Oscar Larrauri

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Oscar Larrauri
Born (1954-08-19) 19 August 1954 (age 62)
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Argentina Argentine
Active years 1988 - 1989
Teams EuroBrun
Entries 21 (8 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First entry 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last entry 1989 Australian Grand Prix

Oscar Rubén Larrauri (born August 19, 1954 in Granadero Baigorria) is a racing driver from Argentina. He participated in 21 Formula One Grands Prix, all with the struggling EuroBrun team, debuting on April 3, 1988 at the Brazilian Grand Prix (Larrauri qualified 26th but did not start due to the car overheating on the parade lap). He scored no championship points, only qualifying 8 times.

He was for many years part of Brun Motorsport in sports car racing, and involved in the World Sportscar Championship, IMSA GT Championship, Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, and All Japan Sports Prototype Championship during his career.

Formula One[edit]

1988[edit]

After spending a number of years in sports cars, Brun Motorsport owner Walter Brun decided to move into Formula One in 1988. Brun Motorsport formed an alliance with Giampaolo Pavanello's Euroracing team who had previously run the factory backed Alfa Romeo team from 1982-1985. The team became known as EuroBrun and Larrauri was signed to drive for the team alongside 1987 Formula 3000 champion Stefano Modena.

The EuroBrun ER188, powered by the 590 bhp (440 kW; 598 PS) Cosworth DFZ V8 engine, proved to be one of the slowest cars in its debut season with Larrauri in particular gaining an unwanted reputation as a mobile road block in the René Arnoux mould (i.e. one who rarely used his mirrors and often held up faster cars from lapping him, and even getting in the way during qualifying runs). Larrauri's best finish for the year was a 13th place in Mexico (Rd.4) with his only other finish being a 16th place in Germany (Rd.8). With a lack of results coming, Brun actually looked to replace the Argentine in mid-season, but no driver was available who could fit into the car and Larrauri was retained for the rest of the season.

1989[edit]

Without a drive at the start of 1989, Larrauri only entered in the last five Grands Prix of the season, again with EuroBrun, though he failed to pre-qualify on each occasion bringing an end to his brief Formula One career. Larrauri then moved back into sports car racing.[1]

Larrauri driving for EuroBrun at the 1988 Canadian Grand Prix.

Racing record[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1983 Italy Scuderia Sivama Motor Italy Massimo Sigala
Morocco Max Cohen-Olivar
Lancia LC1 C 217 NC NC
1984 Switzerland Brun Motorsport GmbH Italy Massimo Sigala
France Joël Gouhier
Porsche 962C C1 335 7th 7th
1985 Switzerland Brun Motorsport Italy Massimo Sigala
Italy Gabriele Tarquini
Porsche 956 C1 323 DNF DNF
1986 Switzerland Brun Motorsport France Joël Gouhier
Spain Jesús Pareja
Porsche 962C C1 360 2nd 2nd
1987 Switzerland Brun Motorsport Germany Uwe Schäfer
Spain Jesús Pareja
Porsche 962C C1 40 DNF DNF
1989 Switzerland Repsol Brun Motorsport Switzerland Walter Brun
Spain Jesús Pareja
Porsche 962C C1 242 DNF DNF
1990 Switzerland Repsol Brun Motorsport Switzerland Walter Brun
Spain Jesús Pareja
Porsche 962C C1 353 DNF DNF
1991 Switzerland Repsol Brun Motorsport Switzerland Walter Brun
Spain Jesús Pareja
Porsche 962C C2 338 10th 10th
1994 Italy Ferrari Club Italia France Joël Gouhier
Italy Fabio Mancini
Ferrari 348 GTC-LM GT2 23 DNF DNF

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 Minardi Team Srl Minardi M283 BMW SIL
7
THR
Ret
HOC
DNS
NÜR VAL PAU JAR DON MIS PER ZOL MUG
Ret
NC 0

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
1988 EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 BRA
Ret
SMR
DNQ
MON
Ret
MEX
13
CAN
Ret
DET
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
DNQ
GER
16
HUN
DNQ
BEL
DNPQ
ITA
DNPQ
POR
DNPQ
ESP
DNQ
JPN
DNQ
AUS
Ret
NC 0
1989 EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER189 Judd CV 3.5 V8 BRA SMR MON MEX USA CAN FRA GBR GER HUN BEL ITA
DNPQ
POR
DNPQ
ESP
DNPQ
JPN
DNPQ
AUS
DNPQ
NC 0

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mauro Baldi
European Formula Three Champion
1982
Succeeded by
Pierluigi Martini
Preceded by
Jan Lammers
Europa Cup Renault Alpine V6 Turbo Champion
1985
Succeeded by
Massimo Sigala
Preceded by
Championship began
South American Super Touring Car Champion
1997-1998
Succeeded by
Emiliano Spataro-Cacá Bueno
Preceded by
Emiliano Spataro-Cacá Bueno
South American Super Touring Car Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Championship ended