Roberto Guerrero

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Roberto Guerrero
Roberto Guerrero 2010 Indy 500 Practice Day 7.JPG
Guerrero at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2010.
Born (1958-11-16) 16 November 1958 (age 55)
Medellín, Colombia
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Colombia Colombian
Active years 19821983
Teams Ensign, Theodore
Races 29 (21 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 1982 South African Grand Prix
Last race 1983 European Grand Prix
Roberto Guerrero
CART Championship Car
Years active 1984–95
Teams Bignotti-Cotter Racing
Cotter Racing
Granatelli Racing
Morales Motorsports
Patrick Racing
Euromotorsport
King Motorsports
Pagan Racing
Starts 118
Wins 2
Poles 6
Best finish 4th in 1987
Awards
1984 CART Rookie of the year
Roberto Guerrero
Indy Racing League IndyCar Series
Years active 1996–2000
Teams Pagan Racing
Cobb Racing
Team Coulson
Starts 25
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 4th in 1996
Awards
1998 Scott Brayton Trophy

Roberto José Guerrero Isaza (born 16 November 1958, in Medellín) is a former racing driver from Colombia. He participated in 29 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 23 January 1982. He currently lives in San Juan Capistrano, California.

With no championship points in Formula One and no prospects to drive for a competitive team, Guerrero left at the end of the 1983 season to race in the United States. He had an auspicious beginning to his Champ Car racing career, winning both CART and Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year honors in 1984. His initial promise was never completely fulfilled, winning only two CART races, both in 1987. Later the same year he had a massive accident which left him in a coma for 17 days.

Of special note were Guerrero's participations in the Indianapolis 500. He came very close to winning outright on two occasions, but bad luck always kept the victory out of his grasp. In 1992 he spun off on the pace lap after having qualified on the pole position. Guerrero finished runner up twice, in the top-five five times, and held the qualifying speed record from 1992 through 1996. Guerrero was also selected to participate in the 1988 International Race of Champions.

Guerrero became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1989. He and his wife have three children and reside in Orange County, California.

In recent years Guerrero has returned to racing, but of a different venue. He began off-road racing at the legendary Baja 2000. He has since continued to race in Baja 1000 events and guide tours of the Baja Peninsula with Wide Open Baja.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Formula One World Championship 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 Ensign Racing Ensign N180B Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 RSA
DNQ
NC 0
Ensign N181 BRA
DNQ
USW
Ret
SMR
BEL
DNQ
MON
DNQ
DET
Ret
CAN
Ret
NED
DNQ
GBR
Ret
FRA
DNQ
GER
8
AUT
Ret
SUI
Ret
ITA
NC
CPL
DNS
1983 Theodore Racing Team Theodore N183 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 BRA
NC
USW
Ret
FRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
MON
DNPQ
BEL
Ret
DET
NC
CAN
Ret
GBR
16
GER
Ret
AUT
Ret
NED
12
ITA
13
EUR
12
RSA
NC 0

American Open Wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

CART[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1984 Bignotti-Cotter March 84C Ford Cosworth DFX LBH
Ret
PHX1
Ret
INDY
2
MIL
Ret
POR
Ret
MEA
Ret
CLE
5
MIS1
5
ROA
11
POC
Ret
MDO
Ret
SAN
Ret
MIS2
Ret
PHX2
Ret
LS
7
LVG
6
11th 52
1985 Team Cotter March 85C Ford Cosworth DFX LBH
Ret
INDY
3
MIL
6
POR
Ret
MEA
DNS
CLE
19
MIS1
Ret
ROA
Ret
POC
Ret
MDO
Ret
SAN
Ret
MIS2
Ret
LS
4
PHX
Ret
MIA
Ret
    17th 34
1986 Team Cotter March 86C Ford Cosworth DFX PHX1
8
LBH
DNS
INDY
4
MIL
Ret
POR
Ret
MEA
4
CLE
Ret
TOR
Ret
MIS1
Ret
POC
Ret
MDO
2
SAN
Ret
MIS2
Ret
ROA
4
LS
5
PHX
Ret
MIA
2
9th 87
1987 Granatelli Racing March 87C Ford Cosworth DFX LBH
Ret
PHX
1
INDY
2
MIL
Ret
POR
Ret
MEA
Ret
CLE
5
TOR
4
MIS
Ret
POC
3
ROA
7
MDO
1
NAZ LS MIA     4th 106
1988 Granatelli Racing Lola T88/00 Ford Cosworth DFX PHX
2
LBH
Ret
INDY
Ret
MIL
DNS
CLE
Ret
TOR MEA MIS
Ret
POC
3
MDO
11
MIA
Ret
12th 40
March 87C POR
14
ROA
Ret
NAZ
6
LS
Ret
1989 Alex Morales Motorsports March 89CE Alfa Romeo Indy V8 PHX LBH INDY MIL DET
8
POR
Ret
CLE
13
MEA
Ret
TOR
Ret
MIS
Ret
POC
16
MDO
12
ROA
Ret
LS
Ret
23rd 6
March 88C NAZ
Ret
1990 Patrick Racing March 90CA Alfa Romeo Indy V8 PHX
Ret
LBH
14
INDY
Ret
MIL
Ret
DET
Ret
POR
8
CLE
Ret
MEA
Ret
TOR 16th 24
Lola T90/00 MIS
5
DEN
Ret
VAN
Ret
MDO
Ret
ROA
8
NAZ
9
LS
Ret
1991 Patrick Racing Lola T91/00 Alfa Romeo Indy V8 SRF LBH PHX INDY
Ret
MIL 37th 0
King Racing Buick V6 (t/c) DET
15
POR CLE MEA DEN
Ret
VAN MDO ROA NAZ LS
18
Euromotorsport Ford Cosworth DFS TOR
Ret
MIS
1992 King Racing Lola T91/00 Buick V6 (t/c) SRF PHX LBH
Ret
38th 1
Lola T92/00 INDY
Ret
DET POR MIL NHA TOR MIS CLE ROA VAN MDO NAZ LS
1993 King Racing Lola T93/00 Chevrolet 265C SRF
Ret
PHX
Ret
LBH
5
INDY
Ret
MIL
7
DET
Ret
POR
Ret
CLE
Ret
TOR
10
MIS
7
NHA
4
ROA
Ret
VAN
11
MDO NAZ LS 14th 39
1994 Pagan Racing Lola T92/00 Buick V6 (t/c) SRF PHX LBH INDY
Ret
MIL DET POR CLE TOR MIS MDO NHA VAN ROA NAZ LS 54th 0
1995 Pagan Racing Reynard 94i Mercedes-Benz IC108B MIA SRF PHX
16
LBH NAZ INDY
12
MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MIS MDO NHA VAN LS 33rd 1

Indy Racing League[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
1996 Pagan Racing Reynard 94i Ford XB WDW
5
PHX
16
5th 237
Reynard 95i INDY
5
1996–1997 Pagan Racing Reynard 95i Ford XB NHM
6
7th 221
Reynard 94i LVS
4
Dallara Infiniti WDW
17
PHX
7
INDY
27
TXS
13
Oldsmobile PPIR
18
CLT
17
NH2
6
LV2
14
1998 Pagan Racing Dallara Oldsmobile WDW
26
PHX
27
INDY
22
TXS
24
NHM DOV CLT 26th 83
Cobb Racing G-Force Infiniti PPIR
21
ATL
19
TX2
4
LVS
20
1999 Cobb Racing G-Force Infiniti WDW
13
PHX
16
INDY
25
TXS PPIR ATL DOV PPI2 LVS TX2 30th 36
2000 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Dallara Oldsmobile WDW PHX LVS INDY
DNQ
TXS PPIR ATL 44th 7
Team Coulson G-Force KTY
23
TX2
2001 Dick Simon Racing Dallara Oldsmobile PHX HMS ATL INDY
DNQ
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH KTY STL CHI TX2 NC -

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1984 March 84C Ford Cosworth DFX 7 2 Bignotti-Cotter
1985 March 85C Ford Cosworth DFX 16 3 Team Cotter
1986 March 86C Ford Cosworth DFX 8 4 Team Cotter
1987 March 87C Ford Cosworth DFX 5 2 Granatelli Racing
1988 Lola T88/00 Ford Cosworth DFX 12 32 Granatelli Racing
1990 March 90CA Alfa Romeo Indy V8 28 23 Patrick Racing
1991 Lola T91/00 Alfa Romeo 28 30 Patrick Racing
1992 Lola T92/00 Buick V6 (t/c) 1 33 King Racing
1993 Lola T93/00 Chevrolet 265C 10 28 King Racing
1994 Lola T92/00 Buick V6 (t/c) 30 33 Pagan Racing
1995 Reynard 94I Mercedes-Benz IC108B 13 12 Pagan Racing
1996 Reynard 95I Ford XB 6 5 Pagan Racing
1997 Dallara Infiniti 19 27 Pagan Racing
1998 Dallara Oldsmobile 9 22 Pagan Racing
1999 G-Force Infiniti 25 25 Cobb Racing
2000 Dallara Oldsmobile DNQ A.J. Foyt Enterprises
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile DNQ Dick Simon Racing

Sources[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Teo Fabi
Indianapolis 500
Rookie of the Year

1984 with:
Michael Andretti
Succeeded by
Arie Luyendyk
Preceded by
Teo Fabi
CART
Rookie of the Year

1984
Succeeded by
Arie Luyendyk
Awards
Preceded by
John Paul, Jr.
Scott Brayton Award
1998
Succeeded by
Eliseo Salazar

References[edit]