Alex Caffi  Italy

  • Full name Alessandro Caffi
  • Birth date March 18, 1964
  • Birthplace Rovato, Italy
  • Current age 50 years 129 days
  • Teams Arrows, Dallara, Footwork, Osella
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1986 Osella 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 27 0 0 0 -
1987 Osella 16 14 0 0 1 12 0 0 16 0 0 0 -
1988 Dallara 16 14 0 0 7 7 0 0 10 0 0 0 -
1989 Dallara 16 14 0 0 7 4 0 0 3 0 0 4 19
1990 Arrows 14 11 0 0 9 5 0 0 17 0 0 2 16
1991 Footwork 12 2 0 0 2 10 0 0 23 0 0 0 -
Total 75 56 0 0 26 4 0 0 3 0 0 6
Race Circuit Date
First race Italian Grand Prix Monza September 7, 1986 Race results
Last race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 3, 1991 Race results
Profile

Alex was second in the Italian Formula Three series in 1984 and 1985, then third in 1986. His Formula One break came in 1987 when he drove the unwieldy Osella. His fortune was better in 1988 with a Scuderia Italia Dallara. Staying on for 1989, he took fourth place at Monaco and was then running fifth at Phoenix (having been second earlier on) when team-mate Andrea de Cesaris tipped him into the wall.

Alex moved to Arrows in 1990, but it was not a success. Staying with the team, now renamed Footwork, he found his chances were hampered by heavy and uncompetitive Porsche engines and then by a jaw-breaking road accident. He qualified only twice on his return. Just when he thought it could get no worse, it did: he joined the new Andrea Moda team for 1992. He quit after two races and elected to race in touring cars in Italy and Spain.

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

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