDW
              16th 159
Chitwood Motorsports       United States
PHX
13
United States
IND
32
United States
TXS
20
United States
PPI
9
United States
CLT
4
United States
NH2
18
United States
LV2
15
1998 Team Coulson United States
WDW
DNQ
United States
PHX
United States
INDY
United States
TXS
United States
NHM
United States
DOV
United States
CLT
United States
PPI
United States
ATL
United States
TX2
United States
LVS
NC -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996–1997 IndyCar Series Point Standings". Indy Racing League. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Christian Fittipaldi
Formula Three Sudamericana Champion
1991
Succeeded by
Marcos Gueiros