Enrico Bertaggia

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Enrico Bertaggia
Born (1964-09-19) 19 September 1964 (age 54)
Noale, Italy
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Italy Italian
Active years 1989, 1992
Teams Coloni
Andrea Moda
Entries 8 (0 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1989 Belgian Grand Prix
Last entry 1989 Australian Grand Prix

Enrico Bertaggia (born September 19, 1964 in Noale, Venice) is a former racing driver from Italy. He enjoyed success in Formula Three, winning the Italian Formula Three title in 1987 and the Monaco Grand Prix F3 support race and the Macau Grand Prix the following year.

Racing career[edit]

As a professional race car driver, Enrico began his career in 1982 and continued for almost 25 years. He entered many prestigious and difficult Championship Races including Formula 3 where he was the Italian Formula 3 Champion in 1987, and in 1988, when he succeeded in the feat of winning both the Formula 3 race in Monte Carlo and the World Formula 3 Championship in Macau with Damon Hill coming in second and Jean Alesi in third position. He made his debut in Formula 3000 in 1988. In European F3000 he entered four races, failed to qualify in the first three and then managed a "career-best" 19th position at Jerez.

In 1989 he obtained a Formula One ride with Coloni, replacing Pierre-Henri Raphanel. He participated in six races towards the end of the season and was in fact the slowest entrant in all six, mostly due to the poor performances of the car. He was entered for two Grand Prix with Andrea Moda in 1992, but the team was excluded from the first, and withdrew from the second, following which, Bertaggia left the team. He made an attempt to return to Andrea Moda with a new sponsorship deal, but owner Andrea Sassetti had already used up his allowed number of driver changes.

In 1990 and 1991 Bertaggia raced Formula 3000 in Japan with the Footwork team. In 1995 he was runner up at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GT2 class with Callaway Corvette.

His career continued and included Super Touring Car Championships, Porsche Carrera Cup and Sportscar Racing.

Coaching[edit]

Bertaggia has worked as the Chief Instructor at the Italian Federal School for young and talented race car drivers, which has been exclusively granting national professional racing licenses since 1992. After working at various professional driving schools (BMW, Renault) in 1987 Enrico Bertaggia became the Course Director for the Official Ferrari Driving School and the only instructor worldwide to teach the private glamorous Ferrari Enzo Courses. He was also Chief Instructor at the Alfa Romeo safety driving school and the Maserati Master GT School.

In February 2005 Bertaggia joined the staff at Ferrari GB as Chief Instructor for the exclusive and prestigious Ferrari GB official Club “Fiorano Ferrari”. He was made MotorSports Director at Ferrari GB and has created a 6 car team for the Ferrari European Challenge races as well as continuing to take the responsibility for the "Fiorano Ferrari" track days.

Business ventures[edit]

In 2011 Bertaggia moved to the United States to create as part owner Dream Racing, a 5 Star Luxury Driving Experience based at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He is since then the CEO of the company, which initially offered 12 Ferrari Race Cars to drive for customers, but under his guidance is arrived to count more than 60 cars in the fleet between Racing Machines and Road Supercars, and hosts more than 40.000 customers per year.

Racing record[edit]

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
1988 Forti Corse Dallara 3087 Cosworth JER
DNQ
VAL
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
SIL
DNQ
MNZ
7
PER
16
BRH
DNS
BIR
DNQ
BUG
DNQ
NC 0
Lola T88/50 ZOL
11
DIJ
Ret
1989 Lola Motorsport March 88B Judd SIL
DNQ
NC 0
Roger Cowman Racing Lola T89/50 Cosworth VAL
DNQ
PAU
DNQ
JER
19
PER BRH BIR SPA BUG DIJ
1993 ACE Racing Reynard 92D Ford Cosworth DON SIL PAU
DNQ
PER
5
HOC
DNQ
NÜR
20
SPA
Ret
MAG
Ret
NOG
12
17th 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 WDC Pts
1989 Coloni SpA Coloni C3 Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 BRA SMR MON MEX USA CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL
DNPQ
ITA
DNPQ
POR
DNPQ
ESP
DNPQ
JPN
DNPQ
AUS
DNPQ
NC 0
1992 Andrea Moda Formula Coloni C4B Judd GV 3.5 V10 RSA
EX
NC 0
Andrea Moda S921 MEX
DNP
BRA ESP SMR MON CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA POR JPN AUS

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nicola Larini
Italian Formula Three Champion
1987
Succeeded by
Emanuele Naspetti
Preceded by
Didier Artzet
Monaco Formula Three
Race Winner

1988
Succeeded by
Antonio Tamburini
Preceded by
Martin Donnelly
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

1988
Succeeded by
David Brabham