Jean Alesi

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Jean Alesi
Jeanalesi2011.jpg
Alesi at Autosport International Show 2011
Nationality France French
Born Giovanni Alesi
(1964-06-11) 11 June 1964 (age 51)
Avignon, Vaucluse, France
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 19892001
Teams Tyrrell, Ferrari, Benetton, Sauber, Prost, Jordan
Entries 202 (201 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 1
Podiums 32
Career points 241
Pole positions 2
Fastest laps 4
First entry 1989 French Grand Prix
First win 1995 Canadian Grand Prix
Last win 1995 Canadian Grand Prix
Last entry 2001 Japanese Grand Prix
24 Hours of Le Mans career
Participating years 1989, 2010
Teams Team Schuppan
AF Corse
Best finish 4th in LMGT2 (2010)
Class wins 0
IndyCar Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Team(s) No. 64 (Fan Force United)
First race 2012 Indianapolis 500 (Indy)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0

Jean Alesi (born Giovanni Alesi; 11 June 1964) is a French racing driver of Italian origin. His father, Franco, was a mechanic from Alcamo, Sicily, and his mother was from Riesi.

After successes in the minor categories, notably winning the 1989 Formula 3000 Championship, his Formula One career included spells at Tyrrell, Benetton, Sauber, Prost, Jordan and Ferrari, where he proved very popular among the tifosi. During his spell at Ferrari from 1991 to 1995, his aggressive driving style, combined with the use of the number 27 on his car, led some journalists, and the tifosi, to compare him to Gilles Villeneuve[1] and he won the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix, but this proved to be the only win of his Formula One career. During his time in Formula One, Alesi was particularly good in the wet, and was a mercurial and passionate racer, whose emotions sometimes got the better of him [2]

After leaving Formula One, from 2002 to 2006 Alesi raced in the DTM championship, winning some races, and his best result was a fifth place in the drivers' championship. He raced in the Speedcar Series in 2008 and 2009, and raced at Le Mans in 2010. He raced in the Indianapolis 500 in 2012 and became the oldest professional driver to perform the rookie test for admission to the competition. For several years he was also a commentator for the Italian TV show Pole Position. In 2006 Alesi was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur.[3]

Early career[edit]

Alesi was born to Sicilian parents in Avignon, Vaucluse. Starting his career with a passion for rallying rather than racing,[4] he took up karting at the age of 16,[5] and then graduated to single seaters in 1984 through the French Renault 5 championship, where he raced for two seasons. He won the 1987 French Formula 3 title[6] before moving up to International Formula 3000 in 1988. The 1988 season was a disappointment, finishing tenth in the championship with two podium finishes, not helped by problems within the team. However, in 1989 he joined the Jordan Formula 3000 team and won the championship. Both crowns were after duels with his rival Érik Comas. In 1989 Alesi tied on points for the F3000 title with Comas, but won the title on number of wins, having scored three to Comas' two.[6] He also raced in the Le Mans 24 hours in the same year, but a fire forced him to retire in the fourth hour of the race.[7]

Formula One career[edit]

Alesi at the 1991 US GP, driving for Ferrari

Tyrrell[edit]

Alesi debuted in the 1989 French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard in a Tyrrell-Ford, replacing Michele Alboreto and finishing fourth, having run as high as second during the race.[8] Ken Tyrrell was sufficiently impressed to give him an eighteen-month contract.[9] He drove most of the rest of the season for Tyrrell while continuing his successful Formula 3000 campaign, (occasionally giving the car up in favour of Johnny Herbert when Formula 3000 clashed), scoring points again at the Italian and Spanish Grands Prix.

1990 was his first full year in Grand Prix racing, with the underfunded Tyrrell team.[10] At the first event, the United States Grand Prix at Phoenix, he led for 25 laps in front of Ayrton Senna with a car powered by a customer Ford V8 considered as vastly inferior to the V10 Honda in Senna's McLaren, and also re-passing Senna after the Brazilian had first overtaken for the lead. Second place in the Monaco Grand Prix followed the second place gained in Phoenix, and by mid-season, top teams were clamouring for his services in 1991.[11] A very confused situation erupted, with Tyrrell, Williams, and Ferrari all claiming to have signed the driver within a very short period. The results dropped away during the rest of the 1990 season, and Alesi finished ninth in the championship, with 13 points.

Ferrari[edit]

1991
Jean Alesi took his only Grand Prix win at the 1995 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

Alesi initially signed a contract with Williams for the 1991 season. However, he then opted instead to sign for Ferrari, fulfilling his childhood dream of driving for the team, as the second driver alongside fellow countryman Alain Prost, and the Ferrari team had to pay Williams a fine of four million dollars.[12] The move to Ferrari initially appeared to be a logical choice from a results perspective too, for Alain Prost had mounted a serious world championship challenge at Ferrari the previous year, and the 1991 Ferrari set good lap times in winter testing.

Alesi driving for Sauber at the 1999 Canadian Grand Prix.
Alesi driving for Prost at the 2001 French Grand Prix.

Ferrari, however, experienced a disastrous downturn in form in 1991, while the Williams team experienced a resurgence which would lead them to win five constructor's titles between 1992 and 1997, thus becoming the most successful team of the 1990s. Alesi was only able to finish twelfth in the first race of the 1991 season, but he had third place finishes at Monaco, Germany and Portugal, and finished in the top six at Brazil, France, Hungary and Spain (despite a stop and go penalty for a jump start in the Spanish Grand Prix). The 1991 Ferrari also turned out to be unreliable, and he had nine retirements during the season, including a mechanical failure while leading the Belgian Grand Prix. Having a dismal 1991 season, Alesi's team mate Prost was sacked after the Japanese Grand Prix when he publicly described the car as a "truck" and took a year-long sabbatical from racing, and thus Alesi became the team's number one driver for 1992. Alesi scored 21 points and finished seventh in the championship.

1992

Alesi was partnered by Ivan Capelli in 1992, when the Ferrari F92A was even further from the pace than the 1991 Ferrari. Ivan Capelli had a disastrous season and was replaced for the last two races by Nicola Larini. Alesi had no realistic hope of winning a race, and retired with engine failure in the first two races of the season, but he finished fourth in the third race of the season, behind the Williams drivers and Michael Schumacher. He finished third in the Spanish Grand Prix, after a strong wet-weather drive, in spite of making contact with Gerhard Berger and Mika Hakkinen during the race. He ran third at the San Marino Grand Prix, but retired following a collision with Gerhard Berger. The subsequent races brought a series of retirements, although Alesi had a strong third place finish at Canada and produced another outstanding wet-weather drive in France, producing lap times on slicks that were comparable to those of Nigel Mansell's Williams, before retiring with another engine failure. In the Belgian Grand Prix he was given the F92A / T, an improvement over the previous model, but retired due to a collision with Nigel Mansell's Williams. He qualified a strong third at Monza, but retired with a fuel pump failure early in the race. He finished in the points during the last two races of the season, leaving him seventh in the championship with 18 points.

1993

Alesi was joined by Austrian Gerhard Berger in 1993 who was returning to Maranello after three seasons with McLaren. The Ferrari F93A was a very slow during pre-season testing.[13] Mainly due to the unreliability of the "active" suspension of the F93A, there came four retirements in the first five races of the season and an eighth place finish at Brazil, causing Alesi to even consider leaving Ferrari.[14] However, he finished third in the Monaco Grand Prix, and in July, he signed a further two-year contract with Ferrari.[15] However, subsequent races continued to feature frequent retirements and finishes outside of the points. In Hungary he had a collision with Christian Fittipaldi, resulting in a leg contusion, and came close to having a brawl with him afterwards.[16] The Ferrari improved towards the end of the season, and Alesi finished second at Monza and then led early in the race at Portugal, eventually finishing fourth. Alesi finished sixth in the championship with 16 points.

1994

In 1994, the Ferrari was far more competitive, but marred by unreliability, and team-mate Berger became established as the team leader. After finishing third in the first race of the season, Alesi injured his back after a testing accident at Mugello circuit in Italy after the first race of the 1994 season (Brazil) and was replaced in the Pacific Grand Prix and the San Marino Grand Prix by Nicola Larini.[17] He returned with a fifth place in Monaco and finished a strong third in Canada, but almost lost the position at the end of the race due to a gearbox problem.[18] He retired in the French Grand Prix due to a collision with Rubens Barrichello, but finished second in the British Grand Prix, thanks to the disqualification of Michael Schumacher, and was looking set for a strong result in the German Grand Prix, qualifying second behind team-mate Berger, but his engine failed on the first lap. Subsequent races were marked by a series of retirements. At Monza, he took his first pole position and led until his first pit stop, when his gearbox failed in the pitlane, and in anger, he drove back to Avignon at speeds in excess of 200 km/h.[2] This streak finally ended at Japan, when he finished third after a duel with Nigel Mansell's Williams, and then he finished sixth at Australia. Alesi finished fifth in the championship with 24 points.

1995

The Ferrari improved further in 1995 and Alesi achieved better results, although the pace of the Ferrari fell back during the second half of the season. He finished fifth at Brazil, followed by second places at Argentina at Imola. He retired from second place at the Spanish Grand Prix due to an engine failure, and at the Monaco Grand Prix, again while running second, Martin Brundle's Ligier spun in front of him, leaving him nowhere to go and causing him to crash. However, at the Canadian Grand Prix, on his 31st birthday, he won his first and only race, helped by Michael Schumacher encountering electronic problems. His Ferrari ran out of fuel after crossing the finish line and so got a lift back to the pits off Michael Schumacher.[19] This broke the record for the largest number of consecutive races without a win for a Ferrari driver (67) which was subsequently exceeded by Felipe Massa in 2013.[20] He finished second at the British Grand Prix, but then suffered four consecutive retirements, and was devastated prior to the Hungarian Grand Prix when hearing that he had lost his Ferrari drive to Michael Schumacher. He retired from the lead four laps into the Belgian Grand Prix due to a suspension failure, and retired from the lead again at the Italian Grand Prix, seven laps from the end, due to a rear wheel problem. He had a heated argument with Jean Todt after the Portuguese Grand Prix due to refusing to obey team orders to defer to team-mate Gerhard Berger in spite of having more points in the championship. At the European Grand Prix Alesi led for most of the race due to fast laps on slick tyres in damp conditions, but was passed by Michael Schumacher two laps from the end, hindered by low fuel and trouble progressing through lapped traffic. After a fifth place in the Pacific Grand Prix, he produced an outstanding wet-weather drive in Japan, making a powerful comeback after being angered by a stop-go penalty for a jump start that he felt he did not commit, but then retired with a driveshaft failure, and he crashed into Michael Schumacher in his final race for Ferrari at Australia. He finished fifth in the drivers' championship, with 42 points.

Benetton[edit]

1996

When Benetton's Michael Schumacher joined Ferrari in 1996, Alesi and teammate Gerhard Berger swapped places with him, with Berger not happy to be the number two to Schumacher at Ferrari. Though Benetton was the defending constructors' champions, they were about to experience a lull in form like Ferrari in 1991. Many team personnel had decided to leave for Ferrari with Michael Schumacher, and chief designer Rory Byrne decided to take a year out. The 1996 Benetton was fairly successful but slower than the Williams, and lost competitiveness through the season, lacking effective developments to the car, while the Ferrari improved as the season progressed, resulting in Schumacher overtaking Alesi in the drivers' championship.[21] His season began with a collision with the Ferrari of Eddie Irvine, but two podiums followed. After a bad start due to the car's braking system, he collided with Mika Salo in the fourth race of the season and he and team-mate Berger were summoned by team boss Flavio Briatore, and he was told, 'No more errors', and this generated tension within the team.[22] After a sixth place at Imola, he was leading the Monaco Grand Prix but retired due to a broken suspension. He then had five podium finishes, sandwiching a retirement at the British Grand Prix after having run in second place. At the Italian Grand Prix, following the retirement of Damon Hill, he led until the pit stops, when he was overtaken by Michael Schumacher, who had a better race strategy. After a fourth place at Portugal and retirement in the last race, Alesi finished fourth in the drivers' championship with 47 points, the best result of his career.

1997

At the start of the 1997 season, Alesi was given an ultimatum from Flavio Briatore, warning him that 1997 would be his last chance to get good results.[23] The car produced good results in pre-season testing,[24][25] but Ross Brawn, Nigel Stepney and Rory Byrne joined Schumacher at Ferrari, and the Benetton's form during the season was erratic. His cause was not helped by an embarrassing retirement in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in 1997 when he ignored several radio messages from the pit mechanics to come in for his pit stop, and continued for five laps until running out of fuel and was criticised by Briatore, who felt he had wasted a chance of a podium finish.[26] He only scored three points in the following four races, but then had a strong run with some podiums, moving up into third place in the drivers' championship. However, there were further embarrassing incidents, such as at the French Grand Prix when he needlessly pushed David Coulthard off the track, and the Austrian Grand Prix, where his attempt to outbrake Eddie Irvine from nearly eight lengths behind caused a collision that saw Alesi placed under investigation for dangerous driving after the race. He took pole position at the Italian Grand Prix which sent the fans into raptures despite the fact that he no longer drove for Ferrari[27] and led early in the race but lost out to David Coulthard's McLaren due to a slow pit stop. His contract was not renewed at the end of the season and he signed a two-year contract with Sauber.[28] He finished fourth in the championship with 36 points, thanks to the disqualification of Michael Schumacher at the end of the season. Alesi's reputation was damaged during his spell at Benetton, having failed to win a Grand Prix despite having had a competitive car, and suffered by comparison with Schumacher at Ferrari.

Sauber[edit]

1998

Alesi moved on to the Swiss team Sauber, and was paired with Johnny Herbert and they went on to form the most experienced driver line-up for the 1998 season. The car was equipped with Ferrari engines from 1997, which were evolved from Petronas. Although Alesi's results declined relative to previous years, his reputation improved again, for he put in many strong performances that masked the deficiencies of his Sauber.He had a poor first race of the season in Melbourne, which ended in an engine failure, and a ninth place in Brazil, but he showed good form in the 1998 Grand Prix of Argentina, finishing fifth despite a pit stop problem early in the race. He finished sixth at Imola, but then was plagued by unreliability during the middle part of the season, despite often running in points-scoring positions, including a retirement from fourth place near the end of the Monaco Grand Prix, and being hit by Heinz-Harald Frentzen while running in sixth during the French Grand Prix, and a hydraulic failure forced him to retire after running fourth during the British Grand Prix. He qualified on the front row at the Austrian Grand Prix, but a collision with Gincarlo Fisichella forced him to retire. He achieved the last podium of his career at the rain-soaked Belgian Grand Prix, behind the Jordans of Damon Hill and Ralf Schumacher. He also scored points at the Italian Grand Prix, and finished in eleventh place in the drivers' championship with nine points, comprehensively beating team-mate Johnny Herbert.

1999

The 1999 Sauber was slower and less reliable than the previous year's, and he had to retire immediately in the first Grand Prix of the season, and also retired in the Brazilian Grand Prix, albeit after having worked his way up to 5th position from 21st on the grid. His first points came in the third race of the season, with a sixth place finish. At the Canadian Grand Prix he was angered by an incident with Jarno Trulli and, despite the good relationship between the two drivers, accused Trulli of not behaving as a professional driver.[29] He had several other retirements following some good qualifying performances including a front row position at the French Grand Prix, thanks to a wet qualifying session. During the summer, he was named as a possible replacement for Eddie Irvine as the number two Ferrari driver alongside Michael Schumacher,[30] and Schumacher said that he would be happy to have Alesi in the team[31] However, he signed for Prost Grand Prix and accused the engineers of Sauber of not developing the car or following the advice of the drivers.[32] Shortly before the Hungarian Grand Prix, Alesi had an accident that caused bruises to his right leg and almost caused him to miss the race, but he did take part.[33] He had another sixth place at the last race of the season, leaving him sixteenth in the championship with two points.

Prost[edit]

For the 2000 season, Alesi moved on to join Prost, which was owned by his former Ferrari teammate and four time World Drivers' Champion Alain Prost, after Prost had bought the Ligier team in early 1997 and renamed it. However, the car was very slow and unreliable. He was hit by a bilboard in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, resulting in an accident, but came out unscathed. He failed to score a single point during the season, for the first time in his career. Late in the season, he criticised the car and the Peugeot engines, so much so that in the French Grand Prix, the technicians of the Transalpine went on strike for five minutes. A bad accident in the German Grand Prix threatened his ability to race at the subsequent Grand Prix in Hungary, but he was able to take part.[34]

In 2001 the Prost car was reliable and he finished every race that he drove for the Prost team. He got into a points-scoring position at the wet Brazilian Grand Prix but his tyres went off and consequently he dropped to eighth place. Alesi scored his first points since the 1999 season at the Monaco Grand Prix, with a sixth place, and then finished fifth at the Canadian Grand Prix. A dispute after the British Grand Prix, however, saw Alesi walk out after the German Grand Prix, where he scored a point. This was because German driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen was suddenly sacked by Jordan after the British Grand Prix and needed a drive. He joined the Prost team, and Alesi joined Jordan. Alesi was fined and criticised by Prost, who had given him a two-year contract and did not want to lose his number one driver.[35]

Jordan[edit]

Alesi ended his open-wheel career in 2001 with Jordan. Alesi had driven for Jordan in Formula 3000 when he won the championship in 1989. He drove the remaining five races of 2001 for Jordan, scoring his last Formula one points in Belgium by finishing sixth. Alesi made his 200th Formula One start in 2001 United States Grand Prix and finished his F1 career at the 2001 Japanese Grand Prix, where he retired after colliding with Kimi Räikkönen on lap 5. However, he was generally outpaced by team-mate Jarno Trulli, and the team opted to take on Takuma Sato instead for 2002. Although Alesi was offered a drive with Arrows, he did not want to race for another season in an uncompetitive car, and so decided to retire from Formula One.[35]

Post-Formula One career[edit]

Alesi driving for Mercedes-Benz (Persson Motorsport) in the 2006 DTM season.
Jean Alesi in his 2006 DTM-Mercedes racecar

DTM 2002–2006[edit]

After Formula One, Alesi raced in the German Touring Car Championship, where he placed fifth in the 2002 championship for Mercedes with one victory. He repeated this in 2003 but this time scoring two victories. In 2004 he finished seventh in the championship scoring no victories. In 2005 he won the opening race and went on to take seventh place in the standings once more. He retired from the DTM after finishing the 2006 season in 9th place.

  • 2002 – 5th in the championship, 1 victory,
  • 2003 – 5th, 2 victories,
  • 2004 – 7th,
  • 2005 – 7th, 1 victory,
  • 2006 – 9th

Direxiv[edit]

Alesi was an active spokesman for the Direxiv team in their bid for entry to the 2008 Formula 1 series. It was planned as a McLaren B Team with backing and engines from Mercedes. However, the proposal was beaten to the final grid place by Prodrive.

Speedcar Series 2008–2009[edit]

Alesi joined a number of other ex-Formula One drivers (Christian Danner, Johnny Herbert, Stefan Johansson, Ukyo Katayama, JJ Lehto, Gianni Morbidelli, Jacques Villeneuve and Alex Yoong) in the inaugural season of the Far & Middle Eastern Speedcar Series. He won two races and finished 4th in the championship. He finished fifth in the second and last season of Speedcar Series after taking two wins in 2009.

  • 2008 - 4th, 2 victories
  • 2009 - 5th, 2 victories

Le Mans Series 2010–[edit]

On 13 October 2009, Alesi tested an AF Corse Ferrari F430 GT2 at Maranello, on the same day that Felipe Massa drove an F1 car for the first time after his accident in Hungary earlier in the year. After the test, which lasted just 65 laps, Alesi was enthusiastic and Amato Ferrari talked about Alesi's possible involvement in the 2010 programme.

Early in 2010 it was announced that Alesi would be the team-mate of another ex-F1 Ferrari driver, Giancarlo Fisichella, in the Le Mans Series GT2 class in Ferrari's AF Corse team.[36] In the first two races Alesi and his team-mates Fisichella and Finn Toni Vilander finished on the podium. Alesi, Fisichella and Vilander raced in the Le Mans 24 h race for AF Corse and finished 4th in their class.[37] In the third race of the season in Algarve the trio finished in second position[38] and at the Hungaroring they finished in fourth place. They finished second in the championship.

Lotus 2011–[edit]

In January 2011, along with the launch of their new car, Lotus Renault GP announced that they had hired Alesi as an ambassador for the team and test driver for the T125 single-seater project. In September, Alesi announced that he will attempt to qualify for the 2012 Indianapolis 500, in a car powered by a Lotus-badged engine.[39]

On Series Seventeen, Episode 5 of BBC TV show Top Gear, Alesi helped presenter Jeremy Clarkson to test drive one of the T125 single seaters.

Indianapolis 500[edit]

In April 2012, Alesi announced his intent to race in the 2012 Indianapolis 500 with a Lotus engine. Deals with former IZOD IndyCar Series team Newman/Haas Racing fell through, and HVM Racing owner Keith Wiggins said that his team didn't have the funding to run Alesi in the 500.[40] However, Firestone Indy Lights team Fan Force United agreed to field Alesi in the 500[41] where he qualified 33rd. His Lotus-powered car, along with that of fellow Lotus driver Simona de Silvestro, was so severely underpowered as to be unable to maintain sufficient pace in the race, and both were forced to park their cars after less than a dozen completed laps.

On 18 December 2012, Alesi unofficially announced his intention to quit racing when, in an interview with L'Equipe, he conceded that for next year he had given up on finding the sponsorship required for a second attempt.

Pirelli 2013–[edit]

In 2013 Alesi became an ambassador for Pirelli.[42]

Helmet[edit]

His helmet is white with black and red lines going down on the front side of the helmet with his name written, being an homage to Elio de Angelis, in addition to a deep blue top section (sometimes shaped after a raindrop which contains smaller, light blue "raindrops". In 1999 his helmet changed from white to silver (owing to one of Sauber's sponsors being Red Bull).

Personal life[edit]

Alesi is a wine connoisseur and has a vineyard near his hometown of Avignon, where he resides with his wife, Japanese model, actress and pop singer Kumiko Goto, and their four children. His son Giuliano Alesi currently races in French Formula 4.

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 Tyres 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1988 Oreca March 87B Ford Cosworth A JER
11
VAL
9
10th 11
Reynard 88D PAU
2
SIL
5
MNZ
Ret
PER
6
BRH
Ret
BIR
Ret
BUG
Ret
ZOL
9
DIJ
5
1989 Eddie Jordan Racing Reynard 89D Mugen Honda A SIL
4
VAL
Ret
PAU
1
JER
5
PER
Ret
BRH
2
BIR
1
SPA
1
BUG
6
DIJ 1st* 39

* – Alesi won the 1989 title on countback, winning three races to Érik Comas' two.

Complete Japanese 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 DC Points
1989 Team Kygnus Tonen SUZ
Ret
FUJ
Ret
MIN SUZ SUG FUJ SUZ SUZ NC 0

Complete Formula One results[edit]

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

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 WDC Points
1989 Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 018 Cosworth V8 BRA SMR MON MEX USA CAN FRA
4
GBR
Ret
GER
10
HUN
9
BEL ITA
5
POR ESP
4
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
9th 8
1990 Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 018 Cosworth V8 USA
2
BRA
7
9th 13
Tyrrell 019 SMR
6
MON
2
CAN
Ret
MEX
7
FRA
Ret
GBR
8
GER
11
HUN
Ret
BEL
8
ITA
Ret
POR
8
ESP
Ret
JPN
DNS
AUS
8
1991 Scuderia Ferrari SpA Ferrari 642/2 Ferrari V12 USA
12
BRA
6
SMR
Ret
MON
3
CAN
Ret
7th 21
Ferrari 643 MEX
Ret
FRA
4
GBR
Ret
GER
3
HUN
5
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
3
ESP
4
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
1992 Scuderia Ferrari SpA Ferrari F92A Ferrari V12 RSA
Ret
MEX
Ret
BRA
4
ESP
3
SMR
Ret
MON
Ret
CAN
3
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
5
HUN
Ret
7th 18
Ferrari F92AT BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
Ret
JPN
5
AUS
4
1993 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari F93A Ferrari V12 RSA
Ret
BRA
8
EUR
Ret
SMR
Ret
ESP
Ret
MON
3
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
9
GER
7
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
2
POR
4
JPN
Ret
AUS
4
6th 16
1994 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 412T1 Ferrari V12 BRA
3
PAC SMR MON
5
ESP
4
CAN
3
5th 24
Ferrari 412T1B FRA
Ret
GBR
2
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
Ret
EUR
10
JPN
3
AUS
6
1995 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 412T2 Ferrari V12 BRA
5
ARG
2
SMR
2
ESP
Ret
MON
Ret
CAN
1
FRA
5
GBR
2
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
POR
5
EUR
2
PAC
5
JPN
Ret
AUS
Ret
5th 42
1996 Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B196 Renault V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
2
ARG
3
EUR
Ret
SMR
6
MON
Ret
ESP
2
CAN
3
FRA
3
GBR
Ret
GER
2
HUN
3
BEL
4
ITA
2
POR
4
JPN
Ret
4th 47
1997 Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B197 Renault V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
6
ARG
7
SMR
5
MON
Ret
ESP
3
CAN
2
FRA
5
GBR
2
GER
6
HUN
11
BEL
8
ITA
2
AUT
Ret
LUX
2
JPN
5
EUR
13
4th 36
1998 Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C17 Petronas V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
9
ARG
5
SMR
6
ESP
10
MON
12
CAN
Ret
FRA
7
GBR
Ret
AUT
Ret
GER
10
HUN
7
BEL
3
ITA
5
LUX
10
JPN
7
11th 9
1999 Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C18 Petronas V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
SMR
6
MON
Ret
ESP
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
14
AUT
Ret
GER
8
HUN
16
BEL
9
ITA
9
EUR
Ret
MAL
7
JPN
6
16th 2
2000 Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP03 Peugeot V10 AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
SMR
Ret
GBR
10
ESP
Ret
EUR
9
MON
Ret
CAN
Ret
FRA
14
AUT
Ret
GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
BEL
Ret
ITA
12
USA
Ret
JPN
Ret
MAL
11
22nd 0
2001 Prost Acer Prost AP04 Acer V10 AUS
9
MAL
9
BRA
8
SMR
9
ESP
10
AUT
10
MON
6
CAN
5
EUR
15
FRA
12
GBR
11
GER
6
15th 5
B&H Jordan Honda Jordan EJ11 Honda V10 HUN
10
BEL
6
ITA
8
USA
7
JPN
Ret

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1989 Australia Team Schuppan United Kingdom Will Hoy
United States Dominic Dobson
Porsche 962C C1 69 DNF DNF
2010 Italy AF Corse Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 323 16th 4th

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results[edit]

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

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2002 HWA Team AMG-Mercedes CLK-DTM HOC
QR

8
HOC
CR

3
ZOL
QR

9
ZOL
CR

10
DON
QR

1
DON
CR

1
SAC
QR

16
SAC
CR

Ret
NOR
QR

5
NOR
CR

4
LAU
QR

14
LAU
CR

8
NÜR
QR

11
NÜR
CR

Ret
A1R
QR

4
A1R
CR

3
ZAN
QR

14
ZAN
CR

8
HOC
QR

Ret
HOC
CR

Ret
5th 24
2003 AMG-Mercedes CLK 2003 HOC
4
ADR
7
NÜR
Ret
LAU
5
NOR
5
DON
1
NÜR
6
A1R
Ret
ZAN
5
HOC
1
5th 42
2004 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2004 HOC
Ret
EST
7
ADR
3
LAU
5
NOR
10
SHA1
4
NÜR
7
OSC
10
ZAN
11
BRN
8
HOC
5
7th 19
2005 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2005 HOC
1
LAU
7
SPA
4
BRN
9
OSC
13
NOR
Ret
NÜR
7
ZAN
Ret
LAU
8
IST
7
HOC
13
7th 22
2006 Persson Motorsport AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2005 HOC
6
LAU
7
OSC
8
BRH
6
NOR
Ret
NÜR
4
ZAN
Ret
CAT
14
BUG
11
HOC
8
9th 15

1 - Shanghai was a non-championship round.

Complete American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

IndyCar Series[edit]

Year Team No. Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2012 Fan Force United 64 Dallara DW12 Lotus STP ALA LBH SAO INDY
33
DET TXS MIL IOW TOR EDM MDO SNM BAL FON 34th 13

Indianapolis 500[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2012 Dallara Lotus 33 33 Fan Force United

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French Formula Three
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1987
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2004 with:
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Autosport
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1989
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