Mauro Baldi

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Mauro Baldi
Mauro Baldi 1982.jpg
Born (1954-01-31) 31 January 1954 (age 60)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 19821985
Teams Arrows, Alfa Romeo, Spirit
Races 41 (36 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 5
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1982 South African Grand Prix
Last race 1985 San Marino Grand Prix

Mauro Baldi (born January 31, 1954 in Reggio Emilia) is an Italian former Formula One driver who raced for the Arrows, Alfa Romeo and Spirit teams.

He started his career in rallying in 1972 and turned to circuit racing in 1975 with the Italian Renault 5 Cup. By 1980 he had become a top Formula 3 driver, winning the Monaco F3 Grand Prix and the 1981 European Formula 3 Championship with eight victories. In 1982 he signed to drive for Arrows before moving to Alfa Romeo in 1983, scoring a fifth place in Zandvoort. When Benetton became Alfa Romeo's team sponsor in 1984, Baldi lost his drive, and joined the underfunded Spirit team until 1985.

After retiring from Formula One he went to enjoy a successful career in sports car racing, driving for the works Martini-Lancia team in 1984 and 1985. In 1986, he switched to a Porsche 956 from Richard Lloyd Racing's outfit, returning to a works drive in 1988 with the Sauber-Mercedes team, with whom Baldi won the 1990 FIA World Sports Prototype Championship for Drivers, sharing the car with Jean-Louis Schlesser. In 1991 and 1992 he was a driver for Peugeot. He had a brief return to F1, doing most of the test driving for the Modena Lambo project.

Returning to sports cars, he won the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1994, sharing the "road-going" Dauer 962 Le Mans (a modified Porsche 962) with Yannick Dalmas and Hurley Haywood. He also won the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, both in 1998 with Arie Luyendyk and Didier Theys.


Racing record[edit]

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
1982 Arrows Racing Team Arrows A4 Cosworth V8 RSA
DNQ
BRA
10
USW
DNQ
SMR
BEL
NC
MON
DNQ
DET
Ret
CAN
8
NED
6
GBR
9
FRA
Ret
GER
Ret
AUT
6
SUI
DNQ
CPL
11
25th 2
Arrows A5 ITA
12
1983 Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 183T Alfa Romeo V8 BRA
Ret
USW
Ret
FRA
Ret
SMR
10
MON
6
BEL
Ret
DET
12
CAN
10
GBR
7
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
5
ITA
Ret
EUR
Ret
RSA
Ret
16th 3
1984 Spirit Racing Spirit 101 Hart Straight-4 BRA
Ret
RSA
8
BEL
Ret
SMR
8
FRA
Ret
MON
DNQ
CAN
DET
DAL
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
EUR
8
POR
15
NC 0
1985 Spirit Enterprises Ltd. Spirit 101D Hart Straight-4 BRA
Ret
POR
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
CAN
DET
FRA
GBR
GER
AUT
NED
ITA
BEL
EUR
RSA
AUS
NC 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1984 Italy Martini Racing Italy Paolo Barilla
Germany Hans Heyer
Lancia LC2-Ferrari C1 275 DNF DNF
1985 Italy Martini Lancia France Henri Pescarolo Lancia LC2-Ferrari C1 358 7th 7th
1986 United Kingdom Liqui Moly Equipe United States Price Cobb
United States Rob Dyson
Porsche 956 GTi C1 318 9th 7th
1988 Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom James Weaver
Germany Jochen Mass
Sauber C9-Mercedes C1 - DNS DNS
1989 Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom Kenny Acheson
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli
Sauber C9-Mercedes C1 384 2nd 2nd
1991 France Peugeot Talbot Sport France Philippe Alliot
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Peugeot 905 C1 22 DNF DNF
1992 France Peugeot Talbot Sport France Philippe Alliot
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Peugeot 905 Evo 1B C1 345 3rd 3rd
1993 France Peugeot Talbot Sport France Philippe Alliot
France Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Peugeot 905 Evo 1B C1 367 3rd 3rd
1994 Germany Le Mans Porsche Team
Germany Joest Racing
France Yannick Dalmas
United States Hurley Haywood
Dauer 962 Le Mans GT1 344 1st 1st
1997 Germany Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
United Kingdom Robert Nearn
Porsche 911 GT1 GT1 138 DNF DNF
1998 Italy Moretti Racing Italy Gianpiero Moretti
Belgium Didier Theys
Ferrari 333 SP LMP1 311 14th 3rd
1999 France JB Racing France Jérôme Policand
Italy Christian Pescatori
Ferrari 333 SP LMP 71 DNF DNF
2000 Denmark Team Den Blå Avis Denmark John Nielsen
Germany Klaus Graf
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Élan LMP900 205 NC NC

Sources[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Yves Frémont
Coupe d'Europe Renault 5 Alpine Champion
1977
Succeeded by
Wolfgang Schütz
Preceded by
Alain Prost
Monaco Formula Three
Race Winner

1980
Succeeded by
Alain Ferté
Preceded by
Michele Alboreto
European Formula Three Champion
1981
Succeeded by
Oscar Larrauri
Preceded by
Jean-Louis Schlesser(1989)
World Sportscar Champion
1990,
with Jean-Louis Schlesser
Succeeded by
Teo Fabi
Preceded by
Geoff Brabham
Christophe Bouchut
Eric Hélary
Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
1994 with:
Yannick Dalmas
Hurley Haywood
Succeeded by
Yannick Dalmas
J.J. Lehto
Masanori Sekiya