Fulvio Ballabio

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Fulvio Ballabio (born 8 October 1954) is a race car driver born in Milan, Italy. He raced in Formula Two in 1983, in Formula 3000 in 1986 and 6 starts in CART from 1987 to 1989 for Dick Simon Racing and Dale Coyne Racing. More recently he drove in two races of the 2004 Formula X Sport Series.

In 1983 he started the Monte Carlo Automobile car manufacturer.

In 1989, he designed the "Montecarlo GTB Centenaire", a SuperCar, built of carbon fiber, the idea came from Lamborghini Countach Evoluzione (first car in the world made in carbon fiber completed in 1986). The engine, a V12 Biturbo with 720 horsepower, was modified by Carlo Chiti, who used to work for Alfa Romeo. The company, "Monte Carlo Automobile" was based in Fontvieille, Monaco. Originally the project was make 100 supercars, but the project failed because of no request on this project and only 5 cars were made in the initial period, including the spider car named "Beau Rivage". [1]

In 2005 he started as Montecarlo Automobile the collaboration with FIA/ACI/CSAI in the challenge of car powered by green energy from the street legal ALA 50 presented in 2008 powered by Methane and LPG and the Quadrifuel "Carlo Chiti" powered by Methane, Ethanol fuel, LPG and gasoline with which got the podium in the Methane class of FIA Alternative Energies Cup to the Montecarlo/BRC W 12 powered by LPG.

25 March 2012, Montecarlo/BRC competed in the 4 hours of international endurance race of Monza getting the eighth position among other car powered by gasoline like Ferrari 458, Lamborghini, Porsche, Chevrolet Corvette.

Racing record[edit]

Complete European Formula Two Championship results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts
1983 Merzario Team Srl Merzario M28 BMW SIL
Ret
THR
Ret
HOC
14
NÜR
Ret
16th 3
Ecurie Armagnac Bigarre Nogaro AGS JH19 VAL
Ret
PAU
7
JAR
12
DON
Ret
MIS
5
PER
9
ZOL
NC
MUG
6

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

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

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1985 Lola Motorsport Lola T950 Cosworth SIL
THR
EST
VAL
PAU
SPA
DIJ
PER
ZEL
ZAN
DON
14
0
1986 Ecurie Monaco Monte Carlo 001 Cosworth SIL
VAL
PAU
SPA
IMO
DNQ
0
March 85B MUG
DNP
PER
ZEL
BIR
BUG
JAR

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1986 Germany Obermaier Racing Team Germany Jürgen Lässig
United Kingdom Dudley Wood
Porsche 956 C1 345 5th 5th

PPG IndyCar World Series[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1987 Dick Simon Racing LBH
PHX
INDY
MIL
POR
MEA
CLE
TOR
MCH
POC
ROA
MDO
NAZ
LAG
MIA
26
48th 0
1988 Dick Simon Racing PHX
LBH
25
INDY
MIL
POR
CLE
TOR
MEA
MCH
POC
MDO
17
ROA
DSQ
NAZ
LAG
MIA
39th 0
1989 Dale Coyne Racing PHX
LBH
21
INDY
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
POC
MDO
18
ROA
DNQ
NAZ
LAG
46th 0
1990 Dale Coyne Racing PHX
LBH
INDY
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
MEA
TOR
MCH
DEN
VAN
MDO
ROA
NAZ
LAG
DNQ
NC -

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Article of Auto Capital monthly magazine, March 1991

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