Mauricio Gugelmin  Brazil

  • Full name Mauricio Gugelmin
  • Birth date April 20, 1963
  • Birthplace Joinville, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  • Current age 51 years 103 days
  • Teams Jordan, Leyton House, March
World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1988 March 16 16 0 0 8 4 0 0 5 0 0 5 13
1989 March 16 15 0 1 5 3 0 0 6 1 0 4 16
1990 Leyton House 16 11 0 0 5 6 0 0 10 0 0 1 18
1991 Leyton House 16 16 0 0 8 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 -
1992 Jordan 16 16 0 0 5 7 0 0 8 0 0 0 -
Total 80 74 0 1 31 3 0 0 5 1 0 10
Race Circuit Date
First race Brazilian Grand Prix Jacarepaguá April 3, 1988 Race results
Last race Australian Grand Prix Adelaide November 8, 1992 Race results
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A friend of Ayrton Senna, Mauricio followed him to Britain. Echoing Ayrton's moves, he drove for West Surrey Racing in Formula Three and won the 1985 title plus the Macau Grand Prix. West Surrey decided to move up to Formula 3000 with Mauricio in 1986, but this proved a disaster.

Mauricio transferred to the works Ralt team in 1987 and won first time out, but dropped to fourth overall by year's end. However, this was enough to earn him a Formula One drive for 1988 with the Leyton House March team.

For the next four years Mauricio was synonymous with the team's aquamarine colours. Results were mixed, but highlights included third place in Brazil in 1989 and running second in France behind team-mate Ivan Capelli in 1990 before retiring. Then Capelli fell back to second right at the end. The team folded and so Mauricio moved to the new Jordan team for 1992, but the Yamaha engine was gutless and this sounded the death knell of Mauricio's Formula One career. He headed off to become an Indy Car regular and a race winner in 1997.

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

Profile

Grand ami d'Ayrton Senna, Mauricio Gugelmin suit les traces de son compatriote. Il court en Formule 3 dans la même équipe que Senna deux ans plus tôt. Il réussit des bons résultats dans sa Ralt, remportant le championnat avant de passer en Formule 3000.

Après deux saisons dans cette catégorie, il intègre la F1 et l'écurie March en 1988. Un seul podium pour lui en cinq ans, chez lui au Brésil en 1989. Il effectue une dernière année décevante en 1992 chez Jordan avant de partir en IndyCar.

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July 9, 1989

Mauricio Gugelmin lands in the middle of the first corner after hitting the back of Thierry Boutsen's car

     

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