Andrea de Cesaris  Italy

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1980 Alfa Romeo 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 8 0 0 0 -
1981 McLaren 15 14 0 0 6 6 0 0 5 0 0 1 18
1982 Alfa Romeo 16 16 0 1 6 3 1 2 1 0 0 5 17
1983 Alfa Romeo 15 14 0 2 5 2 0 0 3 1 0 15 8
1984 Ligier 16 16 0 0 7 5 0 0 7 0 0 3 18
1985 Ligier 11 11 0 0 3 4 0 0 7 0 0 3 17
1986 Minardi 16 15 0 0 1 8 0 0 11 0 0 0 -
1987 Brabham 16 16 0 1 2 3 0 0 7 0 0 4 14
1988 Rial 16 16 0 0 5 4 0 0 12 0 0 3 15
1989 Dallara 16 15 0 1 9 3 0 0 9 0 0 4 17
1990 Dallara 16 15 0 0 2 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 -
1991 Jordan 16 15 0 0 9 4 0 0 7 0 0 9 9
1992 Tyrrell 16 16 0 0 8 4 0 0 7 0 0 8 9
1993 Tyrrell 16 16 0 0 6 10 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1994 Jordan, Sauber 11 11 0 0 2 4 0 0 8 0 0 4 19
Total 214 208 0 5 71 2 1 2 1 1 0 59
Race Circuit Date
First race Canadian Grand Prix Gilles Villeneuve September 28, 1980 Race results
Last race European Grand Prix Jerez October 16, 1994 Race results
Profile

Andrea's passage to Formula One was eased by strong Marlboro connections. However, along the way, he was world karting champion, finished second to Chico Serra in the 1979 British Formula Three series and placed fifth for Ron Dennis' Project Four Formula Two team.

Before 1980 was out Andrea made his Formula One debut with Alfa Romeo. He drove for McLaren in 1981, but was he wild! By the season's end, he had scored but one point and junked numerous chassis. Without powerful backers, his F1 career would have ended there and then, particularly if the other drivers had been given a say. He simply scared them all with his highly unpredictable driving.

However, Andrea spent 1982 and 1983 with Alfa Romeo. He came third at Monaco in 1982 but he could have won. Lying second going on to the final lap behind Didier Pironi, he was gifted the lead when the Ferrari's electrics failed but, cruelly, Andrea had run out of fuel.

Andrea led again, at Spa in 1983, but his engine blew, and even though he scored two second places, he was on to pastures new - Ligier - for 1984. Two seasons with the French team produced little, so then Andrea went to Minardi, then Brabham, then Rial, then Dallara, then Jordan, then Tyrrell, Jordan again and finally to Sauber before his Formula One days ended in 1994 with Andrea the second-most-experienced Formula One driver ever, behind Riccardo Patrese. But still with no win …

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

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1994 Sauber Mercedes C13 of Andrea de Cesaris

August 11, 1991

Jordan boss Eddie Jordan (R) with driver Andrea de Cesaris

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Marshals get to work after Andrea de Cesaris crashes out of the Japanese GP

     

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