Roberto Moreno  Brazil

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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1982 Team Lotus 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
1987 AGS 2 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 25 0 0 1 21
1989 Coloni 16 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1990 Euro Brun, Benetton 16 4 0 1 3 2 0 0 8 0 0 6 11
1991 Benetton, Jordan, Minardi 14 14 0 0 9 4 0 0 5 1 0 8 10
1992 Moda 9 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 26 0 0 0 -
1995 Forti 17 16 0 0 5 14 0 0 20 0 0 0 -
Total 75 41 0 1 18 2 0 0 5 1 0 15
Race Circuit Date
First race Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort July 3, 1982 Race results
Last race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 12, 1995 Race results
Profile

Roberto's Formula One career was over almost before it started when he failed to qualify a Lotus at the 1982 Dutch Grand Prix. He was to get another chance, but that race handicapped him for a number of years. After finishing second to team-mate Mike Thackwell in European Formula Two in 1984, Roberto moved to Indy Cars. A return to Europe in 1987 saw him race in Formula 3000 and he also had a few outings for the fledgling AGS team. He stayed in Formula 3000 in 1988 and won the title impressively. Ferrari awarded him a testing contract and he raced for Coloni, and Eurobrun, before being given his break late in 1990 at Benetton, replacing the injured Alessandro Nannini. A second place behind team-mate Nelson Piquet at Suzuka ensured he was kept on, but he was fired (just after finishing fourth in the Belgian Grand Prix), as Benetton snapped up Michael Schumacher. A year with hapless Andrea Moda in 1992 was less than he deserved. Roberto then suffered with the hopeless Forti Corse team in 1995 and moved back to Indy Cars for 1996.

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

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October 29, 1995

Roberto Moreno gets airborne having run wide over the kerb

November 4, 1990

Roberto Moreno of Benetton at the 1990 Australian Grand Prix

     

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