Michele Alboreto  Italy

  • Full name Michele Alboreto
  • Birth date December 23, 1956
  • Birthplace Milan, Italy
  • Date of death April 25, 2001 (44 years 123 days)
  • Place of death Lausitz, Klettwitz, Germany
  • Teams Arrows, Ferrari, Footwork, Lola, Minardi, Tyrrell
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1981 Tyrrell 12 10 0 0 5 9 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1982 Tyrrell 16 16 1 2 11 1 0 0 3 1 0 25 8
1983 Tyrrell 15 15 1 1 7 1 0 0 6 0 0 10 12
1984 Ferrari 16 16 1 4 8 1 1 2 1 1 0 30.5 4
1985 Ferrari 16 16 2 8 10 1 1 1 1 2 0 53 2
1986 Ferrari 16 16 0 1 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 14 9
1987 Ferrari 16 16 0 3 6 2 0 0 4 0 0 17 7
1988 Ferrari 16 16 0 3 10 2 0 1 2 1 0 24 5
1989 Tyrrell, Lola 14 10 0 1 4 3 0 0 7 0 0 6 13
1990 Arrows 16 13 0 0 8 9 0 0 14 0 0 0 -
1991 Footwork 16 9 0 0 2 13 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1992 Footwork 16 16 0 0 14 5 0 0 7 0 0 6 10
1993 Lola 14 9 0 0 4 11 0 0 21 0 0 0 -
1994 Minardi 16 16 0 0 6 6 0 0 12 0 0 1 25
Total 215 194 5 23 102 1 2 4 1 5 0 186.5
Race Circuit Date
First race San Marino Grand Prix Imola May 3, 1981 Race results
Last race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 13, 1994 Race results
Profile

Michele had a long and frustrating Formula One career that petered out in 1994 when the dignified Italian followed many of his former rivals into touring car racing. Second in the 1979 Italian Formula Three series, he won the European crown in 1980. Formula Two followed in 1981, but Michele so impressed Tyrrell with a one-off drive at Imola that they gave him a contract until the end of 1983. During the next three years he won twice. His second win - at Detroit in 1983 - was the last win for a normally-aspirated engine as turbo-powered cars took control

Ferrari followed from 1984 to 1988, and he won on his third outing, at Zolder, helping him to fourth place overall at the end of the season. A pair of wins helped Michele to be runner-up in 1985, but his career tailed off. He returned to Tyrrell in 1989, then crossed to Larrousse mid-season. Three thin years with Footwork followed before his worst year: 1993, with the Scuderia Italia team. The car was a beast, and Michele failed to qualify five times. A year with Minardi restored his pride, but he headed off to German touring cars to race a works Alfa Romeo. Moving on to sports cars, Michele was killed at the Lausitzring in 2001 when his Audi flipped in testing.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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July 6, 1986

Michele Alboreto on his way to 8th place in the French Grand Prix

August 4, 1985

Michele Alboreto closes down on team-mate Stefan Johansson

June 23, 1985

Keke Rosberg celebrates victory alongside Ferrari duo Stefan Johansson and Michele Alboreto

     

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