Pierluigi Martini  Italy

  • Full name Pierluigi Martini
  • Birth date April 23, 1961
  • Birthplace Lavezzola, Italy
  • Current age 53 years 160 days
  • Teams Dallara, Minardi, Toleman
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1984 Toleman 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
1985 Minardi 16 15 0 0 3 8 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
1988 Minardi 11 9 0 0 5 6 0 0 14 0 0 1 17
1989 Minardi 15 15 0 0 6 5 0 0 3 0 0 5 15
1990 Minardi 16 15 0 0 7 7 0 1 2 0 0 0 -
1991 Minardi 16 16 0 0 9 4 0 0 7 0 0 6 11
1992 Dallara 16 16 0 0 8 6 0 0 8 0 0 2 16
1993 Minardi 8 8 0 0 4 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 -
1994 Minardi 16 16 0 0 9 5 0 0 9 0 0 4 21
1995 Minardi 9 9 0 0 4 7 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
Total 124 119 0 0 55 4 0 1 2 0 0 18
Race Circuit Date
First race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 9, 1984 Race results
Last race German Grand Prix Hockenheim July 30, 1995 Race results
Profile

Perennially underrated, Pierluigi became a respected member of the grand prix fraternity. After winning the European Formula Three title in 1983 and failing to qualify a Toleman at the 1984 Italian Grand Prix, the inexper-ienced Martini suffered an appalling debut season in Formula One with the uncompetitive Minardi-Motori Moderni team. However, a step back to Formula 3000 saw him return in 1988 a changed man, and in 1989 he was at his best in Formula One, briefly leading the Portuguese Grand Prix and qualifying an amazing third in Australia. Following that he was consigned to the midfield, alternating between the Minardi and Scuderia Italia teams. Pierluigi missed the first half of 1993, when he was dropped by Scuderia Italia, but returned with Minardi until a cash crisis saw him dropped in the middle of 1995. Racing in sports cars brought him victory at Le Mans in 1999 with Yannick Dalmas and Jo Winkelhock in a works BMW.

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

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March 26, 1995

Pierluigi Martini

September 12, 1993

Christian Fittipaldi launches off the back of his team-mate Pierluigi Martini

September 24, 1989

Pierluigi Martini led lap 40 of the Portugeuse Grand Prix, the only Minardi ever to do so

     

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