Andrea Montermini

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Andrea Montermini
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Montermini at the Brands Hatch round of the 2014 Blancpain Sprint Series season.
Born (1964-05-30) 30 May 1964 (age 50)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 19941996
Teams Simtek, Pacific, Forti
Races 29 (20 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1994 Spanish Grand Prix
Last race 1996 German Grand Prix

Andrea Montermini (born 30 May 1964 in Sassuolo[1]) is a racing driver from Italy.

Career[edit]

Montermini raced in Formula 3 in 1989, taking second place in the Monaco GP support race and 4th in the Italian F3 Championship. He then moved up to Formula 3000, racing for three season before finally taking second place in the 1992 season, winning three rounds while driving for the Il Barone Rampante team.

Montermini driving for Pacific Racing at the 1995 British Grand Prix.
Montermining driving for Forti at the 1996 San Marino Grand Prix.

He participated in 29 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on May 29, 1994 for Simtek, replacing Roland Ratzenberger, who had been killed during practice for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Montermini himself crashed heavily in practice for the 1994 Spanish Grand Prix, breaking his left heel and his right foot. He returned to F1 the next season, with the Pacific Grand Prix team, and drove for Forti in 1996 alongside countryman Luca Badoer until the team folded. Montermini was also to be rumored as a test driver for the MasterCard Lola team, but it folded after one race in 1997, ending his F1 career. He scored no championship points, but none of the teams he raced for ever did. According to the F1 Rejects website, Montermini drove for what became known as the "mid-90s reject team triumvirate."

He competed in the American Champ Car series three different seasons: 1993-1994 and 1999. He scored a remarkable 4th place at Detroit in his first season, driving for the underfunded Euromotorsport team. In 1999 he drove a few events for Dan Gurney in Gurney's last season of team ownership. When others such as Alex Barron, Gualter Salles and Raul Boesel were replaced, he filled in and scored a best finish of 11th in Vancouver.

He raced in the 2001 24 Hours of Daytona, but has primarily raced in the FIA GT Championship, mostly in Ferrari cars. He has taken 2 class wins and 4 further class podiums. In 2006 he has occasionally raced alongside Jarek Janis and Sascha Bert in a Saleen ran by the Zakspeed team. In 2007 he won the International GT Open's GTA class, driving a Ferrari 430 for Scuderia Playteam alongside co-champion Michele Maceratesi, the duo becoming overall champions the following season. He won a second overall championship title in 2013.[2]

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
1990 Madgwick International DON
Ret
SIL
4
PAU
Ret
JER
3
MNZ
Ret
PER
Ret
HOC
Ret
BRH
Ret
BIR
9
BUG
2
NOG
Ret
8th 13
1991 3001 International VAL
Ret
PAU
Ret
JER
3
MUG
11
PER
10
HOC
Ret
BRH
10
SPA
Ret
BUG
3
NOG
Ret
10th 8
1992 Il Barone Rampante SIL
Ret
PAU
Ret
CAT
1
PER
3
HOC
9
NÜR
Ret
2nd 34
Forti Corse SPA
1
ALB
1
NOG
4
MAG
Ret

American open wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
1993 Euromotorsport Lola T92/00 Chevrolet 265A SRF
Ret
PHX LBH INDY
MIL DET
4
POR CLE TOR
Ret
MIS NHM ROA VAN
Ret
MDO NZR LS 18th 12
1994 Payton/Coyne Lola T93/00 Ford XB SRF
DNS
PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR 24th 10
King Lola T94/00 Ford XB CLE
16
TOR
7
MIS MDO NHM VAN ROA NZR
Project Indy Lola T93/00 Ford XB LS
9
1999 All American Racers Eagle 997 Toyota RV8D MIA MOT LBH NZR RIO STL MIL POR CLE ROA TOR MIS DET MDO CHI VAN
11
LS
Ret
HOU
Ret
SRF
Ret
FON 31st 2

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 17 WDC Points
1994 MTV Simtek Ford Simtek S941 Ford HBD 6 3.5 V8 BRA
PAC
SMR
MON
ESP
DNQ
CAN
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
EUR
JPN
AUS
NC 0
1995 Pacific Grand Prix Pacific PR02 Ford ED 3.0 V8 BRA
9
ARG
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
DNS
MON
DSQ
CAN
Ret
FRA
NC
GBR
Ret
GER
8
HUN
12
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
Ret
EUR
Ret
PAC
Ret
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
NC 0
1996 Forti Grand Prix Forti FG01B Ford Zetec-R 3.0 V8 AUS
DNQ
BRA
Ret
ARG
10
EUR
DNQ
SMR
DNQ
NC 0
Forti FG03 MON
DNS
ESP
DNQ
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
DNQ
GER
DNP
HUN
BEL
ITA
POR
JPN

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1998 Japan Nissan Motorsports
United Kingdom TWR
Netherlands Jan Lammers
France Érik Comas
Nissan R390 GT1 GT1 342 6th 6th
1999 France Courage Compétition Italy Alex Caffi
Italy Domenico Schiattarella
Courage C52-Nissan LMP 342 6th 5th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Richard. "The World Championship drivers - Where are they now?". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Interview with the 2013 Champion: Andrea Montermini, the evergreen". International GT Open. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Joël Camathias
Richard Lietz
International GT Open champion
2008
with Michele Maceratesi
Succeeded by
Joël Camathias
Marcel Fässler
Preceded by
Federico Leo
Gianmaria Bruni
International GT Open champion
2013
Succeeded by
Incumbent