Stefano Modena  Italy

  • Full name Stefano Modena
  • Birth date May 12, 1963
  • Birthplace Modena, Italy
  • Current age 50 years 343 days
  • Teams Brabham, Euro Brun, Jordan, Tyrrell
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1987 Brabham 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1988 Euro Brun 16 12 0 0 5 11 0 0 15 0 0 0 -
1989 Brabham 16 16 0 1 5 3 0 0 7 0 0 4 18
1990 Brabham 16 16 0 0 7 5 0 0 10 0 0 2 17
1991 Tyrrell 16 16 0 1 9 2 0 1 2 0 0 10 8
1992 Jordan 16 12 0 0 4 6 0 0 12 0 0 1 17
Total 81 73 0 2 30 2 0 1 2 0 0 17
Race Circuit Date
First race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 15, 1987 Race results
Last race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 8, 1992 Race results
Profile

A splendid year in Formula Three - when he impressed the grand prix community in the support race at Monaco in 1986 - marked him as a man to watch, and he won the Formula 3000 title at his first attempt in 1987. However, his first three years in Formula One were with tail-end teams, and it was not until he joined Tyrrell in 1991 that his ability became clear.

The car was not quite as good as he expected, however, and, after a great performance at Monaco, when he qualified second to Ayrton Senna, and a superb second in the next race at Montreal, Stefano faded badly. Despite this disappointment, he was signed up to drive for Jordan in 1992, but the project dramatically failed to gel, and Stefano's Formula One career came to an end. He later shone in touring cars, finally showing the speed that people always knew he possessed.

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

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