Johnny Cecotto  Venezuela

  • Full name Alberto Cecotto
  • Birth date January 25, 1956
  • Birthplace Caracas, Venezuela
  • Current age 58 years 280 days
  • Height 1.75 m
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Relation Son - J Cecotto
  • Teams Theodore, Toleman
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1983 Theodore 13 9 0 0 6 6 0 0 17 0 0 1 20
1984 Toleman 10 9 0 0 1 9 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
Total 23 18 0 0 7 6 0 0 15 0 0 1
Race Circuit Date
First race Brazilian Grand Prix Jacarepaguá March 13, 1983 Race results
Last race British Grand Prix Brands Hatch July 22, 1984 Race results
Profile

After becoming the youngest ever 350cc motorcycle World Champion, Johnny swapped across to four wheels with a drive in Formula Two in 1980. By 1982 he was a front-runner, only losing out on the title to works March team-mate Corrado Fabi when dropped scores were taken into consideration. His Formula One debut came in 1983 when he joined the little Theodore team, amazingly finishing in sixth place in his second race, at Long Beach. No more points followed, and he moved to Toleman for 1984, but his single-seater career was cut short with a leg-breaking shunt at Brands Hatch. Subsequently, Johnny has won numerous titles in touring car racing in both Italy and Germany.

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

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April 7, 1984

Ayrton Senna leads team-mate Johnny Cecotto

     

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