Eliseo Salazar  Chile

  • Full name Eliseo Salazar Valenzuela
  • Birth date November 14, 1954
  • Birthplace Santiago, Chile
  • Current age 59 years 158 days
  • Teams ATS, Ensign, March, RAM
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1981 March, Ensign 15 9 0 0 2 6 0 0 20 0 0 1 21
1982 ATS 16 13 0 0 5 5 0 0 12 0 0 2 23
1983 RAM 6 2 0 0 1 14 0 0 25 0 0 0 -
Total 37 24 0 0 8 5 0 0 12 0 0 3
Race Circuit Date
First race United States Grand Prix West Long Beach March 15, 1981 Race results
Last race Belgian Grand Prix Spa May 22, 1983 Race results
Profile

Most famous for being kicked and punched live on television by Nelson Piquet after the two had collided in the 1982 German Grand Prix, Salazar showed well in Formula Three and the British Formula One series before joining struggling March and then Ensign in 1981. Success did not come any easier with ATS in 1982 when he was overshadowed by team-mate Manfred Winkelhock and, after a few brief appearances with the RAM team in 1983, he was out of a drive. He moved to race in Indy Cars in the 1990s, racing for AJ Foyt in the 2002 Indy Racing League.

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

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August 8, 1982

Nelson Piquet punches Eliseo Salazar after the pair collided

     

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