Andrea Chiesa

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Andrea Chiesa
Born (1964-05-06) 6 May 1964 (age 50)
Milan, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Switzerland Swiss
Active years 1992
Teams Fondmetal
Races 10 (3 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1992 South African Grand Prix
Last race 1992 German Grand Prix

Andrea Chiesa (born in Milan, Italy on 6 May 1964) is a former Formula One driver from Switzerland. He participated in 10 Grands Prix, debuting on 1 March 1992.

Career[edit]

Chiesa during the Thursday practice session for the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix.

Chiesa began racing in 1980 with karts, and continued to cars in 1985, competing in Italian Formula 3 and Formula 3000. In 1992, he progressed to Formula One and raced with the Fondmetal team. However, he qualified for only three grands prix out of ten, and scored no championship points after retiring from each race. After the German GP, the team replaced him with Eric van de Poele. After Formula One, Chiesa returned to kart racing and touring cars for several years.

He currently drives GT cars. In 2007, he raced for Speedy Racing in a Spyker C8 GT2 car in LeMans Series. In April 2009, racing squad Swiss Team announced they would be fielding a Maserati Quattroporte in the Italian Superstars touring car series with Chiesa as a driver.[1]

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1988 CoBRa Motorsports JER
DNQ
VAL
Ret
PAU
Ret
SIL
15
MNZ
6
PER
10
BRH
8
BIR
Ret
BUG
DNQ
ZOL
13
DIJ
DNS
20th 1
1989 Roni Motorsport SIL
11
VAL
2
PAU
Ret
JER
Ret
PER
1
BRH
Ret
BIR
13
SPA
17
BUG
Ret
DIJ
Ret
6th 15
1990 Paul Stewart Racing DON
2
SIL
Ret
PAU
Ret
JER
5
MNZ
7
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
BRH
5
BIR
2
BUG
5
NOG
Ret
7th 18
1991 Apomatox VAL
Ret
PAU
Ret
JER
9
MUG
DNQ
PER
Ret
HOC
10
BRH
14
SPA
13
BUG
NOG
NC 0

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
1992 Fondmetal F1 SpA Fondmetal GR01 Ford HB 3.5 L V8 RSA
DNQ
MEX
Ret
BRA
DNQ
ESP
Ret
SMR
DNQ
MON
DNQ
CAN
DNQ
GER
DNQ
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
JPN
AUS
NC 0
Fondmetal GR02 Ford HB 3.5 L V8 FRA
Ret
GBR
DNQ

American Open Wheel[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1993 Euromotorsport Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
NHM
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
United States
MDO
United States
NZR
United States
LS
50th 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2007 Netherlands Spyker Squadron Italy Andrea Belicchi
Italy Alex Caffi
Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R GT2 145 DNF DNF
2008 Switzerland Speedy Racing Team Switzerland Iradj Alexander
Switzerland Benjamin Leuenberger
Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R GT2 72 DNF DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ AutoBlog Swiss Team takes Maserati Quattroporte to the track in Superstar Series. 13 April 2009.

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